Morning. As much as I was dreading Monday, I actually think this is going to be a pretty great week. Here’s to hoping my hunch is right!
Keepin’ it simple this morning because, despite waking up up early, I’m running out of time!
A little chalky, but not too bad. Yogurt and granola is never bad.
I thought a new FAQ blog series would be a fun addition for Mondays. Here’s are some A’s to Q’s that I’m frequently asked in the comments section or through emails… or just completely random questions that I know I always want to ask other people. Heh.
What time of day do you eat, and what’s with the whole Breakfast #1, Breakfast #2 thing? My schedule is so variable on a day-to-day basis between my work, working at the clinic, and volunteering that I don’t’ really have ‘set’ eating times as I would if I worked a traditional office job. Sometimes I’m up at 5:00 AM and other weekdays I sleep until 9 (please don’t hate me). Basically, I eat when I’m hungry or when I have an opportunity to, like during breaks at the clinic. I’ve been splitting more of my meals into ‘meals and a half’ due to increased caloric needs during pregnancy; basically, I need about 300 – 400 extra calories a day (I’ve read varying estimates). My stomach, however, is compressed due to the growing baby, so I get full faster than I normally would and need to break my meals up. I usually space them out 2 – 3 hours.
Who wears the pants in your marriage? I’m not sure what you THINK the answer will be based on what you read, but I know most of our friends would say that I wear the pants… but this could not be further from the truth! I’m relatively Type A and opinionated, and the Husband is pretty Type B and appears to be non-confrontational, so it seems that I’m in control. But I’m actually flexible in my opinions (if you can argue your point, I’m willing to change perspectives), and the Hus is really opinionated, too, but in his own quiet way. So neither us really wear the pants – we weigh most minor and all major decisions together. For example – we have a “no significant purchases without consulting the other person” rule that is rarely broken. We definitely balance each other out a great deal.
What’s your worst online habit? I’m really into forums – first wedding forums and now baby forums. I waste a lot of time browsing the forums because I love, love, love to read about mother-in-law drama – I don’t know why, but I seriously love hearing other people’s melodramatic family stories. It’s my guilty pleasure. (Side note: you would not believe the crap some people’s MILs put them through – like throwing a tantrum because they aren’t invited into the delivery room, calling the baby a ‘better’ name, or insisting the baby call her ‘mama’ instead of ‘grandma’ – yes, really). Oh, and my other bad habit is reading celebrity gossip. I should really give up both of these habits because they do absolutely nothing for me, but I can’t help it! It’s all so bad that it’s good.
Your turn – answer one of the questions above (or tell me about your crazy mother-in-law).