Saturday, January 31, 2009

I'm a follower.

There aren't many times when people (including me) type LOL and actually mean it. This shit made me laugh OUT LOUD. So loud that it actually promtped "What's going on in there?" from the other room. If I were creative enough to make my own (I know there are pix of Rox that are caption-worthy) it would probably make my head explode to type that stupid language.

Sumbudee sez dis iz a job fer da grammer pleece. *bang*

Ahh, it's been a good day. I've been surfing, reading what Tia has to say, then of course, reading what all of her followers said about what she said, and then, surfing over to some links like like cheeszburger and twenty-something. This makes me laugh because in a few short months I will no longer be twenty-something.

I'm gonna go see if sick husband wants some tea. Then I'm gonna come back here and see if there ain't some more people I could become a fan of.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Bitch, please.

Somebody recently said to me: "You're really doing well. You're working up to your potential. You're doing what I knew you were capable of. I'm proud of you."

What??

You would think I would take this as a compliment... and if it were really a compliment I would take it as such. But it's not. It's a veiled way of saying, "You are getting good at being my bitch. Oh, and don't fuck it up."

Bitch, you don't know me! I could do YOUR job... hell, give me a couple weeks and I'll be doing it better and faster!

Saturday, January 24, 2009

It's time again.

I'm not going to put off doing our taxes this year. That's because this year, I should be getting a refund instead of owing. I'm sore afraid because the numbers are what they are and if it comes out bad I'm gonna be really upset. I'm still skeptical about that BS from last year, because I have never owed, ever. But hey I guess shit happens and hopefully by changing our filing status we will have averted another tragedy.

Still gotta get those local taxes straightened out though. Stupid Ridgeville only gives us 10% of 1% credit toward what we pay to the city we work in. Which is like 5 dollars or something. Lame.

Anyhoo, wish me luck!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Mmm...

So, yeah. Everyone knows that Nick is a great cook, but today we ate the best thing in the whole world. I flipped over to the food network about noon today and saw a woman stuffing chicken mixed with sour cream and some other stuff I didn't recognize into a giant noodle. After all noodles were stuffed she said, "Then, we pour on the cheese sauce." Now, the reason this meal is post-worthy is that as soon as she started to pour the cheese, I was up off the couch and in here on the computer trying to find the recipe. I knew I had to have it, and I know that Nick is always up for trying out new recipes and just about anything that lets him get his foodie on.

Here it is:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/sunny-anderson/maniladas-with-white-cheese-and-roasted-tomatillo-sauces-recipe/index.html

It's quite a bit of work (maybe I just think so because the most complicated thing I ever make is breakfast) but it's totally worth it.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Douchebags

I think I'm done stalking the message boards at thebump.com. It used to be full of information, with people asking for tips and advice, but not recently. Lately, if you're not a regular who stays on there all day then no one will respond to your posts. Or, if you're new and ask a question about something that they think is common knowledge, they will call you a douchebag and tell you you're stupid.

One funny thing I did get from a message on there is a quote from someone's signature:

"If one more person tells me to "just relax and it will happen" I'm going to tear off their head and throw it over the fence."

That just about sums up how I feel today. I guess some people just don't get my frustration: for once in my life I know exactly what I want, but for SIX months I have been unable to have it. People have been more impatient over less! Say someone were waiting for something really important to them, like money. And then say this person had been waiting six months to get it, and didn't know when it was coming, AND wasn't 100% sure that it would EVER come... would they be faulted for being impatient? Would they be told to "relax, and it would happen eventually?"

I realize that I don't have a lot of the problems that some people have. I haven't been diagnosed with any problems, my cycles are regular, I'm realativley young... but just because I don't have any problems that have official names, that doesn't mean I don't have issues.

Oh and by the way:

I dont care how long it took you to get pregnant.
I REALLY don't care that it just takes time.
I realize everyone is different. I'm trying to get pregnant... I'm not mentally retarded.
And I don't care if you think I'm being irrational.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Thought.

Got an email from my grandma today, and whoever it was that forwarded it to her said:
"And you tho't the Harlem Globetrotters could handle a ball!"

I find it ironic that the three letters taken out of this word are the exact letters used to express disgust. Ugh is right.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Chicago!

We're planning a trip to Chicago in April, kind of for our anniversary, but mostly because Nick's never been and we want to have a vacation that's just the two of us before a baby comes. As much as I bitch about how I've been wanting to get knocked up and how it's been almost six months and I feel like it will never happen, I'm optimistic that it will be soon. So, I've been trying to look for activites that will still be fun when I'm fat.

As of right now: (notice - lots of food)
Leaving Thursday April 9th
Friday: weather permitting: the Lincoln Park Zoo (it's free!), Chicago-style hot dogs and pizza, visiting Navy Pier, a boat tour - one that goes up thru the city, and possibly includes lunch or dinner
Saturday: Sears or Hancock tower (not sure which), maybe a museum, Buckingham Fountain, Fogo de Chao (a Brazilian steakhouse - thanks for the tip, Jen!)
Sunday: sleeping late, driving home

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Cute!

My camera takes pretty darn good videos. And our computer has a movie editor.
Here is what I've done:


video

Saturday, January 10, 2009

This is hard.

It's been 5 months (in two weeks it will be six) and I'm starting to develop real animosity toward everyone who has the things that I so desperatley want. My cousins, my friends, my coworkers, even random people on the internet who post their ultrasound pictures.

Today I read another blog by a girl who's been TTC for over 2 years. She said she feels the way I do about other people who have what she wants, but that also she realized "the grass is always greener". She probably has something that other people envy.

It feels kind of wrong to try and think of something that I have that other people would want, but it's so easy to see that my relationship with my husband must be that thing. I can't imagine that anyone would look at our marriage and not envy it. I could go on and on listing his admirable qualities, but the truth is it's only perfect for me. No one else needs to know... no. No one else would understand why these things are so important.

Anyway, what I really want is to make a baby with this amazing man. I want to share him with someone because I know he will be as wonderful a father as he is a husband.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Stick baby, stick!

It's not as bad as I thought it would be.
The core of a pineapple tastes just like the rest of a pineapple, only chewier and less sweet.
Hope it works.

Monday, January 5, 2009

The pineapple express.

No, not the movie, the fruit. According to some message boards at thebump.com (where I am an on and off lurker) pineapple core contains bromelain enzymes which are supposed to help implantation by reducing inflammation. The suggestion was to slice the core of a pineapple into 5 sections and eat 1 piece each day after ovulation. Since I haven't been charting, I'm assuming I ovulated today (14 days before expected period).

Mom bought pineapple when she was here over New Years and made sure to bring me the core.
Sunday Nick went to the grocery and brought home a pineapple. Cute.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Good riddance.

2008 was poopy. I have a list of things to do in 09 working in my head. I'll post it when I finish it.

Having people over for New Years actually turned out really well! A little drinking, a little Rock Band, and a lot of laughs. Really a great night!