Wednesday, May 30, 2007
1. The sun streaming through the screen door in the morning
2. Warm, soft cat bellies
3. A fresh cup of coffee with real sugar and soy creamer
4. The sound of a baby laughing
5. Plenty of time to read the newspaper
8. Tanning beds
9. One piece of dark chocolate and a glass of red wine at bedtime
10. Pink lemonade Crystal Light
11. Going for a run on a warm afternoon
13. Cheese curds
14. Foot rubs
15. A long hug
16. The smell of a clean bathroom
18. The ocean
19. Mexican food
21. Lip gloss
22. High heels
23. Music turned up loud in the car
25. Polite people
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
We did go for a nice six-mile run on Sunday sharing Q-pushing duties. On Monday, we went for a hike with Q in the Snugli. He is getting pretty heavy for that thing. He was wiped out at the end, and I balanced his head so he could take a quick nap during the last mile.
We have apparently not grasped the gravity of the change in our lives. We attempted to go out to dinner at a nice Thai place Sunday night. Big mistake. This place was not baby-friendly. They did provide a high-chair though so babies can't be entirely unheard of. The wait staff was very friendly, but the couple next to us gave us several rude looks. We realized we had a bottle, but no milk, so Q nicely made do with ice water.
While we waited for his fruit plate to arrive, he grabbed at things on the table. He somehow managed to snatch my fork, and of course immediately poked himself in the eye and started bawling. It was a messy, stressful dinner. Not at all the extended, relaxing dinners out we used to enjoy. We finished the night with T trying to pick up as many grains of rice from the floor and me scrubbing off sticky baby arms. Oh, well. We learned our lesson. Life is not the same.
T got a big HD-TV this weekend. I couldn't care less about those. I have been pretty happy in my computer room with the old 13-inch TV-VCR combo from college. But, he was dying to get it, so might as well if it means that much to him. Now, the TVs have all been shuffled and my 13-incher is in storage in the garage.
We discussed this weekend when to think about the next baby. I say sooner, he says later. I point out he got his big TV. He doesn't see the correlation.
We started watching "Lost" from the beginning on our big new TV. I have always regretted not watching that series, so now we are catching up. We are on episode 6. It's pretty good stuff!
Now off to work...early. Ick.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
Thursday, May 24, 2007
The couch is a sleeper sofa. Our guest room will be disappearing when the next child arrives, so we are planning for the future.
My parents are coming out next week. My dad has meetings in Northern California, and my mom is helping us paint. She did a great job in the last house. You could tell which rooms she painted and which T and I did based on the wigglyness of the lines and the amount of paint on the ceiling. She is a pro. I mourned leaving the beautiful stripes she painted in Q's nursery. So, now we have to pick out colors. Right now there are some garish colors left over from the previous owners.
"The View" today was a bit awkward after the Rosie-Elisabeth debacle. Rosie was probably glad she wasn't there.
T and I watched "Criminal Minds" on Tivo last night. That is a well done show, but it is downright creepy. Tonight, "So You Think You Can Dance" begins. Ah, yes. Mindless entertainment.
On the lateness report: 8 minutes today. I am regressing.
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
I was only like 2 minutes late to work today. That counts as on time doesn't it? I made a concerted effort to leave the house early.
Did anyone see the major cat fight on The View this morning? Whew. That was good stuff. I am going to miss Rosie just because she stirs the pot.
Q was a good boy today and took a long nap for his mom. Mondays and Wednesdays kill me, because I teach yoga at 8 a.m. after working till midnight. It is always nice when he cooperates and naps. Mama has taught him well.
One other random note, I have become addicted to the seasoned baked tofu. I put it in pitas. Try it even if you are a meat eater. I convinced T to this weekend, and he wasn't disappointed. I host my last barbecue segment at work this week. Cruel isn't it that they make a vegetarian do that?
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
Q has been a little cranky lately. He wants to be constantly held and is developing his own tiny attitude. He throws things to the side when he doesn't want them and pushes us away. Where is my sweet little cherub? I guess he is testing his independence. He just let out a frustrated cry as if to prove my point.
All right, back from a brief break to kiss on him and put him down for a nap. T took Q to a doctor's appointment to see if another ear infection was causing his irritability. He is healthy, thankfully, but just attitudinal apparently.
When we moved into our current home, the yard was a bit embarrassing. The lawn was overgrown and large bushes were taking over the front porch. T and I spent some time cleaning things up this weekend. He mowed and watered, and I hacked at the bushes. We both pulled out foot-tall weeds, put up hanging plants and bought two chairs and a table for the front porch. It is so refreshing now, and I must say I am pretty proud of how it looks. T struggled with a screen door for most of the weekend, and it is now mostly installed. I don't know what makes it so difficult, but he assures me it is.
