365 ONE: day 173…Rushing and Running!

Day 173: June 29th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Oye Como Va” by Santana

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “A/C Heaven”

Anything to Note =

Here we go with the crazy hot days ahead!

Actually yesterday when I had to walk across town from my office at Grand Central to show an apartment up near Lincoln Center I was dying of heat, and yesterday was supposed to be a “non-hot” day!! Non hot…my butt!!

I’m finding it very hard to walk let alone in this humid thick smog like air. For me there’s nothing worse than being too hot when you don’t feel so good. It is the worst for nausea – so it’s not helping how I feel 😦

Less than two weeks until I leave though!!!!!

I have so much to do there is no time to bask in the glory of an A/C for hours upon hours and do nothing! Oh how I wish I had that time to!!

I have a feeling I will be running and rushing right up until the plane takes off….as usual!

Although leaving the country won’t end the running and the rushing…

-I have to head straight to the NHS offices when I arrive to register

-drop off the million bags we’ll both be bringing over to the UK (much to Stuart’s dismay! He is probably cringing right about now as he hates it when I make us carry a million things! Which, I apparently do every time we fly no matter whether it’s a week or for 6 months haha!)

-then head to Redhill

-then the next day driving up to Loughborough to see my sister that I haven’t seen in ages to meet her three new additions (that’s how long its been sadly) as we overlap in the UK for two days only

-back to Redhill to stay and visit with Stuart’s family

-then I fly to Greece for only 5 days to help my parents and see more family before I am unable to fly again

-then back to the UK

-go to our amazing Olympic ticket events we got….and by “amazing” I mean…hmmmmmmm….We got tickets to Handball and Hockey!! Not to offend those sports or athletes at all, but again I say hmmmmmmmm


I’m hoping I’ll be able to get some rest after that and before I GIVE BIRTH!!!!!!!!!!!

What the???????????

I don’t know!!!!!!!!!! I am not sure the words “rest” or “relax” seem to ever apply to me 😦

365 ONE: day 172…Comic or Book or MOOOOOVIE!!

Day 172: June 28th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Paperback Writer” by The Beatles

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “RockStar Glasses”

Anything to Note =

I saw a guy actively laugh, seriously laugh, you know like one of those loud belly laughs, to a comic he was reading on the subway today.

I guess because I’m not a reader that I don’t understand that. I mean, I don’t read so I’ve never had an emotional experience with a book – which is sad, I know – but I’m a why-read-the-book-when-you-can-watch-the-movie girl 🙂 Hey, I’m never disappointed in the movie version! HAHA!!

Really the only books I’ve read have been for school like psychology novels that I had to study and analyze and write papers about, or any books for my theatre training  – I mean with plays that’s different – I’ve had some emotions creep in – but still not to the extent everyone talks about or I see on the subway. I’ve literally seen people cry from reading, out in public, and that is just something foreign to me.

Now comics are just a whole other world! I never got into them or really actually ever read one – so I don’t understand having a reaction to one of those – I mean I can’t understand it with a book so not sure how I would understand it with a comic! I don’t think I’ll ever get it.

Anyone want to prove me wrong??

Who wants to give me a book??

Who wants to give me a comic??

365 ONE: day 171…Baby in Tow!

Day 171: June 27th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Pink” by Aerosmith

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Cocktail Placemat”

Anything to Note =

The forecast for the next few days, and over my baby shower, is going to be SUPER SUPER HOT!! With heat warnings again! AHHHHHHH!! I mean good that it’s not raining as it originally said rain on Saturday over the baby shower bbq – but now it looks like it’s just HOT HOT HOT!

I’ve been told that they are playing a game at my baby shower where I cannot call myself fat otherwise I have to put $1 into a fat jar!! Great!! I will be broke by the end of the day!

Walking through Times Square is just one big friggin’ nightmare!

I mean its ridiculous even in my slow pregnancy speed!

People were so aggressive today though. I had to hold my hand in front of my belly numerous times as I crossed streets as they would push me from behind or cut in front of me and bash right into me! I mean I know I’m short but I’m HUGE so they should see me!!

I would have actively walked above or below 42nd street but I was rushing so had to go direct to my meeting.

It’s weird – I’m seeing people who I’m not going to see for a really long time! Ok, so like 6 months – but that sounds like a really long time! Even though time is flying and its already July 1st on Sunday, which is crazy!!

But like today…I was meeting with a friend, who is a great director and who I love and just connect with on so many levels and would work with anytime in a heartbeat. And we’re saying bye as it will be 6 months.


And then she says the next time she’ll see me it will be with baby in tow! I’ll have a baby!

What the?????

Now that’s just weird! And bizarre!!!

365 ONE: day 170…Maternity Belt

Day 170: June 26th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “In The Music” by Deep Sweeng

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Puppy Love”

Anything to Note =

I wore my maternity support belt to walk today – I actually remembered!

I have worn it once already to go on our mini hike up at Lake Placid this past weekend but it wasn’t for long as we got rained out.

