This entry is going to be in what I like to call “List Format”. It’s a format that allows me to spew my thoughts at you, without requiring me to pick a theme or be coherent. Win. Win. Win.
1. Well, after months of getting the run-around, submitting and re-submitting paperwork, and a week in which the dream literally died and then was resurrected, Matthew and I are officially pre-approved. Hooray! This news has me perusing DIY blogs like this one (since our very, very small mortgage amount will require our house to be a major fixer-upper), and making lists of vegetables I want to plant in my very first garden. I’m trying to decide if starting seeds now, without a house, will demonstrate faith in a future home, or tempt fate. We’ll see. In any event, it’s nice to know that the last several months have not been a proverbial chasing of the wind, and all that confusion, miscommunication, and stress actually produced what it was supposed to. A potential mortgage.
2. I have officially reached the stage in pregnancy where things start to get uncomfortable. Like nonstop. My hips have begun the constant ache, which I hear is due to the fact that my joints are loosening up to prepare for actually, you know, birthing a child. Who knew? I mean, obviously every lady who’s given birth, as well as all the medical professionals, or the girls who actually listened to their moms talk about pregnancy, but it’s kind of astounding to me how many little details of pregnancy are unbeknownst to the average person (like me). I must have missed the conversation about your joints gaping in preparation for childbirth. Not to mention the fact that little Eliza loves to push as hard as she can on both sides of my uterus, causing me to gasp loudly, double over suddenly, and generally look crazy to the unaware passerby about five times a day. No, I’m not going into labor. My child is just trying to split my uterus. No big deal.
3. I actually think I will write a future entry about all of the myths/mysteries of pregnancy which have surprised me thus far.
4. Thanks to the advent of March, and the psychological well-being that word bestows upon me, regardless of the temperature, I have some plans for writing more consistently. I will perhaps share more in a bit, when the ideas take a more coherent form.
5. Matthew and I are going to see the Black Keys on June 10th! I am already thinking about who will babysit, and blown away by the fact that I have to figure out babysitting.
6. To delve oh-so-briefly into the political world, does anybody else think what is happening in Wisconsin is a little ridiculous? I mean, I totally understand budget cuts (I myself having lost 25% of my income thanks to them), and the public employees there seem to understand the necessity of everyone tightening their belts a little, and have agreed to wage and benefits cuts. What I don’t understand is the whole “oh and also we want you to give up your collective bargaining rights” bit. It seems to me that the only way to convince people to voluntarily give up their right to ever ask for anything ever again is to…oh wait. There isn’t any way you’ll get them to do that of their own volition. I mean really.
7. I wish my face would decide once and for all whether to be oily or dry. You might not think it’s possible to be both at the exact.same.time but my face is here to assure you that anything is possible.
8. I am not a lazy person, but I love my days off way more than the days I work. I know some people get the dream job that they just love, others like being at work because they escape from the families they can’t quite seem to enjoy, and still others find fulfillment in simply working hard regardless of whether or not they love their job. I, however, come alive on my days off. I can think about the future in a way that involves ideas and excitement instead of worry and fatigue. It’s a great feeling.
9. Instead of thoughts to share, I’m welling up with ideas and projects and stuff to do, so I’m going to get off this computer now, and go do something. And then maybe something else. And it’s going to be great.