Too long for tweets…

Just a bunch of random thoughts that are too long to tweet, but yet not enough to write a whole blog entry about (I just don’t have it in me to do an entry per bullet today).

  • My daughter’s TKD school has a 2 week free trial period for Yoga and Boot Camp. I tried Yoga last night. It was the first time in 7 years that I went to a Yoga class and even back then, I didn’t go regularly. I surprised myself and disappointed myself at the same time. I’m feeling a bit sore today. I hope I’m able to walk tomorrow. I want to try boot camp. I need to do something to change up my workout/weightloss.
  • pDaddy and I watched 2 movies this week, at home – thanks to Netflix, of course. We haven’t gone to the movie theater in about 2 years. I think we’ve only gone twice in the last 4 years and both times were a month before I gave birth…lol…I guess I’ll need to be 30something weeks pregnant before we go again.

    “Changeling” was good and I’m still sad knowing that it was a true story. I’m sure the LAPD cringed when that movie came out. I seriously hope Angelina Jolie gained weight since that movie. I don’t know if she lost weight for that role (probably not), but she’s just not looking healthy.

    “He’s Just Not That Into You” had pDaddy and I cracking up and appreciating that we found each other and are out of the dating scene. We do miss the time when we used to just go on our datenights on a whim, but am not trading where we are in our lives for anything in this world.

  • I’ve had wine a few times this week. It’s been awhile since I’ve had wine more than once in a week or even a month. I don’t know why. I’m not overly stressed out where I need to really kick back and unwind. Maybe I’m subconsciously prepping my liver and tolerance for our upcoming vacay?
  • I have no idea why I just caved and had ice cream and gave the girls some too. In about 10 minutes they are going to be running around like chickens without heads, fighting, screaming and crying. I like to torture myself, I guess…
  • I also have no idea why I’m so exhausted today. I don’t feel like doing anything besides lying down on the couch and having the girls serve me “tea”. I don’t even feel like cleaning the pool so we can take a dip (it’s sunny now, but they’re calling for t-storms). I don’t know what it is. The 1.5 glasses of wine before bed (again) last night? The Yoga class? Maybe I’m still in my “good” place and relaxed state (but am starting to get frustrated and jittery b/c I’m not doing jack)? Thank goodness work isn’t too crazy today or I might just get into a tree pose whilst holding a glass of wine in one hand.

Shapes, Letters and Sentences, oh my!

Razz is now 22 months old. I feel like such a slacker-mom for not updating her developments as of late, but believe me, girlfriend’s moving along just fine and is a smart little cookie.

razz in her fairy glory cheeeeese

  • Letters. She’s almost got all her letters down. She’ll still confuse “X” with “Y” or “K” and “Z” with “N”, but that’s expected (and could be my handwriting too…lol).
  • Colors. She knows her colors, for the most part. The first thing she says when she sees me change out of pajamas is the color of my shirt.
  • Shapes. She comes up to me a gazillion times a day with her little Doodle Pro and asks me to write her letters and shapes. Why is it she has triangle, heart, star, moon, flower, butterfly, diamond, and tree down, but still gets confused with square, circle and rectangle? She knows what they are, but still gets them wrong every now and then. I’ll say, “no, try again” when she gets it wrong and 9 out of 10 times, she’ll get right.
  • Active lil’ bugger! She loves to run around and play tag w/her sister. She loves to play hide and seek and hop scotch (she struggles w/her balance a bit, but it’s still too cute). She loves the playground never wants to leave. Her faves are the slide and swing. She loves to mimic her sister’s TKD moves (kicks and punches) and adds in a “hai-ya!” too.
  • Girlile-Girl. She is a girlie-girl…much more than Beans was at this age/stage. Her favorite color is Pink. She knows all the Disney Princesses (well, we tried to avoid that w/Beans at an early age, but she got to know them b/c we finally started to introduce them to Beans lately). She loves to play dress up.
  • Eater. Girl can eat! I mean REALLY eat! Everyone loves feeding her b/c she just has an awesome appettite and she will let you know when she is hungry. “Mommy, eat? Eat? Hungry!”
  • Words/Sentences. This has to be what has surprised us the most. Her vocabulary seems to have developed 10-fold in just a few weeks plus, she’s saying sentences now! Granted, she’s not making speeches, but we still get caught of guard when she’ll just say something like “Beans turn” or “My turn” or “I dunno” or “we swimming? need diapie! bathingsuit!” or “I’m sorry Mommy/Daddy (whomever)” and follows that up w/a hug and kiss. The best – “I ub u Mommy/Daddy” and “I miss you Mommy/Daddy”. Sometimes, we can’t even believe she’s fully understanding us and vice-versa.

