Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Wednesday things

1. I'm officially 7.5 months along!  Honestly, I love being pregnant.  I love that I already have a bond with Delilah.  I love that she will kick back at me when I rub my belly.  I love feeling her hiccups.  I love it when I'm going to bed and she's super active getting comfortable.  I love it when I eat something sugary and she gets super active.  I can't wait to meet her.  That being said, I can look past the aching back, the bladder stomping, and not being able to enjoy sushi or a glass of wine.  It's worth it.

2. I've been commissioned to do 2 paintings for a friend!

3. Today on the walk, Otis only barked at 1 person (a man).  We passed by 3 others and he did fine.  I call this improvement!

4. I'm already planning people's Christmas presents!  (annnnnnd, I don't have to worry about a few family members this year since cutting them off.)

That's about all for now!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

What's been happening:

Oreo cheesecake cookies

Pumpkin roll

Me and Ben at the homecoming game

WHY do they destroy pillows? (good thing that was HIS pillow!)

This week has been a relatively peaceful week.  Worked all week, didn't have time for much else. Definitely more tired lately.  I find myself looking at the clock thinking, "Yeah, I could totally fall asleep right now....", and it'll be 8:30 at night.  Oh well.

Went to the homecoming game here in town with some friends on Friday.  I get in free with my school badge. Kendra and Hank were at the game, and they were filming their reality show 'Kendra'.  I guess his 10 year reunion was on Saturday, so they were just doing Clovis stuff.  I've never met Hank Jr., but his father is a wonderful person who comes and volunteers in the school district to read to the kids.  It's really really nice. He's got a voice that the kids really listen to during the stories.

Saturday, Ben and I spent the day in town and then watched The Wrestler that afternoon.  You know, I really like movies that have somewhat of a happy ending...this one did not.  Still wonderful, but I kept waiting for SOMETHING happy to happen.  That night, we got dinner and then decided to make it a bad movie night.  There were other things going on, some of the girls were getting together for a craft night, and it was another person's birthday..but 7.5 months into my pregnancy, and I'm really tired of being around drunk people.  It's not that I want to drink, it's that drunk people are really really annoying...

Today, I am going to hang out here at the house and get stuff done.  Sounds like a plan.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Dang it.

I had high hopes for this weekend.  Movie watching and hanging out with Ben...

Saturday was spent moping about the house because there was nothing to do.

Sunday was spent with Ben on base with everyone watching the games.  I went for the Chiefs game, but didn't stay for the others.
Now he's at home asleep on the love seat.  Doubt we'll watch True Blood tonight.

I forgot that I don't actually like football Sunday for that exact reason.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Baby name DRAMA

I really thought that I would be able to make it through my pregnancy without ANY baby name drama that so many others seem to face (as seen on STFUParents).  Boy oh boy, was I wrong.

Today, I asked my mom if we were having a family celebration for Christmas, or if it was just going to be the immediate family getting together.  I hoped for the latter, and that's what we're doing!  I did ask why, and Mom said, "I don't want to tell you."
Of course, that made me push for her to tell me.

Right before my mom's birthday, I posted that Ben and I had chosen the name Delilah Jean (which fits us PERFECTLY because it's a unique name AND the middle name is after my mom and my grandma, both of whom I am/was extremely close with.  It's my way of honoring them both).  Well, that weekend, my mom didn't hear from one of my relatives.  When she texted, she got no response.  Finally, she called this relative and asked if everything was OK.
This relative simply responded, "Cindy...the NAME."
My mom had NO idea what this person was talking about.  She just said, "Yeah, Danielle and Ben decided on Delilah Jean!"  (This relative hadn't liked ANY of the names we had picked out before and had no problem saying so.  Whatever)
The relative said, "Cindy, don't you remember that [my daughter] said that she was going to name her next daughter that a few months ago?"
My mom apparently remembered, however, she had never suggested that name or ANY names to me because "it is your's and Ben's baby, you should name her."
My mom said, "[Relative], Ben picked out the name off of a list of Biblical names he was looking at.  He suggested it to Dani."

Of course, that wasn't good enough, and they are somehow blaming my mom for my choice in my daughter's name.

Let's also point out that my relative who supposedly said the name a few months ago has a daughter with the middle name of Jean (because she was very jealous of my relationship with our grandma and got pregnant long before me and before she was married or serious about the person.  She wasn't honoring anyone by choosing that, she just wanted to be first to try and make it seem like she had a very good relationship...pathetic).  She is also NOT PREGNANT RIGHT NOW NOR IS SHE TRYING TO GET PREGNANT.  So the psychopath thinks that she has all claim to this name, even though I highly doubt that she even ever said the name Delilah (it would be like this with ANY name I picked out).
It's just a jealousy thing.
She has always tried to cause problems between me and other members of my family because she plays the victim and has never had what I have.  She has told many many lies about me and caused many family problems because of her insane jealousy.
She already has a daughter with the middle name "Jean".  It's her sick way of pretending that she was close to our Grandma.  She wasn't ever close with her.  She'd visit and want to eat treats that Grandma made, and she'd want Grandma to take her shopping.  She'd never be content like I was to just hang out and do crafts or watch Matlock.  She never took care of her when she got sick, I did...and so did my mom.

