Sunday, January 29, 2006

Listen up!

If you have kids and they have a runny nose and others in your family have been sick - PLEASE STAY HOME!

Of course what Sal picked up (argh) spread to Enzo. Sal is still super sick. Going on a week now. Saturday night Enzo woke up at 11:00 vomiting in his bead. Sal woke up because they now share a room and it took us until after midnight to get everyone cleaned up and back to sleep. I am also now coming down with something which means at some point this week J will have to take off work to care for all of us. Just wonderful.

This used to piss me off when I was still working too. Freakin' people who are obviously very sick and should be in bed come into the office because they feel obligated. They sneeze and cough everywhere spreading their shit everywhere all so they don't look bad for missing work. Then what happens? One by one others get it. STAY HOME and take care of yourself or your kids. Geesh.

Friday, January 27, 2006

I made it!

I have had a hellish week. Sal developed his nastiest cold yet on Tuesday and since then we have been stuck inside all week. The poor baby has been so sick all he wants to do is sleep on my chest all day. So Enzo (much to his liking) has watched more TV than the kid has ever seen in his life. We are not by nature big TV people for our kids so this was a big treat for him and a huge guilt issue for me. The biggest struggle I am facing now that I am a SAHM is trying to balance the needs of two children who have very different needs. The 4 year old wants to go go go and the 8 month old wants me to hold him all day. On a normal day I am finding some balance but when one is sick like this it throws everything off and I am left feeling like a bad mom. See Sal has never and still does not sleep in his crib during the day. The only naps he gets are on me. So add a horrible cold on top and you have a baby glued to my lap from the early morning hours until 6pm. One more hour to go until J gets home. I can't wait!!!!!! This staying home thing is SO much harder than anyone can imagine. It is by far the hardest job I have ever had. Bon-Bons my butt.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Just my luck

My washing machine broke today. I am swearing very loudly right now.

It is amazing how dependent we get on machines. I have pounds of laundry to do and a broken washer. The repair person isn't coming for two days. I feel so lost. Two kids and no washer. Just how did the generations before us get by? I had just bought some cloth diapers to try out too. Now I don't dare try them in fear they will sit dirty for days before it is fixed. Back to the disposable I guess. Oh well, I tried to be environmentally friendly this week.

Sunday, January 15, 2006


I was tagged by Nuclear Mom

The first player of this game starts with the topic "five weird habits I have" and people who get tagged then write an entry about their five weird habits as well as state this rule clearly. In the end, you need to choose the next five people to be tagged and link to their web journals. Don'?t forget to leave a comment in their blog or journal that says you have been tagged? (assuming they take comments) and tell them to read yours.

1. I can't go to bed without checking the locks on the door and making sure I shut the oven off. I only check once but I have to do it before I can go to bed. I usually go to bed before JB but I cannot leave the task to him. Could be because he would possibly (ok probably) forget to lock the doors. It drives me nuts but something I just have to do.

2. I also have visions of leaving the oven or coffee maker on while pulling out of the driveway so I usually have to go back to check and make sure they are all turned off.

(wow I am sounding paranoid)

3. I am sometimes known for playing "While You Were Out" by myself. JB has come home more than a few times to a rearranged house because I just could not wait for him to come one and help. He will usually say "how the hell did you move all that by yourself with the kids here?" It remains a mystery.

4. This one drives JB crazy. I have to time the beginning of a show or movie we are about to watch with my snack. So say we are about to sit down for a movie and we are going to have some ice cream JB has to cue up the movie for me so it is ready to start (no previews etc . . .) when I sit down with my ice cream. I just can't stand it when my ice cream is gone because I am waiting for the movie to start. I just hate it.

5. My feet always have to be covered with a blanket while sleeping. Even when is 95 degrees plus humidity in the summer I have to at least have the sheet over my feet or I just cannot sleep because I feel too exposed.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Hit the books

Now that the holidays are over and I have put jewelry making on the back burner for a few months I need to start focusing on my Childbirth Education studies. For anyone who does not know this I am studying for my certification to become a Childbirth Educator through ALACE - Association of Labor Assistants and Childbirth Educators. It is harder than I thought. Not the material - I love the books I have to read and the assignments I have. It is finding the time to actually do it. We just moved little S out of our room and into E's room last weekend so Mama finally has her room back. This means I can actually read in bed again. I am finding though that by the time I am done with my day and I get myself up there to study I am so tired I get one chapter read if I am lucky. It is my resolution though to get on the fast track with this. I have a lot of pregnant friends I promised free classes to while I practice for my certification. So on that note I am off to read my one chapter of the nite.