Tuesday, December 20, 2011

12 Posts of Christmas-ish

I planned to do 12 posts of Christmas; however, that would take self discipline for 12 straight days and I procrastinated for the first 50% of the days.  Now I'm doing 12 posts of Christmas/New Year's.  I might blame Google for making me feel like an idiot when trying to log in to my Blogger account.  I can't remember my password but Goolgle handily reminds me that my "password was changed 8 months ago, Idiot."  It would be ok if it was followed by some positive reinforcement.  (This is the expectation public school has set for me.)  But, no.  I'm forced to recover on my own and press onward with logging in.

That's beside the point, though.  Here's the First Post of Christmas-ish:

Looking forward to decorating cookies, baking, opening presents, spending time with family, snacking and snow!  I'm headed to Starbucks tonight and have all my presents wrapped and under my tree.  Lights will be plugged in as soon as I leave the office and I'll snuggle up on my couch with my husband!  Ahhhhh, 'tis the season!!  Task one of getting prepared:  baking pies/goodies.  Tonight I'll head to the store and start baking.  The Second Post of Christmas-ish will detail the cooking adventures of the season.

Until then............keep it cheery.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

My Little Love!

I recognize that the last time I posted I rambled on about pregnancy and Mary, during which I somehow made it sound like I got pregnant in a confusing way..........AWKWARD and just to clear things up - I was making reference to the fact that Mary was a VIRGIN and was not referencing myself.

Like I said....awkward.

Moving on.

I feel like the only thing I can do is talk about being pregnant, which I feel may be incredibly annoying but it is truly amazing!  I can't stop dreaming about this precious little girl and how great she is going to be.  It's breath-taking to know that there were people that possibly loved me THIS MUCH before I was even born.  Planning and waiting for a sweet baby is like nothing else I have ever done before.  I love it more than eating even.  But really, on a serious note, it's even better than bacon.  HAH - truly.  It's like nothing I've experienced nothing as consuming and wonderful as this!

On the flip side....pregnancy makes a wreck of me some days/moments.  Hormones are out of control.  Sometimes my goal is merely to make it through the next two months without absolutely causing my husband to never want to talk to me again!  Being a single mom would not be fun.  Especially right at first.

I don't have many shenanigans to report on as of late.  I promise to post the story about how I had to pregnant sprint across the dewy field in blustery Oklahoma over Thanksgiving break.  But not today.  My book is calling me.  And possibly a cup of hot cocoa.

Until next time!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Running Log, Pregnant Mary and Ramblings

If you paid any attention to my running log on the right you would take note that I've logged exactly 0 miles in a loooong time.  Let's face it: pregnant running is straight up AWKWARD.  Power walking has long since taken its place.  And, even sooner since, strolling has taken power walking's place.  That and lame, I mean, AWESOME, pregnancy work out videos that include bending down to pick up things as an "exercise".  Carrying another person in your abdomen turns out to actually be more of a work out than one would anticipate.

So you COULD say that I work out all the time.  Literally.  I'm winning again, which is beside the point, because my point is actually to share that I'm planning to run another half marathon at the end of the year next year.  I have always admired moms who run, but, going through a pregnancy adds to that adoration.

Also?  (not that it didn't mean anything before) but Pregnant Mary also has a lot more meaning after being pregnant.  If Matt suggested that I ride on a donkey for 80 miles, probably without snacks, I would tell him he was crazy, had no concern for my child or emotional state, which is shaky at best, because of all the confusion involving how I got pregnant and how I no longer have friends, not only on Facebook but in real life plus I'm retaining water and I look as big as a whale.

Giving birth in a cave?  That just adds a whole separate level of craziness.  But Pregnant Mary?  She rocked it like a champ.  What a strong woman!

Anyway, I'll be running a half next November with my good friend who is due right after me in March.  Go running moms!

'til next time!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Bows and Such

I recently taught myself to make wreath bows.  It's really easy, especially if you watch this YouTube video first and follow the directions.  It may also cause you to speak with an accent.  I have found this actually improves the overall appearance of the bow.  Don't think too highly of yourself, though.  It could result in gazing at the one you made and hung on your door, which is OK, that is, until someone catches you doing it.  Like, say, your student worker.

If you have a bare wreath in your house you have no excuse now.  I have done everything except provide you with ribbon.  If you aren't resourceful enough to obtain that, well, I can't help you.

Cheers!  'Til next time.