Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

From the Mattice family to yours...

May you have wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Three years ago, I took Sarah to the wednesday before Thanksgiving hockey game. Turned out to change our lives, for we haven't seemed to stop going since. And every year, if there is one game that is a must between the two of us, it would be this one. The game before Thanksgiving. So this makes the third year in a row.

It is also the third year in a row that they have played the Thrashers.

Its a great way to kick off the holiday weekend. But is always hard to believe when it comes and goes. Not as much action this year as previous years. But for some reason, it doesnt really matter. For it's her. And its me. And its just a fun good time.

And of course our men.

How could I forget the boys on the ice?

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Man I do love me a short week. And it seems as though I wasn't the only one to think this. My office since this morning, has been rather empty. People have been coming and going, and like myself many plan to be off or working from home tomorrow in preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Ah yes. Aleisha does love her short weeks...
And I feel we need more of them.
And more often.

I plan on trying to recoup. Rest up, do some shopping and enjoy some great food. A meal, that is probably right under her favorite foods category..

Ummm turkey and pumpkin pie...

Bring it on!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I must say, while I absolutely hate group work.

It is all that much better when the project is done.

especially since I don't have class next week, and it is only two classes after that before the semester is done and over with!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Had our 28 week checkup this afternoon. Everything looks good. Took the diabetes testing, should find out the results within the next few days. I was expecting the orange soda that they made me drink to be so much more awful than it actually was. A lot of people were telling me just how horrible it was and all. Not realy.

Of course I wouldn't say I could have it every day. But still not to bad either.

Not expecting anything to be wrong, though I have known several ladies who had diabetes while they were pregnant so I am assuming it is a pretty common thing.
We made an appointment for the next two go arounds. Which will be at 32 and 34 weeks, hard to believe that it is already coming up that fast. Before we know it, Blueberry-or his actually name- will be here. That is just scary to think about.

I gained two pounds since October's check up, and a total of 12 pounds since first expecting. Not to shabby if you ask me. Though I must say, even though it's only 12 I feel as though it should be about twenty, just because I feel larger than I am. Ugh.

But I think this is a common thing when one is pregnant. I mean after all, you are growing a whole other person inside of you. Yes this thought does scare the shit out of me, the whole I have another person ad all.

So yes. All is going well.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

We had dinner at my parents house. it was the first time i got to see my grandmother since she had been in the hospital. I hadn't prepared myself for what i saw. sure i knew they were coming over. i know she has had her rough moments but i know she has had her good moments. or at least i thought she did.

but what i saw tonight. was nothing short of an ending.
she had trouble coming up the stairs. expected even i have trouble coming up those steps. out winded she plopped herself on the couch and began to rock until she lay with her stomach touching her knees, hands on her head just sitting there.

i didnt know what to say. i didnt know what to i sat there on the step, andy by my side remaining silent, looking on as we tried to pretend everything was normal.
when we know things arent

i was quickly reminded of the last few months that my grandfather tate was a live. how he looked. she didnt look that much different. she moaned and ached. they say she does this without realizing it mom of the time. when dinner was ready she barely ate anything before requesting to go back to the couch.

poppy z says she does this often.

the hard part is, we really can't do much of anything. we just sit and wait. while she seems to go through such moments of suffer.

she began looking around.
poppy said she is looking for her children. she needs to take care of them. its the dementia that is talking and not the grandmother i know so well.

they didn't stay long. enough to eat dinner, chat for a few and see us before they took off. poppy said they shouldn't have come, mom and dad said otherwise.

and after they left we sat in silence not knowing what to say.
because really what else is there to say.

we all know what is coming.
even if we don't want to admit it.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

happy rainy saturday.

thats right its damp and nasty, but its also near 75 degrees, practically unheard of for this area in mid november. would have been nice, if it wasnt so nasty. oh well.

i finally heard from my group leader who basically said that they were going to get together midday on monday to figure out what they wanted to do, the project i will remind you is on monday. she also said that if i want to figure something out and come up with it, i am more than welcome to, and they would go from there on monday. of course.
thats exactly how i want to spend my entire weekend.

but if it gets done. ill do the visuals and all and maybe they can come up with the speaking and what not.


sarah's sister is expecting a son in december. andy and i went out and got her something, hoping that we can meet up with sarah sometime to give her the gift to bring to the baby shower they are throwing for her tomorrow afternoon.

ooo its another exciting weekend isnt it?

Friday, November 14, 2008

You know your getting older when you actually enjoy staying home on a friday night, vegging out on the couch and doing absolutely nothing but watch the hockey game. you begin to ask yourself when did this happen. because im pretty sure it wasn't always like this. in fact, i know it wasn't. and it wasn't that long ago. maybe its my two hour one way commute now that now makes me exhausted. or maybe its the fact i am expecting so my times just don't seem like they used to.

or maybe i am just getting old.
but either way i love the fact that i am vegging out on my couch, watching the game. granted i would love to be at the game but i understand i need to share the love with my brother in laws. and i know they are technically andys tickets and he can give them to whomever he so chooses.

and tonight that just happens to be elliott and matt.

and you know thats just fine by me.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Growing up, my older sister and our dad had this agreement, if they ever came across a cabage patch doll with her name on it, he would buy it for her. you see, she has a unique enough name. burgandy. so every time we hit up the toy store, we would make a bee line for the famous dolls and look throuh every single one for the names. luckily for us, we were all females so headin to the doll department was never a big issue. but we still did it.

not surprisingly it never came up.

and even though we are no longer adults, we still do this. every time i go to the store and pass the now, reissued dolls, i look to see if her name is on one of them. i dont know if its more out of habbit or if its because she generally wants one.

so with the holiday season coming up, they have them everywhere. last night while waiting for dinner with Andy's parents we ran into Target.-being pregnant and having to use the restroom more often than not not always fun-and there at Target we pass by the toy section. Of course I had to look and once again, there was no Cabage Patch kid named Burgandy.

But my lovely husband, asked, "isn't there a place you can specifically order them online with her name?"

and by golly there is. i sat in front of my computer last night, astonished. and so tempted.

I really wanted to get her it.
If nothing more than for a good laugh.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

i know, i am horrible with updating this blog. i know i should do it more often than i actually do. ive just been so.

life has been busy.

my semester is just about done, or at least i tell myself this. i still have a good three weeks to go. but its better than the alternative. the full sixteen weeks. its going, well. its there. it seems as with every semester i have one class i am rocking at and another that i am not. or at least i dont think i am anyhow.

and it is, a lot harder than it used to be, now that i am well into my sixth month of pregnancy.

hows that going?

im getting big. or at least i feel like i am. and baby is doing well. i feel him moving a lot more, which is all together an incredible experience. so thats great news.

and i am getting really excited to meet him....let the countdown begin.

now as i have said before, i am busy.

which reminds me i have a meeting in five. i should get going.