Tuesday, February 22, 2005

In the famous words of Kermit the Frog...

... "It's not easy being green." Alan and I just found out that we are expecting our third child in October. Somewhere around the 11th to be exact. Which means that as I type this I am 7 1/2 weeks pregnant and trust me..I'm feeling it. I threw up for the first time today though I have been nauseous 24/7 for well over a week. I hate throwing up, but then I guess I don't know anyone who really enjoys it. The good news is that I am experiencing MUCH LESS morning sickness with this baby than I did with both of my daughters. With the first one I was sick 24/7 for about 5 months to the point where the Dr. was worried about my weight gain...or should I say lack thereof. With the second one it was a little better...but I still wanted to paint a face in the bottom of the toilet for company. And let's not even talk about food cravings! OMG! I knew I was pregnant again when I found myself craving asparagus casserole in the car one afternoon. I'm really not all that crazy about the stuff on a normal day! LOL With my girls, I craved bland foods...pastas with a good cream-based sauce, and fresh fruits and veggies. NOT THIS TIME! Oh no...in the past several days I have scarfed down chili cheese dogs with extra onions, chinese food, mexican food, anything spicy with strong flavor. Right now I could really go for some Tostidos scoops and hot bowl of Velveeta and Rotel dip! So what do you think? boy or girl?

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Monkey in the Middle

I am in the process of "cleaning up" my links on my sidebar. Trying to delete some old links that are no longer in service, and am looking for some fresh new blogs to add. In the middle of all my craziness that is going on this month with work, family, etc., I am trying to uphold my duty as a blogger. LOL ! So if you wish to be one of the "monkeys in the middle" of my crazy life and I haven't added a link to your blog on my site yet...leave a comment or zap me an email and I'll get to it asap. Thanks to all who frequent this little neighborhood.

Love to all!

Sunday, February 06, 2005

It's Been a While

Geez, I didn't realize it had been so long since I had last posted on this thing. I am constantly busy with my ever-growing Avon business. Partly my sales...but more, the administrative work I have taken on as an assistant to my DSM. I'm really enjoying the relationships I have formed by participating. There have been changed in my personal life as well. I am still debating whether or not to post about these changes as I'm not sure whether or not any of my family actually reads or knows about this blog. I have a feeling that my Aunt J...possibly may read...but I'm pretty sure no one else does. The few relatives that may be reading, I wouldn't mind knowing what I post. But then I don't know how effective it would be to "yell" : IF YOU ARE RELATED TO ME AND READ THIS BLOG...EMAIL ME OR POST A COMMENT PLEASE?!?! Guess I'll give it a shot and find out. Haha! Anyway, per Dawn's request, here are my answers to the latest "quiz" circulating through the blog world.

Love to All!

1. Your name spelled backwards: anad (and don't call me that...an ex boyfriend used to and I hated it then)
2. Where were your parents born? both in my hometown (central Alabama)
3. What is the last thing you downloaded onto your computer? all the faxes my DSM sent me
4. What's your favorite restaurant? Sol Azteca
5. Last time you swam in a pool? This past summer in my husband's aunt's backyard.
6. Have you ever been in a school play? In elementary school.
7. How many kids do you want? Um...I have two but I had better answer 3
8. Type of music you dislike most? Any with lyrics that are violent or disrespectful to women
9. Are you registered to vote? Yes
10. Do you have cable? No, we have Dish Network (satelite) and LOVE IT!
11. Have you ever ridden on a moped? Yes
12. Ever prank call anybody? Nope
13. Ever get a parking ticket? Again..nope
14. Would you go bungee jumping or sky diving? Can I get a HELL NO!?!?
15. Farthest place you ever traveled? Wisconsin
16. Do you have a garden? Not right this minute but I will have a patio garden this summer. I learned that I can grow tomatoes and green peppers in pots, and can train cucumbers to grow along the rails of my front steps. LOL
17. What is your favorite comic strip? For better or worse.
18. Do you really know all the words to your national anthem? Yes
19. Bath or Shower, morning or night? Showers in the morning and baths at night (unless I have company)
20. Best movie you've seen in the past month? Van Helsing
21. Favorite pizza toppings? Ham and Pineapple
22. Chips or popcorn? Popcorn
23. What color lipstick do you usually wear? Sienna (a red/coral) or Twig (a nude brown/pink)
24. Have you ever smoked peanut shells? Um...somebody wanna explain this one? LOL
25. Have you ever been in a beauty pageant? once again...can I get a HELL NO?
26. Orange Juice or apple? both
27. Favorite type of chocolate bar? Plain Hershey's or Hershey's w/ Almonds
28 When was the last time you voted at the polls? "This past election, when the best man won." (Dawn's answer) AMEN sistah!
29. Last time you ate a homegrown tomato? last summer
30. Have you ever won a trophy? Yes, for Tennis
31. Are you a good cook? GREAT cook.
32. Do you know how to pump your own gas? sure...don't like to...but better than walking
33. Ever order an article from an infomercial? No, but I shop via internet ALL the time!
34. Sprite or 7-up? Neither...YUCK! I'll take a Pepsi, Cherry Coke, or Dr. Pepper please.
35. Have you ever had to wear a uniform to work? No.
36. Last thing you bought at a pharmacy? Elidel for my baby's eczema
37. Ever throw up in public? Only during pregnancies
38. Would you prefer being a millionaire or to find true love? I married my true love and we'll both take the money..thanks!
39. Do you believe in love at first sight? Sight? No...conversation, first date, first kiss...YES! Been there...married that.
40. Ever call a 1-900 number? No, but when I was a pre-teenager it was a joke to dial 1-800-FAT GIRLS just so you could listen to the stupid "hook line" to get you to call the 1-900 number. It was a decent prank to use on friends. "Here...Matt...telephone for you" (after having dialed)
41. Can exes be friends? Only on rare occasions and only if you were already good friends before you dated.
42. Who was the last person you visited in a hospital? My grandfather who I'm happy to say is home and well!
43. Did you have a lot of hair when you were a baby? LOTS of dark brown hair that stuck out in all directions and would NOT lay down despite my mom's best efforts.
44. What message is on your answering machine? No machine on home phone...but my cell phone voice mail says..."It's me...leave a message...BEEP"
45. What is in your backpack? Avon brochures, business cards, samples, consultation sheets, planning reports, etc.
46. Favorite thing to do before bedtime? Take a long bath, read blogs and catch up on emails, read a novel...enjoy my "me" time after the kids are in bed.
47. What is one thing you are grateful for today? My husband, my children and my friends (both on-line and off) who have all been and continue to be incredibly supportive! Thanks guys!
48. What is the first concert you ever went to? Newsboys with my then fiancee ...an overnight trip to Huntsville. Thought my parents wouldn't let me go but they didn't try to stop me or say anything negative. Really appreciated the trust!