Wednesday, October 7, 2009

At the park

Since finding out I have Type 2 diabetes & trying to lose weight I have found myself venturing out for a stroll during lunch. I head up the block to this little park that has a bunch of trails on it.

During my walk yesterday I noticed some things I hadn't before. It was a beautiful fall day with the sun shining and a nice breeze. While walking I noticed the following:

-2 teenage lovers leening on a tree kissing.
-an older man sleeping upright on a bench.
-a young mother soaking up some sun on another park bench with her infant close by in a carriage.
-a motorcycle police officer reading his newspaper under a tree.
-parks employees standing near their truck.

Now I know that these things are not very exciting. They aren't even really interesting. I just enjoyed seeing so many people enjoying the day with me even if we wheren't doing anything together.

Friday, October 2, 2009

My collection

I collect Blogs. Thats right blogs. Whenever I need advise, assistance what have you I look for a blog. As you can see I have collected a few blogs since joining the blog world. It's makes me happy to know that no matter where I am as long as I have access to the internet I can find a blog that I've saved. I can look up recipes, organization ideas, shopping tips & so on whenever & wherever I like.

There really is nothing important in this posting. Just me talking about one of my many collections.

Oh check out my new find. Short Order Mom Blog. She's got some great, inexpensive & tastey receipes.


Friday, September 4, 2009


I'm disgusted with some American's right now. Have we all heard about the fact that some people are "enraged" over Obama's upcoming speech in schools.

Things that have been said about it:

From this article on

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, a possible contender for the GOP's 2012 presidential nomination, said Friday the classroom is no place to show a video address from Obama. (YOU just lost MY vote)

"At a minimum it's disruptive. Number two, it's uninvited. And number three, if people would like to hear his message they can, on a voluntary basis, go to YouTube or some other source and get it. I don't think he needs to force it upon the nation's school children," he told reporters at the Minnesota State fair.

Florida GOP Chairman Jim Greer released a statement this week accusing Obama of using taxpayer money to "indoctrinate" children.

"As the father of four children, I am absolutely appalled that taxpayer dollars are being used to spread President Obama's socialist ideology," Greer said. ::insert eyeroll::

"The idea that school children across our nation will be forced to watch the president justify his plans ... is not only infuriating, but goes against beliefs of the majority of Americans, while bypassing American parents through an invasive abuse of power." (FORCED TO WATCH OUR PRESIDENT?)

You make me sick. He is our president. He is not trying to "brainwash" our children. Don't speak for me you ignorant POS. I AM the majority of Americans & I VOTE YES to this speech being viewed in schools by students!

Here's an idea. MOVE. Leave America if you cannot support your president. You don't deserve to live here. Illegal aliens deserve it more than you do.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Where'd my baby go?

I know as mothers we all go through it. The moments when we say "where is my baby"?

Yesterday they where this little ball of chub who couldn't move unless we moved them. We got excited when they smiled or waved their hands around. Than comes the day when they get into the basket below their changing table & take out the tube of Butt Paste & you hear yourself saying "give that to mommy". This is than heard 100 times a day. I give her 3 chances with "please" than I start demanding. Some might think I'm generous.

Don't get me wrong. I am enjoying every new part of her growing. It's fun, exciting & oh so entertaining to watch. I just miss my little baby that only weighed 14lbs. The baby who didn't cut off my breathing when she slept on my chest. The baby who's fingers wrapped around my 1 was her biggest accomplishment for the day.

Now those fingers clap & point & pick. They rip & tear & softly rub my arm when she's tired. They cover her open mouth as she says muuuaaaaaa & throws a kiss. Those fingers that wave goodbye or hello. My babies hands are getting so big.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

I'm not good at updating this thing. I should though since I enjoy it. Since my last post Sophie has definitly changed so much. She seems to change everyday & it is so exciting. Who would of thought that I would be laughing & smiling before 6am in the moring? Not I. Thats for sure. It seems no matter what is going on in our lives good or bad she always makes it great.

For example I recently found out that I am Type 2 diabetic. I was put on Metformin & I'm back to testing my BG again. I also need to start recording my readings & what I eat. I'm taking things slow. I'm not going to freak out like I did when I was pregnant. I can't afford to. I need to take baby steps because I will now have to deal with this disease for the rest of my life. I had my wooooh wooooh moment this weekend & took some time for myself to take it all in. Now I'm charging forward. I've set up my appointments with doctors to get my team in order. Thats what you do when you are diabetic. You get a team together to concor your disease. I know it'll be a strugle but I like a challenge so I know I can do this.

Gary of course is awesome. He let me rest on Sunday while he took the bean grocery shopping. I could not ask for a better husband. He is the best.

Even with all that I still am able to find absolute joy in my dear little Bean. She smiles & I smile. She laughs & I laugh. Of all the things this life has given me she is the best of all.

What the Bean is doing now at 14 months:

She says Mommy & Daddy.

She is walking & running.

She brushes her hair.

She gives me her feet to put her shoes & socks on.

She brushes her 2 & 1/4 teeth.

