Why am I doing this?

Thursday, June 30, 2005



Checkout this article. Stuff like that is mind-blowing to me. To think that a catfish can get that big?!?!

I drop everything I pick up or knock down anything I touch. Beware!! I am dangerous.

I am still pretty grumpy, so I am going to spare you all the agony and keep it short. Friday is almost here.

Sucks: Needing a vacation like there is no tomorrow and not being able to take one because you have to save your time for maternity leave.

Awesome: Watching flowers you planted grow and get big. Being married to my husband.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Lack of sleep

I cannot sleep. So if you wonder why I have been cranky and whinny lately, that is why. I know it is no excuse, but I am REALLY tired. I know, I know (seriously) this is where everyone says, wait, it will get worse! I understand, but it still doesn't change the fact that I am pooped right now.

Today the raw temperature is supposed to be close to 100. I am VERY THANKFUL for air conditioning. I honestly feel very sorry for those that do not have it or cannot afford it. I am not sure I will be able to afford my bill, but I just can't be without it right now.

Last night we bought the paint for the baby's room and the curtain rods. I hope to get started on that by the end of this week.

I start school again a week from today. I am not looking forward to being in class two nights a week for 5 hours a night, but it is only for 4 weeks. Also, when I am done with that, I will have ONE MORE CLASS to take before I graduate!!! That is very exciting.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Wow, some things/people are ignorant...

Headline and article on ABCnews.com:

Group to Sue Dairy Over Weight-Loss Claim
Doctors Group, Vegan Diet Advocates, to Sue Dairy Industry Over Claim Products Aid Weight Loss

I have an idea...eat a well-rounded diet and exercise or SHUT UP!!!!!!!!!!


Why is Jason always tired?

I will let you ponder that thought for a minute...

Ok long enough. Yep, that is the first thing I hear out of his mouth in the morning, when he gets home from work, and at least a few other times throughout the day. I think he has nothing better to do but to be tired - that is just my opinion though. (I still love you anyway, babe!)

I really am thinking about stopping this blog. I find that every time I start a new entry I have this overwhelming urge to COMPLAIN. I love to complain, but I HATE listening to people complain all the time. Suck it up, life is not that bad. So, now I am forcing myself to write one good thing on each entry. I will finish with that each time.

So remember one of my first posts - how I used to think that I was abnormal and then realized I was normal in an abnormal world? Yes, the feeling is still there and now more than ever. In fact, I realized why Jason and I found each other. We are so not like too many people. We are seriously loners sometimes. (I'm a loner Dotty; a rebel.) Not in the sense of being physically alone, just alone in terms of the thoughts and convictions we have. (I am sure this makes no sense to anyone - but it sounds right in my head.)

Anyway, I guess that is enough senseless pondering of nothing for the day!

One thing (or two) I am thankful for...start with the obvious...a great husband and a baby boy on the way!!

Monday, June 27, 2005

Ate up and such...

Well it is official, I am ate up! This weekend did me in. Heaven forbid I would listen to my husband when he told me to stay at the house and not sit out in the 1 million degree heat for hours to watch a bunch of guys in spandex race their bikes. (I guess his bull-headedness has worn off on me.) Actually, I have had such a good pregnancy (knock on wood) that I still feel like I can do normal activities I am used to. Not the case. Please learn from my mistakes if you are expecting. Take it easy and pamper yourself. Which brings me to my next rant. Besides my husband and few select others, most people I know are not too considerate of the fact that I am pregnant. I know it all comes back to me - I am extremely thoughtful and considerate (most of the time) so I expect the same from others and we all know that does not happen.

Just to totally publicize this, I got the most beautiful ring from my husband for my birthday. Sometime I will figure out how to put a picture of it up and show you all. It rocks!!! It is honestly the most beautiful thing I have ever seen - it fits who I am to a tee. Thank you baby!!

It is suppose to be hot again this week. I will most likely become a recluse. Enjoy!!

Thursday, June 23, 2005

You say it's your birthday....

it's my birthday too-yeah!! Finally, the big day has arrived. The only problem is everyone keeps thinking I am 30 this year (Karen)!! I am only 29. Give me another year to come to grips with the fate of the big 3-O!! Anyway, I hope to enjoy this day 100%!! I am going to have a pedicure this afternoon - heaven!! Thanks to Leslie for inviting me. I think we are going to eat at the new Brew Pub in town tonight. I heard it was good. The past few years I have had to go to school on my birthday. Not this year.

