Monday, November 28, 2005

Straight out of America's Funniest Videos

You know the one. The one where some silly daddy is doing something goofy with his infant child like holding it over his head. Then, without warning, the baby chooses that moment to reintroduce the contents of his/her stomach. Well, let me tell you. It's even funnier in person - at least, when it happens to someone else.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005


Things I Love:
  • Fall
  • The smell of woodsmoke
  • Leftover turkey (I can't wait for this!)
  • Chocolate
  • The smell of my baby after a bath
  • A smile from my baby
  • My husband, especially with my baby
  • "The Soup" (a family recipe - yummy!)
  • The anticipation of Christmas
  • People who read my blog and comment :)
  • Jesus

Things I Hate:

  • Cleaning
  • The smell of used cat litter
  • Heat and humidity
  • The sound of my baby doing that high-pitched crying
  • Not living in my own home
  • My weakness for chocolate
  • My husband's having to work late
  • My computer - for crashing and leaving us without our data

Friday, November 18, 2005

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Yes, it's fall, my favorite season, and it's getting colder, which means a LOT here in Mississippi. And it's getting closer to Thanksgiving, which means it's getting closer to Christmas. YAY! (By the way, if you're in retail and reading this, PLEASE someone tell me why you put out the Christmas stuff before Halloween is even over. Did you forget there's a holiday in between the two?

This is gonna be a great Christmas, since we now have a child with whom to enjoy it. I know she's way too young to have a clue, but it's still fun getting ready for her First Noel. I think she'll at least get a kick out of the lights. :)

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Glorious Sleep!

Our darling daughter has been sleeping through the night (at least 6 hours) in her crib in her own room for 4 nights in a row. I think we're getting the hang of this!

My fellow parents, if this makes you mad or jealous, sorry! I'm just so happy and no longer sleep deprived. And yes, I know we may have some lapses during teeting, growth spurts, etc. I'm just so glad to know it's possible!

Friday, November 11, 2005

Dang-Blang Computer Crashes!

Our PC crashed. Not good. Our bookkeeping files, my work stuff, our ongoing letters to Jadyn, and all the photos of her first 2 months are on that computer. I hope and pray that our dear friend Morgan can salvage at least those bits of 0s and 1s.

As much as technology helps us, it sure does cause problems too!!!

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Falling In Love, All Over Again

It started in the hospital. I, recovering from a c-section, was strapped to the bed with all sorts of tubes and needles, feeling the effects of the trippy IV pain relief. My brand new daughter was wriggling and fussy and obviously needed a diaper change. My darling husband stepped up to the plate, and having never attempted such a feat before, off came the old diaper and on went the new. No instruction needed, apparently, as he did just fine.

And that was just the start.

Seeing Paul interact with Jadyn makes me love him in a whole new way. He's so fun to watch as he talks to her, makes faces at her, kisses her, and declares over and over how much he wishes someone would pay him just to hang out with her. It does a mother's heart good to know that her husband, the father of her pride and joy, feels the very same way.

And he's great at those 3 AM diaper changes, too.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Inner Child

I saw this on Jackie's blog and decided to try it. Should I be worried? Seek counseling, maybe?

Your Inner Child Is Angry

You're not an angry person.
But when you don't get your way, watch out.
Like a very manipulative kid, you will get what you want.
Even if it takes a little kicking and screaming.


If my dog doesn't stop chewing up pacifiers, he will remain in the dog box permanently!

Ok, rant over.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Hidden Message?

I got this from my friend Jackie's blog and thought I'd try it.

The Blog Archives and Hidden Meanings meme.

The criteria: Delve into your blog archive. Find your 23rd post (or closest to). Find the fifth sentence (or closest to). Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions. Ponder it for meaning, subtext or hidden agendas.

Okay, I went back and found my 23rd post and the fifth sentence in that post. Here is what I said at that time…

So I guess I just look around and make lists.

I wonder if this means I am a planner, but not a person of action. I observe and make notes but don't do anything about my observations. Any thoughts?