Wednesday, August 22, 2007

A Brief From The Life of Bethany

I know, I know. It's much too late and I should be in bed, but I am trying my best to get sleepy. Hopefully it'll hit me soon and then I'll crawl back into bed next to Adam, where I belong.

Sorry 'bout lack of news and fun things on my blog. The computer has just lost it's luster for the time being. Maybe I've got too much on my mind, or too much to do...

I've started counting down the last ten(ish) weeks of pregnancy. The baby moves quite often and it's so amazing and always makes me smile. Sometimes I can feel a little knee or hand pushing against my skin. It's pretty neat when I can distinguish which body part it is... I registered (or at least started) for my baby shower this past week. On Monday, I went out with some friends to Baby's R Us and got some pointers from a recent Mom... I enjoyed myself, although my registry still hasn't appeared online and I would love to edit some things I needlessly registered for. I also registered at Target and my Mom thinks I am silly because it's all just little things. Suppose I'll go back eventually and register for more than just baby shampoo and pacifiers. I don't think I need to register for clothes because everyone knows that babies need warm, snuggly outfits when they are born just before winter. Am I right about that? I'm feeling more prepared now for some reason... Maybe just because my thoughts are finally coming together and I feel like I am doing something, though not sure what I'm really getting done. :)

Today my Daddy came over and helped me with a few things around my house. It may not seem like a lot to him, but I sure felt the difference in having him there! Sometimes it's just nice to have someone come help you do things or even someone to talk to while you're working. We did a little painting and he helped me caulk around the molding that Adam had hung up. I'm really bad at caulking and I was so glad that I had professional caulking help! I was going to take Dad out for lunch to thank him for all his help, but I'll have to take him out again. See, what happened was we went to a restaurant owned by this fellow named Nick (Greek man in his 50's). Nick often comes to the restaurant where I work to visit my boss and he's a pretty friendly guy. So anyway, I knew the owner at the place we went for lunch. Dad and I order and were chatting when Nick walks by. He sees me and smiles... stops and says hello, then keeps walking. On his way back, he slides into the booth next to Dad, which was real funny because Dad's not the type to get too cozy with strange men he doesn't know. I'm laughing inside of myself because I know Dad isn't to comfortable having this Greek man who he doesn't know just randomly slide into the booth next to him on our lunch date. But I tried to make the best of it and made small talk with Nick while I ate my soup. Soup is good, Nick is tired, he got up too early, party house is busy on Fridays, blah, blah, blah... All the while Dad has this slightly amused look on his face because this guy is sitting next to him and having conversation with his daughter. When small talk was done and our meals came, Nick got up and left us in peace to enjoy our lunch and each other's company. When we were finished it turned out that Nick got our meal for us because it was our "first" time coming to his restaurant (I have been there before, just not that he knew of). So I owe Dad another lunch because how can I say that I took him out to lunch when I didn't have to pay?

I know this is possibly a boring post to you, but please excuse me... It is going on midnight and I should be in bed getting my beauty sleep....

7 comments:

Priscilla said...

No, it wasn't boring. I could really picture your dad's expression...just because I know him.

Shelly said...

Your posts are always fun! You never quite know what to expect. :)

gmj said...

That's the way with Greek men!! They are one of my favorite breeds, and such great dancers!!!!
It's is nice to have Daddy around to comfort you. I miss mine.

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

It wasn't boring at all! I would say you do have a lot on your mind right now with the baby coming and all. Enjoy this time!

Rachel said...

I agree...not boring at all. I can also picture the look on your dad's face, how funny!

mom said...

Thanks for dinner tonight. It was yummy! Green chile stew is one of my favorites.

Anonymous said...

GREEN CHILE STEW!!!!! HEY!...garsh golly wiz...that on top of the beautiful telephone message I get from you...I'm homesick for my children and grandchildren..GREEN CHILE STEW!!!
...AND about the grand lunch y'all had at the restaurant..what a wonderful thing that you took your dad to the restaurant..and so great to get the gift of the dinner on top of that..I hope you also really enjoyed the food..Greek for lunch..GREEN CHILE FOR DINNER..This little baby is going to know great international food before she/he is born..what a wonderful thing! I love y'all..yogramanita