I’m not ready to be back to the same ole same ole, not much of an option though so I’m sucking it up. Sunday we ended up skipping church because for one B decided to wake up around 4:00 and since I was still in the “worry about a fever” state I went in to check on him. Well there was no fever but he was back to screaming his head off for no reason what so ever. He would not settle for me but once DH came in the room he was fine, blah! DH was exhausted and I was tired too so once B woke up around 7:00 I laid on his floor while he played and didn’t bother with church. B took a 2 hour nap in the morning so we didn’t get to town until around 11:00; after our shopping was done I called the IL’s to see where they were. They were at our house because no matter how many times we tell them to call before they arrive they don’t. So we ended up meeting them in town and did a bit of shopping then we headed home because B was tired. MIL wanted us to go to MOR but B wasn’t able to hold out and they got to town a bit too late. He fell asleep in the car and then woke once we got home and wouldn’t go back to sleep, joy! Once the IL’s arrived I started dinner and it was like pulling teeth to get everyone to sit down and eat. I have the hot food out and ready and said “it’s time to eat” 5 times before people actually sat down, nothing ticks me off like procrastinating to the table. Clean up was easy and MIL said she wanted to watch B’s bath so I told her to go and I’ll take care of everything. Instead she got underfoot and I kept telling her to let me do it and she missed B’s bath, oh well. B was so tired from his lack of a nap that he crawled on my lap around 7:15 and fell asleep, it at least meant the IL’s had an easy time with him.
DH and I headed for the Built to Spill show and he about gave me a heart attack when he was trying to turn on the wipers but turned the lights off while we were driving down the interstate. We got a spot right up front so I got to see everything. The opening band was Camper Van Beethoven and they were really good. Once BTS got on stage the annoying people showed up, they need to realize that not everyone wants to be body slammed and since we weren’t in the middle of the crowd body slamming was not acceptable. The first annoying person was a girl that decided to stand right next to me and bounce her boobs on me, I wasn’t too impressed and I gave her a couple elbows to get her away from me. Toward the end of the show a drunk guy stood next to us and he started body slamming into us when no one around him wanted to be body slammed into. I finally had enough and elbowed him hard then pushed him square on the chest away from me. He knew I was pissed and apologized with some piss poor excuse that he knew I wasn’t buying, I gave him my pissed off mom look. Its fine for people to dance just don’t do it on top of others! There was also a fight in the crowd and Doug actually stopped playing and said two ****ers need to go now, way to go . I was telling MIL about this and she said I need to be in the whiners section, I had to bite my tongue after that comment, the *****! (I shouldn’t call her that but I’m still a bit ticked off about the comment). Anyways, other than that the show was great we got to hear Carry the Zero and I was really happy to hear Big Dipper again. Plus he did his “thanks guys” and wave at the end, they just rock! We got home around midnight and MIL had the tv up so loud I thought she’d wake the neighbors, she really needs to invest in a hearing aid.
Monday morning B was up around 6:30 and I laid on the floor while he played until 7:15 when I decided it was time to get breakfast going. We had a fast morning with the IL’s getting ready to leave and us packing for our trip. B was really nervous about all the activity and got a bit clingy and whiney, he was happy once I put him in his car seat since he knew that meant he was going with. He crashed once we hit the interstate and only woke 1 hour before we got to Msla, I love trips like that. It was really to go to western MT, it had been way too long. Once we got to town we had lunch at Taco Del Sol, B loved the decorations and ate well, I was a bit disappointed since the fish in my burrito was burned (literally black and crusty and I couldn’t eat it). We then headed to J & K’s and B played for a bit then took a nap. Once he woke we met up with everyone at Kari’s b-ball game and he wasn’t too impressed with the buzzer and didn’t know what to think about the people cheering. At one point he was playing on the seat below me and the buzzer went off, he panicked and tried to climb up to me but the seat was too high so he had his torso on the seat while he kicked his legs in the air and whined/cried. It was funny but I didn’t let him know that while I cuddled him. J & K took B home so DH and I could go out to eat and hang out until the show, the cousins were very excited to have time with him and he didn’t even notice us separating.
DH and I ate at the Depot then checked on when we could get our will call tickets. We then met with Ben while he had dinner and stood in line waiting to get into the Badlander. We were under the impression they had done some changes since they changed from the Ritz and they hadn’t done much, put a stage up and improved the sound system but I still liked Jays better. The first opening band was really good and prompt (my favorite part) the second opening band was terrible. First off it took them an hour to set up and do a sound check, once that was done the “singer” (it was more of a hip hop thing and not my cup of tea when I want to rock) tells us he’s going to “face **** all of us” (huge turn off right there) after they go and change. WTH?!? I told DH they better come out in foam suits like Gwar but no, they just put on some white & black shirts and he had 1 red glove on, ridiculous waste of time. DH and I sat in the lounge area and had a beer until they were finished and Minus the Bear was ready to play. DH grabbed a stool for me to stand on since we were in the back and the show was good, more for DH than me. They only played for an hour since the second opener took so long and I was so tired I was nodding off here and there.
We got to the house around 2:00 and B decided to wake up at 4:15 and since he knew we were in the room with him he screamed and threw his stuffed animals out of his PnP. I was so tired I made DH deal with it and it took an hour to get him to finally fall back to sleep. When he was up for the day at 7:10 I got up with him and didn’t feel too sleep deprived, DH got to sleep in until 9:15. I also wanted to see the kids before they left for school so I was glad I got up. We hung out with Katie then took her to lunch at El Diablo, they have a really good fish burrito and it was spicy! B was getting tired so we said our good-byes to K and headed to Rockin’ Rudy’s. B did really well for being so tired because he loved looking at everything hanging from the ceiling & they had some great toys to entertain him with. DH found 3 cd’s and I found a b-day present for Cass and a Christmas present for Sue. We then headed for home and both B and I passed out as we left town. I slept until we got to and spent the rest of the trip entertaining/feeding B, he had thrown all of his toys out of my reach by the time we hit TF so he then screamed the rest of the trip home. I turned the cd player on and that quieted him for a bit but DH and I just ignored him so he wouldn’t get the attention that he was wanting. He was fine once we got home and slept great last night, just a peep around 4:30 then out until 6:00.
I need to do some laundry tonight and exercise. I also have to watch Desperate Housewives sometime this week. I’m probably going to decorate for Halloween this weekend. I’ve found some cute recipes for Halloween food that I think I’ll try, may as well make it more fun if I can. We looked for costumes for B and there wasn’t much to pick from so I’m ordering a bat costume online, it’s really sweet and not too pricey. I also need to order a toy chest for B to have in the living room (this is more for me since he doesn’t mind having toys everywhere). We also want to get him an outdoor play toy so maybe I’ll order them at the same time.
B was happy to be back at DC yesterday, he needs his play time with his buddies. When I arrived he said meme & “ran” to me with open arms, it was so sweet. We cuddled when we got home; I had a raging head ache so I wasn’t in the mood for doing much. Well I did have to walk through the yard when we first got home to pick up all of the Styrofoam that had blown out of someone’s garbage into our yard, I was not a happy girl. How hard is it to put things in bags before you throw them away? Especially something that LO’s can choke on.
We’re trying to get B used to spoons and that’s been interesting, I’ve learned to not try to help because that just ticks him off. I taught him the word bra this past weekend and he signs “airplane” when we see one, it’s his version but close enough. He’s also been holding his arms out and behind himself and spinning, I wonder if he thinks he’s flying like an airplane since he loves them so much. His mornings have been much cuddlier lately and he just wants to be hugged and held, I’m not complaining! We also caught a pee this morning, he wanted to be held while we sat & read so I sat behind him and cuddled him, it works for now. I really need to get into the habit of having him sit in the evenings, I think when we first get home and then after dinner should be good times.We have a playgroup on Saturday and there should be a good turnout with possibly 3 new ladies. One is coming from Butte because she can’t find any playgroups there. I hope to have these every other weekend and to avoid falling on holidays I need to do some tweaking to the schedule. I’m thinking a Friday night at the CM should be a good option to help tweak.I can’t believe it’s already Thursday and since the house needs to be cleaned I will start that tonight. That gives me Saturday to decorate for Halloween and harvest more of my garden.
[SIZE=3]Yesterday afternoon was a huge bummer and it made me want to get away and have a beer. We had a major money issue come up and when I talked with T about it he totally blew me off because he doesn’t want to deal with the issue. Ok, I’m not the one making a decent pay each year and this really isn’t my realm of headaches to deal with. I just talked with my supervisor and explained everything to him and luckily he agrees a meeting needs to happen to take care of this. As annoying as he can be at least he understands things and can wrap his head around it. Then I am informed that my bid for the year was done wrong because they didn’t read everything I asked for and I’ve been waiting a week to get some answers that should have only taken a day. To say I’m seriously pissed is an understatement.
It was so nice to see B happy, smiley and ready for a hug when I picked him up. We hung out at home and DH got home early so it was nice to have an extra set of hands. B has been pulling on the oven doors lately and I’m not pleased so I had DH look up how to lock the doors to keep him from doing this. I hope that when he realizes they won’t be as fun he’ll just stop so I won’t have to stress so much when I’m baking. B didn’t get much for naps yesterday so he was quite the terror. He kept going to things he’s not supposed to and things he rarely goes to. Finally DH just put him to bed and he said yeah once he was laying in the crib. I didn’t do anything really productive since I watched Cook This until 10. Needless to say I wasn’t in bed until 10:30 but I didn’t really feel tired either so what can you do.Around 2:00 I woke to B screaming but DH hadn’t turned the monitor on so I didn’t know what was going on or how long he had been screaming (I’m actually surprised I even woke up). I held him until he calmed down then rubbed his tummy for a bit and left him to be, he went down without a fight and didn’t wake until 6:20 giving me time to put the recycling away, empty the dishwasher, and get laundry put away. He was in a great mood this morning and I’m so happy he’s healthy for tomorrow’s play group.I have the whole house to clean tonight, well at least as much as I can get to before I’m too tired. DH wants to watch Knocked Up and if we do that means I won’t be as productive as I want to be, oh well. I realized this morning that I only have 3 days of BC left including today. This made reality hit me a bit more especially the fact that I’m still 180 so I’m going to buckle down and really work on some things. First off I need to take my vitamins (especially folic acid) daily rather than off and on. I also need to cut back to 1 cup of coffee a day until I am pregnant and drink more water. I need to get back to exercising daily while adding more Yoga in there and of course I need to work on snacking on healthy foods rather than sugary foods.I’m also realizing I need to get started and finished on re-staining the vanity so I’m going to get my list gathered this weekend and start next weekend. I want to clean the carpets too before I’m pregnant so I may start with the bedroom & hallway this weekend to see how it goes & mostly how stinky it is. It’s a dry cleaning system and something new for me but I’m hoping it doesn’t have a strong chemical smell.When we were at J & K’s house I noticed that their walls are off white and the trim is a light mocha color. It looks really good and I’ve wanted to add some color to the kitchen/dining/living room area without painting the huge walls so I’m going to look for a color that would be nice on the trim. I would prefer to do this before getting pregnant but if not I can wear my mask again. This will also be my fix for the window ledge that has damage to the paint. Wow all of that overwhelms me a bit.[/SIZE]
DH was a sweet heart and dusted the house for me, that helped my cleaning go quite a bit faster. I played with B, did a load of laundry, and cleaned the kitchen before he went to bed then I cleaned the bathroom and planned to do the floors until I watched The Best Week Ever with DH and fell asleep on the bed. DH came to bed with me and he said he'd get up with B so I could sleep, that was awesome! I slept until 8:20 then joined my guys. I've finished cleaning the floors, stripped the guest bedroom, and put up Halloween Decorations. It's raining non-stop so we're going to the CM for the play group and B and I will have to leave in about 1/2 hour, hopefully we wakes up on his own or he'll be grumpy.
Dinner is ready to be popped into the oven so when I get home I won't have anything I have to do. I'm in the mood for reading today but I think I'll also get my stocking out so I can hopefully finish it and use it this Christmas, what a novel idea.
I forgot to mention that we got Ozzy tickets for November, not without the 20 min of clicking and not getting anywhere. Our tickets sucked so Aaron was able to get some that are better (still not great) so now we have 5 tickets to sell, here's hoping people buy.
The CM is really fun & has a good variety, but only one other woman showed up so it was a bit slow for the play group. She's the one from out of town and her DS is adorable, at least it wasn't jsut B and me the whole time. Hopefully there will be a better turnout next time & I can't let this frustrate me.
Tonight I got that warm cozy feeling that seems to hit every fall and winter. I think it's from the warmth of the house and knowing it's cold outside. I was folding laundry in the laundry room, water was heating for tea, B was talking himself to sleep over the monitor, DH was on the laptop, and Iris Dement was playing in the background, it just made me stop and think of how happy I am with this domestic life of mine and that life is indeed good.
I was looking at videos of B from a few months ago and I couldn't help but cry seeing how much he's grown. He's not a baby anymore and I love that but gosh I miss him being a baby. These days just go way too fast and I hope I'm enjoying everything as much as I can because I don't want to have any regrets. Maybe Iris's Our Town is making me too emotional, if there's ever a song that makes me cry every time I hear it it's that one.
Saturday night DH and I watched Vacancy; it was an ok flick though very gruesome in parts. It would have ended better if it hadn’t had a Hollywoodending but what can you expect. We also set up DH’s new tent in the basement; it was quite the ordeal and a bit more complex than our other tent because the poles go inside it. Anyways it’s very nice and will be perfect for the family camping trips. DH is in the process of sealing the seams and he needs to order a footprint and attic to complete the purchase. We also need to look into sleeping bags for B.
DH has been going to bed with me at night and it just seems weird, I guess maybe I don’t want to get too use to it and then have it change back and be disappointed. I think his online buddy hasn’t been around as much so that’s what’s causing his presence. I don’t think they had a falling out but I’m not sure if he’d tell me or not.
Sunday we skipped church, I was dragging too much to motivate. Once I woke up I was productive; I did laundry, worked on my Christmas stocking, made dinner, harvested more of the garden, talked with my mom, and made the add to sell the Ozzy tickets. My brother and SIL wanted tickets but didn’t get any, I don’t think she could get any “good” enough but if they want to go they can only be so picky. Anyways, I hope they buy at least 2 from us, we’ll see if I even hear back from them.