I also spent some time working on Q's scrapbook. Now, I am not a crafty person by nature, but I am trying to be one for Q's sake. I don't know how people can find this soothing. I get impatient and just want to be finished. I dutifully go to Michael's and pick out my paraphernalia and document Q's first tooth and haircut. It looks pretty nice, I must say. I am finding my inner craftiness.
Q also had his one-year old picture appointment this weekend. The Sears photo ladies were quite snooty to us. We were ten minutes late, which is our own fault. They almost turned us away, but we are seasoned pros at this and get in and out in under an hour, so we convinced them to take us. One of the women spent the whole time chatting on her cell phone, so I'm not sure exactly what she was so busy with. We got some cute pictures, despite the rudeness, including one in which Q is balancing tentatively against a large number 1. One year already. Amazing!
Friday, May 18, 2007
Work started with an irritating email from a co-worker. Then we had a meeting about all the changes in store for the station. Nothing was really resolved. I had to do a barbecue segment in one newscast despite the fact that I am a vegetarian. Lots of, "Mmm, that looks so delectable," when I was thinking, "Ew. I hope he doesn't notice I am not touching it." I did enjoy the veggie skewers though.
My fabulous work day was capped off with a riveting hour and a half DVD on non-linear editing. It is clear as mud now.
I am looking for a nice glass of wine tonight to wash my blah day away. On the upside, the cable guy comes tomorrow. Yay! DVR returns! How have I lived?
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Weaning Q is not going exactly as planned. The problem is, he is not exactly on board. Yesterday was election day, and T and I both had to work late. Q went to a co-worker's house after day care. We picked him up close to midnight, and then he was wide awake. We tried to give a bottle, but he was not having it. At this rate he will be nursing until his high school prom. He is just barely 1, so I guess I should give the transition a little time to take, but I would definitely like my body to get back to normal. He is also getting a little clingy and fusses a bit when handed over to a stranger. I must say, I kind of like it. I like to be preferred.
Monday, May 14, 2007
In other news, we completely moved this weekend. T says we are now living like the Amish because we have no cable, Tivo, or Internet until Friday. Mind you, we still have over-the-air TV, but for us this is roughing it.
We worked all weekend and got completely moved. Neither of us likes to leave things undone, so we even hung pictures, set up the guest room, and put away every piece of clothing. I am so excited about the new house. It has a nice big pantry, and everything is just bigger. It's not exactly cavernous or anything, but it feels nice and roomy to us.
When the last people moved out, they told us they could not find their yellow cat named Pumpkin. I don't think I would be able to leave without either of our cats, but they really had no choice. While T and I were moving in, we noticed this fluffy yellow cat watching us from a storm drain. We worked on luring him out and called the couple. They rushed over and caught him. The woman was crying when she finally grabbed him. It made us so happy to reunite them.
Our cats are going batty in their new place. They don't know what to make of their new cat-scented surroundings. I think they enjoy their new array of hiding places though.
Though Mother's Day was mostly taken up by moving, it was still a nice day. I got some chocolate and roses, and a certificate to get a pair of shoes of my choosing from this hip little shoe store. Excellent! Q was having a rough time throughout the move. He fussed a lot, and it was quite a challenge juggling everything. Now, we are in though, and we don't have to worry about it for three more years!
Big changes at work today. I won't go in to detail, but there is a shuffle in leadership. It makes me feel a little uneasy, but I am assuming everything will shake out fine. It all remains to be seen.
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
Monday, May 7, 2007
We had a fun time. It is absolutely amazing to me that one year is already over with our little Q. Other advances for the weekend include the first tooth brushing, beginning of weening (no more pumping at work--yay!!), and turning forward in the car seat.
Sunday, we began moving. Whew. What a job that is going to be. The renters in our home were out by around 3:30 p.m. They were very nice people, and we felt like jerks kicking them out of their home. But, it must be done, because people are ready to move into our home.
My biceps are still throbbing from moving the treadmill up the stairs. Every time we move, I swear it is the last time we will do it alone, and the next time we are going to get movers. Then, when moving day comes, that seems like a big expense. The good thing, is we are just moving a few streets over within the same neighborhood. So, we can rent the smallest truck and pack precariously for the short, slow drive.
We made a small dent Sunday. This week we will do some gradual moving and then finish it up next weekend. We are starting to get excited about our new home. It is two-story, with a big pantry, and a nice yard. I feel like it is a nice home and one to be proud of, instead of just a starter home. Now, we just have to get into it.
Tuesday, May 1, 2007
This problem is compounded, because I have less time to exercise now. I napped this morning, and when I woke up, I had two hours to change Quinn, give him lunch (which is s-l-o-o-o-w), eat lunch myself, get my 736 bags ready, exercise, and get ready for work. Plus, squeeze in watching a little of the Marth Stewart show on TV. Mock if you must, but she has good tips. Anyway, long story shot, I could only manage to run for 15 minutes on the treadmill.
So, I had a small lunch and brought dried apricots for a snack. I am STARVING. Stupid gym sign.