Monday, October 29, 2007

Quick Update!! Hog podge of things

I am soo stinkin tired from all the late night watching the games with football and baseball but it was well worth it after last night! Can you believe it? Tonight I will get to watch the recorded Sunday shoes like Kitchen Nightmares and whatever else was on and tomorrow my favorite show of all time!!!! HOUSE!!! I am so sucked into that show. Thank goodness I can record these things because I would never watch anything good if I had to be on a schedule about it. The TV mostly stays off in the house till the baby is asleep and I never put it on during the day. Anyone want to come pass out candy for me on Wed night? I am so unfun and really hate giving candy on Halloween.. The dog barking the baby whining and me having to get up and guess what they are dressed as.. I am always wrong!

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Oh , how I truly hate what technology has become.

Right at this moment it is X-Box and everything about it, that is driving me batty. Rob plays it whenever he can!! It is fired up before Logan is even down for a nap, or bedtime, when I go to bed he stays up and plays (coming to bed around 2:00). I hate that it is online and they all talk to one another over those stupid headsets too!!! I find it super annoying!! They name call and yell back and forth.. and talk trash to one another. I think it is silly.. I mean I am all for chat and message boards but to talk live to people and fight with them over video games is so unsettling to me.

Over all I feel like technology has made our relationship what it is.. Between the 2 laptops, Rob's Blackberry (which is online), Rob's I Pod Touch (which is online), and Rob's X-Box (which is online). Getting in his car to food shop is always painful. We sit in the drive way for at least 2 minutes while he checks his email on his phone then sets up his I Pod up to hear his favorite play list. I sit and huff and get annoyed and he ignores me. At home we don't ever have a conversation or spend any time together. He is totally obsessed with technology and having it available to him at every moment. So I have become dependent on my computer. Even when we sit and watch a show together now someone or both of us are on-line.
Is this totally insane or are other families like that too.

I refuse to have Logan watch TV and video games. I really only let him watch a tiny bit of tv once in a while like 20 minutes a week since he was 12 months (before that I woulds never let him watch even a second of it). I am all about imaginative play and learning to entertain yourself through exploration. I hate to use the tv as a sitter.. But once a week or so if I am out of ideas and he is making me nutty I give in.. I plan to hold strong at least until he is 2 like is recommended. But even then I will really limit all that tv watching.

ok rant over.. Maybe I will be in a better mood by the next post!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


I am now officially way uncomfortable and pregnant!
  1. It hurts to walk, stand, move and lay down!!
  2. I have a hard time doing dishes and bathing Logan because my big belly hits the sink and tub when I try to lean over it. I have to go in sideways.
  3. I can no longer shave because I can't see and I can't move the belly aside either and it is so firm I have a hard time bending to get my shoes on.
  4. I have tons of pain in the pelvis area especially when I walk (which I try to do everyday during the week).
  5. I now really miss belly sleeping.
  6. Eating large meals makes breathing difficult!! Shoot and all the good food holidays are coming up.
  7. This baby's feet are so high he is pretty darn close to kicking me in the boobs.. and that is some feat since they were never that large to begin with!!!
  8. I am not sleeping well AT ALL! Trouble falling asleep and staying asleep is impossible with a husband who plays Halo all night, a dog that sleeps at and on my feet, a baby who hears everything wakes at night, and a cat that find all things that make noise during the night!!
  9. Heartburn is unbearable! And I am gonna hurt the next person that tells me about TUMs as if I haven't been taking them for the past 6 months!
  10. To top it all off I went walking this morning and on the way back it started raining on all of us (Dog, Baby and mommy).

Friday, October 19, 2007

Two more >>>> more to come ;-)

These are just the tiniest most adorable little things!!! I can't wait to put some on my Dec. baby :)

My Question to All

Why do people find the need to ask questions even when the answer is obvious? It's more of an accusation phrased as a question. I mean I am also guilty... but I wonder also why I choose to do this.. I will give you an example. I come home and the kitchen trash is beyond over filled and I say. "Did you forget to empty the trash?" after I have already seen that it was not emptied. It is like this need to rub in the fact that it wasn't done.

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What With.......??????

Why do kids put their fingers up there nose when they are nervous or not sure what else to do?

Logan, and I recently found out my niece too, put their fingers up their nose when they are nervous and or bored. That is certainly not something he picked up from watching me. I PROMISE!!! Maybe back in the day I may have been a nose picker but truly I gave that up some time ago. It's not even that he is picking. Instead he is acting as if he needs to fill that small hole and leave his finger there for rest.