I’ve decided to fight/question our insurance coverage of immunizations. They only cover $250 for a plan year and that didn’t even cover 100% of B’s 1 year check up non the less cover anything for his 18 month. I think it’s ridiculous that immunizations are “required” by the state for kids to be in day care, private & public school, and universities but our insurance won’t cover this requirement. It’s just ludicrous and I hope to get this changed even though it won’t help me this year. I have sent a request to our benefits reps and I hope to hear something from them, I can’t complain if I don’t try to make a change.
B has been doing great with his sign language. Airplane is one he always does and this weekend he also signed potty, drink, and all done. I think the video is helping him pick up more on the signs and it’s just nice to know he’s starting to give it more of a try. He also said his first 2 word sentence last week, I don’t remember what he did but he said “Uh-oh dada”. He also stuck a little wooden guy in the toaster that I only found because the toaster wouldn’t go down; I guess I need to be more careful on checking things before using them.
He was an absolute turkey last night and we all are exhausted and have red eyes, B included. Around 12:30 he woke and cried so I went in to calm him and since I had dreamt that he was sick I had that in the back of my mind. I calmed him down and went back to bed only for him to pick up again. DH gave him some Tylenol and orajel since I thought maybe it was teething pain and that seemed to help for about an hour then the screaming was back. I went in around 2:00 to rub his tummy and calm him but he was so restless it wasn’t helping. I then held him until he fell asleep but he was crying again within 30 seconds of me getting back into bed. I eventually brought him to bed with us around 4:20 and I feel asleep off and on but he and DH didn’t because he kept squirming. I put him back in his crib at 4:55 because he thought it was play time in our bed and he only cried for a few. This gave me 20 min of sleep before I had to get up, it was rough & still is. B was still tired so I had to wake him up at 6:30 and DH slept through his alarm so I had to wake him also. I just hope tonight isn’t a repeat. His first molar broke through on the top right and at one of his recent appointments she said he had 3 teeth that were close so this is just the beginning for this happy round of emergence.
I forgot to mention this, we had our first poo in the bath. B was playing in the water and he started grunting and by the time I got to him there were 2 terds in the tub. I stuck him on the potty and he got one more little one out so we celebrated that and he was clapping away on the potty. DH and I were wondering when that was going to happen.
Yesterday at work went fast and really I can’t ask for much more. The wind picked up quite a bit as I got off work and once I was home the rain had started, our lawn looks awesome right now, I would even say one of the best on the block. DH was home when we got there, he had wanted to catch a nap before we arrived but didn’t get home early enough. Since we were all exhausted we ordered pizza and B and I watched a BE video until the pizza arrived. I put him to bed a ½ hour early and then did a little bit of work on my stocking. I have done the part that didn’t make sense to me in the directions and I’m worried that I used too much of the thread so I may have to buy some, if I can match it. So now nothing is “holding” me back and I plan to do a little bit every day. It feels really good to be doing a craft again so I’ll have to keep something out when this project is completed.I watched a baseball game with DH for a bit and went to bed at 8:30. B woke at 10:45 and DH got up to soothe him back to sleep. This worried me that we would have a repeat of Sunday night but I didn’t hear a peep from him until I was in the shower and he fell back asleep until 6:20, thank God! I’m worried B is getting sick but I’m hoping everything is just a symptom of his teething. He had a major diarrhea diaper last night, has a runny nose off and on, and this morning he sounded very dry and hoarse. I also noticed his buddy A had a major runny nose so there’s a chance this is more than just teething, boo!For some reason lately people have been talking about tubes in ears, I'm sure it's from B getting sick and his tendency for ear infections but I'm sort of bothered by people treating it so normal and non-chalant. It's like he "has" to have them because he gets ear infections but yet the pedi hasn't mentioned it once. I guess it's just the feeling of it being expected and sort of pushed on me that I don't like. I'll do some research on them and then maybe not be so annoyed. I know they're best in some situations but I just don't get the feeling that it's needed with B and I want back up.
B gave us another full night of sleep though I don’t feel as rested as I would like. We had a good evening over all. When I picked B up he was playing with Trenton, it’s nice to see him playing with the kid that doesn’t have the runny nose! T is now able to move about so it’s easier for the two of them to play; B was T’s motivator to move just like A was for B. Once we got home B played with a pot while I made dinner then we played and watched his sign video. I took some cute pictures of him sitting on the toilet reading. He loved dinner more than I would have expected, I guess I’ll have to make the spaghetti chili more often. His nose is quite a bit more runny, I hope it doesn’t progress into anything else.
After he was in bed I worked on my stocking and DH was doing something downstairs. We did sit on the couch for about 30 min before I went to bed, it was exciting. I am a reality tv junky, I can’t explain it but I am embarrassed by it. On that note I finished watching Rock of Love (I was at least multi tasking since I worked on my stocking and talked with C on the phone during the show), I am embarrassed to admit this but my DH still loves me so that’s what matters. I don’t even know how I got sucked into that show but I actually started caring about the end result. I will stop at saying he made the best choice.
C called to talk about a proposition her mom gave her last night. Since her parents are getting a divorce her mom has asked her to move into the house to split the mortgage and then she will co-own and inevitably own the home. This really is a great offer & with the housing market around here probably the only way she will be able to get into a home other than getting married for a 2 income household, such a sad reality. Of course this would mean her privacy will be reduced and all sorts of things come up with her personal life, dating, and possibly marriage down the road for both her and her mom. She wants me to mull it over and come up with thoughts since she wants to look at every angle and pro & con before making a decision. It’s exciting and an option for her to save money along with putting her “rent” into her own place.
DH and I are heading to his aunts BBQ on Saturday but we aren’t staying the night at the cabin, I was fine with either decision DH made. He wants to leave around 8:30 so he can get a bit of fishing in before the BBQ so we’ll have to call the IL’s so they know what our plans are. I’m hoping we can make it to the pumpkin patch on Sunday but we’ll have to see how the weather is and if we have time. B loves his book on pumpkin farms and I keep telling him we’ll go so the sooner it’s taken care of the better.
B is being such a big boy with the potty. DH has said he wants him only sitting on the big potty so he can get use to it, ok. I explained the reason we use the stand alone was because B is loud & wakes him up when we’re in the bathroom in the morning leading to a cranky DH. I was told he will get over his crankiness so we’re not exclusively on the big potty. I think B prefers it since he sits up there all proper flipping through his Everyone Poops book, it’s pretty cute. Yesterday morning we caught a pee then last night before his bath we caught a pee and a poo. This morning I caught another pee so we’re having great luck. I still need to get better at putting him on the potty when we get home in the evenings, procrastination be gone!
We had a staff meeting yesterday that went on forever; I got up 5 min before 4:30 so I could get out of here on time. I am not sitting through something that is a waste of time only be stuck here later than they pay me for. B was a pretty good boy for me yesterday but DH is really losing patience with him, so even with the headache I had last night I took care of everything. B was a handful yesterday morning and ended up pulling a towel off the counter that had things (a pot, knives!) drying on it. Thank God he didn’t get hurt. DH is tired of him purposely doing things he knows he’s not supposed to do & trying to make a game out of it (really it’s cute but we can’t laugh since we’re the parents). So he’s doing TOs sooner with B to try to get the message across that this behavior won’t be allowed, wee! He went down without a problem and was quiet all night, my worries at night are now gone. I did more work on my stocking & the directions that came with it suck. If it wasn’t for the picture I’d be in a heap of trouble. DH was fidgeting with my kitchen computer last night, he put something new in it and then couldn’t get online. Turned out my low battery on the wireless keyboard was messing thing ups. DH also put the Ozzy tickets on ebay so we shall see if they sell. I haven’t heard from C or W on whether they do or don’t want tickets so we’re assuming they don’t. DH said they’ll probably call us right before the concert and ask for them then. I also paid bills last night since DH got paid yesterday and I was sweating how little we had in the checkbook. We didn’t have enough to get anything more than chicken and wipes at Costco then anything else would have to go on the CC meaning I couldn’t pay as much toward the mortgage as I usually do each month. I just couldn’t figure out why we were so crunched (not that it isn’t good for me to panic and feel frugal) and I wasn’t happy about it. So after paying bills I balanced the checkbook with our statement and found that I had missed recording DH’s last deposit, thank God! I don’t know how I missed it; I think maybe the money we put in to pay estimated tax may have thrown me off. So we’re looking good and I can now pay my normal amount toward principal on the mortgage.Tonight I need to go through B’s clothes that are for warm weather and are too small. I also want to get my shopping list for the weekend planned with some new ingredients to try a few new recipes. I need to do a quick clean either tonight or tomorrow night, the kitchen floor is a mess so I need to do a bit more than a quick clean on that guy.
If I had one I’d do a Friday dance right now. I think 3 day weekends need to be mandatory, who could I talk to to get that changed? I wore B last night as we got dinner put together then we sat down to watch his sign video, I can’t believe how much he loves that thing. DH got home early since he had a job in town and B became a stinker right around the time we wanted to eat. He was first touching the guitars (2 TOs from that) then he started throwing food (just 1 TO for this), sigh, when will it end? He seemed to like the casserole we made and since he was extremely tired we got him ready for bed a bit early. He did use the hand vac to clean for me, that was pretty sweet though I think he made more of a mess than he cleaned. He was in bed at 7:30 and quiet until 4:30 when he decided to tell stories from his crib for about 20 min. He didn’t get up for the day until 6:30 so it all worked out.
I showed DH some Christmas present ideas I found, worked on my stocking, packed up clothes B can’t wear anymore, and headed to bed. I had a really bad ending to the day at work and realized I’m pretty emotional right now, I wanted to cry and it wasn’t a crying type situation. I guess this is just my body getting used to not having birth control pills. I’m also getting a yeast infection and I’m guessing it’s due to the bcps too. I started taking AZO for YI’s and it actually has seemed to help out. Anyhoo I was ticked off at the end of the day because a woman was *****ing to my supervisor about us not having enough parts for them in stock but no one told me they needed more than the original amt so I didn’t get more, not my fault when she knows what the original amt was. He tells her (without talking with me or saying let me check and see what happened) “maybe we screwed up”, meaning maybe Cindy screwed up. Well bottom line is I didn’t screw up and I can’t read minds to make sure I take care of things people don’t tell me about. And who the hell is he to say I screwed up when he can’t even admit when he screws up and orders the wrong type of phones? I was just livid yesterday and would have been more than happy to drop kick his ass out of my life. Rant over.Bre’s sister is taking the other two tickets so we have successfully unloaded all 5 tickets! Yeah! DH also made enough on the 3 tickets to basically pay for our 2 tickets, not too shabby. He was proud of himself and said maybe he’d start buying extra tickets to popular shows, I think we have better things to do with our time.B’s nose is getting runnier and now has a lovely yellow color to it; DH said he’ll get sick just in time for the weekend. He doesn’t have a temp so if it’s just a runny nose I can handle that and we’ll still go to the BBQ tomorrow. It’s rainy today so hopefully it will be nice tomorrow.I have been doing good taking my prenatal vitamins (I love how they give me nice finger nails) and alfalfa, if nothing else the alfalfa keeps me from plugging up with those damned prenatals. I’m also down to 1 cup of coffee a day and I will drop down to ½ cup in a few weeks. I just want to avoid the no-caffeine headaches.I have a meeting on a new building and its needs this morning so hopefully that will make my day go by fast. I have to prepare for 3 days of meetings for another building next week, oh the fun of nightmares to come!
We had a great weekend, it really couldn’t have been better. B was really tired on Friday and had some funny tantrums as a result. When we were eating he did something that was so defiant but cute that I had to hide my face under the table so he wouldn’t see me laughing. Later on in the evening he was trying to push his walker over the mat his high chair sits on and it wouldn’t work so he stepped away from the walker, put his hands in fists, squatted, and yelled AAAAAHHHHHH! DH and I both were laughing on this one and had to turn our backs so he wouldn’t see. Once I was composed I talked with him about being frustrated and removing himself from that situation.
