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Thursday, June 30, 2005

Goodbye little bunnies!

I let all the bunnies go. They're all free now. I let them go in my backyard and watched them run away into the woods. They've doubled in size since I got them, and I think that they can manage on their own. Hopefully they'll be alright. I would be sad if I found a little bunny carcass on my front lawn. However, I think I'll be more upset when I find the little bunny carcass in the house when it starts to stink since 2 of the little bunnies escaped.

Today we are working out of the Lansing office which sucks ass. We have one working phone that we can use and 2 working computers. We cannot print any of our reports or anything from this office. It sucks pretty bad!! We're just pretty much sitting here, picking our noses with nothing to do. Carmen is taking out her hair and throwing in the garbage. I'm laughing at her, because I would never even consider chopping off the end of my 'hair' and ripping it out like she's doing with her weave er whatever. Pretty funny. I've learned more about black people hair since I started working for Terminix, than I ever knew going to public school. It's very interesting. Carmen is funny stuff. Oh well, we're leaving in about 45 minutes cuz there's no way I'm working an 11 hour day at 8 1/2 months pregnant. It took us almost 2 hours to get here because we got lost. We didn't get lost in Lansing, we got lost on the damn expressway because the directions that we got were wrong. Imagine that. This sucks.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Poor bunnies!

Obviously I'm terrible at keeping track of bunnies, because I'm another bunny short today. I've decided however that if they're big enough to escape, they're big enough to be let go back into the wild. So, I'm going to release the bunnies tonight after I get out of work. What bothers me the most about the bunnies is that I was sure that I would find a bunny carcass on the floor, since they are on top of my washer/dryer. Obviously the fall didn't kill it. Then I'm going to finish laundry and get the baby room in some sort of order. My sister is coming over to help, though she doesn't know it yet. Do you hear me Pookie??

I swear if this kid gets the hiccups ONE MORE TIME I'm going to scream. It seems that he has them every couple of hours. We went to the last baby class last night, and got a certificate saying I was there, how exciting. I'm just happy that now on Monday nights, after work, I can just sleep. Especially since starting Friday we'll be driving an hour and a half each way to work for 3 weeks. It's okay, though because I can only drive it for 3 weeks, after that my doctor doesn't want me to drive it, so I'll be off on disability.

Maybe I can duck out of work early tonight, that would be great. I better hurry up and get some stuff done then.

Oh, and how embarrassing is this???!! I walked into work this morning, and someone pointed out something on the floor. I looked, and it was my underwear. Apparently they were stuck in my jeans and decided to fall out at work. Nice, huh? At least they're clean I suppose.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Confused

I'm having very mixed feelings right now about this whole baby thing. My shower was this weekend, and while I got alot of things, I also didn't get alot of things that I needed. I was very disappointed at the turnout of people and with the party overall. I ended up having to run around and get all the tables and chairs, set them all up and decorate, and then tear it all down again. By the end of it, I was so exhausted, AND I had friends here from out of town, so I felt obligated to spend time with them, even though all I wanted to do was sleep. Yesterday wasn't much better. I went grocery shopping with the hubby, which completely whipped my butt and then the out of town friends came over for dinner, and didn't end up leaving until 1:30am. I didn't get out of bed until 1 yesterday, but between grocery shopping, playing in the baby's room, doing all the laundry and whatever other cleaning popped into my head as I was walking past, I was completely whipped again. I'm very sick of this tired all the time stuff. T-Minus 7 weeks and counting.

I keep thinking "What the hell am I going to do with a baby?" I'm very confused about the whole thing. As much as I thought I wanted a baby before I got pregnant, now that I am pregnant, I'm not sure I still want one. Can I return it for a refund? Is this normal? I just keep thinking that I'm a very bad person because at this point I really don't care about the baby. Everyone around me is excited and they keep looking to me to be the most excited, but I just can't muster any excitement. As terrible as it all sounds, I'm not sure I would have been at all devastated if I had miscarried. I think about that sometimes, how I would have reacted, and I'm not sure I would have reacted at all. Last week, a cashier at a store was talking to me about the baby, and said that it obviously wasn't my first child. Why would she think that? Because I'm so nonchalant about the whole thing. I just told her that I'm a realist and that I know how much work I'm in for, and that the novelty has worn off. I can't even muster some excitement for a stranger's sake. Part of it I think is the bi-polar, but the rest is just me being my typical cynnical self. I keep hoping that as soon as I have the baby, I'll have that overwhelming love at first sight. Otherwise, this kid is going to have one screwed up existence with a mom who can't deal. Sometimes I think I'm scared and then others I think I'm just not interested at all and would rather not participate in the whole baby thing. Either way, I've only got 7 weeks and 2 days to get over it. I'm mad too, cuz the hubby seems to be handling all this much better than me.

