Sunday, May 22, 2011

Whirling Dervish

The days and weeks have flown by and will continue to do so.  It's my boy child's birthday today, he turned 5 and apparently wanted to start his fifth year out with a new 'do.  He decided to cut his hair last night and I had no option but to buzz it off.  Lovely.  I did not cry.  But I did think about it.

I'm sticking okay with the gluten free.  To be honest, at times it's difficult because I'm not outwardly symptomatic however I know that my body inside is not doing well.  That is hard to remember when that damn pizza smells so frickin' fantastic.  But the majority of days are gluten free and I'm still on the hunt for new recipes all the time.  I'm searching for some gluten free bread and will be resorting to baking my own here this week.  Hoping that goes well.

The big news this week is that we are getting a dog.  Yes, a sign that I am officially crazy.  I've got two weeks until the walk, I'm working FT with a PT job and have two kids who are high energy and require extra attention for their needs....and I'm adding a dog.  A selfish part of me longs for this.  A dog that needs a walk, and because I cannot take the damn time for myself, this way I can do walks, etc for him (and for me).  He's 7 and a boxer.  And loves to sleep!  The family met with him last weekend and things look like a great fit, so he should be joining our family this next weekend hopefully.

I have three more things to do before bed, so I better get scootin'.  I think longingly of blogging throughout the days, but this month simply have not taken the time.  I'm crashing into bed at night and looking forward to things to wind down soon.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

8 Years

Eight years ago today, I was lying in a hospital bed not fully comprehending what was happening to me.  I knew I was having a baby, but no clue as to how sick I was getting throughout the day.  Our four pound guppy was born just after 3pm and I barely got to see her before she was whisked off.  I spent that night recovering and finally got down to see her the next morning where I held her for the first time.  Eight years.  I can recall moments of that day precisely and  yet it seems so long ago.  We got off to a rocky start and quite frankly, life with that child has been an adventure ever since.

She's growing into a lovely young lady and is in the between stage of little girl/young lady.  One who enjoys her Littlest Pet Shop and Tink, but yet wants to jam to Katy Perry or Lady Gaga.  I can see her dreams and want to do whatever I can to help her achieve those dreams.

I love that little girl.  I sure do.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Vote for us!

My mom and I entered a local "Mother & Daughter" look-a-like contest and I'd appreciate your vote!!  I'd love for her to get some extra pampering!

Bird Watch

This bird made me smile.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

When you get older

Time sure flies by when you are older.  I recall my grandma and other "old" folks when I was young saying that time goes faster when you are older.  I scoffed at the idea.  Now I know it's true. Between appointments, busy work schedules, volunteer items and other various family things...the calendar has been full.  Wow.

I've got several Disney clients that I'm working with helping plan some pretty awesome vacations.  I'm quite jealous at the moment and was hoping I could fit into someone's suitcase, but I think I need to work out a bit more for that to happen.  And with the expected free dining offer coming soon, things will pick up more most likely.  I love what I do though, which makes it worth it. 

We are just over a month out from the Promise Walk and I am, like usual, behind in planning.  I'm not really sure where March and April went, so May is going to be busy as well with planning.  Trying to find entertainment and gather ideas for keeping the kids busy on walk day, continuing to gather sponsors for the raffle and monetary donations, getting the posters/brochures together and printed and distributed.  Thankfully I have a woman who stepped up to assist me this year, which has been a lifesaver this week in accomplishing all of the things we still need to take care of.  I know it will all come together, it always does.  But I also know that I'm a lunatic the month prior as we come closer to walk day.

Ari continues to be doing awesome with her moods and worries.  We have a follow up with the doc in a week or so.  Phoenix has been more of a challenge lately, pushing boundaries and just plain being a stinker.  J and I both have had lots of extracurriculars happening and things have been more bumpy lately, which is just plain great let me tell you.  Not. 

On a fun note, I'm prepping with some fellow ladies for a NKOTB concert in July.  Crimper, 80's clothes.  It's going to be fantastic! 

I think that's a quick recap of what's been happening with me. I have intended to sit down and write, but honestly by the time 10pm rolls around, I'm wiped.  I haven't had much time to take for myself and haven't taken the short time I have had for myself, but that's about to change.  It always takes a busy time for me to remember to nurture myself.