TESTING 1…2…365: Dry-yer Clothes


Virgin365: day three hundred and twenty…Bottom Warmer

365 ONE: day 224…Bumping the Bump

Day 224: August 19th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Moja Stikla” by Croatia at Eurovision Song Contest 2006

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Doorways of Spetses”

Anything to Note =

Today I got to speak on the phone with my really good friend Linda who is getting married soon in Australia!! And then just after that I got to have lunch with two of my very good friends Clare and Emily by the river near me.

I have not told everyone I am here or that I am pregnant even!! Let alone having the baby in London and will be here for a little while! I’ve just been so busy so haven’t had a chance yet but need to soon, before I have a baby in tow haha!!

So it was lovely to see and speak with three today!!

We went to the river to have some pub food as it was such a lovely day – the good weather is now in the UK so clearly I can’t escape the heat anywhere I go!! The weather just likes to rub it in my face that I can’t tan or get wasted 😦 So it was Pimms for them and some fizzy water for me! It was bikini tops out for them and my back to the sun to prevent my belly overheating for me! It’s funny as its August so I should be in Spetses on the beach, tanning, drinking and dancing on bars!! Instead I am shielding for cover and wishing it was colder!! Haha!!

It’s also funny as my brain switched to thinking how close I was to the river as have never walked there from my place, and how that would be a nice trip with the stroller for me and Stuart…..clearly I am in a somewhat baby brain mode within my denial to be thinking that! Progress!! Woo Hoo!!

I especially liked the reactions of Clare and Emily when I opened the door! It was funny! Emily hadn’t seen me since my hen party so now she was seeing me married and pregnant! And Clare I saw briefly when I was here registering for NHS a month ago…but I have clearly grown as they both were shocked at my pregnant whale bump! I also have switched, mostly due to the heat, from hiding the bump to no longer doing so, so it is now out there to be seen by all!!

We were talking about my bump (that Black Eyed Peas song just came into my mind with “my bump, my lovely baby bump” instead of “my hump” hahaha – sorry got distracted!!)

Anyway, we were talking about my bump and I had mentioned denial and blah blah blah and that I still bump into things or mis-judge and bump the bump. Which ironically I did THREE times now when I got home!!!

I opened the bathroom door and mis-judged to catch the belly!!

I went around the corner and again mis-judged and caught the belly on the way past!!

And then as I sat down to write this blog at the desk I pulled in the chair to hit the belly as I had gone too far!!!!! That actually happens to me the most. I go to pull the chair closer as I feel so far away from the desk or table, but forget that there is a giant bump in the way so cannot get that close! It’s just weird!


365 ONE: day 207…Blackout at 2am!!

Day 207: August 2nd, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Girls on Film” by Duran Duran

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Swollen Feet Through The Cracks”

Anything to Note =

We had a blackout last night.

Just as I was dozing off and just had turned the TV off to sleep, suddenly the whole house went off! The power just went off and I heard a noise. Of course it was boiling so the fan went off. Pitch black!!

I could hear my parents down the hall but between me and them and the two fuse boxes lay 10000000000 unpacked boxes, and furniture pieces jabbing out, and I could hear them scrounging around trying to move and I guess find a light source.

I guess that’s why they always say to make sure you keep a flashlight by the bed, or around, or near you!!!

Which we don’t!! Seriously, who does anyway??!!

But then I remembered….on my blackberry I actually had downloaded a flashlight application!! Which saved us!! I mean, the glow of the phones can also get you somewhere, but amid the boxes and piles and stairs and furniture everywhere, we needed something stronger.

This is the new house so we had no clue where all the fuses were inside and outside or where anything was yet. So it was my dad and mum and I wandering around with the blackberry flashlight, huddled together to see, at like 2am!!

We eventually found all the fuse boxes but nothing had come down or blown so that meant after all that searching that the blackout was a general one, and not us. Although the houses around seemed to still have lights! But the power grids in Athens are not exactly connected in a line or anything logical apparently!! Surprise surprise haha!!

So being that it was a general blackout all we could do was wait….so I opened the windows as was dying of heat, regardless to whether it was a good idea or not as it could have been bringing in mosquitos but I was too hot! And I was about to lie down again when the alarm system suddenly started beeping at a super high pitch!! And would not stop!!

We had alarms installed but they were not on or functional yet but that didn’t matter as they were getting no power so were going crazy…and that is right by my room!!!!

I thought there was no way I was going to sleep through that as I went to lie down again, giving up. I mean I can’t even sleep in the perfect conditions let alone a high pitch beeping and no fan!!! But suddenly the power came back on!!! Thank god!!! The fan started and that beeping stopped!

Sadly though, that whole hour of shenanigans had now woken me up again, and now it was past 3am….so….TV back on!!! Thank god the TV guy had come and fixed mine and my parents by this point so I could watch some good ol’ Greek TV 🙂

There’s nothing quite like late night Greek TV!!!! Haha!!


