Tuesday, November 2, 2010

tuesday random...

i have a lot on my mind right now :) maybe you wanna read it...maybe you don't... :) your choice... :)

~today is election day... i'll be voting but i don't like any of the candidates... i hate when that happens...

~my delightful daughter has been a tiny bit of a challenge in the last few days... my friend told me that her son was different when he turned 2, too... i feel like i'm raising a sassy, impatient, but oh so cute child... i know it's just a stage, but i swear, if i have to hear her tell me "NO!" again...or cry because she doesn't get her way...or try to throw a fit when something doesn't work the way she wants it to (ie: her grocery cart hitting the door frame and her attempt to back up didn't "work" the way she wanted)...or her JUMPING in the bathtub... i am gently redirecting... as my mom says, "she's just 2...she's learning...be patient..." :)

~i love that my delightful (hehe) daughter is talking more... she makes me laugh all the time... "come on, daddy....awesome...no way...a sommmme (want some)...oh-keeeeeeeay (okay)" i love how she makes her face a little sad and says, in a high-pitched voice "mommmmaaaaaaaa" when she wants sympathy...like when i scold her for jumping in the bathtub! :)

~K had her 2 year check up last monday morning... and she still has the BRUISES from the shots she got (3 of them) on her legs... not sure how i feel about that... is it really that hard to give a child shots?
oh, and we won't even talk about the fact that she has a cold...has for the last week... wonder if it's part of the side effects from the shots or if it was just luck of the draw from her jumping and crawling around on the floor of the doctor's office (picking up germs galore), nearly naked, for 15 minutes while we waited for the doctor...

~i love that my girl snuggled with Ry and me in bed on Saturday morning for nearly an hour...watching a little Imagination Movers, but it was still JOYFUL as she snuggled up with her momma under the down comforter... :)

~i think it's going to be an interesting month, financially, for this family... but, i have faith it will be fine :)

~i am in the mood to cook something...bake something... :) wonder what tomorrow will bring... :)

~my cousin, Amy, put together an amazing and beautiful book (from shutterfly) with tons of pictures and stories about my mom's side of the family... today, i am amazed as i read about my ancestor (Inger, from the 1860s) who, at the age of 15, married a 13 year old "man." within 4 years, they had 4 children... she was hanging laundry one morning, the kids playing nearby, and she saw a bear approach... she shot at it, hitting it, but not stopping it...and her 19 year old husband came running... the bear attacked & killed him right in front of her and the children...she shot a second time and killed the bear that time...but at the age of 19, she was a widow and had 4 children under the age of 4...
maybe i shouldn't complain about my 2 year old jumping in the bathtub!

but i can't help but think about ME being married at 15 and being...intimate with a 13 year old boy...and conceiving a child...err children!! i know how it happens and stuff but...wow...

~Halloween candy was on sale today... not a good thing... i won't tell you where the stash is...but if you want to know, it's in the kitchen in the basket on the baker's rack... it's in a target bag...but keep your paws off of my snickers with almond! :)

~i love my down comforter that ry scored for us at a black friday sale last year at target... i just put it on the bed last week... utter joy as i'm a furnace instead of an ice cube through the chilly nights... :)

~i make "to do" lists each week and never cross off everything... that's annoying... :)

~i am sick and tired of the political ads...and the political phone calls...

~i don't want to take all the Halloween stuff down (that's one of the things on my "to do" list this week...)

~we got K's Halloween costume for next year at 50% off tonight...thought it was a great deal...she'll be a puppy, probably (that's the costume)... i will have to put pink bows on the ears so that we don't have to hear anyone call HER a cute little boy... yes, people actually called K a "he" this weekend at Halloween festivities... yes, i'm sure the average mother and father dresses their little boy in a lady bug costume - adorned with pink socks and red mary janes...

ok...that's enough... :) it's not everything, but i feel a little emptier! :) plus, i need to get some sleep... morning will come too fast...and i have a to-do list to take care of, a toddler to gently redirect, i need to be ready to vote...and, maybe, i'll make something good to eat... :)

hope you have a good day :)

1 comments:

Marc, Sarah, and Luke said...

I can't believe people called a ladybug a boy....I'm a bit perplexed at that one as well. And yes, Luke was SUDDENLY different at 2 as well. It's like they know the exact day. And, I too am tired of political ads. Fortunately and hopefully, they'll be done today.