Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is the day where we are all to reflect on what we are thankful for and I have such a long list. Although Dan's job status still isn't what we wish it was I find that being such a small detail in the scheme of life lately. We worship a God who has promised to be faithful to us and I have had a peace in that lately.

I am thankful beyond words for my beautiful family. Sometimes when I look at Stella I can still not believe what a miracle she is. How two people can literally make another human being, how God designed that is still something that blows my mind. She has brought me more happiness and joy than I could have ever imagined. I always wanted to be a wife and mom but never fully realized what a privilege it is to be one. I am thankful for my little ninja boy in my belly. I marvel at the fact that I can feel my sweet boy move and kick and honestly wish I could have that feeling forever. I dream about the day we will meet him, and who he will look like and how much my heart will grow that day. I am lucky to have a husband who loves God and desires to know Him more and more each day. God is still working on us and molding us and I am thankful for that. God has been so good, we are healthy which is something I will never take for granted and we live in a country where we can worship Him freely. I know He has great things in store for my family and I get excited just thinking about it.

So today I urge you to look around the table as your eat your meal and think about how truly blessed you are. How none of that happened by accident and what an awesome God we serve!
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I strongly dislike an elderly woman

I know, it's horrible and I feel horrible about it. But I have never met such a mean person in my life. There is an elderly woman who comes into my work every couple of weeks and every time she comes in she yells at me about something. Mind you I am the concierge, all I do is answer and transfer phone calls and point people in the right direction. I do not make the executive decisions around here. So lets start from the beginning.

Most people walk in our building and look lost so my main job is to ask them if I can help them find where they need to go. Well this lovely lady walked in with her walker and I told her where she needed to go and she immediately started yelling at me that "the sick people shouldn't have to go all the way upstairs." I work at a clinic, everyone here is sick and we have an elevator. Nonetheless I told her I was sorry but that's where the office she was looking for is located. After her appointment she came back downstairs to the lobby to wait for her ride. I asked her if she would like me to get her some water and she said "yes." When I returned with a bottle of water she started yelling at me telling me that "the water is too big, how would someone ever finish all that water, it is such a waste!" Keep in mind it's a standard 16oz water bottle. I told her she could take it with her, that's what most people do, she didn't like that answer. She then preceded to complain about how our chairs are too soft and are made for "short people." I told her I was sorry and that I could get her a metal folding chair but she told me "NO."

On our second encounter she once again complained about the chairs being too soft and to low. This time she also complained that the elevator door does not stay open long enough. I replied by telling her there is a button she can hold down to keep the elevator doors open...she didn't care.

I was lucky enough to see her scowl ridden face yesterday. I thought perhaps she would be in a better mood, with the holidays coming and all. We even have our Christmas decorations up in our clinic. In the lobby we have a huge tree, which a outside company comes in to decorate and it is just beautiful. As the bundle of happiness was leaving I said "have a nice day!" to which she looked at me and replied "THE IS THE UGLIEST TREE I HAVE EVER SEEN! IT IS HIDEOUS!" I was honestly caught off guard, I mean who insults a Christmas tree? So I replied "well most people really like it." "Well it is just awful" she said.

I am hoping next time she will insult me on my growing belly or perhaps complain about the donation box we have for need children.

I am open to taking any witty come backs you all might have.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Maternity Spanx

Shorty after I had Stella I discovered the body shaper. I had a 3 month old at home and still looked 5 months pregnant and I realized I needed to do something, fast. That's when I discovered that you can look way thinner than you are by squeezing all your fat and loose skin into a body shaper. Sure you can't breath and you have to be careful that it doesn't roll down because then your fat will come spewing out the top but if you are careful it can make you look a lot better than you really do. So, I became addicted to the body shaper, it got rid of my muffin top most of the time when I wore jeans, it smoothed everything out when I wore dresses, it was a miracle.
The only problem is when you get pregnant you can't really wear a body shaper and that is kinda when you really want one, sure your belly is getting bigger but you still want everything else to look nice and tight right? So I started looking into it and realized that someone out there must love body shapers as much as I do because they made one from pregnant ladies. Once my belly started getting big I ran out and bought one for the very reasonable price of $45 (total sarcasm). This is not me in the picture by the way, my legs do not look that good and if you ask me this girl doesn't have anything to hold in. But, none the less thank you spanx for thinking of us pregnant heffalumps!