I just want to write about my life for a few minutes. No memes or reviews or band wagoning or online videos. I love all of those things, but sometimes I feel like I forget the life outside of that too much and I really want to make sure my blog chronicles my life and not just my other interests. So let’s see. You all know that dh went on a business trip last week and that he’s finally back. Of course it seems like seconds before he returned from his trip to San Diego I came down with a cold which is still lingering in my system now. It’s not like the world’s worst cold or anything, but my nose has been a basket case of runniness and post nasal drip (yuck!) and my throat has just had it, you know? I took some Tylenol Daytime cold medicine and it’s been sweet relief ever since today. Although trying to determine what drugs were okay and what drugs weren’t was a process in a half! I bet there were more things I could have taken but I tried very hard to both stick to the list my doctor’s office gave me and find something that would actually HELP with the ailments I have. So far so good. But could this bug please actually be gone by Saturday (Valentine’s Day) because I’d superly appreciate it!
This past weekend our plans got canceled for Saturday at the last minute so we decided to get out of dodge and go to a big pretty mall nearbyish (like an hour away). We almost went to the Rainforest Cafe that PBS is always advertising but the pricing had me breaking out in imaginary hives and I still had just enough of a cold even with medicine that day that I didn’t really feel like dealing with the whole production of it all. We’ll do that another time though because MM was loving the idea of it. We did browse the gift shop which was cute and MM and dh spent a lot of time looking at one of those animatronic alligator things. I have no idea what I’m talking about – it was a moving alligator thing that wasn’t really an alligator, thank god.
Instead we ate at Brighams which apparently is a restaurant, too. They were decent – the ice cream was delicious, but overall it kind of seemed like a Poor Mans Friendly’s. I mean don’t get me wrong, we aren’t a far cry from poor, but we could do better than this. But the ice cream was delicious. We also went to Motherhood Maternity and dh bought me two cute nursing tank tops. I know I won’t be nursing for awhile, but we decided that we want to stock up on nicer clothes now, so that by the time the baby gets here I’ll have a decent collection and won’t fall into the rut I did with MM – i.e. wearing the same three camisoles every day to the point that they looked absolutely dingy and neither of can stand the sight of them. I really want to take care of myself this time even if it’s in silly things like clothes (it will be in awesome things like healthy diets, exercise and occasional human interaction, too!). I deserve that much – and giving ourselves months to plan ahead helps to spread the money around. So does already having a ton of the “baby stuff” that we’ll need this time around.
Last night we played around with my camera for a bit, trying to learn all the ins and outs of the features it has – or really just two – one the selective coloring and also the thing where you can swap colors. I pretty much dismally failed at making anything interesting looking, but dh actually got pretty good at it – being an engineering genius and all. Here are some of the cute pictures we came up with – some are artsy, some are blurry but silly, and some just cute: