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The White Stuff

Filed under: Pets,Such is Life,Weather — Amy @ 5:18 pm

I love living in a place where everybody freaks out when it snows.   Offices close, school lets out, and there’s nobody on the road despite the lack of hazardous driving conditions.

And my dog runs around the back yard in a frantic panic because he has to poo but doesn’t want to stop long enough for the snow to stick to his feet.


Filed under: Makes Me Grumpy,Parenting,Parents,Weather — Amy @ 9:09 pm

The fact that winter is over and it never got here to begin with. And the fact that, after being accused by my mother of letting my child run around without enough clothing to keep her warm, I went out and bought lots of baby sweaters and warm outfits that are totally adorable, but she’ll never get to wear.
Because yesterday was the first of March and it was 93 °    here. Fortunately, it’s supposed to be back down in the 70’s for a while. But still.

Catching a Breath

Filed under: Pregnancy,Such is Life,Weather,Work — Amy @ 9:14 pm

I know, I know, I’m getting dangerously close to Tequila Mockingbird status, seeing that it’s been almost a month since the last posting.

But they say no news is good news, which is really the case here. Fact is, our little company is starting to really take off and the new increased business is seriously cutting into my normal blog time…hence the fact that I’m blogging on a Friday night, instead of a weekday afternoon. And no, I don’t want to hear about what that says about my social life.

In short, life has been fast and furious, and frankly I have been enjoying it that way.

Going to the doctor for weekly checkups now, as we’re nearing the end. So far, baby has moved down “into position” and I’m 1 cm dialated. I don’t think that really means anything other than “yes, I am actually going to have this baby some day.” But for now, we’ll take it.

I have informed my doctor that I am simply not interested in getting any bigger, and made it very clear to this child that if she has any desire to come before the due date, we will welcome her with open arms. Can’t wait to see my toes again. Had to inform J the other day that I simply cannot do any more dishes on account of being unable to get close enough to the sink to reach adequately.

Aw shucks.

Methinks the bosses are getting slightly anxious that I will decide to be a SAHM and not come back to work. I’m currently making very little effort to put their minds at ease. Not that I’m planning to go away, but the fact is, I want a new computer at work and have no moral objection to making them sweat a little bit in hopes that buying the computer will keep me around. Will let you know if it works.
There are three of us at the office now, since we hired Lisa to take over for me while I’m gone. That part is working out very well, and Lisa is going to be a great asset to the company. But things are growing so fast, the three of us are already constantly busy and Lisa is having to work close to full time, despite her orignal intentions of being part-time. They may have to hire somebody else to lighten the load while I’m gone. Can’t complain about success though!

Looks like we could get some much-needed rain from Rita. Hopefully it will cool things down around here. Best of wishes to those in Houston & Galveston. I can’t imagine what it would have been like to be stuck in that traffic on the way up here.

Time for a little R&R with a good Sherlock Holmes movie. Happy weekend!

April’s Fool

Filed under: Family,Makes Me Happy,Photography,Scrapbooking,Weather — Amy @ 11:10 am

I get giddy this time of year. This is the time in Texas when winter ceases and I can put away the sweaters and dark colors, but the scortching summer heat hasn’t arrived yet.
This weekend I’m dragging my family to the Dallas Arboretum to take scads and scads of pictures of budding flowers (I hope the tulips are in!) and fill several pages of my scrapbook with a collage of color. J hasn’t decided if he’s going or not, but what he doesn’t know (or won’t until he reads this) is that he’s going to be under immense pressure to go with us because I WANT A PICTURE of the two of us with some pretty flowers.
Seriously, since I’m usually behind the camera, we don’t have nearly enough pictures of the two of us. And with #3 on the way, I have a feeling that he/she will be the focus of most of the pictures taken after a certain day in October. Which I’m sure is going to make my cats happy and drive my dog crazy.
And I finally have a spare battery because I have not once gotten through an arboretum trip in which my camera hasn’t died way to early.
Don’t know why, but I’ve been a little scrap-happy recently. Sure, I always like to scrapbook but over the past couple of weeks it’s been more of an…obsession. Which is doubly unfortunate because I have run out of pictures to scrap (hence the arboretum trip) and when I’m in the mood to scrap and can’t, there’s only one thing left to do. SHOP. Yes, danger is my middle name. Found a new scrapbooking store in Frisco that is AWESOME and I could totally live there. And between weddings, new houses, birthdays, and OF COURSE, BABY, I have lots to shop for this year. Hee hee hee…
Anyway, it’s supposed to be a lovely April weekend and I plan to take full advantage of it.

Magnetic Sweater

Filed under: Such is Life,Weather — Amy @ 10:27 am
The sweater I’m wearing today is one of those pieces of clothing that attracts everything. It seems that every woman is required to own at least one of these. Whenever I wear it, I have to employ the force field to keep the pets away because touching my dog means I walk away wearing more fur on my sleeves than he has on his entire body. How does that happen??? It’s just not right to go through an entire lint brush in one day. Trips to the bathroom also require extra caution to ensure you don’t return with the roll of toilet paper stuck to your back.

So thanks to this weird stretchy material and an overabundance of static electricity, I’m a walking magnetic field, forever explaining to people that no, I’m not attempting to impersonate Labyrinth’s Junk Lady.

But I’m warm, which is what mattered to me the most when I dressed this morning. It’s supposedly going to snow today, though we’ve seen no direct signs of it thus far. I think the weatherman is just playing with my emotions.

And in other news today…actually I think these were from yesterday:

How to get fired

A New Low

Now if you’ll excuse me, I need to go release the squirrel that got stuck to my sweater on the way in this morning.

It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

Filed under: High School,Memories,Such is Life,Weather — Amy @ 4:00 pm

It’s totally raining outside the window at work. Hopefully it will let up before I have to walk out the door in thirty minutes. Oh crap, did I shut my sky roof? Yes, apparently I did. Well that was my panic attack for the day.

I found blogs for some people I knew in high school today and it sent me back. I suddenly found myself reminiscing about how messed up things were in high school. And I would wager that I had a pretty good high school experience, as they go. I can’t seem to remember anything particularly warm and fuzzy about it, but I mainly chalk that up to bad memory. There must have been something good about high school.

I think I experienced some sort of selective amnesia after hs graduation. I had to ask friends today to send me pictures of people I knew I should remember, but can’t. I don’t remember very many events, and the ones I do remember seem to always be those that involved my utter mortification…such as – well, we won’t go into that one. This isn’t a diary after all. But the list does include my best friend having seizures, a bomb threat at Prom (though that wasn’t so bad, I was ready to leave), a myriad of speech and theatre tournaments that I hated, one very messed-up relationship, and a never-ending battle with eyebrows that refused to cooperate.

I think most teenagers go through a “finding self” phase sometime around sophomore year of high school. I didn’t hit that phase until my freshman year of college, so I spent the majority of high school with a sense that everybody else knew something I didn’t. I guess that pretty much sums up my high school experience: a (quite possibly accurate) sense of cluelessness.

Perhaps that’s why I can’t bring myself to scrapbook high school. It seems that for me, life began in college.

It’s finished raining now. I love Texas rain. It’s one of the things I missed in the five years I was in the Northwest. It rains, it pours, and it’s done. Bam bam bam. Likewise, I’m done reminiscing about highschool. Soooo many better things to do with my day. Like play video games while I wait to go home.

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