Thursday, December 13, 2012

Mostly Last Minute

I feel like the holidays really snuck up on me this year.. that and I am just not sure this year there was that much anticipation in front of it. Up until literally days before Thanksgiving I was down and out with morning sickness (liars, try all day sickness) and just really, truly didn't care about anything besides when I could take the next nap.. Thanksgiving came and went, drive-by style. Christmas is now bearing down on us and I just kinda.. eh.. yea, I don't know. The house is decorated although I did it pretty late for my standards, a few presents are wrapped but the majority isn't even bought yet, we don't have a tree and I am not sure putting one up this late is worth it. 

I am just not really.. that excited this year. I think part of it is being pregnant, I don't have much energy and for the most part would rather lay around than actually do anything. Another and probably bigger part of it is our work schedules, more D's than mine..I basically see him, meanwhile I work for an hour, maybe two around lunchtime, he's normally browsing the internet or reading, something and I am working so it's not very quality time.. then we see each other again for a couple hours when he gets home very late in the evening..7 days a week currently and has been for a long time now. 

Compacted by this is that I work from home and don't have friends or family here..   although life is fine right now and everything is logically good, it's boring, it's lonely, it's teetering on gloomy.. sure, sure things could be worse, I know it..  but things could also be so much better and we are both looking forward to that day in big, big way..

/end whining.

 winter is here, mostly..

cards all done

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

New Found Fascination

You don't run into Dam's very much in FL.. in fact I am not sure there are any? Maybe? Anyhow, I have come to find that I really love them. I like the mechanics of them, how large some of them are, they are normally Federally owned so they are normally situated in the midst of beautiful scenery like lakes and mountains, greenery as far as the eye can see and for the most part.. people don't visit Dam's in excess like other places for obvious reasons, we have 2 very close to us now, both pretty sizable and we are surrounded by many more just within an hour or so drive.

This one I liked particularly well.. it was just beyond a state park and camp ground and the biggest I have been to so far.. all of the land around it was so lush and quiet.. I wish this one was a little closer, it's a nice place to sit and ponder.

Norris Dam
Anderson, TN

Monday, December 3, 2012


There are a few new things going on around here since we last spoke, let me show & tell.

I think we had already moved into our current apartment so that isn't new, however.. me not liking.. ok, that's not new either.. even though we both despise the act of moving, we will be doing it again next year because, well, mostly I am pretty unhappy with living in our current housing. It was chosen in a huge rush and we will need more space and less outer stairs for reasons to follow.

I bought a new car.. yea, not really news of any kind but it sure is nice not having what was turning into a money pit anymore. The new car gadgets don't hurt either.

We are expecting..! This is probably the best and biggest news we have to offer since our decision to relocate back to TN. It weren't no incident...  we were trying but it happened very quickly, the 2nd month into trying and whaddya know.. I got to surprise the Mr. on his birthday with the positive test and it's been an interesting ride since! We are due in early June and should hopefully know if it's a little girl or boy in the next 4-6 weeks. Pregnancy is still pretty new to me and sometimes I'm overjoyed and others I am kind of reserved and partially freaking out on the inside..  stay tuned?

This was the first ultrasound so he/she was just a tiny little blip and should be about the size of  a lime at this point, maybe a little bigger..