Archive for January, 2012

Can you draw me a picture?

January 20th, 2012

Some day’s, I can’t keep up with Matthew’s never stopping giant brain & deep thinking.   This morning, we were discussing how I’m feeling the pressure at work because I have several projects that are all due a week before or ON my due date.  I mentioned if I knew exactly when it was coming, […]



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Some day’s, I can’t keep up with Matthew’s never stopping giant brain & deep thinking.

 

This morning, we were discussing how I’m feeling the pressure at work because I have several projects that are all due a week before or ON my due date.  I mentioned if I knew exactly when it was coming, it’d be easier.  Then I’d know whether I have to have everything done a few weeks early, or if I’ll be working past my due date & I won’t need to rush through everything.  You know, logistics.  Then he says this…

 

M: have you ever heard of Schrodinger’s cat?

C: a what?

M:  it is a thought experiment

M:  which says if you place a cat in a bunker with gun powder (the real theory uses something else, but he chose gun powder) that has a 50% chance of exploding (killing the cat) that cat is either dead or alive and the act of us looking causes it to be either dead or alive

C:  uhh….
babes
i don’t get it
i get the part about it being dead or alive due to the gun powderi don’t get us looking at it
can you please draw it out
i’m better that way

M: i will call you, it has to do with the baby

C: are we blowing up the baby?

 

Matt calls me…

 

M: It has to do with quantum physics.

C: I barely passed physics 201- ions in space are complicated

M: *chuckles* See, the gun powder has a 50% chance of exploding & killing the cat.

C: that part makes total sense, I just don’t understand about how A) us looking at it has anything to do with it blowing up and B) how this has to do with our baby

M: Well, unless you look at it, you don’t know if the cat is dead or alive.  Just like the baby, its a theory.  We don’t know if it’s a boy or girl until we look at it.

C: Oh…I see where you’re going with this. I just didn’t know we were doing critical thinking.

M: I just thought you would want to know what the baby is

C: I do.  But now I know it’s currently a theory, or a cat…in a box…depending on how you look at it.

M: Same difference.

This clears everything up for me.  instead of driving myself crazy the next 8 weeks about whether its a boy or girl – I’ll know what it is – a theory that it is both a boy and a girl.  A theory that won’t be proved wrong until mid March when we can look at it…or I break down & ask the Dr. first.

I also take this away from it – Matt MIGHT be watching too much Big Bang Theory w/ all this talk about quantum physics.

I’m sure glad I have him in my life to stimulate my brain cells.


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water power walking

January 11th, 2012

I started, what I like to call, water power walking this weekend.  Its really just walking the lazy river at the rec center by my house.  After Christmas I got a case of “swollen ankles & feet”.  It was awful & hideous looking, and I refuse to let that happen again.  So in my infinite […]



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I started, what I like to call, water power walking this weekend.  Its really just walking the lazy river at the rec center by my house.  After Christmas I got a case of “swollen ankles & feet”.  It was awful & hideous looking, and I refuse to let that happen again.  So in my infinite research, I found swimming & walking in water is really helpful to leg circulation.  So I thought “what the heck?”.

 

I went Saturday AM, and I made a lot of new friends in the lazy river.  The average of my new friends is probably 78.  We talked about gardening, getting up early, baking, and how some days, its really hard to exercise, but you just have to do it – the secret to staying young.   Apparently there is a “river walking” class on Wed PM’s – I was invited by my new friends.

 

As I’m water power walking, I couldn’t help but think that every pregnant lady who tells me swimming & being in the water is so amazing is a liar.  I didn’t feel lighter like they said I would.  And my hearty baby bump didn’t feel weightless.  I also didn’t quite understand how this was such a great workout…granted, when you make the corner & the jets are against you, it was challenging, but it really just felt like walking.

 

However, when I got out of the lazy river, I was hit by a brick.  I felt about 30lbs heavier, and my legs were so exhausted, I could barely move them.  Seriously, I thought about sitting down & taking a break during the 20 steps to the locker room.  It made me realize that my new friends are pretty hard core grannies – water power walking IS NOT for the weak.  Walk On Grannies!!!!!

 

 


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The Big One

January 8th, 2012

My dad caught the big one…and I can’t get over it (I know there are bigger fish to catch, but seriously, he did awesome for a walleye). For example – today, I’m driving Matt to the airport M is talking about important real estate stuff. C: Babes, sorry this is totally off subject…but I can’t […]



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My dad caught the big one…and I can’t get over it (I know there are bigger fish to catch, but seriously, he did awesome for a walleye).

For example – today, I’m driving Matt to the airport

M is talking about important real estate stuff.

C: Babes, sorry this is totally off subject…but I can’t stop thinking about my dad’s huge fish.  Holy smokes!

M: It was a big fish
C: yeah…huge.  I’m so stoked for him, and I wasn’t even there!  Ok, back to real estate.

 

Dad, that fish needs to be mounted & placed on the wall above the dining room table – I don’t care what mom says.  It’s not every year (or any of your almost 61 29 years) you catch a fish that huge.  I bet it has a great story.  Probably along the lines of how you & Jim had to cut a hole bigger in the ice, just to get its massive body out and Jim almost fell in trying to help you pull it up, how it’s so huge, you had to special order a cooler to keep it in for your drive home, and how all the locals bought you a few rounds for catching the biggest fish in the lake – the one they have all been trying to get for years.  The grand kids are going to think you’re a fishing legend.

 

Good work dad!  I couldn’t be prouder.

 

Forgive the lack of picture quality. Apparently old fart fisherman don't hire professional photographers, not even for the once in a lifetime huge fish...they use their blackberries instead.


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Dear Mom…

January 4th, 2012

I had to send this email to my mom this week – apparently I don’t wash towels good.   Next, it will be “why don’t you make spaghetti as good as your mom’s” (it’s because she uses Kraft…)   Mom: Matthew would like to know what you use to wash your towels.  He grilled me on […]



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I had to send this email to my mom this week – apparently I don’t wash towels good.   Next, it will be “why don’t you make spaghetti as good as your mom’s” (it’s because she uses Kraft…)

 

Mom:

Matthew would like to know what you use to wash your towels.  He grilled me on it yesterday because “you’re mom’s towels smell so good…why don’t ours?”.  Wife Fail!!!  I think its because you use liquid fabric softener and we don’t.  But it could be the love you wash them with too.  I’m not 100% sure.

Love you!
Catie