Chronicling The Comerfords

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Sad Day For The Little Ol'Ears...

So I'm a little bummed. I don't know how many of you have had the opportunity to experience Yahoo radio but it is AWESOME! You log in with your email address and password and you choose favorite artists, genres of music etc and you have your very own radio station. The station is also brilliant enough to suggest other songs you may like based on things you have chosen. Each song shows the title, artist and album and you rate it out of 5 stars. So while you may have had enough of Tiffany in the 3rd grade, you may still not be able to get enough of I Think We're Alone Now. You 1 star Tiffany, 0 stars for the album, but 5 stars on the song. I tell you all of this to say that I have literally spent more than 5 years perfecting my radio station. Since I have been typing I have heard Willie Nelson, Third Day, Robert Earl Keen, George Strait and Mandy Moore (she has a great acoustic version of Umbrella y'all would love). So, you love this idea don't you? Tomorrow it is all coming to an end! Yahoo radio is being purchased by some la-te-da group of folks and you will no longer have your personal station. They will have over 500 stations you can choose from, but not anicole1979! Maybe I am being a little preggo emotional, but this sucks! 5 years and the best radio station ever comes to an end tomorrow. My work day will just not be the same. Keep me in your thoughts tomorrow as it will be the last day of this wonderful relationship. :)

Good news... I had a FANTASTIC 30th Birthday (pictures and a post to follow) and I will be 12 weeks on Saturday!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

With and Without

Well, I have learned that being "with child" (such a hokey saying) has left me without energy. Seriously, I am pooped! The Hubby is at an employee and spouse dinner at this really awesome restaurant that we ordinarily would not go to because of costs AND yesterday I realized I could not go. What was more important you ask... NOTHING! I had a 5:30 Service League meeting followed by a 6:15 Charity Ball meeting and now I am at home eating leftover spaghetti. As I was driving home from my last meeting, feeling sick because I was so hungry, I realized that while I would have loved to eat a great meal, I am glad to be going home to get a bath and lay on the couch. Is this why pregnant women gain so much weight because they'd rather lay around than do anything else? Oh wait, I know why... because they are really cold and no matter how bad they feel they are determined to take a hot bath before doing anything else. So, they bring a bag of sour cream and onion potato chips with them to the bath tub! LOL I was really cold and really hungry and cold trumped hunger. I just needed the chips to hold me over for a few minutes until I could warm up myself and the leftovers.

Here's the deal. I am coming out of the closet to explain my lack of energy. You have all seen my house at one point or another and know the sickness I have of keeping it clean. I'm not sure when I developed this illness, but I think it was living in my 1st apartment in Athens. You know there is something absolutely fantastic about living on your own... you clean and things stay just where you left them! It really is magical. Anyway, the Hubby has been rockstar fantastic about pulling his weight plus some around the house these past few weeks. However, as the days go on I am falling down on the job. I have no idea why, but I'm about to give you a little glimpse into my clean little home... well, the home that was once clean...

Dirty Dishes... this DOES NOT happen at my house! You may ask if I have a dishwasher or if it is broken. Yes I have a dishwasher, a great dishwasher that is working just fine. I turned on the dishwasher Sunday night and on Monday after dinner there were still clean dishes in it. I decided it would be easier to hand wash the dinner dishes and unload the dishwasher later. Then I had a great idea to let them "soak for a while". 24 hours later they are still soaking and now I think the water is gross. So, I still have a full dishwasher, dirty dishes in the sink and I wasted a sink-full of over-priced lavender environmentally friendly dish washing soap.

What happens when you leave clean laundry in the dryer? Your husband takes it out to put something else in and leaves it on the chair. And what happens when you leave it on the chair? Patty Cakes makes it her bed. She is so stinkin cute that the clothes are still in the chair, but they will have to go soon. Wasting water to re-wash a load of clean clothes covered in cat hair.
What, my friends, do I want for my 30th birthday? A maid. Not necessarily full time, but just to get me back where I started. So, I'm now off to wash the dishes, really I am, or maybe stop by the couch and watch American Idol.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Where it all begins...

Ok, so the hardest part about starting a blog is where to begin, what to say. I have asked myself a thousand times why I want to blog and I'm still not quite sure. I absolutely love reading my friends blogs, but I really don't think my day to day is blog worthy. So, final answer... I'm doing it for me. I am in the middle of what is so far the most exciting part of my life and I just want to "Chronicle the Comerfords".

In 3 days I will be 30 years old and let me tell you, I am SUPER excited about it! Isn't it funny how life takes so many twists and turns? You wonder if you are ever going to find your way out of wherever you are, then all of a sudden you wake up one morning and realize God really does know what He's doing. On December 9th 2006 I married the most amazing man. Talk about God knowing what He's doing.. I could have never picked my hubby out myself. The past 2 years have been fun, crazy, stressful, blissful, frustrating and absolutely perfect. We live in a small town outside of a small town that's outside of Atlanta. We prayed for months for the opportunity to be here and here we are. It's not quite how we planned and we haven't fully "arrived" to our plan, but God is still working and life is good.

The Comerford's in true form (in love and silly)

On December 27th 2008, we found out that we are expecting our first child! I did not think I was pregnant (the hubby did) so while he was away watching football I took a test to prove him wrong. Then I took another test to prove the first test wrong. All 3 of them were right and I am now 10 weeks pregnant! Due to great anniversary gift and not really needing anything we had decided not to exchange Christmas gifts with each other this year. So I found it very ironic that we did indeed give one another a gift (I think it would have been cheaper to buy presents!) We are both so excited, we can't stand it. Some days it's overwhelming and I have been sick the past 5 weeks, but I have this sweet little feeling that it's all going to be worth it!

Telling Hubby "Looks like we got each other something for Christmas after all... Daddy!!"

So, that is a little about us and where we are now. I hope you continue to enjoy our journey (and ignore my grammar errors!) :).