B slept great Friday night and slept in a little bit on Saturday. As I was snuggling with him I noticed his hair smelled a bit like vomit but it wasn’t chunky so I had to inspect the crib. There was a wet spot plus some chunks on one of his stuffed animals so I threw a load in the wash and B got a bath first thing. We first tried to put him in the shower with DH but he did not like that at all so DH hurried to finish his shower and then turned it into a bath. I was told I couldn’t take a picture of the two of them but it sure was cute! We also woke up to snow, about ¼” max but it was nice to see. It was really wet snow so our poor cottonwood was practically bent over with the weight; DH brushed it off to help out. By the time we got home from the BBQ the snow was gone but it makes me antsy for winter.We left the house at 8:30 and had to stop by the grocery store to get something for MIL, DH was annoyed by it especially after she called again wanting the paper. We also had to stop by the store since DH had received a call that there was no power to his alarm system. He was worried someone broke in but it was just a power outage from a blown transformer and the power came on as DH was walking toward the store. We got to the cabin around 10:00 and Sue & Craig were there so B was a bit shy at first but that quickly changed. We headed to J & J’s a little after 1:00 and didn’t eat until 3, luckily B had lunch at the cabin. People watched football & socialized, I mostly followed B around to keep him out of trouble. He did need a nap around 2:00 and I tried to get him to fall asleep on the floor in one of the bedrooms but he just kept crying so I stuck him in my ring sling and he was out within 5 min. I wish DH would have got a picture he looked so cute. Janet had Fuddruckers cater and it was good food but something gave me heartburn, oh well. We stayed a bit longer than we planned since we were waiting for the Griz game to finish. We hoped B would fall asleep on the drive home but instead he talked the whole way. DH fed him once we got home and I ran to the grocery store to get that out of the way. The rest of the night I worked on my stocking.We skipped out on church again this weekend but B had me up at 6:30 and there was no extra sleep on the floor. We read about 8 books, played, made breakfast, and watched his sign video before DH was up and moving then B was ready for a nap shortly after that. He slept for 2.5 hours! We watched some tv, got ready, and did a few things around the house while he was sleeping. We headed to Costco and Target then went to the Pumpkin Patch. The weather was great but with the snow from the day before it was really muddy. We first looked at the gourds they had and B liked 2 of them in particular. There was a little girl around his age that he went up to with his arm out like “come on I have some cool things to show you”, but she shied away and he left it at that. We swung for a bit as we waited for the tractor & hay ride and then we rode to the patch. He seemed to enjoy it and we got some good pictures of him at the patch. On the ride back no other kids wanted to “drive” the tractor so we tried with B, he was fine until he heard the tractor get louder and then he cried & came back. We bought the gourds he liked, some colored corn husks, and apple cider, yum! DH took a nap once we were home and B went down for one shortly after. I cleaned up the kitchen and put things away then started dinner. The rest of the evening consisted of play (B had me read his pumpkin patch book about 4 times) & after B was in bed I worked on the stocking a bit more as we watched football.I talked with my mom and her bedroom remodel is almost done, she’s in decorator mode and is really excited. She also updated me on C & W. First off they now have a pet bunny which means (especially with SIL) that there’s bunny poop all over the house. My mom told me I would not want to see how their house was, which means it’s well beyond dirty. The info that just reinforced my annoyance with their lack of taking action with E is that her speech therapist told SIL to take pictures of E doing things. For example, E will have a picture of her & the tv so when she wants to watch a movie she has to show the picture to SIL and say what it is she wants. She’s supposed to have these pictures with all of the things she does during the day but surprise surprise SIL never took the pictures because E is too stubborn and will make it hard for her to do. Who is the parent and in control over there? Then for my brother to not even do it because SIL won’t makes me annoyed with him too. So my parents went over on Saturday and took the pictures & printed them out so E can grow in the ways this exercise is meant for. I’m really disappointed in their nonchalant attitudes toward E learning to talk and catching up with her peers.My ear started hurting again last night and I asked DH to look at it but he didn’t. C looked at it for me this morning and said there’s a huge black head in there, disgusting! It hurts so bad the pain is starting to run down my neck plus it’s swollen and red. I’ve gotten a little bit of puss out of it but I think DH is going to have to work on it for me tonight, how romantic.
This week has gone really fast, I guess that’s what 2 full days of meetings along with trying to catch up and finish large estimates will do to me. Yesterday afternoon every time I tried to get something done someone would come in to talk to me, DH said its because I’m a talker so people come to me to talk, I enjoy it at least.
Monday night DH did his surgery on my ear and it was painful! He worked on it a bit then we took a break because B wanted attention. After B was in bed he went back to my ear and it hurt so bad when he was applying pressure to get it all out that I was crying and screaming at times. TMI warning. After the initial pussy part he got to the core which was a total of 1 inch long and it was hard. He got a kick out of being able to stick the pin in the core and me not feeling it. He made a few comments on how it was disgusting, well yeah, and he offered to stop several times because he didn’t want to inflict pain on me. I told him its pain now or continued pain for days and to just get it done. We did hear the core “pop” and that was very nice. Tuesday it was still a bit sore but better than it had been, he went back in on Tuesday night and got a bit more puss out but last night it looked good enough to leave alone and the pain is gone! I can stick my finger in my ear with no pain, never thought I’d be so happy to say that.I went to bed early on Monday since my head hurt so bad after the work on my ear. I did leave work about 30 min early since my meeting on Monday was finished early. I stopped at Target to get a gift card for a work bridal shower today and they also had a Bumbo so I picked one up for Carrie & Ryan’s party in November. I also bought one more Halloween decoration and now when B sees it he wants to eat the candy in it rather than anything healthy, great. I picked up some pink instruments for Cameron so she has something to open at the party also. Carrie asked that we don’t bring any gifts but I’ve already had these planned and one ordered before she said this so it’s just too late & they deserve them.Tuesday was filled with meetings all day except for lunch and B and I played in the back yard when we got home. He’s been a stinker at eating dinner and we’re trying to break him from throwing his sippy cup when he’s done with it so that’s been a trial. He’s been sleeping great though and we’ve moved his bed time to 7:30 instead of 8:00 because he just seems to be getting too tired. Yesterday was really warm out; I didn’t like it since it’s supposed to be cool weather. I should have taken B outside but I was tired and we just playing in the living room. DH has today off so he and B are hanging out. I hope he calls on the dishwasher and the toy bend. The dishwasher is an expensive piece of crap and we think something’s wrong with it since it just never really gets things clean. I wrote a list of why is sucks and DH is going to call about it since it’s still under warranty. We received the toy chest/bench on Tuesday and one of the sides is broken so I hope DH can call the company and get a replacement part sent. It’s all wood which is really nice and it will look great once it’s put together.B kept saying bay or baybe this morning so I decided to sign baby and say it at the same time, he copied me and signed baby while saying his version. I’m so proud of him! I learned the sign for light and train since those are two things he’s been interested in lately, he tries to sign light and he’s still in the observing stage for train but I think he’ll be trying it soon. I laughed the other day because he told DH shhh, though DH thought he said shhh t and said I was teaching him bad words, I hope not!I need to clean the house this weekend so I hope to start tonight and finish tomorrow night. I also need to get back into exercising so that’s on my list to start this evening also. We have play group on Saturday and our house is the back up location if it’s too cold to be outside. I’m really excited because we’ve had 2 new members join this week and yet to meet some of the other new members that joined a couple weeks ago. Here’s hoping we get a better turn out this weekend!My stocking is coming along; I stitched my name on it last night so now it’s just sequins and beads, appliqué, and stuffing. I should easily be able to get this done by Christmas. I’ve been trying to be very careful about the sewing needles and apparently I haven’t been that careful. B has brought 2 needles to me this last week, thank God he brings them to me when he finds them, I feel like a bad mom though. He’s also been into bringing me things he finds on the floor that he believes is garbage, he’s so proud of himself too. I praise him because it’s a good habit and very cute.
I didn’t do any cleaning last night but I did do my step workout and worked on my stocking so all was not wasted! B was in a great mood yesterday (must have enjoyed staying home with DH) and I enjoyed seeing him light up when I got home with his run for a hug. I guess he had been standing by the door to the garage with his arms out saying mama earlier, that just breaks my heart. We played a lot and had a great night, he’s getting better at not throwing his sippy cup from his high chair when he’s done with it so we’re seeing some progress on our work. He was hungry before dinner was ready so I put him in the highchair to snack (he chowed cherry tomatoes and cheese) while I made dinner. He even ate well at dinner so I had no complaints. He went to bed with no problems and slept great, I’m loving it!I noticed that we have at least 2 more teeth getting close to breaking through, I hope they go fast and don’t give him too hard of a time. His runny nose is a ton better but now he has a cough that sounds terrible, I hope it doesn’t progress into anything worse. Yesterday DH was trying to get him to sign “all done” but instead of signing it he just flat out said it, much praises for that of course! My goal tonight is to clean the whole house, tomorrow I’ll put some things in the garage for winter and pull the rest of my carrots. Our play group is at 4:00 and the days have been perfect weather to play outside so hopefully we can enjoy the park. Sunday I hope to have a lazy day around the house playing and working on my stocking. This will happen after I go to the hardware store to get my supplies to refinish the wood in the bathroom and we need to buy a new vanity. I’ll also have to do laundry but since I did a load last night I hope to get away with just one load this weekend.
I have to make a new post since it won't let me edit my last post to add this. DH signed up at the gym in town and is planning to get up with me so he can work out in the mornings. He went this morning and said it was busier than he expected at 5:30. I'm really happy he's doing this, I think the exercise will help him reduce stress and it will help motivate me to keep working out.
It's been a great weekend so far and the weather is absolutely perfect, couldn't ask for better fall temps & changing leaves. Friday B and I went for a walk when we got home, we then played in the front yard until DH got home. He was a tired boy since he, Tyler, and Aidan nap in the same room and they apparently talk, laugh, pull up their mattresses, throw things out of their cribs, and shake their cribs when they're supposed to be napping. Boys!
DH helped me clean the house and he was a doll earlier in the week and cleaned the outside of all the windows, they look great. We were both in bed at 11:00 and B had a hard time staying settled since DH didn't give him Motrin before bed. He's great during the days but at night the pain keeps him sleeping in fits.
I was up at 7 with B and we organized his toys, I feel so much better about the livingroom since it's been decluttered. I did a new step routine, was only lost about 1/2 the time and then SIL called. She was asking about the Ozzy tickets, I told her they were all gone but I would have held some if they had let me know earlier. They are doing good, she said she really likes work but I think she's just saying that to me, oh well doesn't really matter. My mom called shortly after SIL and we chatted for a bit while B watched his sign video. It was then lunch time and after that B managed to fall backwards off the rocking chair, snuggles and ducky fixed him up and I put him down for his nap since he seemed exhausted. I got my shower in and worked on my stocking until he woke up then we played some more and headed to the play group. Three other parents showed up and it was nice hanging out while the kids played. We're going to get together next weekend for a pot luck at our house so I need to set that up. I ran to the grocery store after the play group and now we're hoome for the night, relaxation & stocking making is what I'm looking forward to.
It’s Monday and there’s already drama around here, oh joy! As I was getting my coffee C comes in and starts complaining about D finding out she added text messaging to her phone a couple months back - she never cleared it with him. She’s reimbursing for it but I think it’s the whole concept of keeping it quiet and not being open. He’s requested she put it under a personal account which she’s mad about since her credit won’t allow it, she won’t be able to get discounts to try the latest phones (part of her job), and everyone else with a phone has personal calls on it so she will push for things to be fair. I think she’s overreacting and should have been up front from the get go but it has nothing to do with me so I’ll just keep my mouth shut. All I want is to be left alone to get some projects off my desk.
Sunday was a nice day, we all got ready for church and about 10 min before we were going to leave B was just a little cranky tornado. I looked at him and realized a nap was in order, not church. So he took a nap and DH and I tooled around the house waiting for him to wake up. Once he was up we recycled and went to Lowe’s to get my supplies to work on the wood in the bathroom. We also picked up a medicine cabinet and some drawer & cabinet organizers. We then went to Target since DH needed new pants. Once home we had lunch and put B down for a nap, he talked for an hour and then DH checked him and sure enough he was poopy. He then napped for about 45 min and that was it, needless to say we had a very tired child. I caught up on Desperate Housewives, exercised, and worked on my stocking while B was “sleeping”. Once B was up he helped me organize the cabinets & pantry then I started laundry and we went for a walk to keep him happy. He has started signing sleep so he kept signing it while I was saying good night to him & then he’d laugh really hard. He’s just too cute. Once he was in bed I paid bills then worked on the stocking some more before I headed to bed. He stirred a few times early in the night but was quiet after DH came to bed, I’m sure he was exhausted.DH asked me what my plan is for day care and B when I’m on maternity leave with our next LO. I told him I don’t want to pull B out for 2-3 months and disrupt his life & play time with his buddies and then have to get him use to going back so I want him to go part time while I’m home. If DH takes him in the mornings that gives me one on one time with the new LO and lets B get in his socializing. I can pick him up around noon and then have the afternoon to give him more of my time while we’re all getting use to the change. DH was fine with it and I’m happy about that, I didn’t figure he’d complain about the money we’ll be spending.I’ve been tracking my temps at FF and since I’m new to this I’m not really sure what I should be seeing. My temps have dropped the last few days (around 98.5) from what they were the previous 1.5 weeks (in the 99.0 range) and I’m confused since they say the temps are typically lower the first 2 weeks with a rise during ovulation. I’m wondering if maybe they will increase by the end of the week with my O, only time will tell. FF says my fertile days should have started yesterday and will go through the 18th. DH and I dtd on Saturday night so if it’s off a day on the estimated O time we could possibly have hit a fertile day, FF says I’m on 29 day cycles but typically I’m 28 days. I would prefer to have my body go 1 month with a normal cycle before getting pregnant and I don’t think we will get a bfp but I’m confused enough that who knows. I’ve also been paying attention to my CM and I’m seeing fertile CM starting last night. I’m excited to be able to tell what my body is doing, that’s a new concept for me, but I’m also confused with my temps. We shall see.I have the bathroom taped so I can strip the finish off the vanity tonight and clean and sand it in the evenings this week. Then if I stain it this weekend it can be finished and looking great for when my parents are up. I need to keep the house clean and tidy so I have less to do on Friday night to prep for the potluck. So far we have 3 families coming with a total of 11 people, I have a good chance of getting a full house & I’m hoping the weather will be nice enough to do some things outside. DH has to work so he won’t be around for it, it’s a bummer but I understand.
DH said B was very happy to be at DC yesterday, he kept patting A on the shoulder when they first got there. We were busy once we got home. First we watched his sign video while having a snack then we did some work outside. I repotted the plant I got for my birthday, filled & seeded a few holes in the yard, picked the pumpkins out of the garden, and cleaned the spider webs off the front porch. B is signing baby whenever we say baby and when he hears or sees a dog he says his version of doggy, more like deg but it works. After B was in bed I put the stripping agent on the cabinet then exercised, my side was killing me ½ way through the work out so I had to lower my step so I could finish. I then stripped the cabinet and tonight I am going to clean and sand it, not sure how long that will take me but I think having this finished by next Monday is doable. I’m going to pull the rest of the carrots and give them to my mom, we just have so many. I hope to do work in the garden when I get home and compost what’s remaining of the garden. It’s supposed to get cold with possible snow the next two days so this is a good time to try to finish my outdoor work. I called on the toy chest/bench part that was broken and they are sending me a new one, it will be nice to have that put together.