Tonight is the last baby class, thank god. I get out of work at 5 but won't get to sleep or anything before the class at 7. By the time I get home, I will have to finish laundry, dishes, and do something for dinner for the husband, which means no bed until at least 11. Yay me. Well, I think I've done enough whining for 3 people today, so I'm done.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

Little Bunny Foo Foo

Well, I'm a bunny short. I however did not kill it. It escaped from the thingy that I had them in. Apparently they are doing quite well since they are big enough to escape now, and 3 days ago they barely even had their eyes open. I am a very good surrogate mother. Even if I did already lose one bunny. Okay, I didn't lose him, he escaped, and I can't help that. I've got little dishes of food all over the house to try to get him to come out. We'll see what happens.

Pookie wants to know which one it is that escaped. Ummm... the little brown one that looks identical to the other 7 in the thingy. Foo Foo #8.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Hello out there

I was trying to wait to post until I had the pictures of my baby bunnies to post, but I keep getting distracted at work while trying to put them on here, so I'll just have to update to update. I have 8 baby bunnies at home, all of which have their eyes open now and are eating ALOT. They drink Kitten Milk Replacement Formula and eat shredded carrots and lettuce. I'm very proud of myself that the bunnies aren't dead yet. Maybe I'll have to send 2 of them to K8 to replace Snuggles and Cuddles. I'm sure she'd love that.

My baby shower is this weekend and it's all very unorganized. My mother in law is having foot surgery Friday, so she won't be able to help at all. My step mother is stressing me out, because now I've been put in charge of tables and chairs. Tables are easy and under control, almost everyone has a table of some sort. I just need folding chairs, which I'm going to have to rent for $1 a piece. Whatever, I can't wait until it's over. It's been such a mess from the beginning. First off, my step mom said she would do the shower, then she wanted help, then she couldn't get anyone to help because she's bossy, now it's all falling on me to fix or finish, and I really don't have the patience to deal with it all. Besides, why can't I just have awesome friends/aunts/ something that just put it all together and let me know what the hell time I'm supposed to be there. But no, I have to organize it all and be stressed about it. It was the same with my wedding shower. Even the BGS volunteered to help with the baby shower, but unfortunately, he really hasn't been much help. AND he's got to babysit this weekend, so he's really not going to be much help on Friday or Sunday and just Saturday until right after the shower, then he's got to run and pick up kids. Very stressing is all.

AND I'm losing my belly button. I cannot believe it. I could stick my finger in it still day before yesterday, and now today, I can't. I'm very depressed about the whole thing. The hubby thinks it's funny though. He likes to press on my belly and watch my belly button pop out. I told him, few more days, he won't have to pop it out, it will be out on it's own.

Well, hopefully I'll have pics of the bunnies soon. My sister is supposed to be doing something with them, but she's really sick today, like could go to the hospital sick, but won't go of course. I'm the exact same way, won't go unless I absolutely have to. Oh well, I'll just have to get out of work and make her go. She'll listen to me forcing her into the car a little better than she's going to listen to my grandmother.

Oh, I have to make the hubby cut grandma's grass too. Remember how I said she means well, but doesn't always do well? Well she exaggerates too. Apparently Pookie can't cut the grass anymore because when she does, she 'hemmorages' from the nose. First off, it's a nose bleed. Secondly, there were other reasons for the nosebleed, not the grass cutting, I swear. Pookie just didn't want to divulge secrets to grandma. I guess I don't care either way, but I'm sure that hubby isn't going to want to cut it. We'll see....

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Rain rain go away!

It has done nothing but rain for the past week. All day long it's sunny and hot and I make plans to go swimming or something, and then WHAM, out of nowhere, thunderstorm from hell. It's really getting a little ridiculous! Last night, I had to take back my In-Law's Jeep that hubby's been driving for a few days. On the way there, I stopped and got Pookie because we were going to swim while we were there. It was a torrential downpour all the way until we got to their house, where it had quit raining and was sunny again. At least we got to swim. Then all of us went out to dinner at "Famous Daves". I really like the cornbread and the corn on the cob and potato salad. That's about all I really liked. The ribs were alright too. But certainly not the best I've ever had. Anywho, got home and crashed because I had to be to work at 7am, and I've been overly exhausted lately, imagine that. Almost 8 months pregnant and exhausted! I also seen the travel system that the grandma got me. It's really not that bad. It's actually kind of cute. I told Pookie not to let her bring it to the shower because then she would have to load it in the car for grandma, unload it, carry it into the shower location, and then we'd just have to load it up again and take it home. Pookie thinks she's just gonna put it all together so then grandma can carry the car seat, and Pookie can get the stroller, and it will be much easier than trying to carry the box. I don't want the damn box anyways, I have enough boxes that I'm going to have to burn in a big bonfire as it is. Well, enough of my whining. Off to work I go. I'm so bad, I check all my personal e-mail and everything at work... only because I really don't have anything to do otherwise. That's sad.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Well...

