I told my dad I was pregnant. He was his usual stoic self. "That's great, I hope it turns out how you want it." Not sure what he meant by that. How I want it? Living and healthy, of course. I told him I was very happy and excited about it and I hoped he was too. He didn't comment on that but started asking questions about "my chances". We only had a limited time to talk so I wasn't able to ferret out what he was actually getting at. I'm wondering if he doesn't approve of how I've gone about this but doesn't want to discourage me by expressing that. Maybe he's trying to walk the line between supporting me without actually expressing approval. He's so difficult to figure out!
Dad went on medication for high blood pressure this week. He must bring it down within two weeks or his trucker's licence will be revoked. I'm praying they are able to bring it under control. Dad spends alot of time in that big truck and really enjoys it. They've just purchased a new trailer and harvest will begin in two weeks or so. It's the busiest time and it would be difficult on my brother and cousins as well as Dad, if he was unable to drive.
E and C began renovations on their new home. I know E is feeling terrible pressure. There is so much to do and harvest will be upon us soon. C is having trouble making decisions and sometimes changes her mind mid-conversation. They both seem overwhelmed. Obviously, I'm out of the running for helping with the hard labor. I tried to help out by taking the girls for a few hours each day. Yesterday, I had them over here for a while until Stretch went to her friend's house, then I took Dollface with me to do some errands and get lunch and supplies for the workers back at the house. Today I took them both to eat pizza and see a movie.
Stretch said she'd heard that I was thinking about adopting a child. I'm not sure where she got this because it's never been discussed although I was considering that a while back. I didn't know what to say. It's too soon to tell her because I'm sure she would have to tell a friend or two and our whole small town could know from there. I know she's picked up tidbits of conversation here and there. C makes no effort to edit her speech around the children. I responded by asking her what she thought about it. She said it would be great but that I should make sure I adopt a kid who's at least 7 because that's the youngest she would be able to play with. I just said that you never know, it could be a tiny baby and then changed the subject.
I'm still waking up at 3:30A.M. Grrrr I actually fell asleep at the movie. Something I've never done before. Dollface woke me up and admonished me to stay awake!
Driving up and down a very hilly road:
Dollface: Hehehe...that tickles my tummy and my pee pee!
Stretch: TMI, Dollface, TMI