The Toddler/Teenager Duality

Friday, September 24, 2010

I love the big bang theory. The new one was on last night, and it was fantastic! I wish they were available online... my daughter wasn't thrilled with pausing The Little Mermaid for half an hour... she's so used to me watching my tv on my computer. Spoiled snugs.

This morning she again reminded me how similar three-year-olds and thirteen-year-olds really are.I told her it was time to get up, and she grunted and rolled over. I tried again... "Not yet!" She growled at me. I told her it was time, and we were going to be late. She looked at me and said "Two more minutes!"

She seemed like such a teenager at that moment. Where did my sweet little baby go? I really hope I get to enjoy her early school years for a while before the tween stage hits... I want my snugs back! She does it sometimes, but dang the threes are WAY worse than the twos were.

Autumn on my mind

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I love autumn. I love the lingering feel of summer... the lazy breeze that now has hints of fall. That breeze carries pollen too. I may be swollen and sneezy, but I'm enjoying the wonderful hand off from summer to fall. I took these pics of the sunflowers... the only bright flowers still left round our house.

This week is the equinox. Merry Mabon to you all! I can't believe how quickly this summer has gone. How eventful it's been! I'm glad for the harvest now. Glad that Daemon is being born during a Harvest season. It makes sense, he was sown in the early spring, he was nurtured and grown all summer and he'll be born in a time of gathering and harvest.

Soon after he's born I get to start my own life anew... I'm excited for the next few weeks. I keep wanting them to hurry, to get it over with... but I forgot this is my favorite time of year! Sleeping with a breeze on your cheek, eating tasty apples, baking, and the smell of the air.

Most of all, this is the last season Bekah will be 3. I want to cherish her last season as a demanding three-year-old... before I begin being the mother of a true pre-schooler... Where has the time gone?

Another year coming to a close, another Mabon full of thanks and warmth.

I'm in love!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

With my house!

I found a house to rent here in Magna. I am in love. It's deep. I always fall so hard when I fall in love. I can't stop thinking about it! At night I close my eyes and fantasies of hot chocolate, candles and a movie just develop behind my eyelids.

A comfy couch, a thick blanket and a good book while my little snugs sleeps soundly just a couple rooms away....

A summer full of working in the yard, planting beautiful flowers and drinking iced tea on the back porch.

Short walks to the bakery or the pizza parlor, Bekah and I, just us and the house.A family of three

Ah love, it makes us wait. I can't wait until we make it official, and I move in. The love of my life... a tiny little house.

A weekend of freedom

Sunday, September 12, 2010

This weekend my mom let me get really messy!

I cut bananas for fruit salad with my own special knife.
I helped her make food for Honey's baby shower
I got to decorate my very own cupcake!
I didn't have to take a bath til right at the end.
I got to play swords and talk to cats at Lainee's house.
I got to watch a movie in the middle of the night because I couldn't sleep (but mom wanted to!)
I got to sleep in, and wear comfy clothes all day sunday
I got to have have a cupcake for breakfast!
I got to be me, and only had a couple time outs.
Most of all I knew my mom loved me, because she told me a hundred times.
And I told her right back!

A week's worth of busy

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Oh... a week without a blog! What a shame! I have been pretty busy this week though... you know, that and growing a human being. :)

I loved the long weekend last week, especially since Bekah's mood has just been wonderful! I think she's adjusted to the new regimented preschool, and to her breif and irregular vists with her dad. I wish I could make that part better for her. My heart aches when she asks for him and I don't know what to say. What do you tell a three-year-old? That her dad is just too busy with work and his new life to spend more than an hour or two with her? She just doesn't get it. Anyway, she's starting to get the routine a bit more, and the less-than-adequate time with him.

This week at work I covered for one of the Proposal Coordinators at work. I really, really hate doing it. At least it's for the one I really like. If she comes back and I didn't do a perfect job she gets it... SHE went on vacation and SHE will have to play catch up for a while. I'm not her replacement while she's gone, I just take care of urgent things that can't wait til she comes back. The other PC I sometimes back up is another story. She thinks I should do everything for her so when she comes back from vacation there is nothing left un-done.

Anyway that has taken up all of my brain power this week. Doing her job on top of mine is a bit crazy for my pathetic pregnant brain. Plus I waddle now, so all my walking at work looks like there should be dorky music playing in the background...

I've started getting the "Oh my god when are you due??" questions, because I'm already measuring full-term. 8 more weeks to go people... yeah I feel that way about it too.

Last night I took Bekah to a silent movie at the organ loft. She seemed to like it ok. I think she's just a few months away from truly enjoying them. I think it was a bit slow for her, but she really liked the music. The organ controls a little piano that was by us and it'd play and she'd jump which was funny. We went with Grammy and Mike and had a grand old time. Daemon did not like it, however. The organ is loud and has lots of base and he kicked the crap out of me through the entire movie. Afterword I felt battered and bruised from the inside. It's amazing how nauseating that much movement can be! I can't wait to have my body back to myself...

Then to cap off my busy week, Honey's baby shower is tonight! I got a lot done yesterday, but I still have so much to do! Today I make the food trays and get everything together... I have to clean my car, and hopefully take a nap so I'm ready for my day!

Time to get going!

Home Sweet Home

Sunday, September 5, 2010

I found a house! I am so excited! My good friend from high school has this tiny house in Magna she's been trying to sell for about a year... The market is terrible, and Magna is full of "for sale" signs... So I asked if she'd thought about renting it. It was a shot in the dark, really. But she told me she had, and after some back and forth... I have a house!

I am going to start renting in November, after the baby is born. I'm so excited! I'll have the time off work to slowly get moved in and get it perfect (yes, while resting!) It's so uber tiny, but it is 2 bedrooms, and the kitchen and living room are actually pretty big. Though it's a house it's really like an apartment...just over 800 square feet, and a small front yard. It's perfect though! I can maintain a yard that small :) I'm so excited to get it fixed up a bit and start putting a little love into it.

When I get some pics I'll post them... it'll be a work in progress but that's the fun part yeah?

I am so excited!

I love my mom!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

She packed me a lunch today. Complete with cake and sauce in it's own little baggy.

It reminds me of when I was a kid and she'd pack me a hardboiled egg, and put the salt and pepper in a little parchment envelope. :) How cool is that?

I hope I'm half as cool of a mom as she is. Because wowza. Even when you're 24 and pathetically living on her couch... she still packs you a lunch :D

I love you mom!