It was raining by the time I got home last night so B and I didn’t head outside to do yard work. The first thing he did when I put him down and was walk to the tv and say “mama uh” while pointing at the tv. This is him saying he wants to watch his video, not the best habit in the world to have right when we get home. I put his sign video in and he snacked while I prepped dinner. We then played for a bit and once DH got home dinner was ready to go. I tried a new recipe that is really easy and pretty good. After that it was clean up and play, I found myself to be a bit *****y so I had to bring in the reins since DH didn’t deserve any of that.After B was in bed, he slept great last night, I went downstairs to clean the wood cabinets. The chemical smell was really strong (I wore my mask so I didn’t smell it) afterwards so I decided to put off sanding them until tonight. I hope to get at least the drawers and door sanded tonight then the main cabinet tomorrow night. I also worked on my stocking and I would say I’m about 1/3 of the way done, it’s looking pretty good so far.B was a turkey this morning, he is now tall enough to reach the power button on the tv, we of course don’t want him to play with the tv at all because it would be pricey to replace so I was telling him that was a no-no & to leave it alone or we go to TO. He then throws his sippy cup up on the tv stand and gets milk on the tv, this came with another no, and then he started playing with the power button again. So I put him in TO & of course DH gets home right as that started so he was welcomed with cries. After the min in TO I did our routine talk and asked him to say sorry mama while I signed it. He signed sorry! I was so proud of him and told him good job, he has just really blossomed with his signing lately. I was sharing that with C because I’m proud of my boy picking up on signs and she commented “Well he’s trying to say the words also right and isn’t just learning the sign?” This came off as really judgmental and know-it-all-ish and I wasn’t too pleased. He is talking and using more words & sounds regularly plus I’ve done my research and I don’t believe him learning sign language will impact his speech negatively so where the hell does she come off? I’ve been a bit annoyed lately because when I talk about things going on in my life, and yes I know my life isn’t very exciting but neither is hers, she acts bored and disinterested. That really doesn’t open up the door for one to feel like they can openly talk and then I get this judgment from her, bah!
I keep thinking today is Friday and I’m not happy that it isn’t. I was expecting some snow this morning but we didn’t even have frost so there went that idea. It at least makes the drive in less stressful. DH beat me home last night, I was held a bit talking with my supervisor and he decided to come home early. We had a typical evening and B signed bath for the first time, yeah! He slept great again last night and I had to wake him at 6:25 this morning, I hate doing that but don’t really have an option in order to keep us from running late. B also helped me clean up his room before bed, there was a lot of praise followed by him throwing his toys, baby steps right?
I sanded the door & drawers and part of the cabinet, exercised, & worked a little bit on my stocking. DH and I have been keeping the house very cleaned up all week so my quick clean tomorrow night will be pretty minimal. I plan to sand the rest of the cabinet tonight and then Saturday I will stain the wood. This will mark the end of my house projects that I want to do before our next LO, maybe I’ll consider painting the trim but as of now I’m not in a hurry to start that. I really need to work on organizing our closets and the basement; it’s a complete mess and embarrassing.My temps have started to go up again today, this is when I’m supposed to O so that seems to be right on track. I’ve had a few interesting things going on and I don’t know if it’s because I’m off bc or what. My abdomen has been a bit sore at times the last 3 days, it almost feels crampy and I’ve also had blood tinged CM, I’m not sure what to make of it but I’m sure it’s nothing.
I forgot to say that as of yesterday DH and I have been together for 8 years. It seems like he's always been in my life but it sure doesn't feel like it's been 8 years either. I didn't think of it until shortly before bed so I told DH goodnight and reminded him of the day, he mimicked our first kiss, it was sweet.
I think today is going to be a quiet day, now if only it can go fast… When I picked B up from DC yesterday he was showing off his signing skills for the ladies, he’s such a ham. I talked to my mom & fixed dinner while B watched his sign video. She’s doing well and is excited to take B next weekend, wow I can’t believe we’re going to Chico so soon, yeah! I did a lot of venting about C, I get like this when I’m around her too much and I’m happy she’s working from home today. I just need a break from her. She’s applying for jobs so she will probably leave sooner rather than later, the nice thing is I’ll be distanced from her and then won’t get annoyed as quickly, hopefully anyways. I was tired last night so I decided to not bother sanding the cabinet, I can easily finish everything this weekend. I did my yoga routine and since it was over an hour I just vegged for a bit and went to bed. Tonight I plan to do a quick clean, get the BBQ meat cooking in the crock pot, water the plants, move some things out of the living room for more room, and bring the folding table & chairs upstairs. After the BBQ I’ll sand & stain the cabinet, do laundry, clean up & prep the guestroom & bathroom for next weekend, and work on my stocking. I don’t think we need to do any major shopping this weekend so hopefully we can truly have a day at home on Sunday. It’s supposed to be rainy tomorrow so there probably won’t be any playing outside for the kids, I think they’ll be entertained enough with B’s toys so it should be ok. I’ve been trying to plan out the play groups for Nov & Dec and I think we’ll do a night at the Children’s Museum, a couple craft gatherings to make holiday decorations, & sledding if there’s enough snow. Saturday’s are hard for a couple ladies so I’m going to see about scheduling some Sunday & Friday night activities.DH has the day off and B was very cranky this morning so I hope they have a good day together. He wanted to get up with me to work out so he was ready for the day by the time I left the house. I figured he would sleep in a bit and take B into DC when he worked out but obviously not. Maybe he’ll surprise me and make dinner tonight, yea right!
Sunday already, why do the weekends go so fast? We had a great time with the play group yesterday. There were 18 people total and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves so it was a hit. I need to schedule the next 2 play groups so people can get them on their calendars and hopefully we'll get to meet some of the other new moms. After the play group B napped and I cleaned and worked on my stocking. The rest of the day was just hanging out & not doing much of anything.
B didn't sleep too well last night, he woke several times and I don't think he's feeling very well. He feels warm but his temps come up normal & he had a terrible rash on his bum. It started as red spots that soon started to look like zits without the white heads and now they resemble more of a blister look so I'm worrying about him having hand, foot, & mouth since it was going around day care. I'm staying home tomorrow so I can get him into the doctor to see if it is HF&M or if it's just a rash to not worry much about. He's fairly happy during the day so it's at least not miserable. If it is HF&M I'm worried we've passed it onto all the kids at the play group, I hope we haven't!
B is now signing blanket, ball, eat, bath (he even signed bath on DH it was so cute), sleep, baby, and sorry (only once but he hasn't had a TO since). He's so darned interactive, this age is fun.
Since B had a fitfull sleep last night he didn't wake up until after 7:30, an hour was not enough time for us to get ready so we didn't make it to church today. After his first nap we did get some shopping in, bought a few things including a Christmas present at Target then bought the accessories for the bathroom from BB&B. I've worked on my stocking and talked with W today. I still need to do laundry and work on the cabinet but I'm procrastinating.
B has hand, foot, & mouth and I'm feeling horrible because I'm worried we've spread it to everyone at the play group. I've e-mailed the mommies to let them know, here's hoping he kept his germs to himself. He now has spots on his heels, hands, and mouth. The Dr. said he won't be contagious once new spots stop showing up and he's starting to feel better. For the most part he's still pretty happy just not quite as active as usual. We're keeping him out of DC through Wed and hopefully we can get back to normal on Thursday. Dh is staying home tomorrow so I'll take Wed.
I did some laundry and worked on my stocking during his nap. During his afternoon nap I need to finish sanding so I can stain tonight after he's in bed. I'll also do some work on my stocking but other than that I don't plan to do much today.
B slept ok last night, between 3:00 and 5:00 he did wake a few times to fuss but went right back down on his own. He was cranky first thing this morning but was happy & eating when I left for work. He napped 3.5 hours yesterday so hopefully he’ll be a good napper for DH today. He was busy learning this weekend, I taught him how to “give 5” & how to blow kisses. Last night as I put him to bed he was blowing kisses to me though it consisted of him putting his hand to his mouth and blowing on it, too cute. When we were at the hospital yesterday we walked by a truck with a dog in the bed and he said daga which is improvement from gaga & I was happy to see he knows what a dog is. He had a big burst of energy last night and was bouncing off things like a pin ball. We made music with the coffee beans & he pushed the laundry basket all over the house.
I plan to stain the cabinets tonight so tomorrow I can have time to spend with B while doing laundry, pulling carrots, paying bills, & cleaning up the bathroom when he’s napping. I’ll l have to do a quick clean on Thursday night & then we’ll be prepared for my parents arrival on Friday. It’s supposed to be in the 70’s today, I couldn’t believe it when I heard that, but down to highs of 30’s by Thurs/Fri. Now that’s more like October weather.First thing as I was getting coffee this morning C started *****ing about S (her co-worker) because she was gone for her aunts funeral yesterday and apparently she has a few aunts that are all ill and she will want to go to all of their funerals. Who *****es about this? S is rarely gone and she has the leave so what’s the problem? I told C that I have a lot of aunts and I would want to go to their funerals also, there’s nothing wrong with that. She stopped once she knew I didn’t agree with her. Part of me really wants her to get the job she’s interviewing for today. I think a lot of her *****ing is stemming from her parents’ divorce but I can only handle a Negative Nelly for so long, it’s just depressing.
DH and B took me out to lunch today and B seems to be feeling great. He ate quite a bit & just looks like he's himself. DH didn't see any new spots & we'll check him again tonight and tomorrow morning to see if there's improvement. I'm thinking if there's nothing new we may as well take him to DC tomorrow. I'm sort of sad that I don't get another day with him to relax around the house but I need to preserve my sick & annual leave if I can. The weather is gorgeous so we're going to go for a walk when I get home, that will be nice.
My temps have gone back up to the 99.0 range, why am I such a warm body? I read something about high temps being a sign for thyroid conditions and thyroid issues run in my family but my last test came back normal so I'm not going to worry.
I have set up the 2 play groups for November, one is at the CM the other is at our house to do Thanksgiving crafts. I'll have to guy a few things for the crafts but it shouldn't break the bank, I hope construction paper is afordable anyways. One of the girls at the play group brought her Ergo so I could try it on with B, holy cow is it comfortable. I really want one and am just trying to decide if I should get it before the holidays or after. I'm sure I'll cave before but instead I should concentrate on Christmas presents for others.
I have also finally written my letter of concern regarding sex offenders (ones that have committed acts against children in particular) being allowed to move next to day cares, schools, and parks. I'm fired up because almost a year ago a registered sex offender moved next to our day care and he's convicted of raping a 9 year old girl. I'm sending it to the Governor, Lt. Governor, & our Senators. I'm expecting that I will just get generic responses but I at least have to try to bring this to their attention. I'm mailing them tomorrow so we shall see.
B’s spots are pretty much gone & the few that are left are very light, so he’s off to DC today. I’m sure he’ll be happy to play with all of his buddies. DH called me as I was on my way home to say that B was eating dinner, apparently he was whining and pointed at the fridge and then ate a ton of food. He also sat and had some food with us when we ate dinner, not sure if he’s making up for the loss of calories when he was sick or if it’s a growth spurt. We went for a really nice walk when I got home then just hung out until B went to bed. My foot cramped up so bad I couldn’t even walk on it so DH pampered me with a massage and flax seed pack to try to get rid of the cramp. I eventually just walked around for a bit and it did go away so I went downstairs and stained the wood. I’ve realized I need to put a finish over the stain so I have to purchase that tonight so I can finish those darned things. I’m going to be busy this evening. Tomorrow night I need to do laundry and start cleaning up the house then I can finish what I need on Friday night. I can’t wait to be soaking in the hot springs on Saturday!
B was having a great time when I arrived at DC & I let him play a bit longer as I talked with the ladies. They had never seen HF&M show up on the bum before & it turns out one of the other LO’s started showing signs on her bum so she was quarantined in her PnP. We got home and B watched some of his sign video as I got the meatloaf put together and in the oven. We then went outside and pulled the rest of the carrots & B ate tomatoes, I was happy to find a few good ones still. DH showed up & joined us in the back yard. I was still pulling carrots & B was “helping” by taking everything out of the bag that needed to be composted & DH just sits on his chair on the deck and says, Brodie don’t do that. Umm, how about getting off your butt and entertaining our son so I can get something done. I had to ask him twice to help me; I’m not sure what he wasn’t absorbing while we were out there. Anyways the meatloaf was ready as soon as I finished outside so I was trying to get the beans heated & cut the meatloaf while B was hungry and whining for food, what does DH do? He walks off and leaves me to do it all. I told B to be patient that I can’t do everything at once and DH finally comes over to help but his body language gave off that he was being forced to help. At this point I was not pleased, I was having a great time and here Mr. Funk comes along and throws me into a funk with him. I had asked him how his day was and all I got in return was ok, so I had no idea what was going on.
After dinner I got B in his pj’s and put him to bed then I headed for the hardware store to buy some finish. I called my mom and chatted a bit with her on what Mary Kay stuff I needed and what the plan is for meals this weekend. I then put the finish on the cabinets and started working on B’s toy chest/bench since the replacement part came in. DH offered to help me assemble the bench and it turns out the dowel holes and screw holes are not aligned so we can’t even put the damned thing together. After 30 min of fighting with it we decided we had no other option but to call the company back for a part with holes in the proper locations, I’m not please about this at all. So DH and I were both annoyed and his comments just ticked me off, which he knew. I told him that the whole night I’ve felt like he’s been mad at me, he replies with I’m not mad at you I just had a bad day. I informed him that if he doesn’t tell me that he’s had a bad day I’m going to assume his annoyance is with me, I then went to bed & cried a bit because damnit I’d been feeling emotional all day and I was due for some tears. He was trying to love up to me this morning and I was still in my funk so it went nowhere. I even avoided being near him by feeding B early & cleaning things up in the kitchen and living room. Humph!
It sounds like he and B had a good morning. B is helping to clean the pads under his highchair and he’ll actually use a wipe while he’s cleaning. He also peed in the potty, said all done again last night (which I missed again), & signed his version of train & said choo choo when he heard the train whistle.
Tonight I am going to put the hardware on the cabinets & clean up the bathroom then I’m going to start to clean the rest of the house. I’m so happy to almost be done with that bathroom, I can finally start to spend my evenings how I want to again rather than what I have to do.
I worked my bum off last night & I’m now tired today. B and I got home and played/snuggled a bit, I needed some down time with him. Contemplating Your Bellybutton & the new sign DVD arrived so we read the book and then watched part of the DVD, he seemed to really like both. We then started laundry and he’s so cute with the basket, he will push is around and works so hard but then the frustration kicks in when he can’t move it as easily onto the carpet. I then gave him rides in the basket & he enjoyed that. We had dinner ready for when DH got home and after that DH gave him a bath while I started cleaning up the house. I then put him to bed & shortly after laying him down we heard distressed cries from his room. He was playing with his brush & had his arm through the crib slats while holding onto the brush, somehow he fell & couldn’t get up since he wouldn’t let go of the brush, silly boy.
