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Friday, December 19, 2008

random thoughts on a Friday night

I don't have enough complete thoughts to write a long post. We can all blame it on the pregnancy. I do have lots of little things that I'd like to fill you in on, so here goes...

First... I drove up to Greenville today to have lunch with a high school friend that I hadn't seen in such a long time. It was a lot of fun catching up. She and her husband moved to Greenville three weeks ago and it's great to know that I've got an old friend just a little over an hour away. I love Greenville, too, and I've only been back once since the wedding, so this was a great excuse to get up there for the day.

Next... I am done with work until January 5! Maybe the only true perk about my job is that I have such a long break over the Christmas holidays. I took today off and I'm taking off Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday until January 5 are paid holidays, though! It's going to be so hard to go back after such a long break, but I'm already so happy and at peace just knowing that the break has begun. I'll spend a good part of it perfecting my syllabus for the surprise class that I'll be teaching next semester. Scary.

Then... Today marks my 15th week of pregnancy. Nothing really exciting to report with that at this time, but I'm excited to have another week under my belt. And I didn't throw up all day! It probably helps that I haven't let myself get hungry at all today. The phenergen keeps me really tired, but it definitely works. I hope that the day will come when I don't have to take medicine that makes me extremely sleep and unbelievably thirsty just to keep my food down. I go back to the doctor on December 29 for my 16 week appointment. It would be nice if I could get another ultrasound at that point to find out the gender of the baby, but I think that's going to have to wait until the 20 week appointment on January 27. I'll keep you all posted.

And... My parents, my brother, and the best golden retriever in the world arrive at our house on Wednesday night. I can't wait for everyone to get here.

Also... My real life friend just started a cute blog called In the Land of Cotton. Isn't that the cutest name? We met in grad school and now we have very similar jobs, so we always have lots to talk about. Go visit her and leave her some love!

Oh, and.... I finally mailed out my Christmas cards. Finally, finally, finally!

Finally... We finally broke down and bought the new sink for our downstairs/guest bathroom. Our current sink has two spiggots. Hot water comes out of one spiggot and cold water comes out of the other. Washing your hands is quite painful. My parents use that bathroom when they stay with us and my poor Dad hates to shave in that sink. So we're going to replace it! We're able to get it the new sink wholesale through my mom's business. When she called to order it we were informed that it had been discontinued three weeks ago, but they would try to find a model on a showroom floor that we could purchase. They found one in Atlanta. I gave them my credit card number and expected to be charged the full $700 for the sink, console, and mirror. Not inexpensive and it's wholesale! So I'm driving down to the Atlanta area on Monday to pick up the sink and mirror and turn around and come right back. The sink will be installed on Tuesday-- just in time for my parents' arrival! So my mom called to let me know the exact amount that had been charged to my credit card and she said that because it was the very last model it had been marked down 60 percent! We paid $241 for our sink, console, mirror, and all the hardware!

Those are the exciting things going on in our house right now. Sorry for the random rambling post!