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February 3rd – Bad Dreams, Babies, and Wedding Registries

Have you ever had a bad dream that left you in a funk all day? Today was one of those days. Last night I dreamed Matt died.
I was devastated. I woke up crying around three in the morning.
After my workout this morning I made sure to text Matt that I love him. I knew he would be getting into work then.
Matt has barbershop tonight. Originally I had planned to just go home after work and we would see each other tomorrow because he would be getting home closer to eleven tonight and I have a Chamber meeting tomorrow.
In case you have not guessed, I changed my mind and now I am at the Cottage waiting for Matt to come home.
I spent some time tonight researching what you should do before trying to conceive. The advice ranged from the obvious (quit smoking, lose weight) to the silly (visit all of your favorite restaurants and go to the movies!). If you are interested to see what I found simply Google “Before Conception” and read the links found on the first page.
The last few days I have been recovering from my “Cold of the Decade”. I am not exactly sure, but it is getting close to a WEEK since I have kissed Matt. With his job right now I have done everything I can to protect him from catching my cold. So maybe I have another reason to want to wait for Matt to come home tonight!
I bought his Valentine’s Day gift tonight. He will be so surprised and so excited when he sees it! Unfortunately I cannot tell you what I bought because, well, Matt reads this. You will just have to wait honey!
We have both the PA and the OH bridal showers this month. The invites went out last week, making this last weekend the first opportunity for guests to go shopping.
Both my mother and Matt keep telling me to not look at the registries so I will be surprised at the shower.
I look every couple of days.
I picked out these items. The surprise is already gone! And it is not like the registries tell me who bought the items. That will still be a surprise. In fact, three weeks ago someone bought a basket and a bunch of cooking items on my registry. I am super curious to find out who was that proactive about buying shower gifts!
Stores make it so EASY to look. I have the apps for Macy’s, Kohl’s, and Bed Bath and Beyond on my phone and my iPad. Three taps on the screen and I can look at everything on my registries, what has been purchased, and what is still needed.
And it is not like I am going about talking to everyone about the things that have disappeared from the registries. Only Mart knows (and disapproves) that I look.
So here is my question to you.
Is it okay to check up on the registries the few weeks before the showers? Or should I delete the apps and stay away until after the showers?

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January 30th – How to Start a Family

I am starting to get rid of one of the worst colds I have had in a long time. Runny nose, dry throat, sneezing every five minutes. I all but carry a box of ultra-plush-and-lotiony tissues wherever I go.
The worst part is avoiding kissing Matt. This cold of mine wrecked Mom for a week and has moved on to wage war on Dad. The last thing Matt needs is this!
I am hoping for a quiet Sunday with Matt. I imagine cuddling and napping on and off all day. We are expected to get a foot of snow, so there will not be anything else for us to do anyways!
I need to talk about these prenatal vitamins. My doctor gave me NeatabsABC. And there is quite the after taste with these that last all morning long.
Is that normal? Is this a good prenatal vitamin? My doctor gave me coupons but there were already expired. Are these expensive? Are they worth it? Is there a better brand out there? What should I look for in a prenatal vitamin?
I need answers to these questions!
I welcome any and all input on this.
And I will try to do some research tomorrow to see what I can find.
I just want to do everything I can right now to be ready. That is why I scheduled my yearly doctors appointment now. I have been off the pill for a year now and I feel great! My period is now regular and predictable.
I am also working out not just some look good on the wedding day. But also so I am in the best physical shape I can be before having a baby. And that I why I am following my doctor’s recommendation to start taking prenatal vitamins now.
I do feel I have to hide the prenatal vitamins from everyone but Matt. My parents would freak out and think I was already pregnant. And once we explained we want to get pregnant after the wedding they will freak out that we want to have a baby already.
Matt and I have heard a number of people tell us to wait a while before having kids. Wait until we have been in our careers for at least a year. Wait and enjoy just the two of us together for a few years.
Matt and I are very family oriented. We have always dreamed of having our own family. It is something we both grew up wanting with all our hearts.
We did not want to get married until we felt we were going to be ready to start our family. Obviously we had no intentions of starting a family before we were married. And we did not want to get married and worry about not getting pregnant because we knew we were not ready.
I have always imagined celebrating two anniversary dates. The first one being November 25th, our first date. Is the the type of anniversary where we go out for dinner and spend a romantic evening out with just the two of us. And then there will be April 25th, our wedding anniversary. This one I imagine celebrating together as a family. Some day we will take our kids out on weekend trips to celebrate. Because April 25th will be the day our family started, when Matt and I become husband and wife.

