Sunday, July 18, 2010


Things are going somewhat well over here. Everything is going well with the baby so far, and I've been feeling pretty good and keeping up with my job and artwork. My husband is very unhappy with his job, and is constantly trying to find a new one, but to no avail. Anyone have any ideas? He's even open to something completely unrelated to design.

Last night we did something fun, which honestly is kind of rare for us. We used to go out and do fun stuff all the time, but now we are sort of boring and don't go out much, and a "fun evening" consists of eating dinner together and maybe working out in the garden. But last night we drove all the way up to Connor Prairie to see the Sci-Fi Spectacular at the Symphony on the Prairie. It was really fun! We somehow couldn't find our folding chairs, but then we were able to sneak in real close with our blanket. Since we sat so low to the ground we didn't have to worry about blocking anyone's view. They opened with the Star Wars theme, and about a minute after I said, "I wonder if they'll do The X-Files," they totally did. They also had this tiny lady do the vocals for the Star Trek theme, and it was pretty amazing. About a quarter of the way through, George Takei from Star Trek came out and talked. He was quite silly.

Here you can see George:
George Takei

Storm troopers and Darth Vader in front of the Indianapolis Symphony:
storm troopers! darth vader!

When it first started it began to get more and more cloudy.
storm rolling in

For some reason meteorologist Chuck Lofton from channel 13 news was there, and made announcements about the weather from time to time. About half way through the program it seemed the conductor just sort of ran off stage, and the musicians started milling around and going off stage also. We thought maybe it was intermission, but ol' Chuck came back out and said the storm was getting too close, and that we all, hundreds and hundreds of people, should head out to our cars and wait for it to blow over. Brandon and I just sat around for awhile waiting for the mobs of people to clear out and to decide what to do. Eventually it started getting really dark, so we decided to head for shelter. I went into the bathroom and when I came out it was pouring. We took shelter on the side of the potty building under a ledge and just waited to see what would happen. Eventually Chuck came back and announced they had canceled the rest of the show. So sad! We finally get to do something, and half of it is canceled. Oh well, it was still fun!

Today is our first "baby class." It was supposed to be last Sunday, but it got rescheduled. We are going to be learning Hypnobirthing, and I'm sort of nervous but also intrigued. The lady who teaches it is actually coming to our house and meeting with us one-on-one, so it should be interesting. So, I guess I should go clean the house before she gets here ...


Little White Paw said...

Hypnobirthing? Sounds interesting. I'll have to look into that.

Sorry part of your fun day got rained out. Isn't it nice to just do something different for a change? It's hard to always have the energy after working to get out of the house, but it's usually feels pretty good when you do.

Candice Hartsough McDonald said...

Yes, I'm really excited to learn Hypnobirthing! Everything I've heard about it is really positive, so I'm hoping it will help me have the natural birth we want. fingers crossed.