return to schedule

our spring break ends tomorrow morning. bryan was off too, but we decided not to travel, as he had a series of online auctions that needed quite a bit of tending to. he enjoys doing that kind of thing, and its nice to get the extra money, but they can be time-consuming (and room consuming–our sunroom has been in auction-mode for the past three months!). so zu and i left him to his work and had lots of extra just-mommy-and-zu time. we met up with friends quite a bit–for thrifting, walking in the mall, playdates and enjoying the beautiful weather we had at the end of the week.

bryan and i tackled our master to-do list i made at the beginning of the year–all of the things we need to get done before june. by the end of the week we’d cut down our list from 38 things to 7 things! success! the toughest chore i tackled was steam-cleaning the carpets. our house is nearly entirely carpeted, and hadn’t anticipated how very physical a chore that was, and i over-did it a bit and felt like i was maybe having contractions, but they went away once i rested for a while.

i’ve been having my night-sickness again (officially due to heartburn but it doesn’t really matter if i keep to my heartburn diet or not, i still get sick), so bryan built me a pillow-nest like he did last when i was pregnant with zu, and i was finally able to get some sleep! its not as completely comfortable as lying flat, but it is far more comfortable than waking up sick!

i started taking the fairytale poem class and wrote two poems last week, bringing me to the half-way mark on my goal of writing 20 poems in a year. i’m hoping to write a few more this month before starting to go through a devotional/writing book with bryan after lent concludes. 

so back to work tomorrow! there’s really only about 6 weeks of class left this semester (a little less if you subtract various days off they have for Easter and other events); and then comes summer, bringing us our sweet little junebug! this week off was much-needed and i feel ready to tackle these last six weeks.

braggin on my man

this morning i was sort of stressed because i found out late last night that i have jury duty again. i had it monday and had called in early each night this week to see if i had it again–after not having it at all the rest of the week, i called on friday almost as an afterthought, assuming i wouldn’t have it–but of course i did!

so i had to scramble to find someone to cover my classes, then end up cancelling two of my classes i couldn’t get covered, then give instructions to those covering my other two classes–which meant staying up late (for a pregnant lady) and waking up tired.

 i didn’t get my house clean that night like i typically do on thursdays, to get ready for small groups the next day, so when i woke up to a floor needing vaccuuming, counters needing wiping, and a sink full of dirty dishes, i told bryan i felt so overwhelmed and just didn’t see how i was going to make it through the day.

he told me to go have breakfast while he took care of it, and went on to do those chores i never got to the night before; then when i got in the car to leave for jury duty, the cd in the car happened to be on one of my favorite songs–he had set it up the night before to be ready to play when i left that morning. 

little things, but sometimes they make the difference between starting the day off rotten and starting it off wonderful.


bryan and i had our weekend away for our babymoon/my birthday present, and it was wonderful! it was the longest i have ever been away from zu since she was conceived–a day and a half–and i was missing her so much by sunday morning. but i think bryan and i need to do a little getaway like this at least once a year, maybe more.we didn’t make big plans; we’ve been to chattanooga quite a few times and know what we like to do there, so we mainly spent time at the hotel and wandering downtown. it was great to have time with no responsibilities, just focused on each other. here’s a few pictures from our trip~

our hotel

we got roomservice for the first time ever! yum!

so much poetry! i love mckays!

five guys for lunch!