Last night Jennifer and Eric came over for dinner. Eric took Jason to Lowe's because we needed his truck to haul some stuff back home. I appreciate him doing this for us - since we have no way to haul big items. I guess I could make Jason carrying it home from Lowe's, or better yet, we could put it on the roof of the KIA and drive home holding on to the stuff...that would be hot!!

I feel sorry for animals. (If you know me at all, I am a BIG softie when it comes to animals.) They don't know better 99% of the time. I saw a turtle trying to cross 63 this morning. I sure hope he made. Poor little fella, weren't no bigger than a squirrel.

I do believe the baby is starting to move down. I would give reasons, but that would be too much information for a blog entry. Stop me and ask me if you want to know - for those of you that have had children, you know what I am talking about.

Breakfast time!!! Have a good day! :-)

Wednesday, June 22, 2005


That is the only way to describe the weather now. I walked yesterday afternoon and boy was it terrible. I am not sure how I used to run in this weather?!?!

Last night we went to El Maguey with Curt and Krista. They are back from their honeymoon and it sounds like they had a great time.

Tonight, Jason and Eric are going to buy the paneling for the bathroom. I am hoping to get it cut and put up by next week. That will mean the toilet and sink can go in!!! (No more having to walk upstairs in the middle of the night to use the bathroom! Seriously, I worry about falling coming back down the stairs - it is the middle of the night after all.)

I know these are getting extremely boring, but hey, that is me anyway. (Actually, I am not sure how exciting they were when I first started.) I know I need to improve the site, but you know, I can't seem to find time for anything!!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2005


I actually slept pretty good last night. It wasn't enough to make up for the lack of sleep the past month, but still a little relief. So now I am sitting here in that "I had a good nights sleep daze" trying to snap out of it.

I went to the Dr. yesterday afternoon, was literally in and out in 10 minutes. Nothing new to report.

Jason and I went to Lowe's last night to buy some small items for the bathroom and to pick out paneling. We also looked at paint colors for the baby room. I think we found some we liked.

I think we are going to get Mexican food tonight - shocker!

Yes, that is it. Pretty boring stuff for today.

Monday, June 20, 2005


That is me. I spent a little too much time in the sun this weekend. It was good, because it all involved large bodies of water (so I stayed cool), but needless to say, my white body could not handle it. This afternoon I go to the Dr for me bi-weekly appointment. Today marks the two month countdown till the baby is scheduled to arrive. I thought this pregnancy was going so slow until I got here. Where did the other 7 months go?

We went to St. Joseph Friday afternoon after work. A girl I went to HS with got married on Saturday. I got to see my dearest friend, Elisha and her baby Elijah. He is getting so big!! He is almost 3 months old already.

We came home late Saturday night and bummed around Sunday morning. We went to Tipton with Jon and Leslie that afternoon. He grandpa lives on a beautiful lake out there. We swam and ate. Jason and Jon fished. They had no bites except for a tree!!

Today kicks off my birthday week. Not that there are any festivities planned, but the countdown is on. I am thinking I need to celebrate on Friday too, because I was actually born very late on the 23rd. Actually, I think I should block off the whole month of June, but I don't think that would fly.

My goal this week is to get the rest of the supplies bought for the bathroom and get to work on it. This bathroom will be done by July if it means I have to do it myself. (Hell or high water comes to mind.)

Have a good Monday!!!

Friday, June 17, 2005

At a loss for words

Yes, that is correct. I am at a loss for words this morning. Maybe I am fried from this week. Summer is more of a less busy time at work (notice I say "less" busy), but this week I felt like I have worked my tail-end off!

I am really getting anxious about upcoming events. My mother always told me not to wish away time, but I have found myself doing it a lot lately. Do you ever just feel like you life is on hold and you are waiting for it to begin? Don't get me wrong, I am happy, just not content.

The weather is suppose to change and get hot and humid. I knew it was coming back again! Of course this break we have had did not seem too "cool" to me.

Last night we went to Flat Branch to eat dinner. Can I say Smoke-free!!! They went smoke-free in May and it was so delightful to eat there. I really applaud them for doing this. Then we trekked down to the Twilight Festival downtown. Same as last year - packed streets, rude people, and nothing that cool to see. We did however get to see Ethan with his band. We stopped to watch them for a few songs and I was pretty impressed. They were good!

Anyway, have a good weekend everyone!! Happy Fathers Day to all the dads!

Thursday, June 16, 2005

Cross Walks

People, use the cross walks! That is what they are there for. Don't try to cross in the middle of the street and then look at me all snotty when I do not stop for you. I stop for people in cross walks - that is the law. I use cross walks!!

