1) I’m exhausted. In fact, I am convinced that I am only alive with the help of my saintly mother and husband who are helping me get winks in here and there. James is boycotting sleep and happiness. Yes, I’m sure it’s a phase, teething, a cold whatever, whatever, whatever I don’t care, I’m tired.
2.) I’m also slightly grumpy
3.) You never know how badly you want to do something until you can’t. Like when I am tending to my fussing baby and I can’t help with the dishes or cook dinner. There was a time I would do anything to get out of doing the dishes, and y’all know I don’t even like to cook. But it looks so good and so fun when you are chained to your baby
4.) A long time ago a friend of mine (who had just graduated college and was had a nice job) told me she kept thinking about how she wanted to go to grad school for something totally different and pursue another career. Just last week, 3 years after she mentioned this to me, she announced she was a-headed back to grad school. This makes my heart so happy and I have not been able to stop thinking about it. Congratulations Elizabeth!
5.) It is birthday week! Happy Birthday to Mindy, Dad & Brian. Birthday week is more fun when you are not on a dairy-free diet (no cake & ice cream for yours truly) but I’m still having a blast…
6.) Me & JP (JP and I doesn’t sound as good) went to the firehouse to see Daddy on Sunday. When James wasn’t flirting with a certain pretty lady captain, he decided to let us take some pictures:
7.) Did I already post this picture? Here is James with yet another fan club:
8.) We still take walks. At Oak Grove, at my parent’s neighborhood in Riverwalk where we encounter turtles & in our own neighborhood, too!
9.) My little boxer
10.) We went to Bergey’s for breakfast & saw Aunt Kathleen!
12.) Much to my mother’s chagrin, I’ve been watching television. Intentional television, I’ll have you know- and there is a difference. Our rule is no turning on the tv just for the noise/because you are bored but if you actually carve out time to watch a specific show then you are golden. What are we watching? Dancing with Stars & Duck Dynasty. Happy, happy, happy.
13.) I don’t care who you are this is funny.
14.) I’m also taking a lot of comfort in the Sear’s (Oh, you know them. Attachment Parenting, The Breastfeeding Book…) declaration that “Crying and fussing in the arms of a loving parent is not the same as crying-it-out” as we try out some modified and loving crying-it-out techniques to get our recently up-all-night baby some rest.
15.) I didn’t always have a lot of pride in my lifeguarding days, but I know now what a grave responsibility it was. I learned to love it and then became certified to be a lifeguard instructor. I worked hard to let my students know how scary the job actually was. Today my friend, former co-worker AND my lifeguard instructor herself wrote a fantastic blog post. Go check it out.
16.) Okay, I just love this song. And I have this secret wish that Marcus and I would start a family band and sing fantastically, romantic duets. But then I remember my musical talents and move on with my life..
17.) I would really hate to stop at number 17. I hate odd numbers
18.) But I don’t think I have anything left to say. Also, is it very apparent that I don’t proof read my blog posts ever? I’m overcoming my dad’s “check your work, and when you are done, check it again” regime. My run-on sentences and misplaced commas are reason no.23948743944 that I’ll never be a big blogger :)
19.) Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death, Amen.
20.) Hey, non-Catholics…did you know we don’t pray to Mary, but ask her for prayers? Did you know we don’t worship her, but honor her? True story! Live & learn!