Ten thoughts.
June 25, 2009

1.  What should I do with my day off work?  Sleep?  Wash dishes?  Eat popsicles?
2.  Maybe I should pack a diaper bag sometime.
3.  Is that a spider?
4.  I guess I’ll never know.  It looks like my cat is going to tear it to shreds before I get off my lazy ass and find out.
5.  Hank is sleeping with his back legs elevated against the wall.  It cannot possibly be comfortable.
6.  Look at all those e-mails.  If I ignore them, maybe they’ll be answered by magic elves in the middle of the night.
7.  Huh.  I wonder where the other match to this sock is.
8.  Speaking of which, matching up baby socks is my worst nightmare.  There must be a better way to do this.
9.  If this baby sits any lower in my pelvis, I think it will fall out.
10.  Better get started on those e-mails.  Magical elves are notoriously unreliable.

Okay, and here’s a bonus thought: it WAS a spider.  A small green one.

***I was recently interviewed by Jenna, who writes a blog called Newlyweds.  Donald and I no longer qualify as newlyweds, but we’ll just gloss over that minor detail =)  At any rate, the interview is up here, so if you have a chance, go check it out!


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  1. By kbreints on June 25, 2009

    Enjoy your time off! This is the last 3 weeks of alone time that you will have for at least 18 years or so….. :)

  2. By on June 25, 2009

    My friend’s grandmother doesn’t see very well, so when she know she has a matching pair, she safety pins them together for the wash so she doesn’t have to try to discern the difference between black and navy and hunter green.

    Which, come to think of it, sounds like an awful lot of work.  Maybe you can just buy a ton of the same socks, all in the same color, and not worry about it?

  3. By Tabitha (From Single to Married) on June 25, 2009

    ha!  I had that very thought yesterday except instead of my cat, it was about our dog.  I heard him out there chowing down on something but I just couldn’t make myself go see what.

  4. By MommyAmy on June 25, 2009

    Saw your interview on Newlyweds and had to stop by and say Hi!  Also read your previous post.  My kids were born 6 weeks early and “I carried you in my belly for 8 months!“  doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. lol

  5. By Jaye @ canadian-mom.ca on June 25, 2009

    Green spiders scare me! I also read your interview at Newlyweds, it was very nice. I hate the smell of black licorice too. But I hate the taste even more! YUCK

  6. By Sara on June 25, 2009

    I buy all black socks, so that I don’t have a colour matching problem. However, no 2 tube socks are alike :/

  7. By Chocolate and Whine on June 25, 2009

    Is it still called “lazy” when you’re pregnant??? I think you should definitely stay home and eat popsicles. And buy all white socks. Same size. And just throw ‘em in a drawer. And grab two whenever you need them. And you’ll know they’ll always match.

  8. By erin on June 25, 2009

    Mesh lingerie bag = invaluable for washing baby socks.

    I pin my socks together too.  Otherwise Brian would try to claim them as his own.  He has done this, only to discover that I WAS RIGHT I ALWAYS AM when he can’t fit his big fat man foot into my dainty girl sock.

  9. By Resltess Mama on June 25, 2009

    I was totally obsessed with popsicles when I was preggers and still am to this day.
    E-mails shcme-mails…when I went on maternity leave I became a hermit.  It was the best decision I made.  ;o)
    Oh and you look magnificent in the photos of you and your dog Hank.  Absolutely magnificent.

  10. By on June 25, 2009

    I think you should have taken a nap… You’ll be needing it.

  11. By gretchen from lifenut on June 25, 2009

    Babies don’t need socks in summer, so put off the job until November. You are in southern California, right? You people go barefoot all the time.

  12. By jes the Bes on June 25, 2009

    I checked out the feature on Newlyweds. Hilarious stuff.  And I agree with Gretchen. The baby won’t need socks, just a really good pair of tevas.

  13. By itsybitsyknitsy on June 25, 2009

    I love your blog. I am addicted. My husband and I are thinking about kids- and you make it seem less scary!!!

    Thanks!

  14. By Jenna @ Newlyweds on June 25, 2009

    How funny, I totallly agree the baby won’t need socks for awhile, go rest sounds like a great day off.

