100 Happy Days {Redux}

I really think I need to do this again. What the hell is it you may ask… You take a picture a day of something that makes you happy each day for 100 days. The idea is that it keeps you focused on the happy and not the negative things that happen in your life. So what brought this on?

Well, I was trying to be nice by sharing something with someone and frankly felt their response to my gesture was shitty. As a result I’ve not been in the best of moods today. I also learned some people are just jerks. So it’s time to get my happy on again. So follow my instagram for all the happy (galinthegreyhat) to come starting today! I’ll also try to post something happy here every day too, you know time permitting.

Another Christmas in the books…

…and what a Christmas it was! Still no sign of SproutCroft turning up. Though between the Braxton-Hicks and real deal contractions things have certainly been interesting around here the last few weeks. On the upside my doctor pulled me out of work to rest and “let things happen”. Downside of this is I am so freaking bored and almost caught up on Law and Order: SVU.

Pretty sweet I know.
Pretty sweet I know.

But to back to Christmas! Last weekend my folks came out to celebrate with the mister and I as I am at the super uncomfortable stage of pregnancy. Plus driving more than 15 minutes away is a really not something I can do at the moment. So the folks came out and gave the hubs and I awesome Christmas gifts….a new Keurig and two mugs that fit us perfectly (pilot related for hubs and Sherlock related for me. In short we now have the most perfect caffeination station on the planet…er in our house. I still drink tea…but several new mom friends and family members have told me I’m going to want my first cup of the day to be coffee…strong coffee.

The rest of the week leading up to Christmas was spent wrapping last minute gifts and more relaxing. Honestly that’s all I have the energy for at this stage of the game. Christmas Eve the mister and I stayed in and enjoyed Chinese food and the Holiday classic Die Hard like you do. (Hey it totally takes place at Christmas – fight me) I then went to bed because I knew I’d be up between either 2 and 4 or up for the day at 5:30. Sadly I was up between 2 and 4… I woke again around 5:45 and crashed down on the couch with our cats until 7-ish and was then up for the day.

So I enjoyed a cup of coffee, snuggles with the cats and waited for the mister to wake so we could have Christmas morning gift opening. Finally around 9:30 he wandered downstairs (thanks asshole dogs next door) and we got to gift exchanging. I have to say the mister certainly knows me!

Murder Husbands, Shakespeare, musicals, and tea things oh my!
Murder Husbands, Shakespeare, musicals, and tea things oh my!
"My name is Alexander Hamilton..."
“My name is Alexander Hamilton…”

Yup it is safe to say that he is in fact a keeper! We then enjoyed breakfast and goofing around with our new things until his folks came by to celebrate Christmas with us and have dinner. Mommy got a new Kindle that I really hope I have time to use once Mr. Man arrives, we’ll see. After they had headed home the mister and I played his new game Exploding Kittens (NSFW edition). Let me tell you, if you don’t own this game and are a bit of a horrible person you should totally pick this one up (Amazon has both editions). It’s a quick game and loads of fun.

I then figured I should go to bed in preparation for my 2am wake-up for no reason call. Which happened because I found I was SUPER hungry. So I attacked a piece of pumpkin pie and a leftover egg roll like you do at 2am and went back to bed until close to 7 (a Boxing Day miracle). After enjoying a cup of coffee I felt the strange urge to clean my tea/coffee cabinet as well as my desk….nesting anyone? Plans for the rest of the day? Kill off the rest of the pumpkin pie for breakfast and go for a walk around the neighborhood with the mister (gotta help this kid along right).

How was your Christmas? Did you survive? Get some great gifts? Let me know in the comments!

At least it’s Friday…

I’ll admit this has been one of the worst weeks. Why? Several reasons, thanks for asking, but I’m only going to tell you about one of the things. Because I’m a horrible person. No, I’m not sorry.

Anyway, the one thing…I caught a cold from my husband. Which normally wouldn’t rank as a worst week sort of thing until you factor in being 36 weeks pregnant. Which let me tell you amplifies the feeling of wanting to die by 400 easily. I was feeling potentially gross Sunday, but by Tuesday morning I was full on “no way in hell can I go to work after this OB appointment” (which went fine thanks). Oddly enough the OB’s office agreed with me. In fact they told me if I wasn’t better by Wednesday morning I should stay home that day too. I didn’t, so home it was for day two of me tea and the couch. Plus ALL the naps.

I had friends who were super jealous. Listen people there was no reason to be jealous. Staying home sick as an adult is not the same at when you’re a kid. First, a lot of the time as a kid you were faking it to get out of something. Don’t tell me you weren’t because we all were. Sure there were times when we were in fact legit dying, but 85% of the time we were faking it. Meanwhile when you stay home sick as an adult I think it’s more 98% it’s because you actually feel like death and not because something awesome dropped on Netflix (there was nothing good on Netflix).

There were a few other “meh” things about this week, but that one was the topper (sort of). Here’s hoping next week will be better. How was your week? As always let me know in the comments.

