Today while I was hanging out with my pink eye infested child for the second time this week, I got a chance to read my “Real Simple” magazine. In the Life Lessons section there was an article written by a woman named Julie Rottenberg about her incredible love of sleep. As this woman was telling her story I realized that her life and mine were so similar. She talked about how when she was young and would go to slumber parties she would always sleep in way later than all the other girls. I was telling Keith tonight about how I used to be the same way, and how when I would go to slumber parties there was a time when the parents had to wake me up because it was noon, and all the other girls had been picked up, and I was still asleep on the floor in my sleeping bag. I love sleep so much that when I was in high school I would put on my pajamas as soon as I got home from school and take a nap. Even now, if someone were to give me a day to myself, with nothing to do, and I got to do whatever I wanted, I would probably sleep until 1 p.m., and then take a nap sometime during the day. It’s not that I am lazy, although I can be at times, it’s just that I LOVE SLEEP! I remember after I had Ellie, when I was sleep deprived, my mom told me that before I knew it I wouldn’t be able to remember my life before having a child, and I said “Yes I will, I slept a lot”. I love my child, but I might love her a little more when she learns the art of sleeping in.
“BABE!” January 28, 2009
Keith and I rarely call each other by our names, we usually call each other “Babe”. A couple of weeks ago Ellie caught on to this, because when she and I were in the shower and I told her it was time to get out she yelled “Babe”. You see, when I am done giving Ellie a shower I always call for Keith to come and get her out so that I don’t have to worry about drying off her and myself. When I call him I always yell “Babe”. Unless of course he doesn’t come because he doesn’t hear me, then I yell “KEITH”, and it is much louder. So back to my story, She yells “Babe”, which we both thought was very funny and cute. Well now she has started referring to us both as “Babe” all the time. Just today she has said, “Hi Babe”, “Got it Babe”, and “Let’s go Babe” at different times today. She also occasionally calls Keith by his first name, which I think is awesome.
I Don’t Believe In Curses, But I Think My Car Has One. January 26, 2009
Keith and I have had the Subaru for less than two and a half years, and in that time it has been broken into, smashed into other cars twice, horribly scratched, and today run into while parked. Today I was at the grocery store getting Ellie out of the car when all of a sudden I hear honking and then scrapping, which I realize is the scrapping of another car against mine. I was pretty upset, and to make matters worse the woman kept calling Ellie a boy even though she was wearing a pink coat. After we were done exchanging info the woman says something like, OK so I guess your husband will call my husband and get everything figured out. I’m sorry…WHAT? What is this the 1950’s? Are our husbands going to get together and drink whiskey and smoke cigars and talk about what awful drivers their silly wives are?
So today we took Ellie out to ride her new tricycle, and since it was a little chilly out I decided she needed a sweater. When we were at my mom’s house last Summer she had me go through some of my old stuff, and in it we found this sweater. It used to belong to me when I was a child. I was a pretty big Miss Piggy fan back in the day. The sweater barely fit over Ellie’s big belly, so unfortunately today was the only day that she will be able to wear it, because it has now been retired to the keepsake drawer.
This Is Where I Live – Part 3 January 24, 2009
Today as I was driving home from work, about a block from our house I saw a man riding a bicycle…and he had a large lizard on his neck. When I saw this I actually wasn’t caught off guard by it at all. I guess that means that I’m becoming as strange as the place I live.
The Beginning Of The End. January 22, 2009
So as you all know, I joined Facebook yesterday, and I am a little less disappointed in myself then I was 24 hours ago. I had been pressured for so long to join and I held out as long as I could, but sorry Babe, a man other than my husband convinced me to cave. My best friend from high school Chris Lee, who by the way is single ladies, swayed me be telling me how many people we used to go to school with that he had found, and had found him. Since I love a little nostalgia, that was all I needed. Since joining I have found lots of people that I haven’t seen in years, which makes me wonder…if I wasn’t really friends with someone back then, can I be “friends” with them now? I spent the entire night watching Lost with the computer on my lap looking for people I once knew. I hate to say it, but I think I’m hooked. I knew it would happen which is probably why I didn’t want to join in the first place. At least I don’t have access to a computer with internet connection at work. I’d surely be fired.
The Girls Are Back In Town… January 21, 2009
…or at least they were last weekend. This is April, Mandy, and Nicole, and me of course. April came from Vegas, Mandy came from New York, and Nicole came from down the street. These were the ladies that I worked with at Chili’s in Irvine, and shared about three years of my life with. The three of them were in my wedding, and we had some of the best and craziest times together. I have tons of memories with these girls and I love them so much. The four of us probably could not be more different from each other in our likes, dislikes, and beliefs, but we were still great friends. Oh, and I’m sure she would want you all to know, that April is pregnant not fat.