Wednesday, April 30, 2008

It's My Birthday!

I'm officially 24 years old.

I don't have any big plans for tonight. I'm working late, recording a distance education class. Good news is, tonight is the last recording of the year. No more once a week--late nights---working for me.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

After Years of Plastic, I'm going Aluminum

Well, a lot has been going on since last week. Friday, at work, I had a chance to meet the new nursing students who will be utilizing iPod's. I walked them through orientation, handing out the devices and giving them instructions on how to access video from our site.

This whole project has been a lot of work for our department. A lot of hours and energy spent on researching and troubleshooting. It feels great to know we're off to a good start.

So, the orientation is what leads me to the title of this blog entry: After years of plastic, I'm going aluminum.

After orientation, one of the students noticed I was drinking out of my famous neon green water bottle (that is literally attached to my hip). The student observed the bottle and informed me about research pertaining to 5, 6, and 7 water bottles. According to her, and research, plastics marked with those numbers can release chemicals that may cause some forms of cancer and pose other health risks. By the way, my bottle is marked 7, which is the worst of the three.

I didn't need much convincing, after I looked into the matter myself. So, I'm making the switch from plastic to an eco and healthy friendly aluminum. I haven't been able to find any 1 liter bottles at the store, so I ordered mine online. In the meantime, I'm using a coffee thermos.

Gotta have my H20.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Big Belly & Finally a Good Breakfast

Last night, I dreamt my belly was already the size of a 7 month pregnant woman. It was a strange dream, but my goodness it's going to happen inevetibly.

Well, my morning was a lot better than I've been experiencing. In fact, this morning for the first time, my breakfast was amazing! Pre-pregnancy, breakfast was my favoirte meal of the day. Now, I force myself to snack through it.

I've been trying to eat healthy for the baby and I, but for some reason I veered from that last night. I ate a king size Snicker for desert and a few minutes later I felt horrible. I had a Twix bar waiting for me and I told Trey, "Don't let me eat that!" This morning I found the empty wrapper in the living room. Trey must have had it for breakfast.

Trey has been wonderful. When we went to the doctor he helped me make a list of questions to ask. He even read through the material the nurse gave us. I haven't had a chance to read as much as him. Every now and then he'll tell me what I will be experiencing in the weeks to come. An interesting thing he informed me is that when the baby has hick-ups I will be able to feel it.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Trey Self Tans One Leg

I haven't had a chance to write about this yet, but this past weekend, Trey and I made a trip to Abilene. Trey had to install a Heating/Air conditioning system with a friend and I had a chance to spend time with family, friends, and even attended a wedding shower.

Our last day in town, Trey got a hold of Maghen's self tanning lotion. Trey is always complaining about his white, blinding, ghostly legs. He's even told me he would consider tanning in a tanning bed. The second he does that I'm confiscating his Man Card.

It's funny because he only applied the tanning lotion to one leg. Ladies and husband....

Monday, April 21, 2008

Dom the Mom!!!!

I'm pregnant.

I instantly fell in love...
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Only a parent could love something that looks like that.

2 weeks ago I took a home pregnancy test and it had a positive sign smiling up at me, but it didn't sink in, until my first doctor visit. Before the visit, I figured I might be a few weeks along, but the doctor said I'm already 8 weeks/2 months along. That's great news to hear!

The due date will be right around Thanksgiving. Perfect timing with my work and Trey's. That's the timing we were aiming for when planning.

I met my doctor and I really feel comfortable with him. He answered all my questions about nutrition, lifting, morning sickness, and exercise. The nurse who assisted was so nice too.

