Thursday, August 7, 2014

What I'm Up To

After a 2-month absence, here a little overview over the current state of affairs at our house (in parts totally stolen from Pinky!!)

I'm currently...

... reading:  Tons of Christopher Moore books, and some random reading material I've picked up at the give-away at my work's library

... trying: Not to whine too much. My mood swings are more than annoying, especially because I am painfully aware of them and can't get away from myself. I wouldn't know what to do without the the family's general understanding of my moodiness.

...  anticipating: The arrival of our baby boy, of course!

... buying: Last odds and ends for the baby, school supplies for Lily.

... lusting for: wine and vanilla cream pudding. Can't indulge in the one but totally going for the other!

... enjoying: Daytime naps and the occasional realization that we're home owners. Somehow, it hasn't quite sunk in yet, and if we're thinking about it, we feel so grown-up, which cannot be because after all, we're still just over-sized kids, right?

... cursing: Not being able to sleep at night, itching all over from a liver insufficiency. Can't wait for things to go back to normal!!

... listening to: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Buena Vista Social Club, Amy McDonald, and the ever-present songs from Frozen.

... watching: Game of Thrones, Battlestar Galactica

... devouring: said vanilla cream pudding (can't beat 80% cream!!!)

... waking up: At the oddest times. When you can't sleep at night (meaning: impossible to fall asleep before 4 or 5 am), wake-up time is quite random at the moment.

... feeling: Thankful for all the good things in our lives; the fact that we're finally living in our new house; that we're going to have awesome neighbors; that our little lad is going to be here so soon; that Violet got to start her speech therapy and is already making progress; that Lily is looking forward to her long summer break and first day of elementary school; that hubby may have a serious prospect of starting his own business; for the translation work that's coming in; for the love and support all around me.  (you see, I missed way too many TToT-weekends!!)

Have a wonderful day, everyone!

13 comments:

  1. Welcome back, so great to seeeeee you here! Can't wait for the arrival of your lil man too!

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  2. Battlestar Galactica - now there's a blast from the past! Wow.Loved that show - collected the bubble gum cards when I was a kid.
    Hope you're feeling well and happy! Sounds like much good is brewing there!

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    1. Hubby and I used to watch it together a while ago, and then he started to watch episodes without me. So now we got the first season from friends and are watching again :-) I'm feeling so much better today after a decent night of sleep. Thanks so much, Lisa!

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  3. So glad to see you back! Thank you for the update, because yes, you have missed a lot of TToTs. :)
    We've been homeowners for 15 years, and when I think about it, I'm still shocked I'm old enough to own a home. I'm glad you are finally in your home. It was a long time coming.
    Hope these last days of pregnancy are good to you!

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    1. Is there ever a point when you truly feel grown-up, Christine? Hubby and I have been discussing it, on the one hand, there's no way we can possibly be adults, but on the other hand, we're excited about kitchen appliances and clean couches :-) But it's great to be in our new home, and we can't wait until the neighbors have moved in as well and we can start planning the back yard!!

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  4. I am so happy that you all are doing well!

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    1. Thanks so much, Jen! I'm definitely complaining more these days than I have the right to, but a decent night of sleep made everything so, so much better! Hope you have a great weekend!

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  5. I tell you I am so happy and overjoyed to see you back. And now even happier to know what you have been up to, as well. Can't not wait for you little guy to arrive and so excited for you - was hoping for updates along the way and glad you gave a bit of one today :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Janine! I really wanted to give updates every once in a while, but really needed to save my bandwidth for work. Definitely felt pushed back in time about a decade or two!!

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  6. It is a pregnant ladies right to whine!!

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    1. I was so, so miserable those last weeks :-) Glad my liver is back to normal!

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  7. So happy to see your are back!! xoxo

    When is your baby boy due? Looking forward to reading the rest of your new posts now!

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