Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Check Up

Had my monthly check up this morning. Baby is doing great, which is great to hear. Saw their little head, heart beating and their tiny fingers! Can't wait until June when we get the first real sonogram and find out if its a boy or a girl!

Spring Pictures

The first 8 pictures are of our beloved Lake Elkhorn 

 Easter Lily Pictures :

Our gorgeous tree in full bloom in our front yard:

Thursday, April 21, 2011


I haven't been posting too much lately. Just in survival mode with this first trimester of pregnancy, trying to keep my eyes open at work and keep plugging away throught the day still filled with nausea and dizziness and clothes that are far too tight now.
I thought I would post today about a funny (not really) very stinky and smelly situation that happens in my little court in Columbia. There are things in life that happen that you never thought you would have to deal with because they are very out of the ordinary. Well we do live in an area that has a lot of thick woods and creeks and streams and our three lovely (man-made) lakes. With all this lovely nature all around us comes the wildlife that inhabit it. But I never thought I would be doing battle with stinky, nasty old SKUNKS!
Thats right. This happened last Spring and last fall and now they are back again. They apparently like to get into the trash and they aren't really scared of us it seems cause they just wobble along right in the light of day, unafraid and ready to spray their stinky ass STENCH on all of us! So last night, in the middle of the night, this over-powering, beyond comprehension STINKY FUNK is filling my bedroom. In anger, I immediately scream at my poor unsuspecting husband thinking it was one of his famous night time butt explosions. But he acts innocent and shocked, then he says, "It smells like a skunk". And then it hit me. Being so tired and so nauseous, and in bed, I am now lying there in a huge SKUNK FUNK spray!! I figured that it was the victim of a near by car but this morning I didn't spot any recent roadkill. I guess he was crossing our front yard, got scared by something, sprayed just OUR HOUSE and went on his merry little skunk way.
I have had stories of bats, beavers, and deer to tell, but I really never thought that I would be dealing with this many skunks. It makes me just want to scream REALLY??!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

A perfect award for someone like me!!

My fellow blogging friend Sherilin over at laughingmyabsoff.blogspot.com gave me a very funny and smelly award the other day. A Silent but Deadly Fart award! This is the perfect kind of award for someone like me who loves to tell funny fart and poop stories! I am not sure I could top my previous post, "Like a Fart in An Elevator!" but I will try to come up with a gem.
The quiet farts can be the most deadly, indeed. I like to call them Silent but VIOLENT! Especially because it rhymes. As you can see I spent a good part of my youth thinking about funny fart jokes and singing such songs as "When you're sliding into first and you feel something burst! DIARRHEA!! DIARRHEA" - that's right its a classic! And you are a deprived child if you don't know that song. Anyway, back to the gas.

So this is a funny story involving the smelliest, most lethal of the silent variety. The dreaded DOG FARTS! I was visiting my sister in Virginia and her fiance (at the time) came over and brought his dog to spend the night. I loved this dog so much. He loved me too probably because I was always petting him and paying attention to him. So I slept on the couch and he slept on the floor right below me. In the morning, to my horror, I smelled something putrid, the stench was overwhelming!! And then there it was again, I didn't want to wake my sister and soon-to-be brother in law but I had to, I just knew that this poor creature needed to be let outside so that he could take care of business. So I reluctantly, said, um...excuse me guys, the dog is letting out some pretty serious farts that are really burning my nose hairs and he might need to be let outside. And my sister and (now) brother-in-law laughed and said, "oh yeah he does it all the time" And then my brother-in-law said something so funny I remember it to this day, even though that was like eight or nine years ago. He said, "Is it like a fart rolling over a turd??" I started cracking up and couldn't stop. For the rest of the morning I kept asking my sister, "where did he get that from, that is hilarious?" She said, he makes stuff up like that all the time. And its description was SPOT ON, because that is exactly what was being expelled from that poor dog's booty!!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ok, it is NOT always funny in Colum-bubble!

This is a serious subject today. Sorry to bring everyone down with my drama and not have a "funny" story or a humorous story about my clumsiness during pregnancy, forgetfulness or just overall fatigue. Well, here is a tiny funny tid-bit. I lost sleep on Monday night because along with the constant nausea, shooting pains through my boobs, clothes getting way too tight and always feeling tired, sometimes it is hard to get comfortable at night or go back to sleep after getting up to pee (for the 5th time that night). I lost about 2 hours of sleep on Monday night, so that means I was going to be EXTRA STRENGTH tired on Tuesday. I had to run to Target to get a few things and I proceeded to run my car into the bars that keep the carts in the parking lot. Yeah, really smooth, luckily my car is fine and the "bars" or poles or whatever they are, are okay too. I find it hard to do everything that needs to be done in this state. My husband has been wonderful in doing the dishes, making dinner, cleaning up and the grocery shopping. He truly is the best husband, EVER!
So the last funny thing (not funny at the time) was that I need to run into Target and get a few things in a TIMELY FASHIION, quickly and without much fuss. Well I figured a week day would be better than the holy hell that takes place there on the weekends. So I went in and to my horror they were remodeling the ENTIRE STORE, so I didn't know where anything was and it took a very long time.

