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    DH and B made it home without any problems. The snow didn’t start sticking to the road until right before the pass, about 20 min from home, so he made good time. I did hear this morning that there was a head on collision on the road just after he had passed through, thank God he wasn’t involved and didn’t have to wait for an hour for the road to clear. That can get rough with a little one in tow. Our house only got a skiff of snow and that mostly blew away last night though Bzn got about 2-3 inches so that’s not bad. It’s getting cold, -4 in town, though the wind makes it feel worse than it is. It’s suppose to get colder this weekend so I’m sure I’ll spend most of it indoors. I did find a crochet project to start so I’m going to buy some yarn and beads this weekend (hopefully tomorrow after work on my way out of town) so I can get that started. The last thing I remember crocheting was the flower hat for Liz when she was born and she’s now 2.5, good grief it’s been awhile.

    I didn’t have the best night last night, DH headed straight to the computer once I was home so I was left to cook dinner, watch B, and put everything he had taken to RL away. He came up when I hollered at him for dinner then went right back down to the computer. I was a little annoyed and then I dropped B’s peaches on the carpet and I hollered for him 3 times before he came up to feed B while I cleaned the carpet. The whole thing put me in a bad mood and I’m sure he could sense it. I’m so tired of being ignored and left alone while he plays on the computer and also being left to do everything around the house. Whenever he does something I thank him and give him the praise a man’s ego needs, but I rarely get the thank you and praise that I need. Then B woke a little before 4:00 and he talked for about 20 min then started doing the “Mom where are you? I’m ready to eat.” So I get out of bed at 4:30 and try to settle him down but he wouldn’t calm until he had the bottle and I don’t think this is a growth spurt I think he just didn’t get enough the night before. He ate all 8 oz and then went back to bed without a problem. I woke him a little after 6:00 and tried to feed him cereal but he wouldn’t have more than 3 bites and I struggled to get that into him. I guess I woke up in a funk because I am just feeling down and I had to fight back tears when he wouldn’t eat for me, along with a couple other times this morning. I’m not normally an emotional person so things like this really throw me for a loop especially when it’s not even close to AF. Hopefully DH is able to get some food into him before daycare because I don’t want his schedule thrown totally out of whack. I also hope DH remembers to tell them that he’s been whining more than usual and they need to let him fuss if he’s doing it just for attention. It’s always something.

    I have two big meetings today so I better get to it, let’s hope my funk lifts and I can feel happy today.

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    I forgot to report on my diet. Didn’t exercise and had 1212 calories and 121 mg cholesterol. I WILL start exercising this weekend and keep it going, it will only help me lose these extra pounds faster!

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    I guess B has a bit of a jealousy issue over the new baby at day care that is younger than him. He was yelling at Kelly when she was holding the little guy, he’s just going to have to learn to share people, the sooner the better I guess. I was reading more in the Baby Whisperer last night and I think I’m going to try a different feeding schedule, again, for B this weekend. Since it’s a 3 day weekend and we’re staying home I should be able to see if it will work or not. I want him to get better at taking cereal, fruit, and veggies and I need to get him use to his sippy cup so he’ll drink out of that at each meal. I hope this new schedule works for him. I did get him to eat some cereal and peaches last night but I had to make it pretty runny and I heated it up for him for the first time. I’m getting desperate to get my good, or at least decent, eater back.

    He’s also cut out his cat nap between getting home and going to bed so by 6:30 he’s really tired and fussy. Last night he kept dozing at the bottle and with about 2 oz left he was snoring on DH. We just put him in his pj’s to wake him up and finished the bottle before bed. His first tooth has also broken through, only at the tip so we have more to go through but I’m proud of how well he’s handled it. He did wake again at 4:00 but we knew it wasn’t hunger so DH did the PU/PD about 4 times and I put some teething gel on his gums just in case that was the problem. He went back out until a little after 5:00, I got him up around 5:40 to discover a very explosive diaper. He had poo everywhere in his diaper down one leg to his ankle. I saw that and knew my hair wasn’t going to get done today so I’m in pigtails. I gave him a bath and I swear the water didn’t want to warm up at all so it was cut short so he wouldn’t freeze. He’s doing much better with rolling also, still not proficient but he’s showing more movement. He can also sit for about 5 sec now without his hands or help so I’m a proud mommy.

