Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Oy Vey

Who knew having my 6o-year-old parents in town would exhaust me to the point that I am a cranky jerk all the time?

So, here's my question. Why did Ohio get these dumb stickers?

I like the sleek "I Voted" oval stickers that other bloggers are sporting much better.

I mean, it still got me my free doughnut, but I am not a fan of it. Sadly, I was nowhere near a Ben and Jerry's and I have banned Starbucks from my diet during pregnancy, so no other free stuff for me today.

Voting was pretty painless. We made the right decision by not waiting around for hours on Sunday. We were at our polling location for less than an hour this morning. Nothing exciting happened at all. Except that I cried the entire way from the polling place to Krispy Kreme. I am a tad bit emotional right now.


As for the OTHER big news of the day, we had our ultrasound. Unfortunately, my parents are sleeping in the same room as the scanner right now, so I can't show you pictures. But the baby is healthy and right on target for his growth. The doctor told us everything looked perfect and that the baby is measuring exactly to my due date. So we are still a go for March 29th.

As for that other announcement...

It's a boy.



Ok, while I was writing this, NBC and CNN just announced that Obama won. Whether you agree with his politics or not, I must say I am pumped that I was able to witness the election of the first African American president.

Monday, November 03, 2008

Am Tired. Can't Post.

I took my parents to the Air Force Museum today and we only made it through one of the buildings. For those of you who have never been, there are THREE buildings involved. We were there for almost THREE HOURS and only made it through ONE BUILDING. My dad wanted to read every single thing available. And that is A LOT OF READING. So I sat down every opportunity I got and we didn't even make it past WWII. I am exhausted from all the planes and memorabilia and walking. It was just too much for this sickly pregnant lady to handle.

In other FANTASTIC news, our upstairs bathroom (which is OUR bathroom) has decided to go kablooey. Neither the sink nor the bathtub will drain. Of course, this happens the second my parents show up. So now we have to barge through their bedroom to get to their bathroom to do basic things like wash our hands and brush our teeth. HOORAY! That is exactly what our bank account needs right now!

(Frankly, all this post is is filler for tomorrow's big reveal. I am pretty excited to finally see the baby. I think it might be real, y'all!)

But before we can take care of that, Alex and I have to go vote. We tried to vote early on Sunday, but we got there fifteen minutes after the place opened and there were already over 1,000 people there. And that is not my patented exaggeration. There were 1,000 people waiting to vote. Which is incredibly exciting, yet also extremely annoying when you have to wait for all 1,000 people to vote. So we decided to just wait and try our luck on the big day. We're planning on getting up early and going over to vote. Then we'll come back and wake up my parents so I can go shower in the guest bathroom. GAH!

Sunday, November 02, 2008

They're Heeere

Alex and I spent ALL DAY preparing the house for my parents' arrival. And the politics worry? Worse than I thought. I am really, really dreading Tuesday night. Maybe I can leave? For...forever?

On the plus side, I got my couches! I didn't take pictures because I was too busy cleaning and then laying around feeling exhausted from the cleaning. But they are here! And I will take pictures. For reals, y'all.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Day 1....Barely

Good heavens, I nearly missed NaBloPoMo this year. I have no idea if I'll actually be able to do it this year, but I just spent an hour reading blogs and felt really guilty about how much mine sucks and decided to just jump in and do it. Besides, last year I won a prize!

Hopefully I will have pictures of my new couch tomorrow. Hopefully. If not, Alex might go missing.

I may or may not be nesting.

Also? Can we just talk about how TIRED I am of cleaning? GAH. I was trying to organize the shelves in our office because that is also going to serve as our guest bedroom and since we are having guests, oh, you know, TOMORROW, it was high time we got the room in some decent order. And after hours of cleaning today, I finally just lost it. I could not organize anything else. Not a single thing. It was like my brain short circuited. And all I could think was, "NO MORE. NOOOO MOOOORREEE." So I turned to Alex and asked him if he'd just throw the whole box of crap in the closet and call it a day. He did. The room looks much nicer and no one has to know I didn't organize a box of crap from our wedding that was over a year ago. It's just our little secret, internet. So keep that to yourself, would you?