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You're on my Friends List. I want to know 35 things about you. I don't care if we never talk, or if we already know everything about each other. Short and sweet is fine ... You're on my list, so I want to know you better! Be honest! Copy from here and then repost in a comment. Then repost the empty questions on your LJ.

01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
02) What was your dream growing up?
03) What talent do you wish you had?
04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
05) Favorite vegetable?
06) What was the last book you read?
07) What zodiac sign are you?
08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
09) Worst Habit?
10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
11) What is your favorite sport?
12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
16) Do you have any pets?
17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
18) What was your first impression of me?
19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22) What color eyes do you have?
23) Ever been arrested?
24) Bottle or can soda?
25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
26) What's your favorite place to hang out at?
27) Do you believe in ghosts?
28) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
29) Do you swear a lot?
30) Biggest pet peeve?
31) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
32) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
33) Favourite and least favourite food?
34) Do you believe in God?
35) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?

Writer's Block: Another sleepless night

Do you suffer from occasional or frequent insomnia? Do you have any special tricks or remedies? How does it impact your life?

OMG YES! My brain and I are in a constant fight. I lay awake into the wee morning hours, glancing over at Casey and want to fight him just because he has the ability to switch his brain off and go to sleep within minutes... lucky guy. I don't just worry about the tasks needed to be done the next day either. My mind goes off the radar and makes trivial things seem VERY important and they need to be my center of attention RIGHT now! Lame brain.

Tricks? I wish. If I knew I wouldn't have this little problem.

It impacts my life greatly. I am not as energized for the day and when the kiddos think it is time to get up, I wish I had a snooze button for just 15 more minutes!

Writer's Block: Table for One

Do you ever go out to dinner (at a sit-down restaurant) by yourself?
I did when I lived alone for a year in Seattle. I didn't have anybody to go with, I was pregnant, and I was having some SERIOUS cravings! I brought a notebook and pretended to do "work stuff" but I was really just doodling. I felt like a loser, but I got the craving out of the way! :)

Randomness

How sad is it when the big highlight of my day is getting in our blinds for the downstairs windows? Sad. But, I am stoked none-the-less. We have had no privacy since we moved in in August ::gulp:: and with the neighbors houses less then 10 feet away, it was slightly uncomfortable!

Chase is getting to be such a big boy! If I hold out my hands to pick him up, he holds up his hands and reaches for me... awe! Breaks my lil heart!  I talked to my brother a few nights ago, and Chloe is only 3 inches taller, 2 pounds heavier and a whole 10 months older! Another words, Chase is getting to be HUGE!

I have lost my nose ring 4 times in the middle of the night! Argh. Annoying as hell. We have shag carpet and it is nearly impossible to find it! I bought a "nose screw" but I'll be damned if I can get it in! I am going to go back to the piercing parlor tomorrow to see if she can't get it in for me. I know you aren't supposed to change out the jewelry until it is healed, but having it fall out in the middle of the night isn't helping the healing either. I do love the way it looks though! Woo!

Casey and I are FINALLY starting to make headway with our wedding pictures. What a joke. The photographer upped and moved to AZ with no warning. Then she said if we plan to buy the copyrights to our images we had until Feb 1 and it would cost $350 (as if we hadn't spent $3,400). .. anyhoo. We did, and so now we can whore our pictures wherever we please. Joygasms! Getting the albums and all that other jazz is going to be an adventure. She predicted it would take two months to get out sixty page album put together?!?! Whatever. Eesh.

A Washington friend of mine is expecting Baby #2 in June! Baby #1 turned the big ONE on Wednesday!!! I will totally admit, I am super jealous (EXCITED AS EVER FOR HER) but oh so jealous!  With Chase getting to be so big, we want him to have a sibling close in age... Casey said my eggs are being hostile, I say his "man-torpedos" are being lazy! Lol... the fighting continues. ;)

My sister finds out the gender of her baby on March 5th! Three days before she gets hitched to the "baby daddy". Yeah for them! At least she is happy now! I swear, my sis has had a bad case of PMS since middle school!! Definitely a nice change to see her with a smile on her face.

What else??? Oh, a big trip to Missoula in a few weeks to get Chase's eye checked on. I am hoping that goes well. My parents are going to meet us there and stay with us in a hotel. They are so excited to see him; my dad can hardly stand the wait! It makes me laugh that they enjoy seeing Chase, er us, so much :)

Ok, that is it. Exciting, eh?

Writer's Block: Clothing Options

When it comes to clothes, would you rather be comfortable or fashionable?
Comfortable - hands down. My body does not do fashionable even if I try... some bodies are just not built for such things.

SLEEP


I have been having the most FUNKALICIOUS dreams ever! I have not been able to sleep until around 3 or 4 am everynight and when I finally do fall asleep I am accosted with dreams that have my mind racing and I feel no relief from sleep. Argh.

Just to give you a taste of my crazy situations I dream about...

     I was apartment hunting in Phx and decided on a 2nd story place after seeing it with the property manager and i decided to move my stuff in, but when i got the keys and headed up to the place, there were no stairs. I had to climb a tree and then shimmy across a pole to reach the front door, and the pole didn't even reach all the way to the building. Then when I tried to reach for the door, the trim around it was rotting wood and kept crumbling. I started crying because I assumed they gave me this unit because I was fat (yeah, great conclusion I know...) So here I am hanging upside down from a pole, trying to get in the damn place and was totally worried about how I was supposed to get the washer and dryer up there. THEN, Seth Rogen is there and helps me haul everything up threw the window with ropes. I remember Wesson being hauled up in a sling.... Why was Seth Rogen there? I have no idea.... ::sidenote, i just saw he was born in 1982- OMG i am older then him?!?! i am so old!!::

Another one...

