365 ONE: day 184….Too Much for Someone Too Big

Day 184: July 10th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Need U Bad” by Jazmine Sullivan

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Eavesdropping Financial Convo”

Anything to Note =

I was a walking (or rather a rushing around) zombie today!

I was back late last night and then had to do some packing or sorting – sorting into piles though! Organized and neat piles! I managed to get through all the baby stuff and some of the items I need to take over for other people that I had bought over the last month or so – and then it got too late! So I felt like I got nowhere! I was hoping to do better than that but the baby stuff took longer than I thought, and I had some other things I was doing.

I was hoping to get through at least going through all of the bedroom – I like to cover one room at a time when I pack. I gather than pile and then pack. But after the baby/bought stuff I managed to only get through half of the bedroom!!

And then I had to stop. Or rather I was told to stop by Stuart. And my dad via BBM. Well, it was 1am. And I’m pregnant! But I wanted to keep going. And I’m pregnant. I could have kept going. But they were right because as soon as I lay down to watch TV in bed my back was jarring up a bit, so obviously  I had already done too much.

Ugh – pregnancy!!

I just can’t do as much as I used to…

…want to….

…need to….

I had a full day today too with work, then doctors appointments, picking up doctor’s copies of my records to take with me, showing of an apartment, then up to see two peeps…

So I was home once again after 10pm and have been sorting into piles and now its 1am again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I think I really will have to leave the actual packing between going to the office and the plane leaving tomorrow – which is a little crazy!

Let’s hope I make the plane!!!!!!

I am running out of time!!!!

I can’t believe I am leaving tomorrow!!!!


I don’t know how to pack for 6 months!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHH!!!

365 ONE: day 183…Subway Observances

Day 183: July 9th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Don’t Worry Baby” by The Beach Boys

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Too Bright in Office”

Anything to Note =

Some subway stories again!

This morning the MTA card machines were not working – they were not accepting any payment with a credit or debit card, just cash. So there were huge lines of angry folks dashing about in panic this morning. They kept coming up to me asking if I had seen anyone’s card transaction go through in front of me, as I was also in line to refill my MTA card, but with cash….actually with coins!!

Since I am leaving in two days, and my monthly metrocard ran out Saturday, I have been scrounging around the house gathering coins to pay for my two subway rides a day – so again today I managed to find $4.50 in quarters and dimes for today’s journey haha! 🙂

So I was afraid that people were going to be mad at me for taking so long to put in all the coins to load my metrocard, but lo and behold they were already mad at the machines, so I escaped 🙂

As the journey continued…

There was a couple on one side of the subway car and then a younger couple across from them, in those two-seater sections. And as the elder couple got off the subway, the woman approached the younger couple and said:

“I was watching you both and I can tell you are both really in love and will be married a really long time.”

She also said that her and her husband were celebrating their 24 year anniversary so wanted to share that with them.

It was kinda cute! The younger couple were thrown off a bit and went bright red and kept saying “thank you” to them.

Ah love 🙂

Speaking of love on the subway – the busker last night on the platform was singing from The Little Mermaid!!! It was cute but kinda funny that it was coming from a guy 🙂 He had a good voice though!

And lastly, before my journey to the office ended, I saw two men with their flies down! Why does it not feel our place to tell people when their flies are down?

I wanted to say something but then one got off a stop later. But then I was across from the other one, and just wanted to tell him, but I didn’t feel it my place to.

It was rush hour too so kept thinking that I couldn’t just announce it to him as others would then notice and I didn’t want to do that to the poor fellow – and I was not close enough to whisper it….I hope someone told him!!

365 ONE: day 182…Alien Growing

Day 182: July 8th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “We Don’t Care” by Akon

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

Anything to Note =

I had a crappo night last night.

No sleep again 😦

Yesterday evening I started to feel really uncomfortable…higher than my baby bump…in my ribs area…was the little schmonkey there perhaps? Or my organs shifting?

I don’t know.

Every time I lay down I felt like I couldn’t sit up again but roll to get up as it was tender and weird.

