Monday, October 12, 2009
I'll list things that make me happy right now:
-seeing Lily walking 8-10 steps
-seeing Harper go from the "keep to herself" baby to the clingy one and saying Mama, curling up on my chest and then sucking her thumb
-reading a good book on my lunch break
-upcoming volunteer opportunities
-seeing Nick in his final semester of grad school
-having amazing friends that invite themselves over and bring pizza and cookies to bake
-watching Jeopardy at night with Nick
-three quarter length cotton sweaters and big earrings
-"Assets" (like Spanks-have you tried these!?)
-pajama pants at 4 in the afternoon
-upcoming beach trip with my family
-friends' new babies
This post started out as a rant fest.. but I deleted it and started over because really all of my "problems" are still just luxuries...
Saturday, October 10, 2009
It seems that blogging has moved so far down on my priority list that I can't even feel the desire lately and that makes me sad. It is kind of like yard work... it will always be there to get done tomorrow but you really wish you had the energy to get it done right now.
I wrote in my last post that my life has been emotional lately. It still is but it is better now. I have finally accepted the loss of my friend Sully. A few times I have wanted to pick up the phone and call her and had to remeber, I can't. But in those moments I pause and go over in my head what I would say to her and what she would say back to me if she were here and it is kind of like having her still around, though not really.
September has ended and I am in the in between stages of wanting to be excited about Fall and the Holidays but this Indian Summer we are experiencing is making me feel like the excitement is on hold.
My routine of walking in the mornings before work has been nonexistent over the last few weeks and I am feeling the consequences. Tired, sluggish, and FAT. Thursday night at Target, Nick and I were cruising the isles and coming up with a morning game plan that will start Monday that will include both of us getting our workouts in first thing. This has been a challenge before considering one of us has to be here with the babies while they sleep in before going to the babysitters. I'll let you know how that goes.
JMG posted about fiber. A couple of ways I get mine is by having a 100 calorie flatbread (6 g fiber) in the morning with a piece of fruit and a whole grain wrap (9 g fiber) with a salad chocked full of broccoli, cauliflower, red and green bell peppers, and olive oil vin. for lunch. Also, I have popcorn and other fruits throughout the day then a side of couscous or wild rice with my protein for supper.
I stayed home with Harper yesterday after we took her to the doctor. Seems that she has had a 24 hour stomach bug. She is feeling better today but I might have a strain of it myself... can't tell yet. Nothing serious. While I was rocking her yesterday before her nap, she looked to the corner of their room and said, "buh-der-fwi." I was shocked and impressed! For the past couple of months we have been pointing to "light, fan, balls, butterflies" and as a speech therapist I know that a baby's receptive language develops a lot sooner than their expressive and certainly articulation but for my 17 month (14 month adjusted age) child to mutter a three syllable word that has a medial L-blend is really really exciting! They have been saying Mama and Dada for a while and signing when they are "finished" but under "Harper's first word" I will definitely be writing October 9, 2009 "butterfly." Jackie made the comment not to brag TOO much to Harper about this later in life for fear that she may come home from spring break when she is 16 with a butterfly tattooed on her butt or (worse) breast bragging, "it was my first word!" ALAS.
Saw David Sedaris last night in Birmingham... not just out mind you. He was doing a book reading/signing thing and a couple of friends and I made the drive, had dinner, and enjoyed his satyrical accounts of his experiences serving on jury duty, shopping at Costco, emailing a disabled sister, and a fable about a pissed off turtle and toad. I am glad I got to go... if you get the chance you should stop in a see him. I have to admit that for me, I have to really concentrate to comprehend what he is reading about and to understand the punchlines... his writing is packed full of analogies and often on topics like politics and current events that just don't naturally register in my brain but like I said overall I enjoyed myself. Short car rides are always fun with friends too... we all did a little venting and a whole lot of laughing. Definitely one of those evening that will probably always get referred to as , "remember the night we..."
And so nothing too spectacular going on today. Getting showered and ready to be with friends and watch football, doing some laundry, and maybe taking a stoll later on. Tomorrow a church young adults farm party before back to work on Monday (sigh)... but that is a whole 'nother post... that will probably never get written... stop by and see me on my porch for details on that.