Friday, December 19, 2008

*crickets*

So my brothers went home yesterday. I'm slowly crawling out of my interweb hole that I disapeared to.

Warrior got to level 34. Loving rend.... Oh how I love rend.

Shaman got to 69. I think I may move to tundra. I hate the apocotharies more and more. Plague quests are icky. Surely I'm not the only one who thinks so.

Wish I had a horde side warrior who was past level 30.

Thomas Cahill's book The gifts of the Jews is interesting. We disagree on a few basic things but he tossed me enough bones that I'm happy. I -love- how well he describes the scenes. A good read but because I disagree with his basics I only recomend reading it skeptically.

Herk... gimme a post about when is a good time to go prot if you are curious about soloing as a prot warrior. Cus shields and swords look cool.

And.... the pizza's ready. Back later.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Christmas Cards And Morning Sickness

I love doing Christmas Cards. And they're done, actually, just awaiting Damm's signature. But everyday I've either been working and forgot about it, or I've been at the house but overwhelmed by morning sickness. So, to those of you who should be getting a Christmas Card, it might be just a wee bit late.

So the lovely, dreaded Morning Sickness has come. In the exact same fashion it did with the Orclette. I can eat doritos. I can eat Taco Bell tacos. Damm went out and bought me sea-sickness bands and they actually seem to be helping-the smell of food isn't making me want to throw up. AND I'm re-reading Elizabeth Haydon's series. Read it while I was in the throws of nausea last time too. I seem to mark important life events by the books I read. Funny, eh?

Called out today from work. I was scheduled to close. Couldn't stand up all day, was holding out in the hopes that I would feel better. I eventually had Damm call out for me as I didn't feel capable of calling. It's my guess I'll be talked to about that, since the employee and the employee alone is supposed to call out. But maybe I should mention that they really need to communicate better. See, around 4, the time I was supposed to be working, Damm got a call from a B&N manager, inquiring where I was. He explained that he had called out for me. They said Oh, sorry for bothering you, and that was that. But this is the second time that's happened. I really love my new store, I do, but that's just frustrating.

Damm is scheduled to have his physical early next week. His options for basic are probably going to take him away from late May to December. Yeah, he'll probably miss the birth. I'm trying not to think about that-I wanted it to just be us this time around. And I'm also trying not to think about handling two small children on my own. We're thinking of me going back to my parents' house because I'll be more comfy there, but they were planning on selling their house soon so I'm not sure if that would work out. And I'd have to bring my dog, and my dad DOES NOT like doggies. So we'll see.

I need to lie back down again, see ya'll laters.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Whee! The Relatives are Gone!

Yeppers, we survived. The relatives are gone. Except for Damm's two brothers but they don't really count. I won't be seeing much of them anyway-I'll be working 5 days this week. This may sound ho-drum to you but to me-I just can't think about it. You see, I have no energy. This state of affairs is totally weird and foreign to me, but there it is. I will be halfway through a shift at work and want nothing but to sit down and lie on the floor. I haven't done that yet but it might still happen.

WARNING. NAME SPOILERS AHEAD.









Ok. Before I tell you the names we have chosen, let me 'xplain. The Orclette has a total of 5 names, if you count her last name. I like names. I've always liked names. One summer when I was 13 I copied the entire portion of the girl's names section out of a baby name book. Now that I think about it that was probably illegal, but that didn't occur to me then. I like the meanings, I like trying to see how they fit into their language. And as I said previously, we gave the Orclette 5 names. So we decided to carry on the tradition.

For the girl: Lorelei Tiramoira Isabella Kaylee.
Lorelei was my choice. Have you watched the Gilmore Girls? I quote that show like some people quote friends. It's my favorite show hands down. And I love the name. Means "siren," in case you were curious. Tiramoira was Damm's creation. I still can't pronounce it. And it's a combo of Tira, which I think is a derivative of Tara, which would mean "hill," and Moira=Mary and I totally forget what Mary means. Isabella. Have you read Twilight? I have. And the girl's name is Isabella. Before I read those books I liked the name. Reading them only cemented my choice. And I've lost my baby name book so I can't tell you what Isabella means. Kaylee is after Firefly's mechanic. If you haven't seen the show, you have to. It's awesome. And we both loved Kaylee.

For the boy: Matthias Justinian Xenophon Royal.
Quite a mouthful. This one is still subject to change. I just don't like boy's names. They're kind of boring. I chose Matthias because it can be shortened to Matt but it's not Matthew. We already have lots of Matthews. Justinian because I read a book about the historical Byzantine emperor and kind of liked him. Doesn't hurt that Justin is one of my beloved brother's names, either. Xenophon is Damm's choice. After the general, of course. Royal is also Damm's choice. His father and grandfather were named Roy, but I don't like that name. Turns out his dad hates that name. So he picked Royal.


So there you have it. Please be kind-I don't criticize other people's choices. At the very least not in front of them. Every name we've chosen can be shortened to a more traditional name or they have a middle name they can choose from. The initials don't spell anything weird. There is no funky alliteration. I mention this because last time around we were subject to weird looks and "why would you give a child four names? And those four names?" from people. I won't be as kind this time around. Language might fly :D