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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Things I Am Thankful For:

In the spirit of the impending Holiday - Thanksgiving - I have compiled a list of things I am thankful for at this moment!

5.) A great experience today at Ann Taylor Loft in The Summit. I was making a bunch of returns from online shopping (if you've been reading this blog - this will NOT come as a surprise to you AT ALL!) which is usually a yucky trip to a store. But, the nice girl who helped me at the counter was soooo sweet ... and what do ya know ... she knew me from this blog! And, went to high school with a girl friend of mine. If you're reading this (you know who you are ;) thanks and I'm sure I'll be seeing you soon on a future shopping trip!

4.) The main Christmas tree is finished, the other 2 are well on their way, the outside lights are half-way finished, and I already have most of my Christmas shopping done, or well planned out. My goal is to have all the Christmas decor and lights out by the end of this weekend and all presents purchased and wrapped in 2 weeks from now ... I'll let you know how this goes!

3.) Connor is completely better from his cold / sinus infection .... FINALLY! We waited a week to decide to see his doc after he started showing symptoms, then waited another week for it to clear-up on it's own (per doc's recommendation... something about not wanting to give a lot of antibiotics during this time in his life as he is building his own immune system right now, etc...). After 2 weeks of continual nose wiping and disgustingness, I called and insisted they call him in a prescription to the local Walgreen's (which then did) and within 2 days we was totally better. Awesome! This is the first time in his life he's ever been sick to the point of needing any medicine (which is SO lucky BTW) and he loves the taste of it! I have to let him carry the medicine dispenser around the house for about a half-hour after getting his dose because he likes it so much! I was never able to take this yummy, pink bubblegum concoction as a child because I was allergic to penicillin, so the pink goo is an entirely new experience for me. You don't have to hide it in juice or anything, it actually tastes good .... a huge improvement over what I used to be forced to take as a penicillin-challenged child ... not to mention the extra cost!

Which brings me to my next point:

2.) Connor is NOT allergic to penicillin like his mommy .... thank God!

1.) We are getting to spend mucho family-time the next few days with everyone from aunts and uncles , to my parents and grandparents. It should be a blast!

PS - OK, other important things: UK finally won a basketball game and gas is now $1.64. :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wedding Fever!!

WOW! It's been over a week since I've posted! Holy crap! Sorry for those people who are dedicated enough to even still be checking this blog!

N E WAY - Last Friday, I traveled to Henderson and Clay, Kentucky to be a bridesmaid in my friend Sarah's wedding. Super beautiful ceremony and reception, super beautiful bride! Plus, a double bonus, our dresses were really cute and we all looked great in them! So the weekend was a success. Jamie drove down to meet me on Saturday for the ceremony and reception! We had a great time!

On a clearly more depressing note for all my readers who proudly sport their Wildcat Blue ... what a crappy week for UK sports! I really don't even want to talk about it ... but it's pretty sad when the BEST thing we've done in the last week is only lose by 18 to North Carolina. SUCKS!

Also, I'd like to point out that Christmas is like tomorrow. I started looking at the calendar and Thanksgiving is SO LATE this year! What the crap? So, of course, I started dragging all the Christmas stuff upstairs today because if I'm going to go to all the trouble of putting all the crap up, I at least want to leave it up longer than 3 weeks! I think Jamie was a little shocked when he got home from work, but honestly, there are a lot of neighborhoods with their lights already up .... and not just up, but lit for everyone to see. I'm actually starting to feel like I didn't get my usual 2 week head-start on everyone this year .... and I'm a little upset about it!

One last thing ... online shopping is the devil and is more addictive than cocaine (ok, never actually tried it ... but I think it must be close to equivalent!). So, in order to get my fix, I am buying all Christmas gifts online this year ... even from stores I can just drive to! It's so much easier and I don't have to pack a baby bag or use gas ... plus I can do it in my jammies without freezing outside! I am IN LOVE with our UPS guy. I see his big brown truck rolling down the street toward our house and I get soooo excited! Gotta love the shopping season!

Monday, November 10, 2008


Ok. I'm over the whole let-it-be-cold-so-I-can-wear-my-cute-new-coat phase. It's just plain cold and we're already battling the winter sick-season. I spent the better part of my day today wiping a constant flow of green gunk from Connor's nose .... gross. And, it's not as easy as it sounds. Each time I "tried" to wipe or rub or even tough his nose, it started World War III. I think the other customers at Michael'ss today seriously thought I was beating my child when I wiped his nose in the store. It's gotten so bad that he won't even let me get near him if he thinks I might have a tissue, napkin or otherwise in my hand. Basically, a really fun day, in case you couldn't tell!

