Saturday, April 20, 2013

April 20, 2013

I never know the proper way to start a blog entry. Should I say "hello" or some other greeting or just start talking? Anyway... 

Let's see what I have to say about the week... 
I don't remember what I did Monday, so it must not have been very interesting. Probably some housework, laundry, sleep and TV. 
Speaking of sleep I've been sleeping in till at least 10 most days.
What a lazy turd I am. 
But they say to get it while you can, right? :D
 Tuesday was a fun day- painting!!! Yep we finally got that nursery painted. It was fun too... we made it through the whole day without arguing. I'm not saying that because we often argue, because we really don't, especially lately. But doing something like that.. I guess I was prepared for an argument or two. But nope! It was just a good day. Although we didn't paint on each other which would have been fun. I said something about it and he let me know that would not be cool. I had to point out that we made a mess at our wedding with the cake and it was the best part of the whole thing. But he still wasn't going for it. Oh well! 
Anyway here's a picture of the end product:
The accent wall is called "Aqua Waters" and the other is "Cancun Sand" which I was hoping would come out a little less white, but it works. I want to use some of the leftover Aqua Waters to paint a few things in the room, like shelves. And I am really hoping to find curtains that match pretty closely, or dye some. Fingers crossed! 
Unfortunately, when we removed the tape, the color had bled through a lot. :/ Hey, we're beginners! So we're gonna have to fix that. Boooo! 
Wednesday I shampooed carpets in there and finished going through that closet. That night Clint moved the desk that was in there (while painting we used it as a table) into the guest room/office/craft room. He probably spent 9-10 hours fishing that day. He went in the morning and evening. 
Thursday since the desk was moved, I went through Clint's stuff that was still in it and got it all set up in its new space and just got things reorganized in there. I kinda like having the futon in there, a place to sit. Oh and I actually managed to scrapbook a page!! 
Now except for Tuesday, none of my days were really that full, but man I'm so tired by the end of the day. It seems so silly!!

Then yesterday it was back to work. But it was the big fundraiser tournament, so it was a different kind of day. Good different! The course is closed to the public, but there were probably 50 people in and out throughout the day. Golfers and organizers. By the end of the game, everyone had loosened up with a few (dozen) beers and were very sociable. lol. They served hot dogs throughout the day and in the evening had catered burgers and tacos and stuff from the diner. There was an auction after the tournament and that was kinda fun to watch. It's a scholarship fundraiser, so everyone ends up paying a lot more than things are worth. A lot of the bidders are owners of companies though, so its a tax write off kinda thing I'm sure. After the auction people hung out for a while and continued drinking till the organizers packed up the coolers. I ended up staying an hour late since they were still here. I could have left, and would have if they weren't out by then. It was fun, met some new people, got to chat with a few I already knew. Good times!

Should I mention that I got hit on? I should. Because it was fun to get hit on, and he was cute. And apparently has a thing for pregnant women which I just can't wrap my head around. Obviously I didn't talk to him long. And yes I told Clint about it so that's why its okay to mention it here. :p 

Oh and I've got some good news! Clint's promotion/raise went through!! He's been trying to get it for a while, and it finally went through yesterday. It's gonna give us so much more breathing room with me not working after Zane comes. What a relief!!! 
I'm a happy girl!

I don't know why I've never shared any of my belly progression pix on my blog, but here's a comparison of some of them! Including the first and the most recent. 
(Try to ignore that my arms and face have totally gotten bigger along with the belly.)
The chalk board has played a big role in his story, and will continue to! I'll use it at the baby shower somewhere and in my maternity pictures, and his newborn pictures. And of course it'll be hanging on his wall somewhere! Oh, and of course I'm gonna paint the trim the Aqua Waters color of the accent wall. :)

Alright I guess that's it from this girl! I probably won't update next weekend because my mom will be in town for the baby shower! Squeeeee! Can't wait!!!

Friday, April 12, 2013

April 12, 2013

I didn't post last weekend because I was on vacation! 
Woot woot!!
More on that later though!

I finally traded my weight loss ticker for a pregnancy ticker. The weight loss is going very backwards, obviously, so that could just go instead of changing it to a weight gain. 
And obviously Zane should be on my blog! My growing lil' boy!!
83 days to go. 
Holy crap!!

Well I guess I'll talk about vacation stuff first! We left for San Francisco on Friday. No fun scenic stops on the way there, just stops for food. It was a 14 hour day.
Holy cow. 
That's a lot of driving!
We didn't get to get Zoey's hair cut before we left, so the poor girl was so hot and uncomfy in the truck the whole way there. Broke my heart! She would normally sleep most of the way, but she just couldn't get comfortable and wanted to be in front of the a/c vent, which meant on my sitting on my knee, which is fine, but she would fall asleep and fall a bit. Poor girl. I just couldn't make her comfortable. :(

We got into SF pretty late, I want to say around 10. Clint was not a fan of driving in downtown San Francisco, which is apparently where our hotel was. I didn't realize it was so downtown when I booked it... whoops!! But hey, it was an adventure!! We just stayed at Motel 6. No pet fee and free parking (rare for SF!) And at $120 a night, it was still just about the cheapest I could find. It was a little creepy, I can't lie. Bums all over the streets, a low, narrow parking garage. Just parking was stressful. I forgot to take a picture of the room. It was fine, just odd. Cubbies instead of a dresser and a fair amount of open wasted space with a mini fridge just chillin' by itself. Flat pillows, rough towels. But I wasn't about to pay $250+ a night for a place to sleep and shower, and that's all we did there! So it was alright! Zoey was not a fan of that elevator though. She also wasn't a fan of peeing on the streets. There was no grass, no dirt, no parks nearby (that were open and allowed dogs). So we walked her on the street. There were trees planted on the sidewalk with some dirt around the trunk, so one time she peed there, another time on the sidewalk. Other times she just held it till we got to grass. She's so not a city dog! LOL 

