Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Time filler.

We're watching the Cavs vs. the Bulls. I hate that its tied. And I hate that the one guy's last name is pronounced "dang." Mostly because it's an expression of exclamation. Not his fault, but hey... it's still annoying. I figure I can say these things since its just a little man on the screen of my t.v. that can't hear me.

Tim thought he broke his finger at work today. Thankfully it was just a bad contusion. But it still required a trip to the ER. I was doing everything in my power to avoid this, since it would mean another $150 copay, but then I was enlightened to the benefits of worker's comp. Thank the Lord for that. So basically, the moral of the story is - get injured at work, so that you don't have to foot the bill. And then when you get home, your wife will make you dinner and give you ice cream and you can watch the basketball game that you would have missed since you'd still be at work. Sometimes it pays to smash your finger with a box of frozen chicken.

In the name of frugality, I'm going to try to create some art for Jack's room this weekend. We did give in and buy a print off etsy that we both liked. I can't wait to hang it in his room :)


I suppose we've had a busy few days, but I didn't feel like there was anything to blog about. I still feel there's nothing to blog about. So I'm going to have to resort to being random.

Random Fact #1 : Ever since the Madonna-themed Glee episode, I've had her songs stuck in my head (the ones from the 90s anyways). And I finally figured out the words to the chorus to Express Yourself. Up until last week, the words I would sing in my head were "Don't go forsake your best baby..." which are somewhat plausible, though I always had a sense I was getting something wrong. My intuition correct, I finally discovered the actual lyrics are "Don't go for second best baby." Thank you Glee for clearing up this mystery for me.

Random Fact #2 : We finally sat down to watch Cars last night, after hearing it was one of the great Pixar classics. I'd never had much interest in it to begin with but recently I'd been convinced by its huge popularity that maybe my intuition was wrong. Nope - Cars was really boring. We turned it off with an hour left to go. The plot was just dull. Nothing really happened. Sorry to all who loved it, but I just could not get into the story line.

In other news, if you really want to know what we've been up to, we....... went to a wedding, took some naps, and went to our doctor's appointments. Jack passed his second non-stress test and is due for another ultrasound this Thursday.

The house reno is chugging along, and maybe just maybe, we'll be in by May 15.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

And it was good...

Good things that happened today:
  • found another job opp at UPS for Tim :)
  • got our awesome picture in the mail for above our bed
  • had a fun lunch with the staff at macaroni grill (where I shared my David the Gnome story)
  • had some catch up time with emily
  • dominated in apples to apples
  • hung out with Tim's family for Alicia's birthday
  • got a lot of scheduling done: birthing classes, hospital tour, hair cut. very productive.
All in all, a great day. And I always end my days, good or bad, with a piece of toast and peanut butter. Tonight is no exception.

(the only tarnish to my perfectly happy thoughts is my guilty conscious over high glucose levels.... culprit: two bites of birthday cake and ice cream. I couldn't resist. But Jack is movin' and shakin', which is always a close comfort.)

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


So I'm pretty obsessed with my baby registries. And by obsessed I mean I'm constantly tweaking the lists, adding things, removing things, reading customer reviews.....
In my quest to hone in on the best necessities, I occasionally come across some products that I'd consider to be a bit.... excessive. Here are two examples:

The Floppy Seat Shopping Cart Cover

Now I'm not opposed to the cart cover concept, but do you really need that much fabric? Why anyone would want to walk around a store with this giant contraption covering their cart is beyond me. That said - the product got good reviews from 42 moms.

High Five H1N1 50 Pack Face Masks

These are definitely my favorite. 1) Because they're special "H1N1" face masks and 2) They're found on the Toys R Us website. Are people still that concerned with swine flu that they'd invest ten bucks in a pack of some pretty serious looking face masks? So far no customer reviews are posted... so perhaps this "new" product entered the market a bit late.

Alright, back to my search. I'll post more products as I come across them!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

David the Gnome.

Tim and I recently purchased the dvd box set of David the Gnome - a cartoon we used to watch when we were little about a gnome doctor that lives in the forest. It seems a lot of people our age have similar euphoric feelings attached to the memory of this show, so we thought we'd buy it for ourselves Jack.

We'd actually been talking about David the Gnome and wanting to revisit its splendor months before I got pregnant, so we couldn't wait for it to arrive in the mail a few weeks ago and start watching it as soon as we had it in our hot little hands.

Of course, watching the show as a simple-minded six year old is far different from watching it now, especially when it comes to the rather... "odd" breaks in the plot. For example, David the Gnome is first introduced to viewers as he sits and washes himself in the tub (and subsequently gets out of the tub as his wife holds a towel up). An interesting choice for "first impressions" - we felt - but amusing nonetheless.

A few episodes later, during a tour of his home, you find David sitting on the toilet, pants down, telling viewers that the bathroom is his favorite room in the house - which he calls the "Recreational Room" - because he enjoys relaxing and whittling while he's in there (essentially, while he poops...) And of course, they show a shot of three or four little wooden figurines he's whittled during his current "session."

Puzzling. Amusing, but puzzling.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Take it to the Mattresses.

The time has finally come for us to buy a new mattress. As much as I love my old mattress (from college) it's a double and after sleeping on a king for the past 6 months, we've become spoiled and "need" an upgrade.

So now I'm stuck with the conundrum of choosing between two really nice mattresses. If you know me at all, you know I hate having to pick between two equally appealing options. And when the decision is in regards to something you are going to sleep on every night for the next umpteen years.... let's just say, there's a whole lotta pressure that comes with it.

Will it be the plush foam option from Mattress Matters? Or the luxury orthopedic from Original Mattress Factory? Gahh, I just don't know. And the last thing I want is to pick one, and then a few months from now be lying there thinking "We should have totally gone with the other one."

These are the thoughts that plague me. Yes, I am definitely a product of a consumerist society - and I'm very much ashamed to admit it. But I still need to pick a mattress....

Saturday, April 17, 2010

New Beginnings.

I know its been a while. Almost a year. I'm always torn between whether or not to write blogs, because I'm certain no one is reading them. But maybe I'm wrong. After all, I know how much I love reading about daily goings-on of different people in my life, especially those who I don't get to see on a regular basis.

So the Myers' blog is officially reopened for business. I figure with the BIG change coming up in just over two months, we'll have lots to talk about. Not to mention the exciting fact of finally living in our own place again (renovation is almost complete!)

For those of you who aren't caught up since... July of 2009 (the last time I posted about us).... alot has changed. We moved back in with my parents while we await our new apartment's completion - a project that has taken far longer than any of us expected. And of course... the least expected change came back in October when I found out I was pregnant!

Little Jack Myers is due June 21 (by induction) unless he decides to make an appearance without assistance :) We can't WAIT to meet him. What we know about him so far is:
  • He's a boy (obviously!)
  • He has long femur bones which means long legs (hmmm, I wonder who he gets those from?)
  • He likes to kick those long legs with much vim and vigor.
  • His favorite hobby is hiccuping - and doing so quite frequently.
  • In the prophetic words of two separate people, he's going to be "feisty."
  • He is, quite simply, a little miracle sent to us from God.
Alright, well we'll see how this all goes with me posting and such. As always, I make no promises that I'll be able to keep up!
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