Monday, April 29, 2013

What do you mean it's almost May?

May.  It's almost May.  Which means Mother's Day, which means that after that is Father's Day, then it's Fourth of July, then it's the Geek's birthday, and then it's kidlet's birthday and then Labor Day, and yeah, where did 2013 go? 

No, seriously, where did this year go?  It's already May and I feel like I haven't accomplished hardly anything.  I'm going to San Diego in June, kidlet will be 2 years old this year, it's just insanity to me that it's already May.

Which brings me to Mother's Day, love it or hate, celebrate it or don't, it's a big thing in most households.  Kidlet, the Geek, and his family will be going with me to the zoo.  I'm so excited, I love the zoo and I can't wait to see kidlet's reaction to everything.  She's going to have an awesome time :)  So if you celebrate or don't, have a Happy Mother's Day, or if you're like me, every day is Mother's Day :)

Monday, February 4, 2013

Things my child says...

I like to have conversations with my daughter.  Granted she's only 17 months old, but I enjoy talking to her.  Mostly because she responds with either gibberish or just repeats whatever I'm saying, but she does ask for milk when she wants milk and to be held.  She's learning and it's amazing to watch.  The best part though by far is the things she says to me.

Me: "Do you want your milk?"

Kidlet: "NO!"

Me: "Are you sure you don't want your milk?" I ask as I hand it to her.

Kidlet: "NO!"  She tells me as she grabs her milk and then walks off.

Me: "I don't think that word means what you think it means."

The Geek: "We should watch Princess Bride."

These are typically how conversations in my home go. 

We have now taught kidlet to say things such as Hi and Bye, which she likes to say over and over and over again until she gets a response.  Most people are happy to tell her Hi or Bye, we've had a few who have not been so pleased, but it doesn't seem to bother kidlet.  She can also say kitty, big kitty, Mama, Papa (which is what she calls me sometimes), Daddy, door, window, ut-oh, she also says Bless You when we sneeze, she's learning so much and just taking it all in and it's a joy to watch. 

I really do enjoy my conversations with my daughter.

Beer commercials that you make cry

Super Bowl Sunday has come and gone and there were two commercials that stood out for me.  The Budweiser commercial about the Clydesdale made me tear up, I'm serious, I was actually in tears watching that commercial.  I've never cried over beer much less a beer commercial but I cried last night watching that horse reunite with his former owner.  I grew up on a horse farm and I think that's why it hit so close to home for me.  The second commercial that I absolutely adored was the Dodge commercial about being a farmer, I admit, I shed a few tears during that one too.  I really didn't have any others that I was all that impressed with, although the Dorito's commercial with the goat was pretty funny.  My team didn't win, but it was fun to watch so all in all a good day.  I still tear up every time I think of that Clydesdale.

Losing weight sucks

I made a New Year's resolution to attain my goal weight this year.  I know I'm not alone in this resolution and I know I'm not the only struggling in this resolution.  I find that when I am brutally honest with myself I realize that I'm not seeing the results I want because I'm not putting forth the effort I should be.  Sure I work out and I count my calories, but what about those little calories that I don't put in, the I just ate one Hershey kiss no need to track it, or I worked out I walked on my treadmill, but I could have done it on an incline and at a higher speed and for 45 minutes instead of 30 minutes. 

*Sigh* Here it is four days into February and I'm still struggling.  I have a good week, lose a bit, then lose some more, and then manage to find some way to sabotage myself and have to start all over again.  Tonight I'm headed after to the grocery store in search of fruit and vegetables and tomorrow I will plan to work out for longer and a higher speed.  I've found that I just have to take one day at a time.