Monday, April 26, 2010

Random Musings

I have three posts that I'm planning to write up, just need to upload the pictures (and, for the third, trying to make sure I don't alienate any of my readers).  Stay tuned!  For now, here are some random things that I'm thinking about:

- Do other people plan their blog posts and Facebook status updates while they're away from their computers?  I'll think, "Gee, that would make a great FB status" or "Ooh, I need to blog about this".  Problem is, I don't write down what I'm thinking, so it never makes it to the computer.

- Working on a big project for the hubby's 30th birthday.  Gathering letters from friends, family, and coworkers to put into a scrapbook for him.  It's really interesting to see what I'm getting from different people.  One person sent in a photo that I love :)  Sent out a final reminder today so I can work on it this weekend.

- Also along the birthday front--I'm going to give him small notes/gifts each day until the big day.  Today I began the countdown--10 days left until his birthday!  I left a note on his car since we park in the same garage.

- Had a really rough night of sleep last night.  Baby girl was awake at 11, 12, 12:30, 1, and 1:30.  I nursed her at 1:30 and she ate well, but when she popped off, she passed out.  I laid there for a minute, just holding her--it felt so good!--then I got up and stood there watching her.  She'd rolled over onto her belly and looked so peaceful.  If I could have been sure she wouldn't roll onto the floor, I would have considered leaving her there to sleep with her daddy (I was perched on the edge of the bed, so I couldn't have slept that way for the rest of the night).  I picked her up and went and laid her in her bed, where she slept the rest of the night. 

- The rough night of sleep was caused by a visit from my mom, where baby girl was kept awake for too long after she was sleepy.  *sigh*  The issues with my mom deserve a whole separate blog post, though...

- We're finally caught up on laundry!  I think it's the first time in years and we both feel great about it!  Now we just have to make sure we stay caught up.

- Trying to figure out how to store restaurant coupons so we don't forget we have them.  I have some on the fridge, but am getting too many to do that with.  My other coupons are in manila envelopes, so I could do that, but I'm afraid I'd forget to use them, then.  As it is, they lay on the dining room table in a pile with our magazines.  Ugh--I hate the clutter!!!

- Baby girl shook her head no to me today for the first time.  She was eating her barley cereal and she must have been done because just looked at me and shook her head.  I offered 2 more times (who knew if that's really what she was doing???) and she still didn't want anymore. 

- She has also started letting go when she's pulled up on something.  She can balance for a few seconds, then will fall down.  Luckily, most of the time she falls gracefully!

- The husband's working hours have gotten pretty ridiculous.  We were having our first full weekend without him working since the beginning of 2010...and then something went wrong and he had to go in on Sunday for about 2 hours.  Not a huge deal, but still disappointing.  I know he was really bummed about it, too.  I, though, had a pretty bad breakdown about it all one night this past week.  We've talked and I hope things will be better and I won't feel like the pressure of the world is on my shoulders.

- We're back on the healthy eating kick.  The husband is feeling pretty tubby and I can't stand to look at myself in the mirror, so it's time.  I bought a bit more fruits and veggies yesterday at the grocery.  It's really helpful that he's on board, too.  He was the one who suggested getting more salad stuff, so I did.  If we can't find time to work out, at least we can start trying better with the eating.

- Made yummy banana bread yesterday.  I just love to bake--I wish I had a bit more time for it!  I miss baking and crafting and reading, but just put my daughter and my time with the hubby first.  I should try to find a craft to do, though, in the evenings while the husband and I are watching TV.  Should I get back into knitting, scrapbooking, cross-stitching, sewing, or work to make my photography skills better?  Hmmm...decisions....

- Today is National Pretzel Day!  How's one of my favorite foods!!!  I could eat soft pretzels any day, if you remember my post here....  I'll be eating little pretzel balls, maybe some other hard pretzels, and just to celebrate I'll probably have a soft pretzel tonight :)


Amy said...

I unknowingly packed pretzels in my lunch today! Yay for National Pretzel Day! Sorry to hear that E had a rough night of sleep. Hopefully it goes better this week.

Cassie said...

Strange, I think Will's crappy night of sleep was due to my mother-in-LAW, who kept him up longer than she should have when she was watching him yesterday afternoon. Our lives really do parallel each other! We even pile all our crap on our dining room table, and I can't stand to look at it either.

I, however, am not nor will I ever be caught up on laundry anytime soon.

Em said...

I've found that I'm eating a lot more fruits & vegetables now that DS is on table food. I have to make sure he has fruit several x's a day, so I usually end up giving him 1/3-1/2 an apple and eat the rest w/my meal, etc.

I'd love to hear if you find a good way to organize your restaurant coupons. Ours are in about 5 clips on the side of the fridge, plus a drawer of pizza coupons.

Andrea said...

Yes, I think about blog posts all the time and then they never happen. Sometimes I'll actually write some at work and then post it later.

I also have no idea what to do with restaurant coupons. We leave them out on the counter so we don't forget but I agree the clutter is super annoying!