Friday, January 24, 2014

A Post With No Real Point

   It's Friday night...My husband ran out of the house awhile ago, due to a fire call reporting fire coming out of their own fire station. I'm sitting here with the scanner next to me so that I can hear the chatter of the emergency personnel and dispatchers. From what I gather the flames were coming from an outdoor boiler behind the fire hall.
   Babes is straining and shoving inside my belly tonight...I think the poor child wants to get out.
   I may or may not find some comfort in searching Google for images of women who are 36 weeks pregnant. There's just something about seeing someone who actually looks bigger and more miserable than I feel to give me perspective.
   It is possible to make a one year supply of contact lenses last for 4 years. And, in my case, with no ill effects...I didn't even need a new prescription!
   I made frozen peach yogurt tonight. It lacked something, but I don't know what. At least it's a healthy alternative to ice cream, though I'd be happier if it tasted a little more like ice cream.
    I guess I'm done being a cleaning lady now...I did my last job today. I'll miss my clients and the extra income, but I don't think I'll shed any tears because I miss scrubbing toilets or floors. Unless I get a serious case of baby blues, in which case, who knows what I'll shed tears over!
    I'm getting tired, which means this post will probably go downhill, so I'll stop while I'm ahead.
     A happy weekend to one and all!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Catching Up I am again. I knew it had been awhile since I posted, but was a little surprised to see that it was back in October! How horrible of me.
    A lot has happened in the past 3 months, so I'll just have to skim the surface in this post, or else I'll feel overwhelmed and scrap the idea of posting altogether!
   First, I am still very pregnant...Baby is due 5 weeks from today, so that's seeming to come upon us very quickly! I have little to complain about...both baby and I have been very healthy! However, I found that I had some pie in the sky ideals about pregnancy, such as the following:
-I will always feel beautiful as a pregnant woman.
-The weight I gain will be almost all, if not completely baby.
    Suffice it to say, I'm hoping that I do not find out that too many of my ideas about labor and newborn babies are also delusional! I'm excited, apprehensive, and doing my best to get everything ready for D-day!

     We had a wonderful holiday season! Tom's parents came home during the first part of December...just before they came home we were almost buried in snow. In fact, the snowstorm delayed their arrival by a day and tested all of our patience a bit! It really was gorgeous though! 

    The Schrock family was together often during that week. We had delicious brunches, a ladies' day of making sweets, a pizza party and general good times. On Saturday, the day we celebrated Christmas, 34 people filled our house to enjoy food and gifts and games.
    We managed to have our meals around one very long table!

    Also, while Tom's mom was home, some of my friends and SILs planned a baby shower for me. It was special for my mother-in-law to be able to take part in that since she won't be home when the baby is born.
Thanks to Heather for these pictures!

     Then, at the very end of December, we had the honor of hosting my family, plus my grandma, aunt and uncle for 3 days.
    As you can see, we did a great job of relaxing. Also, a certain little sister of mine appears to have the cheesy smile thing down to a science.
  Unfortunately, most of the pictures on my camera from that weekend were taken by my 4 year old brother, using a setting called "fish-eye". He loved it, and is probably the only family member who won't mind if I share a picture of him in that state. 

    And on that happy note, I will leave you for now! Perhaps next time you hear from me I will be announcing the birth of a special little person!