Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Too Cold.. Too Cold...

So the ice finally stopped about 4 o'clock this afternoon.  But that's when the snow started.  =)  We having fun yet?  I would have taken a picture, but it's cold outside.  So you know, I stayed put.  We wound up having about 4 inches of sleet and snow.

Not much going on today... just hanging out and not making a cake that I've talked about making for a long time now.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Ice, Ice Baby....

I know you're singing to yourself so I'll give you a minute.  [pause] 

I am posting today from the comfort of my sofa.  The OKC metro area is under an ice warning and since our parking lot was basically an ice rink, we got to go home.   So far the ice has been relatively light, but they did predict that some people would lose power.  We've got the generator ready to go and T says that I keep it so cold in here, we won't notice a difference if the power goes out.  He's a regular comedian.

Before things got too bad today, I did have a doctor's appointment.  Apparently everything is perfect and I'm a textbook pregnancy so far.  Given my history of not fitting into a textbook medical definition of any kind, I was quite surprised but happy to hear it.

The baby's uncooperative streak continues.  It took about 10 minutes to get a consistent heartbeat reading.  Every time the doctor would put the Doppler somewhere, the baby would kick it and flip her body around so we couldn't get a reading.  So once we finally got her pinned into my bladder and she couldn't move as much, we got a good strong heartbeat.  It just took us a while.  She's a feisty little one.

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I wonder...

I wonder what a $5 bet in August on the Arizona Cardinals making the Super Bowl would be paying out now? Let's just say, I wish I had made that bet!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Little Girl Things Are Cuter!

We found out this week that we are having a girl.  Things looks good.  She has long legs and big feet and was slightly uncooperative with the ultrasound tech.  She apparently she's just like her Aunt Leslie!

So T has resigned himself to being out-numbered and covered with all things flowery and pink! Everyone is over-joyed, including the dogs.  Yes, they told me they were happy.  Well really, B wagged his tail and Copper didn't look at me with complete disdain, so I take that as happiness.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Didn't see this coming

Rufus has been gone for almost 9 months now and we had settled into what I thought was the new dog "norm". Copper and Rufus had the same dog bed because during the night they would always swap around. They always wanted what the other one had. So those two beds were always side by side.

After Rufus was gone, we left the second bed in there because Copper would lay in the bed that Rufus always started out in at night. It was obvious she missed him and we wanted to keep his scent around for her. Copper quickly told B that he was not welcome near Rufus's stuff.

We slowly introduced B into the house but he didn't start sleeping inside until September. And we bought him a nice big bed and we put it on the other side of the room from Copper and Rufus's beds. Not because we didn't want them together, but because Copper was very protective of Rufus's space still. And rightfully so, B could still smell Rufus and knew he'd get in trouble for being in the Old Man's spot (not by us, of course). Let's just say, Rufus was the boss of him.

So imagine our surprise when T woke up the other morning and saw both of them curled up together in the corner of the room. Neither was in a bed but in a new, previously undefined area of the room. If he'd had the camera, he'd have taken a picture.

Last night, as we got ready for bed, B was sitting right next to Copper's bed waiting on her. It was so cute. She pranced in and layed down and then he did. I made the decision to move his bed over next to her. And they slept peacefully.

This is really new for us. Copper and Rufus co-existed and learned to love each other's company. But they were never cuddly. They were always trying to get what the other one had - thus 2 of everything exactly the same. I never expected Copper to be cuddly with another dog, but B isn't quite the bully that Rufus could be.

Either that, or they know something life changing is coming and they better work together....

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I forgot...

.... I was going to post about something.... but the topic has slipped my mind. Maybe I'll remember tomorrow.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Friday Flashback

On my way to work today (yes, I had to work), the song "Friday I'm in Love" came on. That song was popular way back in the Spring of 1996 (for those of you too young to remember). That spring I was living in Orlando, FL working for the big mouse. I had a great time in Orlando, but it did make me miss home. It made me appreciate Baton Rouge more than I ever had.

That spring, my sweet sister sent me a little piece of home. She recorded our favorite afternoon radio show (which of course was a victim of a radio format change and was off the air not long after I returned home) for a whole cassett tape (yes, it WAS 1996). So when I popped it into my tape player in my car (yes, no cd player yet), I had 2 hours of home. Commericals, commentary, popular songs of the time. I played that tape over and over until I practically had it memorized.

One of the final songs on the tape? Yep... you guessed it... "Friday, I'm in Love."

Thanks, Leslie.