Morning. As much as I was dreading Monday, I actually think this is going to be a pretty great week. Hereâ€™s to hoping my hunch is right!
Keepinâ€™ it simple this morning because, despite waking up up early, Iâ€™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. Hereâ€™s are some Aâ€™s to Qâ€™s that Iâ€™m frequently asked in the comments section or through emailsâ€¦ or just completely random questions that I know I always want to ask other people. Heh.
What time of day do you eat, and whatâ€™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 donâ€™tâ€™ really have â€˜setâ€™ eating times as I would if I worked a traditional office job. Sometimes Iâ€™m up at 5:00 AM and other weekdays I sleep until 9 (please donâ€™t hate me). Basically, I eat when Iâ€™m hungry or when I have an opportunity to, like during breaks at the clinic. Iâ€™ve been splitting more of my meals into â€˜meals and a halfâ€™ due to increased caloric needs during pregnancy; basically, I need about 300 â€“ 400 extra calories a day (Iâ€™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 â€“ 3 hours.
Who wears the pants in your marriage? Iâ€™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 pantsâ€¦ but this could not be further from the truth! Iâ€™m relatively Type A and opinionated, and the Husband is pretty Type B and appears to be non-confrontational, so it seems that Iâ€™m in control. But Iâ€™m actually flexible in my opinions (if you can argue your point, Iâ€™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 â€“ we weigh most minor and all major decisions together. For example â€“ we have a â€œno significant purchases without consulting the other personâ€ rule that is rarely broken. We definitely balance each other out a great deal.
Whatâ€™s your worst online habit? Iâ€™m really into forums â€“ 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 â€“ I donâ€™t know why, but I seriously love hearing other peopleâ€™s melodramatic family stories. Itâ€™s my guilty pleasure. (Side note: you would not believe the crap some peopleâ€™s MILs put them through â€“ like throwing a tantrum because they arenâ€™t invited into the delivery room, calling the baby a â€˜betterâ€™ name, or insisting the baby call her â€˜mamaâ€™ instead of â€˜grandmaâ€™ â€“ 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 canâ€™t help it! Itâ€™s all so bad that itâ€™s good.
Your turn â€“ answer one of the questions above (or tell me about your crazy mother-in-law).