Tuesday, September 28, 2010
I'm not one of these mom bloggers who only write about how hunky dory everything is. I'm sure you've figured that out already. I get why some moms only write about the positive stuff in their family lives..who wants to read someone whining and complaining all the time? I wouldn't read me either if that was the deal. But right now, for me..things aren't so hunky dory and I'm needing to vent...and, it's ok to be able to look back someday and think..so it wasn't all pretty sunsets all the time.
Right now I'm lacking a lot of sleep, cranky with my husband who gets to travel and stay in nice hotels and dine in fancy restaraunts while we eat frozen mac and cheese for the 3rd night this week..I'm short with the kids, barely shower, and walk around in Yo-Baby yogurt splattered clothes looking enviously at all the put together moms out there.
I do know that if we were watching the pretty sunsets every night we'd probably get bored..or we'd criticize it somehow, or not pay as much attention to it.
I just think I'm ready to go watch a pretty sunset.
And maybe sleep for 12 hours.
Monday, September 27, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
So here's a funny story for ya. A couple weeks ago I'm in Target with the baby and a woman approaches me. She's asking me how old Griffy is, what his name is etc. She has a baby with her not much older than mine plus a whole gaggle of kids following her. I say to her.."Wow, and you're having another". She said no and walked away. Crap. I could not get out of that store fast enough. I SWEAR, in my own defense, this woman looked 9 months pregnant. I felt like crap the rest of the day. Here comes the funny part in this story...or at least you'll think so..I'm still in tears. After a VERY trying morning..I go to Target (yes, I know, again...the same store no less. You'd think I'd have learned my lesson)...and I'm starting to feel better. Found a cute Halloween costume for Griffin..some cute Frye boot knockoffs for me..drinking my Pumpkin Spice latte from Starbucks..my day is looking up! I go to checkout and the cashier boy is over the top friendly... asking me how my day was...chatting with Griffy...blah blah blah. Are you ready for this? He says to me..." Is this your first GRANDCHILD?" I literally froze. And then I looked at him and said.."Dude, I'm Forty freakin two..not 62." And I left. In tears. And then I started laughing. Pay back.
* I have to add...that when I said to the "non-pregnant" woman.."wow, you're having more"..I said it like.."wow, you're so lucky..I wish I was having more"....
Monday, September 20, 2010
This is Stephen's 3rd year rowing..first on Varsity. It is such a cool sport to watch and we've met so many great families through it. He trains really hard to be on the team. At one point he was complaining about how hard it was this year and he didn't seem to be enjoying it as much. His coach recognized this and put him in a seat that made him work even harder. When I picked him up that evening he was so excited because he had a great practice. I think he just needed someone (besides his parents) to believe in him. That's good coaching in my opinion.
When did organized sports become so competitive? Kids are being groomed at 5 years old to be the next star lacrosse player. I don't get it. I don't like it either. If you haven't picked up a lacrosse stick or a football before middle school you can probably forget trying out.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Could someone please smack me over the head the next time you hear me say something along the lines of..."oh look at that cute pregnant woman..I want to be pregnant"..or..."oh to swaddle a newborn again..Steve, let's have another". Ok? Seriously. I'm done.
This was a crappy week. It was our first full week of school and man am I glad it's Friday. Remember me talking about all the sweet little one on one moments me and the baby were going to have once the kids went back to school? We'll snuggle and take naps together and read books and go to the beach. No, instead I'm head butted every time I try to snuggle or lie down for a nap with him. I look like I've been in a fight...bruises and scratches all over my body.
Monday, September 13, 2010
So you know my latest obsession? Canning. I know..any reason to put an apron on and I'm there. You know I love my aprons...now if I could just get the darn sewing machine out and make my own I'd really be a happy girl. Anyway, this summer I made jam and pickles. And today I made tomato sauce. I went to the farm stand and bought 14 pounds of Plum tomatoes.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
This weekend started out with the arrival and quick departure of Earl. He was nothin. After he left, the rest of the weekend was gorgeous. Our friends came down from NH and this time brought the husbands and spent the night. We had a fabulous spread out on the beach....good food, wine, s'mores..and lots and lots of laughs.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Can you see the water squirting up from the sand? That's a clam.