Monday, February 9, 2009

Home again Home again Jiggity Jig

We're home from Cate's wedding. It took a while to get back. 2 1/2 hour drive to the airport, one hour flight, then switch to another 2 hour flight, then a 2 1/2 hour drive home. This chalks up to leaving at 9:30am and arriving home at 10pm. Blech. Oh well, I had some Wendy's to make it all better. My weight will thank me this morning at my midwife's appointment. Ew...

Best way to entertain a small child at a *boring* reception full of adults and no friends to play with. A laptop, Veggie Tales (I Love My Lips Sing Along), and iPod headphones...

One of very few times I wasn't holding my camera. Not sure who snapped this one. Matt maybe? I must be working on something, I'm looking a bit intense...

Dancing fools. :) They love their dancing, as did Oceana! :) That's Drew's sister Nicola in the background. And yes, Drew is a Kiwi.

Kissy Kissy! The latest game between Daddy & Oce involves Daddy puffing out his cheek, Oce kissing it, and Daddy pretending it popped his cheek, causing a loud raspberry sound. This would be evidence of said game. Oh, and she's carrying my camera bag.


The temperature difference is incredible! 15C/60F at Cate's place today. And 26C/79F (and humid like a sauna) at mine. Eeesh! No wonder I was enjoying my time there! It was a quick reprieve from my preggo-induced heat misery. Oh well. Back to the humidity we go! Last night I wasn't thinking and slathered on some cocoa butter (the thick stuff) because I found the beginnings of three new stretch marks (I'm refusing to talk about it; denial is a good policy in this case). Only after I had slathered appropriately did I realise I was now full greased and hoping to sleep in my nothing-less-than-steam-room-of-a-bedroom. Hmm... I've made smarter moves. I'm still greasy this morning. Ick.


This little girl. Nope. Still no name. She's happy - kicking and rolling as always. She kicked me strong enough that I said "Ouch" outloud the other day. Sometimes the kick requires more skin than my body provides.


Skin tags. One of those :related to pregnancy: things no one ever tells you until you say, "What the heck is this skin tag doing here?" Well, I have one. Or I think I do. I have to ask my midwife today. It's on the back of my neck and it's driving me nuts. It weeps constantly, and when it's not weeping (and smelling funky) it's dry and crusty and getting hair caught in it. Gross, I know. Believe me, I'm living with it! I have every intention of GETTING RID OF IT in the next day or two. Just had to check with my midwife before I tried anything crazy.


Oceana's in a touch-everything, get-into-everything, pretend-I-didn't-hear-you-say-no mood. That's all I have to say about that.


I'm learning to cope with my glue on nails, but I'm still a bit out of sorts. I'm hoping to keep them on until after Valentines Day. I also need to make sure we get a chance to get out for V-day. This morning I pushed the microwave door-opener-button and the nail didn't come with my finger, instead choosing to get stuck on the actual appliance. Crud that hurts!


Now I need to start funneling things back where they belong, and out of the suitcases that are slowly vomitting themselves onto my living room rug. I should really get on that, since I have a Heads of Department meeting this afternoon and will be too tired when I get home to care about doing it. I really should.

Ok. Bye!

Home again Home again Jiggity Jig is something my mum said when we were kids. Havalah and I both think it's from a nursery rhyme. I googled it, and found this. My mom said the first two sets, not the third set.

To Market
To market, to market, to buy a fat pig,
Home again, home again, jiggety jig.

To market, to market, to buy a fat hog,
Home again, home again, jiggety jog.

To market, to market, to buy a plum bun,

Home again, home again, market is done.

Mother Goose Nursery Rhyme

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  1. too cute! Apparently Matt and Oceana are BOTH being entertained by VT...what movie is it??? ;)

  2. OK Susie, My grandfather used to say "Home again, Home again, Jiggity Jig Jig" all the time when I was little -- and that was about 60 years ago! He was the only one I can remember saying that. So, where did YOU hear and learn that phrase. I don't know where it comes from.
    --- Carolyn

  3. You make me laugh. The nail stuck on an appliance was hilarious.

    My parents would say that phrase to my siblings and I as well. =)

    Wish we had your weather. Here it's a tease. The mid-south has 70's, then 50's, 40's, back up again,'s a roller coaster!

    You look so cute with your belly!!

  4. Hi Susie, I just finished looking at all of the wedding pictures and reading about the events. You truly have such a beautiful family! :)

  5. Oh how I LOVE weddings! Your pictures are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing this special day with us. I feel a part of this family and the joy that was shared by all. Congratulations to Cate and Drew. You and Oceana look very beautiful and Matt so handsome all dressed up! Cate looks so beautiful in her dress and the bridesmaids too. Can't say enough about how I enjoyed these posts of the wedding. Thank You!

  6. Ok so here is my all time fav girl name, and I thought it was cute in your case since you have oceana, the name is elouise and it's french and means sun, I have found several other meanings as well one is she who fights for the Lord. Both are very good meanings and I thought very fitting for your sweet family.

  7. I was out of town.

    I have been checking out all my favorite blogs...

    lots of posts about a beautiful wedding. how special.

    thanks for sharing the photos. i especially love that Oceana was in some of them.


  8. Oh Susie,
    I wish I lived closer to you....I think we might have a blast. First, as for the nails...... ouchy was my word on my wedding day when mine (I had just had put on the day before) got stuck in my all lace train......
    Second, Oceana is a doll. No matter how much she gets into, or what she explores I think she is just awesome. She is learning about her world around her and doing a fine job as I see it.
    Next, The photo's of the wedding. They are beautiful beyond belief. You really do well in photography. You have a gift and I'm glad you use it. Now tell me, what is a Kiwi? Hmmmmmmmm
    And, since someone else mentioned a name........ I thought I would chime in. Sarah Faith....Sarah is princess and Faith explains itself.... Just an idea. I have a Sarah Nikohl and she is awesome at the age of 20 years old. Whatever you name her I know that God will have his plan for her life before you ever meet her.
    God bless and get some rest.

    Sonja Florida

  9. so, i;m at the library, andyou are supost to be quiet at the library, soo no more funny blogs, here i am sitting like a little dork, and laughing to myself, by myself.... haha,,, oh brother....

  10. Yup, I've heard that rhyme, but not the third verse either. And have one for each child...including my m/c. Mine were never weepy or crusty though, just a little extra piece of skin, and they are all in a neat little row on the left side of my neck.