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Monday, January 21, 2008

Seriously? What did I accomplish this weekend?

Warning: Long post basically about the back button if you want...I won't be offended.

Okay, so I had a three day weekend...thanks Dr. King. So, I had all of these plans to do things...I had all these things that I wanted to get accomplished. Here is my original list:
1. Finish laundry - took me all 3 days, but got it done
2. Clean bathroom - got it done
3. Put away skinny girl clothes and replace them with fat girl clothes - did not get it done...denial? Maybe
4. Dust - if you consider running my hand along various surfaces, then yes...if you have higher standards, then no.
5. Vacuum - yes!
6. See girlfriends from college - yes!
7. Spend quality time with Bill - no...he's being neglected lately...still, he's the best husband in the world and I can't stop telling him that.
8. Make phone calls to family - I think some, but not all.
9. Watch "The Departed" (we've had it for 2 weeks) - nope.
10. Walk the dog - once...too freaking cold!
11. Have breakfast with my friend ( jealous!) - yes!
12. Start new book (A Thousand Suns - or something like that) - yes!

Okay, so here's how the weekend actually went. Friday night, exhausted and sick...went to bed early. I think I was asleep by 9:30 - such a party girl! Saturday morning...wanted to sleep in, but the dog and her big floppy ears that she loves to shake right at 8:00 am woke me up right on time. I forced breakfast down, started the laundry, and got ready to see my girlfriends from college. That was a really good time...three of them already have kids ranging in ages from 5 years old to 9 months. It's so nice to see them progressing and even nicer that I'm actually joining the ranks of other pregnant people (still hard to say that). It was also nice to hear about the items that we'll be able to borrow rather than buying two of everything...apparently kids go through things really quickly...good to know.

I drove home (exhausted b/c I missed my afternoon nap)...God, I'm like a geriatric. I didn't feel well and didn't want to eat dinner, so Bill was worried about me. I just don't feel like I can get a full meal down! So, I try to eat small healthy snacks. I, again, was in bed by 10:00 - so much for quality time with Bill. The good news? While I was gone that day, Bill had already put a coat of paint on the babies' room. We had picked out the paint for that room already given the numerous contingency plans that infertiles have...that was going to be our office if we didn't get pregnant.

Yesterday, I was having breakfast with a good friend who retired from my school last year. I truly miss having her around on a daily basis, so I was happy that we could get together. Even though we were going out for breakfast, I had to eat a's like a constant tail-gate around here. I ate, showered, and started to get ready when the sickness passed after 10 minutes (knock wood), but I was still a little late. Breakfast was great...caught up on a lot of stuff and just enjoyed some time being able to talk openly. Get home and sick again! I laid on the couch for the better part of yesterday...let me mention that it's freaking freezing here and I am not a good cold weather person...I hibernate like the best of them. So, that's what I did! Bill spent his afternoon putting the second coat of paint on the babies' room (don't know where he gets the energy from) and going to the gym. Then it was football time.

The Patriots game wasn't that surprising, but the big surprise? My freaking NY Giants are going to the Superbowl!!! That was so great!!! Who would have thought we would get this far when the season opened so pathetically??? So, I'm psyched that for once, I'll actually have some interest in the Superbowl...maybe I'll get some non-alcoholic beer to celebrate.

Today I got up and felt like crap. I think I actually made myself sick b/c I laid in bed to see part of the Today the Today Show. I struggled through breakfast and sat here until it was time to take my car in for service...hence, no shower yet. The comfy chairs were unavailable at the service place, but I managed through and it only took 45 minutes...started my book (check something else off the list). I rushed home to wait for the Fedex man b/c Bill is waiting for his newly repaired X-box (this would be the final delivery day) and they had already come. I was so, I went out and bought myself McDonald's for lunch...I know, bad, naughty, not good, but I'm going with some advice from a friend...she would allow one day a week her cheat day and would have what she wanted...she would be good for the rest of the week and get it all out on that one day. I've been angelic in terms of eating, so I am not going to beat myself up too, I only got a medium fry! Then I laid on the couch for a few hours and got up just in time for my manicure...ate Saltines on the way and hoped that I could make it through and I did! Victory!!! Now, I'm back on the couch watching Judge Judy (one of my white trash luxuries) and wishing that I could have a Panera Bread salad delivered to me...craving? Maybe. Oh...almost forgot...the Fedex guy actually drove by my house again to see my car in the driveway and actually delivered the package! Gotta love nice people!

I don't know why this is so long...maybe b/c the only people I spoke to today were my husband, my mother, and my manicurist...You Lee...don't get me wrong...all great company, but I guess I had a lot to get out! At this point, I'm going to look for something else to eat...getting sick of coming up with things...weird, huh? Also, getting tired of coming home and changing into sweats as soon as humanly possible. Bill just called and is bringing home a chicken burrito from Baja Fresh...LOVE him! I can eat chicken from other places...just not our own home. I'm a freak of nature! Okay...gotta post this before I write any other boring shit. Have a good one!