Tuesday, July 24, 2007

The End of a Great Series

Josh and I finished the last Harry Potter book last night. Wow is all I have to say. I won't ruin it for any of you who are still reading - so no spoilers here! OH! and if you haven't read the book yet DO NOT read wikipedia's entry on it - they totally have the whole plot outlined! man!

Josh and I got to Hastings a little around 11 PM on Friday night. As we walked in, I whispered, "Let's walk around first and laugh at people!" I guess I didn't feel as nerdy if I wasn't dressed up in costume. We walked around and saw the people dressed up in costume. We saw Luna Lovegood, Harry Potter, Mad Eye Moody, Cho Chang, Hagrid, and somebody dressed as some sorta insect-type thing. Not sure what that was about. Oh, and we saw Darth Vader too! Random. There were a lot of people dressed up as witches or wizards (in robes and hats). We ran into one couple we know that wasn't buying the book, but just came so they could get dressed up. Interesting is all I have to say. ha!

We left with the book close to 1 AM I think and read a little that night. Then for the rest of the weekend, when we were together and at home (or in the car or while Josh was changing the oil in the truck), we read. We took turns out loud and read as fast as our mouths could go. It was such an intense book and we flew through it so fast. I think I'll enjoy it much better on my second reading, but I still really liked it. I was surprised on some parts and some parts I figured out. Every once in awhile, we would stop reading and discuss our current theories. We had a lot of fun. We'll miss reading those books together. Sigh.

Thursday, July 19, 2007


Last night I couldn't sleep. So one of the things I did was count all my pregnancy symptoms (mainly physical, but some mentally and emotionally as well). I counted 31 things. 31 different not-so-fun things. Some of them have gone away or are beginning to fade. I never knew how much your body changes when you're pregnant.
One of the blessings though is that I'm realizing I don't care so much how icky I feel. It's not fun, but it'll be worth it in the end when I get to meet our baby. So I guess another symptom is that I've toughened up a bit - realized it's not just about me and Josh anymore. And I'm okay with that.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Don't Touch My Food!

So because I'm hungry all the time now (see earlier posts if you're confused as to why), I've become very greedy with my food.

Case #1
We were at some friends' house and the husband popped me some popcorn and gave me the bowl. As I sat there eating it, I thought, "I'm not going to share this bowl (with his wife next to me). I'm starving and we're going to be here about 3 hours. I've already eaten my nutrigrain bar. I've got to eat this whole bowl by myself." So I never offered her any. When I would set the bowl down, I put it between Josh and me so she couldn't reach for any. I had no guilt either. I thought, "Hey, it's her house. She could go pop herself some more popcorn if she really wanted." Poor friend of mine. Maybe she didn't notice my greedy behavior that night.

Case #2
This weekend my in-laws came up to see us. We had a good time with them. They bought sausages and hot links to cook out on the grill, but because I'm not a big fan of them, they bought some hamburgers for me. They ended up grilling 7 hamburgers (for me). Later the next day, when my mom-in-law made herself one of MY hamburgers, my first thought was, "What?!! Those are mine! I might need to eat those - all 7 of them!" Then I calmed myself down with the thought that there's no way I would want to eat 7 hamburgers in a row - I'll be sick of them way before then. I kept my mouth shut and later when my dad-in-law made himself one too. I confessed my greedy thoughts later to her and made her laugh.

So maybe that will fade with time. I think my food aversions are getting better. I was able to eat fried chicken today for the first time in 7 weeks.

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Arizona Trip

A couple weeks back, I visited Arizona and saw my parents and my grandma and friends. I had a really good time. I mainly just laid around, watched TV/movies, got waited on, ate, and slept. Soooo very nice. The little white dog is Bubba - my Gram's new dog. He was a cutie.

Sick Amanda

So check out this lovely shot. While I was in Arizona, my mom wanted to take pictures of me pregnant so we can send these to family. I would have deleted this picture, but no, it got forwarded to family and sent to me. So why not post it on my blog for a good laugh so a few more people can see it? I call it Sick Amanda. This is how I was feeling 24/7. Now about 8/7 of the time. (That means 8 hours, 7 days a week.) : )

So I'm a Dork...

Yesterday, I had to go to our bank to discuss some mortage insurance stuff. I had set up a meeting with our friend from church we'll call Susie Johnson. She called me in the morning and told me that she had to go out of town unexpectantly, but that her friend Kay will help me. So a little before 4 PM I headed downtown to BancFirst. I go inside the bank and ask to speak to Kay. The lady said they didn't have a Kay working for them in the loan department, but they do have a Kade. I said, "Oh, that must be who it is." I wait for Kade, and then when I'm shown into his office, he asks what he can do for me. I explain that our friend Susie Johnson was going to help us and had set up the meeting with him. He pauses, then says, "Um, Susie Johnson doesn't work here. She works at...I think BancFirst." I freeze and realize. I had walked into the wrong bank. I was in a bank downtown, but I had walked into Stillwater National Bank. Oops. Well, I was already embarrassed, and I didn't want to admit that I had just walked into the wrong bank so I played it off like I thought she worked at this bank. Whoops. When I did arrive at BancFirst, I didn't say anything to Kay (it was Kay actually, who would've thought?). So lesson learned. From now on, I read the signs out in front of the buildings.