Miscellaneous Ramblings

Another week gone?

Wow, I’m not sure where these weeks are going? It’s like just yesterday I was looking at a positive home pregnancy test and now tomorrow I will be 28 weeks. Crazy!!

I’ve been reading a little bit this week, but I find my concentration starting stray more and more. I’m reading “Golden Buddha” by Clive Cussler. It’s starting to get interesting, I’m about 120 pages into it. So I’m definitely looking forward to getting some more reading done. … But I find that hard to do when it’s SELECTION SUNDAY! I love me some March Madness! My reading always dips this time of year, I’m always too interested in basketball, lol.

This is something that I don’t usually discuss and consider it my one and only public service announcement: For those homeowners out there, I highly recommend you sit down and go over your home insurance policy coverage. Having both sets of grandparents and my parents dealing with insurance coverage in the aftermath of the tornado, I have a new understanding of insurance policies and how to read them. We have found that we are severely under-insured and will be correcting that in the coming weeks. Something to keep in mind, which I knew nothing about: say you have $100,000 coverage on your personal property within the house – if you have a tornado/fire/etc., and find that you need some of your furniture restored and some of it replaced completely, the restoration costs come directly off your personal property coverage first and then you are left with the remaining amount for your replacements. Plus you have to think about depreciation as well. There’s a lot more to it than I realized. I know I complain every time the insurance bill comes, but I don’t think I will ever complain about that ever again after experiencing this with my family. Also something else, there’s a big difference between choosing to rebuild and choosing to just take your money and go purchase something else. My grandparents are finding that there’s almost a $100,000 difference in what their insurance company will pay out for them to rebuild on the same lot versus just giving them money to find a new house to buy somewhere else. Just something to think about, since this is something I’ve never had to deal with and really had no idea what would happen. But a simple rule of thumb: if you can afford it, over-insured is better than under-insured.

Okay, I’m off my soap box now 🙂

I got the dreaded phone call on Thursday that I was kind of expecting … I have to go tomorrow for the 3 hour glucose test. I’m definitely not looking forward to that. I have this really bad feeling that I may already have gestational diabetes. It’s something that I’ve feared since the moment I realized I was pregnant. But I’ll just have to deal with it if it comes to that. All I want is a healthy baby boy 🙂

I hope everyone has a good up-coming week. I hope to get some reading done tomorrow at my doctor’s office, followed by a yummy lunch with my mom! Other than that it’s just going to be another week at work. I’m starting to think about my maternity leave and how my responsibilities will be split up and dealt with. Ugh.

Until later 🙂