Tuesday, September 20, 2011

New Post at the New Digs!

I have a new post up over at the new blog.


Don't forget to update bookmarks and readers!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Taking Action.

I do not just talk, I do!  I know that I am going to lose readers with the move.  That is a fact of life.  But my blog has always been a personal thing for me, and I will be better able to grow as a blogger with WP.

I have new digs over at wordpress!


Come on over and take a look around!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Thinking about it...

I am thinking of making the move to wordpress.  I am fed up with the blogger comment system, and third party comment systems are not working for me.  I just feel too separated from my readers.  I have played with wordpress a little bit, and it seems like it would be a good move.  I will be better able to respond to comments, and the blog would be able to grow with me.  I just need to play with it enough to get a blog set up the way I want.  Hopefully it will happen over the next week or two.

I had my first run with my other moms on Thursday.  It was good.  I liked how it felt to run with other moms.  It felt good.  Looking forward to the run next week.  The pace was good, and I probably could have run longer, but I did not want to overdo.  Now I really ought to sign up for the race.

I have been recording food with WW again.  I may even have a IRL person I can get support from.  That will hopefully help both of us stick with it and succeed.

My weekend is going to be slow.  No babysitters are available, so we are doing date night at home.  But our stay-cation is next week, so we will get more time together then.

Hope your weekend is relaxing and fun!

Now I am going to enjoy the last of nap time while it lasts.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Naptime battles. Again.

I know this child is tired, but he will not go to sleep.  I have spent the past hour waiting for him to get tired and go down for a nap.  The only way he will remotely be sleepy is in my lap sucking on an empty boob.  I did not have the patience to deal with that today.  At least not until I had something to eat.

I finally decided just to put him in the crib and let him cry, as that seems to be the only way today.  He fell asleep in the car on the way home from playgroup, and he got just enough sleep to make him feel more awake.  I hate it when that happens.  So I have escaped downstairs where the crying is not nearly as loud.  Apparently it is the end of the world that he is in the crib by himself, awake. 

I suspect I am going to have to go in there and get him out and let him sit in my lap until he actually falls asleep.  Because he is still crying hard enough to bring the house down. Sigh.  But I am going to finish my lunch first.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Touchy Feely Tuesday.

  • I finally manged to run a 1/2 mile.  It was probably one of the slowest 1/2 miles ever, but I did it!  I actually ran three 1/2 mile stretches today during my work out.  Gives me hope that I can actually do a 5K by Thanksgiving.  Especially with training.
  • Grocery shopping was a mess today.  My mother had a hair appointment this morning, but she still wanted to watch Little Guy while I shopped.  So the store was crazy by the time I go there.  It was senior discount day, so the older set was out in force.  I managed it, but I forgot a few things, so I still have to go back and get the things I forgot.  At least I got most of it.
  • I know there was other stuff I wanted to talk about, but that is all I can remember. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Saturday Night Musings.

We are having a date night at home tonight, and Hubby is off getting provisions. BWW and alcohol.  One advantage to date night at home is that everyone can get a little tipsy, and no one needs to worry about driving home.  Just sayin'.

I think I may have one of the most active children in my mother's group.  My guy was the first to take off running, and he ran off twice as much as any of the other children.  One mother of another active boy told me that she thought her child was bad, and then she saw my child.  Sigh.  I guess that is the cross I have to bear.  Maybe the next child will not be as active?  We can only hope?

The baby wearing play group was a success!  Everyone wants to do it again next month.  I am pretty excited.  I think it went really well.  The mothers who tried carriers really liked them.  Hopefully I converted a couple of people.

I am also excited about training for a 5K.  There is interest in my mother's group to train for it, and I am going to do it.  I was already running, anyway.  This will just keep me motivated and on track.  Hopefully.

We meant to take Little Guy to the zoo today, but Hubby made a wrong turn.  Instead, we took Little Guy on a walk on a trail  I learned about recently.  (Um, from my mother's group, incidentally.  I sense a trend...)  It is a really nice trail, and we think that we need to go there with the dogs sometime.  Now that we have the minivan, we have room to take the baby and the Great Danes.  I think we are both pretty excited about it.

Surprisingly, both Hubby and I enjoy driving the minivan.  The sienna is really fun to drive.  It feels big, but it does not feel like you are diving a van or a truck.  All of us really like it.

I finally figured out how to download library books to my nook.  Thank goodness!  That will help me not spend as much for books for my nook.  I am on my third book from the library.  All free, and I did not have to go to the library to check them out.  Love it!

Off to put my feet up on the couch and enjoy a night in with the Hubby!

Thursday, September 8, 2011


I think this fall I am going to look at priorities and only spend time on those things which are good for me.