DH helped me get the drawers back in downstairs while I cleaned & touched up some paint. I’m annoyed because I bought the wrong type of hinges so we can’t get the door back up until we get new hinges, bah! I then cleaned the house, watered plants, and finished laundry. I was pooped by 10:30. DH took the tent down so we can have my dad help us carry the gun cabinet downstairs, I’ll have to see where we can put it and rearrange so there’s room.We received an e-mail from MIL last night saying they have given Madison to a family that will hopefully deal better with her energy level. So no more puppy and honestly I’m not really going to miss her. They need a dog that is past the puppy stage and more laid back. I guess S & C are having lunch with the IL’s at their home and invited us since we’ll be in Chico. I told DH we will want to get back so my parents can head home and not get there too late.It cooled down like they expected, I woke to rain but when I left for work it had just started changing to snow. Cars at work had snow starting to pile on them and I’m not too excited about not having a snow scraper in the car, why is it we can’t find one anywhere? Oh that’s right because we need one. They will start selling Christmas gear 3 months before Christmas but they don’t put scrapers on the shelves until after it snows, where is the logic behind this?B had a nice poopy diaper for me first thing this morning, that’s a great thing to wake up to. He is trying very hard to break our new toaster after he broke our old one. He keeps putting things in the toaster so we now have a habit of checking to make sure there are no foreign objects in the toaster. So I checked this morning and then popped his waffle in & thought everything was fine. Well it wasn’t, DH noticed a concealer tube in there that is gray just like the inside of the toaster so I missed it. I’m not sure what the damage is but I’m going to clean it up tonight and see if it still works. I’m not pleased.DH is losing one of his employees after Thanksgiving; he had a feeling D was going to be leaving soon so he wasn’t taken by surprise. I just hope he can find a good replacement with little stress in the process. He’s alone this morning since one of his other employees has called in sick and now he can’t leave early like he planned, boo!C has decided to not come in today because she’s tired of work, I’m assuming a fake sick call was made. D also called in so it should be a quiet day. I have a ton of things to work on so I best get to it, I was going to county inventory in the cold shed so maybe we’ll get some sun this afternoon and I can do that.
My parents were here by 8 on Friday night but B was already sleeping so they had to wait to see him. We chatted for a bit & then slowly went to bed. It was really cold that night and there was as lot of frost, we had the heater up so no one would freeze.
Saturday morning my mom took B so I could sleep in a bit, I only got about 30 more min of sleep but that's ok. DH got to sleep in and my dad really slept in, my mom almost went down to make sure he was still alive. At least I know that bed is comfortable since people seem to sleep longer in it. We had breakfast and DH had to work a few hours since one of his employees was sick, he also tried to find some swim trunks but of course no one had those for sale around here in the winter time, it's the same as fired wood in the summer. I was out the door to pick DH up by 12:40 and we hit the road. We got to Chico a bit early so we sat near the fire and talked. Once we were able to check in we headed to our cabin (we had the honey moon cabin & the funny thing is the people at the cabin next to us were the ones with "Just Married" on their car). We decided to soak before our reservations for dinner so we hit the springs, it was a bit warm out to be in the springs but it was still nice. We then ate dinner and had some delicious BBQ buffalo rib raviolis for appetizers and I had the salmon for an entree with some great local beer called Toad Back Bock, mmm it had a sweet after taste. After dinner we headed back to the cabin for some lovin then we went back to the springs to soak. DH talked about going back after we soaked to listen to the band but I was tired and so we decided to get 2 beers to go and cuddled at the cabin reading magazines until we went to bed.
We both woke up this morning at 7:30 and laid in bed until a little after 8. We soaked for about an hour then had the breakfast buffet which was really good. After that we gathered our stuff from the cabin and checked out. All of our charges were put on our room so we weren't sure where we were with spending our gift certificates, the total cost ended up being $377.43 so we only paid $7.43 out of pocket, not too shabby.
We got home around 11:30 and B seemed pretty happy to see us. He was really good for my parents and didn't misbehave at all. He also slept really well for them so that was good. They did take him to the park yesterday then played in the garden after that. He's saying Mimi, Papa, all done, and most any simple words we ask him to say. He's doing great repeating words we say and I'm so proud of him.
My dad helped us put the vanity up downstairs (one of the mirrors is chipped on the corner so we have to see if we can just get a replacement part since it's already up on the wall). He also helped us get the gun cabinet downstairs and that was a chore and a half, he's so good at figuring out the best ways to do things. My parents left around 1 and B has been sleeping for 2 hours so I've started laundry, done some clean up, and did the books for DH. We're planning to carve pumpkins today and I want to bake some pumpkin seeds so that should eat up our afternoon.
One note of annoyance this weekend is that AF came 1 week early, what the heck? On Friday I was spotting a bit then Saturday it was full on bleeding. It's also really heavy and clotty, kind of a bummer for a romantic weekend at hot springs but thus is life. Hopefully this cycle will be normal for me but even if not we're officially TTC.
I have some interesting stuff about SIL & next weekend but I've written enough and need to get some things done so that will be for later.
B had a great afternoon nap and once he woke up we went for a walk then carved pumpkins. He wasn’t interested in the pumpkins that much so it was mostly DH and me while he played. He did touch the guts a bit though he wasn’t impressed and he tried to chew on some of the pumpkin chunks we had carved out. The pumpkins turned out nice and they had candles in them last night.
The rest of our evening was fairly uneventful; I talked with MIL for a bit, played with B, worked on my stocking, and finished laundry. I need to do some major organizing downstairs now that the tent has been taken down. It’s just such a mess and I hate seeing all the things that need to be done. I’m also going to start working out every night again, now that the bathroom is finished I can spend my evenings doing something more fun. We have to see about replacing the smaller mirror on the vanity since the corners are chipped & cracked, what a PITA. B peed on the potty this morning and was waving & saying bye-bye pee, it was darling. I think he’s at a prime time to really work on getting him to tell us when he needs to potty so we’re going to start working on that when we can. I just need to motivate myself and not forget!My mom informed me that SIL is not going to be at the baby shower this weekend, we’re not surprised. She says that C has never been open & friendly to her so she doesn’t want to go, SIL needs to realize C is a reserved person & it takes time for her to open up, also SIL isn’t all that open & friendly either so it’s just a bad combo I guess. My mom is going to bring L & E to the shower so I can see them then she’ll take them home so they can go to the monster truck show that night. DH and I were planning to stay at their place but if they’re going to be gone what’s the point? Now I need to find out for sure that M & J are going to meet up with us so I can see if I need to reserve a hotel room or not. The plan right now, assuming we’re meeting up with M & J, is to go to the shower & then my parents will take B for awhile so DH and I can use our gift certificate at Enzo. After dinner we’ll pick B up and then stay at a hotel & meet up with M & J at some point on Sunday. I guess even if they can’t make it up we could still use our gift certificate and then just drive home afterwards, we’ll see. I also discussed Christmas with my parents and my mom said to not count on C & W making it up to celebrate with us. I’m going to send them an e-mail reminding them it’s at our house this year and that SIL’s parents are also invited to join us. I’m going to add that it will be too much for them to bring their dogs. I hope if this ticks them off it gives them enough time to cool down before Christmas so it won’t interfere in their decision, and if it does oh well. I’m a bit peeved that it’s been 10 months since my brother has seen B and W has only seen him for 5 min in the last 10 months at a gas station. I feel like we don’t mean a thing to them, we’re not worth visiting or even stopping by to see when they’re in the area. If I want to see them or have them see B I have to do all of the work and travelling, I’m just fed up with it all. B is their only nephew and they can’t even put forth the effort to see him, WTH? I’m starting to see how one sided this relationship is and I’ve always known it was this way but I thought for sure they would have came up in the last 10 months. It just hurts.
A headache from hell visited me yesterday shortly after lunch so my afternoon dragged on miserably. B was a good boy for me and sat with me watching his video while I napped on the couch. DH got home shortly after the video ended and we ordered pizza then fed & bathed B. He was so tired that he didn’t even want to read or do prayers. He was signing sleep before I even got him to the crib and that sweet look of tired satisfaction came over his face & he didn’t move. My head still throbbed a bit so I skipped exercising, tonight is a for sure since tomorrow I won’t have time with Halloween. I did bake & frost the cupcakes so those are ready for tomorrow. That’s about it other than looking at hotels & needing to make reservations at the restaurant for Saturday.
Well I didn’t exercise last night but I have an excuse of being busy, I’m so full of excuses it’s amazing. B & I got home and snuggled a bit (he’s obsessed with his videos but at least he’s learning from them). I ordered a couple Christmas presents & found some ideas from a magazine. DH got home and we ate dinner then I had B sit on the potty. He’s been going over to the sliding door to poo and we’re trying to catch him before hand to get him on the potty, either way we didn’t get anything in the potty last night. I then gave B a bath and put his pj’s on. I had a scare as I was putting things away in B’s room. For some reason I thought he was choking on something so I did the finger swipe and had to go further back to make sure it was all clear, the poor little guy gagged on my finger and was a bit upset. Then I was all shaky because it scared the crap out of me and thoughts of the Heimlich for babies went rushing through my head. I snuggled him a bunch after that. He was tired and crashed fast, I didn’t hear a peep out of him until a little before 6, I was starting to wonder if he was alright.
Once B was in bed I prepped dinner for tonight. It’s a hamburger, onion, mustard, & cheese mixture that is put on flaky biscuits with a top biscuit with jack-o-lantern cut outs to make it look like a pumpkin. It was pretty easy to put together and all I have to do tonight is pop it in the oven. Oh, I just realized I didn’t slice the carrots last night, I guess I’ll do that first thing tonight. I didn’t send B to DC in his costume because it will just be dirty once he gets home so he’s sporting a Hawaiian shirt instead. I’m excited to take him Trick or Treating, I hope he has fun. He has started saying quack and when we get to the page in his book of the goldfish he makes a goldfish lip face. If I have time tonight I hope to do some cleaning/organizing and I’ll clean whatever I didn’t get to tomorrow night. Friday we have our play group and then I’ll have to pack for the weekend once we get home. We are meeting J&M on Sunday around 10 and I’m trying to figure out where to meet & eat. I’m thinking RR so he can play at the mall for a bit and then once they’re open we can go eat, I’ll have to see what DH thinks.I’ve really gotten bit by the Christmas bug and it’s all I can think about. I only have a month to get all of DH’s side done so we can hand over their gifts at Thanksgiving, I still have 8 people left!
I forgot to mention that B broke his 7th tooth through, he's been such a happy boy that I didn't even know it was coming. It's on the bottom on the right of his bottom two.
Halloween had a rocky start but all in all last night was great. I picked B up and he had some treats from DC to take home. I started dinner and cleaned up the house since DH left it in total chaos, I was on the ticked side and I think he knew when he called me to say he was on his way home. He gets home and is in a bad mood with no patience for B what so ever. When he’s like that he just needs to let me take care of everything but instead he’s short with B. I told him to let up a bit because I’m sure our bad moods weren’t helping B be in a good mood at all. Anyways I got B dressed up and took some pictures then went Trick or Treating. He was happy to just walk on the sidewalk with me and he did great at the first house until she came to the door, then he wasn’t so sure anymore. He did wave bye-bye to her & tried to share the nasty candy bar he had been playing with & chewing on. We then crossed the street and he was hesitant at the next house because they were at the door. Once the guy held the candy bowl out to him he bee-lined to get some. We then started back to the house and I wanted to stop by 2 more homes but he wasn’t interested in it at all, oh well. He was enjoying walking on the gravel next to the sidewalk & when he got to an area with a van on the gravel he still wouldn’t walk on the sidewalk. Instead he had his back against the van and side stepped on the gravel to get past the van, goofball. We then went home and he helped us hand out candy, this mostly consisted of him staring at the other kids. There was one little girl that he kept handing candy to so she came into the entryway to keep getting more. I think she walked away with at least 4 pieces. We started running low on candy so after B was in bed I headed to the store and grabbed what little was left. The rest of the night we watched Ghost Hunters and went to bed.
B did not sleep as late as he should have today so he was up talking from about 5:15 until I got him out of his crib at 6. He wanted to watch his movie first thing so I cuddled him and watched with him for about 15 min then got him dressed and finished getting myself ready. He was super tired so he’s also cranky, hopefully DH has some patience today.I didn’t clean much last night so tonight I’m doing laundry and cleaning up the house. I’ll have to take the Halloween decorations down this weekend and I have a few little things to check off my list. It’s supposed to be nice today so I think I may take B for a walk when we get home.
It’s my most favorite day of the work week, I wonder why? I wasn’t as productive yesterday as I hoped, another headache hit me and I think it’s because I’ve been cutting the caffeine out so I’ve caved a bit and had half a cup this morning. Along with the headache it was really windy when we got home so I didn’t bother going outside, poor B had to play inside. He helped me do laundry & clean up the house a bit, such a sweet heart. I realized yesterday that my parent’s anniversary is on Saturday so I ordered some fancy caramel apples for them, they’ll be 4 days late but I’m interested in the final product. I told my mom she would have to give me a review but I didn’t let her know what she was getting.
I heard back from SIL about Christmas, they are staying home for the holidays because she only gets 1 day off and they want to relax after the hustle & bustle of the past 3 months. At least I can now plan accordingly and it will make Christmas easier on me. I sure hope we have snow so we can go sledding. I talked with my dad about my frustrations with C & W never coming to see us and he told me I need to not worry about it and let them live their lives how they want. If they want to be in their own world and not spend time with family it’s their loss. I know he’s right on all of this but I’m hurt that they don’t value us enough to come see us, my feelers are hurting! Either way I get to see the kids tomorrow and that’s the most important part.I ordered a couple more Christmas presents this morning but my to-get list still looks daunting. We need to take a day to do some shopping and see what we can find. MIL replied to my Thanksgiving e-mail saying she has made a call to Norma to see what the plan is. I guess Norma will call Janet and we’ll see if she wants to have everyone over or not, I’m not sure why this wasn’t done earlier. DH heard from BIL and I guess they’re going gopher hunting the day before Christmas at the farm so DH has been invited. I want nothing to do with it even though I hate the little buggers as much as anyone and we both have to work so there goes that.DH is leaving work early today so I’ll drive home after work and then we’ll turn around and head to the CM for the play group. It seems we’ll have a decent turn out though a lot of people are in the maybe category. I really need to vacuum tonight so I hope to get a bit of cleaning done along with my packing. We’re just meeting M & J at the hotel on Sunday and then we’ll go to Carino’s for lunch, maybe we’ll take B swimming that morning to help burn some energy.I have billing fun to work through so I best get to it.
