I'm still here. I feel crappy so I haven't been up to much. I joined my church's new exercise group, Tuesdays and Thursdays for an hour, it does feel nice to be at least a little active instead of just laying around like a lump ALL the time. I do the bare minimum around the house. Which has revealved to me that Dh DOES actually have standards of housecleaning, they're just lower than my (usual) standards that I don't ever see them. But he has been cleaning! It's kind of marvelous.
Dh found pears for 40 cents a pound, so we canned them on Friday after the baby went to bed. It was messy but very satisfying. I've never canned anything myself before that. (If you remember, I was NOT involved in the Tuna Canning Adventure and all its grossness.) Saturday we went to buy more pears and apples from the little place he found. The pears will ripen up over the next few days and by Wednesday or Thursday should be ready for canning. Approx 20 lbs made 16 pint jars. But a piece of advice if I may: clean up syrup before it hardens into a sticky mass on your counter. Ha ha Oops.
I've been working my way through the Rei Shimura series by Sujata Massey (that link is to the first book in the series). They are mysteries about a Japanese-American girl living in Tokyo and I find them very interesting, since I knew basically nothing about Japanese culture before starting this series. I just started the seventh in the series. I just finished The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon which was delightful. I almost wish I had waited two months until the fall rain was well underway to read it, because it's that kind of curl-up-with-in-your-bed-while-it's-pouring-rain-outside book.
My first appointment is a week from Friday and yes I am so annoyed that the first appointment available on a Friday was when I will practically be done with my first trimester. Bleh. HMOs. I needed a Friday appointment because that way Dh can come with me and won't have to take work off (he always has Fridays off).
As you may or may not remember, Dh and I are opposed to following shows when they are actually on tv, as we don't like our schedule being dictated by the tv and we hate ads and we love being able to pause. Also, we are too ghetto to get a Tivo. So we just avoid newspaper articles about shows we like (accidental spoilers) and then just add a entire season to our queue once it comes out on dvd. This is how we are only just now watching season 1 of Heroes. But we are in love. We have been watching it every night. K and her husband are also ghetto and they are watching Heroes at the same time as us. So we can talk about the show without feeling totally lame because everyone else knew all about it like 7 months ago or something. Ha ha