Thursday, April 29, 2010
At least, it was happy. Until, with a swift move of my elbow, I sent it across the bathroom and directly into the toilet. Yes, the toilet. The most unhallowed act you can bestow on a toothbrush. Luckily with my mothering instincts (they do exist!) I didn't hesitate a second to stick my arm in there to grab it. The resulting look on Jon's face was much worse than having an arm dripping with toilet water. A much cleaner person than I am, he was beyond horrified. I apologized to him, I apologized to the toothbrush. I threw away the brush head, I scrubbed with Clorox wipes. And while he has forgiven me, I'm afraid that the memory of my sin will remain and scar this toothbrush forever.
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Monday, April 26, 2010
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Friday, April 23, 2010
I had such a wonderful birthday week. I really like stretching my birthday into multiple days. (I went out to lunch four times this week! Birthdays are a perfect excuse.) Today I guess doesn't count cause it is Meet Jon for Lunch Fridays, where we tried a new food cart which has given me a food baby along with an actual baby. I think I was given about two pounds of basil pesto, most of which I ate. Then Voodoo doughnuts was such a short walk away... And now I am feeling some ill effects (worth it!).
I have also had some great friends give me baby showers, so I have been opening up presents all month. This week was an online baby shower, a technological miracle where someone in the group video chat usually ended up scrambled, but was still awesome.
My birthday has also given me a new bag that will fit all baby things, the actual baby and probably Jon if he gets tired (copied Kenz with this one). But even better than presents are birthday wishes from friends, so thanks for those. I will also add a lesson for birthday week--our computer hard drive crashed (again), but my life was not ruined because of a wise decision to use Christmas money for an external hard drive. One click of a button (thank you Time Machine! yea for macs) and my computer was restored exactly as I had left it. So friends, know that hard drives can fail at any time, and if you have the feeling you need to back up your shiz, do so. You can thank me later.
And with this long, photo-less, pointless post, I hereby end birthday week. I am off to sew an elastic waist skirt that is embarrassingly large, and therefore will fit me perfectly.
Posted by Malorie at 1:58 PM
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
The present I got Kenz for her birthday was accidentally shipped to me today, so now her present will be late. I was so annoyed it triggered what I like to call "baby rage"--an annoyance that progressively grows to fuming anger followed by a headache behind the eyes and sometimes the urge to burst into tears. (This episode also caused an email to be sent to the seller with a subject that basically said, "I'm slapping you with negative feedback, beyoch"--albeit professionally, of course). So after the present was re-shipped I decided to unwind by taking a nature walk and taking pretty pictures of pretty flowers. All the lilacs are in bloom and I feel like it's a special early birthday present to me, as lilacs are my favorite. (You know what else is a birthday present? Not living in Utah, where it tends to snow on my birthday.)
I feel so much better now. Now that I'm at one with nature, I might give a neutral rating instead.
p.s. Check out Kenz's guest blog...
Posted by Malorie at 5:56 PM
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Kenz threw me a pom pom themed shower that was awesome. Look at those amazing vintage baby shoes! She also got me a vintage maternity shirt, cause she knows what I like. And a hand knit hat with a pom pom on top. She is the best. [Right before this happened, some kids were playing on the basketball court and a boy fell on his face and chipped his tooth. Anyone who knows me well (owner of two falsies) would not be surprised at the extreme distress I felt. It took me a while to get over, while saying things like, "His life is never going to be the same!" "His mother is going to be so panicked," and "Why was that other girl laughing? She is a horrible, horrible person." I think when I grow up I'm going to start a charity called The Emergency Fund for Children Who Fall Teeth-First and Feel Guilty About Causing Expensive Dental Bills on Unsuspecting Parents, and a support group named "I Have No Front Teeth--How to Meet and Marry a Future Dentist."] That was a long aside.
It was such a wonderful trip, it reminded me of the old times when we all used to live in the same place and spend all our time together. Next time she sees me I will be sans bump and plus baby. Weird.
Posted by Malorie at 5:22 PM