Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

From my little dragon!

Friday, October 29, 2010


Daddy is so proud!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Big Changes Ahead

Today I took Jackson to the sitter for a trial run. It's so strange to be here in the house by myself. I almost don't remember what it's like to have a baby-free house. I miss him.

This trial run is only in part for him and the sitter. It's also for me. I need to get used to leaving him since I go back to work in two weeks. That's right, TWO WEEKS! I can't believe how fast that time went. I have to say I'm completely terrified and freaked out. Everything in my life has changed so much. I've changed so much. I'm not a huge fan of change and I'm not sure how I'm going to handle all of it. While I was gone the chamber got a new computer charting system. I'm going to have to learn it when I get back while I'm still doing my job as usual. So I can't even go back to my same routine at work. It'll be all f'd up. Plus I'll be stressed about Jack and missing him. I hope my coworkers help me out because I'm going to be a mess.

Then there's a tiny part of me that wants to go back to work. I miss my job. I miss the people. I'll be a little relieved to not be the only person responsible for Jack's care. Is that wrong? I'm sure that in a few weeks I'll have developed a new routine with work and Jack and won't even remember how scared I was. I just have to take everything as it comes and try to juggle what I can right?

So today I'll catch up on my blog, housecleaning, and maybe go the the gym. I'll make cupcakes and run errands.

And try not to drive by the sitter's house......

Monday, October 25, 2010

2 Months

Sorry I haven't posted in a while. Turns out babies are a huge time suck. Especially mine. He's the most curious little boy. He's so nosy and is always looking around. He will NOT nap during the day. He actually fights it. I think he's afraid he will miss something. I can't really blame him cuz he's so stinkin' cute. And the nosiness? He gets from me. He loves to play with his exercise mat. It can occupy him for almost an hour. He's even started to grab at the things hanging. He does NOT, however, like tummy time. He gets so frustrated and the time usually ends in screaming and tears. I've never seen a baby more pissed off that he's a baby before. He wants to go go go and he can't. He's the happiest when he's standing up like a big boy looking around. Go figure.
He rolled over from his front to his back on Friday. We were both pretty excited, but I haven't been able to get him to do it again. You'd think he'd cured cancer the way I was applauding and carrying on. I'm just so happy that he's actually doing things. He's also very chatty like his mom. He's always cooing away even when he's by himself. It's super cute. The only way we can get him to nap is lying on one of us which is not very convenient if you want to actually DO anything with your day. But how can you get mad at this sweet little face? And those smoochin lips and cheeks? I'm surprised they're not chapped from the many kisses I give him.
Needless to say, I'm really dreading going back to work!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sometimes He Drives me Crazy!

Things that irritate me about my husband:
  • he would rather dress from the laundry basket than put his clothes away
  • he believes that there is an infinite amount of time to complete any task
  • he snores like nobody's business
  • he spends most of his time watching sports, ESPN, or updating his fantasy team
  • the rest of the time is spent watching cartoons (The Simpsons, Family Guy, South Park)
  • his ability to not hear a screaming, crying baby that I can hear with ear plugs in, from the other room

Things that I Love about my husband:

  • he is the carrier of all things heavy
  • he has completely taken over litter box duty
  • he never makes me mow the lawn
  • he loves to make me dinner
  • he likes to eat the edges of brownies and cakes so I can eat the middle pieces
  • his butt

And most importantly....he puts up with all my crazy annoying shit.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

A Night in Chi-Town

Spiderman and I spent the weekend in Chicago for our anniversary While Jackson spent the night at his grandma's. One of the first stops we made was at the Hershey store. I am a total chocoholic and LOVE the Hershey store. When I saw this I had to get it. It's the world's largest Reece's cups! I set it next to the remote control for the TV for scale.
Here's me trying my damnest to eat one of the cups. Even I couldn't finish it. Well, I could have if I wanted to make myself sick.
Then for dinner we went to a restaurant called Catch 35. It's a fancy seafood restaurant and OMG was it good. We had 1/2 dozen grilled oysters for an appetizer. I'd never had oysters before and they looked kinda like a giant booger, but they were great. Then I had halibut with a wine/butter sauce with crab meat and portobello mushrooms. I could eat that every day it was so awesome. Spiderman had scallops over Parmesan risotto. Everything was delicious and the scallops melted in your mouth. (of course I had to taste them too!) I think that's one of the perks of marriage. When you go out you get to try twice as many dishes because you get to eat some of your hubbys. Or maybe that's only me.
After dinner we took a cab to Old Town to see Second City. We've been to shows there before and I can honestly say I've never seen a bad one. That night was no exception. We had tickets for the 11 o'clock show and I was slightly concerned that I wouldn't be able to stay up for it, but after tons-o-coffee I made it through. Actually, I was still up and wired at 2am. At the show the couple in front of us was nice enough to take our "anniversary photo".

What do you think? My dress is new and supah hot. When you're a new mom, covered in spit up and barely able to shower it's nice to occasionally wear a hot dress.
A fun time was had by all.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Damn You James Cameron!

Is it just me or have you noticed that there are suddenly WAY too many movies coming out with the tagline "in 3D"? I blame James Cameron and the success of Avatar.
After that movie came out and was so successful we now have:
Step Up 3D
Toy Story 3D
Saw 3D
Piranha 3D
Megamind 3D
Jackass 3D

There may be even more, but I have stopped counting. I mean, seriously? What exactly is wrong with watching a movie in 2D again? I enjoy it. With my motion sickness, 3D makes me a little nauseous. I think we should protest and not see any movie that claims the 3D tagline.

