My Life

Aug. 14th, 2011 11:03 am
verity83: (janeway)
*Last night Spot stalked and pounced upon a creature I could not see whilst we were walking about the property. I finally saw the creature and forced him to release it. He was not happy with me.

*This morning I made pancake mix, transplanted my cosmos (again), checked on the bees twice, watered the garden, and am on load 2 of 3 of laundry.

*Later Dan wants me to help him with layer two of garden fence.

*I guess I need to come up with a lunch idea. It's eleven already. Wow.

verity83: (data spot)
Spot was hilarious last night as I turned on the heater right before bed. It was so cold that I stood in front of it, blocking it from reaching him where he likes to be on the corner of the bed soaking up heat. He was so clearly perturbed I had to laugh. He was fidgeting and mewing and looking at me like I was a criminal.
verity83: (ginny is insane)
This morning, Molly was stirring a bit for some time but then suddenly pushed herself up, looked at us and grinned and was all giggly-cute and crawling all over us. It was very precious. If only she was so happy all the time.

Also, while we ate breakfast, we saw Spot walk by outside. Except it wasn't Spot, because Spot was in the living room window. Outside "Spot" was a little more stripey and had opposite tail striping to Spot, but when you glance over... well, yeah. Cue mom heart attack.
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Spot has, for a couple weeks, been Jumping on the Fridge and going after... mint leaves in a bag.


A few minutes ago I heard him gallop up the stairs with rustling plastic in tow. I stepped out to look and he's got this tiny sandwich bag in his mouth full of the dried catnip from Grandma's plant last fall.

Apparently it was behind the bag of mint leaves. On the shelf above the fridge.

I wish I could have seen him get it down. The mint leaves had fallen down to the stove when I went down to look. High places for a desperate kitty!
verity83: (sunglasses of doom)
Molly cries and is unhappy and Spot jumps on furniture and claws things while I'm unable to deal with him.

Dan comes downstairs and she's content as all getout and Spot is lying innocently on the floor.

NOBODY WOULD BELIEVE ME if I told them what had transpired before he came downstairs.


I'm really, really tired. It's been a Very Long Day and I think we are all a little on the fractious side, except maybe Dan.

Deja-vu set in as I wrote that last line.
verity83: (data emo)
Two years ago today Dan asked me to marry him. :-)

Had a fairly good night and did actually sleep a bit. I'm so tired and don't really realise it until sleepiness hits me like a tidal wave, literally. I feel as if I'm actually being draped in something warm... and then Molly squeaks or something and wakes me back up. She did much better just being in bed with us all night though, and until about 3 am didn't need much attention. After that though she wanted to be fed, and kept falling asleep in mid-gulp, so the process of getting her fed was a very, very long and drawn-out affair (it was almost six by the time she was finally satisfied and went to sleep). I'm going to try again here shortly with her partially disrobed.

Spot is curled up looking dejected at the foot of the bed. Poor Spot. Molly is adorable in her little bundly suit that Dan put her in yesterday. SOOOOOOO much easier to get her in and out of than a sleeper for the 1,002,036 diaper changes she requires each day. She's wiggled one of her hands partially out of it and I see tiny fingers peeking.

18 degrees out. Brr. But better than the 6 it is in Yakima.

Oh. And this morning I declined when Dan offered to take a picture of this HUGE blood clot I passed. GAAAAAAAG. He was joking... I hope.
verity83: (Spot)
Spot was sure being a pest last night. He's been so good for probably over a week now and apparently decided it was time to freak out. Jumping in and out of the window above our heads and rattling the blinds, climbing on my nightstand, clawing the carpet, mewing, anything he could possibly do to disturb us. Highly annoying, but eventually he got bored with this game, I guess, because he disappeared. Finally around 5.30 this morning he came in and wanted to snuggle. I suspect this had something to do with the fact that his food dish was bare.

First of December already. So much for November baby.

