Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
I read the recap in the paper this morning, and I'm sorry to have missed seeing Kate Winslet finally win her best actress award, but other than that, it doesn't look like I missed much.
I did get to catch some of the awards in between rocking a sleepy baby who for some unknown reason would Not stay asleep last night. I saw my favorite-Tilda Swinton- and the bevy of other actresses hand out the best supporting actress award, and I wanted to topple off my couch and into the tv and attack Tilda with some eyeliner. (Yes, I know, I need to give it up.) And I also saw a host of men handing out the oscar for best supporting actor. What, I texted Conley, is up with Christopher Walken's hair??!! I saw one shot of Marisa Tomei and she looked gorgeous. On the flip side, SJP & Goldie Hawn both looked haggard. But that's about all the first hand knowledge this DIVA has about movies' biggest night, but oh, that hour of uninterrupted sleep I got before Bradley woke up again was bliss!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Ricky sang the male lead opposite of me in Pull-Tight Theater's production of Pirates in My Pants (or Penzance, take your pick) a few years ago. He's also the reason my 65+ year old director had to step in at the last minute and sing the part of the 21 year-old love interest with me, completely grossing me out with his lewd gestures. Stupid Ricky. Stupid strep-throat. But of course I am kidding... only about the part about Ricky being stupid.
He is a fantastic singer, and went to Belmont earning his commercial voice degree. I have no idea what he's been up to since, but now he's earned a spot on reality-mega-hit American Idol. I feel like Will Ferrell in Elf at the prospect of actually knowing someone on the show! Ricky!!! Ricky!!! I KNOW him!
I don't normally watch American Idol, but this has piqued my interest. Assuming he makes it past the next round (AI-avid-follower Heather gave me the inside scoop today and told me Ricky didn't get much air time, so that may hurt his chances) tune in to your tvs and vote for Ricky if that's your thing. Yep. That's about the extent of my excitement today.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Fortunately, we were able to celebrate Valentine's Day together and our anniversary up in Tennessee. For Valentine's, we shared a pizza and ate on festive heart shaped plates and used heart-print napkins to sop up the grease! Then last night we had our anniversary date night. Grandma and Grandpa B watched Bradley for us so we could take in a movie and dinner.
We opted for the lighthearted RomCom He's Just Not That Into You. (Emily- in typical romantic comedy fashion, it was just like heroine!) The film was nothing like the book, and I'd venture a guess that if the HJNTIY authors didn't need or want the money so bad for the movie rights, that they would have hated the script of this movie and the message it sends because it completely goes against the advice that the book preaches. I won't give anything away in case you decide to splurge and see this one (honestly though, it's more of a rental), but it was still a cute movie- just nothing like the book, which I loved.
After the movie, Brian and I headed over to Shogun for a little hibachi grill action for dinner. We celebrated our Valentine's Day dinner last year at this restaurant, so it had sentimental value. Our real place is Olive Garden, but for some reason that escapes me, we don't have one of those in Cool Springs. Nevertheless, dinner was yummy, but I sure missed Bradley, and was glad to see him afterwards. Both me and Brian were too excited to wait any longer to give each other our anniversary gifts so we did that at 3am since Bradley had gotten us up anyways, so that was fun exchanging gifts by nightlight! All in all, it was a great and reaffirming weekend, and I am thankful we were able to spend it together.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
I love this picture of Laura opening this gift, because with the heart decoration hanging in the background, it looks like a heart-shaped thought bubble coming out of her head! What's the blushing bride thinking of here? Probably her fiancee, this picture seems to say!
Here's Laura with Mama B & her future mother-in-law, Diane
These are the fabulous Bridesmaids/hostesses with Laura. From L to R: Leah, the DIVA, the Bride, Erin, & Rachel.
All in the family: the MOH, the B, and the MOB
The wedding is coming soon, and details are coming together quickly. My job this week is to finish the slideshow I've been working on for FOREVER it seems! Next up: the bachelorette/lingerie shower in 2 weeks!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I am also bragging about the fact that I recently purchased a pair of "skinny jeans" in a size I can't remember the last time I saw (college? high school?) so to celebrate tonight, I wore my skinny jeans and ate 2 scoops of ice cream!
Finally, we are within the month mark to Laura and George's wedding. I have been playing wedding planner extraordinaire and staying busy as the MOH! This Saturday is Laura's bridal shower which we've turned into a Valentine's themed brunch. Once that's over I can relax a little bit. I am so excited for my sister and her fiancee. They really are perfect for each other. Tonight Laura told George she had got him a treat at the store. His surprise? Cottage cheese. And what's funnier is that George got a treat for Laura at the store today too. Her surprise? Fiber. Yes folks, they are a match made in heaven!
Friday, February 06, 2009
- Sitting up very well now
- Finally starting to babble recognizable consonants like "va va va" and "ba ba ba" (no mamas or dadas just yet though!)
- He cut his 2 front bottom teeth
- Standing with support from other people or furniture
- Sleeping through the night (ha ha, just kidding about that one!!)
Monday, February 02, 2009
I've been battling wrist pain since mid December. It began in my right hand, so then I began to favor my left hand to try and give the rightie a rest, and you guessed it, the pain began in my left wrist also, with my right hand continuing to get worse. For weeks my family has been bugging me to go to the doctor, and for weeks I shrugged it off. Finally however the sharp shooting pain kept getting worse and Brian did a little research online and came upon this diagnosis: DeQuervain's Tenosynovitis- a specific form of wrist tendonitis, common in skiers and yep, new mothers!
Apparently the repetitive motion of picking up Bradley has inflamed the tendons in both of my wrists just below my thumbs, making it excruciatingly painful to do simple activities like brush my teeth, pick up my purse, and especially to lift my child. Up till now I have gritted my teeth and pressed on, but after reading about the condition online and (correctly) diagnosing myself, I realized that this was not something that would go away on its own, and could ultimately wind up needing surgery to correct if I didn't take care of it now. So I finally sucked it up and went to the doctor.
After seeing an orthopaedic specialist today and getting double Lidocaine shots, and 2 new wrist splints I should be good to go in a day or two. For now, the pain is worse (and yes, I can still type, as long as I don't use my thumbs!), but it will all be worth it soon. PTL for modern medicine! Oh yeah... and they want me to go to Physical Therapy 1-3 times a week but that ain't happenin. I think prescribing PT for something this minor is a tad overboard. So I'm right back to denying medicine and doctor visits for a while!
PS- a funny story about today... when getting a series of x-rays done I asked the x-ray technician if she could re-take that last one because I wasn't smiling in it! She cracked up!