Tuesday, August 10, 2010

My Favorite Sign

I love how I didn't post for one day and everyone thought that I had the baby! No such luck! I don't think this baby is ever coming, just for the record. I bet that I have two more weeks or so. I wish that my doctor NEVER mentioned to me that she thought I might be early. We might have to have a chat about that if I decide to ever have another child while living here in Germany. It is really cruel to play tricks like that. She should have told me that my due date was sometime in mid-September and then I'd be surprised to have an early baby! Anyways, I have posted a picture of a sign that I keep coming across in Germany. There are lots of pretty funny road signs here but this one is one of my favorites. It is posted on school buses and at crosswalks where school buses stop so I am assuming that it is the German equivalent to this American sign.I just get such a kick out of the German sign because it really reminds me of an angry sister dragging her brother along behind her! At least in the American sign it appears that the people are being polite to each other (even though it does look like they are both carrying purses though one is obviously a man?). The lady in the German sign is a no nonsense kinda person and I am glad that I am not the child she is dragging along with her! Ha ha!

In other news............our house smells like we are currently hosting a circus inside of it. We cannot figure it out but our best guess is that the vineyards were fertilized with some sort of manure sometime in the past few days and it is causing our house to REEK. It is too warm to close up the windows so we are suffering through it and know now what it would be like to have pet donkey's living inside our house with us. I think we will pass! I had lunch with Deaner this afternoon and then headed over to our cell phone store to see about adding unlimited calling to the States on one of our cell phones for the next month or so. Fortunately it can be done for only 25 euro a month but unfortunately you have to add it for a minimum of 3 months. I'm just not sure it is worth it. While I know I really am going to want to talk to my mom while I am in the hospital and I know that Deaner is going to want to call his parents with news and updates etc, I just don't know if it is worth it. We have unlimited free calling to the States on our home phone and the reasonable part of me says that we should just email from the hospital and call when it is convienant for us at home. I'm torn. Of course if Evans doesn't pick up the pace, there is a solid chance that my parents will actually be here for his birth since they arrive on the 28th. Got to talk to Deaner about that one.

Now I think I will go do some vacuuming and probably suffer from heat exhaustion. I think I have an obsessive fear that I am going to go into labor and my house is going to be messy and I won't have time to clean it. I know people keep telling me to enjoy this time while I can but folks, I'm bored. Please don't respond and say that this is the last time I will ever be bored, because I sort of get that. I just hate sitting around and doing nothing! Off to find a project!

7 comments:

The Pink Chick said...

That sign is hilarious! You are right! It does look like an angry sister dragging her little brother across the road! Sorry to hear that your house is smelly. Growing up, I lived on a hog farm and when it rained our house smelled like the hog pens. Yuck!

Tiffany said...

I'm 38 weeks today and feel exactly the same way as you about cleaning and being bored. I'm a teacher and have been off for the summer since mid-June. I have 8 days to go until my scheduled c-section and cannot find enough things to do to occupy my time! Although my husband keeps telling me to rest, rest, rest, I'm just not the type to sit around all day! Think I'll go change the sheets!

Megan said...

As far as the calling the states thing, you can get a couple German calling cards just so you can a few quick phone calls when you are in the hospital, I know that would be much cheaper then 25 Euro.

heidi said...

skype, skype, skype. It's so amazing, free video & sound w/ other skype subscribers. It's illegal here, but people still use it & I love it. I like seeing my friends and family over video (though you don't have to have video, you can just do voice.)

chubs said...

have baby. typing on airplane in middle seat, with left hand only. sign looks like many photos of susanne and jack.

susanne said...

Well, Jack certainly wasn't going to get across the street by HIMSELF!!

Allison said...

That sign always made me laugh, too :)