Wednesday, February 25, 2009


I must have lost my mind somewhere along the way... I'm thinking about my early 20's....

Let me explain.

I have a whole new respect for people who are trying to raise a child while trying to finish their degree and somehow keep a tenuous grasp on their sanity. Why? Because I am one of those people... and the whole M looking for a job thing (since Oct.) isn't helping the stress level in the least, but (in the words of my people) what are you going to do about it?

I'm going to school on-line because 1) I hate sitting in a classroom for hours on end & 2) we can't afford to put Jacob in day care, nor do I really want to unless I really have to. I'm trying to get done as fast as possible, so ::sigh:: I'm pushing it to the limit.

And Jacob is 7 months old (today) and will soon be crawling his little hiney around my house. Gated, baby... that's all I'm saying. He's such a joy. Laughing and happy... except at nap time. :-)

And yes, M is still looking for a job. ::sigh::

And have I mentioned that the Christmas decorations are still up???

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Cutting Class

So, I'm allegedly working on school work at the moment. I say allegedly because it's most likely fairly obvious that since I'm updating the blog, I'm not working on school work. And yes, I'm back in another school term... the endless school terms.

::le sigh::

And yes, I'm kicking myself for not having finished this particular brand of personal carnage years ago, have no doubt.

::double le sigh::

For the record, I would like to lodge a personal complaint against the back and forth temperature changes that are currently gracing north Texas. Argh. My allergies would also like to lodge a complaint- as would the allergies of my son.
-the makers of Benadryl and Vicks Vapor Rub & Baby Rub would probably like to thank the waffling weather for the mint they are making off of me.

Here's a funny for you; I'm already thinking about J's 1st b-day. Eesh, yes, I have become a mom. I am trying to keep a reign on it though. At the moment, I'm thinking a barbecue with cake and friends & family... and a theme. Something that will cause much embarrassment late in life.... hmm... I'm thinking either Battlestar Galactica or Star Wars. (Have I mentioned that there's a very strong possibility that J will be Yoda for Halloween this year????) Let's face it, this is for the parents and other adults, not for the kids at this age. I say, why deny it? Embrace it and wring every possible insanely fun moment out of it! :-) Oh... and take pictures. Lots and lots of pictures. Great for blackmail.

I'm thinking of joining Netflix. The last movie I saw in a theater was Enchanted, last January. Yikes! There are a ton of movies out that I want to see, but I will be darned if I want to spend half my life's savings on a night's entertainment (which isn't always that entertaining). It's a complete rip- and don't even get me started on movie food. Holy cow! I would much rather just stay home & eat my own (much tastier & much cheaper) food, sit on my comfy couch (far superior to movie theater chairs) & be able to pause the movie any time I have to get up to go to the bathroom because I drank too much Dr. Pepper.

Needless to say, it now takes a heck of a movie to propel me out the door. Thus the beauty of Netflix to one so lazy & cheap as me.

***I would like to issue a blanket apology to any and all who have attempted a restful slumber on the mattress that's currently masquerading as a guest bed in Jacob's nursery/guest bedroom. Oh my golly heavens. I slept in Jacob's room with him the night before last because he was having trouble breathing with his stuffily nose. Poor boy woke up several times shrieking. That mattress is hideous. My back hurt all night & all yesterday. Evil, evil mattress***

And for all those waiting for a picture, here you go.
A little boy at play.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

A Boy & His Toy

We took the little lad outdoors to try out the swing he got for Christmas. I think I'll let the video speak for itself. :-)

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Super Bowl

So, we go together with my Mom & my Dad to watch the Steelers become 6x Super Bowl Champions. Great times!!!!!!!!!!!

The Little Steeler & Gizmo

Wearing #7... All he needed was a Terrible Towel

Me & My Daddy

WE WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michael, Jacob, me & Dad... photo by my Mama

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Hi/Low Thursday

This post is part of "Hi/Lo Thursday" on the Riggs Family Blog. Check our their blog to read everyone else's "Hi/Lo" posts.

Hi- Well, that's easy. Seeing Jacob make the connection and wave at his Uncle Phillip on Sunday. That has, without a doubt, been a high for me this week.

Low- Unfortunatly, easy as well. I've really come to understand this week how... damaged, I guess for lack of a better word, a friendship I have with another person is. We were once best friends... but, not so much any more. And it rips my heart out. Not sure how to fix it. Most assuridly, a low.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Ahhh.... 1986....

Yup... gotta love those spring/summer 1986 fashions! Two guesses which one of these pint sized models is your intrepid blogger! (hint: shorty with cheesy grin!)

Monday, February 02, 2009

One Day After our Nap....

I think this picture pretty much sums up Mr. Jacob, don't ya think?