Monday, 9 May 2011

Newsy news news news

I've made the title of this post sound like I've actually got exciting news to tell.  Not really.  Just a whole bunch of little things (maybe not even a whole bunch) to catch up on the three weeks I've not written anything.

First things first.  You can stop worrying about crazy Hel.  Crazy Hel went and got some drugs that turned her into "content with life" Hel.  My OB gave me a prescription for anti-depressants.  I sat on that prescription for three weeks, in the hopes that my good mood was here to stay.  As it turned out, it was not, so I filled that prescription and to cut a long story short, LQ is no longer at risk of being blamed for spots on the floor that don't actually exist, among other things.  Sure there are spots on the floor now, because "content with life" Hel is also "Don't Mop the Floors" Hel.  As a disclaimer:  I am completely aware of the risks of taking anti-depressants while pregnant, but as I have assured both Grandmothers of the fetus there was much reflection, praying and pondering on the matter and the pros outweighed the cons by a million miles.  The decision was not made lightly (although I speak light of the matter now).

Speaking of "don't mop the floors" Hel.  She comes in other varieties of "I don't do any housework" Hel.  Last night Dal tentatively brought up the possibility of having a cleaning day next Saturday.  I honestly thought he couldn't see the inch thick grunge that had built up behind the toilet.  Not to worry.  It will build up again after our spring clean.

"Creative" Hel has reared her wonderful head again, but "Procrastination" Hel keeps pushing her down. LQ just recently had her fourth birthday party.  I had wonderful, wonderful visions of many happy children being wowed by the awesomeness of LQ's Cowgirl party, but most of those visions never came to fruition.  I'm glad I had the foresight to order some party crap before it was too late.  It didn't turn out too badly.  I forgot to play some games I had organised to have and forgot to put out the "Wagon Wheels" (look it up yourself -Arnotts Wagon Wheels) that Mum had sent especially from Australia.  But because of my super drugs, I laughed about it instead of crying for three days and wondering if my child would be scarred for the rest of her life.

We find out in two weeks what the sex of the baby is.  Want to place bets?  The odds are good.

Well, I don't know about you, but I'm getting hungry.  It's time for "I don't make dinner" Hel to get to work.  I'm thinking of making mashed potatoes for LQ and calling it a night.