Monday, August 24, 2009

Just Temporary

The pregnancy induced insanity
including but not limited to:
inability to focus
poor decision making skills
and lapses in judgement


like this evening, when I opened my microwave to find a bowl of melted butter, now hardened over. the butter that should have gone into the frosting that went on the cake that we served to our company last night.

or last week, when we tried to go to the pool but had to turn around three, yes three, times to retrieve necessary items that I had forgotten. and then got to the pool only to realize I didn't have my cell phone.

That covers inability to focus and forgetfulness.
But what about poor decision making skills and lapses in judgement?

how about last week when Paul and I suddenly decided to stop at Petsmart on our way home from a date night - and decided to buy a pet, right then and there, to take home and surprise the kids? And I got my heart set on a RAT (of all things). A RAT. Until I saw that long, pink, thick, wiry tail. Then it was all over - at least for the rat. Luckily Paul came to his senses and we did not buy a pet that night - although he practically had to drag me out of the store. The next morning the first emotion I experienced upon waking was immense relief that there were no rodents scampering about in my kids bedroom.

Like I said...Temporary Insanity.

Lets hope the clumsiness is temporary too. I've had 3 bad falls in the last few weeks (the stairs, the shower, and...the laundry room? At least it hasn't happened at the gym...yet. Cross your fingers). Not to worry though - it is VERY apparent to me that this baby is alive and well.

The tiredness, laziness, and lack of motivation however might be around for more than the next 8 weeks.
Last week all we did was...

Have some fun with photo booth,

which the kids thought was absolutely hilarious,

Got my haircut

started the project of re-upholstering my glider (thanks to my girl, Elise!)

and, the highlight of the week,
got a steal of a deal on this gigantic love sac

which has provided hours of entertainment for the kids and is where you can find me most of the time. Including the middle of the night. It's back and forth between my bed and the love sac, trying to get some sleep and minimize the pain I am feeling everywhere now. That too is temporary. But in 8 weeks I get to trade it for new aches and pains : )

Is there no end in sight???
To this summer or this pregnancy?
They are both just temporary.

2 1/2 weeks until school starts
8 (and 1/2 if I'm honest) until my due date

Pretty much feels like no end in sight.

And yet, with as much free time as we had on our hands last week (compared to the past couple jam-packed months of summer) I did not
clean my house
set foot in the gym.



Faye said...

I can't believe the gym is even still on your to do list! I say - just give it up and deal with it after the fact. Hope you get some sleep in your love sak - I bet the kids love it.

Randy and Tiffany said...

love the photo booth pics, love your haircut, love the huge love sac, and love the funny story about the melted butter left in the microwave! so funny! I forgot how insane being pregnant makes you...

Sarah said...

So just temporary! I already forget how awful it is to be pregnant... but I am totally fresh on how hard newborns are! But we won't talk about that right now.... Your baby is going to be so easy after going through all of this! She just has to be :)


Lexie said...

Those stories are great. I'm so glad you didn't get the rat!

Tracey said...

Wow, a rat? I had rats as pets in junior high and loved it, but I could never imagine you that way. Plus, I think I had enough rodents living in my house in Cleveland to cure me forever! I love your posts, very fun writing. I've got to give up my travel logs and have some fun writing. I jumped on your blog looking for some good books o read. I like mystery fiction, any ideas for me?