bmcneal: That's a really common thing card thieves do. They'll charge a few really small things first, often to a charity website, to make sure the card works. If it's valid, then they'll start racking up the big charges. Someone did it to me once, but the card company flags those patterns because it's so common and they contacted me ASAP to confirm it wasn't me. Fortunately the CC companies are usually very good about expunging the fraudulent charges.
Midwife appointment today went fine. They're always so short! I don't mind, it just feels weird to drive 20/30 minutes both ways, and only be there for what feels like 15 minutes. lol
Had to shell out the cash for some salon-grade shampoo/conditioner/treatment today. This pregnancy has just ruined my hair. Instead of getting that normal, thick pregnancy hair, it's gotten thinner (and my hair is super fine to begin with) and SO dry/frizzy/damaged. I've tried switching to a good shampoo from the drug store, tried a hot coconut oil treatment, but no luck. The new stuff seems to have helped though! My hair is MUCH less frizzy today. It is kind of a pain though, because I have to shampoo, rinse, treat and wait five minutes, rinse, condition and wait five minutes, and rinse again. Makes my shower twice as long. Fortunately the treatment thing only has to be done every few washes, and not every time. I love the smell too. It doesn't smell like anything in particular, just "salon product" ya know? I've always loved the smell of the products they use when I get my hair cut. Drugstore shampoos never seem to have quite the same sort of scent. Anyhow, it's nice to feel pretty again. I've been growing my hair out for a looooooooong time. So to have it so frizzy and damaged looking when it's so long was making me really frustrated. I never took very good care of my appearance in my teens and early twenties. Now I've learned how to do my hair and make-up better, and gotten in the habit of doing it regularly. YouTube tutorials for those sorts of things are awesome, btw. And during my pregnancy with DD I didn't put ANY effort into how I looked. It made me feel frumpy and ugly. I've been determined not to feel that way this time, and so far I've actually been feeling prettier. :) I don't bother with hair/make-up daily or anything, especially since I often don't go anywhere on a given day.
I'm excited for Christmas (less than a week!). @_@ But I'm sad it will be over so soon! It's my favorite holiday and I love the season leading up to the holiday itself. Fortunately DP has a full 8 days off from work, so we'll get to spend a lot of quality time as a family. We've got free passes to Zoo Lights, and a free pass to an indoor play centre, plus we're using the Christmas money his family sent to pay for a visit to the Royal Tyrrell Museum. We've been before, but didn't expect to get to go again. DD's wanted to go back to the "dinosaur museum" so badly though, so this will be a fun treat for us all. We're going to try to talk her Uncle into coming with us (it's fun for adults too)!