Quote of the Day

Sunday, December 16, 2007

"I just stepped in a puddle of my own making." -Tyler

Weird Pregnancy Woes: Week 8.5

I have had a pretty easy pregnancy so far. For the most part I haven't experienced any nausea, except when I think about food. It's actually pretty weird like that. The biggest symptom I've had is food aversions. It changes from day to day; I never know what food I will like within a few minutes. I don't know how it works, but if I randomly even think of a food, say...hamburger, all of a sudden I know that I will throw up if I even take one bite. And heaven help me if I smell the hated item. Right now, for instance, Tyler is making hamburgers on the Foreman Grill and I am about to die out here from the smell. He came and offered me a bite, but I couldn't even let him sit next to me with it in his hand, the odor was so gross. It's a shame really. Some of my favorite foods are randomly on this list. My favorite example of my "symptom" is the time Tyler cooked Fettuccini Alfredo (I'm feeling gross just typing the word right now). At the time, it sounded delicious. I started eating it and was halfway through when all of sudden the very idea of even looking at it was nauseating.

As I see it, this isn't too bad, considering what I could be going through, so I haven't been too disheartened. In fact, for the most part, I enjoy my fickle appetite. It's fun.

Feel sorry for Tyler. It's going to be a long 7 months.

Honestly Trying

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Finals week is upon me. Literally. I feel its pressure on all parts of my body, arguing with itself about when it should just punch me in the kidneys repeatedly until I just keel over and let it all be over with.

Aside from that, things are going well.

I just used the phrase, "You should make mastery of the dolphin your new quest." I think this indicates the sort of conversations we have at home.

Last night was date night, and it was mostly fun. We decided to try and make a good dinner here at home instead of going out. We started with one of our favorite appetizers, the Bloomin' Onion. That...didn't work. Like, say, at all. I cut it just like the instructions said, and it became, as though by magic, an onion with a bunch of slices in it! Upon trying to spread them out, it broke in half.

As such, we had fried onion wedges instead of the "bloom." Unfortunately, we overdeveloped the gluten in the flour, so they basically turned out like fried cardboard.

Though, as I imagine fried cardboard would, they still were pretty good with the horseradish dipping sauce I made.

Oh, yeah, and steak. Meagan made some good steaks. Props on that one. But successes aren't nearly as narratable as failures, so there aren't any good stories there.

Good times.

Let the Rocking Begin.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Our status (as individuals and as a family) is frequently inquired after. As such, we've decided that it's time to just start an internet logbook, also known as a web log, commonly abbreviated to the vernacular blog.

You may read it.

Thank you.