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I got a new livejournal for both Jay and I to use, more or less about daily life/baby stuff. It's jayandrobbin.livejournal.com. Add it if you like.

I don't think I'll be posting here much anymore if at all. Just doesn't seem me anymore. Maybe the new one will be. Fresh start and all that.


Our refridgerator broke a few days ago and I am STARVING!

On a Cruise to Freak You Out

When I grow up, I'll be stable
When I grow up, I'll turn the tables

I guess this was a weird realization for me today. I mean, I know I'm getting older and I have no problems with that at this point. There are no "scary" milestones on the immediate horizon like 25 or 30 or anything like that. But... all the bands I loved as a teenager (ie. Garbage) are "taking breaks" or completely breaking up. What kind of blasphemy is this?!

In case you LIKE Garbage as well, they just took a hiatus and are apparently planning to reunite for a fifth album. Still, I can't imagine. No Garbage? The day will come, and on that day, I will feel old and /emo. I guess I thought it was weird to see the Spice Girls, who I liked as a preteen, back together too. They all look older, more mature, have children ... it's just weirdness all over the place.

Anyway. Enough of that.

I have been on a huge Garbage and Within Temptation kick lately. Sharon den Adel and Shirley Manson are my official heroines. Sharon in the video "All I Need" (on YouTube) shows a serious amount of cleavage. As someone who just had a baby, I can say in all honesty if my boobs look that hot after I give birth I will be one happy mommy. Wow!

I ordered the crib and change table/dresser the other day from Sears. They will arrive on Feb 19th and Mar 5th respectively. They are a set and black in colour. They come in a sort of oak shade as well at Toys R Us, but according to several people on the web, the stain jobs tend to be a bit sketchy and don't always match. So we figured, how hard can it be to get black right? Plus, Toys R Us won't let you open the box, and they won't let you return the product if you have, so there's no guarantee we wouldn't get a shitty stain job (like the one on display in their store). Sears, on the other hand, doesn't carry the oak colour, but will open the box for you when you pick it up to make sure it's not damaged. Sears it is.

We also have a bedroom set, that is a sort of jungle theme. It has monkeys. I have decided that even if this child does not like monkeys, while it is small enough I will inflict my love of monkeys on it. The set is really cute, and really gender neutral, so we're hoping to be able to use it for more than one kid. I find it kind of surreal buying stuff for baby at this point, and sometimes I get really emo about it.

So yeah, jungle/rainforest themes abound for baby. On Wednesday we find out girl or boy, and I refuse to guess. I hope for a boy, but I'll be happy with either. I have set aside one of our drawers for baby stuff until the baby's own dresser and crib arrives and I can start setting up a sort of nursery for it. As of yet we have not figured out where we are putting baby.

I got a B+ in my anth 349 class, which was good. It was archaeology, which is my worst subject. I went in with an A, but because I deferred the exam so long and didn't study as well as I would have liked (I lost the drive to study after class ended and I got so sick) so I only got 66% on it. I'm done my phil exam as well - and the prof, bless his soul, brought me cheese because I wasn't feeling well, as well as water while I wrote it - but no news on the grade there yet.

So, that leaves me with one final exam to go, and that's on shaky ground yet. I don't know when it will be or how hard it will be or anything like that. It's take home and I haven't gotten all the readings yet.

I have been feeling especially nostalgic lately.

That is about all. I will post again on Wednesday and let you know if I know what we are having. Maybe one day soon I will also get photographs of my expanding middle. We will see.

PS - Macaire, move to Canada, please. I need someone to go to coffee and buy baby clothes with that will keep me from going emo.
I'll post to update soon, I promise! In the meantime, pixtures?

Macaire is SOOOOO Demanding!

So my BFFE asks me to post, so I post.

This probably won't be long, because like usual, I R SICK. I am having a nightmarish time with morning sickness. It's not even morning sickness anymore. It's 24/7 sickness. I'm missing a lot of school to stay home and lie around in bed so I don't puke my guts up all the time. Thrilling, I know. I just hope and pray that I don't bomb this semester that has so far started off with 2 A's and a B (stupid philosophy elective).

For the most part, I'm just really nauseous all the time, but for the first time ever last night I revisited my dinner in the most unpleasant way possible. I'm hoping it doesn't become the norm, but given how I'm feeling this morning, it probably will be. I'm hoping to talk to the doctor about it soon, but Monday frankly doesn't seem soon enough, especially with a presentation to do on Friday and my project partners to meet with tomorrow.

In any case, there is not a lot other than school and sick going on in our house. We went to my grandmother's birthday on Sunday, and this older woman (I am not sure what the relation is, exactly, but probably one of my grandpa's sisters or something) asked Jay what possessed him to get married so young. That's right -- asked Jay what possessed HIM to get married so young. She told him he didn't look a day over 18 when he told her he was, in fact, 27 years old. LOL.

So I'm the cradlerobber looks-wise, I suppose, and a sick one at that. Yay world!
Well, I'm back to working less now. What a relief.

I have been having an awful time with neck pain. I don't know why. I'm thinking I need to do some weight lifting and more aerobic exercise but I can't think of what to do that would help my neck. The worse my neck is, the worse my head is.

There is not much new here. We register tomorrow at 8. I'll post my classes for the upcoming year when I know them.
I'll be really glad when this week is over and I can get back to working less. This blows. I don't get any days off and I feel terrible.


Just as an aside, I got a facebook. Look me up as Robbin Abernathy. :)

Tired of Headaches

Recently I have been taking divalproex for my migraines/headaches. For a while it seemed to have been helping, but the last few days I've been back to having chronic headaches. Whether or not it is related to the eye infection or the cold, I don't know, but it has really been bothering me. It seemed to help so much for a while, why am I now reverting back to the old symptoms?

I'm going to give it a couple more weeks, wait until the cold is gone and see how it goes, but at this point I'm feeling a bit like I'm going to be changing medications again (for the third time).

I thought I had more to write about, but I guess I don't. I work today, and then of course all week. I might not continue to work at the Mayfair Naturalizer. I think I might just stick with Hillside, take a slight hour reduction, and have a little more time for myself.

I'm working on cleaning house and organizing everything, including our closet. I did the entertainment center too.

Anyway, I guess it's time to get ready for work. It seems as though it will be another day where I have to take tylenol just to get through it. This really blows.