Tuesday, September 30, 2008

baby joy moments - kinda

my toddler has kept me awfully busy lately and i've hardly posted anything ANYwhere. so here's a glimpse into my life:

LaLa got up too early and has been tired and snuggly (aka mommy is NOT allowed to work) all morning. she's trying to figure out how to go without naps. it's not working, but she's very stubborn that she SHOULD be able to do so.

so i'm snuggling her and jiggling her up and down, holding her over my head and tickling her ribs. she goes all limp and snuggly against me for a few minutes then makes me start over. again and again.

and here i am soaking in the goodness of these moments, and loving her snuggly self, and just being on mommy cloud 9, thinking these are the moments i'll cherish and remember forever. (and i will.)

then a certain odor starts to waft. while i thought she was going limp and boneless with joy and love, it was prompted by a certain other biological function. which can be equally pleasurable, sometimes, especially to those of us with limited experience. still.

mommy love, or getting a good stinky-poo out? the world may never know which it really was.

[i had drugged her with Tylenol after she refused to settle again at 7 a.m., and she's been perky and happy since, except tired and has to be still intermittently. she's climbing from one armchair to the next and to the sofa without touching down, and is so completely excited that she is the first person to ever think of this game. i'm dying laughing at her today!]

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


i know, i've totally dropped the entertain-the-world ball this month. life has gotten in the way. between the big ugly Bankruptcy, and moving, packing, unpacking, organizing, and baby learning to walk and keeping me running after her all day, and trying to work my minimum hours, plus running errands every day of my damn life, keeping up with back-to-school, and trying to take a LITTLE time for my kids, and maybe a minute for me ... i'm freaking exhausted.

maybe next month i'll be able to keep one more ball in the air. no promises.

the latest meme

Welcome to the 2008 edition of getting to know your family and friends. Here is what you are supposed to do, and try not to be lame and spoil the fun. Change all the answers so that they apply to you. Then send this to a bunch of people you know, INCLUDING the person who sent it to you. Some of you may get this several times; that means you have lots of friends. The easiest way to do it is to hit 'forward' so you can change the answers or copy and paste. Have fun and be truthful!

1. What is your occupation right now? medical transcriptionist forever

2. What color are your socks right now? no socks! you can't make me wear socks!! (i rarely wear shoes)
3. What are you listening to right now? the Magnificent Seven, boys are watching
4. What was the last thing that you ate? burritos for dinner, yum
5. Can you drive a stick shift? prefer to
6. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Carol
7. Do you like the person who sent this to you? oh yeah!
8. How old are you today? 38.5
9. What is your favorite sport to watch on TV? golf; i'm a retard, i know
10. What is your favorite drink? mojito
11. Have you ever dyed your hair? i've streaked it with blonde, but never the whole thing
12. Favorite food? um, italian i guess, manicotti best

13. What is the last movie you watched? LaLa and i watched Hairspray again today
14. Favorite day of the year? Christmas
15. How do you vent anger? blogging, or w/ the girls in the baby bat cave/cafemom
16. What was your favorite toy as a child? fashion plates
17. What is your favorite season(s)? #1 spring, #2 fall, #3 summer, hahaha
18. Cherries or Blueberries? cherries, but only FRESH; blueberries are good but only cooked.
19. Do you want your friends to e-mail you back? yup
20. Who is the most likely to respond? haven't decided to whom to send this yet...
21. Who is least likely to respond? see above
22. Living arrangements? just moved to an apartment we LOVE, DH, me, two sons, toddler daughter
23. When was the last time you cried? too long; i've saved up too many tears
24. What is on the floor of your closet? DH's shoes, laundry hamper
25. Who is the friend you have had the longest that you are sending to? Hayda

26. What did you do last night? um, lazed around
27. What are you most afraid of? something happening to my babies
28. Plain, cheese, or spicy hamburgers? do they come without cheese? but keep the *bleagh* spice
29. Favorite dog breed(s)? don't care for dogs; dog-loving friend sez i'd love an italian greyhound, so maybe someday
30. Favorite day of the week? monday i think
31. How many states have you lived in? AZ, UT, VA, CA, PA, NC = 6
32. Diamonds or pearls? diamonds are worth more :D
33. What is your favorite flower? dandelions (and mini carns)