Friday, February 27, 2009

The Cookie Always Knows

Well, as long as after all this we end up settling down happily... I suppose I can deal with all the work it takes to make the many changes. Sigh. It's a good thing Mom's here.
I like it when she's in the surrounding vicinity, because she really does take good care of me. (I just need her for a little longer Dad, then I promise I'll send her back.)

In other news, I had an ultrasound on Monday. I asked the technician to check and make sure that Hannah hadn't grown any bits that she shouldn't have... If she was indeed a Hannah of course. If she wasn't then the bits would be perfectly appropriate. Anyways... still no bits! AND she's flipped the right side down, which is why I think my heartburn and bladder pain (and WAY too constant peeing) seem to have diminished. I am feeling much more comfortable than I was a week ago. Actually, not at this present moment. At this present moment I am decidedly uncomfortable, but I'm tired and Hannah is doing some kind of stretching exercises that may be helping her with her flexibility, but are causing significant discomfort to my organs and the poor skin and muscle that is stretched to the limits trying to keep her from bursting out of my stomach like that alien from that movie.

That's about all from here. It's mostly working, hanging out with my mom, and Hannah kicking the crap (or pee) out of me. I will tell you one thing before I drag myself up the stairs to bed though... I may have been slightly over-ambitious when it came to my painting plans for the boys' room. (Don't tell Glen.) I wonder why grass and sky and road and clouds and trucks and planes and cars ever sounded like a one or two day job to me? Pfft.

Friday, February 20, 2009


If you were going to visit a friend of yours and you wanted to park near their house but your only available options were:

  1. Park in front of your friend's driveway, thus possibly blocking your friend's car in, but since you're there anyways you can always move your vehicle if someone needs to get out.
  2. Park a little further down the street, not too far, but a little further than ten steps away from the front door.
  3. OR
  4. Park in front of the neighbor's driveway. They don't need to go anywhere. In fact, they just got home. You know this because they had to honk to get you to move just so they could pull in.
Which would you choose?

Just wondering, because the option I would choose does not seem to be very popular with my neighbors or their friends... Just as I imagine our request that they move AGAIN in a few minutes when Glen needs to drive to the new house will not be very popular. Good thing we're moving.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Can't Talk, Painting.

Things are very busy here at Willems central, if you don't believe me then you should know that I have three weeks of Grey's Anatomy and last week's Survivor episode on tape and I have no idea when I'm going to watch them. They're just sitting there. Here's why:

  • We took possession of the new house on Monday. I bought some paint.
  • On Tuesday we took down all of the venetian blinds and curtains, had someone come to remove all of the junk that the previous owners had left behind, ripped out the carpet from one of the bedrooms, pulled off all of the bedroom baseboards and trim, took down all of the cupboard doors in the kitchen and wiped out the inside of the cupboards, discovered that the carpet underlay had been glued to the sub-floor, discovered that a pipe coming out of our water meter had a hole in it and squirted water when we turned it on, discovered that the water heater leaked when we turned it on, and managed to get one third of one of the bedroom floors scraped clean. (This was not encouraging since that little bit that got scraped took at least four hours, meaning that we probably had at least 32 hours of scraping ahead of us.)
  • On Wednesday we rented an electric floor scraper, scraped the remaining floors, (in about 2 hours, sweet) pulled of the rest of the trim and baseboards and took down all the closet doors, primed and painted the ceiling and closet in one bedroom, scraped the stipple off of the ceiling in another bedroom, had a plumber repair the pipe with the hole, had a plumber check our water heater, had a plumber put in a new water heater, (Sigh, $900.00) and I managed to watch a movie that I rented over a week ago. Oh yeah, and I turned down a job offer. It didn't seem like a good idea to take on a maternity leave Kindergarten teaching position right now. Sigh.
I don't know what we'll manage to get done today, but I'm counting on getting some colored paint up on the walls today. I need some motivation, and priming things is not motivating. I'm also counting on putting up a new church bulletin board since I promised I would. I'm not counting on getting to watch Survivor and Grey's Anatomy. Double sigh.

