RANDOM - Nope. I still don't like Sun Chips.
'Twas a good weekend.
Friday, I had the bright idea to do something more on the special side for my sweetie, mightyafrodite
, since it would be her birthday that following Monday, and we'd all be gathered up there together. I tried to make a dish called "Yassa." It's a Senegalese chicken dish which mightyafrodite
had mentioned in passing that she hadn't had since her college days and how she really loved it. Everyone (including her) seemed to be pretty pleased with it, but I'm one of those annoying people that's never really
happy with a task I've completed. Not really. crwilley
brought bratwurst (one of her favorites) and we all sat around being silly and being together, which is what it was all about. My dad and I even got a cheesecake for the finale.
Of course, we got French style and I should have gotten New York style since she likes New York style better and...
Saturday was a chill out day at home for the most part. I was feeling really tired, so I slept thru most of it. fmh
and my dad took the girls to the library and gave them a special treat of Mickey D's for the day. Hoku got some videos about animals (of course) and Malu has discovered "The Big Comfy Couch." The show stopped airing before Mally was around, so she never got to experience it. It was one of Hoku's favorite shows, and now Malu is thoroughly enjoying it as well.
Sunday, we went to mightyafrodite
's Mom's birthday celebration. Frankly, I was honored that we were invited. Her Moms is a wonderful person, and I'm honored that she seems to think of me as another one of her kids. Her celebration? Not a party, but a service at her family's church where her brother is the pastor. I'm not a church-goer myself, it's never fit in with my personal beliefs, but I was more than willing to go for The Moms. The service was actually good. There was lots of music, the pastor was a presence to be reckoned with and there wasn't that air of "if you don't believe in Jesus and the church you will die!!!1" We stayed after the service for a little bit and talked to some of the other parishoners. All of the women came over to ask when I'm due. None of them think that I'm going to make it to October 13, which is my due date.* mightyafrodite
's sister predicts October 1st. :p
After the service, The Moms treated everyone to lunch (Can you believe it? It's HER birthday, and she's taking others out to eat.) at this place called the "Golden Corral." It's one of those buffet-style restaurants. I love those places in general, but the GC has become my favorite. Oh man. I glad my appetite decided to kick in while we were there. For a while, I could barely get thru an entire meal, but Sunday? Three plates of food. I don't even care, because it was really good, and Ky and I were happy baby and mom afterwards. Then I went home and slept for two hours. :D
Good family, friends, food. S'all good.
*To be honest, that would suit me just fine. I am so
ready to have this baby. As long as he doesn't decide to make his entrance before Thursday (my 37th week mark and official full-term status), I'll be happy. I'm tired of being pregnant and I just want him to be here. Right now, I'm not getting myself worked up about labor. I don't worry about pain in general, it tends to make things more difficult when they come to pass...and worrying about it isn't going to do me a damned bit of good. I have no idea what labor is like. I just know it's going to be like nothing I have ever experienced. I leave it at that. But I'm ready for it to start...I want to finally hold Ky in my arms and see who he looks like. Watch him flex his fingers and toes and hear him wail like a banshee.
I'm just ready. My baby shower is scheduled for this coming Saturday, and as far as I know, it's still on. Even if it isn't, fmh
's mother, sister and sister-in-law will be coming down to bring the crib and mattress and dresser. They'll also get to see and spend time with the girls, which will be all good.
Okay, time for me to get up and move around. Ky has decided that he wants to practice his Tai Chi in my tummy again. :p