Tuesday, March 30, 2010
It is ironic that the first thing that popped into my head after "assemblying" the nursery was a quote from an r-rated movie, Bad Boys II, "the sh** just got real". That pretty much sums it up for me in a nutshell. Wow, this is really happening. Wow, I am so not ready for this. Wow, why did this take so long to happen. As you can tell I have very mixed emotions about being a mom.
I think the best relief to my anxieties is to listen as Travis looks at all the new stuff set up in the nursery and it makes it alright. While I have helped with numerous nephews and a niece, it is all new to him. It makes it even more exciting! Ok, freak out averted! All is well! Baby due in t-minus 6 weeks.
Monday, March 29, 2010
This Saturday we headed out for our weekly exploration of the greater Puget Sound area. We started out going to Top Pot Doughnut. They have the best homemade donuts and I have wanted to take Trav there for a long time. It was as great as I remembered. We then headed out to University Village in the U-District for a little shopping. It was a beautiful day and we walked around the mall. We found some cute things at a few baby stores, but Travis got quickly burned out. We ended the day eating lunch at a drive-in called Burgermaster. It was very good and the just greasy food I was looking for. While we didn't really go all over and really see anything too exciting, it was nice to have a little bit of a down weekend.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
My crazy dogs (especially Ratchet) have both discovered they love our sliding glass door. I call it squirrel tv because they will sit there for about 30 minutes every afternoon to just watch what is going on. This could include anything like another dog, a neighbor, a bunch of crows or the occasional squirrel. I love this time because it is actual quiet time where Ratchet will sit and not do anything destructive.
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Moving up to Seattle has been a completely different experience now that Travis is actually off work on the weekends. I can't believe how nice it is to actually go places with him. This weekend's adventure took us to Snoqualmie Falls, which is only like 20 minutes from our house. My parents were trying to talk us into going to Snoqualmie Casino instead, but I was able to explain that seeing a waterfall free is better than spending money in a casino. It was windy and a little cold, but worth the short trip to explore.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
So last week when I took Kimi out to do her business in the morning, I came back to see Ratchet, the little angel, sitting by the back door looking a little too innocent. Upon further inspection of the house, I noticed a small bite taken out of the butter that was on the counter. This was the only thing touched. I think the little monster thought he could get away with it. And since I didn't see him actually do it all I could do was laugh and of course take a picture.
Sunday, March 14, 2010
My husband has been so happy since we have moved here because of one thing and one thing only... Emerald City Comicon. (you may have heard of The Comicon that is held in San Diego every year that draws hundred of thousands of people, this one is for the northwest. There are others held in other cities like Chicago and New York.) Anyways, this weekend was THE weekend for Emerald City. At this comicon, prospective artists have the opportunity to show their portfolios to actual artists in the comic book field. Travis has been working on his for about 4 weeks every night. Over the last 7 years he has come so far and spent so much time on his drawing. Being a comic book artist has always been his dream. He had set himself up to expect just some critiques of his work this time and then he would come back next year with something even better. Yesterday must have been his lucky day! (he is also very talented, but their has to be another explanation as well because this kinda stuff doesn't happen every day.) He took his portfolio up to Marvel, yes, THE Marvel Comics, and they told him they would like to start a dialogue with him, meaning that they would start emailing correspondence and provide him with scripts that he would in turn illustrate. While it isn't a job, it is the first step to being signed by Marvel as an actual comic book artist. HOLY COW! How did this happen!!!
Here are also some of the 'characters' he saw there. I think Green Lantern has really let himself go.Of course Darth and his Storm Troopers would be there. Captain America (I don't really know if he needed the fake muscles!) and Deadpool.
Maybe Captain America could lend Superman some of his muscles. And why is Batman hanging out with some hippie.I am so glad that I didn't end up going, this is the exact outfit that I was going to wear. ;)Piccolo from DragonBall Z, Travis' favorite animeWhile it was not a family affair, I could see in the future our kid being at one of these conventions dressed up as Spiderman, or Batman, or the Hulk, or.......
Monday, March 8, 2010
Last weekend, aka the first weekend of Travis' freedom, we went to Pike's Market. I love Pike's Market. It is my favorite place to people watch. When I lived up here before, I used to go there by myself and just watch the people and drink my Starbucks. There are some very entertaining people that congregate there. Now our visits are more about the different food you can find there. I love to get my chai latte and some wonderful pastry from some bakery or some wonderfully fresh donuts from a vendor located around the corner from the flying fish booth. My husband has discovered a secret love of Piroshki (by secret I mean he never had one until he worked with an Eastern European at Fred Meyer who introduced him to it and now he is in love with them) I am happy that he is always happy to try new things. (so now the total toll of new things he has tried is up to two, Hummas and Piroshki... baby steps, baby steps.)
I am always amazed at how dirty it is there but how there is beauty there. I loved that all the daffodils were in bloom on the roof. They make me think of Travis' Grams who loves daffodils. I wish she could come here and see them. I can't wait until we can go and visit again, but for now it will be put far down on my list because there are so many other places to explore in the area. This is why moving to a new city is going to be so exciting.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
I never post more than one update because they always seem to get lost in the shuffle, but this one deserves a little bit of acknowledgment. Last week, Travis got a REAL job. No more night shifts, and grumpy hubby. (is that a Ben and Jerry Flavor, if not it should be. It could be sold as a pair with chubby hubby.) We will ACTUALLY be able to go and see Seattle. We can actually have fun days off instead of me sitting in my house while my husband is asleep all day. Yeah! Everything is coming together and just in time. :)
I am back.... I have been off the grid for a while and am SO happy to be back. Now I won't have to read my actual book anymore, or talk to my husband. My house (which is mostly pulled together, but not all the way) will remain in shambles because I have my crack/internet. I will now be unproductive again and not be able to stop blog-stalking. :) I won't have to go outside anymore except to let the dogs out off of our patio to let them do their business. Ah, technology, you complete me!