About nutrition---he said avoid fried foods and eat dark greens...
Lifting---20-30 pounds is fine for now....
Morning sickness---he gave me a prescription because it's currently having a toll on my daily routine...
Exercise---He said jogging is perfectly safe and it's good for me to remain active (duh)

Prenatal Freebies
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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Friday, April 18, 2008

Dark Clouds in the Distance

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Last night we got a taste of tornado weather. The electricity went off and on at least 3 times, that was annoying, since I was showering. We knew we were going to get hail, but before the storm hit, we were unsure of the size. Trey went outside and covered his work vans windshield with a rug. I guess, it's better to be safe than sorry.
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Thank, God we didn't have any property damage and now life will go on. This weekend should be a good one. Tonight, Trey and I will make our way downtown to Main Street Art Festival.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Whole Bed

Last night, I took the liberty to stretch myself across the entire bed as I slept. It was pretty easy, since Trey wasn't there. He had a job to do out of town, so his company booked him a hotel.

I slept good, but this morning I didn't have anybody there telling me it was time to get up, or hey your alarm is going off. Instead, I woke up to Corky biting his nails. I'm telling you that dog grooms himself.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Throw Your Diamonds Up!

The Jay-Z...Mary J Blige Concert was awesome. I've been to a lot of rock n' roll concerts, but very few rap shows. The Snoop Dog concert doesn't count.

Cortnee got us great seats too. She's so lucky because she has a job that allows her to have access to free shows like this often. I'm just fortunate enough that she invites me.

Well, the venue was packed and everybody was dancing and waving their hands in the air. And apparently shooting up their diamonds, yeah I guess so.

The show was in Dallas and I don't care what anybody says the drive from Dallas to Ft. Worth sucks at 2 am. I got home sometime after 2 and woke up this morning to go to church. Needless to say, I'm exhausted.

I slept a few hours in the living room while Trey and I watched the Masters on CBS. That's the best background noise to fall asleep to. Now, I'm just waiting to go to a Sunday night small group class. Trey and I are still visiting the same church and we really seem to like it.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Ft. Woof Dog Park

This morning, Trey and I took Corky to the Fort Woof Dog Park. He spent most of the time sniffing the other dogs and hiking his leg.
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I made lunch at the house and now we're all relaxing. I'm going to try to take it easy, until tonight. I'm suppose to meet up with Cortnee this eveing to go to a Jay-Z and Mary J Blige concert. It should be lots of fun.

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Long Hours and Still Going

Trey has been on call the last few days. Yesterday he worked his normal shift and on top of that he had to work through the night and through the morning. He woke me up at 4 am to say he finally made it home. It's funny because he can work those long hours and still be in a good mood. I hope he's doing alright because he hasn't had any sleep. How does he do that?

Saturday, April 05, 2008

It's Starting to Feel Cozy

One of our three pieces of furntiture came in today. It looks black in this picture, but it's more of a dark cherry wood color.

Across from the bookshelf, we're going to put a long bench. We're trying to make our home feel cozy and I thought this area would be a good place to throw my feet up and read a book or magazine. Hopefully the bench will be delivered sometime next week. I also have some leftover material and was hoping mom could help me make some throw pillows. Mom?
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Well, other than picking up the bookshelf, Trey and I went to Weatherford to eat at Logan's Steakhouse. It was a free lunch because it's the pre-grand opening. It was okay, I don't think I'd go back anytime soon, but Trey will probably be eating there more than me because the company he works for added them as a client.

Well, right now I guess I'm going to get back to watching this basketball game with Trey. I love low key weekends.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Joes Run Race Results

The results are posted from Saturday's race.

Race Time: 00:28:14
Pace: 9 minutes a mile
There were 24 women running in my Age Group and I placed 6th
Overall By Sex: 74
Overall Place: 245

I'm not sure how many runners participated. Friday, when I picked up my packet, I was told 1,200 runners had registered up to that point, but not everyone was required to run with a chip. So, it looks like their were approximately 700 competitive runners.

So far, I'm enjoying this running journey. Some days it comes so natural and other days I feel like I'm running the hardest run of my life. The funny thing is, its usually the same distance and route.

Well, my ultimate goal is to one day run a marathon, but I'm not crazy enough to do that my first year of training. No, my next hurdle will be a 10K, then a half marathon, and then if I'm still crazy enough to consider a full marathon (after running a half) then I'll sign up.