Monday, November 08, 2010

WANTED: personal assistant

My life has been subsumed by baby tending.  It's EXHAUSTING.  I'm finally at the point where I care that my life has been subsumed, but I don't know if I have the energy to DO anything about it.

I spent nearly $100 at Lowes yesterday on stuff to either a) baby proof or b) organize/clean (aka - baby proof).  Maybe I'm going overboard.  I'd really like to just stick Albert in a bubble to keep him safe from harm and germs.  That would be a LOT easier.  And probably cheaper.  I bet I could rig something out of bubble wrap and duct tape...

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Sunday Sillies

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Wordless Weekend Post

Links I love:

Happy Saturday!

Friday, November 05, 2010


A Day for the Bubbly

Thursday is Champagne Day around the globe 
Missed this... and a day... but onward we march.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

My filibuster reading list

My sister and I were talking about how Congress members now just THREATEN to filibuster.  No one actually does it anymore - the threat is enough. 

We both remembered the movie "Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" and how Jimmy Stewart's character actually does filibuster to prevent a bill from moving forward - he reads books and keeps talking the whole time.  Her filibuster reading list would be "The Hobbit".  I chose "Jane Eyre".  Then we realized the Lord of the Rings trilogy would be even better.

But the best idea we had to read for a filibuster was The List of Reasons that I am Awesome.  A start below:
  1. I am me.
  2. I have wavy hair.
  3. My thumbs bend backwards.
  4. I can sing the National Anthem.
  5. I like tea.
  6. I know the names of the Seven Dwarfs.
  7. Who wouldn't want to be me?
What about you?  What would your filibuster reading list include?

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Day 2

Tell us the story of a piece of jewelry you own. Where did it come from, and what does it mean to you?

I have a gold chain that my parents bought for me as a Christmast gift. I don't remember how old I was. It has several charms on it that represent all the important things in my life - so I can keep them close to my heart:
  • a gold locket - with a picture of my mom and dad inside - my dad bought it for me as a Valentine's gift when I was in high school. My sister has one as well - this was the same year he bought my mom a diamond tennis bracelet.
  • a gold cross - my parents bought this for me when I was 8 years old and made my First Communion. Two years later, they unwittingly bought the same one for my sister. It had a diamond chip in it, which fell out a few years back. I had it replaced - one of the first diamonds I bought myself.
  • a lavalier - again, from my parents.  It's a carved badge of my sorority.
  • a small gold circle - I bought this for myself after I had my son, and it has his name stamped into it.
In reference to NaBloPoMo prompt...

Monday, November 01, 2010

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.

I have decided to National Blog Posting Month. Wish me luck.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

what the wha!?

Holy cannoli - apparently I'm popular.  My blog was spam attacked!  LAME.

If you have the same issue, by the way, you can find a fix here:

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I feel like someone is following me...

This week has been like a giant IV of acid - slowly killing me, and yet I can't pull it out because it is incapacitating me too.  So a bit of silliness to relieve the giant {BLEAGH} my life is currently...

New favorite procrastination source...

Also, did you know you can nominate yourself for the Best Blog award?  I did not know that.

Also, going CAMPING!!!!! this weekend. (I'm excited, can you tell?)

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

World Breastfeeding Week!

Everyone is always asking where I get my nursing cover... 
These ladies are my source:
This week (August 1st - 7th) is World Breastfeeding Week and we wanted
to show our support for breastfeeding so we are running a promotion where
you can get any of our nursing covers (regular price $32) free! The code is
"Breastfeeding". If you're not currently nursing, this is your chance to
stock up on great baby shower and Holiday gifts and a great promo code to
pass along to your expecting friends - (they will thank you)! 

Once you get to, click on "Shop Now" and select the
cover you would like. Type Breastfeeding into the promo code box
and it will bring your product total to $0. All you pay is the shipping
fees. You can use the code more than once - you just have to open a new
browser window to do so. 

You can also use this promo code to get a 3 piece gift set for only $5!

They are currently in stock and selling fast so please hurry and good Luck!

Jenny Pierce

Friday, July 30, 2010

Yet another excuse for a cocktail party...

Chiffon should make a comeback… nay, I declare it so – CHIFFON IS MAKING A COMEBACK. Now go my fashion minions, and make it so! via Maggeh

Friday, July 09, 2010

I'm not dead yet...

Just a note to let you know I am not dead yet...

I'll be picking the pen back up here - probably once a week at the most.  Life is going on, and my writing somehow got left behind.  But now that the wheels are turning even faster, I feel the need to document it all so that I don't forget it!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

patchwork time...

Somehow I managed to piece together 5 minutes here, 5 minutes there, to get our baby blog up and running.  Due to privacy concerns (and to appease the many request for pictures from all my far-flung friends), I set it up so it's invitation only.  I will certainly write about the baby here, but pictures are going to be limited to that baby blog.

Now if I could only patch together time to sleep...

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Ladies and gentlemen...

We have a BABY boy - born March 3 after a short, no-epidural labor. He is healthy and LOUD, and growing more everyday.

First month lows -
  • cluster feeding the second night we got home - he would not let me put him down, but he kept falling asleep while I was nursing him.
  • Pee on the walls. Multiple times.
  • learning to breastfeed - OW.
First month highs -
  • First smile - on March 23, after he was done eating. And no, it was NOT gas.
  • Pee on the walls - hey, it wasn't fun to clean up but it was FUNNY.
  • Finally getting the hang of breastfeeding - WOW.
  • Watching my parents hold him.
FYI - due to privacy concerns (it's a long story you may have already heard...), pictures are not going to be made publicly available. So you won't see any here or via Facebook. SORRY, but family safety comes first.

Friday, February 05, 2010

four weeks and counting

The Nesting Crazy is rearing its ugly head. In the last week I have:
  • had my husband pull out the fridge so that I could scrub the side (that is hidden when it is pushed back against the wall and beside our dishwasher)
  • insisted that the new sink we've been saving for HAD to be installed this month
  • randomly scrubbed the inside of my microwave for 30 minutes
  • used a toothbrush to clean my bathroom sink
  • seriously considered remodeling the master bath, instead of just fixing what we have currently
  • worn an N-95 mask to do household chores my husband is afraid to do (ever wash a moldy tupperware container? anyone? anyone? No?... I guess we are the only ones who forget their lunch in the car...)
  • had to resist the urge to BLEACH-SANITIZE EVERYTHING IN THE NURSERY to kill any errant viruses/microbes

Strangely, I do not feel it necessary to NOT do any of these things. Instead, I feel validated by the pregnancy to let my OCD get the better of me. Some of these things do need done (like the microwave - it was GROSS, I hadn't cleaned it in the last YEAR.), but most of them are totally unnecessary (e.g. BLEACH). I suppose it's a good thing that I have coping techniques to keep me from engaging in the truly OCD behaviors. Probably safer for all involved... after all, bleach fumes can't be good for anyone, pregnant or not.

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