I've been published!
Well, not really.
But I've been allowed to have a post on another blog other than here!
So go and see it, and let me know what you think!
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
I've been published!
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Since we are getting ready to get into a brand new year, I decided that I would update this wonderfully interesting blog.
I kind of "fell off" the blogging bandwagon long about April of earlier this year. (That year being 2008 and all).
To update all of my zero readers, Jacob David Green came a tremendous amount earlier than we would have liked, after my obstetrician placed me on bed rest. He had an irregular heartbeat, and had to be delivered by emergency c-section. What a treat that was.
Especially the part where my husband told me that he saw "my guts."
How endearing that romantical statement was, I tell you!
Anyhoo, I digress. Jacob arrived a smidge over six pounds, which is a pfft of a baby for me, and was just about nineteen inches long. He developed severe jaundice, which required bili lights, lost too much weight, which required additional feedings of formula that he really didn't dig, and a whole other host of things that come along with being a preemie.
But. Would I trade any of the experience in order to have a "perfect" labor and delivery? Not a chance.
I got my baby (healthy as God needs for him to be right now), and the way I look at it, I got extra time with him earlier than I would have expected!
And, since this is the beginning of a brand new year, I want to let all of you (okay, the zero of you) know what my new year's resolutions are:
1. Be a better mother to my three children (I am the first example that they see, and I need to ensure that what I demonstrate to them is what I would demonstrate to the Lord),
2. Keep a running tally of what I read throughout the year (I say that I'm going to do this every year, and I totally forget until around April or so. This year, I'm actually going to do it!), and
3. Think of others before I open my mouth about certain "prickly" situations. I say this because I sometimes find myself placing my foot inside my mouth, and I most wholeheartedly regret hurting feelings of those that I love and admire, because I don't take the time to think about how some might feel.
Since I have taken up ALL that time for posting my aspirations/goals/resolutions for everyone to read, I want to challenge those of you (ha. ha. Aren't I hysterically funny?) who actually stumbled upon my post to do the same. Post your resolutions, I mean. Not do the same resolutions as me, you see.
Only because I've heard that if you write down your resolutions or goals, that they are sometimes easier to maintain.
So we'll see.
Either I'll stay motivated to do what I claim I'm going to do, or I'll be shamed into it.
And I really don't dig shame.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
If anyone out there has, had, or dealt with gestational diabetes during a pregnancy, I would appreciate it so very much if you would either leave me a comment, or email me.
I found out yesterday that my blood test did not come back very friendly-like.
So I get to either go and take another blood test (which I did last week, and, literally, came thisclose to fainting in the doctor's office because of the glucose solution), or I could just go ahead and start the gestational diabetes diet, and monitor my blood.
Is my excitement coming through clearly enough?
So in my search on the internet (which was a REALLY bad idea; just like everyone always says not to research health issues on the internet, but why would I listen to them?) I didn't really find any more information on the subject, but did come across the following cool test.
Which, of course, I took.
Because I am a nerd.
A librarian nerd.
But just LOOK!!!
If the woman who taught keyboarding to me in high school could see that, I think she would be pleased with herself.
Monday, March 24, 2008
Happy Easter, everybody!
We decided to "go away" this holiday weekend, and take the chitlins somewhere we had never been before.
So we went to Manahawkin, New Jersey.
Because we are adventurous folks.
And because of this...
It seemed that I had been obsessing merely mentioning the fact that I would enjoy going to a Sonic Drive-In and enjoying some of their fine, fried delicacies.
It seems that the lovely folks at the Sonic headquarters really want EVERYONE in the entire free world to visit their fine establishments. Frankly, I think that some of the world's problems could be solved over an order of Cheesy Tots and a refreshing Cherry Limeade.
But I digress.
So! I had been viewing these absolutely fabulous television commercials extolling the wondrous virtues of the Sonic Drive-In. Which, I might add, I have visited numerous times throughout my life. Seeing as how I was born, raised in, attended college in, began my illustrious career as an educator in, and love with all my heart, THE SOUTH. So! I am familiar with all of the joy that Sonic can offer to an individual.
Once your body/car/vehicle passes over the Mason-Dixon line, and you are physically in "THE NORTH," there ain't no Sonic to be found.
Unless you go to Waretown, New Jersey.
Which is exactly what my wonderful husband schemed and connived his way to doing for me this past weekend.
We drove for approximately three and a half hours just so I could sit in my husband's truck, eat a hamburger, cheesy fries, drink a Cherry Limeade with extra Cherry, and finish all that off with a Peanut Butter Fudge sundae.
I don't know if that's love or just devotion to a fryer, ya'll.
Either way, it was good beyond belief, and this year's Easter will be one of the more memorable ones. I can guarantee you that!
