Thursday, April 30, 2009

Showers are fun

Not the kind you take to get clean, but the kind that involves cake, food and presents! I had a work shower today and I got some serious loot. The trunk of my car was completely full. Now the room is a disaster again! I guess I will wait until after the luncheon this Saturday to get that under control. Here's all the presents in the room. Crazy.

And here's a pic of me and the other preggo on campus. It was a coshower. The funny thing is we are both wearing the same shirt from Old Navy, just in different colors!

And last but not least, some belly shots for this week. We are 35 weeks today. I am definitely feeling it. My hips are making their discomfort known. The pillow between the legs helps but by the end of the day I am feeling it.

This one Bessie is busy licking my feet.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Don't even get me started!

Yeah, I had to totally put the hammer on someone today. It was not fun. I know that I don't want to be an administrator but sometimes I have to even be grouchy with people in my department. This is going to be a teacher rant, so feel free to disregard.

We are in the process of trying to complete common assessments. I have people in my department that think they are God's gift so they don't need to work with anyone, other people don't know if they are coming or going, another who acts like he will do what you ask, then doesn't do anything, and one who just doesn't understand why we should be so concerned with the standards and the test. So you can imagine how much fun my bi-monthly meetings are. Oh, don't forget the SPED teacher who is the biggest fucking redneck in the building. She thinks it's funny to mention how much it cost to get pregnant to me every time she sees me. Fucking hilarious.

So lets focus on one teacher I'm gonna call Mr. H. He is a transfer from GMS, and he told me that he wanted to transfer to a high school to try it out. I thought he would be a good match at first, but he started bucking the system in January. Anyways, I always send my department a schedule of meetings for the entire 9 weeks on Outlook. They just have to accept the meeting and it will appear on their calendar and send them reminders. He never clicked accept. He missed two meetings in a row so I sent him a nice reminder with some happy words about how I needed everyone's participation as we moved forward with common assessments. I also put in there that our next meeting was April 28th so plan to be there. Well, he neglected to attend the meeting AGAIN today. So I consulted with the assistant principal, well Karen, and we decided that I should email him again and CC the principal. I went and told Mr. Diggs what I was planning and he agreed. So I sent a NOT friendly email about how meetings are not optional. Then Mr. Digss wrote him a REALLY not friendly email about how if he couldn't meet the requirements of our school, he should start looking for another school that would require less of him. Whoa nelly. Should be interesting at the next meeting. Mr. H is more concerned with us creating well rounded students than teaching the state standards. The problem with that is the current 9th graders will have to pass the SBA in order to graduate. So we have to do everything possible to give these kids a chance in hell of passing the test. That's my teacher rant of the day.

So we only have 3.5 weeks left of school! I have a school shower this week and a David family luncheon on Saturday. I do love presents, but that does require thank you cards! I should have bought some forever stamps since the prince goes up May 1st I think.

Gizmo is being so needy lately. This morning she just sat and stared at me as I ate breakfast. She wanted some love but she was so far away. When I was eating dinner she was head butting me. Now she is sitting on my legs waiting for me to pet her. Silly cat.

Ok, I think I am done for now.

Saturday, April 25, 2009


It's fucking hot here. I was hoping the air conditioner would get turned on today but no such luck. I have huge swollen fingers! and I am sweating. I don't sweat! Oh well, tomorrow.

Spent a lazy day just kinda running around. Went to lunch with Robin and then to Walmart. Walmart sucks!

Watched some movies with the hubby. Spend a significant amount of time on the phone with my father trying to get his new computer running video chat. I'm not sure he's up and running. Perhaps we will try again tomorrow.

Anyways, I got these shoes the weekend before last and they are COMFY! I know they are pricey but you gotta love a sandal that doesn't make your feet hurt. The only bad thing is jus tone day of wearing sandals and my heels are all dry. So I have to make sure that I put some serious lotion on my feet the days I am wearing regular shoes.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Not that I'm counting but we are 6 weeks from due date!

Yep, I am 34 weeks today. Went to the midwife today. Gained four pounds, just like I said! My blood pressure was up because I had gotten stressed driving to the appointment. I was thinking about the random things I do. One, I hate to be late to appointments. I prefer to arrive within 5 minutes of the schedule time. 5 minutes early that is. I don't like to arrive too early because I get bored! But then when I am planning on my trip, I always think in 15 minute increments. So I assume that 45 minutes is long enough to get from Chapa to LC, but I ALWAYS end up behind the idiot doing 20 below the speed limit. And today, through a cop into the mix. So by the time I hit the freeway I am 7 minutes behind. Hence the high blood pressure. Anyways, she couldn't figure out if he had turned head down because I was having BH contractions. We think he might be with his back on the right, but they aren't sure. I think he might be half turned because last time I only measured 27 cm (?) but this time I measured 32 cm. It's probably silly but I sear I can tell a difference in belly growth. She had a nurse following her around learning how to do measurements. With both of them manhandling me I felt like a science project.

I planted last weekend and got some pretty ass flowers. I planted a pot in the back and put some in a planter in the front. But then I forgot to water the front ones so they are DEAD. Oops. Here's a picture.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Evolution is not a faith

I was at a mentor meeting this afternoon (hate those!) and the presenter, the lady that I have had numerous run-in's with (calm down mom) said something about how she doesn't believe in evolution.  That's funny because evolution is not a religion, it's science.  Science doesn't require faith.  Strange. 

