Monthly Archives: March 2006

Miss me, miss me, now ya gotta kiss me!

Ok, so maybe its not the most mature title for a blog entry, but its damn true (as The Rock would say), so git yer buns over here and give me some lovin', would ya??  🙂

Yes, I missed you, too. Dearly. I was in Florida with my son and my daughter-in-utero (didn't Nirvana have an album named something like that, too?) visiting with my parents and sister for a week. {Now, Denise, before you get your panties in a bunch, be assured that I was only in Orlando for a few short hours, most of which were spent attempting to sleep. If I had had any extra time, I would have called. Since I didn't have a lot of free time, I avoided you like the plague so that I wouldn't feel even more horrible being so close without getting to see you! I'm sorry! Next time, though, you might not be able to get rid of me, perhaps in June.} The weather in Florida was fabulous-it was definately spring there. We swam every day and I think it only rained maybe a half hour the entire time we were there. I was able to visit with some aunts and uncles while I was there (serious card games there, people!). One evening I went to Orlando for a retirement celebration for Steve's dad, which was very emotional and exciting to be a part of. I managed to get into bed that night by 1030, only three hours later than all the other nights that week. Hey, give me a break-I'm pregnant! LOL

Today has been a really fun day for us. Michael turned four-can you believe it?! His party is on Sunday, but we opened presents and still had cake today-pretty mellow. Perfect, to tell you the truth. I also had a sonogram today (20 weeks+ under the belt already!) and all the measurements are looking great. They are still pretty sure its a girl, too, so we're excited to grab some pink into the house at the end of the summer. 🙂

I haven't had a chance to go blogrolling, but I'm going to do that as soon as I post this message. I can't wait to see what you guys have been up to. I know I've got a ton of catching up to do. Hope you guys are well, and hope to hear from you soon.

Today’s To Do List

  • clean up kitchen
  • clean up living room
  • clean up michael’s room
  • clean up extra bedroom
  • sort my laundry

{A}

A is for…

  • Assmonkey: I have always loved this phrase, but use it sparingly, because I don’t want to ruin its novelty.  It always gives me the image of someone who is rather hyper and somewhat distressed in a “going into enemy monkey territory” kind of way. I love it even more since it is the first thing I thought of for the letter A. Too funny.
  • Arbitrary: I love this word. It sounds so legal and proper and ‘just right’. How ironic that it actually refers to something based on individual decisions, not the objective ‘truth’.
  • Always: As in ‘you always’ vs. ‘you never’. Gotta love taking an argument or discussion to the next level by using “blaming words”. I use the word always a lot. Most of the time when I use it, my mind is actually telling myself that not only do I overuse the word, but that by using it, I am actually telling a lie.
  • Africa: I desperately want to visit Africa. I am probably too afraid of all the vaccinations to actually ever go.

Life encyclopedia project

I swear I have wanted to start this life encyclopedia project for a few months now. You know how it works? You go through the alphabet and write about different things that are part of your life that start with that letter. Its just a way to document the ordinary about our lives. Stephanie has done it off and on (check out the link on the left to her blog) and she is always inspiring me when she posts new things. So, you might be seeing me working on this project over here. Have any of you done this? I know this is a typical scrapbooker project, so I figure maybe one or two of you have done this or something similar. I’d love to hear about it.

Meaty Sweater Puppets vs. Sweaty Meat Puppets

There are a few people out there who find great humor in the phrase sweater puppets (who can blame them?)-and you know who you are. Well, I was watching a cartoon today with my son and they mentioned (several times) “sweaty meat puppets” and all I could do was laugh and laugh.

So now I have the distinct impression of meaty sweater puppets facing off with the sweaty meat puppets. Disturbing to say the least.

The little guy won me over!