We bought her a potty, but am not too sure if she’s really ready for it yet. She doesn’t have full on solid poopies yet (TMI? sorry!) and she still can’t pull the Pull-Ups down yet on her own. She likes to just sit on the potty. We tried taking it off and having her sit, but nothing yet. She’d rather sit on it w/a diapie on, but we still can’t tell if she’s peeing in her diapie while sitting or just wants to sit on her throne. Beans was a little easier to train b/c I knew her routine. She drank a lot of milk before bed and even during the night so first thing in the morning, she would have to pee. Razz doesn’t really drink all that much before bed and nothing through the night so I’m not sure when it is she has to go. Sometimes, I’ll go to change her in the morning and she’s still dry!

The only thing buggin’ me is when it’s time to brush her teeth. She HATES it. Well, she likes it when pDaddy does it, but not me. But, I’m the one that still does it more and I can’t get it to the cleanliness I like and…unfortunately, it’s starting to show 😦 Her teeth look like she’s the one that drank too much milk overnight and not Beans when it’s really the opposite. Someone said it was all that breastmilk overnight. I did just wean her in April so maybe??? Any ideas on how to “fix” her teeth? I can’t find a dentist close by that has patients under the age of 6. I may have to take a trip to my parents’ town b/c I think they check kids as young as 1 or 2. Such a shame b/c she does make the cutest faces and has such a pretty smile…

Weightloss Plateau

Yup, I hit one again. I lost 12 lbs and I’m stuck there. Sucks when I’ve been working so hard. I’m not even sure what I need to change. I went almost “no carbs” for over a month. I even went to the gym at least 3x a week* and when I didn’t get to go, I would walk/jog for at least 3-4miles. I’m glad I lost the 12lbs and feel great! My clothes fit better and some are even loose on me now, but still…I wanted to lose 20lbs and I don’t know what to do to get there. Protein shakes/meal supplements? I mean, I basically just have salads and some kind of meat for lunch/dinner. I don’t even eat breakfast daily.

I did read somewhere that you’re supposed to eat 5 small meals a day. I think that’s supposed to help you build up your metabolism. But the reality is that I don’t have time to prep 5 small meals or even healthy snacks.

*What’s odd is that I “lost’ 2lbs in one week when I didn’t go to the gym or do a jog/walk. I guess b/c my muscle mass wasn’t up and the fat was taking over and that weighs less, as ironic as that sounds?

I want…BlogHer…

So, I’ve been reading blogs about this past weekend’s BlogHer Conference in Chi-Town and I am so green with envy! It seems like it’s such a great experience overall (with the exception of the stories I’ve read about swag happy people and talking smack about some sponsors) to learn new things and to finally meet everyone in person.

I always wanted to go, but never really blogged on the regular so felt all weird going. I do read others’ blogs on a daily basis, but I don’t blog on a daily basis (except for now b/c I’m doing NaBloPoMo).

I want to meet all the awesome bloggers out there and give real hugs instead of {hugs}.

I want to attend conferences.

I want to attend a CheeseburgHer Party (or is this by invite only? If so, I want to be on that invite list).

I want to have some fun (move my body all night long!*) w/others who “get” why we blog.

I want to go to BlogHer2010 and am going to make it a goal for me to attend and that’s that.

*yes, i really just made a reference to an 80s song by Samantha Foxx…lol

Swimmin’ and Grillin’ – Tuesday Lunch Edition

Swimmin' and Grillin' - Tuesday Lunch Edition

We swim and grill…a lot! Well, as much as our busy schedules and weather allow us to.

Today, I figured the girls would love a quick dip in the pool to cool off as we are feeling the summer heat (it is only the end of July). I don’t know why I don’t do this for lunch more often (I do work from home). I thought it would be great to grill first so that lunch would be ready after our swim. While grilling, the sun was shining – no beating – down on us. Sweat was dripping profusely. Once we got in the water, Mr. Sun decided to hide behind the clouds – the entire time we were in the pool. Once we went in to eat, he decided to shine on again. Go figure! I reckon Mr. Sun likes to see my white/pale legs or as my sister put it, my legs are so white I “outshine the sun!”. It’s my Sunny personality…yeah, that’s it 😉

High & Mighty

I don’t get what gives some people the right to talk to others in such a belittling manner. It comes back to that childhood/adolescent saying of “Who died and made you God?”

I just don’t get it. I can’t stand it!

I had a conversation yesterday – both of us adults – and this lady was talking to me like I was a kid who couldn’t understand. She talked to me in a “sing-song” manner like I was a toddler/baby! Mind you, her kid is 13. 13. I don’t really think that she still talks to her kid that way, at least I hope not. Not only did she talk to me that way, but she said some things that were inappropriate that set me off even more.

I bit my tongue and didn’t lash back at her b/c I didn’t want her kid to witness a ridiculous “cat fight”. I stepped up and became the bigger person and took plenty of deep breaths. I chalked it up to something else, but I can’t deny that I was fuming and boiling inside. The nerve of some people!

Bewitched, Bothered and Belittled…