Saturday, May 26, 2007


Hey! Good news! I've made it four whole days without puking! Okay, three and this morning... Which basically means four. I'm so glad...

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Type A?

So this thing said I have type A personality... Not quite sure that is true, but I did think it was interesting. Actually, I think it's wrong... Wonder what would happen if I retook the test?

You Have A Type A- Personality

You are one of the most balanced people around
Motivated and focused, you are good at getting what you want
You rule at success, but success doesn't rule you.

When it's playtime, you really know how to kick back
Whether it's hanging out with friends or doing something you love!
You live life to the fullest - encorporating the best of both worlds

A New Way to Shower

Next Saturday, I'm going to a bridal shower for an old friend of mine and his fiance. I always tend to get carried away with the packaging of shower gifts. I find the presentation to be the most fun part of giving away a gift. This time around, I had an extra jolt of creativity for some unknown reason and decided to make a "bouquet" of utensils in a nice vase, topped off with ribbons and bows. I am quite pleased with the results and here after will probably be stuck in a rut, as far as shower gifts go. After all, many lovely things can be put in a vase to resemble flowers. In this vase is a spaghetti scoop, ladle, fish turner, spatula, some kind of fork, a spoon rest and a sink mat. I have thought about sticking some real flowers in there too, but I don't know how much room I have left for much greenery. Anyway, I think it was a stroke of "genius" and may even be the star of the show... Okay, probably not... But it did turn out nice. How do you like it?

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

My Love

Isn't he so sweet?

A Story About String

Louis, the cat, has learned an important lesson this week (hopefully). Eating string is bad for you. On Saturday he found a roll of string on the table. First off, he should not be on the table. He knows this is against the rules. Second, he should not knock the string onto the floor. Third, cats (or any other creature) should not eat string. Yes, I know... I should've put the string away in a safe place. But the table usually is a good place to leave things unattended... Except babies and important things like that. Anyway, Monday night Louis came running like a mad-man out of the basement, where his litter box is kept. Hmmm. The poor little guy had a string, about three inches long, hanging out of his rear. No wonder he was distraught. We tried to help him out but the string wasn't going to be pulled out with gentle tugging and we knew better than to try anything more than gentle tugging... Especially since he cried when we tried. This wasn't going to be good. I knew string could be very bad for cats but it was after 8:00pm and all the vets in the area are closed. While Adam is trying to help our little Louis, who is now walking around kinda funny, I call around to find out what we should do. Then Louis is throwing up is the basement... Not good. I might cry...Except I had just gotten through to the emergency vet place in Rochester and I had to explain what was up to the nice lady who knew what to do. Which wasn't much, except to monitor his eating, pooping and throwing up. (We didn't want to see anymore of the latter.) He seemed a bit better after puking and we decided to wait till morning to see how he was. Adam was pretty sure I should take him to the vet in the morning, so after calling around to different vets (because we don't have one yet) I finally found one who could see him in the morning. They poked him and looked in his mouth, tugged at the string and said he seemed okay, but to watch him for any puking, make sure he was eating and pooping, and call tomorrow if he wasn't doing what he should be. Or we could get an x-ray to make sure there was no bunching in the intestines, for only $80. I opted for the watching option. Running short on time, as I was supposed to be at work at 10:00, I left the poor little cat (who was now very grouchy because of being poked and prodded) at my Mom's house. Turned out, he was very naughty at Mom's and hissed and growled at everyone. So he had to be locked away in my parent's bedroom.When I came to get him, I was quite disappointed to see he hasn't eaten or gone potty and is very agitated with everyone, including me. But after bringing him home, he seemed to settle down quite a bit... Especially after a long cat nap behind his favorite chair. After more absence of poop in the litter box and only a couple bites of food all evening, I was expecting to have to go back the vet today and have the expensive x-ray taken. But after Adam woke up this morning he called a cheerful greeting of "Louis is okay!" to me, who was still in bed. So take heart. String does not always mean expensive lab testing, surgery or x-rays. Sometimes you must just wait the string out. Even if it is almost ten inches long.

Friday, May 11, 2007


I feel like I'm not doing something that I'm supposed to. Here I am, nearly 16 weeks pregnant, and I just sit around like it's not really happening. Is there something I should be preparing for that I am neglecting? Sure, I know that in less than 30 weeks I'll have a little baby to feed, clothe, cuddle, clean, kiss, etc... But what am I missing? What should I be doing now to prepare for this momentous occasion? Is it okay just to relax and take it easy at the moment? I don't even know what a "birth plan" is or if I should be planning for one yet. So here I am, asking for your help. Remind me of what I am not doing that I should be. Besides trying to prevent puking in the morning. Of which, today I was a failure. What were you doing when there was 24 weeks to go? How did you get ready to become a Mommy and take that baby home with you?

Thursday, May 10, 2007

A Growing Baby

Isn't it amazing? I am fascinated by the fact that I have a little child growing inside of me... Each day getting a little bigger and developing new senses. My baby is fifteen weeks old this week and now has adult taste buds. I hope he or she likes chicken! I once again heard the heartbeat at the doctor's office yesterday and I scheduled for the ultrasound in June. I can't believe that by the beginning of June, I'll be 20 weeks along. I still haven't felt the baby moving, but I wait anxiously for the first time. There has been moments when I thought I felt it, but it always turns out to be gas... Adam seems to be getting more excited. As he watches my tummy get bigger, I think it becomes more real to him. I can see his anticipation growing which makes me smile. Soon it will be time to put away my corduroys and capris and head to the maternity section for some pants that will fit over my belly. I bought a few shirts last week, but I'm procrastinating about buying pants... Hopefully I still have at least a couple weeks or so.

Maybe soon, I'll be cooking up some good names. How about George Fredrick or Alice Louisa?

Saturday, May 05, 2007

How Un-Romantic

Why would a husband change the desktop screen from a nice, sunny picture of himself with his wife... a very boring Sabres symbol? Even if the Sabres are the best hockey team ever...

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Home, Sweet Home

We have moved out and moved in. Said Goodbye and not yet said hello. No one round here makes cakes for their new neighbors. My friend Emily said she made a cake for her new neighbor when she was a kid. Guess I never made a cake for my new neighbors either... I haven't had many chances yet though.

Soon it will be time to till for the garden and plant my purple carrot seeds. They take 70 days to grow... I wonder if they will have enough time to grow?

Anyways, I'm much too busy to blog at the moment... Things to do, places to go and people to meet. But we here and our net is up and running. I'll take visitors anytime because I love guests!