The Perks of Being A Corporate Tool

I get to eat birthday cake several times a year.

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I am relatively certain that it’s never going to stop raining! I don’t know about where you are in the country/world, but here it’s been raining for a week. I can’t remember a time within the last 7 days that I looked outside my window and didn’t see some form of drizzle; or at least a threat of rain.
Our weekend was good. We went for a walk at our complex’s gym Saturday morning, had lunch with my brother-in-law and went searching for costumes for him to wear at his haunted house. My brother-in-law produces the Ruby Falls Haunted Cavern along with his business partner, and he plays a character in it on some nights so he was looking for the perfect costume. After that we headed back home and I took a nice nap. We didn’t do much the rest of the evening; watched movies, played Rummy (DH kicked my butt) and poker (again, butt kicking) and watched some SNL. Yesterday we hit up the market and went browsing for a white shirt for my chorus’s little show on Saturday…. It was harder than it seems, because I wanted to find the perfect shirt. Very few button-downs fit over my belly and I didn’t want to pay a whole lot so we looked at Goodwill, Wal-Mart and Marshall’s. I ended up settling for one that didn’t button down. When we got home I was EXHAUSTED. Absolutely beat. I didn’t want to take a nap, because I knew it would screw with my sleep so we lounged around and had a Coen Brothers movie fest. We watched Raising Arizona, the Big Lebowski, O Brother Where Art Thou and started Fargo. We watched some of the Emmys, and hit the hay around 11:00.

It’s billing time at work today. I’m the billing person; it’s what I do. It’s very tedious and tiresome work. It’s entirely on a computer but requires a lot of concentration and working on Excel. By the end of the first day my brain feels like pudding. I have been thinking a lot about my job, and wondering if maybe my company would be willing to let me work from home at least part of the time after the baby comes. Being a SAHM like I really want isn’t feasible right now and won’t be unless DH gets a good, steady job with health insurance by the time Nellie gets here. He and I have been discussing our options a lot and I had just thought of maybe trying to WAHM if my company would be willing to work with me. I feel like I’m a valuable enough person on this team to compromise with, so we’ll just see how it goes.

I really can’t argue with the fact that my health insurance is good. I just got a claim statement from my insurance; if I hadn’t had coverage my last visit ALONE would have been over $500. But since I’m covered, we are only going to have to pay about $30 out of pocket for this past visit. That’s pretty amazing. Seeing what we would have to pay without insurance has been staggering.

I’ve been getting very poor quality sleep lately. I wake up several times to pee, and if it’s not that then it’s the hip pain. Or my arm falling asleep. Or indigestion. I guess my body is just preparing me for the lack of sleep a newborn brings, heh heh.

Anyway. That’s the weekend update… My weekend is never long enough!

Oh yeah… I’m 23w1d. We have less than one week until Viability. :)