It feels like I am strapped in…but I don’t know. I still have that pain that feels like a stitch on my lower right side. I’m sure its better for me than having the gravity pull down from my belly – I can imagine it being better for my back too. I think its good for my walking/exercise use. If I can remember to put it on!!

It’s funny as I walked past a storefront and caught myself in the reflection and had to double take! The belt under my belly makes me look HUGE!! It lifts up my belly as the belt is below it!


I definately felt pregnant today after seeing that reflection.

Not sure how I feel about that!

365 ONE: day 169…Fog It Up!

Day 169: June 25th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Ksezase To” by CReal

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Any Bubbling”

Anything to Note =

It was a lovely morning with some thunderstorming.

And some humidity.


It was so humid that I got on the train this morning and I had to actually take off my glasses! They immediately fogged up, and would not un-fog no matter how many times I tried to wipe them down on my shirt.

It was steamy!!

So I had to remove them…and was blind!!

I couldn’t see the whole of my ride into work!

It was weird to be in the dark or fog like that for so long. It’s unsettling. It makes you realize how blind you really are when you have nothing.

It actually made me nauseous to not be in focus like that. It’s making me nauseous just looking at that picture actually!


365 ONE: day 168…A Little Gift From The USCIS Fairy…

Day 168: June 24th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking/Mini Golf

Dance of the Day was = “Be My Lover” by La Bouche

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Green Card Holder”

Anything to Note =

I just got back from being up at Lake Placid for a wedding.

So tired.

It’s so humid here.

So many things to do.


I came home to something so wonderful waiting for me in the mail…




So much for them telling me they were backlogged!!

So much for them telling me to be patient and that I may not get it for 6 months!!

Even the notice that came in the mail said it would take three weeks…but this was literally less than TEN DAYS!!!

Anyway, amazing!

I was fully expected to figure out how to get it to me after I had left the country, and writing a letter of authorization for Stuart to carry it on him etc…

And now there is no need for that 🙂

WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

365 ONE: day 167…Sugar Baby

Day 167: June 23rd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Hiking/Wedding Dancing

Dance of the Day was = Wedding Dance Music

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Draw Something”

Anything to Note =

We are at Lake Placid for a wedding of a friend’s of ours – never been – lovely and gorgeous here and very European chalet-esque with its Olympic history and Olympic-ness. We will have to go to take photos and look around and the town tomorrow before we leave…and get me a shot glass of course!!

Makes me want to go back to skiing and get my “been there, done that” t-shirt at the Olympics…let’s do it!!!

I sadly could not sleep at all though in our Town and Country Motor Inn 😦 Despite the fact that it was a king size giant bed so had plenty of moving around room! And there was loud air conditioner noise which I need to sleep. And I was super tired – so all was in my favor….sad. It’s only probably going to get worse the further you are in the pregnancy and closer to the end, or so I hear…and then what about the next 18 years after that!!!!!!!!! I said that to Stuart and he looked at me funny…but its true! You have the baby years, then the toddler years, then the pre-teen years, and then the years worrying when he is out impregnating the world!!! HAHA!!

I woke up at 7am and thought about jumping in the pool outside our window but looked and it was grey, and then saw the sign that it wasn’t open until 9am, so that option was out. Boo! So then spent an hour looking up places nearby to have breakfast on the off-and-on reception of my blackberry, jealously while Stuart slept!!

We finally made a move, had some Diner food – apparently my glucose level is a little elevated – heard from my doctor yesterday, so now I have to be a little more mindful of my sugar intake…it’s funny though because if I crave anything it’s always savoury versus sweet. I will gladly take french fries over any sweet thing, any day. But the nausea has made me eat more carbs and sugar to get rid of the funny tastes…but not bad sugar which would indicate high glucose like white rice, juices and pasta – which were all examples from the doctor…so that means it must be from the chocolate or something…

It’s not very high but something to be mindful of I guess.

It did make me pay more attention at breakfast – no sugar in my tea. Bought dark chocolate and organic and low sugar snacks later, after our downpour hike. Yeah, we went on a hike – which felt like at first an intrusion on people’s property….literally! Even the website said you will feel like you are intruding on people’s property. The hike path is near the lake so at the bottom of people’s giant amazing houses – we got some curious looks! Then, it heads up and inland.

And then it rained! And then poured!! We actually had one umbrella in our bag and just huddled under it for a moment when it was really coming down, deciding which way to go, and funnily enough the others appeared on the path to our left haha! It was a good thing we went in though as when we got in the car it then started hailing!!!!!

Of course later on, it cleared! Typical.

And that brings us to now. About to go get ready for the wedding, so over and out!

365 ONE: day 166…Sweaty Medal Today!

Day 166: June 22nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Everybody’s Free (To Feel Good)” by Quindon Tarver

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Office Gardening”

Anything to Note =

Today takes the sweat medal!!!!!!!!!!

I thought it was supposed to actually die down today, but nope!

I had to be up early as driving to Lake Placid today for our friend’s wedding tomorrow, and had to go to work first, so of course the 365 had to be done early. I was so hot so I took a shower this morning as I was also so tired so thought it would be a good wake-up. It was so hot here that the electricity was going in and out all, night. Our crappy air conditioner would be on and then you could hear it fade down and pumping lower, then surge suddenly back up! And this air conditioner already has trouble cooling down the room the poor little old thing!

