October 4, 2008: Scott and Dominica’s 5th Anniversary!

48 Days to Baby Day! (33 Weeks and One Day Pregnant)

19 Work Days Left for Dominica; House closing in 3 – 21 days.

Today is Dominica and my five year wedding anniversary.  Boy has the time flown by.  I can’t believe at all that it has been five years.  How is that possible?

I slept in quite a bit this morning.  It is not every day that I get the opportunity to really sleep in so it was very, very nice.  We have the windows open and the apartment is rather chilly so I had a very snuggly dog pressed up against my side looking for warmth.

I started the day by getting out of bed, starting to put on my jeans and promptly falling right over.  I was hoping that Dominica didn’t hear me hit the floor as she was in the kitchen but she came right in to check on me and found me on the floor trying to me quiet.  I didn’t really hurt anything, luckily I was on carpeting, but it was rather embarrassing to just topple right over like that.  Didn’t do much to improve my back’s situation, though 🙁

Dominica was actually up before me today and started up the weekend’s laundry right away.  Then she moved out into the living room, once I logged into the office to start working for the day, to do some knitting.  She is working on some clothes for the baby that she wants to get done, obviously, before the baby is born.

Katie Twittered this morning that she found gas in Buena, New Jersey for $3.09!  People keep talking about it going to go over four dollars but at the moment we are pretty sure that we are going to be seeing it dropping into the twos again.  Who would have thought.

I earned a new badge, Commentator, on Stack Overflow this morning.  I did not manage to earn the reputation yesterday that I had been hoping to have earned but at least I am moving on up even if it is slowly.  By three this afternoon, though, I was over the 300 mark that I had set for myself yesterday.  (I finished the day with 337 reputation points.)

For lunch, Dominica made tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.  We recently learned that you could put raspberry preservers directly into the grilled cheese before grilling it for a more Monte Christo type effect.  This is a new grilled cheese technique that we learned from her father.

Around two in the afternoon Dominica decided that she was so tired that she was going to go nap for a while.  So she and Oreo went to bed and put on the second season of Bones which Dominica has on DVD from NetFlix.  She and Oreo stayed there watching DVDs and knitting until eight in the evening when we went out for dinner.

For our anniversary dinner Dominica and I drove out to the Oranges, Exit 8A on 280, and got dinner at Panera Bread.  It was very busy and loud out there.  Tons of people apparently had the same idea that we did for dinner.  Not many nice places to go around Newark without traveling too far and Panela is pretty accessible – especially if you live in the Oranges which are pretty heavily populated.  While we were at dinner I had meant to get myself iced tea but accidentally got myself iced coffee.  Oops.  Way too much caffeine after going more than a week without.

After dinner we picked up half a dozen bagels and some bread for tomorrow.  Panela has the best bagels although they were out of their cinnamon chip bagels which are my favourite.

We got back to Eleven80 and spent the remainder of the evening watching Magnum P.I. on the AppleTV.  Dominica went to bed sometime around midnight.

I was hoping to be able to go to bed around the same time but the caffeine was really affecting me.  I stayed up in the office reading and working on Ruby on Rails (just a project from the book that I am reading) until four in the morning!

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