Sunday, January 16, 2011

One of Those Days:

Ever have one of THOSE days, when the kids are driving you completely bonkers and you just want to hide out in the bathroom with the shower on, pretending you can't hear anything outside the door????

Yeah. I'm having one of THOSE. In fact, I'm only posting this blog in order to avoid the last few loads of laundry that will quickly become an impossible mountain if I don't wash them TODAY.

*sigh* It has actually gotten to the point that I would rather workout than wash and fold laundry. That's what I just finished doing, and now I'm thinking a shower would be way better than running through a load of wash.

Remember when NB was just starting school and I was all boo-hooey about her going off into the big wide world? Yeah... now as soon as I wake up saturday mornings, I'm counting down the hours until monday morning when I drop her off at the front door. Not that I don't love her, or even that I don't miss her, but now that she's gotten use to that much stimulation throughout her day, she is nearly impossible to deal with on the weekends.

She gets so wired up, and it's too cold to send her outside, so she just goes wild indoors. Neither of the babies nap when she is home, either. She's way too loud. Tomorrow is a holiday, so my weekend has been extended by one more day. Tim is on night shifts, so he is spending the days sleeping and the nights away from home.

I realise this blog is turning into random tidbits and probably should have written it in list form. Oh well! In other news, I tried Zumba this past week! In Public! TWICE! I actually really enjoyed it and am planning on going back this week too.

Sorry for this random post, but it wouldn't really fit in on my other blogs. So now it's here.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Wow... So Yeah

I am rather ashamed at how horrible I've done about updating this blog here. I mean... it's still decorated for Christmas for crying out loud! (By the way, Tammie, I got your Christmas card! I'm saving it, since it was your first time celebrating the holiday!)

I have been working on trying to get fit and healthy. However, this is NOT a "resolution." I started back at the beginning of December and so far have lost 10 lbs. I even did really well over the holidays about not over indulging. I'm using sparkpeople and the 400 Calorie Fix cookbook that my Mom got me for a Christmas present. That's been where a lot of my focus has been lately, which isn't helping my blog situation any. Also, I am trying to move more, so when I sit down at the computer, I set a timer for 15 minutes. When it's up, I get up and do something else until I need to track something. Since I've been focusing mainly on sparkpeople, that doesn't leave me a lot of time to update here.

Anyway, as of January 1st, the baby is 4 months old. She is rolling all over the place, eating mushy baby cereal, and laughing real belly laughs. If her body would do what she wants it to, she would be crawling all over the place. You can tell from how she moves when you are holding her that she is just ready to GO.

This picture is from a couple of months ago, and is of NB and her new best friend, Joker. We have been trying to make sure she gets out by Tim's grandparents fairly often as she is learning to ride. She has been doing mostly really well in school, with a few difficult days here and there, but I think the break was good for her.

Other than that, we've mostly just been enjoying our spare time with one another, driving off the occasional cold weather with fires in the fire place. Calvin thinks they are better than Spongebob, which is saying something for our house. He just sits there like this, in front of the fire for hours and says "Ohhhhhh! Ahhhh! YAY YAY YAY!!"