Tuesday, June 12, 2012

What the heck?!

The past two nights the radio in the living room has turned on shortly after midnight.



The first night I heard it, last night Bob heard it. I thought I'd turned the volume all the way down so even if it did turn on, the volume was down.


Last night at 12:06 am the damn thing turned on AGAIN!

So what the heck? Is it Grandmom or Granddad trying to get our attention? Or just a random technological issue with the radio?

Either way, I AM EXHAUSTED! I don't know why that makes me more tired than getting up with Mikaela for half an hour. Maybe because it's quiet when I get up with her. There's no BLASTING RADIO!


Thursday, May 24, 2012

16 Months

16 Months old ... wait didn't I just bring her home?!


Yes, our baby girl is growing so fast. She talks ALL THE TIME and what I mean is she babbles and about every 5th or 6th word is one we have tried to teach her to say. One of these days I'll get her to understand that it's "cookie" not "cock".

She's got almost all four 12 month molars now, what a horrible two weeks that was. The first one poked it's little self through testing the waters and environment for a few days then the other three decided the coast was clear and out they all came




We had drool, snotty nose, crankiness, screaming and just general bitchiness while they all came in. Ibuprofin is our friend.

She's definitely assertive, not letting the other two kids at our babysitter's get the best of her, and she's learning a lot playing with them. The best part of the day is when I get there to pick her up and she screams with laughter running to me, she wraps her little arms around my neck and gives me a kiss.  I just know she's trying to say "I missed you, Mama!"

When did I become a Leper?

I've noticed that the people I used to be very close to, share my girlie secrets with, no longer seem to think I exist since I had my second baby. Now, none of them has little ones so I can understand but I kind of feel like I'm a pariah now.

The funniest part about this is that I honestly don't mind. They are doing their own thing and I can't imagine having a bra on past 6 pm at night, let alone standing in a bar having a drink.

Still love them, but I see the pictures they put up of their nights out and all I can think is how tired I'd be the next day if I had their schedules.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A question of friendship

I wonder how many other women have gone through the same thing as me.  You have these friends, and you're close, tell each other everything, there's nothing you won't do together.  Then BAM one of you has a baby and suddenly the other(s) forget you exist.

I couldn't imagine forgetting my friends.  It even went so far as having a birthday forgotten.  I realize I'm probably not all that fun anymore, often I am in sweats, hair a mess with a random crumb from the mornings poptart clinging to the strands of it, but damn I'm the same person I was before, there's just a little person that needs my attention too. Not to mention the rest of my family.

I don't know.  I suppose upon reflecting I probably need more friends with little kids like I have and should stop clinging to the ones I went clubbing or to the bar with.

Especially since staying up past 10 pm is adventurous these days.


Saturday, April 7, 2012

Wine tasting

Before we get to the wine part, I should say that if you know me well, you know how HUGE a Dave Matthews fan I am.  I love their music, and I love the lyrics.  In my own opinion, Dave is a poet and his songs are great.

Anyway, I'd read on facebook that he was collaborating with Steve Reeder to create a wine and they were going to call it Dreaming Tree.  Well, I couldn't wait for it to come out.  A few weeks ago on a trip to Hops and Grapes they had a end cap display of it.  I bought the Cabernet Sauvignon and finally tonight I opened it.

My first sip was rather nice, it's a smooth wine with a small hint of sweet at the end.  Absolutely no bitterness, and Dave Matthews aside, I can tell this is going to be one of my favorites.

Love the picture they chose, awesome drawing of the Dreaming Tree.

I know it's a little fuzzy but the lyrics from the Dreaming Tree song are written on the cork. How freakin awesome is that?!