Saturday morning we took a cab (because we weren't about to drive in SF any more than we had to!) to Ghiradelli's Square where we ate brunch (late start) at Lori's Diner. The food was alright, but the service was great! In a year all I'll remember about that place is that they let us INSIDE with our DOG because it was kinda raining and super wet and cold outside. I could not thank them enough. I chose that place for the patio seating, but wasn't expecting raining when I planned it, of course. Super nice people!!
Then of course I had to go to the Ghiradelli store and buy something. I just ended up with some chocolate covered raisins. I could have bought a giant candy bar but decided that $60 for chocolate is not necessary. And can you imagine packing that around all day? No thanks! :p 

(Yes, Clint had our spoiled little Zoey in his hoodie... almost all day! She was comfy and warm there!)

Then we walked down to the bay. Didn't go on the beach here just looked. Clint found himself a boat he wants! 

Then we walked almost a mile, exploring some of the shops and things along the way. We went into an antique store/gift shop which Clint found really neat. Lots of old fisherman's stuff. By this time we were at Fisherman's Wharf, of course. There were a couple old historical boats that we could have toured, but chose not to. We looked though! We walked all the way to Pier 39 where we got some Ben & Jerry's ice cream and decided it was nap time. so we went back to the hotel and took a nap (he & Z did, I tried) before heading back down to the Pier. We wandered around there more than we had before. Did some sight seeing. 

Then it was time for our bay cruise! It was a little scary moving around that ship being pregnant! The tour went around Alcatraz and under the bridge while talking about the history of it all. Very neat! Kinda chilly of course, but worth it! Zoey wasn't so sure about this big boat, though. Most of the time we all sat and watched.
 For dinner we went to Wipeout Bar & Grill which had great outdoor seating and excellent service and yummy food too! The dipping sauce that came with the shrimp appetizer was amazing! It was a great choice to eat there! After dinner we walked around more and checked out some of the shops, bought a couple souveniers. I didn't want to go souvenier crazy, but had to get a few things! By the time the sun started going down, we were beat! So I got me some Mrs. Field's Cookies (mmmmmm!) and back to the hotel and not long till we were crashed out!

The next morning we checked out of the hotel and unfortunately had to brave the traffic without a cab! Booo! We headed to Crissy Field. Crissy Field is pretty neat- I bet its great in the summer time! Dogs everywhere! Running around in and out of the water, having a blast! Zoey was lovin' it! I mean she didn't run in the water (my prissy girl? Yeah right!) but she loved the sand and the dogs! This was another big walking day! We walked and explored almost another mile to where we had lunch at The Warming Hut. I had read Yelp reviews and thought it sounded great. Sandwiches and stuff. Well its very organic and natural. Not really Clint's kind of thing. He got a bagel and I got a chicken sandwich which was actually really yummy.. it had a sun dried tomato spread on it that was delish!! But overall not the best place for us.

The below pic is outside of The Warming Hut.. kinda can't beat the view!

Dogs were loving this little area!

We had to walk back to the truck, so there's even MORE walking! *panting* Of course the sun started to come out on our walk back.

When we got back to the truck, it was time to leave the city! We headed south. I think it was about 5 hours to where we had reservations in Lompoc. But first we stopped off in Shell Beach at this scenic park and ended up having dinner in town. It was sunset.. perfect time of day for this picture!!

We got to the hotel, this time a Red Roof Inn (for less than half the price), and it was much nicer and more comfy! Ahhh we slept good that night!

The next morning was ridiculously windy!! We got breakfast and headed south. We took highway 1 along the coast for a ways, and stopped at several view points and a camp grounds. All camp grounds had this sign by their beaches. :(
So we just drove around and looked. So pretty there!! That's some place I would LOVE to camp!! Right on the water. ahhh!

There was a park that allowed dogs! So we went there and I tried to get Z to play in the sand and maybe get her feet wet but she wasn't havin' it!

After this stop, we were done with fun stuff! No more scenic stops, it was time to get home! We stopped for a while in Arcadia for lunch and ended up at a mall. We had Red Robin (yumm) and Clint found some goodies at a Sport Chalet and I found more Mrs. Field's cookies (mmm!) and some ice cream (wow I sound like a piggy!!) and then we were on the road for real!! We got in later than planned, but that's life! No one was happier to be home than our little Z dog!!\

So that was our trip in a nutshell! It was a lot of fun! A LOT of walking, but a lot of fun. I was sore after all that. I think Zoey was too. I spend Tuesday doing basically nothing. I was wiiiped out!!

Wednesday I had an appointment so we all loaded up and got Zoey a hair cut (finally!) and went to my appt, got groceries and paint (yay!!) and stuff.

My appt was fine. Nothing new or exciting. I found out I can take Claritan (allergies have be AWFUL) so that's good. I gained 9 more lbs in the last month ( :/ )... Hopefully some of that is just vacation weight and will go away... Psh. That's 35 lbs total I believe. Crap. Ol. A!!
Oh well. 

I think that about covers everything. I'm at work this weekend and working on planning my baby shower and looking into getting a 3d ultrasound soon. Woot woot! Lots of fun stuff. 
I'm just exhausted lately and all I wanna do is sleep!

OH! I did my glucose tolerance test before our trip and Oh Em Gee I passed!!! Happy dance!!! I thought I would fail for sure. BUT I am a little anemic so I've started taking more iron. So far it hasn't given me more energy. I was hoping it would because like I said, I've been exhausted!! 
I've got a lot to do- no time to be so sleepy!

Okay I gotta go, supposed to be closing up shop here! 
Till next time!