Need to come up with something for breakfast that sounds good. Blah. Fried egg on toast maybe?
verity83: (Ships)
Katrina left a little while ago. Had a nice walk at McDowell Creek Park. I charged along like a crazy woman. I had no idea I was capable of charging these days. But I did, and it felt grand until the very end when I had to pee and couldn't think of anything else. Spot went along. He is now conked out on the cot. It was good for him. :-p Been a long time since he has been out on a walk and he did quite well. He even went up to a fairly large dog and sniffed noses before deciding to bush up and arch up.

Very, very sleepy now though. I want to sleep in tomorrow morning.

Also, my iPod's battery seems to be draining in no time at all. This makes me sad.
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  • 08:02:17: is very hungry. Mr Baldwin is making breakfast.
  • 08:24:54: The day after tomorrow is Thanksgiving? No. Way. I'M NOT READY. At least I have an extra pair of hands now.
  • 09:36:16: lying in bed trying to collect scattered hormonal debris and thinking about all she should be doing that isn't being done.
  • 11:25:07: has a brightly sunlit feline on the floor
  • 12:37:20: is suspicious... like a fox.
  • 13:16:17: is making vegan broccoli cheese soup for lunch... like a fox
  • 14:03:12: AAAAAH BELLA IS COMING....... and I am not her mom and I am still hyperventilating. Come on, GooGoo... you don't want to be outdone, right?
  • 15:04:29: is really hot... opening the window wide. Also, extremely sleepy. brief nap is in order?
  • 16:27:08: Come on, little GooGoo, we have bet the whole kaboodle on you! Run, giddyup giddyup giddyup, show a little speed! [/YDD moment]
  • 17:03:01: Got charged an overdraft fee anyway despite the fact that the lady at the bank yesterday said my deposit was going to stop that happening.
  • 19:34:43: is still hot. Pondering what to eat for dinner.
  • 21:41:48: listening to Spot frolicking with his furball
  • 22:36:27: loves her mussy-haired boy and her bed.
  • 23:20:38: @QQKachoo Vizen-froynd, as far as I know.
  • 23:57:31: is timing contractions.

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Sitting on the couch. Just made the bed minus bedspread which is still in the dryer. Sending intense telepathic messages to GooGoo à la Geo. Cohan, but I am not sure he is listening. Clearly he is utterly unimpressed that Bella is beating him in the race to Out.

Spot is mewing outside. He has been out several times today because the weather is so pleasant and unwet and suitable for feline forays in the fresh fall air. Hence I am a bit reluctant to have him come in.

I am totally hearing a Jerry Collona noise.

Also... on Thanksgiving, my mom is bringing cheesecake and I am going to eat it ALL.


Sort of.

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  • 07:04:32: poves waking up to a snuggy feline
  • 11:33:46: watching Spot on the floor writhing about; feeling The Foot also writhing about; soon heading to her appointment. Could it be the last????
  • 13:00:16: has learned that The Foot is actually a Knee. Regardless, GooGoo needs to stop knocking it into my ribs.
  • 16:36:18: is chilling on the bed with an achy back, but APPLE CAKE IS IN THE OVEN. So is GooGoo. Betcha the cake comes out first.
  • 16:43:30: Also, you know you live in a small town when a local gaggle of footloose wild turkeys makes the front page of the newspaper.
  • 17:27:01: is hanging out on the bed with an invisible boa constrictor for company and thinking she's hungry again when she's probably actually not.
  • 18:08:50: thinks sleep is the most beautiful thing in the world but has a few hours standing between her and it.
  • 18:23:53: Uh... GooGoo is lurching around like a little lunatic.
  • 21:05:34: is... hot. It's 45 outside and she has the window wide open. She is still trying to convince GooGoo he wants to be out.

