Yup, I'm getting to the "Am I still pregnant?" phase. Guess all I really need to do is look down and then I can see quite clearly that I still am.
The other day I was challenged to suck it in. You know, I sucked that thing right on in. It was pretty funny. It really ticked off Madison and she kicked the crap out of me. I in response did the triangle tummy on her and poked her feet.
Triangle tummy is when I use what is left of my abs to more or less form a triangle with my tummy. It busts me up and I take my laughs where I can some days :)
Sebastian has been away all week for a vacation with his Dad on the Oregon Coast. Dan managed not to kill, break and misplace him, though he did roll a quad with Seb on it and other assorted delights...
What matters is that he loves his son, spent time with him and that Seb sounds happy, though he is very excited about getting to come to our house after the week with his Dad. I'm cool with that, I'm excited he'll be back with me. I miss him on our off weeks. I suppose Dan does too.
The camping trip went well and Daniel came up with a girlfriend to visit. Daniel got loaded and she refused to share a bed with him. I didn't get involved in that one -- yuck! It's my kid, I don't even want to think about it. By the time we got home from camping he and the girlfriend were happily our for walks and days spent at the river. I guess that means that all is well.
Jordan was camping before we left camping, came out to camp with us, returned home, washed her cloths, aired her sleeping bag and then left for another ten days of camping. She tells me that she is going to look forward to sleeping in her bed when she gets home. I think that maybe she hasn't noticed that her bed is presently lost under a magnificent pile of laundry and mess.
It looks like Mark is going to start a new job next week, unless the posting has been pulled. We will need to wait to find out what happens.
The wedding we went to turned out well. In particular given the fact that due to a couple of drunken phone calls from the groom that Mark went from best man, to regular groomsman, to out of the wedding party. All that aside, we went, we smiled, we wished them well and Mark, at their request took lots of pictures of them and the wedding party with their camera. All either of us want is for them to be happy. It was their day and it went off without a hitch.
I heard from a pre divorce friend the other day. It was a drunken dial mistake. He was looking for Dan, needed somebody to get drunk with. It's a fact that he could have counted on Dan to run that path with him at the drop of a hat. I called to let him know that he had the wrong number and when Dan would be back. I don't hear from many people. Seems most of the people I know weren't who I thought they were.
It looks like I'm going to be able to take a directed studies class in the fall.
Including the fall semester, I should be done with my degree in possibly two, but no more than three more semesters. That is a nice thought.
The visit with my Mom went great. It was good for all of the kids to get to see her. They also enjoyed getting to see one of my brothers and a sister. My brothers wife is about 4'10", Daniel is close to 6'5" now.
When Teresa saw him she freaked right out and told him to sit down. With Daniel sitting, she was just a little bit taller than him!
The teens have given me a run for my money these past few months, but things seem to be coming around. It takes a lot of energy to keep things in hand.
Each of the teens have now stated that they would never send a child of theirs to the school that they attend. Their school is a bit of a joke. The education is there for the taking, but they have to have the initiative to take it, and most of the students who attend do not.
Jordy, as I may have mentioned before is in grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 this year. Me thinks that there is something wrong with this picture...
I'm dreaming of post pregnancy activities. I can't wait to get back into running and longer walks :)
All winter I dreamed of summer and now that it is summer I dream of winter :)
I think being preggers makes the heat that much more unpleasant.
My Mom got into town last night. She lives in Saskatchewan, so it is a big deal for her to be around. She will stay with My sister, Rebecca till the 6th and then be with me through to the 10th. I'm excited about her being here.
While she is with us, Mark's family is having a multi birthday gathering, so she can meet a bunch of his family members at the same time.
I am sure this will seem like a lot for my Mum. She will have just met Mark and then it will be off to meet the rest of his mother's side of the family. Lucky for me she is a highly adaptable lady.
The weekend should be cooler. They are calling for some rain and I am looking forward to it :)
I have 99 days left till my due date -- not that I'm counting ;) I am all ready excited about being able to work my way back into running!
I'm going fishing on Saturday. It will be a week of rain. Wish I could say it would be fun in the sun -- or maybe I don't wish that. Where we are going, the summer temps are beyond what I find enjoyable.
I have been off work with a back injury -- Good times (grrr)!
The back injury provoked the pregnancy and the pregnancy provokes the back injury. The RMT says to walk and the doctor says I should be on total bed rest for a week, given my history of preterm labour. Uck!
I just don't want Madison to come too soon. She needs to kick it back in her womb with no view ;)
I've started my summer class. A nice russian lit thing. I know I'll enjoy it. The first novel we are covering is a reread, so that is a bit of a treat. It's the sort of text that you could read time and again. Tis good shit :)
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