I just made hot cocoa.
It’s 90 degrees outside.
Also, someone come clean my desk for me.
#TBT to a baby Kelsey & my beautiful great Grandma Louella. Not only is she responsible for my love for all things lemon flavored, but the woman had some great jewelry - some that I still have & wear today 🎀💕
I haven’t done one of these in forever, so here we go…
Listening to: ”All I Need” by Mat Kearney
Obsessing over: Please don’t hate me for this - but I gave in, and ordered some of that Younique Fiber 3D Moonshine Super Sonic Lashalicious whatever-the-hell-it’s-called mascara. I love it, and now cannot go back to other mascara. Only because it seriously lengthens and thickens like no other. If someone can find me something that does those two things, does NOT cost $29, and does NOT come from an “independent home sales” lady, I’ll love you forever.
The down side to this stuff, though, is that it’s a royal pain to put on. It takes more time, because there are two different tubes that you use each time - and if you’re not careful, it will be SUPER clumpy and totally unnatural and scary looking. Figuring out how to use it, without looking like a crazy person, takes some practice.
I’m feeling: Comfortable! It’s a million degrees outside today, but my office is always FREEZING. I wore a tank top yesterday, and was shaking all day. Thus, today I went with a total 90’s grunge look - layers on layers. [there are leggings underneath that belly, by the way]
Working on: My second 32 ounce bottle of water. I slacked big time yesterday with the good ole H2O intake…hey, a giant iced sugary decaf coffee & a million donuts sounded way better.
I’m annoyed by: These little back pains I keep getting! I know it’s just from all the stretching and growing from the beautiful miracle of life yadda yadda….but it HURTS. That prenatal massage did wonders for my back and hips, but now the back pain is slowly starting to creep in again. I’m sure sitting at an office desk all day doesn’t help much. I’m hoping I can deal for another week or 2, then it’s time for another massage :)
Anticipating: Getting my craft room cleaned out! The craft room will be the nursery, and right now it is full of baby things people keep gifting us & craft supplies. We are slowly starting to get our nursery furniture figured out [finally!] so it’s time to do some major rearranging of rooms. It starts tonight with cleaning out the guest room clutter! [I’ve been saying that for the last 4 nights and we haven’t done a thing, so don’t hold me to it]
Thankful for: My husband [I know, cue the groans]. I read some really awful horror stories on pregnancy websites, some women just have terrible awful husbands. I am so lucky that mine is incredibly understanding, loving, and *forgiving* during this time of transition. He is the best of the best!
Happy Hump Day! Hope you all are having a wonderful Wednesday!
Love, high fives, and American flag scarves,
Nebraska wide receiver Kenny Bell couldn’t come up with the cash to pay his utility bills. So the senior started slinging drinks at a Lincoln watering hole on top of his training as an elite college athlete.
It’s so hard to remember that these are college kids who are just trying to get by, like every other college kid in the world….except as D1 players, they have the weight on their shoulders to keep a whole state happy.
Oh, and I love Kenny Bell.
Like many preteens of the early ’90s, I was obsessed with young adult books about kidnapping. From The Face on the Milk Carton to Missing Since Monday, I couldn’t get enough. This might explain why as an adult, there’s nothing I love more than 48 Hours Mystery.
I found this book report in my…
I never read this gem of a tween book when I was younger, but I’m pretty sure books like that, and shows like “Unsolved Mysteries” were the reason why I was a freaked out, anxious, every light on in the house, every window shade closed, every door triple locked, don’t answer the phone because it could be a kidnapper calling to see if there really IS a babysitter, never fall asleep type of babysitter in my prime child watching days.
This child is so punctual!
Every day at 11:30 on the dot, we start moving around in there, and we’re still going. It’s so
weird fascinating watching my stomach move around. I wish I knew how Baby is laying in there - I have no clue whether it’s a foot or a hand or a head or a butt!
Oh Monday, how I loathe you. This past weekend, however, wasn’t too shabby.
Friday night, I’m not sure what got into us, but we deep cleaned the upstairs of our house like crazy people. It started with me casually vacuuming, then all of the sudden, I was scrubbing down the bathroom and gutting the hall closet, throwing things away. Chris was [about 4 whiskeys deep] on his hands and knees scrubbing the kitchen floor…all the while, Mack just watched us. Lazy dog, no help whatsoever.
Saturday was wonderful. We got up and went to brunch with his parents & my parents. The dads and Chris went golfing, and the moms and I went shopping. I had to buy some maternity clothes, since I can no longer wear gym shorts to work…boo…and we took my mother in law into Babies R Us [she’d never been] to look around. We found fabric for the nursery curtains [mama’s making those], and even stopped for some Aunt Annie’s Pretzels….yum. It was a long day full of shopping, but so fun to spend time with my two moms.
Sunday was for church and a little more shopping. Chris & I ran a few errands after church, then he had to go into work for a few hours. I took advantage of that time to do some shopping by myself :) After a haul from Ulta, a stop to buy Mack some treats, and finding a new rug for the baby room, I was home painting my nails to yet another episode of Bar Rescue. Chris came home from work, and we lounged for a while, before eating an early supper. We started talking about registering, and totally spontaneously decided to go register at Target. I have two showers coming up in September and October, so we decided we better try to start.
We Chris got a little gun happy, and before we knew it, we had about 40 items on the registry! There is so much that we are clueless about, so my mom, myself, and a good family friend are going in a couple weeks to finalize both registries. Because bottles?? How the hell am I supposed to know what kind this kid will like? And butt paste? I mean, I need all the help I can get.
And now, here we are at Monday. The day I sleep in until the last possible moment, rush to work, and upon my first trip to the bathroom, realize just how stupid I look because I gave myself about 20 minutes to get ready before I ran out of the house. Oh well. Here we go, Monday.
Hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Have a marvelous week, and go kick this Monday in the tail.
WE MADE IT!
Have a great Friday, friends!!
A couple things:
1) Mack & I are a little embarrassed that we are spending the night catching up on Teen Mom 2 while Chris watches Shark Week downstairs in the man cave.
2) Jenelle and Leah are a hot mess.
3) Mack is legit snoring like a man right now. He’s over the drama. I had to cover his eyes when Jenelle was mean to her dogs.