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I have two kids - a girl and a boy - and live in north-central Minnesota, land of snow and ice. Well, for 9 months of the year, that is. I work full-time for a local government, and on my "free time" I enjoy cooking, baking, hanging out with my kiddos, and RELAXING.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Today is the day...

...I am so over being pregnant.

My entire pregnancy has been so easy, so pain-free, until this week. The swelling has finally gotten bad enough that it's driving me crazy. My ring barely fits, my feet are puffing over my shoes, and I gained two pounds in two days.

Not even cool.

And now, I'm done. I'm ready for this baby to come.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I can't believe I forgot...

...to make my bed.

And not just once. Twice.

Two times in the past two weeks I have forgotten to make my bed in the morning.

This. Never. Happens.

I almost didn't even know what to do with myself. The first time, I realized while I was at work that I had forgotten to make it before I left home. And the second time, yesterday, I didn't realize until I got home and saw it was still unmade!

What is this world coming to?

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Why I Love...


I love to read magazines. So many helpful tips, recipes, and good stories.

A couple months ago I read about a website that had great deals on magazines: magazines.com.

Today I ordered a 15-issue subscription to Woman's Day for free. Free. As in, I paid zero dollars and zero cents by using a $10 gift certificate magazines.com had sent me via email.

And even better, when I use the website ebates.com to go to magazines.com, ebates calculates a portion of what I spent and will send me a rebate check quarterly. My last one was $15.

Awesome day.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Wow, it's been a long time since I wrote a blog post. Almost two months.

Two months is a long time. Just think of all the things that can happen in two months!

Here's what happened to me:

-I gained six pounds.
-I ate seventeen hot dogs and twenty-five s'mores.
-Okay, I actually gained eight pounds.
-I ate thirteen bowls of ice cream...
-...and one bag of dark chocolate M&M's.
-Really, I gained ten pounds. I swear, that's it!
-I realized I no longer cared about weight gain, and started eating potato chips daily.

I've just been plugging (or waddling) along, enjoying the last few weeks of pregnancy. We're in the final countdown now! At 35 weeks, there are only 5 weeks left until my due date. I can't believe it's so close!

And I promise I will try to write again soon. And think of something more exciting than my ten pounds weight gain to share with you.