Thursday, February 26, 2004

Okay so I have finally gotten over the fact that my Sunday nights are no longer good since "Sex and the City" is gone but, now I have deal with my Thursday night sucking too because "Friends" will be gone. It is just too much to deal with! Okay now that I have exposed how pathetic I am about TV I will now stop. I am sure I am not the only one who feels the same.

Well that is all I have to say today. Boring day really- Julia is actually being a good girl and I feel great! Yeah- I love days like this!



Tuesday, February 24, 2004

I tried to get into Blogger yesterday, but I think it was down- no clue. Anyway, I had a good weekend. Nothing too exciting to report. I did finish the 3rd book of the Harry Potter series and it was really good. I am not normally into that kind of stuff, but these books are so good that they draw you in. I am glad I read the book before the movie came out because I didn't know what was going to happen that I did with the first two.

So today is Julia's first private dance class. I hope it goes well! I think that I will give this another month and if she still does not enjoy it then I will take her out. Maybe she is a soccer kid or gymnastics?? I just want to find something that she can do with all of her energy. Also something that gets me out of the house!!

So I going also going to attempt to make a headboard for our bed. The only thing I am not sure about is how to do the buttons that are covered with fabric- does that make sense?? I think I have to drill holes in the wood first and then pull them through one I have put the fabric on. Does anyone know??



PS- I did finally have a good day with Julia on Friday! Can I please have another??

Friday, February 20, 2004

Alright so I am ready and willing to have a "zen" day (as Jessica puts it) with my child. I will keep everyone posted on how it goes. Some man at the grocery store told me that terrible 2's start at 3 years old. First, I did not find that at all funny. Second, then what am I going through right now??

Julia has also finally joined her friends in watching "The Wiggles". Hopefully this show will pass as did most of the others she used to watch. I just don't get four grown men who sing about weird stuff for kids. But they are catchy tunes since I find myself singing them all day long! I am sure my mom felt the same when I used to sing the "Barbie and the Rockers" songs all the time. I am sure Summer's mom felt the same :)

Well it is early and I am sure things will change by this afternoon! I promise to be positive and patient!



Thursday, February 19, 2004

So I think I am getting sick, which would make the third time in 4 months! It is like my husband, Julia, and I just keep passing the cold back in forth to each other. And where I live it does not get cold enough to kill anything off, so the sick just sits around. We call it "The Circle of Sick" I take my daughter to a place called Gymboree twice and week and I think that she takes all the other kids germs home with her. Oh the joys of having a child :)

Very strangely excited to today to find that lemon oil gets soap scum off my glass shower doors. Also I have discovered the wonders of color safe bleach and what it does for your clothes. These are things that one may not take pleasure in knowing, but for me I love it!

Well I hope "Friends" is new tonight and that they kick someone good off "Survivor"- other than nothing really exciting to report. Off to do something cleaning before the kid wakes up!



Wednesday, February 18, 2004

I really have nothing much to say today. It is going to storm outside according to the weather report, but then again those people are always wrong so I guess we will see. My husband is home today because he did not feel good last night. Yes, that is last night, not today, but I am not saying a word because I am a good wife. Plus I earn my bonus points for taking care of him, which I can spend at my choosing. Also gives me time to do things that I would not normally get to do when he is not home. Anyway, I hope everyone is having a fine Wednesday! For those in So. Cal- brave the rain!


Tuesday, February 17, 2004

So as you might know, I have a daughter who is almost 2 named Julia. I have always wanted a little girl so I could do things with her that I did as a child. The one thing I really wanted her to do is take dance lessons. Well I found a place that takes 18 months and up for lessons. Julia has been doing it for three months now. At the beginning she really liked it. Had no problems and seem to follow along pretty well, but lately that has all changed. Today the teacher told me that she is moving up all the other little girls into the next class except for mine because she needs to learn the rules of the class. Granted this is a class of 2 year olds and rules just seem silly, but I think it is more about learning structure which will be useful in the future. So the teacher is going to be giving Julia private lessons. So here are my thoughts about this whole thing:
1) I will pay the same price for the private lessons so maybe the one on one teaching is a good thing
2) Why my kid? Why can't see follow directions? And does that mean I am totally in for it in the future?
3) So silly of me to think that a 2 year old should and will follow directions
4) Oh no- total stage mom syndrome- I hope that I am not turning into that.
5) Maybe dance is not the place for her?