One week until my birthday!! I will be a whopping 29! Yes, one more year until the big 3-0!!

I took Jason to work this morning. He took his bike and he is riding home. I enjoy having him ride to work with me in the mornings. It is nice to have that extra time with him.

I am going to attempt to do some more painting on the bathroom this evening. I am guessing that is the only thing that will get done on it this week. I start summer school in two weeks, so hopefully it will be done by then.

If you see Jason, call him Petey.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

I have a cat that likes to eat everything

Yes, that is right. My youngest cat, Oscar, likes to eat things. Along with his food and treats, he also eats boxes and bags. He is currently eating a Fisher-Price box. I swear he is a dog stuck in a cats body. My oldest cat, Bailey, is just the opposite. She is 100%, snotty cat.

Yesterday when I got home from work, I walked with Jennifer M. It was nice to get to see her and chat with her. It was a little hotter than I thought it was!! I think we are going to walk again today. I can't wait until I can run again.

I picked up Jason after the tight-pants ride and we went to, that's right-you guessed it, ElMaguey!! If you don't know, Jason and I eat Mexican food a lot. In fact, it has sort of become a joke.

When we got home, our garage door broke! That was awesome!! I love being a homeowner. It is so much fun to always have things breaking and having to repair them. I know that is a minor problem, but is a still a problem thrown into all the rest of the things we need to do around here. I think you all know by now what I am refering to. ;-)

Today is Wednesday - thank heavens!! Tomorrow is one of my co-workers birthday, Gerrit. So offically, mine is 8 days away. Enjoy your day!!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Been away for a while, but still the first to update...

I figured someone should update their blog...

Friday, Jason and I headed down to Rolla to begin the Kippenberger wedding festivities. Friday night was rehearsal which went smooth and then back to Curt's parents for the dinner. It was very nice. After many left, I went to bed and left the boys up and from what I hear, they had a GOOD TIME!

Saturday, I drove back to Jefferson City for a wedding shower for Leslie. It was a very nice party and I had a lot of fun (minus the drive to get there - rain and a two lane road). Jason went to help set up at the reception site and did other things to get ready for the wedding. I got back to Rolla about the time the boys were leaving for the church. I must say, those boys were a good-lookin' bunch!! I finished getting ready and of course, it began to pour rain. I finally made it to the church to start my duties as book keeper. The wedding was beautiful!! Sarah M and I cried our eyes out! (I never cried at weddings before I got pregnant.) Now, off to the reception... Fun times getting to see everyone. I especially enjoyed meeting Matty R's girlfriend, Natalie. So it got to be almost midnight, Jason and I got the hair-brained idea to go a head and drive home. We finally arrived home about 2 am. Way to late for the both of us!!

Needless to say, Sunday was a LAZY day. Exciting news though...we put in a pool!! Just kidding, we bought a kiddy, blowup pool so I could sun my fat body in some cool water. (Yes, picture a beached-whale. I will check with Butthead, maybe I should invite Fish over to sun with me.) Anyway, now Jason and I make all kinds of jokes about our pool. We are even thinking of having a pool party!! ;-)

Pregnancy update: The past 3 or 4 days, I have felt like crap!! I constantly feel sick to my stomach!! I have about 9 weeks left and yes, nothing is ready (including the bathroom). I am really starting to freak out about that - hmmm, can you say stomach problems?!?! Maybe that is it?

FINALLY...BIRTHDAY UPDATE!!! 9 days till my birthday! (The other day Jason told me that I was obsessed with my birthday. I kind of am, but it is just because everyone forgets it and we never really celebrate. So it is my sad attempt to make people notice me. Analyze that one.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Driving to Jefferson City...

This might be a little too much complaining for some of you, so if you are not into that I recommend you stop reading right now.

I hate people that drive down highway 63 to/from Jefferson City. Why, you may ask? THEY ARE STUPID AND CANNOT DRIVE TO SAVE THEIR LIVES!!!!!!!! I swear they are either talking on their phones (b/c heaven forbid, they would drive 35 minutes w/o talking to someone), or they are zoning out drinking their coffee. I drink coffee on my drive people, it is not too hard. Also, please keep a constant speed and don't box me in so I can't pass. This is not bike racing! Ahh, everything comes back to bike racing.

I say that a lot. Many people I know, (mostly cyclists), can take a conversation about anything back to bike racing. It is an art form. The sad part about it is I can do it too. It is hard to explain, but those of you that know this, know it well.

