Thursday, March 11, 2010

He couldn't spare a square

Yesterday I went for my monthly doctor's appointment. Hamp sounds great, heartbeat is around 130-145 and he's super active. I will now be going every 2 weeks, which means the big day is getting close!

I've become a queen in my own right lately, as I've been spending lots of time on the throne. My bathroom visits are becoming more and more frequent. The lil' babe in my belly seems to have my bladder working overtime. I know ya'll don't wanna hear about my bladder, but it's been ruling my days! As a matter of fact, it's even noticeable to M to the Izz-A. Actually, my bathroom visits aren't what's being noticed, it's my toilet paper usage, on the other hand, that has caught his tightwad budget-conscious attention. He mentioned that we seem to be going through more toilet paper than normal and pointed to me as the culprit. Just the other day he looked at me with a serious face and told me that there's no reason for me to be tearing off more than three squares at a time. He even asked me how many toilet paper squares I normally tear off. Are you laughing as you're reading this, because dang!

I, Matt, take thee, Hollie, to have and to hold - as long as she controls and curbs her fondness for big wads of toilet paper?

I have made an attempt to help the situation and have done something I never, ever thought I'd do. I've started buying.....brace yourselves.....Wal Mart's Great Value brand toilet paper. I know, that statement does indeed deserve a big gasp. I am big on toilet paper and know a 'great value' when I see it, and this stuff really is worth the switch. I first discovered it at my sister, Sal Gal's, house. She had been using what I like to refer to as 'school toilet paper'. The kind of toilet paper found in schools and other public restrooms. It's almost see through. Then one day while visiting, I came out of her bathroom and proclaimed that she must have realized that while cutting back in certain expenditures is smart, cutting back in the area of toiletry is not. I thought that she surely had crossed back over to the Cadillacs of bathroom tissue and switched to her old fave. It about shocked me to pieces to find out that is was Great Value brand. I then knew that I had solved my 3 square dilemma. This could save me.

And indeed it has.

Ahhh, it's the little things, isn't it? Chocolate milk, rainy days spent in pj's, realizing you still have an hour left before your alarm clock goes off, and sharing toilet paper thoughts with you all on my blog...

This weekend was jam-packed and my camera rode around with me the whole time, but only made it out of the car once. Friday night I attended a Pampered Chef party at my friend Kristin's house. After most of the guests left I remembered my camera and managed to take a pic of the lets-pretend-the-party-is-still-going-on crew...the crew of gals that stick around a good hour after the party is over just because we're out of the house with no kids for once and are enjoying the heck out of ourselves.

Sorry the blogging has been lacking this week. Sometimes I got it, sometimes I don't. I'm having my first baby shower this weekend at Sal Gal's and am so excited to see all of this boy stuff! Hopefully I'll have some pictures to share next week. Kate will be by my side, helping me open all of the gifts I'm sure. She's been practicing her baby holding technique with all of her baby dolls. She looks as if she'll be a natural.

Happy weekending!

And please, keep it to a 3 square maximum would ya?


Dana said...

Thanks for the toilet paper tip! I've recently discovered Scott ULTRA and LOVE

Plan on being at your shower Saturday, but was going to ask is it ok to bring Darci? Also, I must remember to get with your sis and get directions!

The Panke's said...

I'm laughing so hard at this TP issue. Matt would fit right in Russia, my grandparents vacationed there and were give 5 squares each a day, yes for the entire day. Good think you found a deal at walmart:)

Abby said...

Quote of the night: "I, Matt, take thee, Hollie, to have and to hold - as long as she controls and curbs her fondness for big wads of toilet paper?"


Keepin' it to a minimum in KY, Abby

Anonymous said...

I just might have to check out the GV TP... We use Cottonelle and love it, but sometimes it gets to be a budget breaker LOL

Windy said...

thanks for making my day! I had just put my makeup on, and now I've got to go redo it - the tears were of pure joy:)

Kerri said...

LOL! We go through toliet paper like crazy and Jer blames it on me too...I'll have to give GV a try!

Melissa said...

MEN! And the things that bother them! I know it's not the same, but when our daughter would not nurse and we were TRYING and trying and crying (both of us!) my husband said, "Let's just give it one more try! It's FREE and it's the best for the baby!" I said, "You know what?!?!?!?!? How about we hook her up to Y-O-U!!!?" Girl, I feel ya! And yay for the days drawing closer!! :) Can't wait to see your sweet new little one!

Kristy said...

That is so funny!
I am so excited for Mr Hamp to be here! He is going to be such a cutie! :)
And if he would love to meet his long lost blogger auntie- we will be heading south to Gulf Shores the first week of June! I don't know how far that is from you, but don't you need a vaycay on the beach?!? ;)
That's probably not south enough, though. :(