Thursday, May 20, 2010

Good intentions

HOLY SH**!!!!! That is what I was yelling in my driveway this morning as my class cake pan smashed into the concrete. I got up early to make my friend a birthday cake. It smelled so good. It WAS this earthquake cake with pecans, coconut, German chocolate cake and cream cheese swirled into the top. I have been telling my friends about this amazing cake and now it is in my trash can.
Of course I was running late, had too many things in my hands, was talking on the phone and as I tried to hold the pan with one hand and open the door with the other the cake hit the deck!!! As I looked down at the steaming, yummy cake I found myself thinking, "I wonder if any of that doesn't have glass in it..." What was I thinking? I snapped out of the chocolate cake coma and went to find a broom (which I couldn't find because we never use one-I always use the vacuum cleaner) and when I finally did, I scooped up the cake and plopped it into the trash can. I found myself crying over a stupid cake and going through all the "if onlys" in my head. This is really not like me. But as my mom would say, "If this is the worst thing that has ever happened to you, you are in pretty good shape." (and heaven knows it is not) And as my father would say, "Caca pasa, Shit happens. Like your wounds and move on." Or in this case, scoop up the cake and glass and get your butt to work, you are late! So, I am sure I will laugh about this each time I see the spot on the driveway and maybe I will learn slow down and take my time. God can even work in spilled, broken cake. He is amazing!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Spreading the word

So, any suggestions on how to spread the word when D-Day finially gets here? I feel like I want to tell everyone at once and I don't want anyone left out, but I also know that my job is to just worry about me and Madelynn (oh, and make sure my husband gets there). So any advice on how, who and when I inform people? Is it ok just to send a mass email when she gets here? Are there certain people I need to make sure to call? Is it ok to have a "phone tree" so I only have to call a few people?
What do you think?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

32 Weeks and growing

Went to the Dr. yesterday and all was well. I measured a little bigger than 32 weeks but they said that was fine. I feel huge but people I see keep saying I don't looke that big. I think they are lying!
So, we went to a birthing class last night. I wish there was an accelerated class we could take because I am not sure we really need 6 nights. We won't make it to all of them, but hopefully there will be some good info. I have watched 3 births, so I don't know of any questions that I have at this time.
The funny part of the class...we were, at least 10-13 years older than every other parent in the class, 2 of the girls were Bruce's old students and I think Bruce might have been the smartest person in the room (ok, probably not, but you should have heard some of their questions). It was very interesting. I could tell we were older because we were the only ones yawning by 8:15.

Well, we will see what we can learn and I am sure we still won't be prepared on the D-Day but we will do our best.

This is the changer/dresser we ordered. Bruce put it together (ok I did some of it by myself but that is a whole nother story - I am very impatient!). It is so beautiful. All the drawers a full and it is very exciting.