Archive | June, 2009

Whopper of a Monday

23 Jun

Today’s been a day.  This morning our hot water heater gave out. We knew this was coming. We purchased a home warranty policy for this very occasion. We thought it would happen last year but the old girl held out, until today. All I have to say is thank goodness for home warranty policies. They rock! The old gal was from 1972! Hard to believe she lasted so long. We have  brand new heater and it is even has its own seat belt.  In earthquake country you have to make sure everything is nailed down. Too bad our house isn’t. But that is another story for another time.

Second thing that happened didn’t really happen to me or Eli but rather I had the fine opportunity to witness to chicks argue loudly on BART this morning. During the rush hour commute, standing next to where I am sitting and I am trying to take my morning snooze before 8 grueling hours of work. Highly, highly annoying! Finally the two biotches sat down and seemed to settle whatever dispute they had going on between the two of them. Part of me wonders if it was just for show since they had a quite the audience. But who knows.

The third thing still has me rattled but I am doing everything I can to remain positive. I got a call from my doctor this afternoon telling me that the results from the 1st trimester screening for down’s came back really low. 1/180.  We were orginally told that the results were 1/1180 and we thought we were in the clear and all is good. I was even poo-pooing this second round of testing that I have to do because everything was okay. Since the number is so low, my doctor is urging us to meet with a genetic counselor and to get the second round of blood tests done. So, tomorrow I am getting my arse up bright and early to lap corp to get this second round of testing done and making an appointment with a genetic counselor and a possible amino.  The thought of having anything less then a happy, healthy baby scares the shit out of me.  Hopefully the numbers will come back higher this time around and all will be good again.

I am feeling the baby move more and more each day.  It seems to happen at the same time every day although today I felt some thumps during the work day and as I was sitting down to eat my dinner, which is new. Normally, I can feel the little one move in the morning when I am sitting in my car or on BART. I wonder if it is the motion or the way I am sitting.  It truly is the most amazing feeling in the world.


Did she really just say that??

9 Jun

Friday evening  I went to get my haircut. This cut was waaay overdue since it had been since January that I had it cut last. I found out about a week ago that my hairstylist I’d been seeing for about a year left to go have her third baby. The receptionist kindly recommended someone who was great with longer hair and she had an appointment coming up and I said sure.

The haircut was good and relaxing.  A good amount of chatter but not too much. I am not much of a chatterbox when I am partaking in any sort of pampering, that also includes my eyebrow waxings. It’s nap time people!

So the chatting that we did do was centered around my pregnancy and when the baby is due.  I started to share some quotes of friends who have said that since the baby is due on “black friday” any day after that, we will get such great prices on gifts because of the after thanksgiving sales that go on. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to the part about the great sales because the stylist immediately said that the kid would be “jewed” on gifts.    (cue in record scratching). WHAAAT?! I tuned everything out after this because I was replaying the conversation over and over and over in my head. Every repeat came to the same result of her saying “jewed” as in gyped as in cheated out of gifts.  I did my best to maintain composure and made the decision to confront her but only when the haircut was done and my hair was dried and styled.  No need to mess this part up or make it uncomfortable.

Once the appointment was over, I did stop and asked her what she said when I was talking about the due date and the holidays. I point blank asked her if she said “jewed”. She fumbled around, looked embrassed and tried to explain what she meant while denying she said it.  I just looked at her and said okay, I was just checking because I thought I heard you say that and just wanted to make sure I misunderstood you.

I still believe she said it and now I am on the hunt for another hairstylist.

Interrupt this regularly scheduled for workday for a sobfest

5 Jun

This is culprit.

I saw God today

By George Strait

I just walked down the street to the coffee shop
had to take a break
I’d been by her side for eighteen hours straight
I saw a flower growing in the middle of the sidewalk
pushing up through the concrete
like it was planted right there for me to see
the flashin’ lights, the honkin’ horns
all seemed to fade away
in the shadow of that hospital at 5:08
I saw God today

I’ve been to church
I’ve read the book
I know He’s here, but I don’t look
near as often as I should
Yeah, I know I should
His fingerprints are everywhere
I’d just slow down to stop and stare
opened my eyes and man I swear
I saw God today

I saw a couple walking by they were holding hands
Man, she had that glow
yeah I couldn’t help but notice she was starting to show
I stood there for a minute takin’ in the sky
lost in that sunset
a splash of amber melted in the shades of red


I got my face pressed up against the nursery glass
She’s sleeping like a rock
My name on her wrist wearing tiny pink socks
She’s got my nose, she’s got her mama’s eyes
My brand new baby girl
She’s a miracle
I saw God today


OK, my eyes are dry and my nose is less runny. Now I need to go find something to eat.

carry on…

My First Skin Care Class

4 Jun

Tomorrow night I am hosting my first skin care class as an independent beauty consultant for Mary Kay.  Two of my friends offered to be my first guinea pigs–i am so thankful. I have, however, consulted 3 people already either via the phone or face to face without them being able to try the product like I would normally do. All 3 were interested in the products. It was exciting and fun to share my knowledge of the products,  its 45 year old history and let the customer decide for herself if this would be something beneficial to them. It nice to have fun doing something again and make a little cash on the side.

I was even having some fun setting up the kitchen for tomorrow’s class.  I can’t wait to see how it goes and what the feedback is.

 Just as reminder I have my MK website posted as a link on the sidebar. If you are interested in hearing more about their products or interested in ordering products, feel free to reach out!!