    DH didn’t shovel the side walks last night, it didn’t snow but the wind blew snow onto the sidewalks. So right before I went to bed I figured I better get out there and take care of it since we don’t want the king to be interrupted from his computer games. I did ok until about 1/3 of the driveway was left and my fingers were so cold and sore I just couldn’t finish. So maybe tonight I’ll get the rest of it done, at least the sidewalks are clear. It got down to about -27 last night and was -17 (-33 with wind chill) when I left for work. Our high is 0 but this weekend is supposed to get in the teens so that won’t be bad. Some people in town didn’t have power this morning, that really sucks if they don’t have fireplaces and it just reiterates to me that I do want a fireplace installed, you just never know. Not only do you have to worry about keeping yourself warm but also your pipes, PITA.

    There’s some BS going on at work and it’s making me worry that things will get so screwed up I’ll want to leave, along with most everyone else. It’s like the people in power don’t realize that we “peons” do know when they’re doing special favors for their buddies. We are also aware that they are placing their pawns so they can control every little aspect with no regards to how the “peons” feel. They need to remember the “peons” are the ones that keep this place running, even though we’re the ones that get paid the least. Hopefully things will turn out better than I’m expecting and only time will tell.

    I’m looking forward to this 3 day weekend and I hope to get some sleep. I need to clean the house, take the Christmas lights down, finish DH’s books, and I want to start a craft project. I was planning on crocheting but I think I’m going to first make a stocking for myself, since I’ve been putting it off for over a year now and I’d like to have a stocking next year that has my name on it. Depending on how cold it is I may try to get some yarn but I know today my goal will just be to get home and warm after work. I do need to go to the grocery store so I’m sure I’ll venture out once for that.

    I don’t have my calorie count for yesterday with me so I’ll post it later, I did go over some and still haven’t exercised so I need to be good today. Better get some billing done so I’m not cramming it in on Tuesday morning.

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    Work ended nicely yesterday and since I worked through lunch I left around 3:30. It was still in the negatives but the wind had died down quite a bit so it wasn't so bad out. B and I came home and played, I had him giggling really hard as I was kissing/tickling his tummy. He was in a really good mood most of the night and passed out hard during his last feeding, I had to video tape him he was so cute and limp as a rag doll. An hour after he fell asleep he started crying and it kept getting louder and more intense so DH went in to comfort him. He picked him up but B kept crying really hard and it dawned on me it may be a nightmare so we had to wake him up to finally get him calmed down. The poor thing had tears all over his face and kept doing that breath thing kids do when they've been crying really hard and are trying to calm down. We talked to him for a few minutes and then put him back when he was settled, I felt so bad for him. I can't figure out what a 6 month old could have a nightmare about, but it's so hard to see them go through it.

    I didn't do much last night except watch t.v. and relax, it was nice. My calories on Thursday were 1366 and 140 mg cholesterol, yesterday was 1206 calories and 274 mg cholesterol. I had an egg salad sandwich for dinner so that's the reason the cholesterol is so high. We had pizza for lunch today so I know I'm going to go over a bit even with the low calorie dinner I have planned, oh well it happens.

    B talked this morning off and on from 5-6:00 so when I got up to feed him at 6:00 he was hungry and chowed it down fast. I then put him on the floor to kick his piano and I dozed until 7:00 then put him back in the crib and I went back to bed. He slept until 8:30 so I got a decent amount of sleep. DH gave me 45 min to get ready before he wanted to be in Bzm so I rushed to get ready and in the end I was waiting on him to get all of his things together. We went to a few stores and it was fairly dead in town since it was -11, though it picked up fast around noon. I got a new pair of gloves and looked at some winter coats. I need one bad but I think I'll wait until next winter, or try to find a really good sale in a few months. I'm actually going to get a cute girly one this time, that will be a nice change from my brown coat. I also stopped by the craft store to pick up the yarn I wanted and they didn't have what I was looking for but instead I found a cute wood decorative box that is perfect for holding/hiding our remotes (all 6 of them!). DH also looked at gun safe's (his Christmas present from me that I'm letting him pick out) and is going to see what's online also, I want him to get a nice one that has all of the features he wants. DH then picked up a pizza from Papa Murphy's and I looked at the new baby store, they have a Twilight Turtle and I think I'm going to pick one up for B since DH thought it would be cool. We then came home and have been relaxing since then. I've gone through a few magazines and have cleaned up a tiny bit. I think I'll save tomorrow for my grocery and cleaning day. I also have to get all of our tax information together and I'll probably do that tomorrow, yippee! DH said he'd take the Christmas lights down tomorrow so I at least don't have to do that.

