Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Madelynn's Checkup

Well, Maddie is tall and skinny still. She's 86% in height at 35 1/2 inches and 38% in weight at 26lbs. I don't know how she's grown at all since she won't eat hardly anything. But hopefully it's just the stage she's in right now.
Annie got her head checked again too. The thought is that the skull sutures are just overlapped and not fused, which is good. As long as her head continues growing and continues being a good shape, then no worries.
It's colder here now. Madelynn is definitely a summer girl. Annie and I do fine without jackets, but Maddie has to have her jacket before going out.....or maybe she just really likes to accessorize....
Well, so far both girls have gotten over their colds for now. I'm really just waiting for the next one to strike. Every kid I know is coming down with something; it's going to be a hard winter. Tylenol and Kleenex is really going to get rich this year, maybe I should buy stock....hmmm.....

Friday, September 18, 2009

New Direction in Life

I don't know if it's because my cousin Jessica passed away so suddenly or that I've been bored with work lately, or perhaps a combination of the two; however, I've decided to try to mark some things off my life's to-do list. I've quit all my groups and associations I'm involved in at work and am focusing completely on my home and family. Life is too short to continue putting things on the back burner. One day that back burner won't be there, and I don't want to be stuck with a 'coulda, shoulda, woulda' list.
So one thing on my list, is I've always wanted to run in a marathon. I bought a double jogger yesterday and am going to start running (this one may take a couple of years-lol). Next I have a list of inventions that I've thought of, and I want to start making progress on them. I'll start with getting a patent on them, then go from there. I'm looking at mommy and me classes for Maddie (then Annie when she's older.) Just so we can have special time together without any interruptions. I'm also thinking of starting some home health work. Just like 2 or 3 clients in the evenings. I've always thought I'd be good at it and thought I'd like it. For some reason, that one is the hardest for me to get started on....not sure why. Probably, because it takes the largest committment.
Unfortunately my list is longer than the things listed here; but this is a good start. I really want to encourage everyone to look at their lives too and remember to live every day to the fullest and let everyone know how much you love never know what the future may hold.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I suck at complements

I've have realized a few things about myself as I get older (just a few-lol!) One thing is that I suck at complements. Giving complements and receiving them. It became really obvious this weekend.
I have a friend from work who lost alot of weight recently. She looks great! I was telling her how skinny she looks and that she has a small butt. Since being pregnant, I have a large butt now so I'm really jealous of her butt. However, she is really self conscious of her butt and thinks she has no butt. So I accidently criticized her butt. I'm really sorry (she knows who she is). I meant to say you looked really great and should have left it at that.
I also sucked at telling my other friend how great she is looking also. All my clothes are really tight on me right now and I really wished I had clothes that were loose like I used to. I told her that she lost so much weight that her clothes hang on her and she needs a new wardrobe. I didn't mean to criticize her clothes, I meant to give her a complement that all her hard work is paying off. She looks great and I wish I was as small as she is.
I guess I learned a valuable lesson that I need to just leave complements as short and sweet instead of trying to tell people what I wish would be said to me. I wish I had no butt and I wish my clothes were loose on me instead of so tight all the time. So sorry to my 2 friends- I know ya'll worked really hard to lose all the weight, and it really shows. Ya'll look wonderful! The End

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Birthdays Galoore

So my birthday is coming up. It's funny how the older I get the more I want to stay home instead of going out. Some work friends are taking me out on Sunday, but on my actual birthday (Thursday) Jake and I are going to put together bookcases and put up the new TV while Grandma watches the girls. I'm actually looking forward to Thursday with Jake more than going out with the girls. It's not that I don't enjoy going out sometimes, I do! It's great to get out of the house and have a change of scenery sometimes. I just find myself becoming more of a homebody as I get older. Pizza and a project is more fun....I might even get to start a new puzzle! ;P It's getting harder and harder to care about getting fixed up, shaving (ugh), find something nice that will fit (I might have to go shopping)........It's just too much work now...... Maybe when I lose some weight and the kids are older then I'll enjoy these things again......maybe.......
Maddie's birthday is coming up too! It'll be fun to decorate the house for it (and it's great that it's forcing us to finish some projects to prepare for it) ;) Why as they get older, their presents get more expensive- lol! A water bottle just doesn't cut it anymore......
Well, better start cleaning the house. I've hit that point where I have to clean the bathrooms now to have it ready for the party- but I couldn't do it earlier because then I'd have to do it again before the! The trials and tribulations of cleaning the house, hahaha!
Oh yeah, I almost forgot! Annie is doing great too, she is laughing (well, more of a chuckle) more and she is rolling from front to back. She loves for people to talk to her- very sociable. She just keeps getting bigger by the minute- too fast! ;(