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Tuesday, February 14, 2006

happy hearts day 

Valentine's Day before we got married often meant roses sent to my office, dressing up for dinner out, nice gifts to exchange.

Now it means cards exchanges between diaper changes, and a small box of chocolates (I'm still working on losing the baby weight.) We have a new roof to pay for so the gifts got cut off the list this year too.

Valentine's day is for the young dating couples, not the old married couples.

Monday, February 13, 2006

grey's anatomy 

I can't believe they killed the cute bomb squad guy.

Monday, January 30, 2006

miserable month 

Baby was teething: 8 teeth in one month.
Baby had two colds followed by an ear infection.
Baby had a diaper rash from hell: presciption cream finally cleared it up.

Finally, now, things are getting back to normal.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

snug fat pants 

I can finally get into what used to be my 'fat day pants'. They're still a little snug, but I can button them up.

Getting close to losing the last of this baby weight.

I've heard them say "9 months up, 9 months down" when it comes to losing the pregnancy weight. Starting to seem true for me. Though it might have been a big faster had I not put on 5lbs over Christmas.

Monday, January 09, 2006

overachiever baby 

Baby Daisy is an over-achiever. Over Christmas week she grew in four teeth, all on the bottom.

This week she's growing in another four, all on the top.

Why do things one at a time when you can get it over with all at once?

8 teeth in one month = fussy baby. That's why I haven't posted in a while.....

Thursday, December 15, 2005

busy: a word I never truly understood til now 

I've really learned that there are varying degrees of definition when it comes to words. My previous definition of the word busy still allowed me time to sit in my chair, watch the news or read the paper, and enjoy a cup of tea. Now my definition of the word rarely allows me time to drink a cup of tea while standing up.

Baby Daisy has started crawling. Pretty darned good for 6 and a half months old. She can also pull herself up to a stand. Baby proofing has been going on in leaps and bounds in this house, and has taken priority over everything else. (Including bog updates). Baby has found the PC power cables by crawling under my feet here at the computer desk, and so I can pop online in the rare moments she naps - and she rarely naps. I don't know how she manages on so little sleep. Children have the ability to sap energy from adults. That's the only explanation.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

can one really lose weight over Christmas? 

Mother-in-law (aka over-zealous grandparent #1) came to Baby Daisy's swimming lesson today to document it for posterity on her digital camera.

After seeing photos of myself in a bathing suit, I have a new found motivation to lose the last few (fifteen) pounds of baby weight. Yikes!

How hard will it be to lose weight over the holidays? Very! Everyone has goodies on hand and everyone is eager to share their famous homemade {insert recipe name here}.

Friday, December 02, 2005

weird coincidences 

I'm prone to weird coincidences.

If a novel is casually mentioned in a movie or television show, chances are pretty good that I'm currently reading it.

If an item goes on sale for a really good price, chances are that I bought it the day before.

Many times I've looked up from reading a magazine article which mentions a particular celeb or book or product, to see that celeb/book/product on the TV screen.

Phone call to dentist will be the next item on my day's to-do list, and the dentist's receptionist will call me.

I'm hoping that on the day that I really need a million dollars, I'll coincidentally find it on the sidewalk.

Thursday, December 01, 2005

catch-22 

It's cheaper to buy candy at Costco because you can get in in bulk; but then is it really cheaper if you just end up eating more of it because it's there in the house?

the arrival of the "holiday season" 

I prefer to call it the Christmas Season. Holiday Season is way too P.C. for me.

We've received our first Christmas card of the year. I haven't even bought mine yet. I used to be a keener. My house was decorated and clean by this time, my cards ready to go out, gifts all bought. Motherhood has changed that. My schedule is no longer my own, it's dictated by a tiny tyrant.

I may have my Christmas decorations up by New Years.