What makes you happy?

I was sitting here wondering what to write about when Katie gave me some good topics to think about. I decided to write about what makes me happy. Then I got to thinking about what makes me unhappy so I will write about those too.

What makes me happy:

  • Ice cream, preferably Cold Stone
  • Shopping (Any kind)
  • Decorating my house
  • Chick flicks
  • Robert 🙂
  • My weekends!
  • Candy
  • My dogs
  • Beautiful Weather
  • Quotes
  • Competitive sports (watching or playing)
  • Red Robin
  • Diamonds
  • Babies
  • Volunteering at the Ronald McDonald house
  • Reading friends blogs
  • America Idol

Things that make me unhappy:

  • Work
  • Mean People
  • Undisciplined children
  • Green vegetables
  • Horror movies
  • Fighting
  • Dog owners who don’t pick up poop
  • “fat days”
  • Over priced shoes
  • Politics
  • Abortion
  • Cheaters
  • Homeless people
  • Welfare

Just to name a few 🙂

FRUSTRATED!!

Ever think about your friendships and wonder what they bring to your life? I try not to because the outcome usually isn’t very pleasing. I remember growing up and having that one best friend that you told everything too. Now granted it was usually held against you later in some petty fight over a boy or something. But, it was great to have that one best friend while they were there. Now days I feel like I have a few good friends but nobody who lives up to the perfect friend. I received an email the other day that I thought summed it up pretty well. Once we reach a certain age we have many “best” friends. Because each one has their place in our lives. Such as; the friend whose shoulder you cry on or the friend you party with, the friend you talk about your husband with etc. You get the point.

I wish it wasn’t too much to ask to have that one friend you could call for anything. One friend who won’t judge you except for when judging is needed. Trust me, occasionally it is needed. We all forget that there are things we do that are ridiculous and we don’t want to be judged for them but a good friend is someone who will put you in your place when you are out of line. I am usually that friend. However, I am finding it increasingly more difficult to keep a good friendship going while staying true to my own values and trying to help those I love. Once you tell a person you don’t like what they are doing or you think they need to take a step back and look at what they are doing they become very defensive and no longer want to listen to your point of view.

When you come to the point you feel you are not getting anything out of a friendship anymore what do you do? Should you keep that person around because you have already forged a good friendship with them, know their secrets, love the occasional good moments etc? Or, do you eventually get fed up with the bullshit and say bon voyage? I think I tend to just distance myself from the person. It’s easier that way then actually having a confrontation about how we no longer fit into each others lives.

Some people are just pathetic. How do you become an adult without learning how to grow up? I know.. I’m harsh. Maybe even a bitch but you know you have felt this same way.

Baby update

I am currently 24 weeks pregnant. Peyton is growing like a weed and very active! It is the most bizarre feeling when she is moving all around in there. It’s like she is having target practice in there with my organs. Last night I slept terribly in part because of Peyton. She was pressing on my lady parts and creating a very weird sensation that I could not sleep through. Then, I woke up at about 6:30 with the worst cramp in my left calf. I could barely stand on it. I felt totally crippled and I just had to walk it out.

On a related note… I absolutely hate maternity pants! Why they came out with “low rise” maternity pants is beyond me. Why would anyone want pants that went below their belly and constantly fall down because the belly is pushing on them. To top it off when you sit down they bunch up right under the belly line and get super tight so it is uncomfortable! Nothing about maternity clothes is anything to brag about but the pants are the worst. Especially if you are not a midget. All the pants are so short!

Anyway, I have looked at my goals and know I need to add more. That will take some thinking. Really just the dedication to sit down and put time into it. But, lately all my time and energy has gone into baby stuff. There is so much out there to research and think about. It makes you a bit crazy to try and figure out what you will absolutely need ahead of time. They sell so many different gadgets and soothers and such that if you have never had a child you don’t know what you will actually use and what will be a waste of money. My side of the family is not sitting pretty in the money aspect and can’t do too much to help out in the big ticket items category so Robert and I will be left to buy pretty much everything on our own. Which is fine. We’re not hurting for money. We just need to budget our spending.