We had a great time Friday at the CM for the play group. 4 other family’s showed up and it was nice to just play and talk. We also chatted with other parents there and it’s just a nice environment to have B in. He headed off to play immediately and was not shy around anyone. He was interacting with kids and adults and seemed to be very comfortable. At one point he was sitting on Cal’s lap before I even realized it was Cal, silly boy. We were there later than I planned so I figured we could move B’s routine back to accommodate the time change so he was very tired and ready for bed once I put him down. After he was asleep DH and I started packing and getting ready for the trip, I was tired and cranky so bed was the best place for me.
We were out the door by 9 on Saturday and the drive was great. B slept for about 45 min and DH and I had a nice talk about nothing. We found Cathy’s place easily and spent a lot of time keeping B away from things that were not child proofed, luckily she didn’t have too many knick knacks. Everyone showed up around 12:15 and Ryan is the cutest little boy. I forgot how they act and move when they’re that young and it was just so fun to see. B did ok with me holding R, he did come up to me after awhile and looked at the baby then he wanted me to hold him, at least I got a little bit of baby time in. Cameron is such a petite little girl & looks so much like her mom, she’s just a sweetie. It was so great to see L & E, I really miss those kids and I couldn’t believe how tall L was and how well E’s hair had grown in, it took forever for the poor girl. I also realized how far behind she really is with speech. She’s doing better talking but is still really behind, I just pray she can get caught up over the next 2 years so she’s ready for Kindergarten. We all had pizza and once B was down for a nap and R was fed Cathy, Carrie and I headed to Toys R Us for some girl time. I bought Christmas presents for L & E, and bought some stocking stuffers for B. DH called concerned about the time and all the things we still had to do so once we got back it was a rush out the door. My parents took B and DH and I headed to the hotel to check in then we headed to Enzo arriving with 10 min to spare. The restaurant was nice and the food was good with decent portions. For some reason I just couldn’t get enough food so I was a bit disappointed when the desserts were all lemony, I wanted chocolate! We then met up with my parents at HD and I guess B had a great time at TRU pushing a popper around for 45 min, needless to say my parents bought it for him. We then headed to the hotel and set out for the pool. B was ok in the baby pool until he tried to sit and went under water. After that he was very clingy and nervous. We put him in the big pool with us and the water there was a bit cold and he was ok if there were other kids to watch but mostly he whined. After a bit we called it a night and he got a bath to wash off the chlorine then was put down. I struggled getting him to fall asleep and it didn’t help that the people across from us kept yelling in the hallway and you could hear everything clear as a bell. Once he finally fell asleep DH was almost asleep too so we just watched some tv and then crashed. B woke around 1:30 and was hard to get back down, he kept fussing and moving & I don’t think he was feeling too well. I finally got him to fall back asleep and then the next thing I knew he was awake and since my cell phone said 6:15 I figured it was time to get up. I grabbed his milk and brought him into our bed while we tried to sleep a bit more, that didn’t work too well so we were up and heading downstairs for breakfast. As we’re down there some says it’s 6:15 and I thought no way we got up at 6:15, well it turns out Verizon didn’t have the time change when it should have so we got up at 5:15, happy joy! After breakfast, which B ate non of, we went back to the pool to swim & this time both the baby pool and big pool were too cold so we sat in the hot tub at warm bath water temp for a bit. B still didn’t seem too happy so we decided to head back to the room. He had a bath & I put him down for a nap while DH showered and went to the lobby to get online for a bit. DH came back shortly after B fell asleep so I showered & then packed up while he was sleeping. Once B was up explosive butt hit us hard. You could hear B toot along with all of the liquid coming out, it sounded terrible. I changed him right away and was able to avoid him getting poo on his pants and of course M & J showed up as I was cleaning the mess. Not too helpful in getting them to want to have kids. We all chatted for an hour then we checked out of the hotel & headed to JC’s for lunch. B was antsy at the restaurant but all in all ok, I did end up changing 3 more explosive diapers and in the process of leaving for the first I dropped the diaper bag on the table knocking water onto M, I was a mess! We got to hear about their trip to Europe and it was just really nice catching up with them. After that we stopped at Big Bear to get a gift certificate for Clint’s b-day and DH found a hat. We then headed home and B fell asleep quickly & slept the whole way so we didn’t stop by the cabin to see the IL’s. After unpacking we did a lot of nothing for the rest of the day which means I have laundry and some cleaning to do tonight. I’m hoping to also get started on raking the leaves, woohoo! B had me read a lot to him and he was so ready for bed that he didn’t even peep after I left the room.I talked to my mom after getting home and she said L told her that he really loves B and that he has missed me. This just broke my heart and I cried on DH’s shoulder for awhile because the whole thing with C & W never putting forth the effort to visit has been bothering me. I’ve teared up just typing this. My heart knows what I need to do and God sent that message clear as day to me last night. I have to put my hurt feelings and pride away and put forth the effort because of L & E, to hell with C & W being so self involved. I feel like I’ve failed them and it’s a feeling I can’t live with. DH understands my feelings and was great to hug me and let me cry. So I’m going to see if they are going to be around on Monday when we drive through Billings on our way home. Either way I’m going back to putting forth all of the effort because those kids deserve every ounce so I’ll give it to them.I did a lot of Christmas shopping the last few days and I’m feeling great about it. DH, B, MIL, the nieces & nephews, & a scattering of siblings & spouses are taken care of. I have 9 people that I’m not sure what to get yet and 7 people that I know what I’m getting I just need to pick the stuff up or order it. I need to spur DH into helping me with ideas and that may be a trial.
B was a bit of a stinker last night while I was trying to rake the yard. He kept heading to the street so I didn’t get nearly as much done as I wanted. Once I called it quits he had milk & a snack while I made dinner. I did go back out to finish the front yard when I was done with dinner and it didn’t take me long so that was good. Tonight I need to gather the leaves and put them in the compost and then hopefully rake the back yard. I got a load of whites washed so darks will be tonight. DH wanted to watch a movie so we spent the rest of the evening watching 1408, it was good & didn’t scare me too much so that was nice.
We get free flu shots at work today so DH will be here in about ½ hour to do that, yippee! I’m going to get B in on Friday (before we pick DH up from work to leave for Blgs) to get his flu shot at the Peds. I was thinking of waiting until his 18 month check up but that won’t be until January and that’s too late.
11/7/07Internet is down at work and apparently most everywhere else, a fiber cable was broke between Seattle and Billings so they’re now estimating a 24 hour down time and I’m jonesing without my internet! Most of the day has been spent in meetings so I really haven’t been around to miss it too much, yet. I talked to my mom last night and she said Brenda had called on Sun saying L told her that his parents were having difficulties and that his dad took his laptop and left to stay at a hotel. My mom didn’t get a hold of C until last night and he said he had left for work not a hotel. I find it strange that SIL didn’t correct L when he told B this. C told my mom that they got into an argument because SIL keeps lying to him & he can’t trust her. She apparently tells C to just leave all of the time and I’m ticked off that the kids hear this enough to think that C actually did leave. I pray they will go to counseling and get these issues worked out for the sake of everyone. C & the family are planning to go to Fsyth on Friday night so hopefully I’ll get to see them this weekend. I don’t think they plan to stay Sat so it will depend on how early we get to Fsyth after a late night of Ozzy.B has been copying words from books I read and his latest are boo, tricktree (trick or treat), quack, wail (like a fire truck), & neigh. He has also been saying brrr for DH the past week, it is so darn cute. I sat him on the potty this morning as we were reading and we caught a pee & a poo, I was so proud of him and cheered him on. He does a great job of waving to the toilet and saying bye-byes & then flushing it down. I didn’t get much done last night so I have a lot I want to do tonight. I realized I only have 2 more nights left before we leave for the weekend so I better motivate myself. I need to compost the leaves, rake the back yard, water the indoor plants, do a load of darks, & do a quick clean. DH is going to pick up a pizza tonight so I won’t have to worry about dinner and that gives me extra time to get things done. If I finish this list tonight I have a few more things to take care of and if need be I can do them tomorrow.I had a crazy occurrence happen today. As I was leaving one meeting to go to another I ran into Rocky. I haven’t seen him for around 5 years and was a bit shocked. I met him my freshman year at college, he was S’s roommate and pretty fun to party with. We had a bit of a thing for each other early on but remained friends. He’s not as small as a pinky guy but pretty close :shocked: His on & off girlfriend Sarah was absolutely psycho, antidepressants and alcohol do not mix and she was proof. She would get so drunk she’d start drinking the wounded soldier’s around the room and would hoard them like anyone else wanted to drink them. She would then go on and on about f-ed up things in her life, like her brother having sex with her, and I didn’t know what to do other than listen to her. About 2 years after R and I had any sort of thing (and for the record when we had our little thing he and S were not dating) she accused me of sleeping with him (which I did not do) & freaked out on me. I was having a small gathering at my apartment and all of the guys were gone so it was just Wendy, Sarah, Jamie, Mandy, & me. I didn’t even want S there because she’d been freaking out lately but R dumped her on us. I was in my bedroom & S came in to talk to me, the next thing I knew she was accusing me of sleeping with R and pushed me on my bed (the ***** wanted to fight me and I was in shock about the whole thing, I know all of the smoking I was doing back then helped to mellow me and keep a fight from happening). M walked by when she pushed me and came into the room to make sure I was ok & we put S’s drunken ass on the bean bag and left her there. I still stayed friends with her after that until the following summer when she invited me over for margaritas. Jared went over there with me and once it was late enough he had to head home so he could get enough sleep for the night. I was going to leave with J but S begged me to stay longer and promised she’d give me a ride home when I was ready to leave. Well we walked to the gas station so she could get cigarettes and she met up with some guys that gave us a ride back to her apt on their motorcycles. Of course she invited them up and the sleaze bags were trying to get us drunk so they could take advantage of us. Do they think we were so naïve as to fall for them pouring mixed drinks of ¾ liquor for us while they were getting ¼? S was all over one of the guys and I was ready to head home so I told her I needed to leave so I could get up for work in the morning, she refused to give me a ride assuming that I wouldn’t leave. I was so pissed off that I walked home wearing Birkenstocks while it was raining (anyone that has done this knows how slippery they get when wet so I ended up walking barefoot after awhile) & I had to walk under the scary bridge by myself in the middle of the night. S had called J after I left waking him up and telling him that I was walking home. He found me about 8 blocks before I got to my apartment and gave me a ride the rest of the way, he really is a sweet guy. S called me the next day and I told her I was done with her, no more of this shit. I didn’t hear from her for about a year when she called me to rekindle the friendship, I told her the same thing and that’s the last I’ve heard. I do wonder about her now and then and hope the she’s been able to get over her demons. 11/8/2007The internet is back, yeah! My name is Cindy and I’m an internetaholic. B was so funny at DC last night, he and Tyler were racing around the room and he was jumping. His jumping consists of him going from a rounded & bent back to an arched back, he hasn’t quite figured out how to get his feet off the ground but it’s cute to tell him to jump for you. We bagged and composted the leaves from the front yard and I started raking the leaves in the backyard until it got too dark. At that point we went inside to play & eat until DH got home and he forgot to get the pizza so he had to leave again, oh well. B was tired early on and unless I “throw” him onto his mattress a few times before bed he will whine at me, at least he settles down after that. I then cleaned up the house and finished laundry so tonight I can concentrate on packing and get some presents wrapped.Aaron called last night asking me to bring up some black eyeliner for the concert, he’s such a goober at times. After we meet my parents to hand over B we’re going to B & A’s for dinner and drinks before the concert then there will be an after party at their house. I’m going to try to get some beer tonight since they will only have crappy stuff there, I’m hoping my afternoon meeting gets out a little early so I’m not rushed.B did not want to wake up this morning so at 6:30 I went into his room and made enough noise putting laundry away that he woke up. He peed on the potty for me and when I asked him to flush the toilet he walked right over to it and did what I asked. It’s amazing how much they pick up at this age. Last night he had a poopy diaper after dinner so I told him that I needed to change his bum and he started walking to his room then turned and put his arm out for me so I could get him changed, it was sweet, well he was sweet the diaper wasn’t.
Yesterday was a whirlwind & didn’t turn out quite how I wanted but it wasn’t bad either. My meeting that was from 3-4:30 (which I was hoping would wrap up early so I could leave a bit early) lasted until 5. At that point I had to run to the store to have DH put the vanity in my car since it didn’t quite fit in his car & allow him to comfortably drive. I then picked B up and we drove back to town to do a bit of shopping at Target, got gas and headed home to get some dinner ready. DH showed up shortly after we got home and stopped me from burning the pizza in the oven, some days I just can’t cook. The good news of working til 5 is that my supervisor agreed to let me make up for that hour today by leaving ½ hour earlier than planned, not too shabby of a deal.