September 1st – “Advice”

Poor Matt is getting sick. He kept sniffling and sneezing all day. I think he had a long week last week and it weakened his immune system. Poor Matt.
I went to Matt’s today for a small family cook out. Afterwards Matt and I went looking for couches and other furniture. We are still looking for the decent furniture at the best price possible.
My whole family went to look at our house today. Even Aunt Peggy who is in town for the week. No good can come of this. I will call it now, they will tell us exactly what we should do.
I am not critical about receiving advice in general. But lately all if the “advice” my family has given me has been given 1) without any consideration for the fact I have most likely already labored over the subject; and 2) with the expectation I will not hesitate to follow said advice immediately.
And once the advice is given then I get grief for trying to discuss why a different course if action should be taken. I do not need someone telling me what to do. But a good discussion never hurts.
I am sure tomorrow will yield the fruits of today’s visit. I cannot wait to stab myself in the eye with a pencil hear what my family has decided.

August 19th – Why Does Every Day Need A Title? I am running out of creativity here…

Still *cough*cough* coughing!
I went back to the office today. Now the girls are back in school I can actually get work done.
Oh, and I am broke.
Between being sick and practice starting in June and not August as I had been told, I am now as broke as I was the end of my sophomore year of college. Back then I would challenge myself to not spend any money for a whole week and then reward myself with splurging on the Arby’s dollar menu. Four roast beef sandwiches, two curly fries and three chocolate milkshakes please!
My saving grace is that 1) I live at home and 2) my relatively new credit card still has the zero percent interest rate until February.
In October I should get a good check for the coaching. That ought to pay off the credit card balance.
I am not as stresses about this as I maybe ought to be. Matt and I have a lot of things we need to purchase in the next month for the house. And I leave tomorrow for Heather’s bachelorette party. I should be panicking.
But I am not.
Between the credit card and getting back to the office I know I am going to be okay. And I know God will provide. Maybe tomorrow I will see if I have earned enough points on my credit card to redeem any rewards. A gift card for a nice dinner with Matt would be nice!
The girls won their match tonight! They played great! And I think a lot of it had to do with 1) home course advantage and 2) Jeannette could not get there until nearly 5:00 with her bus job. She was not there to put pressure on the girls. They do not need added pressure. They need support.
Rumor has it because of her new bus job she will be asked to step down as head coach next year. I will not believe it until she tells me so. I always operate under the assumption she will be the head coach forever.

August 16th – Sick?

I am still coughing. I have a headache. And my glands under my chin, jaw, and the back of my head are swollen and hurting again.
I am all kinds of done with this. I am not getting better. I feel like my symptoms just keep changing and evolving over the last three months.
At this point I am starting to become very concerned about my health. I know I have had a long week, but I should feel better than this. My health has been terrible this summer. Is it because of my weight gain?
I have vowed to not have any chips or ice cream from here until the wedding. I need to get serious. I do not need to be eating junk. And I already feel better about cutting those out.
I am going this route with my weight lose because I cannot be trusted to control my portions. I am better off not having any. Next month I plan to cut something else our of my diet in addition to the ice cream and chips. Probably dinner rolls.
Heather and Jake are having a fight right now. Jake left the house upset and Heather followed shortly. What it was I have no idea. But I cannot be good because Jake seemed more upset than Heather.

August 14th – Date Night

Today was hectic. The girls lost a doozy of a match. Two of the girls have injuries. One has terrible blisters in her feet and the other has tennis elbow. Hopefully they can keep it together for another 18 holes tomorrow.
Matt and I met in Columbiana tonight. I missed him so much. We talked tonight about what it will be like transitioning from Matt living in PA to moving close to me. I do not think either of us knows what that will be like. I think we will just have to wait and find out.
I am still coughing. It has me worried yet, but my doctor seems to think this will blow over easily. My coughing starts in my chest. Nothing seems to help it.