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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

The Best Moments

I love being a stay-at-home mom! Charley does so many things during the day that just make my day. If I were working and she went to daycare every day, these things wouldn't happen or I wouldn't see them. To miss them would be a disappointment as they usually turn my mood around and brighten the rest of the day. Let me show you what I mean.

On this day, she decided to get into the drawer that has the winter accesories in it. She loved putting on MY hat and MY gloves.

She loves to help with the laundry and giggles non-stop when I bury her in the basket.

Sometimes, she thinks it's funny to cover her ears and hum when I'm talking to her.

Everyday, I laugh at something. It's never dull around this house and it's keeping me young. But mostly, it's keeping me alert and on my toes. :)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Sniffles and Itchy Eyes

The warmer air has affected the seasonal air molecules and my poor little girl is having a very hard time with allergies. It started yesterday morning with a runny nose and sniffles, but got worse in the afternoon with severely itchy eyes. She is so tired all the time. I can't believe she took a 3 hour nap yesterday. I feel so bad because there is nothing that I can do to fix it. I don't think there is any medication for children her age. She'll just have to be strong and sleep a lot to try to make it through the day. I'll ask her pediatrician if there is anything for her to take when she has her 18 month appointment later in April.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring is closer...

Well, the weather is getting warmer and I am starting to hear talk of gardening and planting. I was never one to play in the dirt and I have no idea about the timing for vegetables and flowers. Is it the right time to start tulips? How about green beans? When do you put pumpkin seeds in the ground? It seems like every flower and every vegetable has an optimal timeline and none of them is at the same time.

But, with the growing maternal/wife instincts going on inside of me, I feel the need to start a garden and a flower bed. I guess it is a sign of maturing and getting older. Now I must start researching every type of plant that I intend to grow. And this must be mixed with research of landscaping because I don't want to just throw some seeds at the soil and have them sprout up all over the place.

I must admit, this gardening thing is starting to sound intimidating. As if I don't have enough things on the list to get our house made-over, I feel the need to add the research of various flora and produce. Then there is the actual planting and don't forget the weeding and harvesting. Oh well! For the spring and summer, this looks to be my new, very time-consuming hobby. Oh wait, I have forgotten to mention all of the other hobbies that I have attempted over the last 5 years. I still like to pick them up every once and awhile, seeing as most of my "projects" are only half done. So if I think rationally, this gardening thing will be done after one season, if it even lasts that long. We'll see how my flowers and produce look after a few months.

Maybe I should just skip the frustration this is bound to bring...
I'll let you know what I decide.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Stupid Sleep

I failed today!! At everything I was planning to do...

1. I never made it to the gym this morning. I usually go at 6am, but today I decided to sleep in. Due to the fact that I was out until 2am on Wednesday night and got up early on Thursday morning, I was exhausted when my 5:55am alarm went off.

2. Sleeping in = not showering before Charley wakes up, therefore, I lounged in my pajamas all afternoon. My precious child does not allow me to shower while she is awake (she loves the bathtub! and wants to climb in too. With ALL her clothes on!). So, I have to wait until naptime, which is at 1pm. Gross! I know.

3. Because I didn't shower and sat in my pajamas all morning, I felt no motivation to do anything. No dishes, cleaning, laundry...Nothing!

Needless to say, I was finally ready to face the public at 4pm and the only thing I actually accomplished today was a trip to the grocery store. We were desperate for milk and I couldn't put it off another day! Now we've got company coming to visit and stay overnight tomorrow and I have a lot on my to-do list before they get here. Stress tomorrow? Oh yes!

All because I slept in.....
So not worth the extra 2 hours of sleep!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Beginning

At this point in my life(almost 24 years old), I have many relationships and within them, many roles. I am a wife, mother, sister, daughter, in-law, friend, confidant, cook, lover, maid, chauffeur, poopy diaper changer, and last but not least dog owner.

Some of these roles are new to me. I've only been married for 2.5 years and only 18 months ago, I became a mom for the 1st time. Each relationship/role has the ability to change us and help us to develop ourselves further. Not one of these relationships is functional 100% of the time, but I try so hard to shape each role portrayal into something that is lasting and sustainable. I can only hope that the other perspective sees it the same way.

So... This marks the beginning; my transition from child to woman. And with my compulsion for it to be perfect, it will be adventurous.