Monday, November 20, 2017


Yesterday was my dog's best day ever. Not because we took her to the dog park. Not because of the 15-minute belly rub. No, because she finally came face to face with a squirrel. Which she has been dreaming of forever. Of course, it turned into somewhat of a nightmare. She was barking her head off at squirrels in the tree in my backyard, and then just stopped barking and kept staring up. My mom called me into the kitchen to watch, and I saw her sitting there, still as a statue, as a squirrel climbed down the tree toward her. I couldn't believe she wasn't attacking it, but she wasn't. And then they both disappeared behind the tree. All I could see was Charlie's little tail wagging like crazy. Finally my mom went out there to see what in the world was going on, and she dragged poor Charlie back inside after deciding there was clearly something wrong with the squirrel. We checked Charlie to make sure she didn't get bitten/was possibly rabid, and the rest of the night she sat by the door and cried. She wanted to go back out to her friend. (or eat him)

Of course by morning the squirrel was dead. Which is now the second creature that has come into my backyard to die. Great. And sorry Charlie!

Friday, November 17, 2017

Elephants never forget.

Elephants, guys. What did they ever do to us? Nothing, except be awesome. (Aside from the occasional elephant that kills an elephant hunter, which is karma at its best.) So this new Trump business is making me angry (er, angrier than I normally am when it comes to the president). Just so his sons can hunt these beautiful creatures and bring them back to the US? For what purpose??

Go watch Dumbo and get back to me. (Also, so glad I have an elephant theme happening in the nursery. I am so topical.)

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Eat your wheaties

So I've been gluten free now for almost a year, and my mom has asked when I plan on eating gluten again for...almost a year. Seriously every day. To her credit, she has gone along with it and pretty much eats gluten free as well (since she cooks most of our meals...). And it can't be fun. (It doesn't bother me much because I didn't eat a lot of bread and pasta before anyway.) So now Thanksgiving is upon us, and I had told her months ago that I would eat cornbread dressing (gluten!). I have been semi-nervous about it so asked my doctor yesterday. He gave me the go-ahead, so of course my mom was ready to buy a giant loaf of bread for dinner last night. I told her I'm just going to ease in, and Thanksgiving will be the first step. Why fix it if it ain't broke??
I do miss Frosted Mini-Wheats and Taco Cabana flour tortillas though. Not gonna lie.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Where my ho's at?

Two radio stations are already playing all Christmas music, all the time. As are two Sirius XM stations. And the Hallmark channel with Christmas movies (that I still can't watch more than 20 minutes of).

If you can't beat 'em, join 'em...

(UPDATE: wrapped packages are now under the tree. INSANITY)

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


At 8 months pregnant, it's getting harder to put on shoes, bend down and get things, etc. So what do I decide to do? Give myself a pedicure, of course! I moaned my way through the first foot until my mom insisted on helping out. She did my big toe and it looked like a three-year-old did it, so I decided to handle the rest. And I have to say it doesn't look too bad (the one big toe aside). To my mom's credit, she probably couldn't see very well, but at least she could REACH my toe which is more than I can say for myself. Possibly time to get a pro pedicure done. (duh)

Monday, November 13, 2017

Laughter IS good for the soul

Saw Trevor Noah Saturday night - he was so great! He did a little political humor - wish he had done more - but all in all was very funny (and so adorbs). What impressed me the most was how diverse the audience was. White people, black people, Asian people, Muslim people, Hispanic people, you name it. Everyone came and laughed together. Sometimes you need that.

Friday, November 10, 2017

Sometimes I feel like somebody's watching me

I find it creepy enough when you get FB ads promoting the shoes you were just looking at. But one of my baby apps seems like it's listening in. Had our bowling tournament last night, and this morning one of the articles was "Is it safe to bowl while pregnant?" (Answer: yes.) But how freaking random is this article? Who would ever wonder about this? This has happened several other times, and each time it's super weird. How did they know?? Talking to you, big brother.