Monday, June 30, 2008

In honor of me...

I had some friends who did this recently. And, since I'm 30 as of today, it seems appropriate for me as well.


30 things I've learned in the last 30 years (not exhaustive):


1. Cheerios are awesome. Anytime of the day or night.

2. When someone has hurt your feelings, 99 times out of 100 they did not do it on purpose. People are basically decent.

3. I like presents. Give them to me.

4. Watching TV doesn't turn your brain to mush. Sometimes its actually quite stimulating. You just have to be picky.

5. Friends really are the spice of life. Its not just a saying.

6. If its not the end of the world, it will be okay. Even still, the end of the world will probably work out for the best too.

7. The Lord's time frame is best. If things had worked out the way I thought I wanted, it would be a lesser life.

8. Nothing in the world is better than a spouse that loves you more than anything else in the world.

9. I don't like crowds. Crowds make me grouchy. Unless I am at Disney World.

10. I LOVE DISNEY WORLD!!!

11. Its okay that people know that my faith/religion are the center of my world. If thats irritating to anyone else, its not my fault.

12. Compromising my standards to make others comfortable does not elevate them, but it does diminish me.

13. It kinda irritates me when people celebrate fidelity in marriage. I don't feel like it should be such a victory when someone does what everyone promises to do anyway.

14. It doesn't matter how old you get. When you're sick, you want to complain to your mom.

15. All the people in the world who are trying to be different than everyone else are just like each other.

16. All the people who told me when I was younger that the fact that I loved to read would pay off were right.

17. Holding a grudge is too hard and takes too much effort. I'd rather just be happy.

18. Thanksgiving is not complete without the appropriate stuffing.

19. My family's stuffing recipe is the only appropriate stuffing.

20. Life can be lived without a cell phone. I know this, because I've made it to 30 without one.

21. Zelda will always be my favorite video game, whatever the version of Nintendo it is.

22. I'm not a 'pet person'. I like animals, and I usually enjoy other people's pets. I don't want them in my home.

23. You can never have too many hobbies. Busy hands are happy hands.

24. Scrap booking is NOT one of my hobbies.

25. After saying for many years that I wanted to live somewhere where it was warm for all or most of the year, it turns out I really don't love it. I need all four seasons distinctly.

26. Its okay to be different from me. Its okay if you believe different things and see the world differently. Really, with billions of people on the earth, its totally unrealistic to expect otherwise.

27. No matter how crazy my family is, they are still my best friends and the people that I know care most about me in this world.

28. My sister knows me better than anyone else alive. We have walked the same paths. She has known me all of my life (literally) and always sees me as I am.

29. Saving up for a long time to buy something, and then paying cash for it and having it just be yours, is the best feeling ever.

30. My life good. So good.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

I Want a New Drug...

Its been an eventful week. Early in the week, probably Sunday night, my 'morning sickness' was so bad that I wasn't taking in any fluids or food. This is about when I finally started to think, "Maybe this isn't normal. Maybe something is more wrong than morning sickness." These feelings were confirmed when I woke up Tuesday morning around 3am and was puking every 45 minutes or so. Oh, and the bile was tinted pink with blood (sorry, I know that's gross). I got on the internet and found out that my body was telling the truth.



Hyperemesis Gravidarum



Here was my epiphany at 4:30am Tuesday morning, "I'm not supposed to be throwing up 10 times a day?!?!"



So, after a series of events I ended up at the ER Tuesday night because of the constant puking and dehydration. Sure enough, the doctor there recognized the hyperemesis. So, I got a new drug, Zofran. And its working wonders. I still feel nauseated all the time, but I haven't thrown up in a day and a half. I've been drinking lots of water and juice and everything.



I've been wondering why I've seen other women who complain of morning sickness go about their daily business. Like, they can all still function like normal people. I have not been functioning like a normal person, and now I know that this is a reason for that. But I think it will get better. Because of the blessed Zofran.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

An Announcement...

I've decided its time to share the good news! After a couple of years of trying, we're finally having a baby!!!


I'm 12 weeks pregnant today, so we're expecting our bundle of joy towards the end of December.


And now that you know, I also get to tell you about how sick I've been for the last 5 or 6 weeks. Sick ALL THE TIME! I have been so nonfunctional its crazy. I feel bad for everyone who has had to pick up all my slack--especially my husband, who has done all of the cooking, laundry, cleaning, etc. Its a good thing he's such a wonderful person.


I've tried everything to not be sick, but nothing really works long term. I've been feeling pretty sorry for myself. Especially when trying to get up the energy to shower in the morning. Or tweeze my eyebrows. I just want to stay in bed all day most days.


Now that I'm 12 weeks I've got high hopes that the next couple of weeks will bring more wellness so that I can really start enjoying this pregnancy with some serious shopping!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Tagged - 4 things

Tagged by the lovely Whitney.


Four Jobs I've had:


  1. Research/Office Assistant

  2. Administrative Manager

  3. Grant Writer

  4. Eternal Student


Four Movies I've watched more then once:


  1. Lord of the Rigns (triology)

  2. Harry Potter (series)

  3. Dead Poet Society

  4. Girls Just Wanna Have Fun


Four Places I Have Lived:


  1. Tallahassee, FL

  2. Boise, ID

  3. Provo, UT

  4. Westford, MA


Four TV Show I watch:


  1. So You Think You Can Dance

  2. Big Brother

  3. Next Food Network Star

  4. Top Chef


Four Places I've been:


  1. St. Marteen

  2. Cancun

  3. Paris

  4. Hawaii


Four People Who Email Me Regularly: (Do facebook messages count? Cause otherwise I don't really have four people that email me regularly.):


  1. Mom

  2. Sonya

  3. Ann Marie

  4. Sarah


Four of My Favorite Foods:


  1. Chocolate

  2. Rice

  3. Strawberries

  4. Peanut Butter


Four Places I'd Like to Visit (I copied this entire list from Whitney. There aren't many places in the world I don't want to see, so these four are as good as any.):


  1. Italy

  2. England

  3. Austrailia

  4. China (the list goes on and on)


Four Things I'm Looking Forward to This Year:


  1. Turning 30!

  2. Buying new furniture

  3. The Holiday Season (I look forward to it every year.)

  4. Breaking Dawn book and the Twilight movie! (Also copied from Whitney. We are kindred spirits.)


Four People I Tag:


  1. Camille

  2. Abby

  3. Jenn

  4. Debra


One last quote from Whitney: Anyone can do this you know. Anyone.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Goodness me...

I went to Barnes Noble yesterday and picked up a special edition of a book I already own. Of course I wasn't going to own two copies of the same book... that would be silly. But I needed to spend time with said book because it included the first chapter of this:




Such a teaser. A wonderfully delightful teaser. I can't wait.



In other news, I keep forgetting to blog about the fun that William and I had last week-end. We went to the Fort Walton Beach area where our friend Sonya's family lives. We stayed with her parents' house on the beach (they were out of town) and had a fantastic time. The highlight (and lowlight) of the trip was going deep sea fishing. It was super fun because William and David caught tons of fish (will post pictures later, they are still on the camera), the scenery and water were beautiful, and it was a very nice day. Of course, it was also pretty miserable since Sonya and I spent a great deal of time leaning over the side of the boat emptying our stomachs. We both got super seasick. And now we've bonded in a way that most friends don't get to experience.

Either way, the whole day was still super fun and the whole week-end was just a blast. It was so nice to get away, relax, hang out with friends... play their Wii. Which, in fact, we loved so much that William went out and bought one yesterday. Now we are proud Wii owners, and will likely be quite consumed with that for awhile.

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