You Get Coffee. I'll Have Another Bowl of Cheerios.


I think it's high time for a coffee date. Shall we? A smattering of random thoughts/life happenings. You drink your coffee. Meanwhile, I'll have another bowl of honey nut cheerios. I am going through about 2 boxes (family-sized boxes, I should add) a month. By myself.

Moving on.

// A few weeks ago, I came home from work to see this:
Jordan was nowhere to be found.

I said, "Jordan, come in here."
"What's up with the dishwasher? It's half empty."
"Oh. Yeah, I started to unload it, but then I did the top and got tired of standing."

So... okay. Apparently that's a thing. What I'm wondering is who he thought was going to finish the bottom half. Surely not me. I left the rest as a social experiment. It took him another full day to get to the bottom half.

// I did some DIY blog design over the weekend. Among a few smaller items, the biggest new feature is a brand-new navigation bar with drop-down menu items. I realize this took entirely longer than it should have, but isn't it pretty? I won't lie: I am really proud of it. If you hate it, just keep that joyful news to yourself.

// House update: it looks like a closing date of April 30 might actually be happening. The sellers have agreed to fix the roof! This is huge, people. I should probably be acting more excited about it, but the concept of owning my very own house where I will actually have a porch to sit on and walls to paint hasn't really sunk in.

Don't ask me if I've started packing yet.

HOWEVER, back to the roof thing... I will note that the roofers were supposed to come Monday, and so far it's rained for the past two days straight. So basically I've decided that precipitation hates me.

// Maternity clothes: I bought a few longer tank tops at Target last week, but I still haven't bought any maternity pants. This probably needs to happen soon. Every few days I have to retire another pair of pants because even the rubber band trick isn't cutting it.

Over the past week or so, random people have noticed the bump. Weirdness. I mean, do you realize the awkwardness of asking, "So when are you due?" if, in fact, they are not due for anything more than dinner later than night. There's no way that doesn't end badly.
A few days ago I decide to heck with pants, and I wore a swimsuit coverup with leggings and a cardigan (aka I looked like that five-year-old whose mother lets her dress herself). When I came home from work, Jordan said, "You look so pretty today! I really like your dress." HA! Nailed it. And people wonder why I'm not a fashion blogger.

// I'm still not sure if I've felt Baby Bum kick or not. Sometimes I think so, but then it's like up near my chest and I think that's probably a little high. The other day I SWORE I felt the baby move. I even shouted at Jordan to come into the room. Less than 2 seconds later I farted. So, yeah probably not the baby. I can't decide if this is a pregnancy problem or just a personal problem that only an antacid can fix.

My next appointment is a week from today, and hopefully it's as anticlimactic as all the others have been. Seriously, I get all worked up only to have the doctor in and out within 5 minutes. "You feeling okay?" Yep. "You have any questions?" Nope. "Okay, see you in 4 weeks." That is literally the extent of it. Apparently my pregnancy is not as exciting as I keep thinking it is. Which isn't a bad thing; it's just not what I expected.

// The Lady Okie blog turns 5 next month! I'm currently working on a reader survey, so please please come back and take it in a week or so. I absolutely love hearing what you guys have to say. If you're interested, see answers to past surveys here and here.

Okay, that's it for now. I've probably kept you long enough. We'll do another one of these soon, I promise. In the meantime, I wanted to share with you all a few lovely blogs that I've stumbled upon via recommendations over the past few weeks.

Coffee + Crumbs [A collaborative blog about motherhood. Beautiful, beautiful writing.]
Mich Mash [Her posts are hi-larious. That's all I'll say about it.]

Happy Wednesday!
Anonymous said...

Congrats on closing of the house! And trust your gut (no pun intended!) Baby Bum probably has moved as well.. maybe just not that time.. haha

Caroline {Virginia Sweet} said...

haha, I leave all sorts of social experiments around our house for my husband to catch...he walks right on by most of the time. Love it! Congrats on the house! Phew!

Bethany Carson said...