  15. By Elizabeth Mackey on June 25, 2009

    I had fun reading your story over at newlyweds. Where in France did you live? As you may have read on my blog, we lived there for two years..(2002-2004) That is so cute that he flew all the way there to see you too.
    Also love the fact that he loves cleaning his ears every morning :) Bless his little cotton socks!!

  16. By Joe @ IrrationalDad on June 25, 2009

    Here’s the trick to baby socks… buy about 25 pair of the exact same socks. No matching required… just throw them in a drawer and grab two at a time.

    Disclaimer: This is a guy’s opinion. I am not allowed to do laundry in my house and therefore do not deal with baby socks. Still, I think it’s a good idea.

  17. By Sarah A. Schlothan Christensen on June 25, 2009

    Elizabeth - I lived in Aix-en-Pce and LOVED it.  I lived in the older part of town, near la fontaine des quatre dauphins.  When Donald came to visit me, we stayed out in a cottage in Le Tholonet.  We always say we’re saving up money to buy a place of our own out there one day, but we’ll see if we’re ever able to actually make it work =)

    Also, everybody, what if the socks are all hand-me-downs so they’re all different?  Do I just need a million safety pins to make that work or should I just give it up and get new ones that are all the same?

  18. By Wendy on June 26, 2009

    The trick is only getting one type of sock for the baby, then you don’t have to worry about it.  :)  I am the Queen of Slack, so I know these things.

  19. By Snow White on June 26, 2009

    I think “newlywed” is a mindset ;)  I found you from the Newlyweds blog, and wanted to say we share the same wedding date!  Nice blog—blessings on the arrival of your new little one :)

  20. By Kim on June 26, 2009

    matching up any socks is a nightmare for me.  with my first baby i had a little mesh bag that i could put her socks into to wash them.  it helped keep them together.

    spiders - yuck.

    the baby will get farther down, but won’t fall out.  if only it were that easy ;)

    diaper bags are highly overrated.

    oh, and you should sleep then get up and eat popsicles.  go swimming too.  that is always a good thing to do when you are so big and preggers.

  21. By Allison on June 26, 2009

    Haha—love it.

    Baby socks ARE the worst. I solved a lot of it by only having ONE kind of sock, but lots of ‘em. So they were all little and tiny and white, but they all matched.

    I tagged you in a meme. Feel free to participate if you wish, but you can also totally ignore it ;)

  22. By tracy on June 26, 2009

    I gave up matching Ellis’ socks. If they come out of the dryer in pairs, yippee!  If not, she goes as a ragamuffin with unmatching socks. It’s not like she keeps them on for more than 30 seconds anyway :)

  23. By Homeslice on June 26, 2009

    Hi there!  Thanks for visiting my blog. I’ve added yours to my feed list.  Love it!  I love reading new blogs so I’m glad you stopped by.  and . . . are you using Expression Engine? If you are, you really are a superhero!!! Love EE!!!

  24. By lceel on June 26, 2009

    Keep a pair or two of socks for going out where people will see the baby = otherwise, don’t worry about matching socks so much as just making sure they are the same size.

  25. By Holly on June 27, 2009

    Heheh these thoughts are funny. #3 is never good!

    I liked the ones about the elves the most. I wish they would come and help me out sometimes!

  26. By Jenny on June 27, 2009

    If I had a day off of work…I would sleep ALL DAY!!

  27. By on June 29, 2009

    lingerie bag with a zipper kept all those peanut size socks together for my 2 girls.  cant get lost if there herded together like that.  best baby gift ever ...a dz cloth diapers, unfolded kind. Here are some of their uses—summer receiving blankey, drool/burp cloth, nursing pads, car seat cover, window shade, baby tub liner, bath towel/wash cloth, chew toy, changing pad, etc…..oh and as a diaper of course

    enjoy the popsicles   and your pop-to-be

    delia

  28. By Bec on June 29, 2009

    I vote sleep. What can I say? I’m practical.

  29. By Tabitha (From Single to Married) on July 14, 2009

    I just wanted to say that I finally caught up with my blog reading.  This is the first time I’ve felt like reading blogs in about a month.  Very sad, isn’t it, but you know the reason why and I appreciate you being understanding.  :)


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