Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Today is the waiting game. Waiting for the dealership to finalize the paperwork on my new car. Waiting to hear back from my supplier to see if I can get a replacement on my color laser printer that (I've apparently only had since May 2010) (I swear I've had it longer than May 2010, but Jamie's only ever ordered 2 of them, one for me, and one for my office at work, so mine at home has to be the earlier ordered one, though I feel like I got it way before then). My printer started with a simple paper jam just before we left for vacation. I thought I took out the jam, but every other sheet was still jamming. I thought maybe there was a spec of paper stuck somewhere where I can't see it. So I finally got around to bringing it in today to have one of my guys look at it. Well, there's nothing inside, but now it's telling me there is an error with the yellow ink toner cartridge. We put in a new toner, still doing it. So there's got to be a problem with the the contact or something. We tried cleaning it out with air, thinking maybe there was dust. Still showing the same error. Anyhow, I tossed an email to my supplier, (since that's my job at work anyhow) and I am waiting to hear back from them. Not sure what our warranty period is with this specific supplier on printers. If they reject it (outside of warranty period) then I'm going to just set up a return/servicing request with the manufacturer, it's no problem at all. Just upsetting that I have to be without a printer for a bit. For now, anything that I do need printed, I've been emailing myself at work, and printing there.

Besides waiting for the finalization on my new car, and to hear about my printer, I just feel like I've been doing a lot of waiting lately. Since being diagnosed with full placenta previa, I feel useless. I can't lift. I can't bend. I can't do this. I can't do that. It's nice having Jamie help out a lot more with the chores (we used to share them), but now all I'm doing is the laundry (he's carrying the baskets up and down the stairs though, I'm not doing any lifting, don't worry). But I feel useless. It sucks. I feel like I'm getting bored of not doing much.

I tend to not be a very patient person. I'm working on it. I think by the end of this pregnancy, maybe I'll learn some patience. Maybe that's actually a good thing.

Mackenzie moved up to the next class next Wednesday. I can't believe my baby is growing up! He really is turning into a real little man, and is far from my baby anymore. Sean will stay in the class he's in until sometime late spring/early summer next year (due to when his birthday is). He's got 2 "school years" left at the daycare. Either I'll have a 2-3 month overlap with 3 kids attending the same daycare, or baby number 3 will take Sean's spot (guaranteed) when Sean starts kindergarten (not sure if it's late August 2012, or early September 2012). Either way, if I don't get a spot at 18 months for baby number 3, he'll start around 20-21 months in September 2012 for sure.

I've been making progress on my Destroyed Cowl, I should have it done very soon. I think my next picture of it will be a finished one. It's so super hard to photograph it, as right now the edges are just curling up.

My nephew's 8th birthday is coming up. Sadly, I think my boys will be attending the party (out of town) without me this year (due to my placenta previa with this pregnancy). I can't figure out what to get my nephew this year, though, I think in addition to whatever I do get him, I'll knit him (providing there's enough time) this Robot hat. For his 6th birthday, I knit him this Skull hat, and he loved it. This past winter I saw that it was over loved, and had some holes in it. I think I'll knit him a new one. I have some Cascade Superwash that would be perfect for it. Must get on that. But what do I get him to go along with the hat? Anyone with an 8 year old have any suggestions? If I can't figure it out, I think I'll speak to my in-laws to see what they are doing for him. I don't have any 8 year old boys (yet)... so I have no idea what they are into these days.

Besides knitting, I've been reading too. I am working my way through the book, not as fast as I'd like but I'm getting there. I am still really enjoying this book though. I can't wait to see how it ends. I would say that I am just over half-way finished. (Can't remember what page I was at last). Definitely not my usual genre of books that I read, but I am glad that I decided to try this one out. I will be doing a review of the book once finished.

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Well, I'm off to go read some more in bed before falling asleep. I've been getting a good amount read lately as I've been going to bed quite early (from what I'm used to). I'm usually a night owl, but with 2 toddlers and being pregnant, I find myself extremely exhausted at night. Time to start a new routine, I think. It's overdue.


Tara said...

Isn't it funny how we dream of having time off to just do nothing, but after a few days of it we start to freak out? Right now I just want to spend the day knitting in my pajamas and drinking tea, possibly eating scones. But that'd get old after a while, I guess... NOT! :)

Big Girl Feet said...

Aww that's crappy about being slowed right down but think of all the knitting you can get done! And your sweet hubby to help you too.. :))

What about books or music for your nephew- or a gift certificate to buy some of his choice?

g-girl said...

waiting sucks. i'm not a good waiter either. i can stand being in a classroom full of kids but if i have to wait longer than 10 minutes in the real world (and I don't have anything to do), I'm a mess. lol. hang in there..i know it's a long time but you have to take care of yourself! a robot hat would probably be cool..is he into pokemon?

Amelah said...

I am like you - not a very patient person either! Glad Jamie is helping out more! Enjoy it while it lasts LOL! Sit back! I know though, it is nice for the first little bit..but after a while you will get antsy! Feel like you should be doing more! Just remind yourself, it is for the best! Knit more! Read mroe and sew more!!!