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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

playgroup, rhea lana, and photobook project, o my!

had a fun fun fun time at playgroup today, it is awesome to see all the little ones starting to roll and talk!!.. not to mention the older ones interacting so cutely with each other!!... i look forward to tuesdays, i think it is my favorite day now.

tonight to rhea lana, i am so excited to see what this is all about!! i might just sign up to consign in fayetville if i end up liking this!.. hopefully i will find an ERGO!!! please please ooooo please... lets see.

currently am working on putting together my FREEEEEEE photobook from shutterfly, that Brooke reminded me about... whooops waited til the last minute, it has to be finished by today or i lose it... sooo the dad-in-law and i are working hard to get pictures in the right places to have a fantabulously fun book to show people.

other than this excitiness, petey is chewin his bone, the baby and in laws are napping, and i am about to figure out how to hook up a voip phone!

today is a very productive and fun day! i love these days

Monday, August 30, 2010

following the tao of dave ramsey!

ok sooooo we are officially grown ups!  with the house, the kid, and the dog!  however, we still have yet to get our picket fence.. that will go in the budget someday.... we set up our monthly expense plan for the upcoming pay periods.   YEAH BUDGETS ARE FUN!! and i am not being sarcastic .  they are great, especially when you see that you have extra left over for cool things you want, like vacations to Andaman, or Australia!!  i kind of felt like i was back in school doing homework for my math class.. but heck i always loved math ( even though i am not very good at it without a calculator)... soooo lets see how much we can set aside. i am ready to become a millionaire or at least start seeing the benji's rack up!!  ra ra ra  we got spirit yes we do, we got spirit how bout you??!!!!!!!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

sewing and relaxing and actin a fools!

okkkk soo i have been in desperate need of a new baby carrier ever since i fell in love the sling that karen gifted us.  i need one i can adjust.  sooooooooo the mom's and i tried to sew and finangle our own ring sling.  we trucked it to the tractor supply store for rings, and then hobby lobby for fabric.  The internet makes it looook sooooooo easy.. UM NOOOOO it is not.  we spent most of the afternoon using my bebe as a guinea pig taking her in and out of the silly thing to see if it fit properly to the point of her getting royally frustrated with us.  so scrapped the idea and started comparing carriers online.. and found that i have fallen in love with the ergo  ( THE MOST EXPENSIVE ONE ON THE MARKET)  grrrrrrreat!.. sooo abiding by dave ramsey i will be saving up!.. yeah.  so hopefully in a month it will be mine.. lets see!

Friday, August 27, 2010

overactive imagination

After becoming a mom it seems that my already overactive imagination has just become worse!... every sad story i hear, i begin to think... omygosh what if that happens to us, or my baby or my family.  it is ridiculous!.. i feel like crying all the time.. and after reading The Secret, i am scared into thinking happy..  because the theory is.... like attracts like.. sooo if i am thinking about something tragic and applying it to my life.. it will just happen to me or us too?????!!!!!!!  soo all the sad or disturbing news headlines out there i just try to avoid. i only listen to npr i avoid local news .  even though arkansas news is pleasantly calm as compared to kansas cities  shootings, 2 stabbings, 1 car-jacking and a partridge in a pear tree, on a nightly basis. by switching the channel,  i can remain blissfully ignorant, and live in a world coloured by my rose glasses.

here is what i read tonight that made me utterly sad.  i wish we could move our babies back to the front seat, or have some sort of alarm mechanism help remind the busy parents of today.  us included.

just another day

so excited, got my bebe's alice in wonderland apron dress in the mail today from "Boutique Mia" ( she is on etsy if you all are interested.  it is the cutest thing in the world!!!  she sent this to me as an apology for my original purchase not fitting quite right.. what a doll!.. now my bebe will look like a doll in this!!  today mimi and poppa are coming to see the little one!! so now she will have all grandparents under the same roof.. coool!.. right now just counting down the minutes.. house is pretty much clean.. just doing some budgeting and relaxing.. waiting for sleeping beauty's nap to be through so we can play!!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

need to get my bum in gear

 currently i am living the life of a retiree.  here is my schedule

wake up
tea time ( coffee for me)
rest watch tv

it is a very relaxed life, but i think i need to be heading to the gym during nap time or at least hit the walking track.

looks like santosh was on the same page. he just called and said be dressed and ready to go to the gym tonight... yeah!!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

now that i am a mom my nursing skills have gone kaput!

tonight my little one had a red streak on her nose radiating to her eye.  i noticed it earlier in the day but thought it might go away, then it seemed to grow. so i started worrying,, could this be a spider bite.. the kind that if not treated you could lose a limb,,, or in her case her nose.. ( yes i know overactive imagination... that is par for the course with me.. it has only gotten worse since i have become a mom ).. none the less i took her to the walkin clinic just to see what it was.. i am a nurse but it seems that my assessment skills go out the window when it comes to my bebe.. maybe because my emotions creep in.. grrrrrrrr  the walk in clinic nurse said to apply some cortisone to the area and it should go down by tomorrow.. i felt good.. so off to walgreens for cortisone cream.... none to be found in the baby section.. so perused the first aid section, and found it.. only to discover that it should be used with caution in children under 12.. grrrrrrreat.. back to square one.  soooo i didn't get it.. and i am just going to watch it.  maybe a+d will help.. using the power of positive thinking... tomorrow my babies face will be clear and beautiful like every other day of her awesome life!!!  sleepy time is sinking in she needs her baby doll.... time to go lay her down to dream land!
Helped mother-in-law cook masoor daal today.. it was yummy.. finally i know the secret to making it quick.  it used to take me forever!..

just took a shower for the second time today, cause my bebe blessed me with regurgitated milk.. loverly!.

think i wanna get the multi coloured ring sling, but according to dave ramsey i have to wait to build up the cash for it.. so i am excited for that day to come.. thank karen for giving us our initial sling it has beeeeen a life saver... how ridiculous is it that the exciting part of my day is the hope for someday soon having a sling for the bebe.. hahah..

watching ellen, and blogging.. i should be washing the cloth diapers... ok guess i will get to it!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

ok happy stuff

My favorite part of the day, is dusk, or tea time as of late.  this is when we all get to sit around and relax and discuss topics of the day.  my other favorite time is dawn, when i get to see the sunshine of a smile that my daughter shares with me upon awakening.

This is new

I am a first time blogger~ all be it i have scrap booked my whole life.  I have always enjoyed sharing my life with others.. some may think it bragging, others may be interested.  regardless, blogging allows one to just talk to their hearts content.  so how to start.. there have been so many exciting events before this blog was started, that it would be neat to catch you all up on how we got to where we are, and where we plan to go, but probably the best thing would just be to write what comes to mind.  

i have been shook down to my core, 
the freedom we perceive is no more.  
we are not living in progressive times, 
there are still people out there with small minds.
i will try to look at this with an open eye,
unlike the idiots that make me want to cry.
forget the assholes, forget the bigots, 
this is my land, i will not be made to fidget
i will live and let live, so please mr. bigot, git over yurself and and let us live too without fear of your insecurities beating us down.
ok now to the bath to get the colour back in my hair.  more later.