Monday, September 27, 2010

Image courtesy of Creative Thursday
ThaKing and I are expecting our first (maybe only one depending on how this all goes ;) ) child in January!  It's a boy (Baby Boy King...BB for short) that is already measuring larger than average! Of course he is!  ThaKing and I were each over 9lbs. and all of our nephews have weighed in at over 9lbs.  each. I haven't been sick at all, so pregnancy fortunately has not been that bad.  I do sense sleeping will be becoming an issue. Stomach sleeping is of course ruled out and sleeping on the left side is the side of choice for those interested in reducing the likelihood of varicose veins.  Sleeping on the back is not advisable because of the  risk of putting too much weight on the vena cava artery which can cut  off circulation to BB.  So then  the only options are sleeping on your left or right side.  Now the left side is becoming less and less of an option.  I think while laying on my left side BB is resting on my sciatic nerve because there is a tingling sensation all the way down my left leg.  Oh the joys. I should have read What to Expect Before You Are Expecting!

Friday, September 10, 2010

I am LOVING all of these prints from Z Gallerie!  However, it is noted there is a shortage of White German Shepherd art to be found anywhere.  There are pieces on Etsy, but I just soon prefer any painting/photo be of my own Elka.  Thus, I have requested that thaKing do a photo  of Elka sitting with a red background, to be printed on canvas (think Blue Dog inspired).  He just purchased a 5D Mark II, so  he is jumping at every opportunity to put it to good use.  Can't wait to see how it turns out!  More info to come on why the search for doggie art, soon.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Photo courtesy of Rolling Stone Magazine
I am truly addicted to Mad Men.  The new cover of Rolling Stone proclaims Mad Men is the best show on TV.  I dare say it is one of the best shows on TV, ever!  It has the best writing of any show since the Sopranos, probably because Matthew Weiner was/is involved in both of them.  The era, the style, the symbolism!  This weeks episode is the best yet.  Don berates Peggy because, I think, he holds her to a higher standard than any of the other copywriters.  She is there because she earned the position, but only  because he put her there.  This is evident when he tells her she should wake up each morning and thank him ,and Jesus, that she has been given another day.  How else would a woman have that position?  They  know some of  each others secrets and yet truly see each other for what they are.  Can't wait until next week's episode!