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  • 02:22:53: is cuddling a purring kitten and wondering... what mean these cramps a-marching in?
  • 07:10:08: is not ready to be up because she didn't sleep much this morning. But up she must get and ready for church.
  • 09:50:33: is still tired. Hoping she can make it through church
  • 16:36:58: up from nap, staring into space like zombie, and starving
  • 17:36:03: is back from a nice little walk and reading Christ's Object Lessons
  • 18:47:19: is an impatient woman.
  • 22:26:10: is glad for a restful Sabbath and looking forward to, she hopes, a productive day tomorrow.

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  • 08:16:56: loves a cosy bed on a rainy morning. Alas, she can't stay there all day.
  • 11:22:50: is relaxing on the couch watching Anna and Spot play with his humiliated feather.
  • 12:35:58: did not just buy Depends at RiteAid. Did not. *shifty eyes*
  • 13:38:53: feels like a boa constrictor is giving her big hugs
  • 15:33:07: pondering the philosophical question: Is it physiologically possible for pregnant people to pursue pelting paces?
  • 16:53:52: is out of the tub. Very hot now, and sleepy for the 50,000th time today.
  • 18:09:08: is gradually becoming suitably clothed for public view. Bible study/fud coming up in an hour.
  • 18:34:51: wishes she had a camera handy because Spot is adorably puffmuffiny on the iBook right now...
  • 20:25:34: is ready for bed but she is at Bible study and cannot
  • 22:33:00: home. about to collapse into bed. maybe i can talk Mr Baldwin into... rubbing my shoulders? ;-)

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  • 09:58:48: doubleA tripleA nickel-metal-hydride! <---Try saying that fast several times.
  • 12:03:11: trying to get Spot to be a good kitten and trying to convince her body it doesn't HAVE to hurt every time she shifts positions.
  • 12:13:17: has a new talent: impaling her hands with knives. Don't ask. Ouch.
  • 20:15:30: sitting on the floor full of yummy dinner that involved mushed kidney beans. Yum.
  • 20:41:51: is peeling tacky price stickers off her new books.
  • 22:06:26: Sandycat is feeding his neighbours onions, I am listening to the rainy windiness outside, and Spot is crying.

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Dear Strange Popping Noises Coming From Within:

I would feel much, much better if you would cease.



Dear Stray GooGoo Foot of Doom:

I would feel much, much better if you would tuck yourself somewhere besides, say, my most ticklish rib.

Thank you.

The maternal unit


*watches Spot turn around in circles several times as he settles down practically out of reach*


Dan asked me if I wanted to go with him to Portland tomorrow. I have nothing really urgent to do here and will likely be bored out of my mind if I stay, so I said yes. I am in luck that my midwife appointment will be all done in time to go.

Then I discovered that we will just Happen to Be close to Powell's Bookstore.

I know where I will be spending a blissful hour and a half.

So, GooGoo, please don't decide to come tomorrow. I still maintain Tuesday would be a good choice on your part. Not the day when I finally get a chance to go to Powell's without a bored husband trailing along behind me wanting me to hurry up and finish looking. OK?


So sleepy. So glad to be back in my own bed tonight.

*follows the path of The Foot with her hand trying to coax it to tuck itself in*
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  • 07:05:49: Brrr. 39 this morning.
  • 15:23:25: The day is gorgeous, the men's chorus was superb, God loves me, and there was carrot cake at potluck. What could be happier-making?
  • 19:02:17: waiting for Mr Baldwin to come home. Any time now. GooGoo is a pretty busy baby.
  • 21:53:01: sitting in Pedee watching Spot disappear under furniture.