And, while I'm somewhat happy to be transitioning into winter clothing (aka: long pants and not having to shave very morning) I am thinking this is going to be a long winter if Connor has many of these awesome colds! I think it's probably a mix of Gymboree, the daycare at the gym, and going to the mall (it just feels very germ-y) ... but short of just locking ourselves in the house all winter and putting a DO NOT ENTER sign on our door, I'm not sure there is much of a solution. Kids are little germ traps. Between the sneezing in my face and putting his slobbery (and worse!) fingers into my mouth throughout the day, I feel I have no chance in escaping miserableness this winter. Oh well.

On a more exciting note, I'm going to see Mamma Mia tomorrow night with ladies from the neighborhood and on Friday I head to Clay, KY for a weekend of wedding fun! (Sarah's wedding, not mine of course ;) But first thing's first, I'll start my sanitizing-wipe-spree tomorrow morning of everything with touching height of Connor ... that little drool monster is totally germifying my house!!! Good thing he's cute!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Busy Busy Busy!!

So, I thought that when Jamie and I decided I would stay home with Connor after he was born, I would have all this free time in my life. Ample amounts of time during my week to work on becoming the next Martha Stewart, Rachel Ray or Betty Crocker. (hahaha - life and thoughts before motherhood - I was so cute... and ignorant! )

As it turns out, I haven't been able to even think about the fact that I have a blog to write, the need for a shower, and to feed the dogs in almost a week! "What have I been doing?" you might ask. Well, seriously nothing that exciting, but just a LOT of little things. This little crunch we're going through now isn't even "Holiday time" related ... meaning things are only going to get more hectic! But I'm not complaining. Being able to stay at home with Connor is the best thing ever - I think I just need a little refresher in time management (but that will never happen!)

Most people agree that the more time you perceive yourself to have, the more time you kind-of waste not getting anything done! For instance, Connor has been sleeping in later in the morning! Alas! Sleeping until almost 10 am! He definitely is his mother's son! BUT, not getting up until then takes at least 2 hours of morning time away from our day - plus we can't make it to the gym in time for the play area to still be open for Connor. This is just one of the reasons we have been on what feels like a hamster wheel - running in place but not getting much done other than the occasional trip to the water bowl and lots of pooping (Connor that is!).

We've also started going to the Level 3 Gymboree class (compliments of Jamie's mom for Connor's birthday) which is at 10am on Monday morning. Jamie and I toured Chance School on Friday so we apply for 2-year-old preschool for Connor next year. My car was in the shop getting a bunch o' crap done so I had a rental (of my exact same Land Rover, which was nice) that I constantly realized things I needed were not in. ie: tissues, napkins, pens, garage door opener, cell phone car charger, radar detector ... etc... sucks. We also went to Indy with my mom to visit Lisa at Butler and go to the outlet malls on the way back. (side note: hit up J.Crew outlet - sucked, Ralph Lauren - ok, Gap - good, and Banana Republic -ok) Jamie was been wicked busy at work, which is a good thing in this economy, but not so good for his stress and helpfulness level at home ... but good.

Next week is another busy week, ending with being in a wedding on Saturday! Can't wait! I'll try to post more than once!! ;)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Happy Election Day!

Seriously, I was so pumped to vote you would have thought I turned 18 just yesterday! Connor and I popped on our "Vote" shirts this morning (ok, Connor's is a onsie, mine is a shirt - they didn't have onsies in my size ... so we didn't EXACTLY match ;) and headed on down to the local UAW to cast our vote for 'Change'. There was no huge line at 10am (bonus!) so we were in and out in a hurry ... which kind of made it anti-climatic, but meaningful just the same!

As important as it is for everyone to vote, my state, Kentucky, gets basically no attention from any candidate as we always vote the same way. Not Louisville necessarily, but Kentucky, Yes. I won't even go into the misunderstandings and misleadings of politics to unsuspecting folks who don't know any better than to just listen to what the newspapers and churches tell them to think .... really a moot point at this juncture. But I can imagine how exciting it must be to live in a state were something is really at stake - a "swing" state. How exciting!

And, I must also say how incredibly jealous I am of all my friends in Chicago getting to attend Obama's rally tonight! Lucky brats!! Back at home, we'll be watching the election coverage on an over-sized TV in the basement, eating pizza and drinking 'beverages' until what I have a feeling might be late into the night!

When we wake up tomorrow, no matter which side wins this election, this country will be on a new, exciting path! I can't wait! GET OUT AND VOTE!!!