I have my 30 week checkup today, which means I get to leave work early! It also means I get to step on a scale and learn what new high my weight has reached. According to my scale this morning, I’ve officially put on 26 pounds since I’ve been pregnant. I know that’s not bad–we’ll see if the midwife says anything. They haven’t yet.
My boss asked me to find out about travel. There’s a training for our new database that will be held in Austin, TX. I don’t think I’ll be able to go, and he understands that. Frankly, I’m a bit disappointed because I love Austin, I have friends there, and I would love to go. If my boss had made the final database decision months ago when we were begging him to, this wouldn’t be such an issue. He’s going to try to have them fly someone into Minneapolis to train the entire staff. Kind of a bummer, but I’ll get over it.
I don’t think I’m going to make any sacrifices for Lent this year. Some years I do, but most years I don’t. This doesn’t feel like a good year to do so. In the past it’s been television or soda or something similar. This year, I feel I need all the comfort/safety nets I can find. Tell ya what, I’ll give up alcohol–oops I’ve already given it up during the pregnancy. Maybe I’ll give up sleeping through the whole night, or sitting comfortably on the futon…..(actually I’m not really this bitter, it’s just one of those days).
Book discussion was good last night. There were lots of interesting thoughts and things that people picked up on that other people missed. It was interesting to discuss some overarching themes in the book that weren’t readily apparent until the discussion started. It was actually worth missing dinner for.