1. He's never cranky. I can always count on a consistently happy husband, (except for when there are bad drivers around or lots of traffic, I think Steve and Hailey have rubbed off on him)
On saturday morning, taylor and I also decided to go out in search of a changing table. We headed to the D.I. and got there right as it opened and we found one! It was a second hand store miracle. And we are darn lucky we got there early because word on the street is that stuff like that never lasts long at the Provo D.I. So we bought a white changing table for $25, we thought it was a little pricey for the D.I. but we bit the bullet and we are quite happy with our purchase. We cleaned it up and put it in the room and covered it with all the toys and stuffed animals we own. It has shelves on the inside and we are going to go buy some baskets to put inside. we love it and we hope baby does too.
I'd like to say we are now a bit more prepared for the arrival of a child, but really I think we are going to need a heck of a lot more than a changing table. We really hope it doesn't come sooner than later. We have too much to do before June! We are however prepared for winter, we do have blankets! Thank you grandma Oswald! It's weird to think that my grandma is going to be a great-grandma to this baby, great grandmas are wonderful! and we love the blankets and all the bright colors. They will come in handy in Buffalo! thank you thank you thank you.
Today, I saw one that resembled this puppy. Thank goodness there was a sturdy chainlink fence inbetween us, or else I might not be typing this right now. The one today did have one green eye and one brownish/blue eye. I hope our child gets that allele.
This is never a reception I recieve. I walk around with Laney's iPod in, listening to classical literature or the Wicked soundtrack--to drown out at least some of the monotony of the day. Drowning out the monotony also drowns out the approaching canine, and being the jumpy person that I am, I am quite often startled by a large bark coming from the other side of the fence. If Laney saw me, she would just laugh and laugh at my jumpiness. It happens rather frequently. If dogs received me with this cute smile, I might be less jumpy. Probably not, though. None of the dog's I've seen can play the didgeridoo.
I usually see dogs that look like these
Luckily I have only been bitten once. I guess it serves me right for just watching a dog bite my companion and I did absolutely nothing to stop it and just laughed once it happened. I told the risk manager and he said that if it ever happened again, I should call him and he would have the dog tested right then and there. Thankfully, that hasn't happened again, but I have come close a few times. Just last week this lady says to me, "Oh, they won't bite you, but they don't like men, and they don't like sudden movements" and then I trip on my big feet and kick the dog in the face. Well, I felt a little canine canine (if you know what I'm sayin') on my toes, but luckily not that much. It was close. When I did get bit, the owner was standing right there, but didn't really care. No worries though--I'm not foaming at the mouth...yet.
One of my observations about dogs is that dog owners tend to find each other. There are neighborhoods in Lehi that are STOCKED with dogs--every house having at least 2. Bark bark bark bark bark bark bark bark!!! It seriously like working in a pound. And others, similar to the one I worked in today and yesterday have narry a dog in sight or sound. And the one's that are there, are just so well mannered. I'm a fan of well mannered dogs. I'm also a fan of cool sounding dog names. I met a dog yesterday named Diesel. I really like that name, and contemplated sharing it with Laney as a possible name for the newest one, but then realized that it is a better suiting name for a dog than a child. I mean, how do you shorten that, Esel? Sounds like easel. My child will not be called after an art supply. Additionally, I wouldn't want a constant reminder of my diesel gas escapade in Luton. Ah. So, needless to say, if we consider ever having a dog, we just might consider the name Diesel.
Yes, dogs and I are becoming acquinted. Even more so now that I'm frequenting more and more backyards. Can I be the first to say that whoever decided to put power lines in the back of people's yards was definitely NOT thinking of me.
We hiked a bit and enjoyed the sights, we saw petroglyphs and met lots of europeans, we ate at strange little utah restaurants, and we enjoyed each others company. We only stayed overnight but it was a perfect little weekend away, we got a little bit of sun and I ate my favorite cookies, Keebler Rainbow Chip. (I only get them for road trips and special occasions). We highly recommend a trip to Capitol Reef to all.
I don't have much to blog about but we are in desperate need of a new post. Taylor and I are heading off to Capitol Reef National Park this weekend for some hiking and camping, so hopefully we can post some great pics on Sunday but until then, you won't be getting much.