I wrapped C & L’s birthday presents and L & E’s Christmas presents. I can at least pass those off even if we don’t see them this weekend. I found a microphone for E as a stocking stuffer since I read it is a good toy to help encourage speech & help kids with dyspraxia. L got a dissolving dino egg that has a dino inside it to put together. For their actual presents I got E a Barbie car & clothes and L a magic set, I think they’ll both like them.I finished packing this morning and I think we’re set for the weekend. Once I’m off work I’m going to pick up some beer for tonight, pick B up and drive back to town for him to get his flu shot, then pick DH up to leave for Blgs. B is going to be very tired and ready for a nap so I hope he’ll be ok for his shot and not fall asleep until afterwards.My mom called me while I was at Target to say C & W planned to all go to Fsyth for the weekend and that they offered to take B up so my parents didn’t have to drive to Blgs. I would be fine with this except he’s still a bit shy around people he doesn’t really know and since he hasn’t seen them for 10 months he’s not going to be completely comfortable. He may do fine with the kids there but I don’t want to risk it either. So my mom prepped me to tell SIL this in a gentle way because she was going to call me. About 2 hours later my mom called back to say they decided they weren’t going to come down for the weekend, hmm why isn’t that surprising?My temps and CM are pointing at me being fertile right now so I told DH we need to DTD at least every other day. 3 days ago we DTD and last night I reminded him again that it’s a good time to DTD and I jokingly said “the pressure’s on”. Well he said “yes it is” and I felt bad because he seemed a bit stressed about it. I told him to not worry about anything but I’m not sure how else to let him know that it’s a good time to work on making a baby. Sex isn’t any fun when you feel like you “have” to do it; I sure hope we get preggers soon.MIL called last night to talk about Thanksgiving. She would like for us to give Janet a break and make the meat (turkey is our choice) this year. I offered up my roaster oven to make a turkey and I think she wants us to make 2 so we have enough for everyone. I have also been assigned bread and deviled eggs but the eggs don’t take much time and I’ll buy the bread at Costco so this will be doable by all means. I need to purchase a bird soon before the rush hits. She was funny when she first called because I answered my phone and she said, “Oh, Cindy” like it was surprise that I answered. She talked to DH for a bit and he was annoyed when he got off the phone. He first started about how she keeps hinting to us that we spend a Christmas with them. She did the same with me and we both told her that we do Thanksgiving with them and Christmas with my side. We also usually make it to RL for New Year’s so it’s not like they don’t see plenty of us around the holidays. It’s the same thing every year and I know if we ever swapped it we would get comments about not making it for Thanksgiving. It’s a no win. He then went on to comment on her asking if he’d like to throw a party for New Year’s. He said “I don’t know anyone in RL so why would I want to throw a party? If you want to then do it for yourself”. He thinks she wants him to be more social and that this is her way of trying to push it. DH isn’t an outgoing social guy and there’s nothing wrong with that, it’s why he married me [FONT=Wingdings]J[/FONT] We don’t need two of us. I know he gets frustrated with her when they talk on the phone and he said he feels like a bad son for it, I did my best to reassure him that he’s not a bad son. I think what it is (not sure if DH sees it this way or has thought much about it) is MIL trying to help/control DH because he’s her baby. She hasn’t quite let go of the fact that he’s an adult and doesn’t need her to hold his hand. We’re just kids in their eyes.Oh, B signed giraffe this morning during our potty reading time and he has started bleeeehhhing like a goat when we read that page.
I forgot to mention that DH and B like to rock out on their car rides especially to 1 song (don't know the name) by Velveteen. DH has taught B to rock/bang his head and throw horns. He'll also say rock!
Warning, this is ridiculously long!
Well it’s been an eventful weekend; let’s see if I can remember it all. I found a couple six packs of good beer for the night then picked B up from DC. I couldn’t find any Toad Back Bock so I was a bit disappointed about that. B had fallen asleep at DC so waking him resulted in lots of tears. We got in for his flu shot right away and he cried until his pants were back on and he knew we were leaving, poor kid. We then went to the store to pick DH up and after getting cash DH then wanted to get a haircut. B and I went to Starkey’s to get some lunch for me and we got out of town at our planned time. DH wanted to stop in Livingston to see if we could find the TBB and after 2 stops when then happened upon the brewery so we got a sixer. B fell asleep on the drive to Blgs and we had to wait about 15 min for my parents to show up so that wasn’t bad. The transfer went fine, B was tired of being in the car but my mom sat in the back with him and played so he wasn’t too bad for them. We headed to B & A’s and visited, ate tacos, and had a beer before we left for the concert. They were doing a full pat down to get in but it was nothing compared to the PJ show at Calgary. I must not have looked threatening because the guy just waved me in. Our seats were pretty good and the opening bad wasn’t bad, she kept twirling in her baby doll dress and it made me want one. Rob Zombie is very entertaining, he got in the crowd a few times, had pyrotechnics which we could feel the heat from in our seats, and he had a lame looking robot come out. It’s definitely not what we’re use to. Ozzy’s show started out with clips from movies and tv shows were Ozzy was a character in them, it was pretty funny. His show was good but you could really tell his age & the hard years with drugs. He would do jumps and clap his hands and it look like an old man doing calisthenics. He also dumped a few buckets of water on the people in front along with spraying them with foam, I was glad to not be part of that. During the guitar solo they were panning the crowd & of course ladies started flashing the cameras, a lot them were too old to be doing that and really should have kept their shirts down. After the show we went back to B & A’s for the after party and played Pictionary, poker, and asshole. I was doing great at poker at first but was the designated asshole, I just couldn’t win at that game. It probably didn’t help that I drank way too much and things were spinning. We headed to bed at 4am (what the hell was I thinking?) and I made myself puke so I could maybe feel a bit better. DH had to undress me and I didn’t move until 11:40, needless to say I had a hangover to deal with on Saturday. I couldn’t keep anything down until around 4:00 and it was nice to finally feel hungry & be able to eat. We chatted with B & A until around 2:00 then we headed to Fsyth and I slept the whole way. Note to self never drink that much again & never have the lighter beer before the darker. We had a great time with B & A (maybe too great of a time) and I think they may come up this weekend so A & DH can go to a show at a bar. We all agreed we need to get together with them more often so hopefully we will.B was a good boy for my parents and he didn’t seem to really care that we showed up, except to do things he’s not allowed to test us. We just hung out with my parents then watched Transformers before going to bed. My mom just had B sleep in their room since she wanted to get up with him so we got quite the break this weekend. B walked to the park with my mom a few times and they went outside a lot. He even said outside a few times, we were impressed. He picked up on a lot of words and signs this weekend, he says raffe (for giraffe) and signs it, he also signs & says diaper & apple and he signed elephant once. I looked up the sign for juice and DH showed it to B once and he started using it, granted his sign is modified to flipping his wrist with his hand lightly balled up. Its amazing how much he’s saying & doing, he’s catching up quick.My parents bedroom looks so nice, it’s amazing how much of a 180 was done up there. B likes climbing their stairs so we had to put a gate up so he wouldn’t do it without one of us around. He also gets a major kick out of their irobot zooming around the floor, he just laughs and steps in front of it. The bad thing is he learned how to turn it on.Sunday we slept in then had a Thanksgiving dinner with my favorite broccoli & cauliflower dishes. We watched Zodiac & my dad got my mom’s scooter out so I could ride it around. It took me some time to get used to only being on 2 wheels but after some guidance & lots of laughing I was scooting around the block. I’m a big chicken and would need lots more practice before venturing too far but it was fun. My dad wants to get my mom a nicer one to ride to school when it’s warm out and he said he’ll then give us that one, they are too generous at times. We hung out around the house until a bit before 6 when we headed over to my grandma’s house. She had us, Viv Dave & the kids, Linda & her dogs (they were scared to death of B and I’m not sure why), and Vera & Lionel over for dinner. We ate and chatted and it was just really nice to see everyone. B was running all over the house but he was a pretty good boy all in all. He even showed off a lot of his signs for everyone. My grandma looked tired and I’m sure it was a lot to have everyone over. We left at 8 to get B to bed and my mom went to bed shortly after since she had to work on Monday. We stayed up chatting with my dad and then went to bed ourselves.My mom was out the door around 7:30 and she snuck out so B wouldn’t cry, they had a great time together and he loves that she spoils him. Dad and I hung out a bit until DH got up then we had breakfast and got ready for the day. V & D stopped by before we left to see B again and to give him an elephant D won from one of those claw machines. He was hamming it up for them. I’m so happy that D & V are happy together, they both deserve it. We ate lunch around 11:15 then headed out a little before noon. I played with B the whole way to Blgs so he’d stay awake and we stopped by C & W’s to drop off presents. E was napping so we only got to see C but it was nice visiting with him, it’s been too long. I told him we needed to get together and do things so I hope that seed with grow in his mind so we can see them more often. I do love the terd. Shortly after we hit the road for home B was out and slept the whole way, yeah! I fell asleep after awhile and it was so stinking windy we were blowing all over. Around Livingston a semi had blown over so that was a bit nerve-wracking. DH had to pick his car up from the store & run to do an onsite job so B and I headed home, all I heard was Dada since he seemed to be wondering where he was. B was happy to be home and didn’t cry as I was bringing things into the house from the car. I was beat so all I accomplished was 1 load of laundry, unpacking, and making soup & sandwiches for dinner. B first wanted to jump when we got home and he was jumping high then he wanted to read books he hadn’t seen for a few days so we read quite a bit. He came up to me as I was making dinner with his snake making a sssss sound so I grabbed the snake and chased after him. He went into his bedroom and grabbed the little potty and carried it into the bathroom (someone must have missed sitting on the potty though I’m sure it’s more of missing reading while we’re on the potty). He tried to put the potty on the toilet seat & since that didn’t work I just put it on the floor and had him sit on it. He did fine until he wanted a book so he got up to get it, I then put him on the big potty and we caught a pee. He went to bed with no problems & I was a bit annoyed with DH for some dumb reason so I hung out in our room watching tv and going through catalogs. Once I got over my babyish attitude I joined DH in the living room and he bought Guitar Hero 3 for the PC so we both gave that a try. I’m really bad and he’s better than me but it was fun. I think he’s going to get another controller so we can play together and I believe he has a grand idea of us getting online to play with his gaming friends. Bonding is bonding right?The wind blew hard last night and it finally blew some snow in! When I first got it up just looked like it rained a bit but once I left for work the flakes were coming down. The roads weren’t bad, the intersections that always suck did but that’s life. It’s supposed to be 45 today so it won’t stick but hopefully this is the beginning of winter for us.We heard back from MIL regarding Thanksgiving. I guess the aunts statement on us doing turkey was that it’s not the prep that is too much it’s the cutting and serving. Well you have to cut and serve any piece of meat and really only a spiral ham makes that easy. There’s no reason why we couldn’t cook it and cut it before going over there but whatever. So my Thanksgiving chores got a lot easier. We apparently aren’t doing the hotel either, I’m kind of bummed about that. We get one of the guest houses this year so we’re either staying there or at the cabin. I told DH that we’ll have to cut out early for B to go to bed (this is the one downfall to him being on such a strong routine & sleeping conditions) if poker happens to be going on where we aren’t staying. Oh well, maybe we’ll save some money. I guess the aunts want to have a birthday dinner Friday night and we’re supposed to let them know if we’ll go, I’m not sure what DH and MIL talked about in regards to this so I’ll have to check.
I’m so happy to know its Wednesday because I keep thinking its Tuesday. It’ll be the weekend before I know it. B and I stopped at the grocery store on our way home, he was being a terd but what can you do? I made pizza for dinner and while B was eating he signed pee so in the effort to encourage his signing and pottying we put him on the big potty. Sure enough DH caught a pee, I’m not sure if he’s putting it all together but it’s very promising. DH swapped out the broken mirror on the vanity so I need to clean up the basement tonight and since I didn’t do any laundry last night I need to add that to my list. I’m trying to come up with ideas for meals around Christmas and I’m realizing I have a lot to get done in the next few weeks.B went to sleep with no problems but around 9:00 he woke up crying really hard, I went in to soothe him and he wasn’t calming so I tried to pick him up. He first had a hold of the bars to his crib and wouldn’t let go with my pulling. He then started kicking his legs and flailing and I finally got him up & was able to wake him up so he calmed down. Poor kid, I wish I could prevent these nightmares that he has. His slip was really fitful all night, he woke around midnight, then 3, and was then up for good at 5 but I think that’s because he had a hefty poo in his diaper for me.I exercised last night and learned I need to wear shoes during my step routine because I about twisted my ankle. DH worked out last night also so once he got home we played some GH and I went to bed. I don’t think this is our month to get preggers, first off DH got a YI from me so that has stopped us from dtd and second my cycle seems to be out of control. The times I’ve been taking my temps haven’t been very consistent when we were on vacation and at this point it looks like I’m O’ing about 4-5 days after I “should” have. I’m just bummed that it’s taking my body longer this time to regulate after the bcp. Boo!
I was fairly productive last night though my fuse was short with B during dinner. He’s been throwing fits and whining a lot lately and it wears me down then when he does something like throwing spaghetti on the carpet I just kind of lose it. Thank God DH was patient last night because I wasn’t. He’s been falling asleep with a back vibrator that we have that lights up, it’s kind of funny watching him zone on it. B also said juice yesterday for DH while he was signing it, it’s amazing at how quickly their vocabulary builds up.
After B was in bed DH and I played GH against each other since he got a controller that works on the PC. It was fun but he kicks my bum every time, I need to work on that. After a few songs he left to work out and I did the step video then put away the Halloween decorations, watered the plants, and cleaned up my piles of things to organize. We wanted to play more when DH got home but it was almost 10 and I was tired, oh well. B slept great last night and he had another poopy diaper for me out of the crib. I still put him on the potty this morning hoping to catch at least a pee and he surprised me with both a pee and a poo. I put the dishes away before leaving for work and I was going to fold laundry but a few items were still a bit damp so I turned the drier back on.I’m starting to feel like I’m getting sick and I’m not happy about it. My throat feels like it has a lump in it and my nose is starting to feel runny/plugged. So many people at work are sick so I guess it’s inevitable. Every time Chris would cough yesterday I swear she barely covered her whole mouth, it must have annoyed me enough that I had a dream she coughed directly on my keyboard. B has a bad sounding cough too and I hope that’s all it progresses to. We have another play group on Saturday and I don’t want either of us to be too sick. Bah! Tonight I’m going to do some Pilates and then start cleaning the house. I really want to be done with cleaning by Friday night so I can spend B’s nap time on Saturday gathering leaves and then prep for the play group. I received the Chico bags and biodegradable garbage bags that I ordered yesterday. I’m excited about using them and hopefully I don’t get too weird of looks for the Chico bags, too bad if I do.
