Thursday, February 08, 2007

A long and boring update – read if you have time!

Is it time to update again? Or is it just that I have time to update?

Anyway, not much to say here and no real pictures to post. Oh well, everyone’s life gets boring once in a while. So as promised, this post is dedicated to my wonderful passport experience and a few cravings that this house is dealing with. I’ll start with the cravings:

So, you’d think that because I’m pregnant I should be the one sitting at home telling Ben to go buy me all sorts of strange foods so I can satisfy my bizarre pregnancy desires. Not so true. As it turns out, I’m the one driving all through the city trying to find food for Ben! About a week ago he really wanted this lemon no bake desert Jell-o makes (or used to make – we have now learned). So, since I’m the lucky one that works in the city, I’m the lucky one that gets to track this desert down for him. On the way home from work one day last week I decided to forgo my regular vegging on the couch doing nothing time and thought I’d spent a few hours searching through every single grocery store (or anything that resembled a grocery store) in the South end trying to track this stupid desert down. No luck! So I came home to Okotoks and hit all three grocery stores and still no luck. This desert was no where to be found. So, not only did I not get to ‘veg’ I also came home empty handed. My poor poor husband. So after a few minutes of vegging and listening to him whimper about our defeat I decided to shut him up and make up for my failed attempt by making something that resembles the lemon desert – LEMON FLUFF. Bens all time favourite desert! At this point I don’t care whether it satisfied the craving or not, all that I care about is that I haven’t had any good cravings yet and I’m jealous! Oh well. So…he’s had a few other cravings for things like Dairy Queen Dilly bars, Co-op Colby Cheese, cookies and so on – all of which I had to go looking for. Sound backwards? Anyway, I’m just waiting for the day when I can send him on a three hour trip looking for some weird food I’m craving – I will get him back and it will be sweet.

So onto Passports! We’re going on a little trip in a few months and as it turns out, we’re going to need our passports. No biggie. The website says it takes 10 days so we have plenty of time! Not so. After listening to the news – We’ve learned that this 10 day turnaround time is a thing of the past – the distant past. Now that every single person in Canada (all 30 million of us) need passports, we’ve got to W-A-I-T!!! Imagine that, the Canadian government is making me wait for something…strange and unknown territory for us. Anyway, we figured that if we want to make it on our trip by the end of March we’d have to get our passports today. So, yesterday we went to the passport office and waited. And believe me, we waited. After 2 ½ hours outside (in -10C, snowy and windy weather) we finally made it into the passport office…only to wait another half hour. It all turned out ok in the end and we got our form submitted and have been promised our passport within the week before we fly out. It’s cutting it close, but I live in Canada so I’m used to waiting. Lets just hope the government follows through on their promise.

Anyway, if you’ve learned anything from this post, its that sometimes pregnancy isn’t what it’s cut out to be. Instead of being waited on by others it seems I’m the one doing the waiting. And waiting is what I did yesterday. So, to end my post all I have to say is: Did you get you passport yet? Maybe you should….but of course, if you’re not going anywhere please avoid the passport office at all costs. It’s a waste of time…and I don’t want any other applications slowing mine down. So, stay away!

p.s. Here’s a picture of our new desk. It’s gorgeous hey? Ok, I lie. It’s messy hey?? Ben fell in love with it at Costco a few weeks ago and has been begging me for it ever since. I caved and he finally bought the desk. We called Ben’s good friend James over to help move the desk in and I have to say, it was probably the funniest thing to watch. These two grown men could hardly carry the desk up the stairs – mind you, it is very very heavy solid wood. But just listening to them cry all the way up the stairs was pure payback for the lemon dessert trip. Payback is fun I tell ya!


Jewel said...

Hi Meagan,
Glad to finally get your blog address. I've got a lot of catching up to do. NICE DESK!!!! Wow. So jeleous! I'd be off to Costco this instant if I knew I had a place to put it!!! So fun. I'll be happy to come and house sit your home when you fly out of the country!!! That's pretty exciting for you guys! Take Care!!

The Taylors said...

Meagan that is so nice of you to try to take care of Ben's craving so well! I know what you mean about the passports headache. We already have ours but we needed to get one for Jadyn, yup a 15 month old now needs a passport too. Josh waited in line for over 4 hours one day in the freezing cold weather. He was ticked! but we picked it up today, just in time to leave on Wednesday. Where are you two going anyway? Somewhere exotic???

Lindsay said...

Meagan! Congratulations on your pregnancy! That's wonderful! Haha, Dallas is still trying to lose the weight he gained from his sympathy cravings. But you're way nicer than I was to go and get Ben what he wants! Passports are a pain to get but really nice to have. We thought Waryck's might have expired and we would have to go through the same as you but we got lucky! I hope all is going well!

Lindsay said...

Meagan, congratulations on your pregnancy! That's wonderful! Dallas is still losing weight from his sympathy cravings. You're so sweet to go and get Ben what he wants! Passports are a pain to get but nice to have. We got Waryck's last year but thought it might have expired because he was pretty small and looked different, we were lucky though, or we would have been standing outside too!

Anonymous said...

lol! i thought it was HUGH that carried that desk allll the way up the stairs!