Thursday, October 14, 2010

TMI Thursday: Oh, Mom

I love my mother. I do. She has her little quirks, though.

For instance, she "doesn't know how" to pump gas. Literally, she doesn't ever do it. My dad takes her and fills her car up weekly... or as needed. Obviously, we give her a little hell for it on the regular.

So, while my mom and I were in Bloomington visiting my rehab-ridden-grandma, I knew I would be on tank duty.

My mom pulled into a gas station and tried to nagivate her way up to the pump, totes preoccupied with the task at hand. ("Is my gas tank on this side, Amber?!")

Well, I wasn't paying attention, because I was in hysterics when I saw this place of business:

Doggie Styles: A Canine Salon.
So, I was all, "Mom... do you see that?! That is so funny!!"

And she wasn't really paying attention, because it's "hard" to pull up to a gas pump. So, she giggled in agreement... and I still couldn't stop howling.

"Mom, that pet groomer is called Doggie Styles....  hahahahahahahahahahhh."

Then, I considered the possibility -- "Wait, Mom. Do you get why that's funny?"

With her car finally in park, she could concentate on the hilarity at hand.

"Yeah, like sex?"

(Oh, I hope this wasn't funnier in my head. To know her is to love her. It was just the way she said it, so innocently, like it was something she maybe shouldn't have known about.)

But, peace out. I gotta run. I really want a Sonic burger before my lunch hour ends.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

in which i should be squatting on eggs


I think I am officially nesting, since I spent most of my Monday-bank-holiday cleaning.

I decided to start in the back of the house and I seriously spent THREE hours cleaning our bedroom. I started with a dry cloth and wiped down every inch of wall space -- carefully using a step-ladder to reach the top -- and then followed with a wet towel. (I must have switched out my bucket of hot water at LEAST ten times.)

As I worked my way around the room, I used the vaccuum attachment-thingy to get every cob-web. I dusted each inch of the furniture, which I hubs moved as I went. I wiped baseboards. I vaccuumed behind and under everything.

I even removed the cobwebs from the insides of our closets. Who knew they were even there?!

(Here's the reason I know I'm nesting: I secretly really enjoyed myself the entire time.)

Next up: the guest bedroom, which is probably even dirtier since our dog hangs out in there.

In Color News:

We bought paint! I'm on vacation next week and one of the major projects I need to mark off my list is painting the nursery. I'm super excited about the color:

Valspar's Bay Mist... I think it will look super cute with my pink and brown accessories!
In drop-sie news:

At work yesterday, I was counting a stack of 50 dollar bills and dropped a few. I took my hand and just swept the rest of them off the counter and onto the floor, then bent over and started picking them all up. I just figured that if I had to get down there, I might as well make it more worth my while.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Family Medical Leave Act

You know how all the cool kids say "FML" now?

(In case you didn't know, that stands for "fuc "profanity my life.")

Well, for the last week or so I've caught myself saying it under my breath, but because it's so crass, I've been adding an A on the end.

Imagine it: I just dropped something, and I have to bend over to pick it up. (The pregnant belly does not love these moments.)

So, I look at the item on the floor, sigh heavily and say, "FMLA."

I, personally, think it's hilar. I told my co-worker about it today and I was all, "Yeah! I've been sitting on that for like a week, just entertaining myself in my own mind."

I'm pretty sure she thinks I'm off my rockerspice.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

five october things i love

1. Autumn Leaves.
Photo: Zest-pk via flickr
I just love when the leaves change colors... my mom used to make the family go on drives to nowhere -- just to look at the pretty trees. (I did not love it back then.)

2. Cider Beer
(oh, wait... that was last year.)
Photo: randomduck via flickr

3. Hot Apple Cider
Photo: kthread via flickr

I want to drink somespice... of that spiced cider.

4. Makin' S'mores
Photo: andresmh via flickr
And eatin' s'more s'mores.

5. Men in Sweaters
Photo: dunikowski via flickr
I wouldn't mind bobbing for apples with him!

~happy fall~

Friday, October 1, 2010

mama shopper

I'm pretty sure I'm officially obsessed with shopping for the (as-yet-unnamed) baby.

Wanna see some of my finds?!

I found this red and black baby carrier at a consignment sale -- it was a steal at $45.
Those things are normally like $100. And, they're all the rage.
I'll look soooo awesome with my baby strapped to me!

This little dress is probably my favorite purchase so far. Technically, it was free because a bank customer gave me a $25 gift card to JC Penney as a gift for the baby. (In real life, it was $20, which is a little more than I want to spend on any one thing that will only fit my baby for the first 0-3 months of her life.)
Don't you think she should wear this dress for her first photo at the hospital??
(I do! Hubs wants her in a Louisville Cardinals sporty onesie or something. Pishawspice.)

I also love and adore this art ($5.99 at TJMaxx) and it's become a bit of inspiration for my nursery design ideas.
I think I'll paint the walls that pretty blue. Don't the pink and brown polka dots just look fantastic with that lovely blue?! (I'll be decorating in the pink and brown family, polka dots and stripes and solids.)

(As a bonus, we could use the same blue room for a boy baby, should we semi-accidentally procreate again in the future.)