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All right. I give up. I've gone 220 entries back on my friends page and I still haven't caught up. So far as I'm concerned, nothing that important could have happened in any of your lives. I know G didn't have her baby yet, so that's the most urgent thing for me to know.

As for the rest of you, if you've gotten engaged, divorced, hired, fired, kicked, punched, romanced, accepted to grad school, rejected from grad school, or whatever, please let me know and point me to the good, bad, or ugly news. If you've gotten pregnant, I really don't need to know. I'm kidding. If you're pregnant and you didn't tell me, you'd better tell me now!

Right. Now that that's out of the way... I can get on with what's going on with me.

First, I'm not pregnant. Not that any of you thought I was, but on Thursday I found out about someone who just had a baby that I didn't even realize was pregnant. She's been married less than a year. On Saturday, I found out about two women that are pregnant. They've both been married less than a year. On Sunday, I found out about another friend who is pregnant. I'm not, and am apparently never going to be. If ONE MORE PERSON asks me if Seth and I are intentionally waiting, I will kick them in the shins. Hard.

Okay, as for other stuff... er...

  • It snowed this morning. Very hard for 15 minutes. It's all gone now. It was all gone within an hour. But I thought it was pretty funny. Everyone seriously FREAKED OUT. Over fifteen minutes of snow that melted 15 minutes after it stopped falling. Chill Out People!
  • Julian finally cut a new tooth. One of his canines cut through. I feel vindicated now, because for quite some time now I've been saying I think he's teething. Now I've got proof!!! His gums are still quite swollen and he's still chewing on EVERYTHING (including chairs, books, his fists, his clothing, his stuffed animals, the couch, his spoon even when it doesn't have food on it, his high chair, etc.), so I think he's still working on a couple other teeth.
  • I have a sinus infection. I am on yet another antibiotic. I am annoyed. The sinus infection led to seriously annoyingly awful horrendous migraines that lasted for days, which led to (believe it or not) muscle spasms in my neck. For a couple of days I couldn't turn my head to the side. This was not only annoying and painful, but made it impossible to do much driving. Suffice it to say, I didn't make it to work the first part of the week.
  • Not to be outdone by have_inner_lady and predigested, we are on a new home-improvement kick. On Sunday, sethcohen's mother came over and watched Julian while we did home improvementy things:
      Seth got the walls in the kitchen primed so we can hang wallpaper. Now we just have to hang the dreaded paper. We got yellow paper with very subtle darker yellow stripes. The only other paper I liked that wouldn't have looked totally out of place was blue. Seth didn't want blue. I can't figure out why, but recently he's had a block against anything blue being used to decorate the house. This makes me a little sad since my favorite color is blue, but I also know this is a phase for him. He also said "no yellow" at one point. So eventually, I'll convince him of how wrong he is about blue and the world will be right again. :)
    • I tiled the TV room in the basement over the course of a few days. Granted, it's peel and stick tile, but given the nature of that stupid, bumpy, lumpy, dirty, old, decrepit floor, I still had to spread yucky adhesivey-goo on the floor first, wait for it to get tacky, stick the tiles down, pray that they were straight, cut tiles (I left MUCH of the cutting to Seth but not all of it), and repeat. The TV room is now 99% finished (just a couple edge pieces to do), and I've started into the hallway between the TV room and bathroom. I'll do the rest of the hallway and the bathroom before Purim. Seth's office will come sometime after purim, which probably means after Pesach at this point.
    • We're hoping to have all this done before Purim because hopefully cellio and Mr. Cellio (okay, that's not really his name) will be coming for Purim. Still not sure about that, but regardless, they've worked well as motivators without even knowing it!


There's a bunch more to write, but I think this is enough for one post anyway. Future posts may include: shabbos plans, purim plans (including my shaloch manos quandaries), trouble with charlie (including the evil siamese rescue person), and um, other stuff. For now... that is all.

