Friday, August 29, 2008

Being Pregnant

Oh the joy's of being pregnant!!! I am starting to 'feel' pregnant. Like trying to get up from the couch, I can't just jump up like I used to, I make that grunting noise and "lug" myself off the couch. And I am only 21 weeks!!!! Granted I did start showing early, but I don't think I am that big. Imagine if now I feel like it is a trial (albeit a minor trial) I can't imagine how much of a trail getting up from a lying/sitting postion will be by month 9. Yikes!!!

Another joy I have found is that my ability to concentrate, along with my desire to concentrate has gone OUT the window. I say OUT in capitals, becuase it seems likely it is gone for good. Which does not bode well for the job. hehe

My final joy (are we noticing that the last to joy's were not in fact joy's?) is those comments and 'advice' that everyone gives you! Seriously, did I ask you your opinion??? NO- so stop talking. Or for example, I told my wonderful husband that I was really starting to feel pregnant, and his respone was, "Oh your not even close" as if he knows, and even if you do know, please let me just make my comment and shut up!!!

I was reading Jenny McCarthy's Belly Laughs (which is a great read by the way). At one point she talks about Pyscho Chick. Now, granted I have been psycho chick before I got pregnant, (around that time of th emonth). But this Pyscho Chick is always lurking in the back ground, I am pretty good at controling her, but let me tell you, if one more person makes some comment that belittles what I am saying (or makes me feel like they are belittling my experiance) she could come out and start throwing things and screaming and crying.... whhoo boy she will.

I have yet to have a chance of experiancing what I consider to be the one true joy of pregnancy yet, and that is to feel little Ronin moving. I know that it can happen anywhere between 16 and 22 weeks, but I want to have it happen NOW!!! I think it would make me feel more comfortable with the fact that YES there is really a baby in there you are not going to wake up to this being a dream.

Well I could go on babbeling about this, but since I am at work and my break was probably over 5 mintues ago, I should go back and be productive (insert sad face here)

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Ode To America

I got an Email from my dad with this article. Lets just say that it brought a tear to my eye and a smile to my face to know how others view America.


~An Ode to America?~

Why are Americans so united? They would not resemble one another even if you painted them all one color! They speak all the languages of the world and form an astonishing mixture of civilizations and religious beliefs.

On 9/ll, the American tragedy?turned three hundred million people into a hand put on the heart. Nobody rushed to accuse the White House, the Army, or the Secret Service that they are only a bunch of losers. Nobody rushed to empty their bank accounts. Nobody rushed out onto the streets nearby to gape about. Instead the Americans volunteered to donate blood and to give a helping hand.

After the first moments of panic , they raised their flag over the smoking ruins, putting on T-shirts, caps and ties in the colors of the national flag. They placed flags on buildings and cars as if in every place and on every car a government official or the president was passing. On every occasion, they started singing: 'God Bless?America?!'

I watched the live broadcast and rerun after rerun for hours listening to the story of the guy who went down one hundred floors with a woman in a wheelchair without knowing who she was, or of the Californian hockey player, who gave his life fighting with the terrorists and prevented the plane from hitting a target that could have killed other hundreds or thousands of people.
How on earth were they able to respond united as one human being. Imperceptibly, with every word and musical note, the memory of some turned into a modern myth of tragic heroes. And with every phone call, millions and millions of dollars were put into collection aimed at rewarding not a man or a family, but a spirit, which no money can buy. What on earth can unites the Americans in such way? Their land? Their history? Their economic Power? Money? I tried for hours to find an answer, humming songs and murmuring phrases with the risk of sounding commonplace, I thought things over, I reached but only one conclusion... Only freedom can work such miracles.

~Cornel Nistorescu

published under the title 'C'ntarea Americii, meaning 'Ode To America ') in the Romanian newspaper Evenimentulzilei 'The Daily Event' or 'News of the Day'

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Mike is VERY happy that he was right and that it is a boy. I am excited too. Once I got over the fact that I won't be reading the "Anne of Green Gables" series to him, I was just fine.
So here is a big welcome to Ronin Kael Olson

I still am in awe at the fact that I am going to a Mom... I still feel like I am 16.... and NOT ready for that much responsability. But here we go anyway, right? I always feel that way when I pay bills and have to go to work, but those just aren't as constant as having a little one.... God is going to have to kick me in the toosh. LOL

Saturday, August 2, 2008


So I heard that it was not unusual to be tired in your first trimester (and a month into the second) but I never knew how bad it could be... Since we moved in I have had little to no energy to do anything towards butting my house together, and when I do try and get stuff down around the house, by the time that I am done, I am exhasuted ( and that is only half way done). And htat is how I feel right now I have done a lot today and really wanted to post a current picture of me (at my mom's request). Here I am at 16 1/2 weeks:

I also had to include a picture of my wennie dog in rapt attention towards the cat sitting on the fence. She just loves cats, and doesn't seem to understand why they don't like her. :)