Friday, May 16, 2014


Thankful for:  my boy's night off!  He's been working this turnaround for a month now, and I'm just so ready for it to be over.  For those of you who aren't familiar with refinery life...a turnaround is when they shut down and overhaul a unit in the plant.  This means it gets worked on 24/7 because it costs a lot of money to keep them down.  So right now, my boy is working 14 hours a day, 7 days a week and gets the 14th day off as his "fatigue day".  And today, is his fatigue day.  There are two girls in this house who are SUPER pumped to have their fella home and awake and able to play (for more than the normal 30 minutes max we've been getting...)  Hooray for family time!

I'm also so, so thankful for the flits and jabs I'm starting to feel in my growing belly.  Each little flutter I'm lucky enough to feel makes this pregnancy and this life so much more real to me (I've had trouble fully embracing that we're pregnant again this time).  I absolutely love it!

Reading:  I'm in limbo right now.  I just read The Fault in Our Stars last week, and it was the first book I had read in months...and the first non-fiction book I'd read in over a year.  I finished it in 2 days because a) it was a good book and successfully swept me into its story and characters, and b) it felt SO good to read again that I just couldn't stop!

When I finished that one and was still on my reading high, I went out and bought Divergent and its sequel, Insurgent.  I'm hoping to get started on them soon--I just know once I start, I won't be able to stop!

And I'm anxious to see the movies for both books!

Anticipating:  finding out if this little wiggle worm inside me is a miss or a mister!  We're at the point where we could find out, but we would have to pay for a gender reveal ultrasound.  Our insurance covers the fetal scan at 18-22 weeks (which starts next week for us!), so we're holding out for that.  Plus, I kinda feel like Hunter should be there for that, so...we also have to wait until this blasted work schedule chills back out.  We are both so ready to KNOW!

Watching:  at this very moment, CSI is on the TV, but I'm only halfway watching/listening as I get some stuff done on the computer (plus, I've seen 90% of them already anyway).

However, for the past several years, Hunter and I have chosen a TV series to watch from start to finish together.  We try to watch an episode or two every night and squeeze one in somewhere else if we get the chance.  We started with The Office and then moved on to Parks and Recreation after that.  I was finally able to convince Hunter to watch Friends with me, so that's what we're working on now.  The first season was hard for him to get through, but now he loves watching them with me and gets some good laughs in every episode.  It's a fun way for us to wind down and relax--we like our little tradition of watching "a 'sode" together :)

Wishing:  I would make myself sit down and get Arabella's Shutterfly book done for her second year!  Especially since we're halfway through the third one (oh man, I don't even want to think about or admit that...retract that last statement...)  I'm determined to get them done.  But it's like reading--it may take me a while to get started, but once I do, I don't stop until I've finished (which is why I haven't started...I haven't had a block of time big enough to devote to it...).  Maybe I should choose a reward for myself when I finish it.  Hmmm.  I'm kinda liking that idea!

What are you up to these days?
love, angie


  1. Start on that Shutterfly book! My plan was to work on Zachary and Garrett's scrapbooks when they went to college....the boxes are still in the attic and they both have degrees!

  2. I'm trying to keep myself determined and make myself keep up with them. I really want to have them all (and for the kids to have them all)...I'm scared I'll do the first few and then just bail. Started organizing and uploading pictures tonight though--at least it's a start!