Monday, March 24, 2014

A list where I will try to be witty, but no guarantees

  • I'm contractually obligated to post once a week per my advertisers.  Here is your post.
  • I'm working on a large fundraiser for our school this week (and last week and the week prior to that...heck, since November).  I liken it to the week before a wedding.  Lots to do. 
  • Per the previous statement, I have fallen off the face of the non-school-related earth for the last month.  I'm sorry, silence is not reflective of how much you mean to me.  I'll be back on Monday.
  • My OCD husband has been very patient with my lack of housekeeping lately.  My house is a Wreck (capital W).  He would do it himself, but...well, he's just as busy or busier than I am.  So...he continues to gently sway and breathe deep.
  • C. started karate on Saturday.  I'd say it was a "win."  And geez...WHY ARE MARTIAL ARTS LESSONS SO BLASTED EXPENSIVE?!?!?  We will not be continuing (at this location) after our groupon is used up.  Cha-ching.
  • A. started baseball.  At batting practice on Saturday, he took a line drive to the head.  Just above his left eye.  You can see scabs from the stitches on the ball.  Lovely.
  • That same evening, Dave took a smack to the left eye in the shed- a rake handle smacked him up well.  His eyelid looks like he had a little 5 year old fun with my pink/purple/bluish eye shadow. 
  • Baby L. has been asking to go potty all week.  I was totally excited thinking this would be the easy one...but alas, it is just an excuse to get her clothes off and try to run around the house naked.  I do believe I'm in trouble with baby-strips-a-lot this summer.
  • I made some paleo chocolate chip cookies.  They are divine.
  • I also made a non-paleo chocolate torte for small group- with raspberry sauce over top.  Even more divine. (and very rich, so I'm really paying for it today!)
  • I keep leaving my phone at my friend, Leah's, house.  What does this say about me?!?!?
  • Baby L. has a crazy mullet.  I'm just going to embrace it and buy her some baby acid wash jeans.   Perhaps a baby camero...  Jean jacket.
  • My toe hurts...I hate shoes.
  • If you see me in sandals and socks today, don't judge.
  • I have rediscovered my hair straightener...and I don't remember why I forgot about it.  I like it.
  • Coffee is done brewing, I'm off.  Happy day to you!

Monday, March 17, 2014

to you


Monday, March 10, 2014

Monday Miscellany (or update...potato, potahto)

1.  For the first time since college, I am battling a hard-core case of insomnia.  I go to bed at 10:30 (ish), lay there until 11.  Sleep until 1am.  Bam.  Wide awake.  No sleep. I'm exhausted, my body is tired... yet, no sleep.  I pray and plan and pray some more.  These 2 hour "naps" aren't enough to keep me going through the next few weeks.

2.  We had our tax appointment today.  My babysitter fell through, so I ended up staying home with the kiddo (I'm so not complaining here!).  Instead of going the evening alone, I quick texted my friend, Michelle, and we got to do dinner together with our kiddos! It was a highlight of my day.  Hooray for impromptu plans!

3.  Baby L. is really starting to feel her oats.  She has SUCH a personality and likes/dislikes, etc. I honestly don't remember the boys being so cerebral at this age.  Cause/effect relationships didn't take hold until 3...possibly 4. She reacts to things... she giggles at farts.  Yes, I said farts.  Then, the big ones she says "WHOA!!!" to.  When she burps, she murmurs, "'Cuse me.". She climbs, climbs, climbs.  She falls, busts open a forehead or a lip, cries and climbs again.  It's insane.

4.  A. has officially finished his basketball season.  They lost more than they won, but he learned a lot.  More about teamwork than about ball handling skills.  The skills will come with practice and good coaching... the teamwork aspect needs to happen first.  I'm glad he had this experience.  But I'm glad that season is over.  Onward to baseball!

5.   C. has had a hard decision to make: continue with soccer or head over to baseball.  Dave wants him to do baseball REALLY bad, but he wants to do soccer again this year.  So soccer it is.  We'll probably go back to the YMCA, but we want a different coach than we had last year.  How do you sign up and say we DON'T WANT a specific coach???

6.  Baby L's new favorite word is "minion.". The things she picks up...sheesh.  (But it's super cute!)

7.  And for your viewing pleasure:

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Sweet little heart

Sunday night
9:30 (ish) pm
We hear the unmistakable sound
the one of a child getting sick.
It was my Baby L.
Making a heinous mess in her crib.
Crying a pitiful cry.
Shaking with adrenaline.
Yesterday, she and I cuddled the day away.
She wouldn't stand,
and only wanted to be held.
I couldn't see her face as we cuddled,
and I wondered if she was asleep.
So, I held out my phone to take a camera of her face.
She wasn't sleeping after all.
But I did come away with one of the most heart-breaking pictures ever.
Oh my sweet heart.
P.S.  Please know that she started bouncing back last night, and is at 80% today.  Looking forward to 100% spit-fire tomorrow!