Sunday, June 28, 2009

The start of week two.

My work weeks starts on Sunday this week- then a three day vaca. WHOO! The first week with out Chris did not go too bad. It is hard to get used to, but, you know. This week shouldn't be nearly as bad.


He is taking a short cruise from Newport News to Norfolk. They are going to go about fifty miles out in the Atlantic, and play around with the ship to see if everything is in full working order. So they will be going as fast as they can for four hours, then a quick turn- that kind of stuff. It might be sort of fun for them to actually be out in the ocean instead of the dirty shipyard. There is controversy as to when they will be coming home too, so that gives me hope. ;)


I was pretty productive last week- it is amazing how much I can get done when I am not positioned between Chris butt-cheeks. LOL- Not waking up at 4am with him allows me more time to get stuff done in the evening, and I wake up feeling more refreshed.


I FINALLY took my certification test for personal training/aerobic instructor (my housewife dream come true since the seventh grade.) I bought these books to study like three years ago, and never touched them- imagine that, Ashley not finishing something she started. But anyways, I am certified now- and I can start teaching classes whenever I want. I would really like to find some sort of water aerobics or something like that while I am pregnant, and then branch off from there after I get my body back to myself. We will see- I don't think four months pregnant is the right time to be making any huge career moves, so...


Speaking of things I start and never finish ***ahem*** I have been majorly procrastinating my medical transcription. I hope everyone knows that I should have had this done months ago. Except for the couple of months my hand didn't work, I have no real excuse. I have come to realize that although it may benefit me, I can not stand it. It is the most boring, painstaking thing I have ever had to study. And, truth be told, I am not sure that I am even going to be very good at it. So, I put it last on my priorities, and at the end of the day when the babe is in bed, I decide I am too tired to sit in front of the computer. I have been fighting with myself about this for a while now, and need get a grip. At least I know I have flaws.


In bigger, more exciting news, Carter is officially a toilet pee-er:

Yes, I took a picture of it. I know, I am lame. But whatevs, he was so excited with himself. It was while Daddy was home, and we made a huge deal out of it. Now he wants to sit on it, and he really pushes and everything. Big steps in the right direction. I am hoping to have him potty trained by the time the new baby gets here. That will make him 22 months. I know that is fairly young, but I don't think at all un-do-able.


Speaking of new baby, I have hit my lovely second trimester, and I sometimes forget I am even pregnant! The dizziness is gone- thank God. Not too sick, not too tired. A little out of breathe, but I was with Carter too. The rapidly expanding belly has slowed down a bit, and I don't think I have put on much/if any weight. I was reading, though, that from this point on I should expect to gain a pound a week. Ummmmmyeah. The thought of adding twenty-five pounds to my already, not as fit as it should be body, is rather disgusting. Ugh. It is temporary I guess.


It has been in the upper 80's- 90's here for a week now, and they are calling for more. I think after two and a half years, I am starting to get used to it. I am the opposite of the majority, and think the heat is just a pain in my ass. I loved it in Cleveland when it lasted two months, but half the year here is disgusting, humid, and hot. Anyways, I finally decided to embrace it. Our first summer with our own backyard definitely calls for a sprinkler and baby pool. Holy fun. Carter loves it- I love him.

That is about all the updates I have for now. I am sure I will be blogging more this week, anything to put off my responsibilities. ;)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Living Room Picnik

This is how we entertained ourselves tonight. Next time, I will remember to lay down a blanket- DUH. Still, we had fun together. :)
"And ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation." -Kahlil Gibran

This is not me being dramatic about being apart from Chris for a couple weeks, it is just a quote I stumbled on today, and thought it was fitting. I read a book I think "The Prophet" by this guy years ago. I don't really remember it at all, but I remember thinking it was a great book. I guess I will have to add it to my reading list.
sidenote- how does that happen anyways? how it is that I can completely erase movies and books from my memory?
Right now I am dying for "My Sister's Keeper" but am too cheap to buy it. I am waiting for the book to hit the library. I think I will probably end up seeing the movie before I read it, but that is okay. It is backwards of the way most people like to do it, but I like seeing the movie first, that way you can't be disappointed when the movie never reaches the expectations the book has set for you.
Anyways, it is Thursday. Only one more day and I will get to spend a couple of hours with Chris before he leaves again. Can't wait!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Refreshed (for now)

Several super refreshing things happened to me last night. First and foremost, Chris called. I know it sounds dumb- but getting to talk to him relieved some of the stress of the past couple days.
Then- I woke up at 6:30 feeling super refreshed this morning, which I swear never happens. But since I only work a half day today, decided to lay in bed until Carter woke up- TWO HOURS LATER! My cool boy slept in and gave Mommy a break. ***ahhhhhhh***
I am going to take Cart to the duck pond and let him have some play time before the kiddos come knockin' on the door today.
By the way, have I discussed his new naked obsession? Does anybody else have half clothes kids all the time? I guess he just loves being free!

Monday, June 22, 2009

New Day

When I went to bed last night, I realized that I have never went to bed in this house alone. Whenever Chris didn't come home, I just slept in the living room. I am pretty sure the same goes for our old apartment too.
This just makes me realize that my phobia of someone breaking in while I am sleeping really has gone too far. I guess now is the time to get over it.
I am starting today off positively.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Wrap it up B.

So, today didn't go quite as planned, but not bad I guess. I am going to crawl into my bed and snuggle up to the remote control. Since Chris is gone I took the little TV out of the garage and put it in our bedroom.
I have plans to be productive one of these days, some one please hold me accountable.

My pick-me-up.


Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Yet another Clevelander returns to Cleveland.


We had a great time with Aunt Deb this past week. I got some adult time, a date with Chris, and some chores that I have been putting off got finished.
Plus, we got a visit from Tiff and Miguel- which was AWESOME! That girl makes me laugh like no other, and I love love love our visits (as few and far between as they are, I have only seen her six times in the past two plus years.)
I always appreciate all the guests I get, but can't help but be overwhelmed sometimes- they just keep coming and coming.
I have counted ten house-guests since February, and three more to come in less than a month. What's that saying about fish and company? Must. Have. Break.

Havin' Fun

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Itsy



Due Christmas Day. It's cute already, I can tell.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Baby Names:

My list:
aussie tula
ellie
taylor rae
calla sunshine
mahoney
grace
ari
sunny
tucker
cadence
eden
bryce
jace
brecken

Chris' list:
walker
texas ranger
dr. quinn
medicine women
chip

mmhmmm...

Mr. Mr.



This guy!