365 ONE: day 175…Topsy-Turvy Today

Day 175: July 1st, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Beautiful Day” by U2

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “No Baby in Stroller?”

Anything to Note =

Happy July everybody!!

I can’t believe it is July 1st….that is crazy!!

July means…..

– London Olympics are soon!

– summer is here!

– only 11 days until I leave!!!! Now that is CRAZY!!!!

I had a great day yesterday at my baby shower – but unfortunately today I am not feeling so great 😦

I don’t know why – could be the heat, the severe crappo sleep I had last night or the pile up of severe crappy sleeps I’ve had for a long long time really, being on my feet all day yesterday – although I’m always on my feet and busy so maybe that is piling up too, the amount of upside down/out of order/topsy turvy random foods I ate yesterday – I remember going back and forwards between sweet and then back to bbq food! One minute I was eating a burger, then a piece of amazing BLUE velvet cake (Thank you Amy!!!!) back to ribs, to brownie bites, to steak and so forth! So could have been that.

Or it could just be a combination of all of the above.


I don’t know – once I got back home after doing things this morning/afternoon I had to seriously take it easy and lie down.

I hope it goes away by tomorrow as I have another majorly crammed day!

I know, I know – I need to take it easy…hopefully soon.

Right now I am just trying to get through the next 11 days and get on that 10.55pm plane to London next Wednesday as my to-do list is still seriously long and there is just soooo much to do!!

365 ONE: day 129…Pregnancy Makes You…

Day 129: May 16th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Twist and Shout” by The Beatles

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

Anything to Note =

I was going to leave my cardio for the stairs again today but after yesterday and dying I decided against it! No way!! I only did 12 flights at the office yesterday (thank god!!) so said I would try to do the full 18 the next day, meaning today, but I had said that as I was walking down and not on my way back up huffing and puffing!

12 flights was insane enough! Holy Moly! I couldn’t breathe – my heartbeat was pounding in my neck and head, no matter how slow I went – and I had a hard time before I was pregnant, or 5 months pregnant – so what is it about stairs???

Friggin’ stairs!! Why so friggin’ hard??

You’d think that stairs would be easy as we have to walk up and down so many of them daily as New Yorkers travelling the subway. I was told though that you get out of breath more when pregnant – it was worrisome as I get out of breath just walking and speaking on the phone, across town, across flat roads, but they said not to think you are out of shape as it’s not that – good to know! As I was like – wow, I must really be out of shape, I mean REALLY out of shape! (Or they told me that to make me feel better!)

So far then I have learned that pregnancy makes you out of breath. And earlier in my blogs I had heard that pregnancy makes you stupid (still sticking to that one!!). It does! It does!!!!

Today, after dissing the stairs idea, I decided then to walk, and decided for the first time on 365 to walk to work in the morning instead of my usual from work. It was a nice wake up but I was dripping! It was humid out but not that humid! I must be generating more heat, and the over-the-top belly thing on pregnancy trousers makes me hot hot hot! I actually don’t like the over-the-top belly thing – its annoying especially while I am seated at the office – it also messes with my belly button piercing (yup, still have that in!!)

I also had a shower in the morning and put on all my creams and belly oil before leaving so I’m sure that didn’t help as I walked. I generated so much steam and sweat I fogged up my glasses haha!

So far then I’ve learned that pregnancy makes you…


Out of Breath,



365 ONE: day 93…not feeling too grand

Day 93: April 10th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Is This Love” by Bob Marley

Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “What To Expect Dance”

Anything to Note =

I figured out why I have issues on the 7 train in the mornings going to work – heat! It’s too hot! There is no air or A/C on the 7 train and it’s boiling which is not like the other trains, or at least it doesn’t feel like the other trains. The other trains feel cooler. I am sure my association to that horrible one morning is still a factor that gets to me as I seem to be better on the 7 train when coming home, but this morning I started to feel crappo again, and then I noticed how hot I was. I was hot in the office the worst day I had nausea weeks ago. I was hot that horrible day on the train.


That’s it!

I can’t be too hot otherwise something happens to me.

If this continues on the 7 train though I might have to change my route even though that is the most convenient and quickest route to work, I felt sick again this morning and I can’t fight it every morning. Ugh.

It must have been a nausea-on-train-day today though as I felt sick again on the train going from work to Harlem to show an apartment . Although, again I felt sick later on…and by later on, I mean now while writing this. So, today something was going on. I am going to the doctor’s for my check-up tomorrow morning so will have to bring things up like this, not being able to sleep, and that weird pain I felt. I got a sharp pain in my stomach a few days ago when I bend over and it shocked me. I got really emotional later on when I got home that day. It was my first time I realized that there was something I could hurt. I just started apologizing and I got scared. I got a similar sharp pain a few days later but it was not so bad, just a glimpse, but again I got emotional.

And now I get emotional off and on since then.

Like today. When not feeling so well.

I get moments of reality. It’s scaring me.