Tuesday, June 24, 2008

An update and 100 other things

Well the saga of the A/C unit has come to an end. My parents decided as their baby gift to us they were going to have the unit replaced and all the other damage that was found as well. There was major water damage in the attic due to the previous unit not being installed correctly. the ducts were not installed correctly and have major air flow issues which is why the east side of the house never cools down. All the electrical that was installed and fixed by the previous owner is not safe and needs to be replaced. There was something else too that I can't even remember now. But bottom line is a lot of money and an increased thankfulness for my parents.

The other bad news this week is that our cable and Internet went out (I'm at my parents typing this) and after 2 hours on the phone with cox Monday they couldn't figure out what was wrong so they had to schedule a tech to come out and work on it, but they couldn't get anyone out to us until Friday night at 7pm! Holy cow that's some crazy wait time in my opinion. And when we asked if they would be crediting our bill for 5 days without service we were told that since they don't know who's fault it is that the systems aren't working they won't be giving us a credit without an investigation. Um well we turned on the TV and it worked, then we tried to turn on the TV6 hours later and it was a black screen. I'm thinking the cats aren't smart enough to damage the cable and we didn't do it so that leaves Cox.

Finally I entered my 10th week of pregnancy today and bought my first maternity clothes. I've been having wicked headaches and lots of crazy back pain, but otherwise I'm still feeling pretty normal. Here's praying this will be the pattern of this adventure.

OK I saw this on my friend Jesika's blog and thought I'd see if I could come up with 100 things about myself. If you're brave read on my friends. See ya next week.

1. I'm LDS.

2. I met my husband in high school....

3. while dating his best friend....

4. who remains one of both of our best friends to this day.

5. I am 18 months older then DJ.

6. Which means I was a college freshmen girl dating a high school senior, lol.

7. DJ proposed to me twice before he graduated and I turned him down.

8. He officially proposed to me one week after he graduated high school in front of Sleeping Beauty's castle in the middle of the fireworks show.

9. But we were the only people who knew what had just happened cause he asked by whispering in my ear.

10. To this day Disneyland is my favorite place to vacation and I would turn down a trip to Hawaii to spend a week in the magic kingdom.

11. I'm a California native.

12. I spent my formative years 30 miles east of San Francisco but never rode a cable car until I was 21.

13. By the time I was 25 I had moved 10 times.

14. All in the State of CA.

15. My favorite drink is ice cold root beer.

16. I worked in a vet hospital from age 14 to age 19 as a tech assistant.

17. therefore I have x-rayed a snake, pulled blood from a lizard, helped examine a spider monkey, as well as all the normal cats, dogs & birds.

18. I also got to volunteer at the Oakland Zoo...

19. where I bottle fed a 3 week old elephant.

20. When I was 15 I spent a day shadowing a dolphin and whale trainer at Marine World where I spent the day learning how to train dolphins.

21. I am an only child.

22. I only have 8 cousins, total on both sides of the family.

23. I LOVE Chinese food and could eat it every night...

24. But, I can't eat it now that I'm pregnant....

25. because I'm an insulin dependent diabetic and have to keep my sugars in perfect order.

26. I'm the only girl in my family.

27. I'm terrified of bees.

28. I can't sleep in a moving car.

29. I have been in two major car accidents that I shouldn't have walked away from....

30. neither of which were my fault.

31. I have never spent more than 1 night alone in my entire life.

32. I love to grocery shop and have spent many hours just wandering the aisles for fun.

33. I love reality TV.

34. I love getting my nails done.

35. I love to cook and bake.

36. I use to work in a diner and a bakery.

37. For three years I got up at 2am 7 days a week to throw over 400 news papers.

38. I still cry every time Mustafa dies in Lion King and when Shelby dies in Steel Magnolias.

39. I have seen What Lies Beneath hundreds of times and I still need to turn on all my lights when I watch it.

40. I know every word to Ice Ice Baby.

41. I have never seen E.T, Goonies or Jaws.

42. My favorite food is my homemade lasagna.

43. I love making homemade pasta and sauces!

44. I love to bake and can make any pie thrown at me.

45. I hold a B.A. in English Literature....

46. but I can't spell to save my life.

47. I love, love, love like my freckles.

48. I have never lived without a cat!

49. I'm very much a 'time' person....

50. I hate it when I'm late!!!!

51. I have a photographic memory with numbers.

52. When I was younger, I wanted to have an accent.

53. I use to ice skate competitively.

54. And dance hip hop competitively.

55. I hate American Idol.

56. When I was a kid I loved to drink sweet pickle juice and my mother always caught me sneaking juice from the jar.

57. I have only camped outside twice in my life.

58. I have been photographing weddings for over 10 years.....

59. I worked as a studio photographer for over three years.....

60. and I've never had formal training in photography.

61. I love the smell of fall spices and frequently bake with extra cloves in my fall recipes just so I can smell the goodness cooking.

62. I'm better at getting up early then staying up late.

63. Halloween is my favorite day of the entire year.

64. It is also my favorite time of the year to go to Disneyland and pretty much the only time of year I will go to the park.

65. I love candles and often in the fall and winter never turn on the lights at night just so I can light all my candles.

66. I don’t really like jewelry and hardly wear anything but my wedding ring.

67. Christmas tree shopping was my favorite day to spend with my hunny during the entire year. We made hot chocolate and homemade cinnamon rolls and bundled up for the loverly 40 degree weather to go scour the lots for the perfect tree. Then came home and decorated the entire house…..