There is just no room to expand – and when you think about it it’s really strange…making room for a growing alien!! Organs moving around and out of the way…what the???!!!!


So amid the discomfort this little alien was obviously on my bladder all night, which meant I had to pee constantly!!! But could never empty my bladder, so it was a looooong night of constant waking up and going to the loo….Nice!!

Boo 😦

I see that the little schmonkey already has its control over me!!

As a result I had dreams of being at camp?? Strange!

This whole thing is just bizarre! Strange! Weird! Odd!

The miracle of life….more like the freaky miracle of life!!!!!!


365 ONE: day 180…Subway Announcements

Day 180: July 6th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Don’t Stay” by Laura Izibor

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “New Shoe Pain”

Anything to Note =

This morning I noticed something…

Or rather I acknowledged something that has been around me for ages but only this morning did it really sink in that it applied to me now…

I was on the subway and was on my blackberry, of course, when the train announcement started yakking – usual blah blah blah:

“…delayed because of train traffic ahead”

Even though there was no train traffic ahead as I waited for the train for ages so we all know that is an automated message to explain any pause in the journey.

“…careful of your cell phones…” something something.

Got it – don’t expose money and any valuables in case of theft…which happened to me by the way.

Someone stole my cell phone out of my corner pocket of my backpack – which was my fault as I was carrying things so put it in there for a brief moment and then I felt it being stolen! Seriously! I felt the guy behind me take it, or push against me – and I immediately reached for it and it was gone!

The guy was still behind me as we were getting on, so I turned around and basically asked “Did you just steal my phone?” over and over as he replied over and over with “No!” while we were still moving onto the train. And just like that the subway doors shut in front of me and I was on the subway and he was still on the platform!!!!!!!!!!!!

UGH!!! That was a frustrating moment. I was ready for a fight but really I don’t know what I would have done as he was getting up in my face, as was I, before those doors separated us. A little scary.

But all I cared about was my blackberry!!!

Anyway, got sidetracked there!

So these announcements were going on – one about train traffic and then about watching out for your valuables that we’ve all heard a million times, and then came something like:

“…when an elderly or pregnant person is standing near you, please offer your seat. Courtesy is contagious and it begins with you.”

And again we’ve heard it a million times, but for some reason today it hit me that that message was talking about me now! That I was now in that category! It was weird – as soon as he said a pregnant person, it resonated right through me.

I don’t know.

It just made me feel funny! 🙂

Although, I can’t sit anyway thanks to good ol’ 365 but it was like a double-take…or a “double-listen”!!!! HAHA!!

365 ONE: day 179…Bad News in Three’s?

Day 179: July 5th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Tamta/Agapise Me” by Marinella

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

Anything to Note =

It’s been one of those BAD NEWS days!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1). Got a call that my doctor is now on an emergency leave so out of town until next Thursday, which is after I leave, so will not be able to see him now as scheduled on Monday…

2). My health insurance company called to let me know they will not be covering any test strips and materials for my glucose meter since I have not met my deductible…

3). The other broker called to let me know we may have a snag in our apartment purchase going forward as the board requires us, me and Stuart, to both be present for our board interview, which of course I will not be since I will be unable to fly that late in pregnancy…so working on that to see if that can be worked around now…

JUST LOVELY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So bad things happen in 3’s….so that was 3….so I hope I’m done for the day!!

Guess what??? It’s HOT and HUMID again today!!!!!!!!!!!! Wow, what a surprise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Although yesterday was reeeeeeeaaaaaalllllyyyyy bad!

I had an episode yesterday on the subway again where I thought I was going to pass out – it was horrible! It was just soooo hot on the way to the subway that I must have over-heated or something or been dehydrated….and had no water on me of course! UGH!

What saved me was a small teeny apple I had put in my bag that I forced myself to eat while sitting on the platform recovering, and the juice from that managed to hold me for the rest of my journey.

