Thursday, September 3, 2009

Favorite Things

I had a rough few days. I was plagued by all these different aches and pains that made me realize my pregnancy has been pleasant overall, until last Friday.

Then it was a miserable few days where I could hardly walk or move around. MMA was wonderful and did his best to knock out his weekend chores, take care of me and keep Only Child from bouncing off the walls.

As of Wednesday, I am happy to report I am feeling much, much better.

My mind's not into blogging right now on account of the the 30 pound baby I'm carrying around. He's due any day now (actually Sept 24th, but if I keep saying "any day now" I feel more proactive in willing this thing to happen sooner.)

I'm predicting I will go into labor on September 14th.

I made a special exception to participate in
Girly Stuff's OurFavorite Things link-up.

Is it any surprise that when I think of favorites, all that comes to mind is food? Even still, I'm going to cheat a little...

Here we go.

1. MMA! Sorry, he's the only one and he's not for sale! I just found out today that he's been shopping for my push gift. Now I don't even need the gift. The thought alone makes me happy. I think I'll have his baby.

2. Girly Stuff is one of my favorite people in all the world. She showed up at my house on Saturday at 9 am and didn't leave until I practically pushed her out the door at 10 pm. She was helping me get my former guest room all dolled up for the new baby. This involved shopping, putting up hardware, making drapes...and all the brilliant ideas she had been mentally banking for months. Seriously, I could hardly get her to eat or call home all day. The amazing thing is that she would do this for anyone of us that she calls a friend; very beautiful and generous heart, this one!

3. Kitty, my BFF for 25 years and counting. When we were little girls, we talked about being Olympic synchronized swimmers AND college roommates. We realized one of those dreams. Kitty is quirky and silly and so much fun to be around! She will probably be the first one at the hospital (again) when I have this baby. We've hit every major life milestone together...except sex (she was doin' it way before me.) What? That's the hormones talking, I don't know what I'm saying. She has been good to me in a dozen different ways just this week. (I hope our sons end up being BFFs, too.) We heart Kitty!

Favorite things, favorite things, (think Oprah...)
4. HEB...'love that store! Lately I've been doing what I'll call
cold-turkey shopping (with no coupons, and no mapping out the deals.) No question, my grocery bill is always lower at HEB. Plus, Only Child thinks its a great treat to go there. Not sure why. So HEB, we salute you as a favorite thing!

5. There is an HEB brand product that we like so much, it merits its own shout out. HEB's frozen chicken chunks (in the black bag, frozen, in the fresh meat department.) They are so good, they rival Chick fil A's. Need I say more?

6. Blue Bell ice cream. And no, that is not my freezer.

7. Oscar Mayer Bacon Bits. Bacon is a distinct food group in this house and as a family, we eat a bag of these every week. We use them in every variation of eggs you can imagine. We put them on salads, baked potatoes, Butt Burners. Maybe I should add 4 bags of these to my baby registry.

(OK, non perishable favorites; let's see...)

8. Author, Tom Perrotta. I mentioned once before how much I love the movie, Election. I didn't know it was a book or who might have written it until my friend
Red, chose Little Children as her book club pick for the year. I adored this book, only to learn that the genius behind both works is one and the same!?! I have to get my hands on some of his other stuff. Any hack can slap you in the face, ala the Farrelly brothers, but smart and subtle satire is, to me, much more delightful. So yah, Perrotta. New favorite.

9. Half Price Books. Another family favorite.

10. The newly renovated Children's Museum of Houston. Wow!


Pamela said...

Love your Occupation description! Thanx for stopping by and I hope your lil' one decides to come out and play soon!

Tooj said...

I just went and purchased my first book from 1/2 Price. I always tend to buy paperbacks but they only had this one in hardback. Got it for 12 bucks. And it's an "in demand" book at the moment. I was pleased with my find. I'm heading there again today for another book. See if they have it. :)

Don't will baby out too soon. I think that's what pissed OJ off. I made him (was induced) come out a week early. He was MAD. FIGHTING MAD from that first day on.

Bacon = heaven.

Your girlfriends and book club/girls group makes me jealous. I wish I lived closer to all of mine to force them to come over and do these types of things more often. All of them are at least 45 to 60 minutes away. :( Boo.

Happy Friday!

Aggie2percenter said...

Sept. 14th? Can we do it on the 20th? I've got a thing the weekend of the 18th.


ilovemy5kids said...

I ♥ Half Price Books!!! Wish we had one closer!

I ♥ HEB's ice cream - Old Vanilla. (something like that) I'll have to try the frozen ck.

I have so many faves - I hope Girly Stuff does this again, soon!

Blessings to you,

Live.Love.Eat said...

I'm sorry you had a rough few days but glad you're feeling better. Maybe you can hold out until 9/21, my son's bday! Well, great favorites but I have never had Blue Bell ice cream. And what is a Butt Burner?

Girly Stuff said...

Now if you had wanted me to cook and freeze food for you I would have been "busy"...but you said decorate the baby room and you know I'm all over that!

It is called selective generosity.

I thought for sure that baby would be here by now.

I like all your faves. I'm glad you read Little Children. It will be fun to discuss.

Mother Hood said...

My... my..... your pregnancy has just FLOWN by for me! Hee Hee! Sucks to be preg. this time of year. I know, cuz my youngest has his birthday on Sept 12.

Hang in there and keep cool. You are nearing the finish line!

Jill said...

I just LOVE HEB. It's the best! The "HEB brand" is really good!

chacha said...

I wouldn't have judged if it were your freezer. In fact, I probably would have been envious of all the selection options.

Kellie said...

That picture of the HEB made me a little Texas homesick. I love me some HEB!!! I still order coffee from them over the internet! Did you know La Vida Dulce was an HEB coffee flavor that I was in love with, until the discontinued it in 2008?