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Thursday, November 21, 2002

Figures ** I spend three days with my thumb up my ass (um, figuratively, that is) because there's nothing going on at work, and what happens? The afternoon of my last day before 2 days of vacation and the dam bursts. This is absurd. I will not stay late today. Well, not too late. I have laundry and packing to do. Grrrr.

Wednesday, November 20, 2002

Tidbits ** I forgot to mention a little something I learned about my husband last weekend. It's amazing what comes out when you sit around at family gatherings and tell stories. Did I mention we had a really good time? Anyway... It turns out that my darling, law-abiding husband never took his driver's test. Nope. He took the written test (in AZ you take a written test to get your driver's permit, then the driving test for your driver's license), and got his permit. But when he went back with his mom to do the driving test, the guy helping him was new. He filled in the forms right, but the guy at the next counter thought he filled them out incorrectly, crossed off the test part, and pointed Joe to the end of the counter for the eye test and photo. He was given a receipt and sent on his merry way. A week later, his driver's license came in the mail. Silly boy. My! But that explains so much. Heh.

Yawn ** Work is sooooooooo slow today. I can't believe I'm managing to stay awake. I don't even want to know what my internet cache log looks like today...

Tuesday, November 19, 2002

80's Desktop Themes - Radical! ** Yeah, I know, I'm blog-happy today. But look at this: tons of 80's desktop themes for download. I know what I'm doing tonight!

Sacrilege ** They're shrinking ice cream packages! How dare they! I noticed at Joe's Grandmother's house last weekend that the "1/2 gallon" of Dreyer's peppermint ice cream (positively delicious, btw), was definitely and noticeably smaller than its companion generic chocolate "1/2 gallon." I figured it was because it was a seasonal flavor or something, not an actual trend. Thankfully, the article says that Breyers has no plans to do likewise. I guess I'll keep forking out my $4 for a true half-gallon of Breyers mint chocolate chip ice cream.

I've been shot! ** Just got my flu shot. That's lovely. I've been fortunate to never have a reaction, but I've never gotten one while pregnant before. Keep your fingers crossed for me that I have no complications, please!

Doctors ** I'm sorry, I just have to laugh. I got a voice mail from the OB nurse, and my Dr. has some meeting or something this afternoon and they needed to cancel my appointment; could I come in on Friday afternoon at 4:30? Hint: Friday afternoon I plan to be lounging by a pool in Las Vegas. And after I said in the post below that I just knew they'd cancel on me again?! Fortunately, I called them back and I'm just going at 2:30 today instead. That means taking time off of work, which ticks me off, but it's already been six weeks since my last appointment, and I'm not waiting another week. Grumble grumble. So I'll be outta here about 1:45 today. Have a nice evening!

Weird Day ** Well, our anniversary evening was nice. Actually, it was pretty much like any other day, but it was nice that way. We tried to order steaks from Off the Grill, but I think they must have gone out of business because they didn't answer their phone or fax line. So, Joe ran to the store, bought filet mignon steaks, blue cheese, and potatoes to bake. He had some wine, and I took a sip! The steaks were sooooooo good - and everything he bought at the store ended up costing less than my one steak at OtG would have been.

Today is weird. I just feel out of whack today. Last night I slept better, except for the hour I was awake from 1:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. I have no idea why. I needed to go to the bathroom, and after I was back in bed I realized I was thirsty but I never did get up to get water. Joe's snoring aggravated things a bit, but it still took me a while after he rolled over to fall asleep. Then today I forgot things I needed at home, shut the car door on the bag of Doritos I bought to snack on later, and completely forgot the Dr.'s note letting me get a flu shot in the other car. Grrr. My wonderful husband is driving across town to get a check re-drawn at the title company today and he's going to see if they'll let him fax the Dr. note to me while he's there. Then this afternoon, I go back to the Dr. for my re-scheduled appointment. He had a delivery last Wednesday that made us postpone this one, and with my luck the same thing will happen today. Ah well!

Two more days of work after this... Then Vegas. 4-day weekend. Bliss.

Monday, November 18, 2002

More ** I keep coming back to my page to look at those 2 wedding photos below. :-) They make me so happy. I had to take all my photos offline a little over a year ago, and it's taken me this long to put any of them back up.

Anyway, updates... Joe's finally taken a substitute teaching job. He's teaching middle school science today. Heh. Poor guy. I had some fantabulous news about the mortgage refinancing today which results in us getting some more money back. Thank God! And no December mortgage payment. That is such a huge relief. We saw Joe's extended family on Saturday, which was fun. Found out one of his cousins is due about a month after us, and found out another of his cousins conceived their youngest baby (15 months old) on our wedding night! Isn't that funny? Another friend conceived on our wedding night, too, but lost it. I guess everyone was in the lovin' mood 2 years ago today! Yesterday we saw Punch Drunk Love. Interesting movie. I figured between me, Joe, my mom and my brother, one of us would surely hate it. But none of us did! I'm not sure it was worth 5 stars, but it was clever and unique. It had the same kind of surreal artsy slow-ish feel of One Hour Photo, but I think it was more engaging.

Back to work. I just thought I should ramble on a bit for you. I'm exhausted (baby had NO interest in sleeping last night, or letting ME sleep, for that matter), so it'll be an early anniversary night tonight.

November Eighteenth, Two Thousand ** Two years ago today, my life looked something like this:

What a dream that day was. It was everything I expected, and far more than my wildest imagination would have dreamt. It was all over so fast, and the last two years have gone even faster. It really was more than a turning point in my life. The entire experience, from the moment Joe asked me to marry him until today has resulted in creating lifelong friendships with others, countless miraculous discoveries in the wonders of my loving husband, and a revolution in love and dreams unknown before that time. I know it sounds melodramatic, but it's really all true. And ironically, our lives are not melodramatic at all.

One year ago, we were in New Orleans. We enjoyed dinner overlooking the Mississippi River at Bella Luna. It was lovely. This year? No big celebrations. I really feel we show each other our love all the time, so an anniversary isn't really a big deal. We'll be off to Vegas this coming weekend, and Joe and I have both decided to make sure we spend some loving alone time together during the trip. So I guess we're viewing that more as our anniversary than anything else. All I know is, waking up each day, knowing I have the love of the most wonderful husband I could have ever wanted and our baby on the way to share in it... Well, that's just a darned good day, anniversary or not.