365 ONE: day 181…Long Day with a Cabbie Fairy

Day 181: July 7th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Beautiful” by Christina Aguilera

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

Anything to Note =

I didn’t finish until 1am last night with expense work I had to do for a broker I do bookkeeping for every couple of months – I had to schedule a session to catch up before I leave since I will be gone for a while. It took me so long though as I realized I hadn’t been there since February as was so busy, so had a lot to do!!

Annoyingly the air was off in the office too so I was dying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For hours and hours 😦

My new shoes hurt so much yesterday and I had planned to do the rest of my walking cardio after my expense work on my way home. Granted, I had no clue I would be there so long and finish so late, and how the shoes would get worse over the day, so I realized in the midst of crunching numbers that I had to have a plan B for the rest of my cardio.

So, being the crazy person I am, I sped-walked around the office barefoot! In the dark hot aisles of the office, in the dark of the night! I was the only one in the office but there were a few across the way in the other office buildings I saw were also working late – hope they didn’t see me on my crazy office laps!

So after my office walk-a-thon I decided to cab it home. It was strange actually how there were no cabs for ages! I was on Park Avenue which usually has a lot.

I was about to give up hope when an off duty taxi stopped for me. I said I was going to Astoria and if he didn’t mind since he was off duty – he said no problem.

He seemed nice.

Then he turned on some beautiful classical music and asked me how the air felt and if it was okay for me.

That was really nice.

I noticed him going slowly over all and any bumps we hit on the way – which no cabbie does!

I am sure the little schmonkey found that nice!

And then, to top it off, he waited for me to go inside the front door before he drove off!

Which was super nice!

I think a little cabbie fairy was watching over me 🙂 And perhaps saw my bump when he picked me up?? Regardless, a nice way to end a long and hot and annoying day!

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 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 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 139…Who Has A Moo-Moo?

Day 139: May 26th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!

Cardio was = Walking

Dance of the Day was = “Give It 2 Me” by Madonna

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

Anything to Note =

It’s one of those days…you have a shower and then boom you’re drenched again it’s so hot, and you haven’t even left the house yet!! I have to carry props today too of course in this heat mania! It’s the humidity that’s going to kill me – and its only May!!

Holy Crappo!!

That’s part of the reason I hope to get out and have the baby in London as this will be horrendous here if I have to stay as its going to be such a hot summer at the rate it’s going! UGH! It’s going to be miserable pregnant here!!

AHHHHHH!! Please Green Card come before I can no longer fly!!!

I’m also in that in between phase too where I feel like I do still need to cover the bump, which is there, because I still feel like I’m in the “unsure if she’s pregnant or just fat” area! And still in denial, I know I know!

I have lots of baggy clothes so that’s not the issue, although you can still see the bump, but I need to wear layers too under as in my office and in rehearsal it gets cold – so I can’t win in this dire heat!! All the baggy clothes that are the lightest for this heat are super huge too so I look even bigger, but frankly I don’t care in this heat!

It’s just too hot!!

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,