$150 pack n play for $20!!!!
Monday, June 30, 2008
This year is my 10 year reunion (Go Archers!!) and I don't really have a choice if I can go or not because it's planned for August 15-17th. Considering I turn 37weeks on August 18th I'm seriously doubt my doctor would ever approve of making a 12hr drive each way for a weekend event. So sadly I must miss it. And honestly, it is sorta sad to me. Thanks to the sites like myspace i've actually been able to get in touch with people I went to school with. I just haven't been able to see most of them again since we are spread all over teh country. It would have been awesome to get together and see everyone and all that jazz.
Oh well...there is always the 20 year right??
Sunday, June 29, 2008
You may be feeling a little tired these days, especially if you're having trouble sleeping. You might also feel clumsier than normal, which is perfectly understandable. Not only are you heavier, but the concentration of weight in your pregnant belly causes a shift in your center of gravity. Plus, thanks to hormonal changes, your ligaments are more lax, so your joints are looser, which may also contribute to your balance being a bit off. Also, this relaxation of your ligaments can actually cause your feet to spread permanently, so you may have to invest in some new shoes in a bigger size.Remember those mood swings you had earlier in pregnancy? The combination of uncomfortable symptoms and hormonal changes can result in a return of those emotional ups and downs. It's normal to worry about what your labor will be like or whether you'll be a good parent. But if you can't shake the blues or feel increasingly irritable or agitated, talk to your doctor or midwife. You may be among the 1 in 10 expectant women who battle depression during pregnancy. Also let your caregiver know if you're frequently nervous or anxious.
Friday, June 27, 2008
9 cups Chex cereal (any variety)
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
Put chex in a large bowl and put aside
Place chocolate chips, peanut butter and butter into a quart-sized microwavable bowl.
Stir the ingredients together.
Microwave the mixture uncovered for a minute on "high." Stir the mix again and continue to zap in thirty second intervals until it mixes smoothly.
Add the vanilla and stir.
Pour over the cereal while stirring.
Put combination into a 2-gallon, Ziploc freezer bag.
Add powdered sugar, seal the bag and shake until distributed.
Spread mixture out on wax paper to cool and dry.
Keep refrigerated in an airtight container for storage.
My boss called me this morning to say happy anniversary which is shocking to most of us here. Usually any birthday or anniversary is forgotten until a few weeks later when he happens to glance at his calander. Our conversation went something like this...
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Yes I laughed.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
First there is the lovely triage where they get to monitor you for a bit to make sure you really are in labor, get you changed into a gown, do some initial paperwork, etc. Then there is the delivery room where you go unless it's a planned c-section. nothing special about that unless your intrigued by the transformer bed and such. Then finally there is the recovery room when you spend the 48hrs after baby arrives. No guarantee that itw ill be a private room either. They have some private but if it's really busy then people start going into the semi-private rooms which share tv's adn bathrooms and all that. Personally, I really hope there is no full moon when this babe decides to arrives. The idea of hanging otu there for a complete stranger to see.....just not enticing to me.
Course being back in the hospital on a maternity floor just makes ya realize how close it is. Only 7 more weeks till we are considered full term and he could arrive any time. With the GD and blood pressure issues it wouldn't surprise me if he were early either. And to think......we haven't even put together the nursery yet!
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Dignified and hard working. With a gentle and soft-spoken manner you have something many people don't. Patience. Even through the moments of heartbreak you're still able to hold onto all of your hopes and dreams. Bide your time; your dream will come true.
Which Disney Princess Are You?
I love using these machines and think they are a great invention.....when used properly. Here's just a few tips I'd love to give people in case they are wondering if these machines might be suitable for them as well. Any of the reasons below should be an indicator to pass up the self check out option and proceed directly to the nearest cashier.
*Your cart is so full of grocery items that you need a second and third cart to transfer the bagged items too. You'll notice the little conveyor belt on these machines is just that....little. If you can't get everything in your cart onto the conveyor so that you can use the same cart to place your bagged items...please move on The only exception to this should be when the store is very slow and anyone coming up after you can either use another machine or get through a cashier quickly.
*If you have never scanned or rung up a single item in your life on your own, especially if you are purchasing produce items which involve looking up codes. Please leave it to the professionals. Everyone gets through faster when you do this as it takes you three times longer to look for the barcode on every single item and scroll through every page of the produce list.
*If you have any items your not sure you want to purchase. Everyone has done this at some point. You get to the register and the whole time you have been debating if you really do need that new movie or what ever. When the attendant has to spend her time with only you constantly voiding items there is an issue. Especially when there are several other people using the machines with their own problems as well.