    B has been eating really well, he likes his food more on the runny side and I've been giving him a sippy cup of formula with his cereal so he can start practicing with it, he's doing good for a beginner. Since today is going to be more of a relaxing day for me I think I'm going to read some and work on the Christmas stocking I'm making for myself, that should fill up my day.

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    Yesterday was just a nice day all in all. I didn't get far on my stocking but I did read some and pulled out the scrapbook journal my SIL W made for me, I go through and fill in information about me and pictures to capture my life as it is now. It will be fun and I have part of the information written down. B did a lot of playing and was a good boy, we snuggled quite a bit and laughed a lot. DH and I watched Beerfest last night, it's definately a man's show which is evident with all the boobies they show for no reason at all. It was a little funny, more so for DH though.

    B slept well last night, he did wake at 5:00 and fussed for about 10 min then was quiet until 6:00. I fed him and napped on the couch for a 1/2 hour while he played then at 7:00 I took a shower and got us both ready for church. We haven't been to church for quite some time, we've been gone weekends and I was too lazy last weekend so it was good to go. We hit the grocery store afterwards and B just now went down for his nap, he really fought it. I'm going to clean the house today, finish the books for DH (he's finally getting me his check register), water plants, and work on my stocking. I need to do some filing and organize our taxes but that will probaly wait for tomorrow. DH is going to town to spend his gift certificate at Cactus, he's a music junkie so it'll be interesting to see what he brings home. He also has a tournament to play online today so those are his plans. I want to watch Pirates of the Carribean today but we'll see if we get around to it.

    I did do so well on my calorie intake yesterday, I had a total of 1450 with 120 mg cholesterol. It was mostly the 3 pieces of pizza I had and I should have stopped myself at 2.

    Well I'm going to play a game of sudoku and drink some coffee then I'll motivate to clean, the best part is I have tomorrow off also, woohoo!

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    I had a great day yesterday and got a ton done. I did all of the laundry, cleaned the whole house, gathered my tax papers (I'm going to organize them today), watered the plants, and paid bills. After everything was done DH and I watched Pirates, Dead Man's Chest, it was really good but a bit long and I was tired. B was up for the beginning of it and the scene where the guy is hidden by the trees and then opens his eyes made B jump, I felt really bad for letting him see something that was scary to him.

    He was a really good boy yesterday and we did lots of snuggling. He was on his horsey and kept nodding off and would slouch to one side then wake up right away. DH and I video taped it and eventually became good parents and put him in the crib. He slept well last night and did his 4:00 fuss and 5:00 wake up. He's been putting himself back to sleep after about 5 min of fussing so he isn't really getting up until 6:00, I'm not sure what's going on with him.

    He's napping now and when he gets up we're going to get a bath and get dressed. I was planning on motivating us earlier but Chris came over to see B and she just left 30 min ago so I haven't been productive today. I don't have a lot on my to-do list, I need to plan dinner, organize the tax papers, shower, and watch Desperate Housewives. I'll probably read some and of course cuddle and play with my boy. I wanted to finish DH's books but he has somehow lost the check register that I need, so I'm in limbo until he finds it. I made a great dinner last night, it was sirloin steak with onions and a creamy white sauce on it. Delicious and low cal!

    I talked with my mom last night and my brother and SIL are having Liz meet with STEP, thank God. She's also starting work with a speech therapist so that's double good. I guess my nephew acted up while the STEP lady was there and he told his mom later that he was jealous and didn't didn't think Liz needed to talk. He's at least honest, even if it's brutally

    Well I better start planning dinner and enjoy my last day off, this has been a great weekend and has felt like 3 days, about time!