Why does Logan cry at the doctors?? Before they even touch him??? He sees the stethoscope and throws a holy tantrum!!! Yesterday I had an appointment. Ya, me... not him.. ME!! They came in to take my blood pressure with the cuff and stethoscope and if he could of he would have scaled the stroller and high tailed it right out of that room.. Tears where streaming down his face and he was wailing. They never touched him, just me. Then he cried again when we got into the next room. I had to hold him at my side while I had my exam (T.M.I. ahead) which included an internal cervix check :). High and tight I am, cause I know you were interested in what they found.

Why do kids tear things apart and throw toys , just to cry till you help them rectify the problem. Then do it again? Plus they tattle on themselves.. "Uh Oh". I know that is another thing I have not taught my son.. I never call myself out on mistakes. "Hey!!!! Look what I just did wrong!!" Ok those words never come out of my mouth and if they did it would sound more like.. "Hey!! Look at what a dumb ass I am!"

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Pimping out my Bootie-Slippers

So I realize I have been M.I.A., but I have been busy pitching my booties. I have had 5 people recently asking about wholesale or drop shipping my Bootie-Slippers in the last month. So far I have had one woman follow through and purchase some for her gift buckets. I have another that is on hold till spring, and this past week got 3 more tentative offers out of no where. One for a retail store, one for an on-line children's boutique, and one for gift baskets. It got my wheels in motion and I wrote a cover letter/ introduction to my product/ sales pitch :), and made a brochure for pricing and other information. I sent out 18 boxed and ready free samples today with all my ordering and contact information and my pitch letter. I am hoping that maybe 3 or 4 will be interested. That on top of the other few that may pan out and my own site business will be more then enough to keep me on my toes. I'll keep you informed on any progress.

Oh and I wanted to share a few of the special holiday Bootie-Slippers I have been making.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Infant and Children's Cold Meds

Just an FYI:
Local Stores Pulling Kids Cold Medicine Off Shelves

(Providence, MA) -- Drug makers are voluntarily pulling children's cold
medicines off store shelves because there's the risk of overdose in
Pharmacists, chain store workers, and others in Rhode Island, where the
products are sold, have been removing them. The action comes amid a
by Johnson & Johnson's McNeil Consumer Healthcare Unit. New information
shows the possibility of overdose with the medications, particularly
children younger than two-years-old. The recalled items include:
Concentrated Infants' TYLENOL Drops Plus Cold, Concentrated Infants'
Drops Plus Cold & Cough, PEDIACARE Infant Drops Decongestant, PEDIACARE
Infant Drops Decongestant & Cough, PEDIACARE Infant Dropper
PEDIACARE Infant Dropper Long-Acting Cough, and PEDIACARE Infant Dropper
Decongestant & Cough products.

Thankfully I don't use any of these but incase any of you do..

Thursday, October 11, 2007

My Adorable Husband.....NOT!

After informing me that he would not be home for dinner, I sort out the rest of my night with the baby. At 10:30 I head to bed and for what ever reason I can't seem to get myself to stop thinking.. At 12:30 Rob walks, or should I say stumbles in the front door. He collapses on the couch for 30 or 40 minutes till he decides he is spinning and fumbles his way to the bathroom. He spends the next hour and a half or so heaving on the floor of the bathroom. While I keep going back and forth to make sure I hear noise and he hasn't drown him self in the toilet or something.

At 3:00 AM, He comes into the room barely standing and still dressed. The sleeping dog awoke to an unexpected figure approaching him and went into attack mode.. For the dog, that really means bark like crazy while trying to escape.. The dog pissed him self all over me, trying to scramble on top of me, while Rob was reaching for him to shut him up..

Rob falls into the bed still dressed and falls asleep while I have to get up and clean the pee off my blanket, pillow and my arm :( I got 2 hours of sleep till the baby woke up crying and I feel wonderful. If you really want to see what a mood I am in feel free to call and test me.. I might hurt someone today.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

What a Day!

So today started as any other day would. Breakfast and play time, followed up by a snackaroo. At 10:30 I headed off to put my tired but still silly and happy child down for a nap. As I am doing this I hear my dog barking frantically in the back yard and wonder what he is acting up about. So I rush the baby into his crib and walk my bra less, un-showered, mopey ass to the back door to see what the racket was. And for the 3rd time in less then 2 weeks I see an unexpected visitor peering in my back door (all of my doors are glass). Let me tell you, no matter who it is and no matter the time of day, it is always freaky to find someone peeking in your doors and windows.

