Monday, September 27, 2010

Motherload or is it Motherlode

Whichever-it is a good blog for us Mommys out there.

Thanks TF for the tip!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

let's talk.

Since I've been a SAHM, I'll be honest-I stink at conversation other than "baby" chit-chat or conversations on what I want to change in the house. Sadly my news updates are via facebook, my Mom, or occasionally Jon Stewart.

I know, lame.

So as of today I'm tasking myself to read up (via the "c"rackberry) the latest daily news.

I have to add some insight back into my life. If anything to help with "date night" conversation.

becareful what you wish for...

A friends facebook profile status said something like this recently. Her business is doing some amazing things and well-I'm assuming it's amazing and scary at the same time.

Growing up I was going to be an "artist". I did well in art, everyone praised my skill, it came naturally to me - so of course that is what I'd do. But what kind of art? Photography? No-too messy with all the chemicals - though cool. Painting? Same thing. I loved working with oil paint-but realistically that wasn't going to happen in my own apartment. Graphic design? Nah. Not the same feeling for me. Sculpture? Possibly-but ask me to define what sculpture meant to me and I couldn't.

So what kind of artist would I be? All I knew, and still know, is that I have to create something with my hands monthly - weekly if I can. I've always dreampt of creating something and people appreciating my creation.

So I dreaming about how to make that happen-and what "that" is. I'm scared and excited that my wish will come true.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

the debate.

Every time we, we meaning - my husband, me, and the baby, leave the house the debate always comes up.

"Do we need every thing in the diaper bag?"


"Why are we bringing so much stuff?"

What my wonderful husband doesn't understand is how we DO need everything.

What if we need that 3rd diaper? (Which we have.) Or the one toy that makes her smile? Don't forget about the back-up bottle or cheerios. Oh my!

But what really always overloads the darn bag is MY stuff. There are a few items I'm not willing to give up. I am keeping my beautiful leather wallet, my make-up case, and my sunglasses -- even if they push the limit of the bag. I can't give up any more of the little bits of me left. I realize if I did, the stuffed diaper bag would be less stuffed, but I need some of ME in that bag. I no longer tote around a hot bag of my own, so at the least I need the inside to reflect the old Cat.

Maybe if I explained this to my husband the debate would be understood-and the question would be answered before we leave the house...

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Things I thought I knew and things I had no clue about...

When I found out I was pregnant I knew things were going to be different. I was going to put on weight (sigh -something not new - but in "new" places for me), I was going to be tired, I was going craving things to eat, - and then if all went well, I would have a healthy baby. All those things came true.

But what I didn't know is that I would get carpal tunnel during my pregnancy - so bad, I had to wear braces. After the baby arrived, I'd get wrist tendonitis (still have it 8.5 months later, 3 Dr visits, wrists guards at night, and 2 rounds of cortisone shots.) I also didn't know that I get eczema bad - like when I was a kid, all over my hands and legs -  and contact dermatitis on my fingers - from washing, washing, and washing my hands. These are 'sexy' (NOT) things I didn't know about....

So off to the skin Dr tomorrow - baby in tow....It's all worth it. Just saying "I had no clue!"