Friday, June 19, 2009

Choices. Hard ones.

Yesterday I was craving icecream. And then cake. And then icecream again. And you see, once a week I'm allowed to give in to those cravings. So it was conceivable that I'd be able to have either icecream or cake that day. But which one?

I posted my question on Facebook and my dear friends pointed out to me that there is such a thing as icecream cake. I confess I hadn't thought of that. Which is surprising given that I look forward to my birthday icecream cake every year ... Anyway, we went for icecream because Albertsons does not sell a smallish sized cake that the Orclette and I could devour in one night (BTW, she never gets that much-I'm the one really eating our treats) and still manage to move. But I think Walmart does, so next week we may spring for cake instead. Have I made you hungry? And you're possibly wondering why I didn't go for both? Or why I made this such a BIG decision?

To figure out the latter two questions you'd have to live through eating disorders and talk to a psychiatrist. I'm trying very hard to establish healthy eating habits so that the Orclette will never have to live with the mental scarring that can come from eating disorders (even if you overcome them). But that's not what my post was about.

My post was about icecream and cake, and you already know the ending. Hmm. What else?

Wulfa is so very close to 80, but I haven't logged onto her in the last two days because I didn't feel inclined to play her. Since I'm trying to keep my limited WoW time as fun as possible, I followed my inclinations and played other toons. I rolled a NE hunter on Anvilmar because two brothers-in-law play over there and I foresee Damm wanting to have a toon there. However, with two toons over lvl 70 and Damm having one at 70 I really don't want to play anywhere other than Kael'Thas much. And I like my guild.

I need something else to read. Everytime I try to open my LOTR copy the Orclette tries to take it away. I'm not sure if she does this because she doesn't like that particular book or if she now objects to me reading on principle. Must drag myself to the library. Which is not really a fun excursion: the Orclette loves going. Because she like to pull books off the shelves, point at the little girls and boys and squeal (she loves little kids) and generally be way too loud for a library. She does much better at B&N. I'm not sure why. It might be the train set. And the organic milk that I buy for her there (she's not allowed to drink milk at home other than in her cereal. To explain why would take a really long post. Just remember that cow's milk really ain't as good for you as they'd like you to believe. Although I surely like it-especially the whole milk kind. Yummy yummy).

My lower left wisdom tooth is coming in. I need to get all of them pulled, but I can't do that til #2 child is born. And the tooth hurts while it comes in. I totally sympathize with the Orclette when she gets the teething crankiness.

And that's the end of my interesting news. And thoughts. I hate ending posts-I'm never sure which is the best way. Oh well.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Advice needed

Ok, Wulfa is almost lvl 80. I don't forsee being able to do instances/raiding in the near future so ... what else happens at 80? Anyone have any good websites that'll get me started on the various dailies, factions, etc.? I did try a few searches but didn't come up with anything comprehensive.


Wulfa, Beowulfa, and all the other toons that shall soon benefit from Wulfa raking in the money :D

The City that Doesn't Like to Wake Up

I was scheduled to work this morning but apparently they had called me to say they didn't need me. They still have my old phone number on file which is currently in Damm's possession. I know I've updated it ... oh well. Less than 2 weeks and it won't matter. Anyway, I decided to go to the gym since the Orclette was at her grandma's house. At 7 a.m. in Houston and even Monett the gym would've been crowded, and starting at about 8 a.m. the older crowd would've started to come in. So I anticipated not being able to do my regular routine.

But this is Las Cruces-the city that hates to wake up. There were more people there than at 1 p.m. (which is when I usually go) but you could not call the place crowded by any stretch of the imagination. So I had no problems following my gentle and not-sweat-inducing workout. Today I had problems keeping my heartrate down-I was still able to carry on a conversation (the other standard by which you can judge whether or not you're working too hard while pregnant) but the heartrate monitor wasn't showing me numbers I liked. So I went slower and slower and concentrated on my breathing more than normal. Didn't seem to help all that much. I'm thinking it might be the caffeine I had when I woke up-I usually don't work out this early and sometimes the caffeine elevates my heartrate a bit. Which is why they recomment you don't drink caffeine. Hah I say. And hah again. Depriving those who really need the caffeine of their daily dose is just not fair.

I have also been working on my labor exercises at the bequest of my mother who will be acting as my birth coach. She gave birth to all 3 of us kids naturally via the Bradley Method and while she doesn't care if I go for the epidural (I loves epidurals) she did want me to read the book on how to give birth the Bradley way. And the book has lots of good advice. It's also slightly pornographic-lots of pictures of naked laboring women which I had absolutely no desire to see. Anyway, I've been practicing "tailor sitting" which is very close to the yoga posture used for sitting. Also squatting with both heels on the floor-that's still very hard for me to do at the moment. And pelvic rocking, which is also called "Cat Cow" or something like that in the yoga world. And I'm supposed to stay away from the cushy chairs because they encourage bad posture, varicose veins, and swelling. It is just no fun being pregnant.

55 days til my due date. Of course that's just an approximation, but I'm hoping #2 wants to come out by then. You realize that pregnancy is 10 months not 9 the way we calculate it? 40 weeks=10 months. I'm 8 months along if you wanted to know. With a little less than 2 months to go.

It's time to collect my Orclette from the grandmother. Adios.

Monday, June 15, 2009


I decided it was time for a Lord of the Rings movie extravaganza at my house. The plan:

#1. Watch all 3 special-extended movies
#2. Go back and watch all the Appendices
#3. Start reading the book again
#4. Find my copy of the Silmarillion and read that again
#5. If I'm still in the Tolkien mood buy more of his books and read them

Of course, I had forgotten how scary some of the orcs might seem to a 2-year old. So I watched her carefully to see if she was scared. Apparently not-she didn't even notice the orcs. She thought the horses were cool though. We're currently still watching The Two Towers. I got to page 2 of the book last night but then the Orclette got interested and starting trying to take the book away from me.

I've also Netflix'd all the Harry Potter movies. Got to get prepared. My brother Justin never read the series and is currently under pressure from myself and from his lady friend who is not his girlfriend (eye roll) to read them before the 6th one comes out July 15th. He and my brother Alden are coming with me to see it when we're in Houston. No-one around here that I know seems to appreciate the series much.

Pope Joan is being made into a movie. I didn't look at the description but if it's based on the book by the same name ... that'll be one to see. You ever wondered why they have to inspect the pope's goods? This be why. And The Historian is coming out at some point-they better not mess that up. It will be impossible to condense the book into the movie without leaving out stuff but as long as they maintain the integrity of the book I'm good. Not that they care about me. I just like to think that it matters :D

Today I'm calling my cable provider to see how much it would cost to get the next level of cable. I currently get 10 spanish channels and about 8 english ones. And none of them are really exciting. But when the Orclette was born I didn't go out much. Not because I couldn't but because she cried all the time. This time around it'll be more difficult getting two out the door and if she/he's a screamer, well, say goodbye to the outside world for a bit. So cable t.v. is something I think I'd get a lot of use out of. Hehe. When the Orclette is older and complains that I never let her watch t.v. I'll just point back to this time in her life when the t.v. was ALWAYS on. And then she'll say that's not fair because she can't remember and why am I so uncool and so unfair? And I'll say that watching t.v. all day is bad for you and your brain would like it much better if you read something. Preferably a classic. And then, if the complaining doesn't stop, I'll pull out the ultimate card: "Because I said so!" Hehe. I can't wait :D

I've run out of books and movies and things to say about them. What is needed is a trip to the library because it's free and a trip to B&N because they have frappaccinos. Woot!