Wednesday, April 30, 2008

random thoughts

I have hit a wall. A has not called my parents and asked their permission. I have the ring on, but I have not been asked….we are just so backwards here. I don’t want to start planning or asking mom and dad about their help and what not until he talks to them…but I want to get this show on the road. I have been playing around on the and have a notebook with some scratched down ideas, but I can’t decide anything right now. I know once I begin making decisions and crossing thigns off my list I will have more fun, but this place I am in is between imaginary and real. You know in high school when you were planning your dream wedding to your high school sweetheart, because of course things were going to last forever and money was not the issue. I have the date, but I want the location (other than “back home”) and things like that so I can begin this process. I want to start early so I don’t do what my friend K is going through with “We should have just eloped, there’s not enough time to do all that I want to do! I am getting extra charges for short notice” etc. I want to take my time and enjoy the process. COME ON A!! LET’S GO!!!

I have been thinking of all of R’s words and there’s at least a dozen I forgot on the last post so here are some more (and mind you I am sure I am still forgetting some but trying not to duplicate):
Potty (but she hasn’t put the idea of sitting on the potty and going potty together, she will tell me potty when she wants to sit on it for a minute at the most and potty when she goes in her pull up, so we are making progress!)
Butt (belly button)
Up (thought she only says that after prompting, she days down for both up and down hehe)!
Hot! (usually around the oven whether we are cooking or not)
Aunt Jackie
That’s all I can think of for now, but I know she will say either a new one or something that I forgot to write.

I am excited to have Friday and Saturday off, so I am looking forward to it. I need to do some housework and hopefully can finish R’s quilt top (I really don’t like it though and I cut some of the strips wrong aso things aernt lining up quite right and I have been rushing to finish it. It’s just her toddler bed so I will work on her Twin size soon enough but I wish I had slowed down (and not let A’s mom influence my fabric shopping, I REALLY don’t like a few of them for a toddler girl!) c’est la vie!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008


I thought I should take a moment and reflect on R’s development for the moment. Really I want to jot down her words before her vocabulary explodes like I anticipate it doing. In fact, at Starbucks the other day we were having a “girl time” date and the ladies next to us (who really commented a lot on R and how well behaved she was and how confident she seamed to be) said something along the lines of “she’s playing with language and all of a sudden you will see in a month or two she’ll be really talking!” I am excited and dread that day at the same time. So here are her words for now:
Thank you
Let’s go!
Love you
Night Night
Oh no!
Honk honk (how we blow noses in my house)
Fishies (both real flish and Goldfish snacks)
I think that’s all for now, but I am sure tomorrow there will be more. I am loving this stage!

Sunday, April 20, 2008

a case of the blahs

I have not been meaning to ignore my blog, or not reflect on things. I have no energy! I keep thinking it’s because I am not eating right (but I am more so than I used to!) I also try to blame work, and while that may be some of it, I leave work at work and home is a place to relax. I have been having trouble sleeping in my bed lately, I am not sure why but I have been falling asleep on the couch and then moving to bed once I am out cold. I am just worn out! I need to make my usual drs appointment and will add my exhaustion to the list of things to discuss along with new migraine meds since my current prescription doesn’t do much for me anymore.

R has been causing her normal trouble and running amuck. She has almost figured out night night time which really helps my sanity, but not as much as I need. I need more naps! We are down to one nap which is fine as long as I am not closing…which hits right around the time we start naps, so I drag!

I am doing well on R’s quilt, I am about three hours away from having the top done, minus the borders which I need to buy fabric for. And I only really say three hours because who knows when or it I will be able to get to it this week, and if I do will it be in sputters like it has been? Because if it is that means I have to take everything out and put it back.

I need to get to bed, I am opening tomorrow! UGHH!!!