Seven Quick Takes

June 11, 2010 at 8:40 am 11 comments

 Another 7 random tidbits of info that you just couldn’t live without…

1.
I’m so glad you all loved the colors we chose for the nursery. I’m pretty thrilled about it. I’m sitting here wondering what I used to fill my brain with. Now it’s all visions of blankets and booties and toys and colors.

2.
Yesterday a guy at work came to chat in my office. He’s not in the office very often so he wanted to get caught up. “Boy or girl?” I told him it was a boy. He asked the name. “Jansen Bridges.” His eyes got wide and said, “Wow. Unique. Well I can honestly tell you that there is nobody else that’s ever had that name!”

I smiled and said, “Actually…” and then immediately shut my mouth “…you’re probably right.”

I don’t know if you caught it, but back when we announced the name and sex I got the following comment on my blog (for the record, I wouldn’t be sharing this if it was sent in a private email, but since it’s already public I think it’s okay to post):

“Congratulations and blessings to you and Stephen on the impending arrival of your son! We have never met. My name is Betsy and I live in California. I found your blog awhile ago while surfing the net for the latest BL updates and have enjoyed your ramblings ever since. Normally, I am not a big “commenter”, but when I saw your post today I was completely blown away! (So much so that I even emailed a link to my sister to make sure I wasn’t seeing things.)

Your son Jansen Bridges Hurst shares the SAME name (almost exactly when you say it out loud as my sister pointed out) as our beloved late grandfather, JANSEN BRIDGES HERTZ of Toronto. His friends called him Jeb. As I understand it his older siblings took to calling him “J.B.” which when said fast in a child’s voice sounds like “Jebby” which evolved into “Jeb” as he became a young man. Until today, I had never heard the name outside of our family. Many of us are named for my grandfather. My given name is Elizabeth Jansen in his honor.

While I have no doubt that your son will leave his own unique mark in the world, I wanted you and Stephen to know that he enters in good stead. My grandfather was the finest man I’ve ever known. I miss him everyday. He loved his family and the LORD above all else. He taught by example and always gave more to others than he took. He made sure that his children and grandchildren grew up knowing what it means to live in the LIGHT.

God bless all three of you as you grow into a family of your own.

Our family will be holding your family up in prayer for the safe and healthy arrival of Jansen. May he always know God’s grace and be blessed with a lifetime of health and longevity.”

But work doesn’t know about my blog (I’m a firm believer in the separation of work and play) and it would be really hard to explain how I randomly knew of a man in California that had this name. So I shut up and was thankful that I stopped before too much damage was done.

3.
Stephen and I are going to try to fashion our own curtain rods out of painted PVC pipes and wooden balls. Anyone ever tried to do this before? Wish us luck.

4.
We got another floor fan in our bedroom to help with my hot sleeping issues. Ever since then, I’ve started a morning ritual. After I get out of the shower I walk to Stephen’s side of the bed, unplug his fan, pull up his side of the sheets and comforter, then walk to my side and to the same with my fan and sheets. We aren’t really “bed makers” but I feel like this is pretty good. Yesterday morning Stephen walked into our room while I was doing this.

S- So you’re the one that’s been making our bed every morning?!
C- Well who else would it be?
S- I don’t know. I thought maybe I was doing it but kept forgetting.

5.
An automated machine from RoomsToGo called Stephen on Wednesday to tell him that they’d be making the delivery between 2pm and 6pm. While I’m glad that they did that (previously we were told it would be anywhere from 7am to 10pm), I wonder why they don’t tell you that you’ll be getting that call. And really, it doesn’t change our day a whole lot. That’s still a pretty big window.

6.
I get to see my niece tonight! My SIL is out of town on business so my parents invited my brother and Avery over for dinner. They knew they had to invite us too or else we’d be having some serious words! I can’t wait to see her.

It’s been a while since I’ve shown you a picture of her. This is her first time to go swimming, look how cute they are! Such a fun family!

7.
I really don’t care about hockey or soccer so this week’s sports news is lost on me. I do need to read up on this whole Big 12 business though… what’s that all about?!

Have a great weekend. Try to contain your excitement about our recliner being delivered… I know it’ll be tough!

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Kathleen  |  June 11, 2010 at 9:00 am

    Thank you for sharing that comment! I hadn’t read it and I think it made my whole day. So amazing!

