Monday, September 28, 2009

Seriously? Its SEPTEMBER!

This was what we saw Sunday night driving home from a friends house. Yeah, and you can't see it very well, but the table that is outside to the left of the picture... it has garden plants for sale. I just don't know what to say. Wasn't there a time that they waited at least until after Halloween?

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Septemer 27, 2003

Worst blogger ever!

Okay, so maybe not THE worst but I think I rank up there! I have to say that I just don't feel like I am good at this. I keep saying I need to post and as things happen in life I think "oh, that would be a cute post" but then by the time I get close to the computer my motivation has subsided and I put off posting once again. I don't know how many people actually read this but if you don't know me in person, then you probably don't really feel like you know me at all!
Well, how about this... today started out pretty rough. When Evie and I got up this morning she had a short fuse for reasons still unknown. After unsuccessful attempts to communicate with her to find out what was wrong (yes, I know she is only 19 months old but usually we find a way past the lack of language barrier) and also multiple unsuccessful attempts to console my screaming child I left her crying on my bed and went downstairs to call my hubby. I think at that point I just needed to hear from someone who wasn't going to scream at me. This was soooo out of character for Evie and all the go to remedies had failed. He heard her in the background and said if I needed he could come home for a bit... I was refreshed by the potential for backup should I need it and so I told him to call before he was able to leave just to check in with us in case she had come to her senses. I then headed back upstairs to try again... within a few minutes I was able to calm her down and called off the backup when the offer came around again. This was not the only challenge today. A little later during a diaper change she decided to kick at me the whole time I was trying to change her... I am not a spanker (really the only time I want to spank her is when she has me all worked up and that is exactly when "they" say you should not spank your children) at this time I am usually able to find an underlying reason for the times she acts out and when I let her know I understand that she is (tired, hungry, teething, etc) and we work to alleviate that issue she immediately changes her behavior. She has even started to try to communicate more before just acting out I think because I have worked so much with her. Okay, so a bit off subject here... so back to the diaper change... she had me so frustrated after I tried several times to tell her that it was not okay and that it was not making me very happy etc that I finally just said to her "if you do not stop kicking me, then I am going to swat your bottom". I didn't yell it, I just said it very calmly but seriously. I am not sure if she knew what it meant exactly but some note of it got through to her and she stopped. At this point I thought that we both could use some time out of the house so we went for a run/walk for about 30-40 minutes. I am still trying to get more consistent with my exercise as I have not lost all the baby weight and I think I might be out of range for that excuse now. Nevertheless, I have decided that I would like to get to a more suitable weight before I would get pregant again so I better get going! On another topic, I never get sick, except that two Sundays ago I went from being fine at church to not feeling so hot and taking a nap after lunch and then ending up with a fever of 103 overnight and a sore throat (I mean, it was nasty looking - white spots and everything). Well, the fever went down to 101/100 on Monday and D stayed home from work to take care of Evie because, well if you have ever tried to do anything normal with a fever you know it is not fun. By Tuesday I was much better with just a slight fever maybe 99 ish and no sore throat. Well, then by Wednesday I had a cough but was pretty much better besides that... a week and a half later, I am still coughing. I probably should get checked out but I never expected it to last this long because like I said, I never get sick - really the last time before this that I got sick, I took all my homeopathy and herbs and stuff and was completely better the next day, I mean I woke up and felt like I had never been sick. Now looking back on this go 'round, I was not as stringent with my attack and maybe that had something to do with it? So the cough, it is in my chest and kind of itchy tickly feeling and so if anyone has any natural tips please share! Okay, so now that I have completely rambled on I will say goodnight because it is now 1:04 am here and I am slightly out of it. I will try to post in the next couple of days as it is our 6th anniversary on Sunday and we are going out to have some couple time Saturday while my parents come spend some time with Evie.

seriously? does she look like she could cause trouble?