     I went hiking with Misty and Andrew (chiropractors i used to work for) and Misty's dad went too. Her dad stubbs his toe just as we are reaching the summit of this mountain so we head into a cabin that happens to be there. Within an hour there is 10 feet of snow outside and we have to leave because I didn't pack enough diapers for Chase... I call my mom and tell her this may be the last time I will talk to her because it is likely we will die on the decent down the mountain.... I go out side and about 200 yards away from the cabin in the trees there are is no more snow but it is a very steep grade. I begin walking slowly with Chase. Next thing I know Andrew is drive my dad's old crew-cab truck down the road followed by 4 yellow school buses hauling all the people that were stranded at this cabin.  Then one of the bus drivers jump out to go "use the bathroom" behind a tree and so a 5year old is driving the bus. Then we go around a sharp corner and there is an airplane hanger and we all go in where there are helicopters to fly us home... the end ??? Wth huh?

And these were just LAST night... I tend to have 2-4 dreams a night.

I have tried Tylenol pm but that is not helping. I don't know about trying anything herbal right now because we are trying to get prego and herbal stuff is bad to take then...

hmmm.

piercings...


ok, so this is the background to the subject.

when I was in college, I had my first (of three thus far) colposcopy and biopsy done.  it was incredibly violating (as they have all been) and after it i felt wounded on an emotional level. does that make sense? anyways, after it was done, i immediately went and got the upper cartilage in my left ear pierced. Casey asked why I felt the need "all of the sudden" and i couldn't really explain but I wanted to have it as a token of that day... weird? maybe...

back to the subject of this post. Casey and I have been trying (like crazy) to make baby #2 since we got the green light from the midwives after Chase was born (approx six months now).  the breast feeding thing kind of slowed us down because it didn't allow me to have my period which meant no ovulation. but at the end of November, i finally got a visit again from Aunt Flow. so we attempted to figure out my ovulation date in December and went at it. my time rolled around like it was supposed to at the end of dec and nothing. Casey was pretty stoked, as was i because we thought we were just THAT good at it and were on our way to parenthood again. over a week goes by and i decide to go get a prego test.  i take two, both negative... totally bummed i figure i will take one first thing the next morning. during the middle of that night, my period starts. bummer. so, i figure it sucks but oh well. then the damn thing is the heaviest, most painful one i have EVER experienced... like SUPER heavy for over a week! I called the midwives to see if i should be concerned. they said it was likely i was prego (just a weeee bit) and it didn't "stick". thus the heaviness and pain. they offered to let me do a blood test to verify this is what happened. i didn't see the point, it was gone. i told them i would rather not know for certain and wanted to forget about it...

here i am a week later and i am not forgetting like i hoped. just like that time in college; i feel an emotional void from the experience... i told casey i wanted to get my nose pierced and he thought i was crazy. i tried to explain how it feels like i need to do it, to have a token. he cried.
:( not because he was totally against it but because he didn't know that was why.

hopefully before Feb i will have it done. i was reading up a bit about nose piercings and the East Indian significance of having it on the left side of the nose and found this "The left side is the most common to be pierced in India, because that is the spot associated in Ayuvedra (Indian medicine) with the female reproductive organs, the piercing is supposed to make childbirth easier and lessen period pain. " I hadn't decided what side to do but think i will now do the left.

anyways... wish me luck. i hope my nose accepts it ok. i don't want any funky scaring or infections... but i do want to go through with it.


EDIT: It is done and I love it. Only problem is keeping it in :( It fell out in the middle of the night and once in the shower... anxious to change the stud but need to wait.

WOE IS ME

oh for crap... seriously? sometimes don't u feel like you are surrounded by unintelligent toads?!!?? i did a search for MT people (yes I have no life and yes I am at work!) and everybody has these waaay dramatic (if not pathetic) way of trying to be really subtle about being a totally unique and highly interesting person... all of them come off as being turdbirds.

yes this a rant and yes it is over. woe is me! >:{

Chase

I can't believe how fast my lil dude is growing! He has the cutest faux hawk going (all natural) and is kinda crawling/dragging himself everywhere! He can't get his legs under him so he kinds drags them and then will stop, lift arms and legs and kick and wiggle like he is swimming :) Move over M. Phelps! ha ha

If it wasn't for him not being able to get a grip on the hardwood floors he would be a flash of chubby legs! Today was a big day of taggin' after Wesson, where the cat went, Chase wasn't but a few paces behind! He tries to pet Wesson (read - pull hair,tail, ears etc!) and Wesson is oh so deprived of attention that he just eats it up! It is so cute!

Pictures to come this week!

high five - very nice!

Three years since my last post, which was quite L-A-M-E-!

This graveyard shift is interesting to say the least. We had a wrist cutter yesterday, a "frequent flier" with a pseudo issue to try and get some happy pills, and tonight we had a man that nailed his thumb to a 2x4 (he brought the board in too, thumb attached!)... We are supposed to ask folks for money when the checkout to apply to their ER bill, and I swear you would think I was asking them to cut off their hand. I am way to passive to be demand money from them; plus, the economy sucks and most of them are unemployed. Eh. What can you do...

Speaking of crappy economies, two of the valleys largest employers have went into skeleton crew mode and laid off 90% of their workers. Casey works for one of those companies but he is in the IT department. Hopefully he won't get laid off or we will be up ShitCreek without a paddle!!! People are desperate to find jobs. There were literally 3 jobs in the classifieds down by where my folks live... How much madness is that? Everybody that has a steady paycheck rolling in, count your lucky stars!