Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
I have the constant sniffles too which isn't really attractive either.
Getting myself in and out of a bathtub isn't easy so shaving my legs is a rarity, I did it a couple days ago though but it's not like I'm wearing skirts so a lot of work for no one to notice. Although when I showed my doctor my cankles and she lifted my legs to check it out, they weren't all hairy so maybe it was worth it.
Ug. I am stressing over way to much these last few days too. And it makes me cry which leads to puffy eyes. Also not attractive.
I am not posting this so everyone will tell me I look fine and whatever, I know perfectly well that good friends lie to make you feel better about it all...I've done it myself...I just need to say it somewhere before my head explodes and my blog is where I choose to express this today. Trust me, Lance has heard me express a ton of other things that haven't made it to my blog. All these hormones are messing with my head and sanity I think.
Monday, January 26, 2009
My baby gets the hiccups like 4 or 5 times a day. Not sure what is normal or if I'm eating wrong..I did eat a ton of Taco Time with spicy hot sauce...I love spice.
I've been enjoying the Bachelor and more than that the recaps my lovely sister in law does on her blog...check it out if you are a fan :)
Saturday, January 24, 2009
Today we are going to head downtown again and find the local Tall Girl where they have one more pair of maternity pants than the Tall Girl in Mpls. So that could be fun. We shall see.
Then it is off to Seattle. I plan to eat at Taco Time. Happy Happy Joy Joy. You have no idea how much I love that place...I may devote an entire blog just to the yumminess of it all :)
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
yes, I feel blessed.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
We have two beautiful gals living with us, both moved in recently. Their stories are not mine to tell but I figured I would mention their existence seeing as how they will likely come up in any future stories I tell about life in the Lockhart household.
Brandy moved in on New Years Eve Day. I have known her since she was a small child and she is an honorary family member, she spent much of her childhood with my family. She's 21 now and all grown up. Hopefully her fresh start here in Nashville will be enjoyable and a good adventure.
Jessi, my little sis, moved in last week. I am soooo glad to have her here. She kept me alive at the beginning of this pregnancy and just happened to be in town to visit again when I ended up spending a week in the hospital. We are hoping this time while she is here is way less eventful! lol. She will head to St. Louis for a while but other than that I am hoping she is around a lot. And she does have a dog...which I don't mind as long as we are in agreement that I don't have to pet it or clean up after it...which I do once in a while but I don't want the ultimate responsibility for it. If that makes sense. Cami is a good dog though, doesn't really bark and just follow Jess around...basically she leaves me alone. Perfect. :)
Lance and I love having people in our home. Whether it's a quick visit or if someone needs to stay a while. We are blessed to have the space and both of us know what it's like to need somewhere to land during unsure times and times of transition. For now it's is these two ladies, in the future, who knows who else it will be. But this is one way we can easily help someone out. They get the joy of being around this prego lady who is hungry all the time, unreasonably emotional and a little needy. Hopefully it's a good trade off :)
I started to experience some anxiety yesterday when I realized how much I still need to do and buy to get ready for this baby. But I took a deep breath, talked to Lance about it and I feel better. One thing I know about fear is that it is better to deal with it right away and not let it fester or grow bigger.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
I admit that -40 windchill is not comfortable and it felt like a heat wave at 15 degrees today after experiencing the -40...but I still enjoyed my visit to MN. However, considering the only pair of maternity pants I could find are completely flimsy I am glad I live in a warmer climate for this pregnancy!
(PS. I heard when I got home today that they cancelled school here for temps around 3 degrees....it made me laugh because when I was in MN a few of the schools delayed start times when it was -20 and even colder with the windchill...ironic.)
Here is the forward I borrowed from another of my friends blogs (Michelle, I wish I could have seen you and your darling baby's while I was in town! at least I get to see their cute faces on your blog)
60 above zero:
>Floridians turn on the heat.
>People in Minnesota plant gardens.
50 above zero:
>Californians shiver uncontrollably.
>People in Duluth sunbathe.
40 above zero:
>Italian & English cars won't start.
>People in Minnesota drive with the windows down.
32 above zero:
>Distilled water freezes.
>The water in Bemidji gets thicker.
20 above zero:
>Floridians don coats, thermal
>underwear, gloves, wool hats.
>People in Minnesota throw on a flannel shirt.
15 above zero:
>New York landlords finally turn up the heat.
>People in Minnesota have the last cookout before it gets cold.
>People in Miami all die.
>Minnesotans close the windows.
10 below zero:
>Californians fly away to Mexico
>People in Minnesota get out their winter coats.
25 below zero:
>The Girl Scouts in Minnesota are selling cookies door to door.
40 below zero:
>Washington DC runs out of hot air.
>People in Minnesota let the dogs sleep indoors.
100 below zero:
>Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
>Minnesotans get upset because they can't start the Mini-Van.
460 below zero:
>ALL atomic motion stops (absolute zero on the Kelvin scale.)
>People in Minnesota start saying..."Cold 'nuff fer ya?"
500 below zero:
>Hell freezes over.
>Minnesota public schools will open 2 hours late.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Started the morning off at the MOA. I met Wendy and Miss Macy for some Starbucks and the headed to Tony Roma for lunch with Anika and her two dolls. What fun!
I stopped by the church one more time to see Nina again and saw Pastor J's van in the parking lot and found out he had just gotten back to town and was in his office, I had the chance to visit with him for a good half hour and it was a joy because I didn't think I'd get to see him at all!