Okay so that is my kid and her dance class story. Other than that today has so far been okay. Haven't spent any money, which is a good thing when you are a stay at home mom. I also have not made any trips to Target which is an awesome thing when you are a stay at home mom. I do need to go to the grocery store, but that is unavoidable.

Anyway, hope today is good for all! Thanks for reading!


Monday, February 16, 2004

Oh yeah- I used to work at GIA which is the Gemological Institute of America- anyway, my old boss was just on the show "While You Were Out" on TLC. She did her backyard for her fighter pilot husband. Well it turned out pretty cool. Catie rocks! Just thought I would mention it!
Happy Pres Day Everybody! Hopefully most of you had the day off and are relaxing! My husband is home today, which is always a nice treat. Of course when he is home, we tend to go out and spend money. Today's trip to Cost Co was no different. I am so sure we needed that 5 lb. bag of peanuts- don't we all??

Valentine's Day was awesome. First one we have had that didn't have a problem. I drank and little too much, but that is such a rare thing that I think I can get a away with it. I paid for it the next day so I learned my lesson. I think wine is a wolf in sheep's clothing- good going in, not so good coming out!

Okay so the one semi-interesting thing I saw today was on the Food Network. I was watching "Roker on the Road", which is a show that Al Roker hosts about food across America. Why does he host a food show when he can hardly eat a thing? Anyway they interviewed a women called Clare Crespo ( who is a food artist. She has this obsession with cupcakes and she made some pretty cool things like big cupcake pillows and a cupcake mobile for a baby. She also has a book- "The Secret Life of Food" Just something I thought was kinda fun.

Julia said the word "help" today and it was when she actually needed help. It is amazing to me when she catches on to stuff without any instruction. I think she might be getting too smart for me!

Well that is me for today. See how exciting my life is???? (yeah right)

Thanks for reading!


Friday, February 13, 2004

Yeah I just noticed that I have a comment from someone I don't even know and I love it! It is so strange to think that random people can look at your thoughts, but it is totally cool! So if you read this and would like to comment and link up with me, please do so!

Well, today was a good day and I am happy to report that I did get cards at the last minute. I should have just made them, but I was too lazy. Isn't that was Valentine's Day is all about- buying things??? Well hopefully the hubby stuck to our deal about no presents this year. I really have nothing for him so he better!

Well I hope you all have Happy Valentine's Day!


Thursday, February 12, 2004

Okay so I am finally getting the hang of this thing! I am kinda of cheating by looking at other blogs and seeing what they have, but hey I am new at this! Anyway, today was a good day. Nothing too exciting happened. Great sale at Old Navy though for kids- worth checking out

Don't know why I am passing on the info since no one is reading this I am sure, but it was a good sale! Well tomorrow I am off to search for the perfect Valentine's Day card. We will see if there are any left since I am lame and waited till the last minute! My husband is taking me out to a winery in our area Hopefully my in laws who are baby sitting will be able to pick us up because I am afraid we will be to toasted to drive home.

Well another exciting day in my world- NOT! Thanks for reading!


Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Okay so I decided to do this blog because my sister in law has one and it is awesome! I also thought maybe this could be a place where I could share what goes on in my life. I figured that it would help me deal with some day to day issues and it could also a place where I can do some bragging. So we will see what comes out of this.

Anyway, I am a stay at home for a 22 month old named Julia. I can not tell you how gorgeous she is! Blonde hair and blue eyes- she will break hearts some day. But she is very lucky that she is cute because it is the only thing that has saved her. Don't get me wrong, I love her more than anything in the world, but she is starting to enter the terrible twos and it is everything like they say- TERRIBLE!!! For example, we went to our weekly playgroup at the most fantasic park. Julia had three tantrums in the hour and half we were there and also ran out into the street next to the park. My blood pressure must be so high from her that I am likely to have a heart attack at any minute! Lets just say that the park was no fun today.

But then there are those moments like right now when she wakes up from her nap and looks at me and says "Mommy" with a big smile on her face. Those are the times when I forget what happened that day. I believe that there is ten times as much good as there is bad when it comes to having kids. I just wish the good happened all the time!

So today these are my thoughts:

1) Parks are good- there should be no crying in parks
2) Did I really stay at home to do laundry- no I think not!
3) I hope my blog is not silly

Things I like today:

1) My Husband (that can change day to day)
2) Souplantation (had that for lunch)
3) Where in the World in Matt Lauer (love him and when he does that)

things I don't like today:

1) Juice boxes (all over my new shirt)
2) Souplantation (too much food can't be a good thing)

Thanks- Amanda