But you gotta keep your head up

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

So I'm chilling in greenville, and training is especially boring... So I kill some time watching videos on the various devices we're "busy" learning about.

Here's my two favorite of the day (give me a break--at least these are somewhat job related):

(haha if cary did this... there's not even words)

and video number 2

if only this could play on repeat in the verizon retail stores... people might take a deep breath, realize they're ridiculous and at least have a smile on their face

Bills on my mindset, I can't deny they're getting high

Thursday, September 22, 2011

So, I've been too exhausted to post lately. But I suppose I should have shared that Verizon came around and transferred me to a Durham store! Yay, because now baby's delivery will be covered by insurance--and we'll be able to pay the bills for a few more months! Not so yay, because 45 hours at 8+ mo.s preggo is.... extremely exhausting, especially in the retail world.

Other tidbits from past few weeks:

1. We went to the beach! Cary agrees that NC beaches are a) awesome and b) for sure warmer than Cali.

2. Our crib finally arrived, and now I'm even more excited to fill it... I'll post pics this weekend (perhaps)

3. My mom, heather and kim hosted a beautiful baby shower for baby girl. It was wonderful. Good variety of friends, delicious food, elegant decorations... and baby got spoiled! We received wonderful and practical! gifts for which I'm sooo grateful. It's overwhelming just getting all the big items, so I'm extremely grateful for help with all the other necessities and just nice-ities.

4. Oh, and wonderful VZW (verizon) is making me go through new hire training again (yeah, I did this for a month last december). Yes, I did switch positions within the company, but let's be real... the only differences between the two positions could have been explained to me in a day. Anyhow, I'm chilling in Greenville, South Carolina. Training was a) more interesting the first time b) more fun in Denver and c) I liked the original peeps better. So, i mostly just try not to look too bored, keep my feet from swelling and focus on not having the baby yet, as I'd really prefer she be a tarheel born baby! Oh, and I'm trying not to gain an extra 10lbs this time around since I'm already packing 25 extra.

5. Last night, I was craving dessert, but being unfamiliar with the area I decide to consult the hotel concierge. I'm hoping for a little gem dessert shop, maybe a cupcake place, and expecting at least the local coldstone--but no, he suggests the gas station just down the street. Then when I make a face, he lights up and says "oh, well there's a McDonald's just 2 miles away!"

Seriously greenville, the best you have to offer is a $1 hot fudge sundae?

I get to spend 3 more weeks in S.C.


6. Everyone seems really concerned about me going in to labor with the stress of traveling and working, etc. I get to come home on the weekends, so I've decided as soon as baby wants to show up... I'm leaving all my weekends free for her to do so. However, next weekend is general conference, and somehow I think I'd have a real hard time paying attention should I go into labor, SOOOooo I'm aiming for the following weekend. Oct. 8th baby--feel free to grace us with your presence. I'll keep the rest of you posted on my attempts to control the uncontrollable :)

We're all right where we should be

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Verizon isn't letting me transfer to a NC store (lame) so now I have several weeks to kill. Any advice on how to spend your last two months of pregnancy?

I get tired real easy so I'm sad to admit I've wasted my time watching crap tv lately. Has anyone heard the media refer to the Kardashians as American Royalty (this is in regards to Kim K's wedding)? How sad and pathetic for us. This may be one of the few things that makes me sad to be American. I mean, Britain has Will and Kate (classy) and we have the Kardashians.... sad, sad, sad.

I also watched that show where the girls are pregnant and don't know til they go into labor. Although, I definitely wouldn't want to be that person, I'm amazed that they don't have symptoms. I have the buddha belly going on that makes a lot of tasks difficult, and rather than kick counts, I have more luck counting the few minutes in the day she's not practicing gymnastics in my belly. Oh, and the stretch marks are finally showing up (not as in finally, i wanted it to happen, but finally-the inevitable dread) I'm trying not to make a big deal of it. Cary says he'll love me stretch marks and all ;)

In other news, we're moved in and we have a guest room with a guest bed! Feel free to come visit (even if you live in Raleigh, hey, sometimes you just don't want to drive home). (**For those outside Utah, we're conveniently close to Wilmington Beach**)