    Also, what Stephen said is hilarious. 🙂

  • 2. Karen  |  June 11, 2010 at 9:39 am

    1.I’ll say it again, very good choices.

    2. That was a good comment, it is always funny to me when some one has the same name as me, yep, there are other Karen Mixons out there, I always wonder what kind of person they are.

    3.That should work out, don’t forget to show a pic of your creation.

    4.Good one Stephen, I will have to make note of that in my book of BS.

    5.Be prepared, always be prepared for the delivery driver to have no clue of the times the store gave you.

    6.Good for you, I am going to see my nephew tonight, he will be two years old on the 25th he is a hoot, he can put phrases together about a situation that will crack you up, I was changing is diaper last night and he was rolling around being goofy, here is how it went:
    me: Joey be still, you have poo in your diaper
    Joey: Can you see it
    me: Yes I can see it
    Joey: Touch it
    me: No, I’m not touching it
    he just repeats what he has herd, no real concept of what he is talking about, but he cracks me up, he will have a little sister on the 15th of this month, I can’t wait.
    Avery has an adorable smile.

    7.I don’t know any thing about that stuff either, but I still hoot and holler if the US wins.

    You have a great weekend too.

  • 3. Karen  |  June 11, 2010 at 10:27 am

    I would just like to clarify my comment in #6, we don’t tell Joey to touch poo, LOL I meant like: do you see that flower, yes, touch it, I may not have needed to clarify it, but the more I thought about it the more I wanted to. LOL

  • 4. abby  |  June 11, 2010 at 10:33 am

    That is the coolest thing about that lady’s grandpa! How crazy!! Sometimes when I talk about other bloggers to non-bloggers it makes me feel like the non-blogger doesn’t think I live in reality. So i understand not wanting to talk about blogs to your coworkers. My coworkers know about my blog through twitter and have linked my blog to theirs so it’s kinda weird when someone I barely know at work comes up and knows all about how many weeks I am, etc.

    I can’t wait to see pictures of your new recliner!!

    I forgot to say yesterday in my post that I just bought drapery rods with clear balls on the ends at Lowes. I know that you had the whole negative thing at the paint counter, but Lowes does have quite a selection of drapery rods. Although if you can make it yourself that would be awesome! I hope it turns out!

  • 5. Tabaitha  |  June 11, 2010 at 10:57 am

    That is the coolest story about Jansen’s name.

  • 6. Mama Fuss  |  June 11, 2010 at 11:36 am

    Getting my new recliner tonight, too! It’s exciting stuff, especially for us preggos who need that full-body support and a comfy place to relax. 🙂

    Love that some commenter has a family member w/ that unusual name. Proves how small the internet has made the world and also that there are no original ideas. 🙂

  • 7. DebbieQ  |  June 11, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    Recliners are heaven!! We have three around the house and they are meant for Sunday afternoon naps.

    And the Big 12 broohaha is making my head hurt. I am getting daily blast emails from Baylor and Ken Starr keeping us updated. I just don’t care all that much. Maybe I should?……..Nah.

  • 8. That Pink Girl  |  June 11, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    Oh I just love the story of your reader who had another Jansen in her life – gives me shivers! What a strong name y’all have selected. It will serve him well in life!

  • 9. Nora  |  June 11, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    #2? That made me get all goosebumpy and how sweet/adorable/small world is that (in the best kind of way). Awesome. You guys rock, just in case you wanted to know.

  • 10. Emmie  |  June 11, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Stephen, you are a funny guy! I not only want to see a picture of the recliner, I want to sit in it!

    That Avery is ADORABLE!!!!!

  • 11. Southern Gal  |  June 11, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Love the commenters remarks about the name. I think I told you my daughter’s friends named their baby my first and middle names. It’s pretty unusual and they were blown away when they found out.

    I’m not sure about PVC pipe, but I do know you can make curtain rods out of closet rods and paint them however you like. Get the double screws (I don’t know the official name but they have the sharp screw in end on both sides) and screw the wooden ball on the end of the closet rod. They made balls that were flat on the bottom. You could probably find them at Hobby Lobby, Michael’s or some craft place. If not, you could get someone to flatten them for you with a few woodworking tools. Too much information?

    Avery is as cute as a button.

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