Thursday, November 29, 2007

Coming Clean

I mentioned in my last post that there have been some things going on that I had decided not to post about yet. Well, time to come clean...

Hi. I'm pregnant.

We are thrilled! Now, from here forward, I will try not to make every post all about the pregnancy, but to be honest, a good number of them will be. I know that women have been doing this since the beginning of time, but hey, it's my first baby, and I know that you are all waiting with baited breath to hear all about my latest hormone headache, my newly acquired sense of smell and every bout of constipation that I endure. I shall not disappoint.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

I'm Still Here....!

I haven't posted much in the past few weeks, because it's felt like there wasn't a lot going on to post about, except that there have been a ton of things to post about, I have just made the decision not to post about them yet. Perhaps next week...

So let's see, what's been going on....

The Christmas tree has been up for weeks. Who cares if it's a balmy 90 degrees outside? I wanted to be able to enjoy it before I left for the US (which I am doing TODAY!), so up it went. Our tree is a hodgepodge of decorations - there is not a lot of color coordination involved, except that the white lights do match the white and gold sheer ribbon that I twirl around it. While I think the color coordinated Christmas trees are beautiful, it just wouldn't be Christmas without this on the tree:

(It's a hollowed egg dressed as Santa, thanks to felt and cotton balls - made by me when I was 6 or so I think.)


I'm writing this from the airport lounge in the Singapore airport, waiting for my flight back to the US! The only ick factor (aside from a 15 hour flight) is that I have a nine hour layover in LA. And LA is such a great airport to have a long layover in - there's so much to do!! Or not. Seriously, I would think that an airport that sees so much international traffic (and thus, probably has a lot of folks that have lengthy layovers there) would do a little bit more for those customers that end up having to be there for hours on end. I can't go to the Singapore lounge, because even though I have ten thousand kabillion miles with them, I can't use the lounge after a flight, only before. So I ended up getting a hotel. After a long flight, I just want a shower, and bed and a nap. The upside is that at least I can catch up on all my movies on the flight.


In other random news, we celebrated Thanksgiving last weekend. The only thing that we couldn't find in KL were French fried onions for the green bean casserole. We did find some dried red onions, and I guess they were okay, although not quite the same. A little of those went a long way. We had Reese and J over and feasted on turkey, homemade cornbread dressing, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole and apple pie. We thought about buying the stuffing mix, but I just couldn't do it. Stove Top will do in a pinch, but not at Thanksgiving. I am quite particular about my dressing, and I wanted the recipe I grew up with. Isn't that funny how people have their little quirks about Thanksgiving? Whether the dressing is cornbread or white bread, in the turkey or on the side, whether the sweet potatoes have marshmallows in them or not (and to that I say, what the hell people? Marshmallows should not be running around in any type of food other than Rice Krispie treats or s'mores. I'm just saying.) Anyway, so Thanksgiving was nice, and we had plenty of leftovers to feast on for several more days.


I will arrive in Houston early on Sunday morning, and after a couple of weeks of work, I will be on vacation for the rest of the year! I can't wait to see everyone! (and go to Target) :)