Ok I am butt ass tired.  I am going to watch Lost and then go to bed.  I get to sleep in again because I am driving myself and I don't have any meetings.  Yay for no meetings.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

First email blog

I know Nerdling wants pics but I am too lazy to get up and take one.  I will post a new picture Thursday after my appointment.  The appointment I get yelled at for gaining 4 pounds in two weeks.  Yikes!  That puts me at 30 pounds so far with 6 weeks to go! 

I have been duck walking around school the last two days.  I washed the dogs and planted on Sunday so my hamstrings are TIGHT!  Holy crap! 

I worked with the evil whore Jennifer on homework tonight.  It took us 2.25 hours to get 2 problems done.  We have three assigned.  I am trying not to give in to the impulse to just send in those two without doing the third.  The only thing I care about is getting an A.  Right now I have a 97.2 with two assignments not graded.  I did poorly I am sure on the last one so do I want to risk it with assignment 10?  Ughh, I can't decide.  The thing that sucks about it is that this class really makes no impact on my life whatesoever.  It's not like a science class that I am actually getting something out of.  It's all economic crap that I don't even understand.  Hmm, I have one more day to decide...

Thursday, April 16, 2009

When is this wind done!!!!

I just hate it! I can handle one windy day a week but we are looking at three in a row! I can't take the dust! Urgh!

We only have about 5 weeks left of school. I can hardly wait! And only 17 days with the seniors. I know we have been together for a long time, but it's totally time for them to MOOOOOOOVE ON!

When I woke up this morning I was definitely feeling really tired. The cat woke me up at 3:45, then I heard Bessie wandering around and she came to say hello to me at 4. WTF? So I am definitely looking forward to sleeping tonight. I am considering locking Gizmo in the laundry room so she can't wake me up! We'll see. So I wasn't feeling really good at work today. Actually this week I have had moments where I am feeling really weak. So I tell Karen and she gets all worried and sends the nurse in to check my BP. It was fine, 64/102. I think I am just tired! So early to bed for me. We were testing this week so I spent a lot of time wandering the building every morning. I am done with that so maybe it will help.

Here's some pictures. The comments I get run from HOLY SHIT LOOK AT HOW BIG YOU ARE! to wow you are so small for 8 months. Who knows.

Still waiting for him to turn. He is killing me with the stretching!

Friday, April 10, 2009


So went to the midwife today. Haven't gained any weight, probably since I can't smell food doesn't even sound good. I eat enough not to be hungry, but the only thing I can really taste is oranges and OJ. Not even my waffles and eggs were good this morning. But I digress. The kid is laying sideways with his head on my right side and his butt on the left. Since he is sideways I am measuring small. But she is not concerned. My protein went down to +1 and my blood pressure is ok! I signed up for breastfeeding classes. Seems like a lot of classes to have a baby!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

I hate the wind

Seriously, it's been blowing for two days now. And it's going to blow both Saturday and Sunday. Urgh! I want to plant my garden this weekend, but I am not willing to go sit in a plot of dirt while the wind howls around me at 50 mph! At least I have 4 days off. That is like heaven!

I am so tired these days. Mostly I think because I have turned into a horrible snorer. I think this is payback, since someone I know snores. Not that we are talking about that! But my snoring is waking me up as well. I am so congested that it's a miracle I can breathe out of one nostril. Urgh. I did take Benadryl last night which helped me sleep but did nothing for my congestion.

Here's my 32 week picture. We have a dr. appoinment tomorrow and I just hope I didn't pack on the pounds in the past two weeks. I don't think I have been doing my kick count correctly. I guess I will ask tomorrow. And people (Karen) keep harassing me about ultrasounds so I guess we will ask tomorrow how you go about getting a 3d one. Or 4d. I am not even sure.

Ok here's a bonus pic. Tonight Tater was staring at the cat to make sure that she didn't make a move towards the food bowl. She does think she's a dog. She eats dog food and will drink water out of the dog bowl. Right now Tater is laying in front of the bowl so no one can get near it. He has serious issues!

Monday, April 06, 2009

Pooped out!

So I went to Albuquerque this past week to see the cheer leaders compete at state. We left Thursday night and stayed at mom's house. She wasn't there so we were really dog sitting. The cheerleaders did well but Friday was extremely boring. It was at the Santa Ana Star Center, which is basically just to the left of the middle of nowhere, Rio Rancho. And to top it off the wind was blowing like crazy both days. The girls came in 7th out of 9th. That doesn't seem good but they were competing against 5A schools like Las Cruces, and Farmington. So they did good.

I ended up staying another night to visit with the mother. I enjoyed it, but I was seriously tired when I got home yesterday. The funny thing was watching mom and Pat play the wii. I am surprised no one has gotten hurt! Especially during tennis. It's dangerous just being an observer!

Here are some late pics. Today is 31w4d. According to my website I am in the 8th month. People keep telling me that I am small for 8 months but I am measuring right on. Maybe they are just used to seeing short people pregnant. And the midwife isn't happy with my weight gain. I gained almost 3 pounds in Alb! Yikes!

I am trying to get a sinus infection again. I took some benadryl last night to try and help move the snot along. I think that's why I had such weird dreams. Needless to say when my alarm went off I was dreaming about Hardy Weinberg equations! Whatever.