Archive for April, 2009

Wait, wait, wait. I feel…good.

Posted 05 Apr 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

Today, I woke up around 11am. I haven’t slept this late in a long while.

I don’t know if it was the tremendous amount of sleep, the italian beef sammich I had last night, or just a fluke…

…but I feel…good.

I, as a force of habit, put on the SeaBands this morning. However, I felt like maybe I didn’t need them. So I took them off.

Here I sit, 2.5 hours later…3 eggos and a glass of juice later, and I still feel okay.

I’m just sitting, waiting for the other shoe to drop.

In the meantime, I’m enjoying this with every inch of my being. I’m going to clean the house today, something I haven’t done in over a month. I think the hubs will be pleased that I’m getting my ass off the couch and doing something.

But first, I have to get my ass off the couch.

Hospital tour.

Posted 05 Apr 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

The hubs and I toured the hospital of choice today. Aside from it being under construction (making it a freakin long walk to the east wing of the hospital) everything seemed nice. It certainly isn’t the Ritz Carlton of birthing centers, but it was nice and clean.

What really sealed the deal was that there is a NICU on site. Not that I anticipate needing that, but knowing that there’s one there if need be, is very reassuring.

Saturday excitement.

Posted 05 Apr 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category other people are morons

I have not posted in a long time, but today’s activities warranted a post. (Does this prove my life is boring? Only slightly.)

So the hubs and I went for a nice Saturday trip to Bed Bath & Beyond to find a new pillow for his achin’ head. We find one, and upon pulling into the alley, only a few garages away from our own, we see smoke. A LOT of smoke…billowing from what appears to be our garage. I floor it to investigate, and we determine that the smoke is coming from the yard of our new neighbor.

That’s right. This guy seems to think that burning leaves in your yard is legal in the city.

I’m sorry, sir – but you live IN MINNEAPOLIS. NOT IN BUMFARK, MINNESOTA. I still don’t understand WTF this guy was thinking. He raked all the leaves from his yard into a pile in what is the garden in the summer, and lit the thing on fire. All within 4 feet of a wooden fence, and 8 feet of our garage (which…trust me when I say, is really nothing but kindling being held together with a few nails and hope).

By the time we got home, our whole backyard was FILLED with the stinky smoke. We coughed and gagged our way into the back door, and then realized the smoke was pretty much beginning to stink up our home.

After not being able to turn up any laws against burning in yards (aside from one that said recreational burning must take place within a firepit or outdoor fireplace), I called 911. I really didn’t necessarily want to bust the guy, but I wanted to know if it was indeed legal.

So, I call, and tell the dispatcher that our neighbor is burning a pile of leaves in his backyard and … she cuts me off.

“You wouldn’t happen to be calling about (insert address of the house next door here)?”

“Uh, yeah, actually.”

“We already have the fire department on the way.”

Excellent. I’m glad someone else complained before me.

So the fire department comes down the street. The hubs actually sees them pointing into the backyard of the house, laughing. They probably can’t believe the guy’s such an idiot either. They come back into the alley, make the guy turn on his hose, and start raking the fire and putting it out. I’m wondering whether he was issued a citation for it or not, but whatever. I’m just glad he put the damn thing out. Our house stunk of smoke for a good 3 hours afterward.

And that my friends, is the most excitement I’ve had in a long, long time.

I’m dumb.

Posted 03 Apr 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, I am a moron, retail therapy

So, this came in the mail this week. (the lotus flower “blanket”)

I apparently don’t enjoy reading because the description of the product clearly says it’s a “security blankie or changing mat.” I thought it was a straight up blanket. So imagine my dismay when I open it and it’s 18″ x 19″ – I felt cheated and wronged and like the woman who runs the etsy store must have sent me the wrong thing.

Oh no, I’m just a moron. I suppose I’ll get use out of it, but I was flabbergasted.

I’m still waiting on the owl blankie.

I’m also still waiting on taking a nap and wanting to leave work and never come back. Stay tuned for those.

It’s been decided.

Posted 02 Apr 2009 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business

I need to win the lotto, as I have NO attention span or desire to be at work, EVER. If I could just not ever work again, I’d be golden.

Thus, I’m going to go ahead and win the lotto.

Pregnancy brain is a total bitch. Like, seriously. I lost the drive to complete this post at the word desire.