Just Me

new times February 25, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — stacybee @ 3:53 pm

I think I’ve told the ‘news’ to all the people who read this blog, so I guess it’s ok for me to write about it now.  Yes, the news is that I’m pregnant:-)  I am probably going to write about it here some, and I’m also keeping a personal journal for my own eyes.  I’ve been watching the Today Show this morning…it’s amazing how much this stuff is targeted toward stay-at-home moms.  This morning they talked about panic attacks and what to eat when you’re pregnant.  Both things that targeted me.  But I work.  Just not during the Today Show.
Speaking of panic, I had a few really anxious feelings when I first found out about my passenger, but for the most part, I am surprised at how normal this feels.  I’m sure that will change as I grow, but for now, this is good.  I am still a bit iffy about running, becauseI don’t want to get my heart rate up too much.  I actually went for a 12 minute run with Teddy this morning, which was the first time I ran in over a month.  I felt good!  I may keep doing that.  But, I’m still worried about what I should/shouldn’t do.  It’s like there is this ‘perfect’ time amount, exertion level, and type of exercise a pregnant person is supposed to do.  They say you should exercise, but don’t get your body temp too high, don’t exert yourself too much, don’t lay in certain positions, etc.  So I don’t know.  I’ll definitely keep walking Teddy.  And I don’t want to be paranoid.

I’m still battling post-nasal drip and sore throat, especially at night.  I read that some people have this for the whole pregnancy.  That would be terrible.  Hopefully this will pass very soon.

Zach is at the library or teaching almost all the time.  It is very difficult for him to organize a different schedule every day/night.  But he is still funny and happy.  Last night we watched some MP’s Flying Circus, and there was a sketch about Spiny Norman.  So this morning, he was talking about naming our child Spiny Norman.  Maybe Spiny…but not Norman:-)


hello February 10, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — stacybee @ 7:26 pm

Today is Sunday.  I made some really good french toast this morning.  Teddy and I went for a walk in the woods for about 45 minutes.  We had just dropped of Zach at the library.  He’s been there since 10am.  When Teddy and I got home, we were very tired, so I took a little nap.  I haven’t been taking naps recently, so I must have been tired.  I am still not running…just waiting right now.

Zach accepted the position at Mary Washington…..I am glad about that.  I think it is a good move for both of us.  Now we just have to figure out when we will be moving.  Our lease is up at the end of July, so we may be here until then, or we may not.  It also depends on Zach finishing and defending his dissertation.  That is a huge task in front of him that is making for stressful times.  He is at the library or someplace at UF more often than not, and he is really tired most of the time.  I guess this is how it will be for a while, but I hope that he can finish in enough time to relax a little before he has to start back up again.  He has also informed me that he will be helping us move this time, which if you remember, is a new thing.  When we moved into Pinewood, he was writing something that was due and couldn’t help move very much.

I am going to the Academy Honor’s Recital in about 20 minutes…I have one student playing a Bach Prelude.  Many of my students are doing Festival this weekend…they play 2 pieces for critique.  Most played yesterday, but 3 are playing today.  I’m anxious to see their results.

Then tonight, salad for dinner, Pride and Prejudice, and laundry?  I don’t know.  I had in mind to wash the car today or at least vacuum all the dog hair out.  We’ll see if I have any spunk left at that point!


can they see this? February 5, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — stacybee @ 6:47 pm

I wonder how much I should be writing about the job search for us because what if somehow these schools stumble across this blog and are somehow swayed in their decision making process?  Oh well.  Just another little update about that:  Zach was offered the position at Mich. Tech.  So now he has 2 job offers.  Which makes things interesting and more complicated.  Lots of factors both pro and con in both schools.  It is hard to say what will happen, and I don’t want to put very much more out there at this point.  Just thought you might want to know that Zach must’ve really made a good impression on the search committees at both schools.  I’m super proud of him, and glad to be married to him.

So what should I do?  Someone asked me what I was going to do once we moved and Zach started his job.  Well, I had not put too much thought into it…it is something of a relief to me that I will probably not have to secure a full-time, high paying job to support us, and that maybe I can take my time and figure out what I want to do.  That could send me into a slump, though.  I better have a good idea of what I’m going to “do” up there (wherever.)  I can’t just sit around and eat chips all day.  Any other ideas, anyone??

Oh, and I know pictures are always good blog ‘reading,’ but I am just writing today…sorry.


waiting – update February 4, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — stacybee @ 2:59 pm

Hi all,

I’ve been meaning to post, but I haven’t.  So, here goes the update: I haven’t run since my last post, and my knee pain was getting worse.  Now it seems to be subsiding, but the other knee is starting to hurt in the same spot.  I’m not too worried about it right now.  It’s not painful to walk right now, so I have been walking a lot with Teddy.  And some elliptical, although I think that irritates the tendons or whatever.  But I’ve also been faced with modifying my food choices, which I have hardly done very seriously in the past.  I usually eat that extra scoop of frozen yogurt or piece of cake or cookie because I know I will work it off.  Now I am thinking more about portion size and trying to get in more veg.  Not focusing so much on the run has made me enjoy even more the times I get to get outside in the sun with my doggy and my man.  My current pair of running shoes is old, so in case that is contributing to the knee trouble, I bid on (and won) a pair of new kayanos on ebay.  I’m excited to get those.

It seems that I (we) are waiting for several things over the next few weeks.  I will hopefully get that pair of shoes, a pair of flops, and a cd in the mail pretty soon.  I like getting things in the mail.  We are also waiting on Michigan Tech to get back with Zach tonight about whether they are going to offer him a position.  I’m waiting on my students to finish preparing for junior festival, which is this weekend.  I’m waiting for Doug and Melanie to come visit us 2 weekends from now.  Waiting, waiting.  But, I know that I don’t have to wait for today…it’s here and it’s a good day already.  Sunny and 80 degrees is the forecast.  I’ve got great kids for lessons today, and plenty to do moment by moment.