Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Today my housekeeper hugged me because she caught me crying... because my mother has reminded me of how big I have gotten with this pregnancy. I have cried for 2 days because of her comments...

Only 16 days to go, so hopefully after Si is here I can lose some of this weight...

I hate being fat...

Thursday, July 25, 2013

school supplies

So I'm down to 21 hours that I have to work before August 8th. Not too shabby. It definitely has made this week different than the past few weeks. I'm not complaining... just a statement of observation ;)

Today Janie and I went to work for a few hours and then to Wal-Mart to purchase her school supplies. I was able to get everything for just under $90. As I was looking through the loose leaf paper trying to find wide-ruled paper, a woman walked by with what looked like her mother and her 3 children. As she glared at me with my buggy full of school supplies, she stated very loudly and obnoxiously, "I ain't buyin' no school supplies this year. Screw dat." To which her eldest daughter replied, "but momma I need paper and pens at least."

The child got no response.

I have a feeling that the whole conversation was merely for my benefit. As if to say I'm the idiot for purchasing all of the items on the school supply list. Because I absolutely know (as a school teacher myself) that about half of the students that will be in Janie's class will show up the first day of school with nothing but the clothes they are wearing. And that all of the supplies that have been purchased by the other students will be used by the whole class.

Does that mean I will stop purchasing school supplies for my child?


Does it mean I think that woman dea erved to be slapped across the face?

Hell yes it does.

Well... I got that off of my chest...

After we finished with our shopping excursion we went home to go through Janie's school uniform clothes for this year. Thankfully we have more than enough shorts, shirts and pants to get us started (as long as she doesn't hit a major growth spurt any time soon) and I won't have to worry about buying those for a few months.

Now I'm watching the movie MAMA with Jason... this is definitely a freaky movie... Janie is playing on her Kindle and avoiding going to bed with everything she has. But it is still summertime, right?

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

6 pounds 7 ounces

Doctors appointment went well yesterday, other than the ridiculous wait time to actually see the doctor... I had an ultrasound done and Si is measuring almost 2 weeks ahead of schedule... also, he weighs 6 pounds 7 ounces according to the ultrasound. I know that the ultrasound could be off, so I'm not going to freak out just yet... lol

We spent the weekend in Spanish Fort and Jason went crabbing. He ended up catching over 60! He and Janie spent the evening last night shelling crab for about 3 hours. It was probably the last little mini-vacation for a while since we have less than 4 weeks until Si will be here :)

I went to work today. Janie went with me and we spent about half a day there. I need to go ahead and work as much of my 60 hours as I can before the end of July. So far I have about 25 hours done, so only 35 more to go :)

Thursday, July 11, 2013

washing hair

Janie washed her own hair tonight! I am SO ECSTATIC! I know this is a milestone that she should have surpassed a while back, and maybe I shouldn't be so proud of her since she is already 9 years old... but that doesn't matter right now :)

I've started updating my blog from my phone... which is definitely different than what I'm accustomed to. But so far I like it. Definitely easier than prying Janie from the computer ;)

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

35 more days

I miss blogging... I miss being able to look back at what I wrote on a random day and feel whole and smile... 

It's time to change that...

Tomorrow will be Thursday. That means I have exactly 5 weeks from tomorrow until I will be the proud momma of a baby boy :) 

Duke Simison Harrell :) we plan on calling him Si :) -- and please no eye-rolls because of Duck Dynasty ;)

5 weeks. 35 days. Oh. Em. Geeee. I ONLY HAVE 35 MORE DAYS!!!!!

I have way too much to do...