About God and Parking.
When you’re pregnant and upset because your body won’t allow you to do the things you were once able to do, other seemingly ordinary events and situations arise that prove to be the most spectacular events ever. For example, today I found out that because of the Jews and the Christians and the fact that the car is parked on the Tuesday/Friday side of our street, I don’t have to move it again until Friday, April 12th. Thank You, Jesus. Thank You, Angel of Death.
About Books and Movies.
In other news, last night was rough. I stupidly talked Tobyjoe into watching The Descent and it gave me nightmares. The British and the Australians have a way of creating movies that haunt me for weeks and, in some cases, years. I still haven’t been able to shake 28 Days Later. And the one called Wolf Creek will haunt me until the day that I die. (Seriously, I watched Wolf Creek holding paper towels in the palms of my hands all the while covering my face with my knees. I finally just gave up and told Tobyjoe to tell me what was happening as I paced in the other room.)
I am easily spooked these days. I just finished a book called The Alienist by Caleb Carr and it haunted me as well. I need to stop with all the blood, guts, and murder.
After reading Jen’s comment left on a recent post about nutrition, pregnancy and Omega-3s, I tried sardines for the very first time yesterday evening. They weren’t bad! They reminded me of really fresh (and potent) tuna, which was kinda nice because before getting pregnant I ate tuna at least twice a week. The only trouble I had with the little fishes was they stuck with me throughout the night, which is probably because the fact that my digestive system has slowed down immensely over the last several months. Every time I burped (which happens constantly these days) I was reminded of fish. I kept thinking that they would go superbly with a nice glass of white or a crisp champagne. The can did not come with a key, much to my disappointment. And when I accidentally dropped one on the floor the cats tried to bury it.
About the Registry.
We started a registry. I added a link to the right side of the page. Obviously, there are a few items on the list that are meant only for the two of us and possibly some insanely rich family members, but we added them anyway because we want to keep track of what we need/want. For example, there is a pricey, designer bouncy chair on the list that Tobyjoe really likes and it certainly is very pretty and it goes with our furniture. (Ha!) But I am partial to this one because it seems lighter and therefore easier to carry. Unfortunately, it’s not available through Amazon (and it’s kind of pricey anyway).
I really don’t like to do this sort of thing online. It makes me feel dirty. But some folks have emailed me about it and this seems like the most passive way to get the word out there.
Edited to add: Thank you so much for all the emailed suggestions! I am making changes as they come in (if the items are sold through Amazon. Y’all are the best.)