It’s just not a nice feeling – the feeling that you are about to fall down and you are by yourself so hope you land okay if it happens….of course that freaked me out the most – I was concerned about my phone and wallet and it being stolen if I passed out, and then the idea of falling down while pregnant took over….thank god it didn’t happen!

It just makes me more weary of this heat now.

The heat and humidity that makes you drenched, and then when you see someone and give them a hug, it’s like:

“Hey! Good to see you! Or drench you as am a giant pool of sweat!!!”


365 ONE: day 178…No More Room To Grow Methinks!

Day 178: July 4th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “The Weekend” by Michael Gray

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

Anything to Note =

Happy 4th of July to Everyone!!!!!!!!

One week today until I leave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOWZA!!!!!!!!!

So much to do, so little time…crazy mode! And all I want to do is sit by the A/C all day and watch Netflix…a wish, oh how I can wish!

I am getting some weird discomfort in my stomach – happened yesterday evening and then again this morning – it’s like around my ribs and it’s making it hard to pick up things from the ground or bend over – I am thinking the little schmonkey is getting in all kinds of places inside my stomach with his constant moving!

My mum said that either I or my brother (can’t remember) was stuck up in her ribs for a long time towards the end of her pregnancy….let’s hope that doesn’t happen!!

The bubbles are not supposed to be aimed at my organs little schmonkey!!!

That’s just a bizarre concept isn’t it??? I mean the whole thing is!! A little mini human growing inside of you is CRAZY!!!! And that there is room for that is CRAZY!!! And that the organs move around to allow this nature work is FREAKY!!!!!!

I know I’m going to get bigger but I just don’t know how that’s possible!!! How is there any more room to do so!! I feel HUGE and sooooooooooo stretched and bloated already!!!

It’s making my eye twitch again just thinking about it!!! HAHA!!

It’s funny as your eye twitching feels like it’s so dramatic and a huge gesture like you can’t stop winking or something, when in reality it is barely noticeable! But if feels ridiculous – especially when you are trying to talk to someone and you are looking at them in the eyes and then the twitch happens! HAHA!!

365 ONE: day 177…Expo to the Challenge

Day 177: July 3rd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Delayed Devotion” by Duffy

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

Anything to Note =

I still find it funny when I have to explain my whole 365 to people! It cracks me up as it’s now become 12 criteria with the addition of no alcohol – which then leads me to explaining I was on a detox for the first week of just fruit and veg, which then leads me to say:

“….I started this 365 challenge and then 9 days later I found out I was pregnant!”

Which is super crazy!

I then get asked though why I didn’t just stop then and there when I found out I was pregnant….which is a valid question…but I didn’t know what was going on back then (I still don’t!!) – but my mind was all on getting through and I was so busy and had so much to think about, and a week retreat upstate with the theatre company  I was in rehearsals with….and I don’t know, 365 just kept on going.

I guess I had bigger things to think about.

And, despite how harsh this sounds, my initial reaction to finding out I was pregnant was a big “No!” so I didn’t know what I was going to do to be honest – this was all a shock and not planned, and interfered with the two weddings and honeymoon we had ahead of us with the due date falling on the exact date of when the Greek wedding was supposed to be….so I was thrown.

I guess I didn’t know then what the future held. I had to figure out whether I was going to move forward with the pregnancy or not first. And the days ticked by, meaning the 365 challenge kept going in the meantime, and then I got stuck as the days added up and up and up (which granted was not to a very big number) but it felt accomplished and something I couldn’t imagine quitting or starting again from scratch.

And we all know I am friggin’ insane!

It’s funny as when I decided to start this 365 challenge this year I thought about how much of a challenge it would be to have two weddings and then a honeymoon, and how interesting that would be for people reading along – like that of a reality TV show.

I had NO idea that there would be a giant twist in the show!!! 🙂

And now how can I stop?? I’m on day 177!!!!!

But believe me when I say that there have been moments where I really wish I didn’t have to do this anymore! Especially since I am so busy and so now 365 has ended up being something I have to do when I get home late and that’s the last thing I want to do!

I’m soooooooo tired my right eye won’t stop twitching!!