Just some random thoughts since I can’t seem to put enough together to make a whole post.
*Being pregnant with your fifth at age 40 is much different than being pregnant with your first at 28. Though I think it has less to do with my age and more to do with the current batch of children who need to be schooled, fed and chauffeured.
*We tried to determine the gender of the baby today. We saw two arms, two legs, a face, a two-hemisphered brain and could even count fingers and toes. Baby even waved happily at us…and kept his or her little ankles crossed. We poked and prodded, but that little one would not give up his/her secret. I’m not quite 18 weeks yet, so it was a long shot, but now it’ll be another 4 weeks until my next appointment.
*Is it possible for cats to be moody? Not just normal cat aloofness, either. I mean like, being all, “love me, love me, scratch my head, give treats, love me…”, purring just at the sight of you, weaving in and out of your legs one week, then all walking away as you get close and giving you the stink eye the next week? Our still-not-spayed mama cat is like that. Could she be hormonal? We do plan on getting her fixed, we just want to give her time to adapt to being taken away from the only home she’s ever known. You know, before subjecting her to major surgery.
*Speaking of cats, I found the perfect way for Pumpkin Girl to keep her room clean! The cats live in her room. Their food and litter is in the bathroom across the hall, but they spend most of their time with her. She reads aloud to them and cuddles them and pampers them like the little goddesses they think they are. Plus she has a giant window seat in her room where they can perch and look down upon humanity. Anyhoo, as a result, her room gets a little furry. So every other day she has to clean everything off of her floor and vacuum. Plus, she is learning that anything that she leaves out is fair game for the cats to attack, scratch or nibble. I’ve never seen her room look so good for so long!
*I’ve never seen an episode of “Lost”. I didn’t care for “24”. Thus, my life continues as normal this week.
*I downloaded a bunch of ’80s songs on iTunes, and then rediscovered my CDs. I already owned most of those songs.
*Phil was complaining that he’d put on some weight (bringing him out of the “skinny” category and into “normal”). Pumpkin Girl blithely told him, “Don’t worry, Daddy. Everyone gets a little winter blubber.”