So her mother is taking her side.  Of course.  She's always been blinded by her daughter's lies because she's a victim too.  Learned behavior.  It's really pathetic.
She is also blaming my mother for the demise of her marriage (although it really happened because her husband was cheating on her and spending all of their money), even though my mom and dad took her and her youngest daughter in for almost a year I think, and helped them out with EVERYTHING.
What a way to say thank you, right?

I can't really say I'm surprised at the relative's daughter, because this just fits in with all of her past actions.  She  doesn't have anything going for her in life besides her daughter.
No education.
Almost divorced (but living with another man who is also still married and raising his kids too).
Was a swinger with her almost ex husband.
Can't hold a job.
No house.
Has moved her daughter more times than I can count.

I could go on and on, but I'm tired of wasting my time and energy on them.  I'm done.  I deleted them on facebook because I want them to have NO information about my life, or the life of my daughter.  They can both just stay far far away.

Thanks for listening to me rant...

Delilah Jean is here to stay, and she is going to be the most beautiful, most loved, most cherished little girl in the whole wide world!  I can't wait until she's here!

Monday, September 5, 2011

What a great weekend!

Had a blast with some friends I don't normally get to hang out with.  Played The Game of Things which is becoming my favorite game.

We ordered a swing from ($20 off AND free shipping!!!)  I'll post a picture when it comes.  Rest assured, it's adorable.

Went out of town with Ben to do some shopping.  Got a pair of jeans from Motherhood Maternity, SKINNY JEANS!!!  They look awesome, and fit great.  Love the wash and the fit.  Went to Target and got a Shark vacuum.  Our old one just randomly stopped working while I was using it on Friday.  Luckily, we still had some gift cards, so it cut down on the was on sale though ($20 off!).  Shopped a bit at the mall, got some free undies from Victoria's Secret.  Proud that I can still wear a size small in my favorite style, despite being 7 months pregnant!  (I really think my 2 mile walks each night have kept off the excess poundage that can pack on.  I gotta keep it up!  I feel really good about how I'm looking right now.  I love how my body looks.)  Got 2 candles from Bath and Body Works, sweet cinnamon pumpkin and leaves.  Fall is in the air and my entire house smells WONDERFUL!  The candles were 2 for $20 and I had a 20% off coupon...doesn't get much better than that.  Ben got some bar stuff at Bed, Bath, and Beyond.  He's been drinking Old Fashioneds...such a classy man I have.
Ate dinner with Landon and Dayly at Coyote Bluff Cafe, which was featured on Man vs. Food.  That makes 2 restaurants from that show we've eaten at!  The food was fantastic, I would definitely recommend it, despite how it looks from the outside.  We had great food and great service.  Plus, you can make any burger into a chicken sandwich.  I LOVE that, because I don't eat a lot of red meat, and a burger was definitely not sounding good that night!

Woke up and cleaned the house because Landon and Dayly were coming.  Hung out a bit at the house once they got here, then went to a BBQ at a friend's house.  I was expecting some annoyance, but honestly, it was a pretty fun time!  Everyone seemed to be in a good mood, and the food was great.  (Especially my cookies, which were completely gone by the time we left!)
Came back to our house and had some more friends over for The Game of Things.  Once more people showed up, we had to call it quits on the game because it gets way too hard to play with more than 8 people. (Seriously though, if you've never played it, please go out and buy it.)

Woke up and cooked breakfast for Ben, Landon, and Dayly.  Had eggs, bacon, and pumpkin pancakes.  (FALL!)  Hung out for a bit, then L&D left to go register for stuff for their wedding.  I really love having them out.  I always have a good time and end up laughing a LOT.
Ben and I watched True Blood from last night.  Parts of the episode were silly, parts were shocking.  I'm really looking forward to the season finale.  I wish there were more episodes!
I walked the dogs, which was SO nice to do in the middle of the day instead of having to wait until 7pm when it's finally cool enough to go outside.
Back now, chilling until we head off to the store to get stuff for the week.

I am such a happy girl, here with Ben and my pets.  The only thing that would make me happier at this moment is if we were a bit closer to our family.  Someday!

7 months tomorrow and I feel GREAT!