Feb 23, 2010
How does a kid get sick during a blizzard when they are basically quarantined by mother nature?
How is it that there is a single most adorable baby in the whole world. And every mother has her, including me?
Why is the only time my baby naps for more than a half hour when her brother is making as much noise as humanly possible?
As much as a two month old sleeps, you would think naps would overlap at least one in awhile, but it almost never happens. (Maybe she has figured out she gets undivided attention when it's quiet?)
The snow is finally almost gone, but I'm having a hard time getting back in the groove.
So until I can safety get my head above water and find a little time to blog - a little cuteness to distract from my slacking -
Feb 16, 2010
But I still loved my car.
I wasn't in a hurry to get a new ride, but the addition of a second car seat was the tipping point.
You want to know the best thing about driving a beat up old Sentra?
Anything seems like an upgrade in coolness...even a minivan.
I now drive a mom yacht.
And I have to say, it's kind of awesome.
It's the most comfortable vehicle I've ever ridden in. It obviously doesn't get as good of gas mileage as my little car, but it's not too bad.
The car seats are in captains chairs so my son can't poke the baby while I'm driving anymore, which is definitely a bonus.
Most important, it's very safe with air bags all over the place.
There is definitely a part of me that is throwing a tantrum in protest. But keeping my babies safe is priority number one.
And the six CD player and radio controls on my steering wheels are helping ease the transition.
I'm not rocking mom jeans any time soon, but I am definitely sporting a mom mobile now.
And I'm okay with it.
Actually, I'm more than okay with it.
I love my new minivan.
Guess it's time to sign my son up for soccer!
Feb 9, 2010
Excellent show of fury last week. Closing the federal government for two days is pretty impressive. You successfully brought the entire DC area to a stand still. Mail wasn't even delivered until today.
We get it. You are clearly a bit pissed right now.
But do we really need a second blizzard this week? We still have two feet of snow on the ground without adding the predicted 10-20 inches.
Is it the politicians? If I was you I'd probably be more than a little angry at them too.
But maybe in the future you could use a more directed means of flexing your mighty muscles. I'd like to recommend some lightening strikes and maybe a few small well aimed tornadoes.
Just a thought...Please don't take my electricity as retribution for the suggestion.
Feb 7, 2010
Usually, our weather reports are greatly exaggerated. I'm pretty sure a dart board is involved in the process somehow.
They'll predict a foot of snow and we'll generally get a few inches. School will be canceled and the sun will shine all day.
This time they actually got it right...
What my road looks like right now...
We thankfully did not lose power. No heat and a seven week old isn't a good combination. Thousands of folks in the area are without power and heat right now.
I went on a stock up mission Friday morning before the blizzard (yes, it was officially a blizzard) hit so we've had plenty of food and supplies.
We really haven't had it too bad. I just have a raging case of cabin fever at this point.
And I do have to wonder why this stuff has to happen on Friday afternoon. Couldn't it hit during the work week so we at least get some work canceled out of the deal?
Hope you all are staying safe and warm this weekend.
Feb 2, 2010
So...I've been watching way too much television.
This was the first time since high school that I've watched the Miss America competition.
I find the whole pageant thing strangely fascinating.
How do they get away with calling the swimsuit competition "Lifestyle and Fitness"? Are we really going to pretend it's about anything other than looking hot in a bikini?
If I was queen of the world, the fitness category would definitely involve some push ups.
And maybe some running and squats. Or we could even throw in a drill sergeant or two to spice things up.
Let's see how fit those girls really are!
Thanks to my friend google, I learned that the Miss America Organization is the largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women world wide.
Apparently, we only want to educate attractive women willing to parade in a swimsuit.
To be fair, scholarships for women are a good thing.
I guess I'd just prefer that the largest source of scholarships for women base their selection on something crazy like scholastic achievement rather than a pretty smile and fancy dresses.