Sunday, September 21, 2008

~Fat and Happy

So second trimester cravings are kicking in. All I want lately is orange juice and bacon. I just finished, and this is gonna sound bad, a whole packet of bacon!!!!!!! What the heck is wrong with me? I just can't get enough. Actually tonight was the first night that I really let myself indulge, and indulge I did!! Oh and don't worry ya'll, I burnt the tar out of it. I am just glad that food is starting to look good again. I didn't realize how much I missed it.
I plan on posting some belly pictures soon, I am just all of a sudden rather shy about it. I think it's because I am convinced that I look like I have a beer gut.

Friday, September 12, 2008

~You've got mail.

It's late, I'm tired, but I can't seem to sleep, so I checked my email since I haven't in ages, and what do you know, another email about 432 Abercorn, and you know I can't pass it up without sending practically a ten page paper on the place back. I have to say I am quite frustrated with these tour companies here blowing the poor house all out of proportion. Really though, their are much more scarier stories and hauntings that actually took place in Savannah without having to make stuff up........
of course I am going to do a post on them for you!!!!!! You know I can't pass a good ol' haunting up!!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

~A thing for blue

Pregnancy has brought on a lot of changes. The normal changes that you see in your body, and then the weird little changes, like your personal taste. Who would have thought that I would start liking colors that I never really thought much about? Now let me tell ya'll, red is by far my favorite color. I love red. Red walls, red lampshades, red duvet covers and sheets, chipped red barn yard paint on furniture, tomatoes, well you get my point. Lately though I have had a thing for blue, you can call it a crush, and I don't think it's going away. I had a navy blue room once in high school, that is about all my experience with blue. Oh and Brent Boy painted our bathroom a turquoise blue color because it was the only paint lying around. Other than that, I am not a blue connoisseur. Yesterday I caught myself staring in deep contemplation at a dark blue towel that we have. I was just staring away thinking, man that is such a pretty color. Blue to me has a depth that is incredibly deep, no matter what the shade. It's comforting in a way to, safe I suppose. And that is just what I have been looking for. In between all that's going on in my life, the daily ends and outs, the economic stresses, the work stresses, and the moving stresses ( we are planning on moving as soon as we can), who would have thought that a blue towel would give me a sense of comfort, safety and peace? I have always been a creature who like to lounge in cozy surroundings. I am very sensitive to my surroundings as well, so maybe that has something to do with it. Moments where you find yourself just staring at something because it's beautiful and so simple are the best. I love the way that lamps cast a warm glow, or the way books are lined on a bookshelf. The way that candles flicker, and a clean warm kitchen late at night with only a nightlight to light the room glows. The sound of a dryer going when you go to sleep, the smell of clean sheets, breakfast being cooked early on a Saturday morning. Yes I am a creature of comfort. So when we move, whenever that may be, because we and both sides of the family are chopping at the bit for us to move closer to home, I know a room will get painted blue. I am not sure which shade yet, but I guess it really doesn't matter, because I seem to now love the color blue.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

~You darn nugget!!!!!!!!

Apparently I do not get along with chicken nuggets. Oh no. Brent Boy cooked some tonight, and one bite, and well lets just say that was all she wrote. Chicken in general has not been my cup of tea lately. Actually nothing much has. What is a preggers girl to eat? The most I can stomach as far as meat is a really charred steak, and a hot dog cut up into little pieces eaten very slowly. I look forward to the day when I can eat and enjoy what I am eating again. Hopefully all this morning sickness yuck will pass soon, with me now moving into my 2nd trimester, and I will be able to make a full plate and eat it to. If anyone has any suggestions on what might help, or what might be easy on the stomach, please feel free to share!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

~Who ever knew you were this smart?

I know this seems to be the topic of all my blogs lately, but it seems that everyone is starting a blog, and I just have to share. I promise I will post something of substance soon, I have just been feeling so draggy and lazy lately. 
My darlin' dad started a blog, and I thought I would share. He is a travel agent among other things, and he started a travel blog. I spent time reading it today, and well I guess I underestimated just how packed full of history and facts my dad is. He did a great post on hidden London, so ya'll go check it out, learn something, and give him a warm welcome!!!!!!!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

~Strange Going's On In Georgia

Ya'll have got to go look at The Professor's blog for some scary, interesting and local strange stories. Check out the one on big foot and the haunted square. Notice I am not giving to much away here......

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

~Lady Em's guide to those blasted hurricanes.

1. Become hysterical. (A lot of sighing, fanning your face, and saying "oh Lord" helps.)

2. Call your daddy, your mama, your sister's and brother's, your grandma and grandpa, your aunts, uncles, cousin's, and all your friends to talk about the storm and ask their advice. A rule of thumb, you probably won't have to ask for their advice because they will give it to you anyway.

3. Throw a fit. Depending on how many people are around, depends on the size of the fit.

4. Pack the dogs, your bible, your rifles and your best high heels.

5. Make sure you have a travel size bottle of bourbon in your purse, if your pregnant substitute for seltzer water and just pretend it is bourbon.

6. Talk to everyone you see about the hurricane. Don't worry they will be more than happy to talk to you to. Make sure you get everyone. The lady behind the counter at the gas station, the fast food restaurant folks, the old man in the pick up in the parking lot, the mama's and the little old ladies in the bathroom.

7. Make sure you sit in the back seat of the car, so you can take full advantage of talking your significant other's ear off while he just drives and nods.

8. When you get to your safe destination far away from the storm, cry and become hysterical again.

9. Call all your friends and family again, and say the same thing over and over again.

10. Stay glued to the news, and then cry again when the storm hits. (If you are pregnant you can blame this all on hormones.)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

~Hurricane Highway

So I didn't fall in my mop bucket, I think Betsy was worried about that, but I have been busy with work and sick with the nice congestion that pregnancy brings. We went to the OB last Wednesday, and we got to hear the heartbeat!!!!!! She told me we might not be able to hear it because I was only a little over 10 weeks, but as soon as she put the Doppler on my belly we heard our babe's heartbeat for the first time. It was absolutely amazing!! First we heard my ultra loud heartbeat and then right after the babe's. It was the coolest thing to hear, the heartbeat of our little one. I wish I could hear it everyday.
Well ya'll it looks like we might be getting slammed by a hurricane on late Thursday or Friday. If ya'll have been watching the weather channel or the news I'm sure you've seen it to. Hurricane Hanna, which keeps going between a tropical storm and hurricane is barreling towards us. It's been slowed down by Gustav, but now that Gustav is moving out, Hanna is gaining strength. I was shocked when I saw the projected path. Savannah is usually pretty safe because we are tucked away and we have a ton of marsh land. The last hurricane to hit Savannah was hurricane David in 1979, and even then it wasn't a direct hit. Savannah has a horrible problem with flooding due to our ancient sewer systems, and that is one of my biggest concerns right now. So ya'll I have to say I am nervous. We will be packing up and heading to Atlanta if it looks like it's going to get bad down here. It looks like I might have to come up with my own hurricane list soon.