One final thought...
It is interesting the things people say to you when you are pregnant (I will post more in time). I would love to write a book about it. I think the most annoying thing to me is the fact that people constantly remind me to be careful because I am not just me anymore, I have a little person in me depending on me to stay safe. Yep, thanks for that update! Like I do not worry about that enough when I am living everyday - especially when people try to run their cars into me. I know they mean well, but trust me, keeping this baby safe is my top priority and I really don't need to hear about it on an hourly basis. A little care, concern, and extra help goes a long way. You really want to do me a favor, give me a chair when I am waiting or a closer parking spot. Does that ever happen, NO! It really doesn't bother me too bad because I am healthy and in shape (somewhat), but some days, it would be nice.

Enough complaining for one day. All of this will be released during my pedicure tonight!!!!! :-)

Wednesday, June 08, 2005


Yes folks that is correct, two in one day!

I almost forgot to start mentioning that my birthday is coming up. The official count down is 15 days. Stay tuned for more details...

Titles are hard to make up...

They are...but I also know that is the eye-catcher. I guess I would fail miserably in marketing.

Unlike other blogs I read, I plan to update mine on a regular basis. ;-)

Our friends Curt and Krista are getting married this weekend. Jason is a groomsmen and I think I am manning the guest book. So, we get to take off Friday to head to Rolla for rehearsal. This should be a fun weekend, but another one that the bathroom doesn't get done (Yep, there it is...the bathroom reference). I wish them the best. Being married is one of the best things a person can do, in my opinion. This August, Jason and I will celebrate our 7 year wedding anniversary. Yes, we were married when we were 15!!! Just kidding! This year also marks Jason's milestone, 30th birthday. A lot is happening in 2005!! We have another set of good friends getting married this August too. Jonathan and Leslie are tying the knot. Of course, I wish them well too!

I had originally planned to write this entire entry on my love of the color green, but obviously that went south right from the start. (Besides, Jason looked at me like I was dumb when I told him the idea. Of course, I am used to that look. Especially this entire time I have been pregnant. I think your brain slowly runs out your ears when you are pregnant.)I will have to get into that later.

One final note and I will be done...I swear!! I want to thank a friend for sticking up for me to one of those mean people I discussed yesterday. T.J., that was way cool and I really appreciate it!

Happy Wednesday everyone!!!

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Being normal in an abnormal world...

I used to think that I was the one that was abnormal, but I have now come to the conclusion that I am normal in a world full of abnormals (or idiots as I affectionately call them). This is very hard to explain, so you might just consider it bs. As a good man once said, I am starting to "run off at the head".

I also have found the nicer you are to people, the more you ultimately get treated badly. Not bragging, but I think I am one of the nicest people you will ever met - so lay off people!!!!!!!

Side note: Last night I had a dream that the baby was born on August 7th and my best friend delivered it.

I had a doctor's appointment yesterday and now I have to see her ever two weeks. She said everything appeared ok - I swear I am her easiest patient (easy money). So far, I have been lucky and everything has gone smoothly. He is moving around so much - it is crazy. I smile every time I feel him. Thank heavens there are things in this world that keep your mind off of mean, stupid people!! They are so not worth the second thoughts I give them. (Jut for the record, I am not speaking of my husband. He is golden right now, minus the bathroom not being done. Honey, I am going to see if I can squeeze that in every time I write.)

Monday, June 06, 2005

Yep, the time has come...

Yes, that is right. I have finally decided that I cannot stand it anymore, I must start a blog and tell everyone all the boring details of my life. I do have to admit, I am very addicted to other people's blogs. I usually read at least 3 religously. So I guess this is where I must plug my husband's blog...http://ozenberger_racing.tripod.com/myblog/

His blog entries used to be really good, but he has gotten a bit boring lately. (Sorry, honey.)

I guess right now the most interesting thing in my life is the fact that I am expecting our first child. Jason and I will have a boy in August. While it is very exciting, it also produces a lot of anxiety too! You should hear about some of the dreams I have!!! The worst part is we still have A LOT to do before the baby gets here (namely the room). You see...this bothers me a lot, but not Jason. He knows it will get done, so he doesn't stress about it. This leads me to my next point, our main bathroom. We started remodeling it in January - yep, still not finished. So basically I have to waddle up the stairs, 7 months pregnant, to the upstairs bathroom. I know, I know, complain, complain, but seriously, try this at 3 in the morning!!

Enough complaining! I promise this will not all be complaining, even though I read a lot of good blogs like that! ;-)