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From: lola100 Date: March 10th, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yay - you're back! I was getting a little worried. I was also getting a little bored because you usually post a lot during the day which keeps me occupied at work. But anyway... YAY!

(the teething could have a little to do with his vomiting his supper - teething affects all kids very differently.)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 10th, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I thought it might, but the doc said he doubted it. Actually, since the day I talked to the doctor about it, he hasn't done it anymore. It's the strangest thing. Maybe he was just annoyed that I wasn't worried enough. ;)
From: lola100 Date: March 10th, 2005 06:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh! I'm glad that stopped. Cleaning up vomit is definitely the WORST mommy job. I seriously can't think of any worse.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 10th, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Actually, I think cleaning up his bloody lip when he cut it the other day was far worse. It was really sad to watch him being so scared!

But yeah, vomit is far more disgusting (though I dare say, far less messy...I just toss his clothes in the washer, versus the bloody lip in which my white turtleneck ceased to be white).
From: lola100 Date: March 10th, 2005 06:59 pm (UTC) (Link)
A lot of blood is VERY scary - my son once banged his head so bad it dripped down his whole face!

But still... VOMIT: if it's in the bed...at night... you have to strip the whole bed, and put on new linen and scrub the matress...
or if it's in the car on a 3 hour drive.... and you're 7 months pregnant... and you have to stop on the side of the highway to clean it...

NOT FUN.
From: lola100 Date: March 10th, 2005 07:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
...sorry about the "7 months pregnant" remark. I've been reading/commenting in Gitty's journal too much!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 10th, 2005 07:13 pm (UTC) (Link)
Seriously, it doesn't bother me. What bothers me is when people who couldn't care less about being pregnant or being mothers can't seem to STOP getting pregnant. Your pregnancies don't bother me a bit... you obviously WANT to be a mother.

The only reason all the pregnant people last week got to me was because it was so many all at once.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 10th, 2005 07:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, well, yeah, that's pretty gross. Fortunately, Julian's mess was always contained to the clothes he was going to have to take off for a bath soon anyway, and his high chair.
cleobatya From: cleobatya Date: March 10th, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
1. im not preggy
2. im still single
3. im still unemployed (but have potential contract work next week making buckets of $)
4. going to ny for a wedding on wed, and ill be in for next shabbas (mar 18)...maybe thats a good time to visit? only if all of you are feeling well and its not inconvenient
5. dont bother reading my journal, nothing has changed :D
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 10th, 2005 06:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
March 18th is faboo. If you want to stay over, great, if you don't, great.

I want to talk to you about yoga.
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estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 10th, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fixed. I had an extra "n" in there. Whoops.
magid From: magid Date: March 10th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Hope the sinus ick goes away now; I want to read about your shaloch manos!

And congrats on getting so much done around the house; I should be so inspired. Instead, I feel accomplished for getting a load of laundry done...
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 10th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
oh, Seth's been picking up the slack on the laundry, you can be sure of that. I'm impressed when I get a load of laundry done too!
yermie From: yermie Date: March 10th, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
As for the rest of you, if you've gotten engaged, divorced, hired, fired, kicked, punched, romanced, accepted to grad school, rejected from grad school, or whatever, please let me know and point me to the good, bad, or ugly news. If you've gotten pregnant, I really don't need to know. I'm kidding. If you're pregnant and you didn't tell me, you'd better tell me now!

Well, I got punched, divorced, fired, hired, romanced, engaged, accepted to grad school (on fraudulent credentials), kicked out of grad school (they figured it out), and pregnant. I'm expecting my 3rd child next week, and hopefully the aliens will come back and take me (and them) home.