Anyway, that was annoying so naturally didn’t get much sleep – but do I ever???? Ugh.

So I was super hot when I got up and took a cold shower – which was nice while it lasted! But then I had to rub belly oil on and moisturizer so my half hour 365 walk after to the subway this morning was disgusting!!

I was talking to my dad as I walked and when I pulled the phone away there was a thick layer of white on my screen from where the moisturizer had rubbed off my face!! Nasty!!

Hopefully up at Lake Placid its cooler…..please!!

This summer is just soooooo hot! Thank god my Green Card got approved (got the approval notices in the mail last night so its official!!!!) so I can hopefully be in a less hot and less friggin’ humid environment. The UK seems to fit that bill – although trust my luck and they have a super hot and humid summer or something this year!!!

This here is NOT preggo weather!

I’ve been offered a seat a few times on the subway now – preggo alert! Especially in this hot weather where I also can’t wear my usual layers to cover the bubbling bump 🙂 And as much as I would love to sit down I can’t, or rather I’m not allowed. But I’m starting to feel bad actually. I say

“No, thank you.”

And I see their faces look at me as if I’m crazy or mad or something, as most of them repeat with,

“Are you sure??”

And then I feel guilty as I feel like they are thinking I’m being a bad mother by not resting!!!



365 ONE: day 165…Laundry Mishap

Day 165: June 21st, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Roll Over Beethoven” by The Beatles

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Schvitsing”

Anything to Note =


It’s a scorcher as predicted today!!

I mean super super hot.

What I would give to be on the beach right now with the ocean a few steps away! Well, and not be a whale though!

And by beach….I mean Spetses Island, Greece.

And by ocean….I mean the Mediterranean, that blue clear water just steps away.

And by now…I mean NOW!! 🙂

I again could not find anything to wear in a heat wave.

A couple of weeks ago we realized that the laundry lost some of my trousers. We drop off the laundry and pick up as it’s so easy and cheap, and frankly we have no time to do it ourselves sadly. Never had a problem at all. But a couple of weeks ago we got back the laundry and I knew my favourite pink pajamas were in there as I had packed the laundry and had been wearing them. So thought that odd.

Then I couldn’t find my two preggo trouser purchases – my jeans, that I had tailored as well, and my capris – which I both loved! 😦

We went back to see if they had been misplaced or forgotten but they couldn’t find anything. Ugh. Sad.

Then this morning I looked in the laundry we got back last night and couldn’t find my other two flowy favourite trousers I’ve had for a while – so they must have been in the missing batch too! Which is super sad as those are my fave’s and I have no clue how to replace them 😦

So odd – a whole stack of my trousers must have gone into someone else’s laundry or something. Boo!

Anyway, they were the perfect trousers for this heat….hmmmm….so ended up having nothing to wear….and wearing my PAJAMAS!!


Black and white poker dotted pajama pants!


365 ONE: day 164…Sweaty then Waiting

Day 164: June 20th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Soul Rebel” by  Bob Marley

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Quest Diagnostics Waiting  Room”

Anything to Note =

The heat index today was 105!!

Today and tomorrow there’s been a heat warning issued! Great! That’s all I need!!

It was one of those “wipe the sweat off your upper lip” days!

I had to speed walk to catch the subway this morning to make it to my glucose screening test I had that was early, and boy was I wiping the sweat away after that mad dash! I tried to put on the loosest clothing but had no time this morning so ended up wearing some preggo clothes that were given to me from a friend, but they are huge – so not only do I look like a giant sack of potatoes BUT was one of those sweato’s on the subway, that you watch sweat drip down, and don’t necessarily want to be too close to them in the rush hour squeeze 😦

Don’t you just love it when you feel sweat drip down your back! Or better yet, gather in between your boobs!!


Then of course the flip side to that is then you freeze when you go anywhere as the A/C is on – and in the USA it is pounding in ever store/place you go, like the waiting room at Quest Diagnostics I had to wait 3 hours in to complete my test!! Hot then COLD!!

It was for my glucose testing this morning, that is a routine 26 weeks pregnancy test, where I had to be fasting the last two days with no simple carbs or processed sugar, and then nothing after midnight last night, and they take blood three times, once an hour. After the first blood draw they give you a bright orange drink to down as fast as you can – it was disgusting! But had to be done! The biggest problem is fighting the nausea and wooziness as you can’t eat or drink water from midnight, and I get nauseous anyway with an empty stomach let alone now even more so while pregnant, so by the third hour  I was in the corner trying to get through. Ugh. Not fun. They tell you to pack a snack to eat after you’re done with this test so you know this must happen a lot.

The waiting room did feel like I was in a play though with the noise of the door creaking open as new people came in, the sign-in routine, and the characters – there were many! I captured a bit on my video upload – no words necessary! Just watching is intriguing and tells a story, or several stories.

People are so fascinating to watch in a waiting room!