Thursday, January 8, 2009

Call me a redistributionist

I took Ralphie with me today to visit my midwife. I'm 30 weeks pregnant already! It's kind of funny that I'm still wearing my regular jeans. Maybe I'm redistributing some of that waistline!

I keep thinking about why my health insurance won't pay my midwife. I'm totally saving them a TON of money by not stepping a foot in a hospital! You would think they would be happy to pay. I've thought about going the hospital route, just out of spite, but I would hate it too much. And, I'd probably end up spending about the same amount of money either way. I'm much more dignified, comfortable and relaxed at home - I think that is better for baby, too.

After my appointment I was treated to lunch by my friend, Ruth. I never get to see her - what a treat! There is this great little Thai restaurant on that side of town. I like to schedule my trips to the East side around lunchtime whenever possible so I can get some Thai food. I ALWAYS order Panang. I could eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner every day and it would never get old.

Ralph ate sticky rice with custard. Really, though, he was more interested in making friends than eating today! He made the waiter (owner?) fall in love with him and also the lady in the kitchen (his wife?). I love this place because, in addition to tasty food, the "T" in Thai on their sign is a Christian cross and there are Jesus cards on every table with an invitation to their church.

On the way out to my van after lunch, I noticed that the front tires on the van looked funny. On closer inspection, oh yeah, they obviously need to be replaced. We took the scenic route home instead of the highway, just to be safe.

By the way, did you know that yesterday was Christmas in Eastern Europe? So, in case you were wondering why my tree is still up...that's going to be my excuse. By the way, please be thinking of the people in Eastern Europe as Russia has cut off gas supplies. It could be a very cold, miserable winter. My heart is heavy for the orphaned children over there. One in particular tonight.

3 comments:

therextras said...

That's a way better morning than repairing the dryer. Uh, until you get to the tires. And my tree is still up.

Веселое рождество!

therextras said...

That's a way better morning than repairing the dryer. Uh, until you get to the tires. And my tree is still up.

Веселое рождество!

Stephanie said...

Yeah, I know. Maybe I can get by with two tires for now. How is a girl supposed to sock money away??