Monday, July 31, 2006

Aberdeen, WA

This weekend my sister-in-law, her two children and I made a 15 hour drive from Utah to Washington to attend my other sister-in-law's wedding reception. Here were the pros and cons to the trip:

  • Rachael seemed to be so very happy to be married! The reception was enjoyable and it was kinda good to not be the newest member of the Whiting family.
  • My sister-in-laws kids were amazingly good to be in the car for a total of about 40 hours in three days.
  • My mother-in-law and father-in-law made the most impressive cake for the reception (like always) and it was great to see it.
  • It was great to see the other members of my husband's family. Heather and her kids were there and so were John and LeAnn. We all went to the Ocean after the reception and the kids played in the water until their numb little feet couldn't handle it anymore.

  • Both my sister-in-law and myself are pregnant so the drive took a little longer than we wanted it.
  • I have never felt so sick and confined in my life. I spent most of the time in the car concentrating on not barfing.
  • The not barfing was made harder when my sister-in-law's little girl barfed and we had to clean it out. We took turns cleaning out the car seat and walking away from the car to get air so as not to barf ourselves. Mostly I just felt so bad for her little girl though because she felt so sick and was crying so hard. It almost made me cry. Her son (4 years old) was so cute because when I asked him if he was sick he said, "No, but I am concerned." He was worried all night about his sister and tried to do everything to make her feel better. What a great brother!
  • Once we were in our room the first night we passed out from exhaustion at about midnight. The previous people to stay in our room had set the alarm and we were not aware of it until 5 AM the next morning when it went off. It woke up my sister-in-law's son and he never went back to sleep. He was SO EXCITED to go swimming with grandpa and his cousins that he bounced around the room for about 3 more hours when we finally gave up any chance of sleeping longer.
  • The first thing out of my brother-in-law's mouth was, "Looks like you're starting to show." I'm only 6 weeks along. I'm not showing yet.
  • I was so completely hormonal that I felt I shouldn't really open my mouth because I would probably say something I regretted. It's hard not to feel in control of yourself.
  • I will be making this same drive (UT to WA) in two weeks to attend my husband's best friend's wedding. At least it will just be the two of us. Hopefully the nausea will go down enough to let me sleep.
All in all it was a good trip. I don't know if I'd ever want to do the same trip again, but I am glad that I went. It was good to see and be with family. Just thought I'd catch everyone up on my weekend events.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

"Very Positive"

Well, I thought I might as well break the big news on here since I've told pretty much everybody else. I'm pregnant. Yep, that's right. Six weeks now. My due date is March 20th (the day after my birthday). Today I went into planned parenthood just so I could get an official test and some paperwork in order to start getting all my ducks in a row. After the lab techs did the test the lady came into the room and said, "Well, your test came back very positive." My question is how does one become very pregnant? I thought the test could either be positive or negative, but not very positive. Well, the point of this whole post is that I'm pregnant. I'm really excited (in case you couldn't tell that from my writing).

In other news I have a job interview at 4 today. I'm pretty nervous because this job would be really great to have. It's full time and it could be a job that I leave at work and don't even think about at home. That would be really nice. Anyway, wish me luck!

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Not that it's all that Interesting

So here's the update so far

I had an interview for a job working at a place called "Dub's Scrubs." They sell scrubs and other medical equipment. Anyway, it was nice to go to the interview and do absolutely nothing but give them my resume and say hi and have them love me. It would be nice to have a completely stress free job that I never had to worry about. On the other hand I faxed in my resume to a place needing an administrative assistant and they called me for an interview on Tuesday. That job would be full time with benefits. So that probably means more stress. So I don't know. It would be nice to get the higher paying job though. So that's how things are on the job front.

Daniel and I are still looking for a place, but I have had MUCH better luck lately. We called about a 2 bedroom place yesterday that was only $395/month including utilities. That seems so cheap that I'm worried it's a dump, but we'll go see it. There's also a few that are a little more expensive but nothing like the ones I was seeing before. So that's good.

