Three (3!) Things Thursday
Three (3!) Things Thursday

Three (3!) Things Thursday

1. Yesterday I went into the office for a bit. I had 460 unread emails since April 4 (4/3 being the last day I checked email, apparently). I got through all 460 emails, and only marked about 50 as “need to follow up.” Alvie, however, was not impressed with office life & thought it got pretty boring at the end.

2. Yesterday I also walked 2.3 miles – my furthest walk since December! My feet are super blistery today. No idea what happened there. Apparently in the last five months, I turned into a delicate little flower with delicate little feet. Today it hurts to walk. BOOO! I am skipping today’s planned 3 miler and swimming instead.

I am back in a real swimsuit, but I wish I could swim with a sign that says "I had a baby 6 weeks ago - not really this chubby!"


3. Speaking of things fitting: Today I put on AND buttoned the jeans I wore during my first trimester when I didn’t gain any weight but felt a little thicker around the middle. They were super uncomfortable AND extremely unattractive, and I couldn’t sit, or bend over, or breathe  – but they went on AND buttoned, so that is awesome!

I looked better at 9 weeks pregnant then 6 weeks post-partum...guess that's par for the course.

3.5 My corns are popping up, which means it’s almost time for the return of the corn chronicles, and it’s the perfect time to get your requests in to have a corn named after you. Obviously, there will be (as per usual) James corn, who we will all root on tirelessly this year to be the biggest and best corn – but no other corns have been named, so let me know if you want naming rights!

James Corn circa 2010


  1. When I read, “[m]y corns are popping up, which means it’s almost time for the return of the corn chronicles, and it’s the perfect time to get your requests in to have a corn named after you,” I have to admit that I thought you were referring to the medical condition. I was perturbed by the idea that you’d name your corns after friends.

    I was relieved to know that you were referring to the plant.

    Anyway, if you have tomatoes, you should name one after me in the hope that it produces fruit that is as plump as me.

    1. Marcy

      Brian, I also thought that the corn story was about corns on her body, especially after the blistery feet discussion. I was thinking that for a person who hates feet so much, it was very strange that she named her corns. And talked about it. And solicited feedback. Ew.

          1. You are all creepy. I would never name foot corns after friends! (Although I did name my bunion Damian, so I guess that I do have a weird history & your confusion is understandable.)

  2. My feet have never looked better since I’ve almost stopped running. Since I’m the queen of blisters, I’m sure it will be a rough return for my poor feet.

    Thanks for your advice. I sure wish they would stop playing all those public service announcement commercials with the babies gasping for air! Not sure if you guys are getting any attention for it, but they are really pushing the booster here. I hear something about it almost every day.

    1. Someone sent me an article about a newborn dying of pertussis and for some reason I read it. Heartbreaking.

      We are not getting the PSAs on this side of the border, but it’s so scary that people are NOT vaccinating. It’s a weird thing, though – my mom couldn’t get her insurance to cover her tdap booster, even though she is (a) a grandma and (b) works in a hospital setting. Weird, right?

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