Other than that, nothing much has changed...
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 10th, 2005 10:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
well good to know things are status quo for you guys.
kitsunebeast From: kitsunebeast Date: March 10th, 2005 08:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you read Chez Miscarriage? Because Readings from An Infertility Passover was pretty funny to me, and will hopfully get you a giggle too.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 10th, 2005 08:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
*snarf*

That's hysterical. Thanks, I needed that. :)
cellio From: cellio Date: March 10th, 2005 08:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Woo hoo! I'm a motivator and I didn't even mean to be! :-)

(I'll have an answer to your email Real Soon Now.)
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 10th, 2005 08:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
no problemo. We're going to get your room ready regardless. We're sticking you in the basement if you come, and I didn't want it to be so dark and dingy. So at least you'll have a new floor in there. :)

Anyway, we're pretty flexible. It doesn't really change how much I cook, how much I clean, or how much general preparation I do. We'd love to have you, but will understand if you don't want to make the trip.

Only thing I realized is that on Sunday I'll be tied up from mid-day on doing set up for the shul banquet. But my guess was that you'd head back sometime on Sunday anyway, so probably not a huge issue.
From: gingy Date: March 10th, 2005 10:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
When am I coming to wallpaper?
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 10th, 2005 10:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
what's your schedule like?
From: gingy Date: March 10th, 2005 10:28 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wide open, other than having to be home for bugface after school.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 10th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
well, um, not this week. Sunday's open for us (I THINK). Monday night is out (Seth's out AND I'm out). I don't have my calendar with me, but I think Tuesday evening is open for me. Wednesday I'll be home in the evening, but Seth won't be. Thursday my kitchen is offlimits until Sunday.

So that's where I think we are. Maybe you and my hubby should work it out since the wallpapering is his responsibility, not mine. It was my idea. I worked hard to come up with the idea, so I feel like now I can take a break and watch him do the work. ;) I'm just teasing. It's just that I'm sort of terrified of wallpapering that space. A big, wide-open space would be an entirely different animal.
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ginamariewade From: ginamariewade Date: March 10th, 2005 11:05 pm (UTC) (Link)
I put a question for you on my LJ.

I'm not preggers. Actually, my boy seems to have broken the mold. People ask me all the time when we are going to have a little brother or sister for Little Bear. My standard reply is "It's not for lack of trying." Usually, that embarrasses people into shutting up.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 11th, 2005 01:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
yeah, that's what I say to people. It gets them off my back for a while.
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From: gittygiggles Date: March 11th, 2005 12:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
you're going to take pictures. that is not a request. taht is an order.

and no. you dont understand. i am never having my baby. ever. i am going to be pregnant until the end of time when the world explodes aliens are going to find my poor carcas and look at it and say "dayum....she's been pregnant for YEARS"
From: gittygiggles Date: March 11th, 2005 12:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
and ps, ppl are retarded. you should tell them something like "well maybe we're doing it wrong. my elbow goes in his mouth. right?"
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 11th, 2005 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
tee hee.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 11th, 2005 01:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
pictures of the kitchen, you mean?

And what is it I don't understand? I didn't say in there I understood anything... I'm so confused.
From: gittygiggles Date: March 11th, 2005 01:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
pics of your house!

and you dont understand that i am nevert giving birth. ever.
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 11th, 2005 02:01 pm (UTC) (Link)
but where did I say you were going to give birth?
From: gittygiggles Date: March 13th, 2005 12:24 am (UTC) (Link)
i can't think a coherent thought right now. we'll have to end that conversation
From: have_inner_lady Date: March 11th, 2005 02:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
woo!

I moved into my house. I think you know that. I am not pregnant. I think you know that, too. No other news on my end matters.

I'm very impressed that you're going forward with hanging striped wallpaper... it's tricky because of how sensitive our eyes are to parallelism. Good luck!
estherchaya From: estherchaya Date: March 11th, 2005 02:53 pm (UTC) (Link)
They're really subtle stripes. Just a slight difference in shade. And the kitchen is a small enough space that I don't think it'll matter if it's not perfect. Though, of course, I'll be very mad at Seth if it's not perfect. ;) I'm just irrational like that.
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