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    I forgot to mention that B had his first bout of stranger anxiety. He was sleeping on me when Chris showed up so he woke when he heard the door bell and was still groggy at first so this may have caused the issue. I tried finishing his bottle when she first got here but he kept smiling at her and wouldn't eat so I called it quits and handed him to Chris. He started getting this pouty look on his face and kept looking at me like he was going to cry, so I took him back until he was a bit more use to her. He warmed up fast and was happy to sit next to her on his horse to show of his tricks, then he had no problem being held by her. The silly boy used to cuddle her daily when I was taking him to work with me, at least he eventually warmed up.

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    Our tax forms are as ready to go as they can be right now and that’s a good feeling to have. DH was swamped at work yesterday so he didn’t get home until after 11:00, poor guy, and then B didn’t sleep well last night. Around 11:00 he started talking off and on until 1:00. I finally got up to give him teething gel and he was so plugged up by snot that I propped him on the Boppy and he also have a fever of 99.5. So I did all I could to make him comfortable and went back to bed to listen to him talk for about 30 more min. He also woke at 5:00 crying so I soothed him back to sleep and then he was up for the day at 6:00. DH and I both have packed full days so I keep hoping he does well at daycare, we did give them permission to give him Tylenol if the temp comes back so hopefully that will take care of everything. I’m just praying he doesn’t get another ear infection and it’s just the cold I’ve developed. It will be interesting to see how much he sleeps today for them.

    My morning was swamped and I’m happy to just relax a bit during lunch. I have another meeting from 1-2 then a meeting from 2:30-3:30. After that I have to work on some estimates though the way my head feels right now I’ll be lucky to get much done after my meetings. Thank God tomorrow isn’t as busy as today.

    I don’t think I recorded my calories for Sunday, they were 1250 & 105 cholesterol and Monday was 1140 calories with 286 cholesterol (had another egg). I also FINALLY exercised 45 min yesterday with my indoor walk video. It at least gave me energy last night with B and I felt great this morning (not so much anymore).

    I’m going to do some mind numbing Sudoku before I have to leave for my meeting, at least I have a work vehicle to get me there.

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    B did really well at day care yesterday; he ate a lot, slept 3-4 hours, and only needed Tylenol once. He’s also “playing” with the new little guy so I’m happy to hear his jealousy issues are resolved. He ate really well for me yesterday though he wouldn’t take more than 2 bites of beans, I’ll try again tonight. He chowed the apples & cherries which wasn’t surprising. DH didn’t get home until right before B’s bed time, he was missing his boy a lot so he fed him the rest of the bottle (B kept falling asleep on me but he woke for daddy) and put him to bed. B slept the whole night and didn’t even fuss a little bit, yeah! He was so plugged with snot this morning I felt pretty bad and I don’t think I’ve ever sucked so much snot out of his nose. DH had to leave for Ltown at 5:00 this morning to do some work so of course my morning didn’t run smoothly. I dressed B right away because he had a poopy diaper then he ate 8 oz. He of course made another poopy diaper while eating so I put him down to change his bum and he pukes about .5 oz all over his clothes and hair. I only had 15 min at this point until we had to go so I cleaned him as best I could with wipes, changed his bum then his clothes and started the car to warm it up. I also had to get the diaper garbage and kitchen garbage to the trash and get the can to the curb for pick up, so I was about 5 min late leaving the house. About 5 blocks from home I realized I didn’t have my parking permit in the car so I had to turn around to pick it up, it was not the best morning for me. I dropped B off at daycare then headed to work and was about 8 min late so I did better than I expected. DH is hoping his job today will go fast and smooth so he can get home fairly early. I don’t think he’ll go back to the store so he’ll probably pick B up and head home. I need to get him to deposit some checks since I paid quite a bit extra to our mortgage payment and I don’t want that to clear before the deposit. Since we’ve paid so much out of pocket for B’s medical this year DH’s mole removals were 75% covered so we got a nice big reimbursement check from the insurance company for that. Yippee!

