Black Friday

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is often rumored to be the busiest shopping day of the year. It is a busy shopping day and marks the start of Christmas rush, but it isn’t the busiest shopping day of the year. The busiest shopping day of the year will normally fall during the last weekend before Christmas.

Brianna and I managed to make it through the day without shopping anywhere. Dr.’s orders, you know. This is good because I hate crowded malls. This is bad because it meant I missed the UT game and I had to pull the Christmas decorations out of storage and decorate the house. The tree is decorated, the stockings are hung, and the banister has its share of holiday cheer. The Jones’s are ready for Christmas it seems.


Early Contractions

See the Early Contractions (Thanksgiving 2002) set See the Early Contractions (Thanksgiving 2002) set.

Ready or Not. NOT READY

Thanksgiving: food, family, and a trip to the hospital. Something in this list is out of place.

Brianna started having contractions at my mom’s house, so we had to leave early so she could go home and rest. We tracked the contractions on the way home and they had a very rhythmic pattern, coming about once every 10 minutes.


Our Little Worker, B.

First Magnus awarded Brianna with “Employee of the Month” honors. Yeah!

Today is cooking madness day. I really like deserts. I made two Tollhouse Pies already and will make some chocolate chip cookies, a cherry pie (for Brianna), and Rice Krispies treats before the day is through. Tina came over and made a metric tonne of Pumpkin pies. She gave us one that was delicious. She also made a stealth pie with no sugar. I don’t think it tasted as it should.


Bed & Bath

We finished Hailey’s bed today. My mom gave us a twin bed to replace the full bed that was in Hailey’s room. Bri and I painted it white. Then we stamped pink, green, and purple butterflies, dragonflies, tulips, and lady bugs. We also painted haileys name on it.


Hailey's Economic Recovery Plan

Hailey has given up hope for politician induced economic stimulation. Instead, she has introduced her own [stimulation package][1].

Today phase one of three was completed by the generous people at Brianna’s employer. Hailey has much loot economic recovery.

Thanks Everybody!

[1]: http://target.com/targetgroup/giftregistry/giftregistrygiftlist.jhtml?grregid=011001066202115&grregtype=BB&DARGS=%2Ftargetgroup%2Fgiftregistry%2Flullabyclub%2Flullabyclubnamelistfrag.jhtml.1A&_DAV=


So I use this really great program called awstats to generate web-statistics for this site. Using this program, I can tell how much bandwidth I’m using, which pages people visit, their browser, country of origin, etc. One neat feature is * Search Keyphrases*. This is what people type into search engines to find my site. I have been visited by Yahoo and Google. They send people to my site based on these phrases. Note number 11.

  1. dingos
  2. 16 weeks gestation
  3. photographs week 10 fetus
  4. sonogram images at 18 weeks
  5. how my baby looks in the womb
  6. fetus 12 weeks test
  7. 18 weeks gestation
  8. fetus 11 weeks image
  9. garage door alignment
  10. sonagrams at 4 weeks
  11. how to steal a baby
  12. pictures of fetus at 11 weeks
  13. pictures dingos
  14. sonogram at 12 weeks

So I go to Google and try number 11. Number one and two of the results set point here.


Step 1. Move Money From Pile A to Bag B Step 2. ??? Step 3. Profit

It was announced today that our sector will have to take 10 days off by the end of the year not including the US Holidays already on the books. Why couldn’t they just speak in English and say you have to take off 5 days by the 20th of December and 3 during the end-of-year shutdown.

I’ve highlighted, in yellow, all the days I will have off in the next month on my calendar at work. I will not be working more days than I will be working. JOY!

I found this quote that describes me perfectly, I don’t remember where it came from.

anal, uptight, and permanently pissed off


Shopping on the In-ta-Net

I bought Hailey a bear from gap.com, I bought some other things too, but this was the only thing for Hailey. His name is Brannon. The Gap is an OK place to shop on-line, but they charge a little too much for shipping. I’m lazy and hate dealing with people so this is perfect for me. Ordered four items on Sunday night and by Tuesday they were on my doorstep. They sent tracking instructions but I didn’t bother to read them because I thought it was too early. I went outside to get something from the car and there on the stoop, was a FedEx package from The Gap.


Rounding Second, Heading to Third

The second trimester closes and the third and final trimester draws near, with it comes an updated time-line. Now we’re supposed to pre-register for the hospital and find a pediatrician. Why is every hospital brochure written in a condescending tone? Don’t they hire writers? Couldn’t they work on it? I have yet to feel a powerful kick from Hailey. The dog feels her when she lays on Bri’s stomach, but so far, I haven’t felt a strong kick.

Brianna has had her first weird craving: biscuits, gravy, and apple jam (all mixed together, at the same time).And, the very nice ladies at the Scottish Rite gave Hailey a UT bib. Very nice and unexpected.

[So it was Apple, not Strawberry Jam, it is still weird!]