Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

I tried to think of a more original title but...well, there you go. It is New Years Day 2009. In fact January 2nd is only a few hours away now. It's been a busy couple of days for me. Yesterday was my 33rd *gasp* birthday. Yep, New Years Eve is my birthday and everyone usually forgets it because of the New Year, and I've made peace with that. Actually, this year I was s-p-o-i-l-e-d for my birthday. Exceedingly spoiled. I woke up to a "Happy birthday" text message..stumbled into the bathroom and began finding little birthday love notes from Boo. My stepdad called me before 8am to give me well wishes. I had already recieved a nice gift from one of my best friends. At noon my Boo sent me to a fancy spa for a massage and pedicure! I was beyond relaxed so I oozed home and curled up on the couch for a snooze with my dogs. Boo arrived home just in time to leave for the dinner reservations he had made for us. We had a lovely dinner at Sullivan's Steakhouse. They had a New Year's Eve package special so I had a lump crabcake appetizer, mixed greens salad, an 8 ounce filet served "Oscar style" which meant that it had lump crab meat, asparagus and a bernaise sauce over the top of it. The was served with a heavenly side of light whipped horseradish mashed potatoes. For dessert I had chocolate mousse topped with strawberries and blueberries. It was a very nice dinner. Thanks Boo!
When we got back home my mom and stepdad came over to bring in the New Year. We had some snacks...okay, they had some snacks..Boo and I were stuffed. Stepdad fell asleep at 11:30pm so my mom pushed him into the guest bedroom where his snoring raised the roof. Boo, mom and I stayed up chatting until 1am.
This morning stepdad made biscuits and gravy then I napped all afternoon.
2009 is already showing lots of promise. Some you smarties have already deduced the big announcement based on a few hints I've thrown out. Indeed, Boo and I are expecting our first child this year. I am thirteen weeks pregnant so we're looking forward to welcoming the little bundle in the sweltering middle of July.
There is more to announce but probably not for another three weeks..stay tuned for that business. I'll keep you posted on the pregnancy but it won't be a day to day digest type of thing...truthfully, I don't know much about babies other than I figured I'd have one or two eventually. It's been a hormonal, emotional saga so far. I was married once before and experienced a miscarriage during that time so when I found out I was pregnant this time all those thoughts and worries came flooding back. I've been a nervous hen for the past couple months. I'm starting to relax a little bit now though, however, the idea of caring for an actual little tiny human still freaks me out sometimes. Whew.
My hopes for 2009 are tall. I wish good jobs for my family members and I wish for Boo's continued success at his company. I wish good health to friends and family. I am thankful for everyone in my life because they've been placed there for a reason. I am thankful for my home and my critters and my reliable car. I am thankful for my wonderful husband. I am thankful for my good health, and this little life growing within me. I am thankful for the food on my table and the hope of a new President. 2009, we're all counting on you.

5 comments:

Annie Wicking said...

What wonderful news, my dear friend!

I'm sure you will make a wonderful mother and things will go well for you and your husband.

Happy birthday and have an amazing 2009

Best wishes,
Annie

Elliemae said...

Thank you Annie! hopefully an amazing 2009 for us all!

The W.O.W. factor said...

Oh I'm moritfied Ms Elliemae!! Mortified because you had a birthday and as we were emailing, you didn't mention it!!!
Now how the heck am I to be a Gramblog, if I don't know these things??
Happy Birthday!!! Sounds like it was truly a wonderful one! Boo sounds like such an awesome guy! He will no doubt be an even more amazing Daddy!
Oh your year is looking so very bright in my book!
{{hugs}} Sweet Lady...or shall I call you Mommie2b!
Barb

Elliemae said...

Barb- don't be mortified, I try not to call attention to my aging process. You're so right, Boo will be a great dad. You can call me whatever you like, I'll answer to about anything!

mama snee said...

I guessed right!

I'm so excited for you!