Not sure what these are
Not sure what these are, they are too heavy to float, but they look like surf boards. They have legs under them like a very tall table. I think they are some sort of surf training tool. If you would like one or both of them, please let me know if you would like them.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Not sure what these are
Monday, July 27, 2009
Well, the reason it took me so long is because, well, how excited can you be when you save $76.50 the first time, and only $74 the second time? Oh, wo is me!
We got an $80 set of curtains for $6. It was pretty awesome.
Also, in other news, we have less than a week until we can start moving into the new place!!! This makes me feel like this:
Except, I feel modestly dressed.
Also, congratulations to Stephen and Ashton Jenkins on the arrival of their sweet little boy, Samuel Martin Jenkins! Their blog is to the left for anyone who wants to see a cute baby.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Well, ok, if you say so. Thanks for the second coupon! We will be visiting you tonight. Be prepared.
Monday, July 20, 2009
We go there probably twice a month on average and see a lot of the same employees. However, we've never really made a connection with any of them.
Or so we thought.
When we got seated on Saturday, friendly Cherie (thank heaven for name tags) came over to fill out waters and said "It's about time you guys got in here again!" We both looked at each other with wide eyes and kind of laughed along with Cherie. She went on to have me "remind her" when I was due and what gender our baby was and told us to be sure to let her know when the baby comes, and she'll stop by!
Justin and I couldn't help but just stare at each other when she left. Here are our two thoughts, and you can let me know which you think is more likely.
Possibility 1: Angie's doesn't have that many people who are "regulars" so showing up twice a month is enough to be recognizable. When considering this option, keep in mind that Angie's motto is "Where the Locals Eat!" and the place is almost always hopping with customers.
Possibility 2: Cherie had us confused with some other couple expecting a child, say from her ward or something, who she actually knows.
I am still torn. I know I have seen Cherie almost every time we've been there, but I didn't think that our associations thus far would have qualified in any way as being memorable. But part of me thinks it would be kind of fun to be a regular. So I guess the only way to know for sure is to make sure I don't forget Cherie's name (again, thank heavens she has a name tag), and see how she reacts the next time we're there.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Want to read about the things he's invented? Good luck. But you can try here.
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Those of you who have not yet had the pleasure, then consider yourself warned for when/if that day comes.
I was completely unprepared for, and am still in complete shock about how LARGE your feet and ankles can become due to water retention.
I literally had no idea that it was even humanly possible for a person of regular weight and bone structure to have ankles like the ones I now possess. I mean seriously.
It feels like my skin is about 10 sizes too small for the foot that I'm trying to fit in it. And let's be honest, it looks about that great, too.
So future mothers, beware of the cankles. Embrace them if you've got them (because they aren't going away, it turns out), and count your blessings if you don't. If you end up blessed with them, just spend as much time as possible with your feet well above your head (difficult with large belly) and in cold water (difficult with feet above head).
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Monday, July 06, 2009
As if that wasn't fun enough, many of you know how well my body likes to give up blood for tests (NOT WELL). I suppose my body figures it works hard to make that blood and isn't going to just give it to whoever sticks a needle in me first. At least I don't have to worry much about bleeding to death.
Anyway, in preparation for today's draw, I spent the last week drinking about as much water as my body could handle. Last night I made myself a little sick drinking so much water. But this morning, I had the quickest, easiest blood draw I have EVER experienced- 3 little vials in probably 30-40 seconds. It was INCREDIBLE. I was ecstatic. And let me tell you, it is worth having to pee every 10 minutes if it means you don't have to get stuck 3 times for your bloodwork.
Additionally, I learned that my blood pressure raises and falls very quickly with minimal activity changes. My systolic blood pressure dropped 22 points (numbers? blood presure units? Melissa Maughan, you should know.) within about a 5 minute period of time (walked down hall, took first reading, sat for 7 minutes, took second reading). Diastolic pressure dropped 10 points. Maybe this is normal, and I just have no idea. And yes, you can all be impressed that I know the terms systolic and diastolic AND that I even know that the systolic one is the number on the TOP. That is the kind of information my brain retains. Not the kind of information that tells me where I put my keys. NO, it can't retain that information CAN IT?!
But I can't get mad at my body, because I am still so proud that I was able to fill 3 vials in 30 seconds with only one poke. Seriously, it was amazing.