Monday, October 09, 2006

Stuff that's happened/I've learned in the month it's taken to get my ass in gear

Yes M-I-L, I do plan on blogging again. ;)

But I know, people, I suck. I half considered giving it up altogether, but I'm not ready to throw in the towel quite yet. I just feel really bad about dropping the ball on everything these's all I can do to get to work each day, and frankly, I'd like a medal for that alone.

So to catch you up...

1. I took a month off of work, spent the entire time in bed, on the couch or in the bathroom and then on the first day I went back to work, not only did I have ZERO energy to deal with ANYTHING, but my boss promptly left on a three week vacation and THE FREAKIN' BRANCH WAS ROBBED. Damn inconsiderate bank robbers. I was tempted to puke on the guy.

2. I had a birthday last week. And I proceeded to yell at Mr. Blogger because he bought a humungous carrot cake that:

a. I cannot eat (I haven't been able to tolerate anything sweet since just about the day I found out I was pregnant) and...

b. I cannot bear to smell

He has eaten almost the whole thing himself. In hiding. So I can't smell it.

Or maybe because he's afraid of me.

3. Along those lines, and in my defense of being a bitch ( least I admit it!), due to the fact that I ALWAYS feel like crap in one way or another, I have become Angry Pregnant Woman.

Remember this?

And as a follow up...this?

Well it never ends.

I got home before Mr. Blogger one day in which he had ridden in a co-worker's van as they were to see customers in two's that day or something. Anyway, MB's van was on the street and there was a note taped to it. For I think the third time in a couple months.

Yet more complaints about the fact that it was on the street. And the writer's wife "had almost hit it numerous times".

I suddenly snapped. I mean, really. Your inability to back out of your driveway without hitting cars on the OTHER SIDE OF THE VERY WIDE STREET is really not my problem buddy. Or buddy's wife. Whatever.

I marched over there and proceeded to get into a screaming match with Mr. Old Man. He literally said he just "didn't want to see it there". He would be taking this up with the Homeowner's Association, as we were in clear violation of BLAH BLAH BLAH. I seriously can't even be bothered to finish the rest of his lunacy.

I can't remember the last time I completely went off on a total stranger like that. But I do have to say that by the end, I got my way, there haven't been any more notes, and in the process I think I scared the shit out of him.

All in defense of my husband's right to park where he damn well felt like. I of course told MB he owed me big time for all of that.

(You KNOW if he had gone over there to chat with Old Man, it would have ended with tea and cookies.)

4. I've only made it to ONE out of the four home games UCLA has played this season. Yes, I finally realized that someone else is holding the reins here, and it sure is not I.

Can I add that the Gigantor Boob situation REALLY makes it difficult to do the 8-clap?

5. In all honesty, I feel a LITTLE better. I throw up every morning or so, but it's nothing like what I experienced previously. I still have all kinds of digestive issues (I'll spare you), but to the makers of Sea Bands and Preggie Pop deserve a Nobel Prize.

Seriously. Zofran didn't work. Phenergan did squat.

But stupid little sour candies helped. Ok, that, IV's, acupuncture, and foot rubs. Lots and lots of foot rubs. (Did I mention that I really do love my husband?)

6. Most importantly, in the time I've been away, we learned that...


But we still can't agree on a name.

One step at a time.


Blogger Amber said...

We've missed you! Yay for girls too, so much better than yucky boys.


12:59 PM  
Anonymous M-I-L said...

YAY!!!!! BROOKE BLOGGED! :-D {{{Big Hugs}}} It's great to see you again!

So sorry I've nagged you! But I have been checking every day! (Yeah, I should get a life, I know ;-) ) And if it were up to me you'd get that medal!

1. I reckon you should have puked on the bank robber! >>:-(

2. I love the image I'm getting of Mr B hiding away, secretly eating all the carrot cake. That's my boy!

3. You're so right about the Old Man and the Tea and Cookies scenario! You'll have to perfect your 'Good Cop / Bad Cop' routine!

4. Making you miss football games? That girl is sure gonna hear about it, I guess. She'll have a lot of making up to you to do!

5. Whatever it is that's working, I'm just so grateful to hear your not puking non-stop any more!

6. ANOTHER girl? She'll be my 7th grandchild and 6th grandDAUGHTER! The balance of my 5 sons is certainly being redressed in the next generation! Frilly dresses! Dollies! I love it! :-D

1:14 PM  
Blogger aka Brandi said...

Excellent to see you up here today. I'm glad you're feeling somewhat better, if not great yet. Candies. Who knew?

Yay for girls! That's such exciting news.

1:39 PM  
Anonymous wordgirl said...

Yay for blogging! Yay for girls! Yay for Preggo Pop Drops! We're just glad you're back!

2:00 PM  
Blogger Nina said...

Damn,girl. You act like you got sumthin' goin' on in your life!
Thanks for the words of encouragement over at my place.
And amen to the girl!!!

4:35 PM  
Anonymous Grandmamacita said...

Love the look of the Sea Bands designs: a Hawaiian shirt is a must go-with one pattern. How to make yourself look gigantic while pregnant.

