Friday, May 28, 2010
This has been a week of phases. I am swinging from the emotional/crying phase to the irritated-at-everything phase to the nesting phase, and then back to the irritated phase. That is Marc's favorite. While he is usually the target - and doesn't like that at all - he says I am giving him great stand up material. At least we can laugh about it!
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
What Marc did have was mud and dirt - EVERYWHERE.
Monday, May 24, 2010
They started with a run and then through a tire pit, a plank walk over some water - which became a swim through the water, and a tunnel crawl. Then some more running.
Then ran up a mountiain, through a junkyard obstacle, up a cargo rope, crawled through a muddy barbed wire pit and then down a mud slide.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
On the downside, the air pressure on the plane ride to NYC caused my left foot to swell. It was amazing - I could actually feel it happening and had to loosen my tennis shoe after about 20 minutes in the air because it had gotten so big. I didn't have that problem on the flight back.
However, as we were loading the plane back to Atlanta, the lady at the ticket counter decreed that my bag was too big to carry on and would have to be checked. The same bag that fit just fine in the overhead bin on the flight two days before - and for the seven years before that!!! You just don't take a pregnant lady's bag!
So, of course, I started to cry. Because lately, I cry for no reason and can't stop. This has not been Marc's favorite part of the pregnancy; it ranks only slightly higher that the first trimester gagging and nausea.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
We felt like we were experts this year, since this was our second trip. We took the subway with no problem and got to the game with plenty of time. We knew just what we wanted to eat and drink and knew what we were looking for in the Yankees store.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
And the past few weeks have flown by, due to the typical heavy Spring workload. Between a golf tournament, commencements, trustee meetings and the Peabody awards, my days and nights have been quite full. I am looking forward to a slow week that just drags!
But the busy weeks have meant lots of time on my feet. Which leads to a swollen foot. So I've had to be careful with my shoe selection and make sure I sit more than I stand.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Back in the Fall, Marc and I had been looking at new cars, and we were looking for more room than we had in the Escape. It was fine for the four of us around town, but when we went to the beach or to a triathlon, it was a packed car with no room to move. And we knew that if we added to our family - be it a kid or another dog - we would be in trouble.
So we looked at larger SUVs, but it was a pain to get to that third row in the back seat. And there wasn't much more room. And then we looked at a minivan and realized how easy it would be for the dogs to get in and out. And how much room we would have for beach chairs or tri bikes or babies.
We had tried to negotiate with the Kia folks, but they wouldn't negotiate with us. So we were just looking around and saw a nice Nissan Quest. And then the pregnancy test came back positive. And one of the first things Marc said was we need to go get that van. So we are now the proud owners of a Nissan minivan.
Other than getting used to driving and parking a larger vehicle, it has been fabulous. It has heated leather seats - my must have - and the doors just slide open with the push of a button. And once Baby gets bigger, it has a DVD system.
And I must say, ever since we bought the van, this is the life we've led:
Monday, May 10, 2010
This is one of the first things Marc bought for Baby, and I fully expect his first words to be Go Bucks!
Friday, May 7, 2010
Last weekend my parents came over and we packed up the room we used as a storage place and brought in the crib and a bunch of toys and linens from my nephews. We are using the same dust ruffle, diaper holder and curtains that Mama made for Hudson. I just love them - so crisp and cute. We are now trying to pick a paint color. It will be a blue, but which one to pick?
And the toys are fabulous - we have every toy Baby will need until he gets into Cars and Thomas.
But now we need to find a home for all the items we were storing in the back bed room. We got rid of a lot with the garage sale and subsequent donation to the Habitat for Humanity Restore, but I need to find homes for things I don't want to give away. And while I like my house, there is very little storage space, and the attic is of no use. It is overloaded with insulation and we can't but any plywood up there. So for now, the hall is lined with diapers, the living room is full of toys and the dining room is full of stuff.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Since Marc won Athens Last Comic Standing back in November, he has gotten a lot more opportunities to perform his stand-up. Last night he went over to Augusta to perform at the Somewhere in Augusta Bar & Grill Comedy Zone.
He said it was kind of a unique setting because the front part of the room was set up to watch the comedy show while the back part of the room was set up so people could watch the playoff basketball games. (Of course his camera picked up the sound from both groups). While I've always known he was a funny guy, I'm always amazed at how well he can entertain a crowd.
So prepare to be entertained!