Don’t tell me Star Wars and Star Trek are the same…

…by the same token don’t tell me girls/women can’t like either. Because I will flip out. Where’s this coming from? Well, I stopped into my local Starbucks for an after work treat/keep awake treat to stay up for The Blacklist. The barista was talking to another about a customer who told them girls can’t like Star Wars, because apparently science. As in we “don’t get it.”

Right Ben?
Right Ben?

I had to ask what they were talking about. When they told me I just sat there with my jaw open for a bit and even forgot my order! I love Star Wars! The mister and I watch it on VHS every Fall (we don’t allow thatĀ remastered shit in this house). Granted my favorite is Return of the Jedi. Which is apparently what a majority of women prefer. Most guys love Empire Strikes Back. I think I like Jedi because it ties up the story nicely. BUT I also obviously enjoy the other two movies too.

These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise...
These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise…

Anywho apparently the male customer also made mention that Star Wars and Star Trek were the same…uh no sir, no they are not. The only thing they have in common is that have “star” in the title. One is WAY more SciFi than the other (Star Trek). Star Wars while it has sweet scifi elements (ships, hyperspeed, etc.) is based around The Force. Which for me is HEAVY on the fantasy level of things. While Star Trek is all about exploring the future seeking out new lifeĀ and new civilizations…SCIENCE people.

In all honesty I like them both. What’s not to like really? Granted I know there are people out there that prefer one to the other and who just don’t like either (Yeah they do exist). But I think I like Star Wars just a little more than Star Trek. It’s probably The Force that does it for me and the love story between Han and Leia (I know). But Star Trek is awesome and I love all the tech they get to play with!

So do you prefer one over the other? Let me know in the comments.

I’ve got a three day weekend…

So what to do with it…besides all that laundry piling up in the basement? Yeah the nesting phase hasn’t set in yet. I’m told sometimes it never does…sorry hubbins. Then again I still have 14-ish weeks to go so anything can happy. Right so I happen to have a three day weekend before me. What to do with the time?

First, let’s be honest I’m going to need underwear so yeah laundry will have to be done. Little known fact I actually don’t mind doing laundry. I just would love it if I opened the dryer and all that shit was folded because that would be amazing. Think about it, throw in wet clothing….wait an hour open and remove folder clothing ready to be put away. Get on that dryer designer people!

I also plan to write. I cranked out a little over a thousand words the other night in my personal memoirs. Yeah I don’t know why I’m writing this. No one is beating a path to my door to hear my life story. It just seemed like a fun side project to work on here and there. At the very least some day my kid(s) will find it and say “this explains so much about mom”. So you’re welcome future children. I might also work on a few of the NaNoWriMo stories I’ve finished. Writing makes me happy and I need to do more of it.

Gifts need to be purchased for birthdays and anniversary’s too. Birthday is one one of my favorite little ladies and I’m super excited to celebrate with her and her family next weekend. The anniversary gifting is for the hubbins. We’ll be married 5 years next week! But this years gifts are boring…wood or silverware? Really people? Lame. I’m thinking he might just get a book…paper comes from trees, trees are made out of wood…BOOM done.

Reading of the books. Yeah I have quite the TBR pile doing and all this time is the perfect excuse to read at least two to three of them. I promised myself I’d read like 30 before the year is out and I should get on that seeing as I apparently won’t have time to wipe my bottom once the wee one gets here. (I’m sure I’ll have time, but not the kind of time I have now)

Must read all the books!
Must read all the books!

The main goal of the weekend will be to NOT just sit around and binge on Netflix. After all that is totally a thing that can happen (and has).

In other news…

Today is my momma’s birthday.


So we’ll be heading out to the country to celebrate…with sweet and sour chicken from scratch. Not to worry I am not cooking this time. My sister who has all the culinary talent in the family will be making lunch. Me? I’ll just be buying the items she needs to make the magic happen. If my last post tells you anything I’m WAY better at buying and not so great at making (however, my lasagna soup is out of this world).

I was also notified by wordpress that the last post I made was post 200 on the blog! Seems fitting that my 200th post would be me bitching about something doesn’t it? I had hoped such a milestone would be marked with something far more profound…but there I am bitching about shitty pancakes.

Just like old times…it’s good to be back!

Did we just skip Spring this year?

Now don’t get me wrong folks, I am VERY happy the warmer weather is here. But I wish we could have enjoying Spring for perhaps two months unlike the week we seemed to get here in Upstate NY. No really, I feel like we jumped right to Summer within a week of Spring hitting.

Like I said I’m happy the warmer weather is here. But man it is taking a toll on my sleeping habits. The insomnia I’m experiencing is a real pain in the pants. And even when I try to nap to make up for lack of nighttime sleep it just doesn’t happen. Super frustrating. Added bonus the weather is also messing about with my sinuses…good times.

I’m happy dress/skirt weather is here. But man I would kill for a day in the high 60’s or low 70’s? What about you? Is it unseasonably warm where you are? I’m curious, so let me know in the comments!