68. but we own (against my will) a fake tree now so the day has lost a bit of its vigor in my mind.

69. I can’t stand when people’s Christmas lights are not in sync on their houses (you know one strand blinks and the others don’t) or when there are noticeable lights burnt out, and I have been known to say something to neighbors about their lights.

70. I hate playing completive sports and would chew my own leg off to get out of one.

71. Wal-mart is my favorite place to go wander when I’m depressed or sad.

72. I was 16 when my maternal great-grandparents passed away.

73. I don't like Arizona heat.

74. I love to cross stitch and once cross stitched an entire baby blanket for my best friend in CA.

75. I’m a sucker for a good movie on a rainy day with hot apple cider.

76. I really don’t like talking on the phone cause I have a very hard time hearing people when they are on the phone, yet I’ve had my hearing checked and there is nothing wrong.

77. I'm shy.

78. I have never broken a bone.

79. I have dislocated both of my knees (at different times)

80. I have only been to 7 states in my entire life. (CA, HI, UT, AZ, WY, PA, VA)

81. I have no nieces or nephews.

82. I’m terrified about being a mom…..

83. and completely excited to see DJ as a dad.

84. I have the best girlfriends on the entire planet.

85. Before joining the Church I only had 2 girlfriends.

86. I love rocking out to very loud music.

87. I really, really, really miss rainy foggy CA winters.

88. My husband and I love to carve pumpkins and we usually carve about 10 of them while watching scary movies.

89. I'm very insecure about my “talents”….

90. but, I want to be the best so badly I’ve never given up even thought I constantly say I am going to.

91. I love a good thunderstorm!

92. I desperately want to be able to stay home when this baby joins us.

93. I love playing board games.

94. I love my hubby so much that I learned how to play World of Warcraft so we could play together and now I’m addicted too.

95. I love hanging out with my parents (as long as we don’t have to live together).

96. DJ and I have never been able to celebrate a single anniversary together.

97. The scent of grapefruit is my favorite smell on the planet.

98. I’m petrified of water where I can’t see the bottom and refuse to get in it ever.

99. I LOVE to give gifts!

100. I still have most of my stuffed animals from when I was a kid in the garage in a Tupperware box.


Jaime said...

You are going to be a great Mama!!

We are going to have to add a state to #80.

Ice skate & dance hip hop competitevly wow that's impressive! (i can't do either)

Christine said...

Ah, my dear, it freaks me out how many things we have in common! Woot-woot for Christines!!!

Amie said...

Couple comments: =) Ditto on the Shelby/Steel Magnolias thing (and I think you meant Mufasa, not Mustafa, lol!) We watch Goonies every single Halloween night after we get back from trick-or-treating. Come on over and watch it with us! I love it!!! "HEYYYY YOOOOOUUU GUUUUUUYYYYS!" Yayeee yayeee for #84 and you bet your sweet patootie you are not giving up on your talents! Did you get to celebrate your anniversary together this year?

Jesika said...

This was SO much FUN to read!! Thanks for playing along! My 12 year old thinks it's pretty cool that you know all the words to "Ice Ice Baby". Dancing, ice skating....there's so much! Very cool!!!

I'm so glad your parents were able to come to the rescue with your A/C issues!

Congrats on 10 weeks of pregnancy! So exciting!! And, you will be a fabulous mom!!! :o)

Cug Family said...

This might be weird but we have the same name. My name is Christine Cuglietta too. I married into the last name. I am 40 and I live in Las Vegas, NV. I read your 100 things about you and I share many of the same qualities. Just thought I'd say Hi.

Mom, wife, scrapaholic... said...

Yeah I am so glad you updated!! We have tons in common, I totally hear ya about the phone thing!! I like email way better or in person! I am so glad that your A/C is being taken care of!
Don't be scared being a mom, you will do great! I was 19 when I had my first and I didn't have any clue what to do but it all comes naturally and it helps that you have a lot of great people around you that can help or give advice when needed! So don't be worried you will be a great mom! I went to the Dr. today and got a tentative due date of Jan 6th! When did you say you were due??

ABlack said...

Christine, this was fun getting you to know you a little better! Thanks for sharing I really enjoy your blog. Ahlena

Julie said...

Ummm, I don't know if you should have shared #40...:-)what a great song and great memories of high school!! You are such a funny gal! It was cool to get to know you better.

Shel said...

WOW! I am home sick from church and SHOULD be napping but was feeling overwhleming GUILT for not chechking in on you lately....soo here I am getting caught up! WOW! First, I am sad about all the things I have read that have been going on, but I do know you will be HUGELY blessed. And we can look into something soon...I will email you later. As for everything else...hang in there. :)You are loved beyond measure....by everyone!! Your 100 things cracked me up AND amazed me! I also still cry every single time Shelby dies...and I have seen it in the 500 times range!! :) I cant believe you danced and sang competitively! THAT I WOULD LOVE TO SEE VIDEOS OF!! I was reading your 100 with my mouth dropped to the floor! I always love learning about you! 2am for 3 years...WHOA! Being a mom will be a piece of CAKE for you sweetie! LOVE YOU!!!

April said...

Christine...I don't know you very well, but girl, you are amazing...totally amazing. I just love you! It was awesome getting to know a little more about you.