What's your opinion on 3D? Love it/hate it? Enough already?

Thursday, October 7, 2010

4 Years

Today is my 4 year wedding anniversary. We've been together 8 years total. This time last year Spiderman and I were in the Bahamas. It's hard to imagine. SO much has changed. We always take a picture on our anniversary and some time I hope to gather them all and put them in an album so we can see the changes every year. This is last year's. I was very smiley after drinking nearly an entire bottle of champagne by myself.

I love champagne.

Happy Anniversary Baby. I love you!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

True and Funny

I received this email forward today and found it extremely funny and true. Being the lazy beast that I am I thought I'd share it with you instead of writing a real post so here goes:

Truths for Mature Humans

1. I think part of a best friend's job should be to immediately clear your computer history if you die.

2. Nothing sucks more than that moment during an argument when you realize you're wrong.

3. I totally take back all those times I didn't want to nap when I was younger.

4. There is great need for a sarcasm font.

5. How the hell are you supposed to fold a fitted sheet?

6. Was learning cursive really necessary?

7. Map Quest really needs to start their directions on # 5. I'm pretty sure I know how to get out of my neighborhood.

8. Obituaries would be a lot more interesting if they told you how the person died.

9. I can't remember the last time I wasn't at least kind of tired.

10. Bad decisions make good stories.

11. You never know when it will strike, but there comes a moment at work when you know that you just aren't going to do anything productive for the rest of the day.

12. Can we all just agree to ignore whatever comes after Blue Ray? I don't want to have to restart my collection...again.

13. I'm always slightly terrified when I exit out of Word and it asks me if I want to save any changes to my ten-page technical report that I swear I did not make any changes to.

14. I keep some people's phone numbers in my phone just so I know not to answer when they call.

15. I think the freezer deserves a light as well.

16. I disagree with Kay Jewelers. I would bet on any given Friday or Saturday night more kisses begin with Miller Lite than Kay.

17. I wish Google Maps had an "Avoid Ghetto" routing option.

18. I have a hard time deciphering the fine line between boredom and hunger.

19. How many times is it appropriate to say "What?" before you just nod and smile because you still didn't hear or understand a word they said?

20. I love the sense of camaraderie when an entire line of cars team up to prevent a jerk from cutting in at the front. Stay strong, brothers and sisters!

21. Shirts get dirty. Underwear gets dirty. Pants? Pants never get dirty, and you can wear them forever.

22. Sometimes I'll look down at my watch 3 consecutive times and still not know what time it is.

23. Even under ideal conditions people have trouble locating their car keys in a pocket, finding their cell phone, and Pinning the Tail on the Donkey - but I'd bet everyone can find and push the snooze button from 3 feet away, in about 1.7 seconds, eyes closed, first time, every time!

24. The first testicular guard, the "Cup," was used in Hockey in 1874 and the first helmet was used in 1974.That means it only took 100 years for men to realize that their brain is also important.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Sorry For This Rant, But it Can't be Helped.

I'm going to warn you ahead of time. This post may piss some people off, but I am still compelled to write it because you know what? It's MY blog.

Today as I was driving home from my local Target, there were about 100 people lined up along the main drag of my little town. They were holding signs saying Abortion kills children, Abortion hurts Women, Adoption is the better Option, and Pro-Life. I think that the pro-life stance over simplifies a decision that is way more complex.

I don't think it's really appropriate to have the opposing sides be called pro-life/pro-choice. I mean we're all pro-life. No one in either party is pro-death are they? No one really wants to "kill" babies. I don't think that the women having abortions feel that they really have other options. I mean sure, they could give the child up for adoption. I considered adoption myself when I thought I couldn't have children. I still may.

I wanted to stop and ask the people holding signs how many adopted children each of them had. It's easy to "stand up" for the unborn and then not give two shits about them after that. Once they are born they're on their own aren't they? These people aren't going to adopt them, they aren't going to help raise them, and they sure as hell don't want to pay for them. I think it's more than a little hypocritical.

My opinion? Who the hell am I to make such a life changing decision for someone else when I personally don't have to accept responsibility.

As far as the religious implications of abortion? I think that's between the individual and their God. It seems to me it's the self righteous religious people who become obsessed with this cause. Of course THEY know how best for everyone else to live. Because they are such shining examples of perfection? Their sin-free lives should be an example to everyone? Puleeze!!! We as a people need to start worrying about our own lives and cutting others some slack. Who among us is so 100% sure that they're going straight to heaven that they can afford to spend time passing judgement on others. I doubt many can say that.

I mean, what are they really worried about? That NASCAR , Walmart, and holy-roller revival attendance will suffer if abortion is allowed? That jean bib overall production will plummet? Who will they feel better than if there are fewer welfare momma's and crack babies for them to click their tongues at?


Okay, I'm done spewing my anger.

Thanks for listening.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Dancing with a Star

I have always loved to watch people dance. I love musicals, America's next dance crew, and music videos. Anything where people are dancing all choreographed and in sync mesmerizes me. Unfortunately, when it comes to dance I have no rhythm or coordination. I wish I did.
Especially after watching this video:

It makes me want to join in. Do you think Usher would come to my house and teach me to dance?