Tuesday, March 10, 2009

A Few Updates

There are a few things to catch up on.

My day off was wonderful! I am a new addict to The Office. I had seen a couple of episodes here and there and thought it was funny, but nothing to keep up on. Then, one of Michael's co-workers lent us season one. The first season had only 6 episodes and we were soon begging for season 2. Yea!! 24 new to us episodes. That sated us for a few days, then on to season 3. Horror of horrors, they had lent season 3 to someone else! We started looking online. NBC and hulu only carry current episodes (it's season 5 now); we had to go with pirated versions. It took a bit of looking, but we finally found an Asian site that carried full episodes of the entire season. It was annoying to watch. There were subtitles, text ads running across the top, and the quality of the video itself was pretty poor, not to mention that we had to keep moving the mouse so the screen saver wouldn't start. Michael could only stand to watch 2 episodes the first night. Substandard technology doesn't bother me as much as it does him, and I managed to get ahead of him. I think he only made it through 4 episodes online. I won't tell you how far ahead I became, but I was far enough ahead that I finished season 3 on Friday. I did other things Friday as well, but finishing season 3 was my biggest accomplishment. I really hate admitting that, looking back, there was so much more I could have gotten done. Oh well! By the way we have season 3 now. We watched 2 episodes last night and I think that there were some scenes that didn't make it into our pirated version; I might have to start over. I don't know what we'll do about season 4, his co-worker doesn't have it yet - maybe we'll find another Asian site.

Our weekend was pretty good. Not very eventful unless you count the mountains of laundry that we did. All of the baby's things are clean and put away now so we are as ready as we can be. My parents have recently gotten into dutch oven cooking and we had fun trying out some new recipes.

I'm going to try to put up a survey for a bet Michael has. I am scheduled to be induced on the 20th. He is betting that I don't make it that far. My weekly appointments are on Tuesdays. When my doctor checked me today, he asked if I lived in town and told me to go to the hospital when my contractions were more regular, and not to bother calling him - just get to the hospital. As he puts it I'm "at a good 4." 5 has been my magic number with the other two and that is when things start going fast. Instead of going in next Tuesday, I have to go back Friday to be checked again. His parting words were, "See you Friday if not sooner." The tricky thing for me is that he will be out of town the 17-19, so if I don't go this week, I don't want to go until he gets back - which is my induction date. Ideally, I will go into labor Friday afternoon. Christine doesn't have school on Fridays and my parents will be here in the afternoon, so the kids could stay at home with them. I also am supposed to get my hair cut Thursday evening. Unfortunately, these things can't really be planned. Anyway, I'll try to get a survey up for you to vote on when the baby will get here. Pray for Friday though, I will be.


Kristin said...

I'm so glad i found your blog! I stopped blogging a while ago, but just started checking heather's again recently...that led me here. It's so fun to see what everyone is up to. Maybe someday i'll get back to posting. I think about you all the time and wish I could be closer to help out with the girls and meals etc. Keep us posted!!!

Stacey said...

You missed yesterday!! How about this week?? I said on the 12th...I don't want it to be on Fri the 13th...not that I am terribly superstitious...but....I am so excited to hear your big news!! Hope it is before we leave!! Hugs and take care of yourself!! YAY!!

Stacey said...

Congrats on little Jacob Michael!! Cannot wait to see photos! I hope you are feeling ok. Take care!!