Now for those who do use the machines here are a few more tips for you as well.
*Put everything on the conveyor and then move your cart up to load it as you bag items. Seriously, having to dig through bagged items to get to the ones on the bottom takes way longer than the 2 minutes it would have taken to put them all up to begin with.
*Use both hands. Unless you have a broken bone somewhere on one arm then use them BOTH. You can get way more done this way and avoid fewer glares from people behind you.
*If you do go through with an obscenely large amount of items, and notice the person directly behind you only has 2 or 3 (and even is very obviously pregnant)....let them go ahead of you! Trust me, they will greatly appreciate it and won't be trying to think of ways to make snide remarks about your inconsiderate behavior.
*Don't let your kids scan or bag the items when the store is busy. Seriously, I'm sure they could use a learning experience but when every line is packed 10 people long, the last thing they want is you spending 20 minutes explaining to them waht a barcode is and how items should be bagged. Save it for a time when the store is slow and your not holding up a mob.
*When bagging it's pretty simple when you think about the basics. You scan item, put it in bag. System has built in weight that double checks what you scanned to make sure your not trying to scam them. So if you scan it, bag it, and pull it off immediately fo course the system isn't going to recognize it was bagged hence having to do the skip bagging button. The problem beng that after so many times the system automatically throws up an error to the attendant and locking the system from future scanning until they clear it. You'll notice that each machine comes with 2 bagging racks. For future use fill one bag then move onto the 2nd one. When the 2nd one is full pull the first one off and fill the next in line. Then go back to #2. This allows time for the scale to verify the items, you move faster, and the attendant spends less time trying to make sure you not stealing.
I think thats it for now but I'm sure I'll think o fmore lady. And to the lady with $400 in groceries who went through self check out on Saturday and peak time....shame on you! And be glad I had my 4 year old with me when you cut me off in the parking lot while leaving. I was so tempted to show you just how inconciderate you were!
Q: Should I have a baby after 35?
A: No, 35 children is enough.
Q: I'm two months pregnant now. When will my baby move?
A: With any luck, right after he finishes college.
Q: What is the most reliable method to determine a baby's sex?
A: Childbirth. Q: My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she's borderline irrational. A: So what's your question?
Q: My childbirth instructor says it's not pain I'll feel during labor, but pressure. Is she right?
A: Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.
Q: When is the best time to get an epidural?
A: Right after you find out you're pregnant.
Q: Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?
A: Not unless the word 'alimony' means anything to you.
Q: Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?
A: Yes, pregnancy.
Q: Do I have to have a baby shower?
A: Not if you change the baby's diaper very quickly.
Q: Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?
A: When the kids are in college.
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
"Director Justin Chadwick's opulent historical drama stars Natalie Portman as Anne Boleyn and Scarlett Johansson as her sister, Mary -- beautiful, ambitious sisters vying for the heart of powerful but intemperate King Henry VIII (Eric Bana). Though both women are the monarch's mistresses, only one can become his queen consort -- but at what cost? The supporting cast includes Kristin Scott Thomas and Jim Sturgess."
Monday, June 9, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Friday, June 6, 2008
"A man is charged with trying to abduct a four-year-old standing in line with his mother at an Oceanfront business
Police say Steve Vernon Fleming, 54, grabbed the boy at the Dairy Queen on Atlantic Avenue around 8:50 p.m.
The child’s mother ran after him and wrestled with the man, eventually getting her son free.
They went back to other family sitting at a table.
Fleming then allegedly tried to get the boy to leave his family, but he ran off when officers arrived. He was caught nearby.
Fleming is charged with one count of attempted abduction. "
All I have to say is that man is aweful lucky he could walk away after that mom got done with him. if it had been me....well he wouldn't have gotten a 2nd chance.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
1 1/2 lb of cubed boneless skinless chicken breast
1 package of Stove Top Stuffing
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 can of Cream of Chicken soup (I used low fat and low sodium)
1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheeseDirections:
PREHEAT oven to 400°F. Place chicken in 13x9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with garlic powder.Combine stuffing mix with 1 cup (250 mL) water. SPREAD Cream of chicken soup and then shredded cheese over chicken. Top with stuffing mixture. BAKE 30 min. or until chicken is cooked through.
Oh ya, I didn't have any garlic powder on hand so I just used some of the Mrs. Dash garlic seasoning. I'm not sure if it made it better than the other version but it was still good so you could probably play with that part of the seasoning if you weren't big on the garlic powder