Are you going to dare THE GAME what with the sold-out crowd and the nasty opposing team fans? Then again, you can always throw up on them.

Thank God it's a girl. I don't know what to do with boys. Nor does Auntie Beezie. Secondary care-givers and all that.

Take good care of you two. And OF COURSE you're no longer holding the reins.

Love, O's and X's

7:58 PM  
Blogger Annie, The Evil Queen said...

So happy to see you back in the neighborhood!
1. You got ROBBED?! Who robs a pregnant lady? He's going straight to hell.
2. He should have gotten you a big tin of candies. But at least someone is enjoying the cake.
3. Never mess with an angry pregnant lady. If I need any wrongs corrected, I'm calling you. You could be a new kind of superhero; SuperAngryPregnantLady to the rescue!
4.You'll catch up with your teams next season.
5. And you'll be able to dress your girl in team colors! The name game is lengthy and ardruous. Pat and I had just agreed on a girl's name when we found out Sam was a boy and went back into negotiations. I rercommend using that angry pregnant lady energy to get your way. :)

8:44 PM  
Blogger V said...

Wooo-hooo!! A girlie!! I'm a big fan of girls! :) Congratulations! I'm glad you're doing a little better if still totally wiped out.

4:22 AM  
Blogger DebbieDoesLife said...

From the pics of you I find it very hard to believe that you can even be nasty. You may think so but I believe I could out temper and nasty you any day!!!

Congrats on having a girl! How many weeks away now?

Poor Mr. B. He is so sweet to bring you a cake that you can't eat or smell. Its the thought that counts.

Old man neighbor - get over it! My neighbors park out front all the time and one time I even hit their car!!!! They still park out there! Shit, they made $600 off me. Why not?

4:45 AM  
Blogger Tink said...

A GIRL!! YAY. Of course, I'd be this excited if it were a boy too. Is hubby happy?

I am so proud of you for going over to that old guy's house and ripping him a new one. Seriously. If you can't use this pregnancy anger to your advantage, what's the point?

6:58 AM  
Blogger little sister said...

Yay you blogged!

bah at still being sick. Talk about the pregnancy from hell.

I have a friend who had a pregnancy like that. At least her son turned out to be a perfect little it's all worth it?

lol @ puking on the bank robber thought, but better to keep it just a thought.

maybe should have puked on the neighbor? what a freaktard.

Poor Mr. B, having to hide while enjoying the carrot cake. At least someone got to eat it? hehehe

btw, belated happy birthday, sister Libra!

10:12 AM  
Blogger little sister said...

and I forgot: yay a girl! but dang is she ever giving mummy an awful time :(

10:13 AM  
Blogger V-Grrrl said...

A Grrrl!

When is she scheduled to arrive at Chez Blogger?

10:59 AM  
Anonymous TB said...

So happy and excited for you and Mr. Blogger and baby girl blogger. You are more than halfway there!

Take care of yourself and your girl. Everything else is secondary, as long as you check in once a month or so with an update :o)

1:30 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

So happy to see you blog! Glad you're beginnig to feel better! Keep it up!

And a girl? Yay!

4:26 PM  
Blogger g/\r*e said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!! I knew it was your birthday, I just forgot what day exactly...sorry. I think the 4th? Ah, I will make it up to you later.

It's a GIRL YAY!!!! I'm so happy for you. I'm always thinking of you guys. I can't wait to see you next....hopefully before baby time.

Take care Brooke and yes we will talk soon :)


5:58 PM  
Anonymous Heidi said...

Yay, a girlie!

And thanks for updating. I've missed you.

Sorry you've been so sick.

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Nancy said...

"Can I add that the Gigantor Boob situation REALLY makes it difficult to do the 8-clap?" -- snort!

And yay, a girl, girl, girl!!! Girls are so wonderful.

6:39 PM  
Blogger mamalujo1 said...

Strong-willed pregnant women are extremely sexy. IMHO.

Tell MB that daughters are da bomb. Good to hear from you again.

1:50 PM  
Blogger #1 Dancer said...

Yay!!! Brooke!!! CONGRATS!!!
We missed you and I'm so happy for you and MB and your little girl!!

7:18 AM  
Blogger The Queen Mama said...

Congratulations on passing on the estrogen! I have no idea what that must be like, surrounded as I am by testosterone.

I always liked Rachel Grace, but didn't get the chance to use it.

Glad you're feeling better, too...

4:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice entry. I even laughed. Congrats it's a girl. Oh and I'm glad you are back.

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oops! The above was from Dan

10:02 AM  
Blogger Rock said...

Wow - this is so cool - I'm sure Rockette is a name you're considering.

Seriously - whether you're pregnant or not you make me feel a little better about not being the most consistent blogger. I mean you were so ferocious and then when you got a job you just went poof.

And I try so hard to make it here but it is sooo hard when you have other stuff - and to do it well you know.

God bless,

2:45 AM  
Anonymous wordgirl said...

Brooke! How's it going? So much is going on out here and we miss you! When's that baby due?

Oh...and Happy Thanksgiving!

4:23 PM  

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