I like your new nav-bar! Awesome to hear about your house; I'll be hoping you get some sunny days in OK!

Bailie @ The Hemborg Wife said...

I once wore a nightgown that hits a bit above my knee with tights and a pull over sweater over it and it took Fredrik all day that it was my nightgown and not some skirt I got out of thin air!

shelleystirs said...

dress + leggings + cardigan = Shelley's work uniform. At my age, I'm not sure how much longer I can pull it off. But I work with ladies in their early- to mid- 20s, so there's that.

Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate said...

I wrote a similar post today only involving wine, not coffee or cheerios haha. That dishwasher story cracks me up- totally something Scott would do too!

Alicia | Jaybird: Home in Motion said...

I am guilty of doing that to the dishwasher, too! But in my defense, I usually half-empty it when my roommates are out of town, so I know I have at least a few more hours or days to finish. When I have the house to myself...well, I'm glad no one is there to witness my messiness. Also, I love those new Chacos! Very cool straps.

Sarah @ Sometimes Photojenik said...

I loooove these posts but then they're so hard to comment on because I have lots to say! First off... I LOVE your drop down menu. I saw it last night for the first time and was like I need to email her to find out HOW she did that because it is AWESOME. Not sure I'll do it right now but I would love to know how for future reference. From one DIY design blogger to another you should be way proud- you go girl! Secondly, I'm so excited for your closing date and I'll be praying! I must say I cannot wait to have my own walls to paint so i totally get the excitement there. I hope you feel baby bum soon and are sure of it and I'll be praying for another uneventful doctors appointment. So super excited for the reader survey! :D

Kate said...

I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT YOUR HOUSE! I hope everything goes smoothly from here on out. :)

Also, I'd be excited if Michael had unloaded even half of the dishwasher. Even more than that, if he had LOADED the dishwasher, I might pass out. He's not exactly the clean one in the relationship. Ha!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Love the drop down menus--good job!!

Brittany said...

I can totally identify with Jordan on the I'm-tired-of-standing-up thing. That is my life when hand-washing dishes. Someone once asked my mom when she was due while she wasn't pregnant, so there's that. Not good for the ol' self-esteem.

Erika @ All Things E said...

Awww I love this update! Coffee + Crumbs has been one of my favorite blogs to look at for a loooong time and I'm not even kind of close to motherhood. The writing is just SO GOOD.

Also, yay for your house! And your swimsuit cover-up maternity clothing - that totes warrants an #ootd on Instagram. ;-)

Sara Oss said...

LOL at the dishwasher. Our biggest struggle is laundry. To me, it's one fluid chore - clean things, fold things, put things away. Liam thinks it's three separate chores and can therefore span three days. My favorite thing is when I'll do the laundry, he'll ask where something is and I'll tell him it's away in the dresser/closet. His response is always "already?!" ... I'm convinced that he's just too ashamed to admit that he thinks clothes have feelings and don't like being put away.

Kayla MKOY said...

I love that he was like "you're so pretty today" -- "love that dress!!" Hahahah! Go you! You totally pulled that off ;) yayyyy for closing on the house. I'm glad they are fixing the roof and I'm praying for rain to stop so they can get started on it!!! So many exciting things.

Kristen said...

hahahaha @ the farting. hilarious. KC never loads or empties the dishwasher. I did an experiment once where i didn't load it and he just kept putting the dirty dishes in the sinks (2 sinks!!) and when that ran over, he put them on the counter. i gave up. he cleans the kitty litter, so i don't mind.

Sarah said...

Men. Hahhaha. When Blake doesn't know where something from the dishwasher goes he just puts it ON TOP of the cabinets. WHY?!

Unknown said...

Yay on the house/roof/drop-down menu/blogiversary/possible-baby-kicks!
And thanks for the coffee. I hope you enjoyed your Cheerios.

Erin LFF said...

LOL- I love that he loved your outfit. I wish we'd gotten a photo of it! ;) Jared always "LOVES" my hair after its been in a bun and I take it down and its all wavy and crazy. Not a cute wavy, like going 12 directions wavy, haha! So excited for you guys to close on your house!!!!