Monday, March 10, 2008
This, my friends, has got to be BAAAAAAAAD news.
I mean REALLY bad.
Just look at it.
Go on, look.
When I return to my doctor later this month, I am sure that the weight gain that shows up on my lil' chart will be courtesy of that delicious sammich.
It's from Panera Bread.
It's the Tuna Salad on Whole Grain.
Now, ya'll, I didn't take a picture of the one that I had earlier today. That picture is from the Interweb. BUT! I will tell you that the deliciousness that awaits you if you go to a Panera and order one of these babies, is ENDLESS.
Except when you finish your last bite.
I blame all of this obsession on my friend with whom I teach.
SHE had to have a student teacher.
TODAY had to be the student teacher's last day.
And, to make matters worse, we HAD to celebrate a job well done for the student teacher.
NOW I am going to be forced to return to Panera's in order to get this sammich.
Ugliness is going to ensue, I guarantee ya'll.
I did, however, alter one teeninsey thing with Panera's deliciousness between two slices of bread.
THAT, my friends, can only add to the enjoyment that you will experience when you eat such a wondrous thing.
Just so ya'll know, I had to take a few extra packets of the Tabasco to keep in my desk at work.
Jacob demanded it.
And what type of mother would I be to deny a poor, defenseless infant what he so rightly deserves?
That's EXACTLY what I thought, too.
Friday, February 22, 2008
Once again, another day off from school.
This week in school, since it was the President's Day holiday, we didn't attend school this past Monday (the 18th), or the previous Friday (the 15th). Today, since the weather brought in another snowstorm, we are at home. Again.
The kids are enjoying themselves, but I am hesitant to enjoy this snow day, since I no longer have any days left for my school district to lovingly bestow upon its employees since we are only granted five "free" snow days before they start snaggin' our Spring Break days.
The first one that they will want back is April 14th. Doesn't sound too bad, until I read the fine print on Molly Moo's preschool newsletter informing me that Molly Moo will be the STAR OF THE WEEK! in preschool on, yep, you got it, April 14th.
Here is a picture of the kids from a few minutes ago. They are sitting on top of the dog house in the back.
I took the picture from inside the house.
Through the sliding glass doors.
In my pajamas.
And leopard-print slippers.
I know, I know. Glamour has NO time card to punch, does it?
Monday, February 18, 2008
Has it really been over two months since I last posted? That is absolutely shameful. Honestly, you would think that SOMETHING would have happened at least remotely interesting/exciting/embarassing since then, but I can't come up with anything. I have finally stopped having "Morning Sickness." That's a really funny term, since the worst part of my endearing nausea would occur around 5:30 each evening, and last until I fell asleep each evening. It was a ball of fun for everyone in the house. Especially me.
Well, since I haven't posted anything since December of 2007, I can update everyone on the following information:
1. Yes, we are still scheduled to welcome our last little Greenlet in July of this year. According to the doctors and the sonogram folks, the 3rd is still the date of choice, whether or not the baby feels that way, I have no way of knowing.
2. I am still working as a School Library Media Specialist. Or, for those of you who prefer, school librarian.
3. We still reside in upstate New York, and are enjoying the frigid winter weather. Me, not really, but I have an image to uphold here.
4. We know the gender of the baby, and if you are a type who enjoys surprises, don't read the following sentence: IT'S ANOTHER BOY! We are kind of still up in the air on his name, but we know that his first name will definitely be Jacob. Any helpful suggestions with the middle name, please leave me a comment, and gimme what you got. A few ideas from us are David and Daniel.
5. I don't have any "belly shots," only because, well, I haven't taken any pictures, and frankly, ya'll, I don't really feel like showing my pudge that is possibly not related to the baby. (Meaning, do you really want to see my poochy tummy even though the baby is the size of a baked potato, a RAWTHER large one at that)?
I will, however, when it's closer to time, post a few shots for all of everyone to see. Just not now. Although, I do have the following picture to offer to all of you, and remarkably, it resembles me to a TEE right now!
Check it out...
The ice cream cone, minus the cherry, is a really good rendition, and the round body, since I am pretty much round right now, and the pink, since I seem to be hot all the time, so the picture is EXACTLY what you would see if I were to post any actual photographs on here. Anyway!
I remembered that I never took the picture of the sign from the local business to post on here, but it went exactly like this:
"'TIS THE SEASON FOR PROJECTILE VOMITING"
That was featured on the local vets' billboard in front of the office. Around Christmastime, no less! I don't know if I found it more odd than funny, but it was just plain weird, if you ask me.
Hope everyone is doing well, and I will make it a point to post FAR more frequently than I have been as of recently!