I’m tired today though that seems to be the norm on Fridays, I’m struggling to keep my eyes open. B had a blowout at DC so he was in some borrowed clothes when I picked him up. Once we got home we went for a walk which resulted in a tantrum since I didn’t want us to go too far with the cold and dark setting in. We then played and watched some tv, I always feel a bit guilty about him watching tv but I don’t get off my butt to change it either. Dinner was ready once DH got home and he was wonderful in remembering to buy some diapers, we were dangerously low. B ate pretty good and is into squinting his eyes when he smiles to just make himself that much more cute, he got a kick out of it when I copied him. Shortly after dinner her had a poopy diaper and boy howdy was that bad. TMI warning, his poo looked like he had liquefied a dark grass and the smell was almost unbearable. I had to have DH come look at it because it was so gross, I did at least warn him to not breathe when he came over. B went to bed with no fuss and had another great night of sleep so if he is sick it’s at least letting him sleep.
DH and I played more GH and after a few songs we forced ourselves to put the guitars down so we could get on with our night. I did my buns & thighs workout and DH headed to the gym. Since my workout was a short one I dusted the house and put laundry away, I didn’t get to bed until after 10:30 because of it but at least I only have the bathroom, kitchen, and floors to do tonight. I’m going to stop at the Co-op tonight to pick up some WF/GF stuff for Christmas with my parents. I know it’s a bit early but if they don’t have what I want then I will have time to order it online. I’ve gotten a wild hair up my butt to make WF/GF sugar cookies w/ frosting for my dad among a few other things. I think I have the main part of the meals planned for those 5 days, the only thing I haven’t completely decided on is appetizers and side dishes. I always want to go all out but I need to remind myself that it is only for 4 adults so I don’t want to make too much either.
I’m still feeling a bit sick, I can mostly feel it in my nose today but other than some sneezing, stuffiness, and a little bit of running it’s not too bad. I’m going to try to get to bed earlier tonight but I’m sure I’ll do what I always do and stay up late, silly me. This weekend I need to clean the basement and do one more paint touchup for a nick that showed up when the vanity was installed. I also have filing and the books to do along with finishing Christmas shopping for the ILs and getting my ring checked. As long as I stay motivated it should all get taken care of. I may even suggest to DH that we put the Christmas lights up if we have time.
DH heard that the food bank has several hundred families in need of Thanksgiving dinners but they have less than 50 turkeys to give out. That just broke my heart so we’re going to donate some money and hopefully help a few families out; I better add that to my list so I don’t forget.
I haven’t had anyone RSVP with a yes for the play group tomorrow, most people that have RSVP’d are in the maybe category with some in the no. It will be a bit disappointing if no one shows up but at the same time it may be a nice break too, whatever will be will be. The Cat Griz game is tomorrow and that could possibly be why there’s a projected low attendance. I’ll have the game on and put B in his Griz shirt, we have to represent in Bobcat country after all. It will be interesting to see if all of the publicity over the players being arrested for breaking and entering, kidnapping, pistol whipping someone, etc will have an effect on their playing. I guess if they lose then we will know the answer. Go Griz!
Work ended horribly for me yesterday, it must have bothered me more than I realized (hormonal lately?) because I cried on my drive home. The day was going great until some a-hole (I hate the ones that think the world revolves around them and that I'm just a lowly office worker there to be yelled at and treated like crap while I give them a smile and whatever the hell they want) e-mailed me. Initially it was fine with him requesting more service from my guys but after a couple e-mails and me telling him that he'll have to give me billing info since the project is all out of funds and this is additional work that will require separate funding (just like everyone else in the bldg is having to do) I received an e-mail around 4:00 that was rude as all get out and I do not appreciate my Friday afternoon ending that way. He yelled at me over e-mail with all of these CAPITALIZED WORDS saying he shouldn't have to pay because the bldg ws changed and blah blah a bunch of crap I had nothing to do with and zero control over. I was furious (a few cuss words went flying out of my mouth) and I emailed the project manager (who had been copied in on all of these e-mails) saying she needed the tell him how it is or get someone else to. So I leave work still fuming over the way he treated me and I go to the Coop to get some probiotics and WF/GF food for my dad over Christmas. After dealing with row after row of people that are so self righteous and pompous I was really in a bad mood (What is it with people in that store that makes them think they're so damn high and mighty? Oh look at me I shop at the health food store and I think my ass doesn't stink, but I know that yours does.), add onto that the Coop stopped carrying a few things I specifically needed and I was at the end of my rope. I called DH wanting to get some sympathy and let me vent but he was no help so I hung up and cried instead. He knew I was unhappy so he was extra sweet when I got home and with B running to me so excited that mommy was home it got me out of my foul mood. DH also informed me that B said truck, he said this when a big yellow shipping truck delivered his main Christmas present. I was extra happy when I saw the play center is made in the USA.
The rest of my night was great, I finished cleaning the house and DH and I played some GH until a little after 11. B slept until 7 this morning (yeah!) and when I picked him up his leg was wet so I figured I was in for a doozy of a mess. Sure enough poo had exploded out of the diaper so he got a bath and I got to do a load of laundry. We then had breakfast and I jumped in the shower. Once DH got up I was ready for the day so I ran to the grocery store after he showered and I donated some Turkey Bucks to the Food Bank. I also got to use my Chico bag for the first time, I'll be less self conscious about using them after I've done it a few times. It's terrible to feel like the odd one out when you're doing something good for the environment.
DH left for work shortly after I got home so B and I went outside to finished bagging the leaves then we went for a walk. Shortly after lunch he was pooing so I told him that he needs to let me know when he has to poo so we can poo on the potty. He thens leads me to the bathroom and I sat him on the potty even though it was all in the diaper, we got some good reading time in if nothing else. B went down for a nap a little over an hour ago so I paid bills, ordered more checks, and cleaned the downstairs. I think I'm going to do some reading until he wakes up.
We're supposed to have a play group this afternoon but everyone has changed their replies to no except for one woman that replied maybe. I'll be surprised if she or anyone else shows up but I'll also be ready if they do. Part of me is ok with no one coming, it will be nice to relax around a house and take it easy. We shall see.
I had a great weekend & it just helps to make Monday seem not so bad. No one showed up for the play group and I was fine with it. B napped for almost 3 hours and DH and I have decided to move him to 1 nap a day unless it seems he really needs a short morning nap so he woke around 3:30. We made a turkey using this foot and hand prints and watched the Griz win the game, yeah! The evening was pretty quiet and I was feeling really congested so I went to bed around 9:30 after reading a bit.
B didn’t wake until 7 on Sunday morning so I had DH get up with me so we could get to church on time. After church we did some shopping at Target & Costco and as we were leaving Costco my uncle Ray & aunt Misty called since they were driving through and wanted to do lunch. We met them and Chavis at A-bee’s and it was nice catching up. It was 1 when we left and B was ready for a nap so DH stayed home with him while I headed back to town to do some Christmas shopping and get my ring checked. I chatted with my mom majority of the time I was shopping and I now only have Jason & Cass left to buy presents for. I’m going to go to BBB after work to get them something and then I only have stocking stuffers left.
My mom had some interesting things to tell me during our conversation. First off E has finally been tested by the school and at 3years 3 months she tested on one portion (my mom couldn’t remember the specifics) at 1 year 6 months and another portion at 2 years 3 months. She will be starting at the school soon but the first day they want her is her pre-op day to get her tonsils removed. I’m just glad they’re finally getting her started. L talks constantly in his Kindergarten class and they’re struggling with that. He’s not progressing like he should, though he’s smart as a whip, and the teacher is trying to find alternatives to get him to stop talking. I suggested SIL ask the teacher for a progress e-mail each day and if he wasn’t quiet to make him practice at home, she’s going to suggest it to SIL without saying it came from me :rolleyes: . My mom also finally came out with what SIL had to say about me asking them to not bring the dogs for Christmas. W said, “Cindy said the dogs aren’t welcome over Christmas and we can’t leave them outside overnight and there’s not much we can do.” She has apparently gotten over the anger because she told my mom they may come up for Christmas after all. I asked my mom to make it clear to W that I need to know for sure by the beginning of December so I can be prepared, this included when they’re arriving and leaving and if her parents are going to come up also. I guess they were in Fsyth this last weekend and the dogs were outside during the day but slept on the bed downstairs and there is hair and white crap (we assume slobber) all over the bedspread, ugh! I’m going to try to not plan what I’ll do and where I’ll put people until after I know for sure that they’re coming up (or not for that matter). Though I think I’ll start organizing and cleaning the basement when I have time, it needs to be done anyways.
Once I got home from shopping I wrapped presents for everyone on the DH’s side and I organized the pantry and below the bathroom sink. Our pantry is now set up where the microwave can no longer fit in it so it’s currently residing on the fridge. I can’t stand it (more of an aesthetic issue than a height thing) so I told DH that we will have to get a microwave that goes above the oven ASAP. I hope to do the shopping for it in 2 weekends.
We’re supposed to get quite the snow storm and it finally did start falling shortly after noon. They say Msla got 8 inches so here’s hoping we get something comparable. I have all these dreams of sledding this year and I hope they come true.
I’m a bit bummed because my temps plummeted .8 degrees this morning, that’s what I get for being so excited about them being so high the last couple days. I guess I just hope that if AF comes she’s not early; I would really like to see a normal 28 day cycle this month. Maybe I should just be happy for the fact that I am ovulating and if my cycles are 21 days then I have less of a wait & more chances. That’s just hard to do when it’s not normal for me.
I didn’t make it to BBB because the roads were crappy and the people driving were even worse. I saw one car in front of me fishtail, had a semi come up on me so fast I don’t know how I wasn’t pulverized, and had a bus pass me while they were driving with their tires in my lane (how exactly did they not realize I was there and it wasn’t for them?). I got to DC about 20 min later than usual and when we got home I made dinner then bundled B up so we could go outside. He sure was cute in all of his winter gear. I shoveled while B explored the snow. He would take a few steps and then act like he was stuck. He got a major kick out of the snow piling up with the shovel. DH got home so we had dinner and I finished shoveling while B got his bath. I was cold and tired after that so I watched tv and then went to bed. DH shoveled once more before he came to bed and he also talked to his mom since she had called to let us know she sent an e-mail that she wanted us to read and then call her back on. It was in regards to the sleeping arrangements for Thanksgiving and I think DH and I are just going to stay at the cabin instead of the guest house. She also just now mentioned that we may want to bring snacks up, a few days too late since I’ve already done my shopping and don’t have time to go again.
B slept until 6:40 this morning so I shoveled what we got over night, about an inch, and brushed the cars off. I think in total we got 9 inches but I’ll have to measure when I get home to find out for sure. After work I will go to BBB and then once I’m home I have to wrap presents, do laundry, pack, load the car, and boil eggs. It will be so hard to come into work with most everyone being gone, good news is we have a couple going away party’s so that will be a nice break.
I worked my bum off last night and I was a bit cranky about it too, poor DH! I made it to BBB and have officially finished my Christmas shopping including stocking stuffers. I will get some candy to put in the stockings but I can always do that at our next Target trip. I picked B up after my shopping excursion and had to get gas then we started dinner shortly after getting home. I watered the plants, did 2 loads of laundry, wrapped the rest of the presents, packed up the car, and boiled eggs. I still have a few things to pack but it won’t take me long once I get home.
DH shoveled again last night, we had about an inch built up. He did get me out of bed to look at the aurora borealis, it was the first time either of has had really seen it and unfortunately it wasn’t one with lots of color & movement, it was still neat though. I guess as he was shoveling a truck drove through the neighborhood hitting garbage cans and knocking them over. DH called the cops & the truck must not have seen DH because they kept hitting every garbage. DH thinks the cops must have caught them because the garbage’s were all put back with the garbage returned a bit later in the night. Maroons!
B has been peeing in the potty every morning and we also caught a poo this morning. I was telling him about pee while signing and he did his own version of pee twice so hopefully he can get the connection. We just need to get him to the point where he tells us before he has to go. When I say let’s sit on the potty, he heads straight to the bathroom so it probably comes down to me being more proactive in making it an hourly thing. He also signed and said all done at the end of one of his books this morning so I was proud. Today is pajama day at DC so I put B in a fresh set of PJs for the day, well DH forgot it was PJ day so he changed him into regular clothes before taking him to DC. He realized his mistake once he got to DC and the rest of the kids were in their PJs.
My temps have gone back up to 99.2 yesterday and 99.4 today. I’m confused as to what to expect. I’m normally on a 28 day cycle and today I’m on CD 26 with my O on CD 17 or 15. The reason I’m questioning when my O happened is because during that time we were away from home and waking up late (insert day of hangover here), so if I count all of my temps even though they were not at the normal time I O’d at CD 15. If I remove one temp on the 16th that just seems really off then I O’d on CD 17. If CD 15 is correct then I have a much better chance at getting pregnant this month. Last month I O’d on CD 14 and had AF on CD 22. Looking at this along with my high temps I’m getting very optimistic but I’m also expecting AF this cycle so hopefully it won’t be a huge disappointment. Either way I’ll limit my alcohol intake if I have any, I know everyone will think I’m pregnant if I don’t drink anything but who really cares. Since I’m 11 or 9 DPO I think if I haven’t seen AF by the end of the weekend I’ll POAS. I must not have been looking at my chart much because I thought I had at least another week until AF would be here, just another reason to question where the heck November went. OK writing all of this down has gotten me even more excited, I hope I can handle waiting to POAS until Sunday.We've been wondering what to do with B for the game on Saturday. It is very loud in that stadium and the game is of course right during his nap. I'll bring my sling to wear him if he will nap in there but I'm not expecting that to work. I told DH I will walk around with him when necessary and if he can't sleep and needs to we can hang out at the UC, they have lots of quiet areas with couches. I'm definately bringing a book just in case we end up there, I don't want to be bored. BIL said he has names of teenagers that could watch him but I think that's just more of a pain than it's worth & of course there's the reservation of leaving him with someone I don't know. We'll make it work.I guess we're staying with C & B in Hmltn on Saturday night. We haven't seen their house for over 1.5 years and they've done a lot of work since then, it will be fun to see. I'm really interested in looking at their concrete countertops, the whole idea just facinates me.