The only thing accomplished this weekend that I had on my list was laundry. What a shame that nothing else got done. We spent most of Sunday with the In-Laws at a graduation party in Lansing, and that was fun. The hubby and I went fishing on Friday and that was a blast. My guy from work hopefully killed all our carpenter ants. He was going to come over and spray the outside of the house with some really great stuff. That was pretty much the extent of my weekend, nothing interesting. I'll get back to everyone when there's something worth updating.

Friday, June 10, 2005

YAY!

Well, I have a new shift at work now, from 8-5, instead of 10-7. It's early but it's worth it. I hate the later shift because there isn't any time to do anything before work, and by the time I get home from work I have to make dinner and go to bed to be ready for work the next day.

I was playing with a little baby bird last night. He was in my bushes. I'm not sure what kind of bird he was, but he was big for a baby. He couldn't fly, but he sure tried. The hubby picked him up out of the bushes, and I put him back because his momma will come back and get him, hopefully. I didn't see him in the bushes this morning, so either he hopped away or his mommy got him. Hopefully his mommy got him.

THEN it rained really hard last night, but Pookie was over, and we went out and played in the rain like little kids. We were jumping in puddles and running around and it was alot of fun. I don't think I've done that in years! It's always hating the rain, or hating to walk in the rain. We were soaked, but it was soooo worth it. And because of the rain, hubby isn't working today. That and the fact that there isn't any work to do. I don't know how we're going to make it when I'm off on disability with him only working 20 hours a week. It sucks pretty bad, that's for sure. I made the comment that we're really going to be broke in August, and he started yelling about me not letting him buy landscaping equipment to start his own business. Ummm... we can't afford the bills we have, let alone more... DUH!!! Oh well, I guess that's about it for now. I have to call the BGS to find out what's going on after work today. I'm thinking that the best thing would be a nap!

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Just Real Quick....

The hubby now affectionately refers to me as 'Hungry Hungry Hippos'. I think it's kind of funny, actually. He can be funny once in a while. Like the time when I got out of the shower and was doing my hair. I commented how it smelled like wet dog in the bathroom. His comment was that it should because the bitch he owned just got out of the bath. Funny funny man!

Weird Night!

Well, I had some really messed up dreams last night. Everyone was trying to kill me and it wasn't cool. The people that were trying to kill me were my sister and my husband. In the dream, I was trying to get away from my husband, but not my sister for whatever reason. I guess I knew that she really wasn't trying to kill me. Or something.

Anyways, I took the stroller and car seat that I had to my in-laws last night. They wanted one, and I guess my grandma bought me one as her gift for the shower. This woman means well, but doesn't always do well. She bought me the absolute ugliest lamp in the whole wide world. It's teal and it's a rocking horse. Then she got me a blanket that isn't so bad, but isn't great either. Now, she got me the travel system that SHE liked at the store, even though I already had one. I can't ever bear to hurt her feelings but dammit woman, pay attention!!! I already have one. So, oh well, I'll keep grama's and give the other one to the in-laws so that my mother in law can just have one. She doesn't work and will probably end up baby sitting most of the time. Problem solved.

Well, I would have more to write, except there are big-wigs here in the office, so I have to appear busy for the moment. Then in a few my co-worker and I have to go pick up food for our meeting tonight. KFC, how yummy! Sorry if I'm making anyone jealous. Wouldn't want to do that! Talk to everyone later!

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

MMMM... Peanut M & M's!! Just wanted to share that!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Finally, I've gained some weight!

Finally, after all this time, I've gained 1 1/2lbs. Yep, that's it. Only a pound. Oh well, I eat like a horse so I have no explanation. I started my baby classes last night, labor and delivery is the only one I'm taking. I pretty much raised my little sisters, so I'm pretty sure I don't need Baby Care 101. Oh, and Christi!!! They were saying that there are pressure points in the foot, namely the heel, that if massaged, can induce labor. Might just work, you never know. Besides, even if it doesn't work, you still get a foot rub out of the deal which I'm sure you won't complain about!