Courtney said...

Lol. My OB appts are the same. You measure fine. Good heartbeat. Bye.

I'm so excited about your house!!!

And pssh I can clear out a box of cereal in a WEEK by myself. Nom Nom Nom.

Cassie Lee @ Sage the Blog said...

I might kill my husband if he did that. He has a serious problem with follow through and this would kill me hahahaha

Unknown said...

I have the same Chacos!

The Lady Okie said...

hahahaha. MEN.
Good grief. That is kind of awesome but only because I'm actually crying inside.

The Lady Okie said...

When I get into my house, I'll probably do more outfit pics like that. But the lighting in the only spot in our apartment where I have a full-length mirror is completely useless. I think our house gets much better lighting! At least I hope :)

And seriously the Coffee + Crumbs blog is so beautiful. I was telling Jordan just last night that I wish I were a pretty writer. I'm really not, but reading that blog makes me wish! I think too because I read so much crap as an editor, I appreciate beautiful writing so much more.

Miss Nutralicious said...

I'm just happy to read that you are choosing honey nut Cheerios and not that plain cheerio crap. Wise decision. I knew you were smart.

The Lady Okie said...

So, for the dropdown menu, I found this AMAZING blog with the best tutorials!
I used this one to make my dropdown menu:
There were some things I had to tweak and fix regarding my own coding, and so I can't really help you with troubleshooting anything. The tutorial is pretty straightforward for the most part. I couldn't figure out how to get it to "lock" at the top of my blog, but I made a few different versions, and Jordan liked the one that was under my header the best, so that's what I did. DIY design can be a pain, but at the same time I'm saving $$ and learning so much! There's also the pride of knowing you did that yourself that's kind of fun.

Christina said...

Matt and I just argued over which of us is like Jordan. So, thanks for that. ;)

I love the menu. I could never figure something like that out on my own unless it was built into my template...which is exactly what happened on my website haha.

I've definitely done the cover up and leggings thing ...but I wasn't pregnant. Then my cover up ripped while I was in a fancy part of town. Definitely felt like a loser, haha.

I can't wait to see your blog posts about the new house. You will be blogging about the new house, RIGHT?!

Jena Roach said...

Looks like I've missed a hell of a lot. :) Look at you all cute and preggo. Congrats, friend!

P.S. A man who empties half the dishwasher is better than a man who doesn't empty it at all. ;)

Rachel said...

I can't imagine making a comment to someone about pregnancy if I didn't know for sure that they were pregnant. My childhood pastor, who is quite a character, when a waitress asked his 8 months pregnant wife when she was due, said to the waitress in the most confused manner, "What are you talking about? My wife isn't even pregnant!" The poor waitress felt so bad and he had to admit he was just being a joker and they gave her an extra big tip to make up for the mental trauma. :P That story alone was enough to convince me from a young age that there's not much good that can come from that question.

Michelle said...

Ahh thank you for the shoutout! You're too kind!! :)

Ha!! The dishwasher! That's hilarious. Also, I think we have the same dishes :)

Trying to figure out if the baby was kicking drove me crazy for weeks. I remember the first few kicks feeling like bubbles popping...which also feels like gastrointestinal distress ;)

My OB appointments were all like that, too. I always felt like I needed to have some question to ask or something to mention, but I never did. And I was always so anxious for those appointments. It makes no sense.

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

Good job on the Navbar! Hope the rain finally stops so you can get the roof fixed, so glad that worked out!!

Kristin said...

Many congrats on the house - and the drop-down menus :D You have every right to do a happy dance of some variety over a successful bit of coding. Coding that actually works is always worth celebrating!

Rach said...

It's multigrain cheerios for me, but I totally eat a couple of boxes on my own every month too. They're just SO good! They make for a great breakfast AND snack! ;)

Hooray for the house! That's wonderful news about them agreeing to fix the roof!