Since my husband went and posted the link to this blog on facebook last night as a way to keep in touch with people, I suppose I'd better post something a little more edifying than last time. And we'll try to keep random posts like that one at a minimum.
To sum up our life in the past 6-7 months:
Jordon still works at DenHartog Industries, loading trailers. We haven't come up with a fancy name for it yet, that makes it sound like he needs a ph.D. for his job. Oh, well. He at least has a friend who works there as well, albeit in a different department, so if he's late getting home I usually figure that he's talking to Matt. Yesterday, though, was a different story. The car locked him out, and he had to get a ride back home, and then back, with a second set of keys. It's the second time the car has done that, and we're not sure if he hits something accidentally upon exit, or if it's the car going haywire on us. He's also still on the Fire Department here in town. So that takes him out on a couple Wednesday nights a month, as well as at random times...like the middle of the night.
We're expecting a baby on May 30. Or around May 30, since due dates are more intelligent guesses than anything. We keep calling it 'he', because that's more personal than 'it' which gives rise to people constantly asking if we know what we're having. Which we don't. So now Jordon has taken to calling him 'Sam'. As short for either Samantha or Samuel. I don't know if that helps the confusion much, though. I won't bore you with the details of expectant motherhood....actually I'm feeling pretty good lately.
And people are always wondering what I do at home all day...It depends on the day. There are usually dishes. And laundry, sometimes. It's a bit different to go from 2-3 loads of laundry a day (with my family) to about three a week. But since I do it all, (for the sake of argument, Jordon will help fold it occaisionally) and can't rope younger siblings into helping with it, I won't complain. And then there's sewing, and all the other handicrafts I enjoy...and baking when I get sick of that. I still tend to bake/cook for a lot of people, but then Jordon can have left overs for lunch, instead of ham and cheese sandwiches all the time. You would think that I'd have tons of time on my hands to read, but that's actually the thing I have to make a concentrated effort to do. And Sam isn't even running around yet. Hm.
Tonight we're going to attempt cheese making for the first time. We were going to try that last week, but things got busy. Whether it was going to Sioux Falls or Jordon's EMS classes in Sioux City, who knows, but we didn't get it done. So I shall have to have the kitchen spotless when Jordon gets home. Apparently cheese is easily contaminated. I almost asked him whether he wanted me to bleach the counters.