To illustrate, I dug out my old dayplanners. To re-live the glory, if you will. Let’s take a stroll down memory lane.
May 25, 2001: It was the Friday before Memorial Day weekend. I have a work project deadline crossed off. I’m guessing it got cancelled. It was day 4 of my cycle (yes, I was charting way back then) but I’d had light spotting since the 12th. That’s 14 days of pantyliners, people. I should have known from that alone that there would be a difficult path ahead.
May 25, 2002: A Saturday. We were in Sioux Falls for my mom’s grad school graduation. Family meltdown. Not a fun weekend to reminisce about. The first miscarriage had happened 2½ weeks prior.
May 25, 2003: I have it recorded as Day 7, even though I’d been spotting on and off (mostly on) since the 3rd. This was normal for me. NORMAL. Can you believe that?
May 25, 2004: I was 28 weeks and one day pregnant. Excerpts from my journal: “Twenty-eight weeks. I am stuck between wondering how this has managed to go so fast and why it isn’t done yet? … My belly is stretching all the time. The stretch marks are very itchy. Other than that and the occasional sore hips in the evening, I feel really good.”
Three days later I felt the first kicks.
May 25, 2005: While I was getting ready this morning Em sat at my feet and scratched my legs. She was trying to grasp my robe so she could pull herself up. I waved the blowdryer at her wild hair and she squinched her eyes and laughed.
See how much better that is?
And now, because Elise
3 names I go by:
Screen-names I've had:
3 physical things I like about myself:
My long, strong fingernails
Damn, this is hard. Couldn’t it just be “The 2 Game?”
3 physical things I dislike about myself:
Finally, an easy question.
Waist (or lack thereof)
Thick upper arms
3 parts of my heritage:
3 things I am wearing right now:
Ugly red sweater I keep at my desk because my office is FREEZING. (Oops, I mean, I’m on my lunch break. Yes. Totally on my break.)
3 favorite bands / musical artists:
Of all time, or currently? Because that all depends on my mood.
3 favorite songs:
“About Me” by Keri Noble
“Float On” by Modest Mouse
“Somewhere Only We Know” by Keane
3 things I want in a relationship:
3 physical things about the preferred sex that appeal to me:
*Some (Ok, most) of you may not know that my husband’s nickname is
HotPants. And I didn’t even give it to him. (L is for Love, Honey!)
3 of my favorite hobbies:
Eating great food that I didn’t cook
Lounging at the lake in the summer
3 things I want to do really badly right now:
Lounge at the lake
Eat large quantities of whatever I want
Leave work early
3 things that scare me:
Eating large quantities of whatever I want
When Em or Lucy and Murphy get sick
3 of my everyday essentials:
3 careers you have considered or are considering:
Television news producer (I actually did that one)
Decorative painting or furniture refinishing
3 places you want to go on vacation:
3 kids' names you like:
Em’s whole name (duh)
3 things you want to do before you die:
Enjoy my family
Have a job where I work for the satisfaction, not for the money
3 ways I am stereotypically a boy:
I will leave the house without makeup or doing my hair
I will wear (some of) the same clothes two days in a row
I can identify almost any make and model of car on sight
3 ways I am stereotypically a chick:
I ask questions during movies
I own shoes that go specifically with one outfit
I have trouble programming the VCR because it’s also hooked up to a
receiver and a digital cable box and I forget what channels everything is
supposed to be set to. Sometimes I record an hour of static because JUST
ONE setting is off. We so need TiVo.
3 celeb crushes:
That was fun! OK, who plays next: