Monday, November 26, 2007

Catch Up

Let's see.....

  • We had our first snow around here the day before Thanksgiving. When The Kid looked outside that morning she gasped and said "SNOWY SNOWY SNOWY SNOW!!!! Is it Christmas?!?!?!?!?!?!?"

  • That same day, we were out running some errands and it became very evident that the weather was taking a turn for the worse. The roads were getting awful and decided to scrap the rest of the errands and just go home. As we were creeping along, I came upon a stop light and tried REALLY hard to stop, but it wasn't happening. I hit the car ahead of me, and as I getting out to check the damage, The Kid kept saying "Mommy! You have to be CAREFUL!"

  • There was no damage that either of us could see. YAY!!

  • Thanksgiving was great. Auntie J put out the usual fabulous spread.

  • The Kid has a new best friend....her cousin S. She followed him EVERYWHERE that day and he was so good with her. I think I even saw him playing Barbies with her. He would probably die of embarassment if he knew that anybody saw him.

A few pics of the day.

Grandmumsy made her outfit. I thought I took a better picture of her in it, but this is the best I can find at the moment.

The Best cousins ever, O and S.


Auntie J...she's klassy.

Coming soon....Christmas tree pictures!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

I slack, therefore I meme

1. Name one person who made you laugh last night?The Kid
2. What were you doing at 0800?On my way to work...ugh!
3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?Reading emails
4. What happened to you in 2006? First ER visit and x-rays with The Kid
5. What was the last thing you said out loud?Sweet dreams and I'll see you in the morning, sweetie
6. How many beverages did you have today? Two coffees and two sodas
7. What colour is your hairbrush?Black
8. What was the last thing you paid for? Dinner tonight for The Kid and I
9. Where were you last night?Home
10. What colour is your front door? Wood
11. Where do you keep your change?I have multiple locations
12. What’s the weather like today?Cold and VERY windy...I nearly froze me bits off getting gas tonight.
13. What’s the best ice-cream flavour?Peanut butter and chocolate
14. What excites you?Travelling, lots o' money, Orlando Bloom
15. Do you want to cut your hair?Always
16. Are you over the age of 25?Sadly
17. Do you talk a lot?I don't think so, but I wonder what people who know me would say
18. Do you watch the O.C.?Is it even still on?
19. Do you know anyone named Steven?I do....crazy professor from college
20. Do you make up your own words?No
21. Are you a jealous person?Sometimes, I suppose. Doesn't everyone?
22. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘A’ Amanda
23. Name a friend whose name starts with the letter ‘K’Krisanne
24. Who’s the first person on your received call list?Mi madre
25. What does the last text message you received sayThanks for voting!
26. Do you chew on your straw?Eww, no
27. Do you have curly hair?Straight as a pin
28. Where’s the next place you’re going to?Bed
29. Who’s the rudest person in your life?A little weazel, and that's all I can say
30. What was the last thing you ate?A Tootsie Roll out of The Kid's candy bucket
31. Will you get married in the future?I don't would be nice, but I'm not counting on it
32. What’s the best movie you’ve seen in the past 2 weeks?I can't think of anything
33. Is there anyone you like right now?Many people
34. When was the last time you did the dishes?After dinner tonight
35. Are you currently depressed?No. Tired, maybe....
36. Did you cry today?No, which is kinda weird. I cry all the time.
37. Why did you answer and post this?Because I couldn't think of anything else to write about today.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Tagged: 8 random things

...So, here are the rules of the 8 Random Things tag game:

1. We have to post these rules before we give you the facts.

2. Players start with eight random facts/habits about themselves.

3. People who are tagged need to write on their own blog about their eight things and post these rules.

4. At the end of your blog post, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names.

5. Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog.

Here are 8 random things:

1. I LOVE mushrooms and would eat them on everything if I could. Sadly, The Kid won't touch them.

2. I once sang with Tony Bennett. He gave me an autograph and he laughed at my joke.

3. A very good friend of mine is a Grammy winner (it's not Tony Bennett).

4. My dream job would be a director (either movies, tv, or stage...I'm not picky).

5. Other than something happening to my family, my biggest fear is clowns.

6. Six Pack may be the greatest movie of all time.

7. The first concert I ever attended was M.C. Hammer. His opening act was Vanilla Ice.

8. I saw Tim Ru$$ert the other day. He looked like he'd just finished up a 3 day bender.

I'm not going to tag anybody else, but if you would like to do this meme, too, just leave a comment so we can check it out on your blog.

I'm a slacker

Beverly called me out as the slacker that I am. BUT, I do have an excuse. Auntie Amanda came to visit The Kid and I over the weekend and before that, I had to clean so Auntie Amanda wouldn't say bad things about me. She still might, but at least it won't be about the ginormous dust bunnies that we were living with before her arrival. I had grown quite fond of a couple of them. I was even thinking of knitting them hats for Christmas....

So, I'm going to try and get back to posting every day for the rest of the month. Up next: the meme that Beverly tagged me for. I'm off to contemplate 8 random things

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

A Better Day

Today was a much better day for The Kid. She has preschool again tomorrow and I hope there are no issues.

On a totally unrelated topic, America's Next Top Model was one of the funniest episodes ever. I think my favorite phrase (This is really hard) was uttered at least 3 times. Tyra has already taught me the 'squinty eyed smile' and now I can start working on my sexy music video walk.

And all I have today. I know. You are disappointed.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

A Hard Day's Night

The Kid had another rough day at preschool followed by a rough afternoon. I'm hoping this is just a short little adjustment phase and things will quickly sort themselves out. The Kid has just started going to preschool early to have lunch and have a little more play time. Maybe that, combined with the time change explains why she just hasn't been herself lately. I know she is tired, because two nights in a row now, she has climbed up next to me a good hour before bedtime and told me that she is very tired and she wants to go to bed. Sometimes I forget she is still so little. Then I feel guilty because I worry that I am expecting too much from her.

