Work has been a bit overwhelming and life is very fast paced. Last Saturday we had a few people over to watch the Ole Miss game on (insert game show voiceover) Our New 40" TV.
I helped host a baby shower for JJ and she received a lot of great stuff! Baby Warrington sure is loved. Then Sunday Chip and I went to eat at Lake Tiak-o-Khata in Louisville then onto Lowe's to grab a few around the house fixer upper things. I cleaned out Hill's closet to the best of my ability and we took a ton of stuff to the attic.
So it was a productive, expensive weekend, but my "nesting" is going well and Chip has been humoring me for the most part by helping me out. EXCEPT when I asked to talk about Christmas. He refused to talk about something that is 3 months away. He continued to pick on me and say "Let's plan a July 4th party." "Let's talk about Easter" He's such a punk. This was serious to me and he wouldn't listen so I did all I knew to do......cried. Tears streaming down my hormonal face asking 'Why won't you help me?' 'We are having a baby and I can't shop come December.' Long story short, I called Meryl and Jane Claire and we got it figured out in like 2.5 seconds.
This week has been alright, my feet have been swelling, that translates to I've been really busy. Monday I worked then taught my class, which is going really well. Tuesday I worked then had a 2 hour Junior Auxiliary meeting. I am excited about this years fundraiser "Denim & Diamonds". It will be a lot of fun with good food, the Royal Court, auction items, and the band Crossin' Dixon! It will be my first soiree after Hill comes so I will be looking for a baby sitter.
Ha! How funny and weird. Any takers? I'm use to calling someone to come let the dogs out and feed them, but now I have to worry about someone to actually take care of Hill, like 24-7 not just check in on him 2-3 times a day to tt / poopoo.
Yesterday, Wednesday, I finished up laundry, cleaned the bathrooms, changed the sheets on all the beds, did all the dishes amongst other things because we have / had company coming. I say it like "have / had" because the guy that took over Chip's office in Alabama once he left and his wife were coming to stay with us to go to the Ole Miss vs. Alabama game on Saturday. Plans changed, but keep them in your prayers. Shon's wife is pregnant with their first child and started spotting. The baby seems to be ok, but they don't know what the underlying problem is. So needless to say she won't be traveling across state lines to go to a football game.
Our other weekend guest that will arrive tomorrow is, Chip's buddy Frank Belk who is coming from Oxford to get away and hang out. Chip is going to Oxford on Saturday to the game and Frank is just going to chill over here at the house. What about me you ask? I'm so glad you've asked!!
Hill and I are traveling to Texas today!
Yup! Today we get to go see Mama Lou and Uncle Jason and MiMi and Aunt May May and our soon to be twin friends in my friend Christy's belly, Joey & Molly! I am so excited to be able to see life long friends Beth and hopefully Julie, who even though it's been 100 years since I've seen them we keep in touch and will always be my family. Papi will be in Mexico, but we will see him soon enough.
I have been looking forward to this weekend since the day I planned it months ago! I knew that I had to travel home since Hill was going to be here soon and also I'd be rapidly growing and Southwest Airlines may have made me buy two tickets to fit my rump and not just one. I am so excited because I leave today for Houston, my mom will pick me up and we will do a little shopping. Tomorrow we will go get pedicures....these feet are screaming for attention! Meredith will come to town around lunch and we will hang out because Saturday we will head to Houston to shop for her wedding dress! I think Beth will be there and I saw that Julie flew into Texas yesterday so I hope she will be there too! What a fun fantastic day for all of us! I absolutely cannot wait!
Sunday I'm not sure what the plans are, but some where between Friday and Sunday I plan on hanging out with my brother Jason and seeing my gestating, bed resting friend Christy. I fly back Monday and dive back into reality on Tuesday.
I am so excited about this trip that I haven't once thought about the flight. Unfortunately I can't have my routine crown and coke pre flight, so I just have to calm myself mentally. Most of you know me and how I've NEVER minded flying until September 11, 2001. For those of you that don't know I was flying from Houston to New York on September 11th before they closed down the airport before I could leave. I guess it's the thought of what might have been that gives me the freak outs, but whatever. Honestly, I don't think I'm scared of a terrorist attack on my plane, but the going down or the crashing part. I've flown six thousand times since then, twice overseas, but the traumatic jitters are still there. BUT with that said, technically this is Hill's first flight and he needs to get use to it because he has to visit Texas a lot and we are not driving 9 hours in a car often. So this is it. Snap out of it Rachel!
Ok friends and family! I will talk to you guys upon my return next week! Pray for a safe calm flight to and from Texas. Love you all!