Next I found myself eating cookies and milk in the comfort of Julie Fuzzybottom's (not her real last name but isn't it endearing?) home. What a nice treat for me!
I ended the night with my friend Callie and we just enjoyed talking the night away and some really great food at a restaurant that was a bit of a hike to get to but where I had a gift certificate to. Can't remember the name even now. It was great food though. I am so happy to be able to eat these days.
I am officially tired. Happy, but tired. I still need to pack my stuff up tonight so that I am ready for tomorrow's travels but wanted to put a few notes down so I would remember all the fun I had today. When I get home to Nashville I will post pics :)
lovely day! and it even snowed a little. I just loved it :)
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Next I went over to Cedar Valley and had a chance to see and hug a few people before heading to lunch with "the girls". We headed to Twin Cities Grill and I did not hold back...I ordered my favorites and made sure we had a nice dessert to finish it off. Very nice conversation and I adore the ladies I was with so that was nice. After a few more visits at the office I headed for the Mall of America.
My main objective for this little whirlwind trip was to find maternity pants at Tall Girl. I have a 37" inseam and they are not easy to find. Tall Girl ended up having one pair, they are kind of dressy and black. I wish they had had jeans but at least I have something. I also bought two pairs of "dance pants". They are like a little bit more of a tailored sweat pant. A blue and a charcoal grey. They are not maternity but they will do the trick for a while. I think I can find a pair of maternity jeans online so I should be all good.
Next I headed out to take a drive by my house to make sure it was still standing and all that jazz. I have pretty good renters but of course since I'm in town I just had to see for myself.
I had a few more minutes until I needed to be in Bloomington to pick up Robin so I took a bit of time and headed to my all time favorite store, Patina. It was delightful and made me miss my girls in North Carolina since that was a favorite haunt of ours and I also wished my mom and my sister in law could be there because that was also a place we spent quite a bit of time together.
The rest of the night I spent at Chili's with Robin, Tobi, Randi, Ana, Suzie, Blaine, Dillon, Alex, Hailey, Susan, Travis, Caryn and Pearlann. Yes it was crazy. Six of those people are kids so it was a bit wild. I loved every second of it but I was more than a little tired by this point.
I have one more full day here, several people to see and then I head home tomorrow. It has been wonderful but I will be glad to be home at the same time.
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
I had such a nice time at coffee with my book club girls Nina and Courtney. I love those two to pieces. Courtney is due with her first baby boy any day, I'll post belly shots eventually :)
Next I headed to Cedar Valley. I was a little nervous that I'd forget names and things, especially of the kids, but that all came back to mind with ease. Even some of the babies who were brand new when I left and are now crawling all around I recognized. Kids change so much so fast.
Two moments I want to remember. The first, seeing Joseph (he's like 7 or 8), him looking at me and not saying anything but then walking back to me and stating "you haven't been here in a long time." kind of like..."what the heck are you here for now and where the heck did you go" it was cute.
The second was walking into the family dinner time and having a crowd of people say "ah! hi! Jamie! she's here!" and other such stuff. Very fun moment since I hadn't told many folks I was going to be visiting.
It was a fun night of lots of quick hugs and "status updates" in person. (facebook anyone?) I am now tucked cozily into Beth and Twon's house for the night with my kankles and tired back. It's negative 14 outside (and that's with out windchill)and I can actually say I have missed it. I know if I lived here still I'd be grumbling like everyone else but I get to go home to warmer climates so I am enjoying even the chill factor. I am ready to sleep and start again tomorrow :)
yay for new memories with old friends.
Monday, January 12, 2009
I am excited to see snow. I am excited to see people I love. I am excited to go to Tall Girl and buy the only pair of maternity pants in America with a long enough inseam for my long legs. yay!
Friday, January 09, 2009
I am having a blue day. No reason that I can pinpoint. Just a typical letdown probably from the holidays being done. Family is all gone and back to their lives. Christmas decorations put away. Shopping is finished. Lance is at work. I'm home. The clean up is mostly done. Pregnancy hormones are raging. And I am blue.
I'm sure by tomorrow I'll be back to good. It's just the day.
So Much to Love
I love people. I love bright eyes. I love my sons, Judah & Lucas. I love laughing. I love my ringtone. I love love. I love Jesus. I love tattoos. I love milk. I love creative expression. I love smiles. I love Philippians. I love bridges. I love my house and haven. I love a rainy night. I love doing nothing. I love almonds and banana chips. I love music. I love cowboy hats. I love Anna Maria Island. I love (diet) dr.pepper. I love a good story. I love wildflowers. I love to fly. I love rod iron. I love babies. I love going to the movies. I love midnight. I love allegra. I love sunsets. I love long kisses. I love the color red. I love starshollow. I love community. I love doing life with friends. I love witty banter. I love jessilynn.com. I love my family. I love pretty things. I love cruisin' with my girls. I love remembering when. I love authentic individuals. I love hot tamales. I love when kids giggle. I love Lance. I love bonfires. I love finding people I thought I'd lost. I love yard sales. I love tacobell. I love seeing people do good. I love violins and steel guitar. I love driving to the airport. I love seeing people around me succeed at their dreams. I love being included. I love flipflops. I love blogging. I love long talks. I love dreaming.