Saturday, March 27, 2010

Return to Sender

I hate the U.S. mail system. I loathe it, maybe even.

I've been annoyed with the post office since we moved here, because apparently giving them a forwarding address doesn't mean they'll actually forward your mail. Because, you know, that would mean they would have to be organized or something. So tons of our mail still ends up at my in-laws and I don't know how much of our mail is still in Utah as well. Also, you have no idea how much mail we get from like the last five previous tenants of this house. Seriously. And I wonder if Shawn Arce is a real person, or if its a code name for the bills he doesn't want to get. Like Chanandler Bong. (Please tell me you know what I'm talking about here, you guys do watch Friends right?!)

So I have a very secretive secret thing I'm doing and you'll find out soon enough, but I had to mail a package yesterday. It HAD to be sent yesterday--at the LATEST. And of course, I waited until yesterday to send it. So I get to the post office, and of course the line is ridiculously long. And of course my son wants to run around like a terror, and of course I won't let him so he's screaming. I mean literally SCREAMING. And does anyone say anything, or politely pretend like its not super annoying? NO, the dumb fat guy in front of me actually turns around and stares at me all rude like. My face is bright red as I struggle to hold my son and distract him from screaming anymore. And all the while I'm standing there nobody says anything to me about the nice brown box I'm holding with the WRONG kind of tape on it. I waited in line for 30 flippin' minutes and when I finally got up there the lady says "I'm sorry I can't accept this box with this kind of tape on it." And I'm like "are you kidding me?" and she's like "you can buy some tape from us." At which point I gave her the death glare, snatched up my box and stomped out of the stupid bleeping post office with everyone staring at me like the punks they are.

And then I started crying. And called my sister to wail for awhile.

Then my mom came with some tape and mailed it for me.

Here's my question though, why the h@*l do you need to have clear tape?! Seriously, why the crap does it even matter?! And don't you think they should put that up somewhere so people actually know that?! Maybe I'm stupid and its like universal knowledge that you have to have clear tape, but I just don't understand WHY. And really could they not have just helped me out? A hugely pregnant women struggling with her three kids, waiting for half an hour, they couldn't have thrown me a bone? I seriously hate them right now. The last month of pregnancy is a scary, scary thing, don't you think?

p.s. I'm super crabby right now. (Shocking isn't it?)

p.s.s. I think one of my rib's is out of place, or cracked or something...has this happened to any of you with your pregnancies? Did they do anything for you? I need some help because I am so at the end of my rope.

p.p.s CURSE YOU POST OFFICE!! *fist shaking!*

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

It's my Party and I'll...

So its my birthday today.

Just had to throw that in there first so ya'll knew! Because really how could you just be going about your day totally unaware of what today really is!? Now you're life has more meaning. You're welcome.

What do you guys like to do for your birthday? Normally I would do something like go bowling, or play lazer tag or shopping or a movie even...but I'm 37 weeks now and yeah. Bowling? I got my own bowling ball attached to my front side. Lazer tag? Even if I could get the vest on, there's no way I could run around and duck and hide and junk. Shopping? Bah. Movie? There's nothing I really want to see right now, nor do I think I could sit comfortably through a I got nothin'.

More than anything I'm just going to finish some of the projects I've been working on, and that'll just have to be good enough.

Happy birthday to me!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Library Lacking

I hate the library.

Which is so sad because when I was a kid/tween we used to go to the library ALL THE TIME. And I loved it. We would check out books, sit in there and read, get movies like the old "Parent Trap" and do it all again the next week.

Now? Not really.

And do you know why?

First up, my son is rotten. There's just no way I'm going into a library ever again with that boy until he can SHUT UP, and I have him on a leash. All he wants to do is pull books off the shelf, and if I make him hold my hand he just screams and screams. Not so good in the library, ya know? I was so ready to hurt him, I'm not kidding.

Second reason: Nobody actually goes to the library to check out books, there were atleast 20 computers in there and every one of them was filled up with scary looking people who wanted to use the free internet. Now I don't want to begrudge anyone the internet, but seriously people. Nobody moved the whole time we were there, and we were there for awhile (yes, even with the awful two year old). And all I wanted to do was get on their computer to check to see the name of the author for a couple books and see if they were in stock. Could I do that? Nope. Like I said, I know the computers are there for people to use, but if you're not even at the library for a book at all, I don't know, it just kind of bugs me.