    My head was killing me yesterday and last night so I didn’t exercise. I’m getting sick and I hope it’s just a minor cold. At this point it’s just a runny nose (spontaneous of course) and some pressure in my ears. As long as I feel decent I’m planning on doing my indoor walk tonight, I’ve lost a total of 9 pounds in the past 2.5 weeks so that’s a good motivator. I need to remember that when I’m having major cravings. My calorie intake yesterday was 1357 and 155 for cholesterol. It could have been better but for some reason I just couldn’t get full yesterday. I’m making soup and sandwiches tonight and I think I’ll do chicken breasts tomorrow. DH really liked the chicken marsala I made this weekend, it wasn’t the best I’ve had but it wasn’t bad. I need to hit Costco this weekend to stock up on meat and I want to go over their frozen fish selection again. I at least found some wild salmon last time we were there, most of it’s farmed and because of Jamie going to AK every summer to fish I just can’t buy the farmed stuff. DH found some buffalo burger at the IGA this weekend so we bought some of that. I’m so happy they have it available again; it’s a lot leaner than beef and has a better taste. I’ll keep that around for BBQ-ing burgers, maybe that’s what we’ll have for dinner tomorrow.

    I noticed that the price for the “cheap” generic hamburger and hotdog buns went up 20 cents and I’m sure it’s because of the min wage increase. I’m fine with the min wage increase to $6.15, it’s time it went up some but I’m not comfortable with the “yearly cost of living increases” they included in there. I don’t get a yearly cost of living increase to my paycheck and I’m not nice enough to be ok with someone else getting it. When they say the increase will put more money in people’s pockets and the economy it just doesn’t make sense to me. When (for instance) a grocery store has to start paying their box boys/girls a dollar more an hour they have more overhead costs and need to make up for that by increasing the cost for groceries (hence the previously mentioned 20 cent increase for generic hamburger buns). This means everyone pays more for their groceries, toiletries, etc but majority of people didn’t get a raise so we’re paying more for the necessities, receiving the same amount in our pay checks, and hence have less in our accounts to buy extras and boost the economy. It also means the people who did get the raise also have to pay more for the necessities so do they end up ahead in their pocket books or is it a wash? Maybe I’m totally wrong but I have yet to hear an explanation as to how this truly helps the economy. Back from my tangent I better head out for my meeting.

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    I’m still not feeling good but at least it’s just a stuffy/runny nose, I can handle this! Work has been super busy and I have a ton of BIG estimates to work on so that should take up the rest of my day, like it or not. DH had a really stressful end to his day yesterday; he got home around 4:30 and went to the bank for me so I picked B up from daycare. He then stopped by the store and got involved with an irate customer that is trying to blame things on DH even though they authorized the format and said they didn’t need anything backed up. He apparently screamed on the phone to both of DH’s employees and then screamed at DH when he called him, just a nightmare and I’m praying things went smooth today and that everything is as taken care of as it can be. I hate seeing DH stress like this, he’s a good and honest man and it makes me mad when people try to insinuate he’s screwing them over.

    B was laughing yesterday and had all of the babies, even the 2.5 month old, and care providers laughing with him. I wonder if he’ll be a class clown someday. He ate really well yesterday and had a lot of fun it the bath, I think it’s inevitable that he’ll pee in the tub each time. DH fed him and put him to bed so I was able to sit on the couch and feel sick. Last night was the first in about a week that B didn’t fall asleep while being fed his last bottle, hopefully he’s figured out how to stay awake until bed time while not taking a 30 min nap after he gets home. He slept really well last night and I didn’t hear a peep until 4:22, it was nice to sleep solid. He had a lot of snot built up in his nose this morning so I had to do some cleaning out so he could drink his bottle, I hope it clears up soon but at least it’s not an ear infection.

    I didn’t exercise yesterday and I had 1335 calories and 150 mg cholesterol. I think I’m going to stop tracking the cholesterol since I do well with my low cal diet as long as I don’t have eggs. I think we’ll have buffalo burgers tonight or I may make chicken breasts so we can have lunch for tomorrow, I can’t decide. I do have a good lunch recipe I could make since I’m craving the buffalo burgers, I’ll have to see how I’m feeling when I get home. Not much more to say

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