The June bugs are going crazy at my house... I have hundreds of them at night on the concrete. The toads like to come out too and eat the bugs at my house. The june bugs are just icky though because they crunch really loudly. That's icky! I can't handle smooshing bugs if they're going to crunch. I had to walk Pookie to her car last night because she was scared of stepping on a june bug. She's a wimp. She was freaking out about the big Mosquito eater thing that was flying around. They don't bite and the smoosh easy. Wimp!

Anyways, doc said everything was good, good heartbeat and the sugar test was fine too. That's the most exciting, that's for sure. I'm almost done. I can't wait. I have to go check my registries to see who's bought what....

Monday, June 06, 2005

Humorous

The Gay flight attendant meets the princess...... An airline's

passenger cabin was being served by an obviously gay flight attendant,

who seemed to put everyone into a good mood as he served them food and

drinks. As the plane prepared to descend, he came swishing down the

aisle and announced to the passengers, "Captain Marvin has asked me to

announce that he'll be landing the big scary plane shortly, lovely

people, so if you could just put up your trays that would be super." On

his trip back up the aisle, he noticed that a well-dressed rather

exotic looking woman hadn't moved a muscle. "Perhaps you didn't hear me

over those big brute engines. I asked you to raise your trazy-poo so

the main man can pitty-pat us on the ground." She calmly turned her head

and said, "In my country, I am called a Princess. I take orders from no

one." To which the flight attendant replied, without missing a beat,

"Well, sweet -cheeks, in my country, I'm called a Queen, so I outrank

you. Tray-up bitch."

Friday, June 03, 2005

STARVING!

I am so hungry right now, I could eat the ass end of a dead rhino!!!

I'm the only person in the office right now, everyone else is out doing things or out to lunch. My manager and the other office guys went out to lunch 2 hours ago, and I'm still waiting for them to get back. I ate a small thing this morning on my way to work, but that was at 7. I'm just a little mad right now that they've left me here all by myself all day, swamped, and I can't just up and leave. That's okay, though I guess, I'm out of there at 3 since they decided for me that I don't need a lunch break. Bastards!! Oh no, the pregnant woman doesn't need to eat... it's just a myth.

I really want chinese food for lunch and there isn't anywhere close to here. I'm going to have to call the BGS and have him meet me for lunch at the favorite Chinese buffet. MMMMMmmmmm Egg Drop Soup!!! Okay, I have to quit talking about it or I'm going to drool on my keyboard.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

PRAYERS NEEDED ASAP!!!

K8 this looks awesome!!! BUT I have more important things to talk about right now..... I'm at work early, normally I don't get here until about 10. Today, though, my co-worker called me crying and said she can't come in today. The reason... her 17 year old daughter was RAPED and they're at the hospital. Her graduation commencements are tonight, and her open house is Saturday. This is the absolute LAST thing anyone needs, let alone at such an amazing time in a young person's life. So, please, all who read my blog (which is beautiful by the way thanks to K8), make sure you guys say an extra prayer for her today.. I know I will be all day!!!


Just a quick update about this, since I wrote this at about 7am. I've talked to my co-worker C since then. This is the whole story. C's daughter S was staying at her father's house for a few days, since her father was sick. Well, sick alright, he's the one who raped her. Ummmm.. in what part of a person's mind does something like that ever seem like an alright idea! I'm just floored!!!! Also, C & S had to leave the hospital and everything else to make it to S's commencement rehearsal at 9:30. C talked to the school, told them what happened and that S might not make it to the rehearsal because of it. The school told C that if S isn't at the rehearsal, she will NOT be allowed to walk at commencements this evening. How Bogue is that???? This girl's life just crumbled right in front of her own eyes, and now the school will not even back her. I'm just so frustrated. Also, from what I hear, there's quite a standoff happening at S's Father's house... he won't come out of the house for the nice policemen, so they're waiting to get a "break the door down and take what we want" warrant from the judge. Should prove to be quite the interesting weekend for them. Please keep them in your prayers. No girl deserves to be raped period. But by HER OWN FATHER!! That's someone who should be her hero, not someone she's now scared to death of. Tragic!!!

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Long Day

Well, I've got twitchy legs and it's driving me nuts. I have so many things to do around the house though, so I guess it's alright that my legs won't sit still. I'm hoping to get the yard done this weekend. The hubby is hoping that I get it done without his help, but he's wrong. I have to call Mosquito Control too because they are out of control at my house. There is some swampy standing water at the house up the drive from me, so that's why they are there.

I'm burning everything in my backyard this weekend... rocking ass big bonfire. I can't wait. It should be fun.

I'm really just out of things important to write about today.. I'll update more when I feel like it. OH, and if my page looks funny for a few days, don't despair. It will be bigger and better after K8 is done revamping it.