Friday, April 4, 2008

Home Alone, Networks and OMG I am pregnant!

My boys are not home right now, they left yesterday morning early and man talk about right arm AND left arm being taken away.

I stayed at work until 6:30p last night not really working but just avoiding the dark, quiet home I would return to. I went to Bloomingfoods to get some dinner because my desire to cook when I returned home for myself seemed sort of banal. I was happy to see the wee pups and they were happy to see me so there was that.

I indulged in watching TV from 7:00p until well into the late hours of the night. I actually watched most of The Painted Veil before switching to Survivor, CSI and Without a Trace. The Painted Veil is eh. Not that great but scenery is breathtaking if you like that sort of thing. I am not a big Naomi Watts fan so maybe that is why that ruins it, who knows...

I spoke briefly with Kevin on his parent's terrible phone. Seriously you would have thought Kevin was calling from the jungles of Cambodia, not Canada. He said the trip went well and that is about all I got out of him. Matthew screamed 'NO' to speaking with me - who can blame the child? I am very certain knowing how travel is at any age and his grandmother, Barb, that he has been WAY over stimulated from the moment he was rudely woken up at quarter to five yesterday morning to the minute he dropped to sleep at who knows what time last night. It was Barb's 60th so there was some sort of party and I guess a big reason the boys traveled to Canada in the first place.

On one hand, I like the quiet that I am offered but, on the other (bigger) hand, it is eerie. I talk to the dogs more then normal, I ate dinner in front of the TV and just could not find a way to relax. I am very much looking forward to some of the activities I have planned for the weekend but I am mostly looking forward to Sunday afternoon when Kevin & Matthew return.

I did however take the time to put the router in place so we are officially NETWORKED between the laptop and desktop computers!!! Oh the fun. I am excited to have that ability to reply to emails in the evening after Matthew has gone to bed without getting up from our our couch (which mostly means I will not miss the latest Lost episode)! I also can explore things like hey, how big is that storm that is passing over my head right at this moment or I want to know more about that maternity clothes website from the pages of Fit Pregnancy.

Wow I am pregnant, y'all! I mean I woke up this morning and I had to struggle physically to get out of bed. I feel like I lumber now when I walk rather then purposely stride on light and airy feet (ha!) I think "the lumber" is the first step toward "the waddle" later in pregnancy!

Finally, I was intrigued last evening as I read about breasts in Fit Pregnancy. I always assumed that nursing would cause the dreaded - ah - downfall to women's breasts but apparently that has little effect. This "downfall" actually comes from the expanding of our bodies and skin DURING pregnancy. Which makes sense. I mean holy cow just went you think your chest, stomach, ANKLES or BUTT could not getting any bigger, they do. And so just like gaining and then losing a crap load of weight our bodies need to accommodate for that in some way and that way is that your skin expands. DUH!

6 comments:

AndreAnna said...

Being home alone creeps me out too. I am not used to any amount of quiet or calm and it makes me all twitchy.

And I feel ya with the pregnant thing. One minute I was fine and now I bend over to pick up her toys and am struggling for oxygen within seconds.

melissa said...

I'm not home alone very often but I don't really like it. It's probably the one time that I actually LIKE having our dogs around!

Congrats on the wireless computing! We have a laptop that has taken up residency on the ottoman in the living room. It is on in the evenings more often than it should be...

Shades of Gray said...

I have to be honest, I actually crave time alone in my house. Maybe it's because I'm here all day long with a lot of noise, but I actually sometimes long for Nate to take Grayson out just so I can be alone in my own home. Is that wierd?

Welcome to our World said...

Kelly~ Ah no, in your case I can understand why. I mean seriously you do the work of ten saints ;) I have to say that I like the quiet too but for a few hours at a time. The whole being gone four days thing and also I get nervous about being home alone at night for some strange reason - that part weirds me out more then anything.

K and J's mom said...

Okay, so any time ANY of you want to borrow my family so that your house isn't quiet...feel free. I love alone time in my house. And miss it! ;)

Emily Headley said...

I, too, love my alone time. I don't mind being alone in my own home, or any home for that matter. Now that we are in Florida, I am guessing that my "alone" time will be few and far between, since our family network and support system is back in Indiana. I know Nathan will take the boys every now and then, but I think that he will be working so much at first, that his quality time with boys (& mine with myself) will be a long time coming.) I can sit in front of the TV all night or do laundry or email or watch TV, oops, I said that already. :)