I just want everyone to know that I'm writing this blog from the comfort of my bed, in the middle of the day with nothing planned to do but relax and enjoy my 3 days of Spring break that are left. It's a depressing thought for me actually...It's already halfway over. I don't cherish the thought of going back to work next week at all. Once we go back, there really isn't any major breaks between now and the end of the school year. We will have one 3 day weekend and one 4 day weekend and that will be it. Ugh...I feel like the next three months till school is out will drag by. Maybe they won't though. We will see.
I have gotten quite a bit done this week with all my time off. Got a lot of laundry done (now I just have to actually put it away), have done dishes a couple of times to keep the kitchen clean, have cleaned my car (inside and out) and got a couple of things fixed on it that have been needing fixing for a while and wrote most of my thank you notes from my baby shower and will be mailing those out today or tomorrow. I Do have a few more things on my list of things I wanted to get done this week that I need to get cracking on though so that I get them done quickly and can relax for the rest of the time. Some of the stuff I need to do requires money and I don't get paid till Friday. What I can do that still needs doing is finish cleaning my room and re-organize my office and clean off the kitchen table which has become our location for dumping all things we don't want to put up right away. I really, really, really want to break that habit, but it's hard.
Last night we started watching the first season of Chuck. I don't know if any of you watch that show but it's really funny. I had been wanting to start watching it for a while now but just never got around to it. I watched one of the newer episodes the other night and it spurred me to finally going out yesterday and renting the first disk of the first season. It's hilarious and I recommend it to anyone who likes comedy, romance, and action all wrapped into one show. My brother came over also and the three of us sat and watched the first four episodes. The guys liked it also. Bryan and I were actually the only ones who watched ALL four episdoes. Waylon got sleepy and went and took a nap while we watched the next two episodes. I'm returning that disk today and either getting the next one or putting it in our netflix cue to receive when I send back the disk we have now from them. I'd rather do that so we dont' have to pay for it, BUT, I would have to wait at least 3 days before getting the next disk...something I'm not sure I can do...
One thing I forgot to mention was that Monday night, Waylon went with my brother to Garland to play basketball with some guys from Rogers ( a church we used to attend) and while he was only in his second game for the night, sprained his ankle really bad. It swelled up and he couldn't walk on it so yesterday he had to stay home from work. He will be going back to work today but yesterday he was in a lot of pain and every time he was up and walking on it for more than a couple of minutes it would swell even bigger. Instead of having him go to work and be in pain and not be able to do much and the ankle get WORSE, we decided he needed to stay home and let it get better so he could be back at work for the rest of the week. It's starting to turn purple and green today but he says the pain has lessened and he thinks he'll be able to work pretty well tonight. I'm proud of him for being willing to go in tonight, I just hope it doesn't make it worse. We don't have medical insurance on him so if anything happens to where we need to take him to the doctor, it's going to cost a lot of money. Let's pray for that not to happen!
I've started reading a book called "The Power of a Praying Wife" by Stormie Omartian that is amazing. My sister is the one who introduced it to me. She is going through it. It's a book that teaches wives HOW to pray for their husbands. It's amazing and it will change you and how you see your husband and his flaws. It also turns the mirror on you to look at your own faults and see where you need to pray for yourself. That's actually where she begins the book - praying for the wife (you!) and what changes need to take place in YOUR heart. It's really a great book. They have "The Power of a Praying Husband" which I bought for Waylon and gave to him for if he ever felt interested in reading it. I did not pressure him into reading it just because I'm reading it but he does like Christian living books more than novels so I thought it would be a good book for him to have in his library. I just know that as I read this book and pray the prayers she gives you and read the verses related to each topic, my heart is changing towards Waylon. It's been a great thing for me personally and I really want to be a praying wife so I know that this is what I need to be reading right now. I highly recommend it for any new wife or married woman, even if you've been married for a decade and pray for your husband every single day - it has great insight that we can all use at different stages.
Lastly, I can't post a blog without talking about my baby! (big, proud smile on my face right now) I think she might be training to be a soccer player or acrobat. I'm ok with either. She is so active! More than I ever thought possible from a baby in the womb! I love feeling her move even though it does freak me out sometimes if I start really imagining how REAL this all is. I'll be 24 weeks next week which means that if something were to go wrong and I had to have her early, her chances of survival are MUCH higher at that point. I pray that I dont' have to have her that early, however, I also pray for strength for whatever may happen in my pregnancy and that I'm ready for anything. I find that I fall more and more in love with her and can't wait to see her more and more each day. Last night I had two dreams about having her. In my first dream, she was a boy! lol. He was so cute though and I even remember thinking in my dream that he looked like Waylon in his eyes. It seemed so real and natural in my dream that I had a baby and was taking care of him. In the second dream, I actually was going into labor early but never finished the dream so I didn't get to see the baby. I do remember that my whole family, including several members of my extended family were in the labor room while I was in labor! It was really strange. Every time I have a dream about having the baby, I wake up and the feeling of being a parent is even more real. I know that's normal and that I'll have more and more dreams of the baby the farther along I get. I had that happen to me when I was planning my wedding. Those were some bizarre dreams! Anyways, I just can't wait to have this baby and can't imagine what it's going to feel like seeing her for the first time. I know it will be amazing.
My parents have made it safely to Massachussettes with my sister and the girls and will be flying back tonight. It's been wierd not going over there in the evenings to hang out with them. I miss my sister and the girls. Hopefully it won't be too long before we can see each other again. The next time, I'll have a baby in tow. :)