First up, the flowers in the little courtyard that is my landlord's
obsession pride and joy are producing all kinds of beautiful blooms. Yesterday, some lilies opened up. And I'm pretty sure the hydrangeas aren't far behind. I've got plans to get out there this afternoon and bring some of the happiness inside with me. I just love Charleston, folks.
Then, there's the fact that I heard my little bebe's heartbeat again this morning. They had a hard time finding it at first, so I held my breath and said a prayer and thought, "come on, little one" and then they found it. He/she was just hanging out on the other side! But there it was, all strong and wooshy. It always makes me smile.
The doctor also prescribed something to help with these killer headaches. Some days I have them and it's just annoying. And sometimes I actually think that tearing my eye out would be less painful than the throbbing going on above my shoulders. The medicine is a mixture of Tylenol that's a little stronger than the OTC version and caffeine, so I don't feel nervous about taking it as needed. So far, it's working well and for that I'm very thankful. Praise God for pain relief.
Andrew comes home in two and a half weeks, but you already knew that. I feel all giddy and stuff when I think about it.
Also happening soon? My mom's 50th birthday extravaganza, which is really just a weekend celebration with her and my aunt. I'm looking forward to lots of laughing and shopping and eating and sitting in rocking chairs amongst my front porch flowers and just in general, making my mom feel like the fabulous woman that she is.
I started a study on the God of the Patriarchs, so it's basically letting me hang out in the Old Testament. I love it. I can't explain it, but I've had a recent desire to spend some time there and this has done a great job of making it relevant.
I'm going to start some sort of exercise plan soon. I had been doing a good job of walking in the afternoons with my pooch, but lots of traveling and a sudden dive into hot weather threw me off course. I'm also hoping to add some kind of pilates/yoga to the mix. I tried a yoga DVD that's for pregnant mothers, but I couldn't stop laughing long enough to get through it. SO CHEESY. I think I'll just stick with the pilates I know and love, and make sure I'm not pushing it. Any recommendations? I know there are a lot of moms that are reading this, because you've told me so. Now speak your piece :)
And finally, although there are really a lot of things going on these days that make me feel happy and blessed, there are two weddings and a potential joint baby shower coming up this summer that will allow us to see our sweetest and best friends. And given that one of the events will be in Chapel Hill, I'm pretty sure I can squeeze in a guacamole burger from Spanky's.
Excuse me while I wipe the drool off my chin.