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Baby Crazy

It feels like I have been around babies all week long. Is not necessarily a bad thing, as I miss my son terribly. He is in Florida with his father. Thank goodness for Skype!

This past weekend, I attended my niece’s baptism. It was a very nice service in a local Lutheran Church. I had never been to a Lutheran service, so I did not know what to expect. Turns out, it’s not too much different from a Catholic Mass.

After the service, I helped to set up the banquet hall for the reception / luncheon. I got to see lots of cousins that I hadn’t seen in years, some of whom I had not yet even met! It was a great time.  Unfortunately, I had to leave early because I had to work that night. Bah!

Then, this morning a friend of mine from high school needed a last minute babysitter. I, of course, jumped at the chance! She has a little boy and I wanted to be of help. So, I got to hang out with her son for a couple of hours which tired me out! He got fussy after he ate and I didn’t know how to calm him down.  We played with dolls, we walked around, we read books. Not much luck.   However as soon as I gave him a bottle, his second he was fine. I was almost sad to leave once his mom came home.

I got home and passed out! I was that tired. Unfortunately, I didn’t get to sleep for more than 4 hours so tonight, work is going to be a lot slower than normal. I can already feel the tiredness creeping in behind my eyes.

Wish me luck!

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Happy November!

So, it’s yet another NaBloPoMo and NaNoWriMo and I’m going to try it again. I am just under the gun, but for good reasons. At least, in my opinion.

I worked from 10 pm to 6 am, with the extra DST hour included. Luckilly, it wasn’t crazy. I had expected more due to Halloween parties and whatnot.

From work, I went home and prepared for my niece’s baptism. It was a nice, Lutheran service, but I had to leave early to help set up the reception thing afterwards.

I did get to see some family members, and meet some new ones. I didn’t really want to leave,  but by this time, I had been awake for way too long. I finally got home, tried to wind down, and fell into a deep sleep. Ahhh…

My alarm went off far too soon. (That is a strange saying… )

So, now I’m back at work. Ugh…  It’s a horrible cycle.

However, I got my post up, and for that, I am thankful.

Brady Wins! #PatsNation

CNyb3uhUYAAgiBoOf course, there will always be haters, and this will be on ESPN for days, but I am taking a moment to be really happy for Tom Brady and the Patriots and the chances of doing well this coming season.  I wasn’t worried with Garappolo (sorry if I butchered that), because he’s a great QB, but he is no Brady – yet.  =)

GO NEW ENGLAND!

Tired

I really have nothing to write today, so I am going to make my list and curl up to watch Big Bang Theory. (Don’t judge me!)

1.  I got some books to read to my son via Skype or YouTube

2.  I cleaned a lot of the paperwork that had been accumulating on my table

3.  I was able to go outside – in the sun!  It was blinding, but it was nice to be out!

4.  The Patriots parade is tomorrow in Boston, so I can watch it from the warmth of my bed

That sums it up for now.  More tomorrow!

Happy February

I am still in New England. I don’t get to see my baby boy, and I miss him to no end. My heart won’t let me watch or look at anything with a baby in or on it without tearing up. I feel so guilty being without him, but I also know that I am doing what is best for everyone in the long run. That pulls me in two directions – neither of which is less painful than the other.

So, I am going to try to do this ‘post every day’ thing again. (Yes, I know that it is the 2nd, but better late than never!) I think that it will help to focus my energy on something positive.  I also think that I might post a list about what i am thankful for every day.  To end it on a nice note. Then, when March comes – I will have a huge list that I can look at whenever I feel down. Something I can share with the world! OK. That is taking it a bit far, but you know what I mean.

It is almost 10:30 PM, so I am going to end this post and write my list. Here is hoping for a great February!

1.  New England Patriots won the Super Bowl!!!!

2.  I got to hear my little man call me ‘mommy’

3.  I figured out how to set up my phone and laptop so they can print wirelessly (that has taken forever!)

4.  I did a lot of laundry that had been piling up. Trust me. It may not sound positive, but you didn’t see the overflowing basket!

September? Already?

My writing has obviously fallen by the wayside. It’s something I think about often, but as quickly as the thought makes it’s way into my brain – it finds something better to do, and leaves me.  All alone.  Usually with some sort of sweet or salty food in my hand.

At this point, I am happy to put in a word or two whenever I have some time. Lately, there’s been a lot. I’m not working at the moment, which is good and bad. The bad is obvious – no work = no money. That leads me and my husband to fight because stress levels are high. The good is that it leaves me time to fight to find something that I *really* want to do – Work at/from home.

There are a few little ventures I would like to take on – but they all take some time to get started. I understand that, but hubs lives in the Utopian world of his mind and thinks that these things are immediate. I should have already made two months worth of rent by now (mind you, I’ve been home for just over two weeks, and the first week was dedicated to gaining control over our mess of an apartment).

I have almost filled my Kindle with books to read about starting work, training for the ventures, marketing, etc. I love the research part of things, can you tell? Unfortunately, I cannot seem to get my resume done to my liking to get started with anything. I am not one to *embellish*, but it looks horribly boring without some kind of sparkle.

Lists. Lists and more lists. Books to read, forms to fill out, and applications to complete. So many things to tackle, so overwhelming. Baby Steps are (well, should be) my friend!

June Begins

I cannot begin to tell you where the year has gone so far.  I do know that it’s been one of the better years I can remember (so far!). 

I recently found FLYlady.net which has been a part of my rosy outlook on 2014. She encourages people to take care of themselves and their homes. I’m all for it!  I have never been a ‘domestic goddess’ by any means, and (though I hate to write it, and don’t like to believe it) that has put a strain on my marriage and family.

My upbringing was not bad at all, but my mom is not a great homemaker. I never learned to take responsibility for my abode. I don’t live in filth or in a state of disrepair, I just have a ‘lived in’ feel to my place.  I never thought that was wrong!  What I’m learning is that I’m NOT wrong, but doesn’t take much to keep a home comfortable AND clean!  I have already begun to feel a little more peace and control of my life- never mind what I feel in my home! 

The FLYlady recommends starting with baby steps. I will admit that I have not yet completed all of the steps yet, but when I do – Watch Out!  There will be no stopping me!