Thursday, January 18, 2007

Well, I SHOULD be cleaning up the playroom know, putting the toys away, sweeping up the half gummed cheerios, old fruit, and graham cracker dust so the little "beasties" (I'm talking about mice, not kids) dont eat them in the night. I hope we dont have beasties (mice, not kids) down there. I put off cleaning it up last night because JOY** thats the reason to have a playroom where you can just shut the door. But LO, we are having ANOTHER playdate tomorrow and the playroom (where they will wreck havoc and destruction) must be clean for them to start in. No, my daughter does (or husband for that matter) does not understand this, but BAH! it is my way. Also, this person (the adult) has never seen my new house in all it's prettyness, so i must clean. AND I bought new organizers to organize my gift and bathroom stuff (yes, those go together) closet. Oh joy. And today was the day I'm supposed to clean my floors, but I spent almost 3 fun hours (where they have lots of furry things that I am allergic to, I actually broke out in a lovely rash by the time I got home) at the vet instead. They loaded my dog up with various stuff and I hope she will stop itching soon. I have to give my dog AND my son antibiotics morning and evening, and drops in both of their ears. (All four) Im just praying I don't mix up their antibiotics and ear drops. And also that ear infections aren't catching because we are still winning by majority at not getting them. So, the floors must be done, and the sheets are supposed to be changed and washed on Fridays, but MY GOD, we make a lot of laundry. I did 4 loads yesterday, dried, folded and put away. But there are probably another couple waiting already.

I'm tired, my knee hurts.

But, two good and funny things today:
1. We got the first snowflakes of the season. My daughter said "Look Mommy, the snowbugs are outside". I'm like, huh? SNOWBUGS? I think you mean "Snowflakes". "No Mommy, those are snowbugs if you look real close". Snowbugs. Thanks for the visual kid!
2. I put my son in a snowsuit that has foldyoverhands (flaps that come up and cover their hands so they dont need gloves). So, I put him in it for the first time and of course wrestle him becaues HE MUST CHEW ON THAT HAND. LIKE NOW. So he pops it out of the other side (flap down) and starts to bring the covered hand up to his mouth. Then he sees that "THERE IS NOT A HAND THERE ANYMORE". He makes this terrified/ horrified face and starts babbling in terror at me. LOOK MOMMY! My hand is GONE! WOMAN! What did you do with it. I started laughing so hard I literally had to take him off the changing table and sit down. He was so upset about it.

Well, im off to clean up the beastie-food (1st babies, then mice-ies, ugh!)

Oh, and my poor hubby is feeling kinda sick. I hope he steams his bad beasties (flu and cold ones) out.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Its the new year, and as usual I'm inspired to MAKE SOME CHANGES (any change, any? heheh) (can you make a baby an addict to goldfish?)

I always like shaking things up around the house, reorganizing, redecorating, etc. That being said, I've noticed that I will spend 5 hours cleaning my house for a party, 1 hour getting my kids ready in expensive, cordinating outfits, 20 minutes carefully considering what my husband will wear and approximately 10 minutes throwing something on myself and brushing my hair. Luckily, I've worked (and need MORE work) on getting together some niceish accessories, so I usually am not embarrasing, but not really great either. (With the exception of my hat I wore to church, I'm bringing Glamour back, timerlake style, hahah, anyway.)

The whole point of that long winded rant was that I need to pay attention a little more to me. I'm ALMOST there in loosing the baby weight. About another 10 (might be 15 after holidays) pounds and I will be good. I need to get some exercise, I need to figure out how that is possible with my kids. Usually I just blow it off because I feel that I can't with the two of them. I want to do some more creative things to give my brain an outlet. (Its getting challenged by my work...when people ask me what I do, I say, well, I'm a graphic designer, but now I work part time as a medical writer and I stay home with my kids...they usually look fairly confused.)

I want to get the house in great, organized style. I want there to be little bins for the gloves, and little bins for the socks (i need more decent socks, most of mine have holes in the toes that poke out when they make you take your shoes off on the mats at playtime and its bad people), BINS FOR EVERYONE! I'm a big fan of baskets and bins. I just haven't figured out where people put their stuff without them. I dont' remember having bins and baskets growing up, but where did the stuff go? Maybe we just have more stuff. I'm also in the process of setting up my husband's closet in one of our guest rooms. He has been squireling away clothes in the attic for months now and its DARN scary up there. Makes it hard to put together those dashing outfits I was talking about quickly.

I want to book time for ME to get a mani/ pedi at least once a month, and time to do personal grooming at home, and time to exercise, and I think some electrolosis sometime this year. I need to find a great dermatologist...I've had my babies, now it's time to get myself back in fighting shape. I want my beach bod back, even better than it was.

This year I want to snow ski at least once, and maybe even take a SCUBA dive. Is that asking too much?
Today is a record day! For TODAY, my (still) 8 month old son -
ATE goldfish...didn't choke...looked properly amazed when i dumped MORE out of the package on his tray...he drank water out of a SIPPY cup, and makes funny noises and holds up his gummy handful of goldfish and phfissyisszzzes (my spelling of his noise) at them in glee.

Yup. Life is purty darn good. Today, I am looking at his little grin (full of tiny teeth) and I'm just enjoying the fact that he is sitting here.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Ok, now that the "wrap up" post is done, (I just wanted to get some of it on "paper" as it is) I am going to list some of my goals.

I'm not going to make RESOLUTIONS...that sounds kind of intimidating. I am going to set some goals. That seems easier. :-)

I want to get through today. And learn, that it is indeed, about today. I want to be a better Mom, a better

I need to finish unpacking (still haven't found my knives) and get organized. I was inspired to write a big long post, but im not anymore. hehehe
Well its a new year. I can't believe that 2007 is already here. 2006 was LOOOONG, stressful and unbelievably rewarding. I started the year halfway through an incredibly difficult pregnancy, went on hospital bedrest soon afterwards, missed a family friend's wedding, had a little boy, had emergency surgery, had the little boy put BACK in the hospital, drove to Michigan with a 1 month old (who was born a month early), put our house back on the market, hosted a dedication party for 200 people, went to tennessee for the 4th of july, sold our house, went to maryland and new jersey for john and hazel's wedding, went to arizona for david and belindas wedding, came home and moved in a weekend, then i left with the kids to go to michigan and florida. We came home to a new house, new neighborhood. We have spent most of the last 3 months rennovating our house and trying to get settled. We went back to TN for thanksgiving, and on to Memphis to celebrate my 30th birthday with my bestest twin. Then it was back here for my birthday party, we hosted a christmas open house for 40+ people, went to several christmas programs and parties, had 12 family members stay with us for the christmas holiday, and now (Jan 2, 2007) its just back to me and the children.

If you would have told me on January 2, 2006 that all of that would have happened this year, I would have run and hidden away whimpering. But we are here, we are safe. Thank You God.