Friday, August 28, 2009

The End

Today is my last day at work. When I say last, I really mean LAST. I'm not just going on maternity leave, I'm seriously never going back to work. Well. Maybe not "never." But, I am guaranteed to not NEED to work for at least the next 5 years, God-willing (Thanks, Aaron!). I'm sure I'll get bored at some point and decide to work again. But there are a few things I'd like to accomplish before I ever try to get another job.

For starters... I need an advanced degree. If I keep looking for jobs with just my Anthropology B.A. degree, I'll only be able to find secretarial/administrative positions, and after 2 full years and 3 summers working those types of positions, I'm really over them. I'd like something that takes a little more brain power and is less boring than answering phones and making copies. Of course, before I can get that advanced degree, I need to make a decision about what the heck I want to study and where I should go to get it. I would prefer a college that is not based online, but I may be limited to that since we'll be moving a lot.

The other thing I'd like to do before ever working again is to have at least one more baby. But I'm not in any hurry to get pregnant again, believe me. It's going to take me a few years to want to go through this again; it really hasn't been that bad, I just don't want to put my body through it too soon again. Plus I have no idea how I'm going to handle being pregnant while taking care of a small child at the same time. I don't want to space our kids out too far, but I have a feeling I won't be asking Aaron to knock me up for at least 2 to 3 more years after this one comes out.

So those are my two main goals for before looking for another job.

Thursday, August 27, 2009


Someone is wearing some really strong perfume. I'm not a fan of perfume and I hate smelling it all day. I'm just hoping it doesn't give me a headache. Oh well. I am glad that it is my second-to-last day at work today, at least the culprit didn't start wearing this perfume months ago. I should only have to smell it today and tomorrow.

Fascinating stuff, right?

Wednesday, August 26, 2009


That's what Aaron likes to call me. I have a lot of pet-peeves that I try to keep to myself, but I will always vent them to Aaron. Lucky him! That's how I got that lovely nickname, Negatron.

I'm currently experiencing one of my pet-peeves at this very moment - people standing outside of my office holding a whispering conversation. I would never voice this as irritating to me because, they have every right to stand out there and hold their conversation. I just don't want to listen to it! And I really hate the sound of whispers. I don't know why. I also hate them standing out there talking because, as a giant pregnant woman, I frequently need to leave my office to use the ladies' room...and when there are people outside of my office, they will frequently talk to me about my pregnancy whenever they see me. And I'm too nice to tell them that I really need to pee and honestly I really don't feel like talking about this kid that's kicking me all day, so can you just let me go? I need a sign to put on my belly that says "I'm aware that I'm pregnant; no it's not twins; it's ONE boy; he's due September 20; yes I'm excited." Less and less strangers have stopped me to talk to me about my pregnancy, which is good. And even less touch my belly anymore - which is VERY good because at this point, my belly itches so much that anytime something touches it I feel like I'm going to go crazy, so I'd have to bitchslap anyone that touched it at this point, and I'd like to avoid bitchslapping strangers.

Alright enough about that.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I suck

I am going to start this blog out by saying that I am terrible at blogging. But this is my attempt to start one and keep it going. If I can manage to blog often enough I'll share this with my friends. Otherwise, it may end up with the same fate as my livejournal, myspace, and xanga blogs - ignored and forgotten.

The excitement in my life is kind of picking up so I should have more to write about than I have had in years past. Within the next month to month-an-a-half the following will happen:

1) I will stop working. Effective this Friday, August 28. This is exciting because I hate my job.

2) Aaron and I will find out where we're in, to what country. And when we're moving there. This happens August 31st.

3) The child I've been gestating since January will finally remove himself from my body... a.k.a. I'm having a baby. This will happen anytime between now and September 30th, with my due date as September 20th.

So those 3 things are pretty exciting in and of themselves. Especially that third one. My pregnancy hasn't been too terrible, but I think every pregnant woman, no matter how easy or difficult of a time they had getting pregnant or being pregnant, gets to a point where they are ready to have their body back to themselves. I'm most excited to hold my son, and for Aaron to hold him. I'm also looking forward to being able to walk at a reasonable pace again without getting myself exhausted; to being able to bend over more easily; to being able to sleep comfortably when I'm allowed to sleep; ... oh the list could go on, but I'm going to stop there.

I think that's all for now.