Monday, February 23, 2009

Good Night Sweet Prince

I have new love for the Oscars. Last night we went to Tim and Julie's for the annual Oscar party, and we stayed far too late. The Oscars ran until almost 11, and we didn't make it home until almost midnight. I was worried that I would have problems falling asleep, as I have for the last few weeks, and I was running short on time that I could be asleep before work today. As I laid my weary head on my pillow my brain just kept going over the Oscars, not houses or cleaning or anything of the other things that have kept me awake, and I was asleep within minutes. I even woke up once in the middle of the night, but still thinking about the Oscars I was back asleep in no time. I could have used a couple more hours this morning, and my eyes feel dry and tired, but at least what little time I had in bed last night was spent sleeping. I'd just like to thank the academy and all the boring speeches that made my dreaming possible.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Mr Sandman is a Lazy Bastard

I can't sleep tonight. I've fallen asleep a couple of times, but I keep waking up and ending up staring at the ceiling. Most of the time I'm not even thinking, just staring until I start thinking about how nice it would be to be sleeping. I know part of the problem is the baby loves to start rolling around and bouncing/kicking/whatever in the middle of the night.

This has been happening a lot lately. I go to bed between 9 and 10 pm so that I can get a good 8 hours before waking for work, and when I'm crawling into bed I'm yawning, tired and completely ready for sleep. Then I lay in bed for upwards of 30 minutes before I can fall asleep. Typically I wake up around midnight for a potty trip, then I spend another 30 min waiting to sleep again. Then around 2 I wake up again for no particular reason (or because I'm getting beaten from the inside), get a drink of water and crawl back to bed. If I'm very lucky I can then sleep through until almost 6. I was prepared to lose some sleep after the baby was born, but I don't think anyone mentioned having sleep problems for 5 months before he ever made his appearance. If they did I must have blocked it out.

The yawns have started to come back, and my belly is still, so I think I'm going to carefully creep back into bed.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

No Style Here

I was intrigued when I saw a link to this quiz over at Julie's and I decided to give it a shot. Apparently I have no sense of style, or I have no idea what I like. I've taken it twice and come up 100% Zen and 100% Contemporary, at least during a 5 minute window I'm consistent I guess. OF course I already knew that I have no idea what I like. There's a reason why there is not a curtain, wall hanging, piece of art, or painted wall in our current home. Yes I'm lazy and didn't want to decorate if I might be moving at the end of any lease, but I also don't know what to do with the space.

I walk through stores and love certain styles for a little while, then abruptly change my mind. I do plan on decorating when we buy a house, but lord knows whether it will have a coherent style. Maybe I'll hire some interior decorators to give me gratis consultations. (Yeah, I'm talking about my friends who've all got more stylish looking interiors than me with my bare white walls.)

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Hello Again, Hello

There's been a lot going on over here, and I feel bad for not blogging about it. I mean, I blew past all sorts of news and just never got around to posting. I'm not sure if I didn't know what to say or if I was just keeping things quiet and personal for a while. Beyond any holiday posting that could have happened I've had one thought on my mind that I've wanted to mention for a while.

Jeff and I found out last October that we were expecting, and we've been excited ever since. This is our first child and other than making sure that our family and friends knew first, I wasn't quite sure how to handle the baby debut into the blog. Blogging about knitting or movies and books, or even a party that I went to never seemed too personal to me, but all of a sudden this seemed like very private information about my family and I wasn't sure how much I wanted to share.

Still, not blogging about the baby has led me to not blog about other things as well. I think I've been somewhat avoiding the blog so that I could avoid the subject altogether, and that's just silly. I plan to keep blogging and if I'm going to keep blogging then I know our growing family is going to come up sooner or later, so here I am to get the ball rolling.

We went for the 20 week ultrasound on February 9th and I can now share with you that we are expecting a baby boy, and he's due sometime around June 27th. So far everything is looking great and right on track.We're also in the midst of hunting for a house. We've been living in a rented duplex for the last 5 years, and I just don't think it's big enough for all of us. Or at least it's not big enough unless I get rid of some furniture, and boxes of books, and maybe some clothes. This is the big time sink that has been eating all my remaining brain cells and consuming most of my free time. Well that and trying to clean/organize/reduce what is currently in our home to try and make moving a little less painful when we get to that point. So when you see me at a social gathering and all I do is babble about house hunting, know that deep down I'm sorry.