In the me going insane department, I realized last night that I've been an absolute nag to my husband and I felt really bad and started crying my brains out when I apologized. The whole epiphany started yesterday when I was supposed to call the places for rent from the classified ads in the paper. There were so many, and let's be honest I'm a big baby and HATE to call people on the phone. So anyway, I piddled around the whole day trying to stall the inevitable. After I hung up from talking to the third person my husband got home from work. I asked (read told) him to help me call half while I called the other half. Then when he didn't really want to do it I blew up in his face. (Keep in mind that "blowing up" with us actually means a heated silence and then angry words. Nobody actually yells.) I said some not very nice things in front of his brother and his brother's wife and instantly was completely embarrassed by my outburst. The problem got resolved for the time being and I just let things lie. Later, when we were home alone together I realized that I had acted horribly and apologized. It was then that I realized that I've been nagging at him a lot lately and if the roles were reversed I would have totally been complaining and he had said nothing. Also another great thing about him on top of that was that as soon as I apologized he forgave me. There was no hurt feelings being held or anything. I thought to myself how amazing my husband is and everything for me and that's when I completely lost it. Anyway, I know you're not really supposed to talk about fights that you had with your spouse or something, but I figured this one was OK because it taught me that I need to quit being so negative. I'm sorry to anyone else that may have experienced any of my negativity lately. (At this point there's no need to lecture me because I already feel bad and embarassed enough.) I've decided to be better.

Other than that I just thought I'd say how much I love my family here in Logan (Nate, Jenny and their kids). I like to look at them and think about how Dan and I will be in the future. I'm so grateful that they are here and so I don't feel completely lonely. It's great to be so close to Jenny that I can just go to their house when I have free time. I can tell this year is going to be a good one already.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Slightly Out of Control

Last night Daniel decided to agree with me that we need to look for a place to rent on our own. That's a plus, but the negative is that I pretty much will be doing the looking. Also we're poor so that always puts a cramp in my style. Also, when I try to look online at rental sites the very cheapest thing I can find now are all the way up to $600 a month. In case anyone wants to know, that's way too much for us. Then again if that's what it's like living here then that's what it's like. The thing is that neither of us have lived here before so we don't know if that truly what it is like. So the hunt for job and home is still on.

In other news I think I might be going slightly crazy lately so if I say or do anything to anyone that makes you think, "She's crazy." Then you're probably right. Just thought I'd give everyone a little disclaimer.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Checking In

Well, we're in Logan. It's really pretty here in this valley and I'm pretty sure I'm going to enjoy myself this year. Already we have driven to Yellowstone for a day (4th of July) with my brother and sister-in-law and two of their kids. We've also already watched two full fireworks displays. Here's what's going on:
  • We don't have the internet at home so I found the local library to access it from. Unfortunately, without a library card (which I can only get with two forms if ID, one of which has to have my Logan address on it) it costs $1 to get onto the internet. That's not a big deal, but the one hour time limit seriously limits what I do to only what must be accomplished.
  • What must be accomplished is me getting a job. If anyone can help that'd be great. (I'm thinking of calling my sister's friend Sarah tomorrow for help.) I just graduated magna cum laude from Oregon State University with a degree in Food Science and a minor in Chemistry. I feel that I am a very employable person, but I have no access to job openings in my field in this community so I feel sort of at a loss. At this point it might just be nice to get a job at a fabric store or maybe a bookstore or something.
  • Our apartment here is GREAT! It's half again as big as our space in Corvallis and it has.....A DISHWASHER!!! Yes, it is the joy of my life right now. The only sad part is that we will be forced to move out at the end of August.
  • Last night I found out bad news about my uncle, who has had brain tumors for as long as I can remember. Or maybe its just one tumor that's coming back, I don't really know. Anyway, with all the stress of needing to find a job and a place to live in a couple months and now this last night pretty much sucked.
  • This morning was a different story. I got up and did my hair pretty and put on a nice outfit and decided today I was going to find something about jobs in this area. That's my goal for the day anyway.
That's about it for now I guess. My time is running out and I still have to change my address on the bank account so I can get a library card. It's somewhere in the $300 ballpark to get a library card if you don't live in the city so I'd better get it before I move out. (It is a deciet to claim you still live inside the city limits for a library card, but there's no way I'm spending $300 just for a stinking card!)