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Take a deep relaxing breath with me…….aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhh.

September 15, 2010

Yes, I am 38 weeks and 3 days pregnant. Yes, I am massive. No, I am not a ticking time bomb that is going to burst with baby at any second. My labors have historically been long so I don’t have any great fear of having two contractions followed by a newborn. All that silliness aside, my house is clean.

It is such a wonderful feeling to go from room to room and see clean, oh glorious clean, house. Every bathroom is spotless. The floors are tidy. I even had the gall to remove weeds and use the leaf blower to clear the driveway and front walk! I’ve made substantial progress with my husband’s use of the garage; his second MR2 is even parked in there. (It’s for sale.) It is quite relaxing to have everything done and simply be waiting on baby’s imminent arrival. The phone calls and email requests haven’t started yet, but here’s the answer in the short-term.

The kitchen looks great. On that note, the new electric range was delivered today. It replaced “Old Smoky” which had two functioning burners and a third which liked to spark at you should you be so brazen as to actually attempt to use it. Old Smoky also had two small fires to its credit. I was able to safely cook on three burners tonight for the first time in the better part of a year! Thrilling! I am even proud of myself for the reasonably decent deal I found on the range, plus my Upromise rebate! My first meal was a chicken and broccoli dish with a white sauce (Havarti, sherry, and Parmesan), baked sweet potatoes with cinnamon, and acorn squash. For dessert we had creme brulee. You’ll have to disregard the lack of nutritional profile on the product, but it does taste good and make enough for six reasonable portion sizes (or four larger portions if you have crazy pregnant people in your home).

We’re down to three cars from four. Two days after the purchase of the Freestyle, I was in an unfortunate three car accident which rendered the Civic totaled. All are okay, and the children’s car seats were replaced. When the gray MR2 sells, we’ll be down to two vehicles for the first time in many years! I was sad to say goodbye to my beloved Civic, as my spouse had picked it out for me. It had lovely blue sparkles in the paint, but it had taken some substantial abuse since the birth of our children.

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