Saturday, March 12, 2011

Cleaning Cabinets

Today I cleaned out some of the kitchen cabinets. For the past 1-10 years these have been sitting in there. I get one at the hospital every time I have a baby.  (All my children were born in the same hospital.) I know there are only six in the picture. One of them was used in the shower to help rinse shampoo out of little kids' hair. I finally decided to get rid of them.  I have never used them other than at my stay at the hospital and in the shower. It was kind of sad to say goodbye to them, but hopefully there will be more to come in my future. My husband was trying to convince me to keep them and give them to each child as an heirloom parting gift when they move out of the house. I considered it, but right now I need the square footage in my cabinets for other stuff.

Goodbye hospital water jugs.  I will miss you and always remember the ice chips I crunched from you while I labored and recovered from childbirth. (Sniff.) I got rid of some other stuff too, but this was the most sentimental. The other stuff was some mismatched plastic bowls and plates, plastic kids restaurant cups, and some rancid unsalted peanuts and old marshmallows.

Now speaking of childbirth, you're are probably totally in suspense and wondering if my chocolate chip fertility magic worked.  Ok, so here's what happened....on day 28 (February 23) I took a pregnancy test and it was positive.  Yay, right? Well, it was a very faint line and you could only really see it under flourescent light and so I was skeptical, but hopeful.  I called my doctor to get a prescription for some progesterone because I needed it for my last pregnancy and I think it helped make George cute, so I plan to take it for future pregnancies. All was well for three days until I got the flu.  I had a low grade fever and I started spotting and then when my fever spiked above 101, I started bleeding. I took another pregnancy test and it was negative. I blame the flu, however, maybe I wasn't even pregnant.  I don't know. I'm not that sad about it, because it gives me a chance for a December baby, which I'm kind of excited about.  However, I wouldn't be surprised if I don't get pregnant for another year or so because there is a lot going on in our life right now with trying to sell our house and move to another state. Blahhgghh!  Not something I want to do with seven kids in tow, but I'm glad my husband has a job, and has a job that he actually likes. (Right now he is working remotely from home with some occasional travel to his job to show his face and prove he actually exists.) If we ever move, I really hope the new hospital gives me a water jug I can take home. 

Other stuff today.....

I wish I had a picture or movie of my husband digging and pulling our squatty dead palm tree out of the yard. It died last year when it snowed. My husband ended up using our small SUV to tow it out of the yard.  He didn't want to tell me what he was doing because he knew I might be mad. He did tear up the yard a little bit with the car tires, but it's good to get it out of there, I guess.  

Ok, I'm babbling now.....Happy Daylight Savings!


  1. NICE JUGS! :)

    you threw those out? I can't believe you!! What about your posterity? I got one for my first 3 births. Walter even got one when Winni was born. We love them! They hold so much water!! Then we got to the hospital with Maeli and they gave me a styrofoam cup! I felt cheated! We have had to throw our good cups away slowly (but they didn't have the year on them, that's cool)and we are now down to 1. :(

    Sorry about the flu and the possible pregnancy.If I ever find anything edible shaped like the male anatomy, I'll be sure to send it to you.

  2. Haha! Amber if you click on the picture, you can see that I used Picasa to put the year on the cups. That would be awesome though if the hospital put the year on them. It would definitely be a reason to not move and keep having babies here. I think you have convinced me to keep at least one. I would never throw them away. I just have them ready to donate. I have a very hard time throwing stuff away.

    And, yes, please send me any phallic food you might come across. Thanks! :)