Saturday, July 28, 2012

Foot in mouth...

So, today I was talking to some new people from church(as in new to me since I'm the new person), and somehow the topic of working at Wal-mart came up.  I mentioned how I had worked at Wal-mart through massage college, but in Utah, its the college place to work.  I then mentioned how where I'm from, its very different, as its the "special" place to work where you have to be either missing a limb, or have half a brain.  The girls then start laughing as one of them says that Wal-Mart wouldnt hire her, and she did in fact have half a was removed when she was a child.  I really could have died right there.  How often does an off-the-wall comment like that actually end up being true?!?  What a beautiful spirit she must have though to be able to laugh about it instead of getting offended or hurt.  But really, not one of my finer foot-in-mouth moments.

(I swear, the absolute only time Rob talks to me and expects responses is when I am writing a blog.  I could surf the web all day in peace, but the minute I start to write a blog, he starts yapping away!  How does that happen?!?)

In other news, I am now experiencing the joys of little feet in my ribs.  Lots of fun... =P  And if anyone wants to volunteer to help me unpack and organize these last few boxes and the babys room, that would be fabulous.  Cause my organizational bone got broke this week.  Lots to get used to as I am no longer working.  You'd think I'd use all this extra time to get SUPER organized (especially since my mother-in-law is coming to town on monday), but I cant seem to get all that motivated.  Then I feel so unproductive at the end of the day.  Any suggestions on what I can do thats not to exerty (is that a word?  It is now) that can keep me busy and make me feel productive while I'm waiting for this baby to come?  Granted, I know I can clean and organize, but A)that only goes so far before you are done and done, and B)That can just get boring.  I also know I can read a good book, but sometimes I feel guilty doing that by the end of the day.  Maybe I can make Freezer meals for after the baby comes and I dont want to cook... but I still got at least 2 months left... would they last that long?  Some freezer meal stuff says to make it within a month...  and also, we have a SMALL freezer...

Ok, now that I'm rambling, I know its bedtime!  ta ta for now internet-land.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Leaving California and the 2nd trimester

I really admire those people who have a regular blogging schedule!  Hopefully now that I have more free time, I'll be able to blog more... thought the catch of having more free time, is that I end up having less to blog about...hmmm.  Anyway, for now, I'll catch you up on the Winberg household! (moving, Tim/Kenny concert, pregnancy update)

We last left off right before we were about to move all our stuff out to Vegas and I was gearing up to be homeless for a few weeks.  This is about how our apartment looked at the time...please ignore the annoying baby talk I was giving my kitties... I promise I do not do that all the time.  That's Rob. =)

Then the big day came and went smoothly, apparently... I was at work, and came home to an empty apartment!  Thank goodness for friends and family who helped with everything!  I didn't even have to clean much, most everything was done!  And I will say, it was left as clean (if not cleaner) than when we first got the apartment, and we were still charged a cleaning fee!!!!  I swear, apartment complexes feel their main goal in life is to rip everyone off just cause they can!  Anyway, back to the story...Goodbye beautiful apartment, we will miss you! =(

I spent the next few weeks here and there, living out of a suitcase.  I'm so grateful to the families who let me stay with them... the Greer's, the Neely's, the Fardads, everyone was so kind!  I got to visit Rob in our new home for a few days, and while I was here I got started on the unpacking process... let me tell you, I couldn't even wrap my head around where I would start!  Everything was everywhere!  And there would be times Rob would go looking for something, so he'd rifle through half a box, and then open another, and rifle through half of it... I don't even know why I bothered organizing things within boxes!  but I managed to at least get the kitchen mostly unpacked so I could cook while I was here.

The last day of work at the Four Seasons was especially hard.  I made a lot of great friends there, and I didn't feel like I  was ready to leave them behind.  I still feel (mostly) able to work, so I still feel like I should be working, and the thought of not going back was tough.  I can honestly say, I have never worked somewhere with so many women and had that little amount of drama.  Oh, I'm sure there was a ton of drama I didn't see since I was only there part-time, but still, the fact that when I was there, no one was spreading the gossip, badmouthing others, or letting it obviously affect their working relationship with others, speaks volumes.  I will miss you guys, and please, please keep in touch!

My last full day in Cali, I got to go the the Tim McGraw/Kenny Chesney concert with my Winberg family!  It was so great!  I loved it!  Jake Owen was the opening act, and he was awesome!  I loved him!  I have no idea why they put him before Grace Potter and the Nocturnal's... they weren't even country and they honestly didn't get that great of a reception from the crowd.  I loved the one song she sang with Kenny, but that was at the end of the night.  If anything, she shouldve gone first.  But still, great concert overall!  Music from was exhausting!

 I don't know why I made this awkward face...yikes
 When Tim came on, my MIL leaned over and said "Oh dear, look at his muscles!  He is HOT!"  hehehe  Then my SIL leaned over and said "I have that exact same shirt as him..."  LOL!  Maybe he borrowed it from Faith to make his muscles look bigger?

 7 of the 8 Winberg women... plus two unborn babes... cousins first picture together!  lol

I stopped at my cute friend, Jen's, baby shower on my way out of town... isn't she just the cutest pregnant girl?  I'm so jealous!  But seriously, at her shower, there were like, 10 pregnant ladies... maybe that's an exaggeration, but there were a lot!

And lastly, according to my phone apps, and What To Expect When You Are Expecting, today is the first day of my 3rd trimester!  Yay, so exciting!  13 weeks left until my due date.  New things I am experiencing...
  • Heartburn.  yuck.  It was bad the last few days in California, then it calmed down and I've only had it a few times here in Vegas, but when I have it, I have it bad!
  • A few leg cramps here and there.  Mostly when Rob wakes me up to say goodbye in the morning and I do my morning stretchy legs and arms.  You know what I'm talking about...anyway, not a huge thing since its not all that often yet, but painful when it does happen!
  • Bending over to reach things, pick things up, or organize things (like under sinks...ugh) is getting really uncomfortable.  I'd much rather deal with things up high now.  That's a first in my life.  I was talking about it with my mom yesterday.  She was saying all husbands should be required to wear a fake prego belly for an extended period of time to make them appreciate what we live with.  I said it would only work if there was some way for that belly to jam something into their lungs and make it impossible to breathe every time they bend over.  Seriously, I cant wait to breathe normally again!
  • We have a name that I think we have decided on.  But we're not putting it out into the Internet world just yet since its not 100%, and even if it were, we still haven't decided how we're going to spell it.  Funny how much difference one little letter can make, huh?
I'm entering the "uncomfortable stage".  I thought this whole pregnancy thing was going smoothly as a dream, and sometimes even forgot I was pregnant.  I can say now, that I never forget I'm pregnant, and between the back aches, not being able to breathe, weird uncomfortable pains, skin stretching and burning, and kicks to the bladder and internal organs, I'm a bit uncomfortable.  Luckily I'm not sick on top of it all.  I'm so grateful for my maintained good health, so thank goodness for small favors.

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