One funny little side story from the day....she was sitting on the potty tonight and she furrowed her brow and shook her head slowly, sighed and said "I've had a hard day." It was so funny and sad all at the same time. I love you, kiddo. Here's hoping tomorrow is a better day.

Monday, November 05, 2007

It's only day 5 and I am already weary.

What was I thinking? At least I had sense enough not to sign up for this thing officially. Anyway, I do have a couple of things to share today.

  • I heard this interesting story today about Chess Boxing. This sport is for real! It sounds like something a 12 year old thought up, but an American came in 2nd in the recent world championships.
  • Also if this writer's strike interferes with LOST starting up in February, we're gonna have trouble.
  • And finally, here is a snippet of the conversation with The Kid on the way home tonight:

TK: Oh no! Oh NO! OH NO!!!!

Me: What, honey??

TK: My day is gone! My day is gone!! (It was dark very early tonight because of stupid DST)

Me: Where did your day go?

TK: To bed his blanket and lillow. NIGHT NIGHT DAY!!!

Still as I'm driving...

TK: MOMMY! Come see! Come see!

Me: I'm driving honey. What is it?

TK: I saw a shooting star!

Me: You better make a wish!

TK: I wished for more stars!

I am telling you, that kid makes me so flippin' happy......

Sunday, November 04, 2007


A Motherhood Meme

I would never: want my daughter to feel ashamed.

I always: praise my kid for good behavior.

I got an easy ride when it came to: (I really hate to jinx this, but...) how easily The Kid will go to bed. She may not always go to sleep, but she never puts up a fuss about going to bed.

The part I dislike most about parenting is: always being the bad guy.

The part I love most about parenting is: all the hugs and kisses and knowing at the end of the day that she is a kind and well-behaved child and I am pretty much responsible for that.

My terrible parenting secret is: bribery. It works 98.5% of the time.

I would describe my approach to discipline as: setting clear cut rules and making sure The Kid knows that if they are broken what the consequence will be (time-outs, no special privileges, etc) and STICKING TO MY GUNS.

My worst parenting habit: letting her watch tv so that I can have 5 minutes to myself.

The one thing I am really proud of is: how independent and well adjusted she is.

I probably am too lenient when it comes to: making her try new foods.

I hope my daughter inherits my: love of the Arts.

I hope my daughter doesn't inherit my: suspicious nature.

I love that my daughter is: so freakin' funny.

The thing I miss most about my pre-mom days is: having a social life.

Motherhood is: incredibly hard, but incredibly worth it.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Looking Forward

I don't have anything really interesting to discuss today, but I thought I would share a list of things that I am looking forward to today.

  • Before I sat down at the computer, I was really looking forward to The Kid's nap. She's been a bit of a p-i-l-l today. I think she is still recovering from the Halloween insanity.
  • I'm looking forward to next weekend. My BFF is coming to stay for a few days. It will be so nice to talk and hang out and reconnect. It has been a looooong time.
  • I hope I can finish a funky little sweater for The Kid this weekend. If I do, I'll post a picture of her in it.
  • Thanksgiving - Auntie J is having it this year and it is ALWAYS spectacular. She likes to be, not so much.
  • Christmas!!!
  • February - New episodes of LOST!!!!

Well, the sweet angel in the next room is up to something so I am off. Until tomorrow!

Friday, November 02, 2007

Preschool Drama

I went to pick The Kid up from preschool yesterday, and as I was standing in the lobby waiting for her to finish saying goodbye to all of her friends, Miss K came over to talk to me. The only reason she has ever come over to talk to me afterwards has been to tell me a funny story. There just hasn't been any issues, and I, apparently, was dumb enough to never expect any.

Miss K started out saying that there had been a little problem and that The Kid had started crying so hard and for so long that she almost threw up. It seems that The Kid was playing with a couple of coveted pumpkin erasers and one of the other classmates (Miss K didn't tell me who) took them away from her. A little back story....last week, Princess was playing with a Minnie puppet and The Kid went over to her, asked if she could 'please play with it' and yanked it out of Princess' hands. Princess, being who she is, tattled to Miss K. When Miss K asked The Kid about it, she just said "I said please!"

So since then, we've had lots of talks at home about how you can't just take things out of someone's hand and eventhough you ask and say please, that doesn't mean that the other person will share. Maybe I talked up the sharing too much, because when the other kid took the erasers away from her, she knew that she had been wronged and it broke her heart. As soon as Miss K told me how she had been crying, I almost started to cry. She has only ever cried like that a couple of times and it's just awful.

Miss K said that at one point both of them were crying and she couldn't get The Kid calmed down, and I think it kinda wigged her out, too. Anyway, she did say that after both of them got calmed down, The Kid shared the pumpkin erasers with the unidentified student. So, maybe some of what I talked to her about sunk in.

Now, once we got out to the car, The Kid started telling me her version of the story, but SHE told me who took them from her. It was a good thing Miss K didn't say it, because I probably would have tripped the little bully for making my girl cry. And next time I see him? I'm going to glare at him. That'll teach him to mess with my baby!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

It's November 1st we are at November 1st and I have no clue what to write about.

So, I will tell you about the things I am thinking about this morning.

  • I was very sad to hear about Robert Goulet. He had an amazing voice and a good sense of humor.
  • I don't want to go to work today.
  • I want to go to DisneyWorld with The Kid but I probably should wait until she is 5.
  • Will LOST Season 4 be as good as the first three seasons?
  • I can't help it, but I feel sorry for Britney. If only she had stayed with Justin.

Tomorrow I may have to resort to my ANTM post.