That's right...SILENCE! Friday Liz, Carrie, Eileen and Olivia went to my sister's house for the weekend. Drew's house sitting for Tom's baby brother. Pat's in Lake George with Jess's family. Jake was down the nature trail campign with BIL By. Luke was out fishing with some boys from church. Danielle was sleeping. That left Michelle and Val who asked me for a ride to someone's house for a birthday party. I happily obliged, giddy with happiness at the thought of Tom and I home alone with NO ONE home!!! (sleeping babies don't count) I can't remember the last time that's happened. The girls and I jumped in the car, I hurried them there and got home as fast as I legally could. The whole time I was driving I was trying to think what special meal I could make for us. I walk in the door and find.....Tom out cold next to Danielle in our bed!!! Waaaaaaaaaaah! So now it's just me all alone in the house...not so fun. I don't care to be alone...I'm gregarious by nature. At least I still had the TOK chat to visit.
Today's weather was BEAUTIFUL! Unfortunately I didn't get outside to enjoy it. I had decided I was going to get some work done in the house, namely my room. I started sorting and doing laundry in the hall instead. That's about as far as I got. No one was cooperating with me. They all had things that needed to be done and I NEED HELP! How am I suppose to move a dresser all by myself. Or bend over and pick things up off the floor. I can't breathe and feel like I'm going to barf when I bend. IT'S NOT FAIR!!! PG LADIES SHOULD GET SPECIAL TREATMENT!!! Who raised these barbians anways?
At least my breathing problems eased up. So it was the heat and humidity that was giving me problems. I can't say that the baby is any lower. For the first time I kept getting poked along the ribcage. I like to "gross" the little girls out by having them come over and feel the hard bump (whatever it is) sticking out/up. Of course they are in a giggling fit as they complain how gross it is. And they can't stop themselves from being pulled into it again and again. :o)
So now I'm sitting here in a quiet house again. Luke, Jake, and Danielle are in bed. Michelle's vegging in her room, probably in front of her computer or a movie. Val's gone off to a friend's house. Tom's outside, I think with his brother. (could be enjoying some solitude out there...I'm not about to mosey out there to find out). It's amazing how the dynamics of the house change with kids gone. Usually just one makes a difference. Having seven of them gone at once is HUGE! Guess I should get used to it...they'll be moving out permanently soon enough.
I have high hopes for tomorrow, as usual. I really feel like I won't be able to relax about this birth until my room is clean. I NEED to get it done. It's not even a desire anymore but a need. (I know, I know...not really. But indulge a pg lady for once) If no one can or does help tomorrow I may have to take drastic measures here.
I did something I don't normally do this week. I splurged and bought myself some lotions at Bath & Body Works. I couldn't resist a tiny bottle of lemon and verbana that was clearanced for $1.25. I'm addicted! I'm trying to not use it all before I go into labor. It smells so nice that I think it would help me relax and calm my stomach if it gets queasy. Then again I could be totally repulsed by it once I'm in labor. Then I guess I can try my Grapefruit Lotion which is also yummy....although not AS yummy as the lemon and verbana. At least the grapefruit bottle is quite a bit bigger so I don't have to worry about running out of that anytime soon.
I'm not really sure why but I'm feeling the need to be pampered now. For the first time EVER I've been thinking about a pedicure and manicure for myself. Of course I'm always wishing someone would offer me a massage....especially on my, on the verge of cramping legs. But the hands and feet thing....not my style and usually not anywhere on my radar. I could see if I'd been running myself ragged, feeling neglected or misused. But I've been taking it really easy, almost to the point of slothfulness. Tom and I have been having it really good too. So WHY the need now?
Oh well, I'm going to try to not dwell on it too badly. I think I'll head off to a shower, slather myself in lotion and climb into bed. Even though I don't feel so sleepy. Maybe I'll take a book with me...haven't done that in a while. (Cause Tom's usually sleeping way before me)
Here's to a productive day tomorrow!!!