But everything bugs me right now, and I mean pretty much EVERYTHING. I hate the last month of pregnancy.

In other news, I have been trying to be productive and get some projects done, but everything is working against me. Mainly my children. And my body. I promise when this mess of projects actually gets somewhere to a normal state I'll post pictures or something. Maybe. I'm not making any promises.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


I had the stomach flu yesterday and I'm still feeling pretty blah. Not like I'm going to barf, but just no energy. Which sucks because my kids like literally took a box of cereal and threw it all over the living room floor. And I should probably vacuum it up, but the little one is eating it, so maybe that will take care of it before I have to lug out my heavy vacuum and put myself into labor pushing it around.

Don't you love it when you're sick? I think mom's shouldn't be allowed to get sick. Especially when you're husband is on the other side of the country and you're four weeks from having a baby. No getting sick.

So my first grader stayed home from school yesterday because I was too sick to get her ready and off to school. And can I just say that sometimes that kid is so awesome. She got the littler kids milk and breakfast and even changed two of my son's diapers! TWO! And one was even poopy and so far I haven't found any traces of poo anywhere, so looks like she did a good job! I love when kids are so sweet to you when you're sick. Like my middle daughter woke up this morning and the first thing she said to me was "mommy, are you feeling better?" and rubbed my back. So cute.

I mean, sure, thats all good and well but really it still doesn't make up for the squatting in front of the toilet at 5 am, do you know how hard that is to do at 8 months pregnant?!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Percy, What a Name

Here's the deal. I've been reading a LOT lately. Like I just read three books in the last three days. Which makes for a total of twelve books since January. Its been good this week since I've had to hold my son a lot, and I can just sit with him and read. Its also good because it helps me keep my mind from going crazy. Always a plus.

Right now, the last three books I've read are the Percy Jackson series. I have two more to go. And, obviously, I like them a lot--the author is funny and clever and its a quick read (obviously, once again). But, there are a few things that bug me. One, I hate it when there are so many questions and they could be answered but no, something comes up and you're just left hanging! Did that make any sense? Like, something totally doesn't make sense, and the character is asking whats going on, and SOMEONE knows, but they won't answer the questions and then everyone has to run off and kill a monster or something. I HATE feeling confused--I've watched enough of LOST to be done with that. I totally get that they can't spill EVERYTHING, where's the entertainment in that, but throw me a bone here please!

The other thing that bugs me specifically about these books are "the gods". I just don't like that its so hypocritical, like they say stuff like "we can't trust you Percy Jackson, you're too powerful!" ummmm, hello?! You're a GOD! And they say "your good intentions can change Percy Jackson." except you don't care at all about anything except getting laid. I don't know, I find some of it with the gods really stupid or annoying or something. And why are they having twelve year old kids fight monsters when they can freaking do it themselves?

BUT, please don't let that stop you from reading the books if you want to, honestly they're great and awesome and fun! Just wanted to get that off my chest, ahhhh I feel better now. :)

(side note: Ooh oooh! I just figured something out! The reason why we tell our kids "Oh well, life's not fair." is because we're eating chocolate and we don't want to share! Atleast thats what just happened to me and it made total sense.) :)

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Woah, that Smells BAD!

Ohhhhhh, woe is me. Woe, woe...woah. No, I'm okay. Not so much woe today!

My son caught a bug or something and has been throwing up since tuesday. He only threw up once yesterday morning, so I thought he was done; but no, 1 am last night he was up and at it again. So I want to think he's done today, but I'm scared that at some random moment he's going to turn and huck all over me. Its a great way to live. Keeps you on the edge of your seat for sure.

My house smells like barf.

The boy up chucked right by my computer chair, so now whenever I'm on the computer (and that may or may not be a LOT), I get the pleasure of smelling vomit. "Why don't you clean it up then, hmmmm?" whats that you say? Well smarty pants, I HAVE! MANY, MANY, MANY times. In fact I've sprayed so much crap and chemicals and whatnot on that spot I'm surprised I haven't made a hole there. But the smell won't go away! I think part of the problem is that since I can't stand the smell I keep spraying it and it won't dry, and I think it needs to dry to really stop smelling. But it smells so BAD! Must. Keep. Spraying.