So from there my day of peace and sewing crumbles. I now have company. The baby refuses to sleep with the commotion, so I get him up. I call my mother and she brings lunch by and we all visit for a bit.. at 12:30 I change the baby and throw him right in the crib. My unexpected visitor decides it is time to skedaddle and she does. The baby goes down without a fight. I get two pairs of booties sewn and sort some mail.

At this point the baby wakes up wailing like a maniac. I get him up and he continues to cry. He decides it is best to remain fussy for the remainder of the afternoon. He frantically switched from laughing to crying and back to laughing. After 30 minutes of this I called my dad to come visit him so I could have some relief. He held the same attitude and held firm that he would not be in a good mood for longer then a few seconds at a time.

In case you wondered, he is still a mess and did not take a second nap before dinner because it got too late :( It has been a long day!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

I Even Get Junk Mailed In Blogs


Four jobs I've had in my life:
1. WAHM (BePe Baby)
2. Special Education Teacher
3. Bartender/ Waitress
4. House Cleaner/ Nanny

Four places I've been on vacation:
1. Hawaii
2. St Lucia
3. Jamaica
4. Thailand

Four of my favorite movies

(in no special order)
1. 10 Things I Hate About You
2. Save The Last Dance
3. Pretty Women
4. Napoleon Dynamite

Four places I've lived:
Feeling a bit too private for this one but I haven't lived that many places anywhere and all within the same state :)

Four of my favorite foods:
2. lays potato chips
3. brownies or ice cram it is a tie

4. Cheddar cheese

Four places I would rather be right now:
1. Sleeping
2. Shopping
3. five months in the future
4. no where

Four people I think will respond: I'm tagging the following people

No One (LOL) I am killing this chain mail right here :)

Friday, October 5, 2007

Another Toy Recall!

I can only imagine how many more are to come.

Yes I Am a Dork!

I went to see "So You Think You Can Dance" Last night. It is a dance show and the top ten finalists are touring. It was a good time. I felt a bit odd when the teeny boppers would scream like mad over the male dancers, although they are adorably cute (Neil, Danny, Pasha, Kameron, and Domenic) . People sitting around me kept starring at me and a few made comments about making sure I could get out quick if I went into labor. Got home late and didn't get enough sleep but it was worth it to have a night out. :)

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Do you have young kids?

If you do, you should watch this. It is so neat. My girlfriend shared it with me earlier today. I felt so sad for that little boy and was chocking up while watching but man oh man is that impressive!!! They don't currently have this anywhere near me and it seems very limited areas have trainers right now but if you are interested in checking on your area look at this site.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Is It Just Me???

I am not sure if I am socially awkward or if other people feel the same way. I am interested in finding out if I am alone in this..

I am completely annoyed by non-meaningful phone calls. I hate sitting on the phone in silence with nothing to say. I can't stand the crap talk "what's up?".... "Nothing.".... What's up with you?" when no one has anything new to say and called for no reason other then they are bored. Truly I would rather be left alone. I don't mind a little chit chat about someone's day or the latest drama in your life. But please don't call me to sit and say nothing and just to breath on the phone during your ride home from work. I am as worn out as anyone else and still have dinner to cook, feed my family and eat, clean up, have playtime, pick up toys, bath my son, and finish bedtime routines all before I can relax. After work is when families eat and unwind correct? Am I alone in this way of thinking?

When I walk around my neighborhood, I try not to see people. If I have the option of turning down a street instead of coming face to face with someone I will. I think it is very odd to walk all the way up to someone while they are in view the entire time. I am never comfortable staring at them till I reach them to say hello, and I feel even more odd if I purposefully look away until I reach them. Is that odd? I feel even more uncomfortable if I have to pass the same person twice.

I will stop here before I sound any worse but I having been wondering about this...

Monday, October 1, 2007

Hard Head

Logan fell while trying to look out the glass door and got a decent sized bump on his head over the weekend. Rob decided that we should ice it. So he grabbed a bag of frozen spinach and slopped it against Logan's head.. Logan was less then amused. It did end the crying though, since he was instead focused on getting that cold, crinkly, crunchy, silly looking thing off of his head.