Sunday, January 3, 2010


January 3rd, 2010

Happy New Year! Wow, this holiday season was one of my best! I had wonderful, quality visits with family and friends, but I also had wonderful time in my own house, with no agenda. I woke up when I wanted to; I cleaned a bit, I dreamed a bit, what more could I ask for from a holiday. Now it’s back to work tomorrow and I think I’ll be okay. I definitely feel refreshed and I always work better after time off charging my battery.

Some pretty cool things have happened since I last wrote. First of all I got ‘the line’. You know that line that shows up down the middle of your belly once it starts growing?! It’s faint, but it’s there, along with some new hair. Yes, I have a nice little treasure trail happening and it’s not regular hair, its dark, definitely darker than what is on my head. I don’t really mind it, but I don’t really want that much more of it either, especially before we take our trip down south.

On the subject of The Belly (like it's become an entity onto its own), it has grown to the point where not only can I not do up the top button on my jeans, but I can’t even do up the zipper. Thankfully John’s brother Andrew got me this great elastic band that I can wear right over my “open fly” and no one is the wiser. Pregnancy is an excuse for extreme comfort. Not to say that I’m going to start wearing joggers to work, but it’s comical to me that I can walk out of the house with my jean zipper wide open and not think twice about it. In fact, it’s kind of awesome.

Everyone over the holidays was great to show their excitement over the baby, and more so over the baby bump. Man, did I get lot of belly rubs. My reaction to the belly rub is dependant on my mood. Sometimes I just laugh at people’s amazement over it and other times I curse them out in my head for fondling me without even asking. Ha ha! Then there are times when I take people’s hands and put them on my tummy and wait for their response when (for all I know) they could be thinking, “Ewwwwww, why is she making me touch it?” I do think the rule of thumb should be to ask before rubbing though, don’t you? I’m pretty sure that one of these days someone is going to reach out when I’m not in the mood and… well I don’t know what might happen. It’s a good thing I don’t know karate.

I'll leave you today with a picture of my tree which is now sitting in the 6 feet of snow at the end of our driveway. I went with gold and silver as a theme and I thought it was quite beautiful.


  1. Your tree was stunning babe!!! Love it Xo

  2. I am a black belt in karate if you REALLY need me :-)