Yesterday, Stephen’s alarm went off, and I curled up to cuddle with him some before he got up. He wrapped his arms around me and said, “One month.”
With an estimated due date of June 15, yesterday was the one month…pre-birthday? What is that? If there’s a word for it, I’m attributing my lack of knowledge to Pregnancy Brain.
I felt like doing something with this last month of non-parenthood, commemorating each day with…something. But I’m kind of at a loss as to what. I mean, I pretty much do what I want to do most days. I wish I could say “Pamper myself every day,” but pampering to me is mostly baths (I don’t have a bathtub) and pedicures (I can’t reach my feet), so that doesn’t really work.
I started looking into 30 day challenges – most of them deal with fitness (not happening right now) or photography (not a lot going on around here, I fear most days would be photos of the sun at or near the horizon) or things I already do, like journaling or reading or writing every day. I still have some things to do pre-baby, but they are things that take more than a day to finish.
Then, today, perfect timing, my friend Jen tagged me to answer 11 questions.
So I decided to spend the next 30 days, or however many days until Baby J is born, blogging. I’ve always wanted to blog every day, but motivation and blog topics have not been on my side. To combat the topics issue, I will randomly pick topics from challenges I find online. Some days may be photos. Some days may be flash fiction. Some days may be more journal type entries. You never know what you’re gonna get.
And when I miss a day, I guess that means I’ve had the baby. So that will be my motivation to blog every day – because if I miss a day, I’ll have people asking questions.
So, first up, with 30 days left, answers to the 11 questions Jen asked:
1. A is for…? Ankles, which currently have tennis balls attached to them. Under the skin.
2. What did you eat for breakfast? What do you wish you had eaten for breakfast? As usual, I had an apple for breakfast. I wish I had had French Toast – kind of been craving it lately, since making it a few weeks ago.
3. How do you take your coffee? Unbrewed, and preferably not within 25 feet of me. Not only do I not drink coffee, I don’t like the smell of it.
5. How would you characterize your decorating style? Nonexistent, especially now, living in an apartment and not wanting to buy a bunch of things that we’ll just need to cart back to the US in a year or two.
6. What’s one blog or website that you never miss reading? I read all my blogs through a Reader, so I don’t normally go to any blog every day. I do check the YLE news site every morning, followed usually by facebook and pinterest.
7. What’s your go-to meal to prepare when you’re having people over for dinner? I don’t think I have one. I have people over often so I can try something new.
8. You are granted three wishes. What are they? Forgetting the money, health, and World Peace wishes… I wish I could run again without knee pain. I wish I could finish writing a damn book. I wish I had some artistic (drawing/painting) skills.
9. If you had to give up salt or sugar for the rest of your life, which could you live without? Sugar. Definitely. I am a salt fiend. I put salt on sweet stuff to counterbalance. 🙂
10. What is the weirdest thing you believed as a kid? Two things, actually. One, I believed North was actually vertically up. I grew up in the hills of Southern California, so we were always going up and down hills, and I thought when we went uphill we were going north. Two, I thought the stars were kept in the water tower at the edge of town during the day, and at night the roof of the tower opened up and let the stars out.
11. End of the world scenario – which do you prefer: vampires or zombies? Why? Zombies. They’re supposed to be slower, right? Easier to get away from.
I’m not going to tag anyone else, but if you want to answer these questions on your own blog, please link back here to let me know!