Tuesday, September 30, 2008

I'm tired ...

  • I'm tired of feeling sick all the time.
  • I'm tired of having a headache for days on end.
  • I'm tired of that headache turning into a migraine and leaving me so sick I can't keep anything down (the present situation)....even after I've taken zofran....the miracle nausea drug.
  • I'm tired of throwing up.
  • I'm tired of not being able to cook dinner for my husband or myself.
  • I'm tired of my new system of doing laundry: put a load in the washer, change it to the dryer and then get my clothes out of the dryer only when I need them, instead of just folding the load when they are done. Then I finally start another load days later.
  • I'm tired of having no energy.
  • I'm tired of being on my feet all day at work and coming home and spending my evening on the sofa.
  • I'm tired of my messy house. I just can't stay on top of it like I want to.
  • I'm tired of being grouchy all the time (and I know my husband is tired of it too!!)
  • And now I'm tired of complaining.

To combat my complaining episode, here are a few things I'm grateful for:

  • I'm grateful Stanford will rub my shoulders and neck anytime I ask and has never once complained about it.
  • I'm grateful Stanford cooks for me and will clean up the kitchen and take care of me.
  • I'm grateful for my daily emails with my sister Tasha. She provides the love, support, and strength I need on a daily basis while at work and I love her to no end.
  • In fact, I'm grateful for my whole family for their phone calls and check ups to see how I'm doing.
  • I'm grateful to be pregnant and to be 18 weeks along with a little belly to show for it.
  • I'm grateful that next week I will have my ultrasound to find out if I'm having a boy or a girl!
  • And I'm grateful that Stanford should be home any minute to spend this evening with me before he heads off to Utah tomorrow for four days to be with his mom and sister!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

How many Carly's???

This is the one photo I really wanted to our photographer to take but couldn't seem to get across the vision... finally I got it... ahhh:) Thanks, Carly for running across the lawn.

Monday, September 1, 2008

John Wayne Classic

Only the best Western movie ever made in the history of mankind... recently I convinced Sara to watch the movie "The Cowboys". She reticently agreed. My Dad was a big fan of Westerns so I saw a lot in my childhood. It is a genre I pretty much skip over these days because I saw too many when I was young.. that and Hawaii Five-0 episodes. But for some reason I've always wanted to watch this movie again... just to see if it was as good I remembered it.

Now this is a dangerous proposition because when I return to a movie I loved in my childhood there is always a chance that I will hate it the second time around... and suddenly that is one less memory I have to reminisce.

But if you take it for what it is... "The Cowboys" is the ultimate Western flick. It has classic frog in the classroom scene, it has the vintage Nigro... so politically incorrect, it has the stubborn man, it has death, it has a wild horse's spirit being broken, a very romantic display, it has prostitutes, vengeance... and everything romantic about Cowboys you could imagine has been packed into this short 120 minute movie... it is quite amazingly. Definitely, left me feeling like I didn't need to see another Western for the next ten years... but most definitely worth it... just remember to see it for what it is... and absorbed it... but don't be too disappointed if there are not any Indians.

Also, please check out my top ten movie list... I am thinking of putting "The Cowboys" on there.