A list of what we still have to buy (big ticket items):

-Swing (preferably plug in ) which is hard to find

-Stroller (light weight snap and go)

-Breast pump (SO EXPENSIVE)

-Crib mattress (not big ticket if we buy consignment)

-Recliner

So we have quite a few things we still need to get and none of those are under $100 except maybe the mattress depending on how we plan to buy it. I think I have our stroller picked out. It’s a three wheel all terrain Jeep stroller. Considered lightweight but let me tell you, it is not very light! 33lbs actually. That’s pretty heavy to lift in and out of the back of your car. However, it kills two birds with one stone and we can use it as a running stroller and a normal stroller to attach the car seat too while she is still an infant. So, hopefully I get stronger and won’t have a problem lifting it. lol

I also think we have found our recliner. After looking everywhere we found this is not a very inexpensive item. The one we fell in love with is at JC Penny and is around $450.00. Since we again are paying for this we don’t really want to spend that much. That one came with vibration and heat options unlike the rest we found. We did find a comparable one at big lots though. No vibration or heat but comfy enough and only $279.99.

Not related to what we need to buy but more baby news: my next Dr. appointment I have to take a glucose test = yuck! I have to drink this terrible sugar water mix 45 minutes before my appointment and hope the test comes out negative. The Dr. told me they get a lot of false positives which lead to four different blood tests. I am NOT interested in that! So, I have to go without sweets for two days prior to my appointment in hopes I get a correct result. Sweets are my biggest weakness! That will be so hard!

Rethinking these goals…

I love reading my friends daily posts and it got me thinking about these goals. Some of which I do not see happening now that we have a baby on the way. I thought I would omit a few of the goals I had chosen… Again. I will replace them with new ones when I come up with some worthy goals.

Buy myself a motorcycle – Well, It’s not like I will be able to ride it with a child so there is really no need for me to spend thousands on a toy I will not get much use of. Which leads us to the second goal.

Get a motorcycle endorsement – Obviously I will have no need for this.

Read the bible from front to back – I really just have absolutely no desire to do this. I think I chose this goal because I thought it would do me good or be a good thing to do, But, honestly the bible is really boring for the most part and hard to understand. I will revise this one to Read bible stories to baby Peyton.

Sleep out under the stars with Robert – Again with the baby… Where will she be while we are sleeping in our backyard under the stars? Not even an important goal. I’m just tossing this one.

Take a trip without planning the details – This just won’t happen now. Not with a child. Even if we left the baby with my parents, they would need details. What if something happened? Just not practical at this point.

Buy two pairs of Tom’s shoes – I still want to complete this goal. I just thought I would update you that these shoes are not cheap. I mean they are not terribly expensive either but they are very basic not very cute shoes and they are around $50.00. I will do it because of the charity it all goes too. I just need to have that money budgeted for it.

CPR class – Done! My work provided us with CPR training yesterday and now I am certified. Not that it was very difficult and the class was pretty lame but none the less… I can save you now 🙂

Baby Time

I am 22 weeks and 1 day. This little girl is so active! I know it is supposed to be this great feeling to feel your baby move and all but it is just weird! She is still small enough where her movements feel like butterflies or gas bubbles. She is so active that I feel her moving all day long. I know what your thinking… That is so amazing. blah blah blah. Well, amazing or not it feels so weird! It is cool and I do like to know everything is going well in there but still… Just wait until you go through it. For all you men, I wish you could feel it! I also wish you knew what it was like to be pregnant at all. Feel your body stretching bigger and bigger everyday. Feel your spine separating to make room for child-bearing hips. Have to go 9 months with no alcohol at all while everyone around you is drinking happily and acting like stupid drunks. Regardless of the not so fun things about being pregnant the experience as a whole has been positive so far. I have been lucky. I never got sick and really any related issues to being pregnant have not been that bad so far. I feel for those women who have tough pregnancies. I’m glad I am not one of them though! 🙂

Finally able to upload photos on here. One of me and the rest of Peyton’s nursery.

My belly at 23 weeks 🙂

Her name and the Eiffel tower

Adorable Paris lamp shade

Pink and white chandelier