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  • 07:40:21: is chilly. 41 outside. Brr.
  • 09:27:44: thought the nausea garbage was over. Seriously, self. Stop. *lies down*
  • 09:49:19: nearly threw up just now. This is irritating. And Spot is being a pill...
  • 10:55:24: is quite positive The Foot is out to get her. Not so positive that The Foot has a mate. Because she only ever feels The One.
  • 11:28:03: is heroically resisting the urge to eat chocolate. Spot is not resisting the urge to chew his toy mouse to shreds.
  • 12:44:02: got a message with the subject "Stinky Cheese". Should she trash it now, or else it will translate her documents into Swahili?
  • 12:46:31: @Zizzabeth HAHAHA! Kids need to be EDUCATED.
  • 12:47:14: is making vegan mac and cheese for lunch. And veggies of some kind as yet undetermined. Nothing sounds better, however, than sleep.
  • 14:58:59: is up from a nap that brought her no sleep, just a wiggly child.
  • 15:37:21: oh warm bath how i will love you in about two minutes
  • 16:29:51: succumbed and had a few chocolate chips. Don't judge. Peppermint tea sounds really good as well.
  • 22:59:35: is getting ready to go to lala land. The Oregon Adventist Men's Choir is at Lebanon church tomorrow. I want to go. Decisions, decisions.

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  • 09:18:50: thinks GooGoo wants to make his debut.
  • 11:55:51: needs to get dressed, make the bed, all that jazz. Uninclined to do so.
  • 12:44:52: got dressed, made bed, all that jazz. Took shower too. & changed her mind about her outfit twice. Because she's huge and fewer things fit.
  • 13:06:34: off to pick up Dixie
  • 20:45:52: is contemplating going to bed, bawling her eyes out, finding a kitty to hug, and maybe a combination of all three.
  • 21:55:19: loves her precious kitty
  • 22:38:01: heartburn needs to die a terrible death

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Today is Leonardo DiCaprio's birthday Veteran's Day.* So many things of vast importance to the history of our country happened on this day, huh?

Anyway, I woke up around 3am to go to the bathroom, had a nice fat juicy contraction on the way in, and then couldn't get back to sleep for waiting to see if there would be more. (Maybe one.) At least Spot was in a cuddly mood and permitted me to sort of hug him in his sleep.

But I was definitely sitting there thinking that this would really not be the best day for GooGoo to decide to make his entrance. Not that Leo US veterans aren't the bee's knees, but because I'd really rather he just wait at LEAST until Dixie is safely back from the airport tomorrow and then my husband doesn't have to go anywhere very far away until Monday. LOL. Like I have any say, really.

Okay, I'm hungry. What to eat?

*Or Armistice Day, which puts me right in the frame of mind to watch "The Roaring Twenties".
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  • 07:51:27: sitting in bed with a puffmuffin kitty who as of today has lived with us one whole year. *squishy*
  • 08:39:45: just touched Spot and he got all defensive. Guess I'll go for a walk since he doesn't like me. :-(
  • 14:15:11: is getting the lace sewn onto the last few fan blades for her quilt. Then it gets tucked away for now. Yay.
  • 15:09:23: FAN BLADES=DONE. Lunch=about to be eaten. Rice and garbanzos with carrots, green pepper, garlic, and an egg. And Parmesan. Nom.
  • 15:17:56: is pretty sure that Squirmy GooGoo wants to come out soon. Right, GooGoo?
  • 16:28:01: should be doing dishes and isn't; should be cleaning the office and isn't; shouldn't be a lazy bum and is
  • 17:09:19: thinks it's time for some rousing Yankee Doodle Dandy soundtrack! Even if she *wasn't* born in Virginia. Doing dishes now.
  • 17:23:17: Downside of listening to YDD soundtrack: it causes my feet to want to dance. This could be dangerous.
  • 17:41:32: is working herself into a Cagney mood via YouTube. It doesn't take much.
  • 18:11:52: feels kind of antsy. and tense. and restless. time to get off here and try to do some more cleaning upstairs.
  • 21:23:36: is thankful that God has bestowed creative power on our race and would like to be cuddling her little bundle of joy right now.
  • 21:24:29: also hopes that said bundle of joy will be more cuddly than the orange ball of fire that sits just out of my reach.
  • 23:03:08: is going to sleep after laughing herself senseless and otherthingsless for a while. Good night, all.

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