She listents to direction.

She shakes her head yes & no all at the same time. She hasn't got that down yet but she's learning.

She LOVES music & dancing.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The Bean's 1st Birthday Party. Recap

June 20th we had Sophie's 1st birthday party. It rained & rained & rained as we tried to set up the deck for 20 people. Gary & Sean busted their butts getting ready. Setting up tents, tarps, tables & chairs. My mom & Michelle tried to keep Bean occupied in the living room while I figured out the kitchen & how to set up food. Than I had to run & pick up the balloons & ice for the party. When I got back I stood on the deck in the rain & cried. My little girls party was ruined. Where would we put 20 people in our tiny apartment if this rain didn't let up? We just couldn't do it. It was 10 mintues to 2 & people would be showing up any second now.

I guess the powers that be felt bad for the Bean & made it stop raining right at 2pm. The sun sort of came out but it was mostly overcast & chilly for the remainder of the day. At least we wheren't being soaked & could hang on the deck.

By the time the party got under way we where all exhausted but we made due. We ate, sang happy birthday to bean, ate cake & opened gifts. It was nice that all our friends turned out & thats really what mattered.

We are especially thankful to Sean & Michelle for their help. If it wasn't for them none of it would of happened. I think I would of just sat on the floor & cried. Thank you guys!

Ohhhhh I didn't even mention the Turtle cake did I? Thats for another day.

Monday, June 8, 2009

We have almost come full circle

In just 17 days my little Bean will turn "1". I cannot believe that just a year ago she was still safe & warm inside of me. She has grown so much & we look forward to every new day we have with her & all that she does.

As of today she:

-Claps her hands

-stands on her own

-takes a few steps

-says "momma & dadda"

-babbles away

-holds her own bottle

-eats solids with her own little hands

-giggles like nobodies business

-high fives

-melts our hearts daily

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Photo's of Sophie

This past weekend we went to Bear Mountian NY & had a family shoot done for Sophie's 1st birthday. I have not had pro pics done at all since she was born. We just did our own at home. Well they came out awesome. We met up with our friends Jaymie, Audrey & Addi and they where great, as usualle at taking our 1st family shots. Check out Jaymie's Blog for a preview. As always they did an amazing job.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Boring to you, maybe.

To me it's a wonderful thing. Sophie has been sleeping in her crib at daycare all week & that is a great thing. When I was home with her she would only sleep on my chest for naps. Same thing on the weekends. I won't lie. I do love snuggling her on my chest while she sleeps. It's a very comforting thing. I also realize that she needs to be sleeping in her own crib for naps. It'll help her to sleep through the night in her crib & thats a good thing as well.

So thats my boring mom update. Sophie is sleeping in her crib at daycare for naps & I'm proud of her.

Friday, April 24, 2009

10 Months

Today marks Sophie's 10th month. I still cannot believe that in just 2 months it will be her 1st birthday. She is growing & changing daily it seems.

Today she woke us up by smacking our faces. Back & forth, smack smack smack, over to daddy, smack smack smack. She is crawling and pulling herself up. She is walking & saying momma, dada. She scurries for the cat than grabs at her. She pulls toys out of her toybox. She throws them on the floor. She's eating three meals a day of all kinds of food. She giggles when you say in a semi loud voice "What are you doing?" She hates to sleep, she'd rather play. When she does she pulls her blanket up to her chin & snuggles it. She still has no teeth. She is tiny yet she makes faces as if she was an older child. She likes to observe things & not just jump right in. She has a smile that stops people in their tracks. She melts our hearts.

She's our bean & we love her more than life itself.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

National Assistants Week

I just started a new job about 2 months ago after being unemployed, pregnant & a stay at home mom for over a year & 1/2. I took a step down from my previous postion in publishing because, lets face it, publishing just isn't a great market right now. So now I'm the receptionist. It's where I started out & I'm happy with that.

Being back to work is great. I get a break from the Bean. I get to interact with adults. I make money & can provide for my family yet again. The job itself is boring to say the least. It's a start up company so the phones don't ring. I mainly greet guests, order office supplies, lunch when needed, book the board & conference room & assist the Office Manager in day to day tasks.

Don't get me wrong. I take pride in any possition I hold. Be it running the company to washing the floors. It's my job. It's what I've been hired to do & I'll do it with pride because my name is on it.

I came to work yesterday Morning to a card on my chair. The card contained a $100 & a handwritten thank you from my boss (The President) Phil thanking me for doing a great job & I am off to a great start. After lunch as I was returning with my immediate suppervisor (Office Manager) Cassie we found a dozen beautiful yellow roses on my desk. We thought, oh how nice, it must be someone's birthday. Nope. It was another gift from Phil saying thank you yet again. Cassie had been given the same gifts as well since she is his assistant as well as office manager.

Just when I thought it couldn't get any better. The 4 VP's offered to take us out to lunch tomorrow to the Cheesecake Factory.

I've never felt so appreciated at a job before. This gig might just be the best one I've had so far. A girl could get used to this. :)