Ok, now back to the not-so-funny and serious and scary thing that happened later. Around 8:00 last night, there was a loud knock at our door. My husband didn't answer it and went upstairs to look out the window and see who it was. He then mentioned that these 2 young men got into a White Jeep Cherokee that he had seen earlier in our court when he was putting out the recycling. I told him that they were probably just selling stuff. Around this time of year, we get advertisements for services like gutter cleaning, etc. I told him that he shouldn't worry, but he was clearly worried that something not right and shady was going on. I said that I wondered if they had knocked on our neighbors doors as well. So my husband went over to one of the neightbors and asked if she had recently had a knock on the door and did she answer it. The neighbor, a young woman said that the young man had asked if she needed any security system for her house and that there had been a string of robberies in the area. WTF? There have not been a string of robberies in my area. I live in a nice area and we live directly across the street from an elementary school. So now my husband was sure that these men were "casing" our group of houses for future hits to either break in to our cars or houses or both. I was really scared the rest of the night and I am still paranoid and disturbed and I don't need this bullshit when I am pregnant. I have enough on my mind and enough to think about. Worrying is not good for me or the baby.
We also spoke with another neighbor who had opened the door to them and who has a security system already and there are signs in their front yard. Joe then called the police and let them know everything that had taken place and also told two other neighbors about the incident. The police said that they would canvas the area during the upcoming weeks of any suspicious behavior. I wish a police car would just sit in our court all day and all night! To all criminals and wanna-be criminals, theives out there, I hate you and I pray that my family as well as my neighbors are safe in the weeks ahead. I will be watching like a HAWK for these fools! I hope I don't have to write a follow up post about this!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Springtime, a time for babies

Hey Everyone - I sit here still in the throes of nausea and constant "inner turmoil" and I mean my stomach and I am so tired, I feel as if I didn't sleep at all (which of course I did), but I will make it through. I am rapidly approaching the dreaded "week 10" of my pregnancy, according to the information my wonderful (they really are quite fantastic!) sent me the "morning sickness" as I have already told you is all day sickness will reach its peak during week 10 and then will get better after week 12 or 13. I certainly hope so. Everyday is a (1) STRUGGLE to keep my eyes open, and (2) STRUGGLE not to throw up all over my desk or whoever might be in front of me and then repeat 1 and 2 over and over again.

I am happy that it is Springtime and the weather is getting warmer and the sun is coming out more and more. Although, there are way too many violent thunderstorms and too much rain. We even had a tornado warning the other day. Oh boy.

I am excited that Easter is just around the corner and next Easter I will be able to dye eggs and make a little basket for my baby even though they will just stare at it and drool on it. That is okay!! My parents would always make us each a basket and hide them in the house for us to find. I loved it! You got to get the PAAS Easter Egg dye-ing kit, that is my favortie. In my basket, I usually got a stuffed bunny, plenty of chocolate and jelly beans galore and one of my favorite things was the pecan nougat egg. Have you ever had one? They are delicious!! Not a big fan of the Peeps, I just don't think they taste good, they don't taste like regular marshmallows to me and they taste like chemicals to me. Anyway, I also loved getting my Easter Sunday dress and watching all the ladies and little girls with their Easter hats on. It is a time of rebirth, renewal and well the topic on my mind all day, everyday, a time for BABIES!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

April Fools Day

Well this morning I leapt out of bed feeling wonderful, full of energy, vivrant and I got ready for work and got here with zero traffic woes and began a very lovely productive day. I didn't feel overwhelming nausea, fatigue, so bad it felt like my eyes were bleeding, I definitely didn't dry heave all morning over and over...APRIL FOOLS...I don't feel great, I am barely able to function and I don't know how my body and brain are able to type this right now.
I am so hoping that after April I start to feel better, its really taking its toll, I just want to lay down ALL THE TIME, I feel queasy and dizzy and sick all day long. WOW, this is rough!!
Today I told my husband it feels just like when you are super drunk and you really want to throw up just so you will feel better but then you can't so you just sit there feeling horrible, yeah that is like all day, everyday.
Women you are all my heroes!! You are the most amazing creatures on this earth! How do you endure so much strife and pain, I do not know!!

I might need to get this bag since I don't really "look" pregnant yet and if someone is in my way on the way to the bathroom I will just point to the bag!!