Thursday, May 28, 2009

Never Leave Your Child Unattended

So, my germaphobe side did actually come out tonight.

I was working while Curtis was cooking dinner. Charlie was playing independently on the floor, when all of a sudden, I looked over and he was gone. This kid is crawling EVERYWHERE. I thought, "no biggie, he is probably going after the Play Station." I walk over to grab him, and both of his hands are completely COVERED in cat puke. Charlie's hands MEET Sylvia's stomach contents. It was foul...and I threw up in my mouth a little. Immediately, we swept him up and into the tub he went.

He is resting happily in his crib now, but I can't get the smell, or the thought out of my head. Did he eat it?? Did he stick his nose down into it?? Ew Ew Ew. And how in the world can that boy even look at that stuff without immediately gagging? HA! Oh the curiosity of an 8 month old that doesn't know any better.

Lesson learned #823,789: Do not leave your child unattended. You never know what you will be surprised with :o)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Crane Man for Governor

Today, one of my co-workers was driving by an accident scene at just the right time. Wes is one of the road service technicians at my place of employment. He was on his way to see another customer, when a county sheriff flagged him down and asked him to help out. He has a crane on his pimped out service mobile, and there was a young man pinned underneath his truck. Wes was able to use his crane to pull the truck off of the boy.

Crane Man for Governor

The comments are CLASSIC. One of my other co-workers, called Wes and said "hey, did someone steal your truck? Because someone commented on how Wes "has a heart." He really does, but he is one of the most rough-around-the-edges types that I have ever met. He is never a sappy guy, and he would never take the true credit he deserves in this instance. We all had a lot of fun giving him a hard time today. You could see the modesty in his face when his jokester side (the only side!!) came out. He said "well, what are you gonna do when a sheriff pulls you over and tells you to get to work?? I wasn't going to tell him that I had to go change someone's oil!" We all laughed. He is a goof!

Before I left for the day, the last comment on the article said "Crane Man for Governor." You can bet your ass that Wes will never live this awesome event down. He is a hero now. Whether he likes it or not :)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Anal Retent Has Left the Building....For Now.

I was a born perfectionist. Some things just have to be a certain way, or I get dizzy and feel like I am going to faint. I am anal about being on time, and about how my house looks and about things on counter tops. I need things in piles or in some sort of organized fashion. You won't ever come over to my house and find a pile of papers strewn about on the dining room table. I just can't stand it. I am a true believer in the old saying "A place for everything and everything in it's place."

When I was in college, I had serious issues with how dirty the house would get. My roommates would find me at 8am on a Saturday morning, cleaning the house after a party, because the thought of all the beer stuck on the floor made me want to vomit. (The beer I drank also was a contributing factor) I had serious anxiety about that, and it's so funny to laugh about it now. (Seriously? Who does that??!!)

As I got older, and moved through my 20's, I learned to chill out. (I know some people are snickering, going "yeah right!") Even more so lately, I have become even more lackadaisical about my old compulsions. Being a Mom has majorly changed me in a whole lot of ways, and this is one of them.

Case in point:

My friend Sarah, one of my old college roommates commented on the video I posted below. She said her favorite part of the video was how immaculately clean my floors were considering that Charlie kissed them. I laughed so hard, because the floors hadn't been cleaned in 2 weeks!

Charlie shares his toys with other babies. GASP! His buddy Sydney will suck on a toy, hand it to Charlie, he will suck on it, and the only one gasping is Sydney's mom. (Love ya' Jules!!)

Right now, at 8:00pm, there are toys in every corner of our house. I have no desire to pick them all up right now. And it's totally cooolllll.

I am never on time anymore. I can't make it somewhere on time to save my life. I try with everything in me but it just doesn't happen. I justify this with the fact that I was on time for 29 years, so I should be cut some slack in this department :o)

This is just a sampling of some of the things that I have relaxed about. Don't worry, I won't go all laid-back on you, but I seriously feel like becoming a Mom has chilled me out like no other. I just can't worry about it all anymore. Even the serious worrywart in me has left this building. I think I have learned to enjoy life a lot more, and to not let it pass me by so quickly. Sometimes I wish I had more of the laid back attitude that Nancy has, or that Lindsay has. The go-with-the-flow, live-and-let-live thing is kind of fun. And for now, I am enjoying this new found freedom from my inner self :o)

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Mobile Charlie

Charlie has started his own version of crawling. We can't put him on the floor with his toys anymore and walk away. He is into EVERYTHING!! And of course, his favorite toys are Curtis' PlayStation remote control and the cord to the floor lamp. OY VEY. We are in deep trouble!!

Original Video - More videos at TinyPic

Original Video - More videos at TinyPic

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Weigh In: Week 3

I know what you are all thinking, "What in the world is she doing now? More weight loss??" Well, yeah. It's kind of one of those things that is never-ending, at least for me.

3 weeks ago, we joined Weight Watchers for what I hope to be the last time. I have a good 45-50 lbs to lose, and I am bound and determined not to be this chubby kid anymore. I am sick and tired of it. Shopping is no fun, and getting into a bathing suit (something I had to do on Saturday) was even worse!! It's going to be a long and tough road, so I will continue to blog here about it as I have done in the past.

Weigh in day is Thursday. Today marks the 4th Thursday since we started the program. Our first official weigh in was on April 23. That was the beginning of the end. We started with just trying to eat properly, and in the last 2 weeks, we have added back in the workout routine.

I am proud to announce that I am down 5 lbs in 3 weeks. I am ecstatic. I haven't been this excited about losing weight in a very long time. It feels really, really good. When I had gestational diabetes during my pregnancy, they told me that I have a 40% chance of developing Type II diabetes in the future. That is enough for me to start focusing on my health, and putting that before anything else right now. We have Charlie to think about now, and he needs his Mom and Dad!

I am patting myself on the back today. And I look forward to sharing this journey with you all.

Going Private NO MORE

I obviously didn't research this whole "taking the blog private" thing. Sometimes, Blogger irritates me and I wish I could do things "my" way, but such is life.

Going private with this blog, would require me to dredge up everyone's email address, and I just decided that it's too much work for me.

So, for now, this place will remain open to the internet viewing public, and I will continue to do my thing here. It's just too much work for this new mom, to attempt to gather all of the email addresses of the suspected people that read here. I just don't have the time.

So, that is that. No more going private. At least not for now!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Going Private

I have always loved keeping this blog open for everyone to read. It most always brightens my day when I get a kind comment from a stranger, or a tidbit of advice from a friend of a friend.

Over the last couple of months, some things have made me realize that this place is sacred to me. Now that I have a child, and I am sharing photos of him, and milestones, and feelings about motherhood, I felt it was time to make this place private. You will have to login and be approved to read the posts here. The difference is that I get to choose who reads here, instead of letting the world see it! I am hoping this will also allow me an opportunity to be a bit more candid. I have felt very limited and vulnerable in my writings here, and this will allow for me to be much more open and forthright with my journal here.

I hope you will all continue to read, and I hope you understand.