a random friday

I’ve had a lot on my mind this week with, you know, quitting my job and all. As the day gets closer, I get a little more nervous. No matter how much faith I have that God is in control and things will be fine, my human mind still wants to panic. Isn’t that weird? My heart knows everything will be okay, but my head wants me to think otherwise. My head is a strange thing.

Anyway, I’m all over the map right now. And so shall be the same for this post. A bunch of random nothingness. My mind is jello for the moment.

1. I had a flu shot yesterday at work. I’m still wearing the bandaid today. I have yet to straighten my right arm. I’m thinking of wearing a sling. Would this be a little too dramatic? I hate shots. Have I ever told you that?

2. I haven’t had a hair cut in over a year.

3. Sometimes, I go 2 days without washing my hair. Okay, I’m lying. Until last night, it had been 4 days. Is this gross? In my defense, by days 3 and 4, my hair just goes up into a bun, so the nastiness is minimalized. Give me a break! It takes 25 minutes to completely dry my hair, which takes me back to point # 2. I believe its time.

4. This was me before we left to go to the hospital for induction:

This picture is obscene.

5. I was more terrified of the IV than actually giving birth. I tested positive for group B strep, so I had to have penicillin in my IV. I screamed bloody murder every time the pencillin wentย into my vein. I’m starting to get lightheaded, so I’m going to quit while I’m ahead.

6. This is my dad (and mom):

My friend’s husband thinks he looks like Sid Bream.

image via google.

I concur.

7. This was PB shortly after he was born. His face was swollen and red.

8. This is him again, still at the hospital.

He looks like he’s got 2ย pounds of mashed potatoes stuck in his cheeks. It doesn’t even look like the same kid.

9. Have you ever wondered why people with Austrailian accents sound English when they sing? Like Keith Urban. You would never know he was Austrailian when he sang.

10. This is what the last month of pregnancy looked like:

You can’t see the fist-size spot of drool on the cushion. Ben tells me I look sexy when I sleep.

11. Remember when I challenged myself to make a new recipe over the weekend? Well, I did. And it was a total disaster. I made a red velvet cake, and the cake tasted great, but half of it collapsed and my mixer croaked while I was making icing.

12. My neighbor gave PB a Little Tykes car, and he LOVES it. He feels like such a big boy in it.

I call it the ‘pimp mobile’. I’m going to take a couple of pie pans and add some ‘rims’ to it.

13. My stomach is flatter when I first wake up in the morning. As soon as I eat or drink a single bite, it swells out like I’m 4 months pregnant. The next time I go to the beach, I’ll make a note to get up and head outย 3 a.m.

14. I haven’t plucked my eyebrows in a several weeks. I’m thinking they might just grow together and I won’t have to worry about it anymore. I just can’t bring myself to do it. Every time I pluck, I sneeze.

15. I’ve been stocking my pantry and freezer with staples (not literally staples) to prepare for unemployment. I’m hoarding Crisco and chicken at the moment.

16. I think I’m done now.

17. Have a blessed weekend, and thanks for your sweet words of encouragement yesterday! I totally needed them ๐Ÿ™‚


20 thoughts on “a random friday

  1. So basically what you're saying is that you've given up. Pass the Lee jeans and frumpy sweatshirt ๐Ÿ˜‰ Loved all these things..and I love you.


  2. Ok, I'm sorry- but I'm clearly making a mess of your comments because I'm technically dumb- I love love this post- so funny. I don't have kids yet but I'm way behind you in the eyebrow plucking department- so maybe that will provide a bit of encouragement!


  3. omg my stomach is the same way! haha, i thought i was a freak of nature but then if i drink anything its bloated. why is this? and when i drink a pepsi or soft drink its worse and it kinda hurts. i used to put down atleast 4 mountain dews a day before i ever got pregnant and it phased me not. upsetting. HEY! everything with the unemployment thing, WILL be okay!! you will see ๐Ÿ™‚ believe me i know this from experience… is it sad that i think i love you and i dont even know you? ๐Ÿ™‚


  4. It is strange when your heart tells you everything will be ok, but your head says something completely different. That has been happening to me lately as well. Praying for you in this time of transition!


  5. my stomach does the bloating thing too! maybe it's another lovely after effect of having kids? the thought of even drinking a soda makes my stomach hurt. it's been 1 year 2months and 1 week since i drank any. wow, that last sentence just sounded like something that a recovering addict would say. i guess i was addicted to it though.


  6. I was trying to remember who was hosting that make one new recipe a week challenge. it was you! I made a chicken tortilla soup in the crockpot and it was a definite WIN! yummy! and super healthy! (except for the salt, but I used all reduced sodium stuff)


  7. Haha! Glad I'm not the only one. Seriously, I had spaghetti the other night, and I could have easily passed for someone who was 5 months pregnant. I guess my stomach is much more stretchy now! No, its totally acceptable, I've got a friend crush, too ๐Ÿ™‚


  8. Hi! I'm so glad you commented on my blog today. I've been sifting through yours and its awesome! Another similarity? I'm back in school working on my education degree and getting ready to start student teaching next year. Have fun with the kids, they're a blast!


  9. Stop it! You're hilarious! Ok:
    1. I had blood drawn today and did the same thing. I don't know why! Like, is my arm going to spurt blood if I move it? Sorry.
    4. I was just looking at pregnancy pictures of myself and COULD NOT BELIEVE how HUGE I was!
    7. That is a really, really cute newborn pic. Ellen's nose was smashed like she had fallen on pavement. Didn't make for the best pic ๐Ÿ™‚
    9. I seriously just said that to my mom last week! Did you bug my walls…?
    13. Yup, right there with you. It's kind of like how I feel fat right when I take my pants out of the dryer. Then, they stretch out and I convince myself that I lost weight.



  10. Laughed so hard at #13, even though I don't believe you for a second. I've seen those pictures of you in a bikini, putting the rest of moms to shame! ๐Ÿ™‚ I really do have the still-preggo look going on, sometimes I wonder if I should have another baby just so I can pretend to stop sucking it in.


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