Oh look, chocolate! Yum...

Maybe I'll go buy a small bag of kitty litter to soak up the junk and maybe that will help. But then I'd have to take the boy out in public and what if he pukes in the middle of Wal-Mart?


I think I'll spray this baby down one more time and go make some banana bread. Later!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

I Can't Even Think of a Good Title! BLAH!

Sorry I haven't been around much, I really am trying to keep up on your blogs but I haven't been logged on to comment. And I'm crazy. I mean, hormonal. And as far as blogging for me goes? I've got nothing! I have nothing to blog about! The only thing thats on my mind is my husband and having a baby.

I had a baby shower this last Saturday and it was really fun, I loved talking to friends and family and getting presents! I really need to finish getting ready for this baby. I finished reading the Hypnobirthing book and I really loved it! Such good stuff! I look at birth in a totally different way and I hope I can practice and get ready for a relaxed, not painful birth. (And to Rachel Sue, I haven't talked to too many people about it, so far within family they've all been really supportive and loved the idea so that ROCKED. My doctor did make some comment about the church says we shouldn't be hypnotized! haha I told him it wasn't like that. Otherwise, not too many weird looks. Although I can see it happening in the future!) :)

Cute huh?

My sister who put on the shower, and her super cute baby!
Yup thats me opening presents. Please look away from my double chin. Ew.

Milk and Cookies theme--too fun huh?! Lots and LOTS of cookies!!

My husband told me in a letter about a Facebook page that updates family members on what his Company is doing. There were TONS of pictures and after looking through literally hundreds of pictures, I was super frustrated because I couldn't find ANY of him! My sister called and I just broke down, so upset that I'd gotten my hopes up to see his picture and couldn't find one! After looking for another hour or whatever, I finally found ONE. It was exciting to atleast have found that one but I'm still a little sad there weren't more. :(

Thats him right there in the middle, looking tired after hiking for a long time with all his gear. 100 lbs worth of gear!

I'm feeling huge. And my back is killing me. This baby is going to be a football player or something, I swear he's trying to tackle my ribs. And I still don't have a name. Poo.

So dear friends, don't forget about me if I post less and less, its mostly because my pregnant brain has stopped working. Hopefully I'll be back full throttle after this baby comes and I'll have lots of fun stuff to share! Miss you all!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Rambling...blah, blah, blah

I've been pretty busy this week. In a really good way. I've been working on projects and getting stuff done and I feel good about it! Right now I'm totally stoked because I finally broke down and bought a new computer!!

Our old computer was a cheapy Dell we bought about six years ago. It hated us. And it was time to upgrade, especially since I take so many pictures I had used up all the space.

So I didn't get just any computer. I got a MAC!! And its fantastic. The end. Run out and get one NOW, you won't regret it!

I've also made two pillows... and went grocery shopping. And had my brother in law put together a book shelf, and then I put the books in it. And I got paint to paint my crib--so excited! And I went to the doctor yesterday (yup, still a baby in there), and I took down the old computer and set up the new one...and I think there's more but yeah! I've been busy.

I've also read three books in the last week. And I just have to say, the HypnoBirthing book is actually pretty amazing. I love it, and would totally recommend it to anyone who wants to have a natural birth. Really good stuff! (Oh, and take the classes too, that would work extra good.)

I'm ready to strangle my children. Why oh why oh WHY can they not just be somewhat sane for thirty minutes or something?! I really could use a vacation. Really.

My mind is completely over-saturated. I think about all the stuff I need to do, want to do, should do and HAVE to do; and I am completely overwhelmed. I think "I'm going to do this today..." and that leads into something totally different, that reminds me I need to do this, and so on and so forth. I need to just get organized and start making more lists. (I currently have three calendars on my fridge and about five lists going, but its bound to start coming together right?) I can hardly read blogs anymore because my brain is so on "GO GO GO!!" I can't seem to get it to slow down enough to concentrate. It sucks. Make it stop.

And those kids too. Make them stop while you're at it.