I was never really a big fan of Curious George as a kid. Ok, I admit it, I thought he was annoyingly stupid and couldn’t imagine why anyone in their right mind would bother reading those books. Being the wonderful mother that I try to be, I took Michael and Sarah to see the movie yesterday. Well…he won me over in the first 20 seconds of seeing him. Man, they made him so stinking cute and lovable. Check him out:

 Curious George

 Isn’t he just the cutest?

A week in one post-you asked for it

Wednesday night, I finally finished Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar, an amazing roman à clef. It reminded me quite a bit of Susanna Kaysen’s Girl, Interrupted (FABULOUS book, much better than the movie). Ironically, both Plath and Kaysen were treated at the same mental institution. I highly recommend both books. They are female coming of age stories that have a lot to teach us. Thursday morning, I started reading Anais Nin’s Diary 1. So far, its very interesting. I am only about 80 pages into it, but its got so much info in it that it takes me a bit to process it all. She writes her diary entries in a way that each entry is about twenty or so pages long. Instead of being a day by day kind of thing, its more like a monthly kind of entry that covers EVERYTHING. I like her style and I like how she raises questions of herself that are similar to the questions I think about. Very inspiring to me.

Thursday was fairly uneventful…until around 630 or 700 at night when Michael started puking everywhere. On the couch, on him, on me, on the floor. Oh, it was amazingly revolting. Michael was so flustered at it all-he would just hold his little hand over his mouth to try to keep it from coming out. Poor little guy. Once I got him cleaned up, I put him into bed and ended up sleeping on his trundle in his room so that I could be there throughout the night when he needed me. And he did. He ‘put it in the bucket’ about fifteen times until 330 in the morning, when he finally slept peacefully for three hours.

That morning, Steve and Michael chilled out for a small time-and then I made a little nest on the floor in my bedroom for Michael to watch tv and just chill. I had wanted to put Michael in school today so that my mom and I could go to my 16-week sonogram in peace, but once Michael got sick, I didn’t want him to go to school-and neither did he. Michael ended up coming to the sonogram with Mom and I, where we found out that the baby is a girl! She’s doing great, right on schedule and everything looks good. I will go back for a 20-week ultrasound for the regular intensive ultrasound to check all the organs and so forth, but they are expecting it all to be good then, too. Mom ended up leaving right after the sonogram (and took her about five hours to get home instead of three!!) and Michael and I just chilled until Steve got home from work. Michael acted perfectly normal, except he didn’t want to eat anything. He eventually had a bowl of macaroni and cheese, so I knew that on Saturday, he would be back to his normal self. I ended up sleeping on his trundle again, just for fun. We both slept very well.

Saturday morning, I went out with Liss to the ‘Bucks (not the Flower Hill ‘Bucks, so nothing eventful occurred, LOL) to catch up on her absolute craziness that ensued on Friday night. Too funny that after Steve left to play cards and Michael went to bed, I got sick. I ended up puking all night. ALLLLLLLLL NIGHT! It was funny, but I was so happy that I was sick then, because I had privacy since Steve was out, and I didn’t have to worry about Michael and keeping him happy since he was sleeping. It really was an optimum time to be sick (if there is one!).

The next day I still felt like ass, but at least I could leave my bed after ten o’clock in the morning. Steve was down here in the living room with Michael (asleep on the couch, LOL) and the minute he got up the steps to get into bed, he ran for the bathroom. He was sick all day, so Michael and I chilled. He was such a good boy, too-he would come pet my head, but really just took care of himself most of the day. It was nice. I ended up sleeping in our extra bedroom so that Steve and I wouldn’t wake each other up with our pukings and movings, LOL.

Monday morning I had a midwife appointment (normal, all good) and Michael went to school. I had him rest at school, so that gave me some time to chill out. I ended up at Starbucks where I did a bit of reading and a tiny bit of writing and drawing. Nothing special, but it was really nice to curl up in a chair and drink hot tea and not feel like I was going to fall over.

Tuesday and Wednesday were fairly uneventful, and here it is today, once again uneventful. 🙂 So, now do you feel caught up?