Thursday, February 28, 2008

Pillsbury Dunkables Cinnamon Bites

I'm always wondering why I can't find my favorite product that I don't buy all the time. One of them is Pillsbury Dunkables Cinnamon Bites. Easy, delightful cinnamon bun without the totally excessive sugar (not low-sugar, but not insane) or mess. Good for my cinnamon bun craving, and I can stop looking for it now. Oh well!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Not Again ...

I can't believe it, but ...

On my way to work this morning, I stopped at a red light. After the light turned green, I waited for the car in front of me to move ... and then I got rear-ended. I was the front car in a three-car accident. Jaki Shelton Green (a very nice person who knows my family) in the Jeep in the middle saw the accident coming, and she stomped on her brakes hard. So while she got quite shaken, I just barely moved. I'm not sure my shoulders left the seat, thanks to Jaki.

Of course, since my wagon only recently came back from the body shop, I feel like I have a HIT ME sign. I don't want to have car accidents while I'm pregnant!!!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Labor Timer

I installed a Labor Timer just to get ready for the big day when we meet Karston's baby brother! Hopefully it'll be a while before we use this, but I don't want to have to rush to install this either. Looks easy to use ... we'll see if it's useful! (I didn't have any contractions to time last time.)

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Prenatal Visit

Very quick prenatal appointment this morning: I was in and out in 15 minutes! We measures 33 inches (a bit small, but not unusual) and 140 bpm. Next appointment is in two weeks. After that, I'm down to weekly appointments, ugh.

I asked about my glucose numbers, and they were much improved. My fasting glucose was 61 (last June, pre-pregnancy, it was 76), and my 1-hour challenge was 109 (below the worrisome threshold of 135 to 140, and even below the 126 during my first pregnancy). I attribute it to improving my diet and exercise since the first test with this pregnancy when I hit 139.

Thursday, February 7, 2008


Even with six weeks to go in this pregnancy, I can already tell a personality difference between my sons. When I was large-pregnant with Karston, he would get his feet under my ribs and kick. This time, the kicks all have a reason. Thumper kicks when I get hungry (he's hungry too), when cold touches my belly (he doesn't like to be cold), and when I lean into something (he doesn't want to be cramped anymore); he doesn't kick just for the sake of kicking. He's a very sweet boy!

I had no idea I would be able to tell something about his personality before he was born, but I learn new things all the time.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

NyQuil Deconstructed

We're all sick, with runny noses and coughs. This weekend, Kurtis took Nyquil one night and reacted as though he had food poisoning. Either his stomach didn't like the small amount of calamari appetizer he had that evening, or it didn't like the fresh dinner I prepared that worked for everyone else, or it was the Nyquil (not near its expiration either). So I went online to check into Nyquil. What I found didn't make me want to take it! I'm not sure strong narcotics are what you need to get over a cold: how about drying out the nose and letting your body heal, maybe with a painkiller to ease the journey. But cannabinoids and narcotics? Eh, I'll skip that and the food poisoning symptoms.

Friday, February 1, 2008

QIF to CSV conversion

One of my software pet peeves is locking me into a file format, so I really like file converters. One that was tough to find was a QIF-to-CSV converter for Mac. What I found was this online qif2csv converter. If you're worried about posting your financial information online, you can save the page and run the Javascript locally (turn off your network connection if you're really paranoid). There are libraries to do this conversion, but then you have to write your own application wrapper.

iCal Import

You'd think it would be easy (possibly even included) to import a text file, probably CSV, into iCal. But nooooooo it's not. Luckily, there's iCalTextImport for the job. I just wanted to enter the school year calendar without having to enter the data manually because copy and paste are wonderful tools!