I really want to try to make myself a priority.  Both physically and spiritually.
I plan to try to continue with my running goals.  I will really try to run three times a week.  It should be do-able, as I am at the gym twice a week for swim lessons, and I can get there at least once on the weekend.  I may also try to swim once a week, too.  That feels good.  I may also train with other mothers in my mother's group for a 5k run on Thanksgiving.  Hopefully that will keep me motivated.

I also want to get back to church.  Get religion back.  I have sort of missed being involved in church stuff. And my weeks go a little better when I go to church.  There is a Sunday school class I am interested in attending.  They have nursery during Sunday school, so it could work.  It would mean switching the day I do my grocery shopping, though.  I may try to do it Tuesday.  My mother has volunteered to watch him while I grocery shop, when she is in town.  When she is not in town, I can use the carrier and go early-ish in the morning.

I also want to stay involved in my mother's group.  Which means dropping some activities for Little Guy.  Like story time, which was a fail.  He is way too physical at this point.  He was into everything except the story.  Sigh.  So I am not doing it any more, which allows me to do more things with my mother's group.  That will be good for me, as it gives me a support system.  And better for Little Guy, as we can do more active stuff.

I know there was something else I wanted to write about, but the baby woke up from his nap when the dog barked at nothing.  Baby has been crying off and on for the past half hour as I wrote this blog post.  He really needs more sleep, but I do not think it is going to happen.  Stupid dog, ruining a good nap time.  It was awful putting him down this afternoon, and now he will be tired because his nap was too short.  Mommy is not happy.  Off to get him up...

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Touchy Feely Tuesday

  • Still really liking the new minivan.  Had no idea that the sliding door windows came down.  Not only do I have automatic sliding doors, the windows on those sliding doors open.  What won't they think of next?
  • August was hell on my weight and on my running goals.  I am back to running a little over 1/4 mile.  Does not help that I have a small cold.  I think it is a cold.  It could have been the zyr.tec.  Starting to feel better now that I am taking something different.  Hopefully alle.gra will not be so bad.
  • Had a lovely Labor day.  I had the day off and got to be a little lazy, or at least as lazy as a 20 month old will let me.  My parents took Little Guy to the park in the morning, and we took him to the pool in the afternoon.  He slept well.
  • Today was sort of a light day.  I went to the gym this morning, and then we visited my parents.  After nap, we wandered around the wal.mart.  That is about it, really.
  • My first play group with my mother's group is this Friday.  I think I am going to have people show up, as one person has already RSVP'd.  If not, I am not going to sweat it.  
  • Our first story time is this Thursday.  Not sure what to expect, but it is for 18-24 month olds.  Other mothers say that it is a lot of fun.  We will see.  I am a little concerned that Little Guy will not take direction well, as he is wont to do.  At least I am not out any money if it does not work out.
  • Swim lessons start next week.  That should be a lot of fun.  He loves the pool!
  • I think that is enough bullets for this week.  September seems to be getting into gear!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Finally made it to September.

But it was close! I think August was trying to do me in.

This week brought an ear infection, and my period. Fun times over here.

Things are starting to look up, though. We now have a new baby sitter to add to our small list of sitters. She is sitting for us this Saturday. Our first weekend date night in a month! Both of us are looking forward to it.

I also have labor day off, so I only work one day next week. Hooray for holidays!

I actually managed to take the jogger stroller out. Finally. Unfortunately, it was over 80 degrees, there was a big hill at the beginning (and end) of my route. Jogging outside is a completely different experience than jogging on a track. And trying to manage the stroller on top of that! Needless to say, I did not run a whole lot, though I tried. I did get in about 2 miles overall, so it was still a bit of a workout. I may try a different trail and see if that works. I also may try somewhere I can let Little Guy play on a playground after the run. It is only fair. And it may give me a chance to stretch after my run, which makes my body feel better. Need to think on this more...

I am going to try to hit the gym this afternoon. Considering he is just getting to sleep for his afternoon nap, I think that fits in well with the gym's schedule. It is much easier on my body jogging without the stroller. At I can just zone out at the gym. Then we can hit the pool for a little swim time!

I also hacked my blog a bit. I am trying a hack which will allow me to reply to comments directly. So if you get email from me or my blog, that is why. If I do not like it, I may remove it. But I do think it is stupid of blogger not to have that option for the comments. Overall, I love blogger, except for the inability to respond directly to the people who comment on my blog. That is about the only reason I would move to wordpress. I like how wordpress shows all the conversations in the comment section, too. Why is blogger so resistant to conversations in the comment sections?

Anyway, I am really glad this week is almost over. I get to go to the zoo tomorrow morning, and then our housekeeper comes and cleans our house! I love having a clean house. Even if it is only clean for 5 minutes.