Though this trimester has been far better than the first, there remains one thing that is constant: My need to go to the loo every thirty minutes! Okay…I exaggerate, but it seems frequent enough! EVERY morning since the beginning of this trimester, I have been getting up at 4AM to pee. I know, too much information there! 😉 It really frustrates me though. Why 4AM? Why not 6AM? Wouldn’t that be reasonable?
But alas, it’s 4AM every day. Hubby can tell the time just by me getting out of bed. The problem is that I can’t get back to sleep once I’m awake. Reading a book won’t help. I just get too wrapped up in the book and will stay awake to finish it. Watching a movie won’t work either. I’ll end up watching the entire thing to see how it ends. Forget about going online. I’d never get back to sleep! Hey, I might actually catch up on reading my favourite blogs finally!
The only thing that seems to work is for me to watch infomercials and The Home Shopping Channel. Now, that puts me right to sleep!!! However, I must say that I was almost tempted to buy the GT Xpress 101! To be honest with you, I’m a sucker for kitchen gadgets. I love cooking for friends and family. I love kitchen stuff! Luckily, that thought of purchasing the GT Xpress at 4AM was short lived and I fell asleep. I was also almost tempted to become a foster parent through World Vision and save millions of cats and dogs from abuse. The SPCA has the most tear-jerking stories! Being a pet owner and an animal lover, they get me all the time! I swear, pregnant women should not be allowed to watch these things on TV! I was bawling my eyes out, and ready to reach for the phone.
This morning, as usual, I got up at 4AM to visit the loo. Only this time, I tried something different to put me to sleep. I started doing housework. Yes, at 4 in the morning! I washed almost every single dish I could find, I tidied up the kitchen, and I fed all the animals (and met a fox and a skunk along the way)! I almost started the laundry, but didn’t think my husband would appreciate that at that early hour.
When I got up, it was complete darkness. I did get to watch the sunrise as I did the dishes (oh, sooooooo many of them)! I haven’t watched the sunrise in ages. I usually get up at 7AM! It is absolutely amazing what you see in the early hours of the morning!
Remember I said that there are so many little treasures outside? I was trying to take a photo of this fox (a very brazen one, I might add!) who was hanging around the cattle. I was too slow, but managed to capture this cute exchange:
One of the barn cats was hanging out by the cattle and this one cow came up and licked her!
Some of the girls. So pretty!
I thought this was a neat find. I don’t think it’s edible though.
I didn’t think my butternut squash was going to come because not all of the plants were pollinated early enough. We’ve got a few though! Yay! Butternut squash is one of my favourites! Hubby’s not much of a fan though. He calls it “squish”.
Some other treasures: Everything on our plates (except for the salmon) is from our gardens.
Last little treasure: Some of my baby toys. I know, who on earth has seven Cabbage Patch Kids?? Okay, six Cabbage Patch Kid and a Cabbage Patch Pet! Well, I had to work really hard for the first one! I had to earn straight A’s and successfully complete all my chores! That’s a really hard feat to accomplish! My parents never just gave us things. We had to know the value of work to get things. Now that I think of it, it is so much more rewarding and you appreciate the prize all the more when you have to work for it.
The remaining Cabbage Patch Kids? Well, the first one wasn’t the one I wanted and the store ran out of CPKs. My mom wrote to the company, and I think they made a mistake because the Cabbage Patch Kids kept coming!
While unearthing all my other childhood things, we found some baby blankets, baby clothing (family heirlooms) and other toys. My mom found my New Kids on the Block doll and had a kick out of reminding me of my youthful dreams. “Isn’t this the guy you were going to marry?” She burst out into laughter and added, “Oh, which one was Mrs. Hollywood going to marry?”–
Then she had to tell my husband about the whole plan that I was to marry Jordan Knight and Mrs. Hollywood was to marry Joe McIntyre. Mrs. Hollywood is actually going to the NKOTB concert in Toronto. What a blast from the past that would be!
To save myself from the embarrassment, I didn’t take any photos of my NKOTB Jordan doll. I know I’d get some teasing from Canine if I did! 😉