Friday, August 28, 2009

The light at the end of the tunnel

This morning's doctor's appointment was pretty stellar. I only gained a pound over the last two weeks, which means the baby did all the gaining and not me. My blood pressure was lower than it has been at the last three or so appointments. The baby is head down. I was measuring 37cm instead of 36cm (so kind of a week ahead, though he still said 37cm is normal for where I'm at :) ).

And, he said that I can have as many contractions as I want, and to come in if they start getting really regular or close together. Not because they would be worried, but because they will let me have our baby! That's right folks, no more stopping labor! WAHOO!

I can't get too excited. There was no indication that I was going to go into labor imminently at all, so I'm still planning on making it to 40 weeks (and probably beyond), but still, that's a pretty exciting thought! I could have a baby any day! Send good thoughts our way for a healthy little one!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Remember that couch?

Remember that couch from 2 posts back? The beautiful blue couch? The one we bought for $18 at a garage sale last summer?

We sold it last night for $25. That couch made us money.

It's only fair for how uncomfortable it was.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


The designer of the future Taylorsville City Hall Veteran's Memorial!

Wow! How dishy is he?
Justin entered the competition to design a Veteran's Memorial at the Taylorsville, Utah City Hall in March. Last month, he was informed he was one of the 3 finalists. He went in and interviewed toward the end of July and found out today that his design got chosen as the winner! They'll be discussing details at an upcoming meeting, so that's about all we know right now. But basically, he's as good as rich and famous : ) He'll be a guest of honor at the unveiling and his name will forever be a part of the memorial. Pretty cool! Congratulations, Justin!

Monday, August 24, 2009

These are not "You Suck at Craigslist" ads

These are our ads. We are selling two things. A car and a couch. Both for CHEAP. Please buy them from us.

Clean Couch- Great Condition - $30 (Logan)

Date: 2009-08-24, 7:26PM MDT
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This couch has been great for us, we just got a different one. It's really clean and the fabric is not at all worn-looking. It's 86" long. Great for a college apartment or new family. Pillows not included. Make us an offer!

  • Location: Logan
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
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1989 Nissan Maxima-Only 137,700 miles! - $1000 (Logan)

Date: 2009-08-24, 10:19PM MDT
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This car has been great for us. It's extraordinarily reliable and has only 137,668 miles! Hasn't been in an accident and it passes safety every year no problem (no emissions in Cache County, but it passed emissions in Provo every year we were there). It's never broken down on us and we've kept up with tires/maintenance and such. It has power windows and locks and an alarm system (pretty hip for an '89!). The A/C and heater don't work, but they could both be fixed! Rest of it works great. We put in a CD player. Great car. KBB $1235 in fair condition. Asking $1000 even.

(Also, the license plate isn't smashed, those are just my sweet photo-editting skills).

  • Location: Logan
  • it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
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Reasons I haven't blogged in a while...

1. Moving takes a lot of time and effort. It is enough to practically break a pregnant body, and apparently, also enough to make your husband throw his back out while washing his feet in the shower (this really happened to Justin while we were moving).
2. We went to San Jose, CA for 4 days.
3. We went to the Antiques Roadshow while there and found out we are NOT rich, so I have had to continue my day job.
4. We've had to unpack all the stuff we moved in to our house (still a work in progress).
5. We might be selling our old car tonight (I know. Someone actually approached us about WANTING to buy our 1989 Nissan Maxima. It is a miracle) and I had to draft paperwork and figure out how on earth you actually sell a car (turns out, it's not that hard).
6. We had to go to Kohl's again since we received another $10 off coupon just before we moved (I know! The luck!). But we only saved $36 this time, so it’s not anything too exciting. Also, I tried to have them change my address so I could continue to receive their "ads and promotions" (as I put it), but they had no idea how they had my address or where it was on file. So unfortunately, they have no idea how to get my sweet coupons to my new address.
7. My belly button has not decided to magically re-appear, nor have my giant elephantitis legs, ankles and feet decided to go back to normal. Those are pretty much the only things that could cause such euphoria that I would be forced to drop everything else and blog about them.

Many blog-worthy things, but so little time! I hope to update soon!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Why did you have to leave me?

Oh bellybutton. We have shared 22 good years together. I kept you clean and free from lint the whole time. I never even exposed you to the elements, but kept you safe and warm behind warm sweaters and comfy t-shirts. I thought you and I would last forever. Over the last few months, you started to lose a little bit of your depth, but as the weeks wore on and you were still there, I thought you might be able to make it the short 7 more weeks. But then, on Saturday, you suddenly left me. You gave me no warning, I just looked down, and you were gone. You left no reminder, just a big empty spot on my belly, and a big empty spot in my heart. I just wanted you to know that I cherished our time together, and have the utmost respect for you for hanging out for the last 33 weeks under almost constant strain. I hope you can find it in your heart to come back 7 weeks from now. I promise to take good care of you.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

But do they come in pink for me?

Oh yeah!
Thanks, DI, for keeping us on top of the latest trends in over-stuffed, homemade footwear. I think $4 is a completely reasonable price to keep us fashion-saavy! Please alert me when you get in a women's pair.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Goodbye TV

I never used to think I cared much for watching TV. When I was at home in New York, we didn't have cable, so our five channels got boring pretty fast. Combine that with the fact that anything that is the least bit interesting is on during the week, and that we were only allowed to watch TV on the weekends (hello GOLF!), and my desire for TV was pretty much nil.

Then introduce college. I think we pretty much devoted our freshman year to watching the OC, and that's about all I can remember. Sophomore year was a blur, with a smattering of TV involved, I'm sure. Then came the pink house. We had free cable. There are a LOT of weird shows on when you have 150 channels.

Then Justin and I got hitched. Hello BYU cable. Roughly 5 channels, and then every foreign language channel you can think of. Not the greatest, but it was OK.

Then we moved to Logan. Oh Logan. We got Comcast for a measly $10 a month (introductory rate for 12 months). For the first time, I actually followed shows week to week. We watched the Simpsons (6:00p and 10:35p) and Seinfeld (6:30 p and 10:05 p) daily I watched a whole season of the Bachelor, for pete's sake. American Idol was a weekly favorite, and then So You Think You Can Dance... actually typing all this out, I can see how much it was.

Now that we're moving and looking at losing what income I was bringing in, we decided that we were being sissies about it and didn't need TV at all, and that we would bid farewell to television entirely. I made the call this morning and even managed to resist the sales guy's offer of letting me keep the $10/mo. price for another year (you know how I am a sucker for deals!). The cable goes down tomorrow. We (I?) hope to watch our last episode of Seinfeld tonight at 10:05p and then, that will be it. In my head, I am already missing the shows I have made a habit of watching, but then I am ashamed to admit I've become so addicted! It will be good to give it up. I think I will be surprised by how many other chores/projects I can get done.

So, so long TV. It has been, as they say, Comcastic.