Monthly Archives: May 2010

The Love/ Hate Edition – Random Tuesday Thoughts

Good morning party people.  I’m going to jump right into the random, thank you Keely, once again for providing structure to the chaos that is my brain.

Acid reflux is a bitch.

Seeing baby toes on the sonogram is amazing.

Maternity swimsuit is just a hair better than a muumuu.

I miss my husband who is working 2 1/2 hours away from me, and looking for a place for his family to live.

I love having the bed to myself.

5am does not like me and I don’t like it either. So there.  phhhbbbbt.

I love that the toddler snuggled in bed with me for the first time this morning, for a whole 5 minutes!

My parents’ neighbor has a pickup truck whose license plate reads “DEDDUX”. Classy.

While  snooping cleaning out the closet, I found my old fold-up butterfly chair from college.  That bastard was very uncomfortable, but  there was something about it that made me want to love it.

I would love it if our dog could pick up her own poop.

Love liverwurst and mustard on rye.

Loving decaf coffee with half and half.

Not loving the double parked guy in front of the pharmacy.

Wish that I would have a dream that would give me a hint to my baby’s gender.

Love my toddler’s new haircut even though it makes him look more like a little boy than a baby.

Hate when a little tiny pee escapes when I sneeze unexpectedly.

Thankful, for all the goodness in my life.

Love the opportunity to read so many great bloggers out there. You all rock.


It’s done. We’re moving to the boonies.

I’m okay with it. The closer job didn’t pan out in the end so it was not worth the agony that Husband was putting himself through anyway. There is a teeny tiny part of me that is a little sad about it, but I had already accepted the boonies as the way it was going to be, so I’m not let down. Just one year, no problemo.

I see it as a little bit of a challenge, an adventure! Hopefully the neighborhoods are full of families and block parties and the college kids don’t out number us. Did I say this is a huge college town?

I already know there is an excellent thai restaurant, fabulous parks with trails and a pool and open space. The downtown is quaint with lots of boutiques and when I need to get my Target/ Trader Joes/ BB&B hit, they are there, just 10 minutes away. Everything is 10 minutes away! The convenience! We’ll ride bikes everywhere and the kids will be super healthy and fit from all the fresh air.

Now if I can just remember how to make friends instead of ‘network’. Ugh. Hi. My name is Katie and I’m out of my element.

Move to the boonies, or stay in civilization? Random Tuesday Thoughts

This is the third week in a row where all I can manage is a RTT post.

I’ve started freelancing part time, which is awesome, but also not awesome.  I like the idea of being able to keep my hand in the game while I’m on maternity leave, have a little flexibility with my time and bring in some moolah.  The not awesome is that sometimes the laziness kicks in.  Maybe it’s not even laziness, I would just rather be doing something else.  Trying that new ginger cake recipe. Going to the park with the toddler. Going for a walk with the dog, toddler and husband.

The latest addition to this saga is Husband’s job opportunities.  It’s tough here in the Bay Area, as it is elsewhere, and as you may know, we both came here jobless, but with leads. We are still at my parents house, as we planned to do for a few months, before the baby is born.  The best option so far is a great career step for him doing what he loves, but it is in the boonies.  It is in a small college town 3 hours away from my parents.  It is small, people.  I am not a small, rural town kind of gal.  If he goes this route, I’ve been promised that he will pursue a transfer in a year.  I can freelance anywhere and as he has the best opportunity to be gainfully employed for the foreseeable future,  it’s kinda up to him.  There is a small, small chance of something else, only an hour from my parents, who are the reason we moved back to California, but will be more of a job and less of a career move, and it will not require moving to the boonies but actually staying in civilization.

Part of me wants to yell, “take the soul sucking, better paying, closer to my family, job”, but my heart knows that he’d be happier in the boonies at his dream job.  So, can I do it for a year?  Absolutely.  It’s just a year.  I can do anything for a year.  Right?  A final decision will be made by the end of the week.

On with the random.

We don’t know if this baby will be a boy or a girl but we think girl, and she will be born in early August.

We have our list of girl names but it is so hard to come up with boy names right now.

Husband got me a beautiful bouquet of iris and tulips for mom’s day over the weekend.

Staying in my old high school bedroom has brought back a ton of memories.   Good and less good.

It’s teacher appreciation week. Go hug your teacher.  (Hi sis!)

Where can I find cute, inexpensive maternity jeans?  Ugh.  I’m not spending $100 on a pair of jeans I’ll just wear for a few more months but I’d really like a pair that fit right.  I hate my old pair from my last pregnancy.  I looked fat, not pregnant.

The toddler has a huge vocabulary now, dominated by the word “more”.  Usually referring to whatever food he is eating.

Sigh.  Husband asks, what’s on your mind?

Me: nothing, everything.

Random Tuesday Thoughts- Have I hit a balance? Will I blow it?

I think I have actually hit some type of balance.

I have the opportunity to freelance for about 20 hours a week, spend time with the toddler, the parents AND the husband.  I didn’t mean to put Husband last there but considering his schedule, it’s a little amazing.  I hope I didn’t just jinx myself by writing about this event that I thought was as rare as the perfect black heel.

Really, this is my dream scenario.  I want to work some, not full time, my husband is pursuing a full time gig in a location yet to be determined so this is perfect.  So why am I a little anxious about getting started this week?  Yikers.

On to the random!

Acid reflux can pretty much suck it.

I made a new double chocolate cookie the other day and it was blah.  A waste of good chocolate.  Today I made a batch of double chocolate cookies from a tried and true recipie and achieved awesomeness.  I put them each in their own container but hid the awesome ones a little.  My dad and Husband wouldn’t know a blah from an awesome if it was spelled out for them.  So they may never find the second batch.  We’ll just save them for me and my mom.  Is that evil? Do I care?

Husband just sent me a pic of of Toddler playing at the park. He is wearing some crazy combo that I wouldn’t have sent him out with, but on him, it works!

Is it worth it to have the internet on my blackberry so I can get email on it?

This is my 151st post.

Today has shown me, again, how valuable relationships are.  I knew that, but today a bucket of obvious was dumped on me. Thanks karma!