But hey, I updated the blog!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Fine. I'll do it.

I've been tagged on facebook about 25 times to post "25 random things about me" so I figure I should give this a go. Plus, my sister-in-law did hers, and it was awesome. Mine won't be as awesome because I feel way too dumb to do this and because I'm not as awesome, but I'd like to be. Taking all that into consideration, I'm going to cut myself some slack and just post 25 random things about me and other stuff. Here goes:

  1. Lately, when Ben gets mad at Glen or me, he tells us that he's going to marry someone else. Who is that someone else? You can't guess? It's Grampa. Tonight was the latest episode. I told him, "Fine. Call Grampa and tell him." Then I started dialing the phone. "You tell Grampa why you want to marry him instead of us, and ask him if that sounds okay." He got embarrassed and told me he'd changed his mind. LOL. I totally called his bluff and it totally worked.
  2. (I'm already out of random things. Hmmm... Do dee do... Uhhhhh... Got one.) Sammy wanted some of my nachos tonight and I told him they were too hot and would burn his little tongue so he got out his bubble blowing fan thingy and proceeded to "cool" them off.
  3. We signed all the mortgage papers at the bank today. We're going to keep back some of the profit we make off of this house and I have big and wild fantasies about spa tubs and glass tile in the kitchen. Glen says we have to pay off our credit cards. This causes me to make a farting noise with my lips which causes Sammy to resume his farting noises.
  4. Sammy has been making farting noises with his lips for the last two days. We can't make him stop.
  5. I missed Grey's Anatomy this week. I've been meaning to watch it on the computer, but I hardly ever get to use this thing anymore.
  6. My favorite color is green. I think this may be one of the many reasons I find winter to be so depressing.
  7. Water is incredibly soothing to me. I love baths. LOVE THEM. I also love sitting beside, or looking at, any sort of water. This can be in a swimming pool, at a beach, or beside a river. It can even be our tiny plastic paddling pool in our backyard. I love walking in puddles. My first trip to the ocean blew my mind. "Peace washing over me" is a completely literal explanation of how water makes me feel.
  8. It's really hard to keep your house PERFECTLY clean with two little kids.
  9. It's even harder when your stupid pregnancy nausea comes back full force two months before you are due to give birth. Frickin. (Since I'm whining here, I'll also mention that I'm back on stupid diclectin, which makes me so tired that I feel like I'm going to pass out most afternoons if I don't take a nap. Now I'm grumpy.)
  10. (Glen, don't read this one.) I am not happy with my new camera and I want to buy another one. (Don't tell Glen.)
  11. (Holy crap. This is only 11? How did the rest of you people come up with 25 of these things? Ummmm... Here's one:) When I was little I always named my Barbies Sylvia. I got the name from the back of some beautiful high school student's grad jacket. She lived right across the street from the hockey rink, and sometimes I followed her home. (She had no idea. I don't think. I'm pretty sure anyways.)
  12. When I am pregnant I mostly just look like I've gained weight. I don't get that cute, round, beachball belly that many women get. That's part of the reason why I may pat yours if you happen to be one of those women.
  13. I like Starbucks and NOT Tim Horton's. I hate Tim Horton's.
  14. I'm chatting with one of my Aunty Margarets on facebook right now. I have three Aunty Margarets. This one likes 24 and she's going to watch it in a couple minutes.
  15. (15? Seriously? This is SO hard.) Can one of my random facts be that I think 25 random facts is way too hard? It can if I say it can, and I say it.
  16. The other thing that I've been fantasizing about using some of our house money for is to get my teeth fixed this year. I hate my teeth and thus, I hate my smile, and thus I hate getting my picture taken. This makes me sad for one reason: I have hardly any pictures of my mom and me together when I was little and I wish I had more. I want the boys to have more pictures of me with them, but not enough to want to be in the pictures very often. Sigh.
  17. Sammy is here now. On me. He wants me to go onto YouTube and play some videos for him. I'm going to let him watch one video, "Did you hear that Sammy? ONE song." I'll tape it for you so you can watch too:

    Sigh. He wants another song. "I want dat one."
    "I told you, only one song Sammy." (Now he's crying.)
  18. As I've already mentioned, I'm not on the computer very much lately, and YouTube is one of the main reasons. Ben and Sam hog the computer for hours watching videos on YouTube.
  19. At this very moment Hannah is totally kicking the crap out of me.
  20. I say "totally" and "crap" more than I probably should.
  21. In case my last post made you wonder, I peed 27 times yesterday. I kept track in my purple polka-dot notebook for 24 hours. If 27 times doesn't seem like a lot to you, then think about the fact that I did go for 2 or 3 stretches of 2 or 3 hours at a time without peeing during the night. And I managed to hold it all the way through church.
  22. (22. Almost there. Thank goodness. Ummm...) I don't like having long fingernails. I keep mine very short. Usually, I cut them as soon as they have any white showing.
  23. I bet I have at least 20 pairs of pajamas. 10 of them are pairs I wear on a daily basis. I could use a few more pairs.
  24. Today we opened new accounts at the Bank of Montreal. Because we are using some of the house money to pay off our dumb student loans, we don't have to have Royal Bank accounts anymore. This makes me really happy, since I hate the Royal Bank almost as much as I hate Tim Horton's. See ya lata suckas! We are outa here!
  25. I say I hate things more than I probably should.
Phew. I made it. For a while there, in the early teens, I didn't think I could do it. But I did. It just goes to show that you can do anything you put your mind to.
  1. Want one more random thing about me? I hate it when people say "You can do anything you put your mind to." That's bull crap. You can't do anything just because you put your mind to it. For example: I couldn't be an NHL hockey player. It's a complete impossibility. Neither could I make my hair grow faster just by pulling on it, or eat 100 gallons of ice cream in one day. It just can't be done. Sometimes you just have to face facts. Deal with that.
(That last part made no sense. I just like saying, "Deal with that.")

Saturday, February 07, 2009


I'm not feeling very bloggy lately. I think it's because I'm too dumb right now to come up with anything more to say than just general "I did this today" and "I went there yesterday" type stuff. Boring. But here comes some of that for those of you who need to be in the know.

Last night I got up to pee about 14 times. I am not kidding or exaggerating. I swear this baby has her knee resting right on my bladder, because if I have more than a teaspoon of urine in there, it is incredibly painful. I have to go immediately EVERY SINGLE TIME I stand up. Maybe tomorrow I will keep count all day to see how many times I go pee in a 24 hour period. Just for interests sake. I won't tell you about it though, since I'm pretty sure I am the only one interested.

We got a new offer on our house today. I'm pretty sure it's because of the amazing new baseboards and trim I put up last week. That, and all the Febreeze Ben sprayed just before the showing. (He soaked the carpet completely. I had to leave a note so that the people coming to look wouldn't get their socks wet.)

We get possession of our new house next weekend. I'm jazzed to get in there and paint and put in laminate in the bedrooms. I love putting in laminate. I wonder though, if I will love it as much doing it eight months pregnant? Maybe not, but it will still be fun. And really, SO much easier than after we move in.

It is looking like my dad and mom will be heading back to Seattle in just a few weeks. My feelings are all mixed up again. I'm excited and depressed and nervous and glad that it's coming home so soon. I just want this done and dad home on the road to recovery. It's hard to think about the fact that if they'd stayed there the first time they'd probably be starting to talk about coming home this month. Sigh. I'm sad that they won't be here to see Hannah till she is already a few months old. I'm going to miss having my mom come and stay with me right after the baby is born. Would any of you like to come and stay? (Not a joke.) (Seriously.) (Wanna come?)