Sunday, June 29, 2008

mayday, mayday...

okay, so is it normal for a 14-month old to throw a fit (whining, crying, wailing, kicking, and stomping) for, pretty much, every reason...and no reason at all??  all day long??

i've been trying the calm, cool and collected approach:

"harrison, you are throwing a fit.  no fits.  when you calm down, mommy will talk to you again".  

then i leave the room. 

well...i guess this approach sort of, kind of, works.  he does calm down (for which, i praise the heck out of him).  but, two minutes later he throws a brand new fit. 

seriously, i'm tired.  i'm trying to remain positive.  but i'm dreading tomorrow.  Lord, have mercy!

somebody...anybody...i need some encouraging words...or some practical tips...  just tell me that my child is not the only one who does this...

Monday, June 23, 2008

sticks and stones...

it's true, i am not a thin woman.  i never have been.  and i never will be.  God simply did not create me with the body of a supermodel.  

He sure did create me with a love for all things chocolate, though.

and it's also true that i currently weigh more than i have ever weighed in my life.  but, honestly, i've wrapped my mind around this issue, accepted it, and decided to live in the moment and focus on the positive.  one may be surprised to hear that although i don't actually love my body at the moment, i am thrilled to be pregnant...and, more importantly, i love the person wrapped up inside my body.  

i can always work on my mind and my sense of humor...and once i'm done bearing children, i can work on my girlish figure. 

BUT even though i have a positive outlook on things doesn't mean that the phrase "has anyone told you that you're getting quite fat?" just rolls off my back.  and, please, when we are in the house of the Lord, shouldn't we try to speak ENCOURAGING words to one another??? especially after the pastor just spoke about loving and being merciful to others???

i really don't think i have ever been the recipient of such rude words.  

sigh.  i guess i better lay off the snickers ice cream bars.  

Saturday, June 7, 2008

i've been tagged

a little fishie told me that i have been recruited to participate in a blogging game.  so, here it goes....  

1. The rules of the game get posted at the beginning.
2. Each player answers the questions about themselves.
3. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people, posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment to let them know they've been tagged.
4. Let the person who tagged you know when you've posted your answers.

What were you doing ten years ago?
I was 21.  I was working as a medical assistant in a podiatrist's office.  Hanging out with friends.  Being carefree.

What are five things on your to-do list for today?
Load the dishwasher.  Pick up toys.  Take package to the post office.  Take nap.  Get rid of headache.

What are some snacks you enjoy?
Mixed nuts.  Granola bars.  Cookies.  Barbeque potato chips.  Part skim mozzarella string cheese.  Apples with peanut butter.  Carrots with peanut butter.  Hey, I'm pregnant...I specialize in snacks.

What would you do if you were a billionaire?
Pay off student loans.  Hire a full-time acupuncturist and massage therapist to be at my beck and call.  

What are three of your bad habits?
Listening to my voicemail.  Returning phone calls.  Returning emails.  Eating too much sugar.  I know that's four bad habits...I could keep going if you'd like.

What are five places where you've lived?
Waterloo, IA
Bartlesville, OK
Branson, MO (when I worked at Kanakuk one summer)
Lakewood, CO

What are five jobs you've had?
Podiatric Medical Assistant
Associate Youth Director
Assistant to a Rock-n-Roll Managing Guru
Client Services Specialist

What is currently playing on your ipod?
My husband stole my ipod because his died.  Yesterday I listened to classical music as Harrison and I played.  The music played on our Apple TV, which is also a Mac product, so does that count?

What are the last 5-6 books you've read?
Highland Affair
Good in Bed (which is not about what it sounds like it's about)
The Poisonwood Bible (HIGHLY recommend this book!!)
A Tale of Two Cities
I can't remember the order of the rest...but they are listed off to the right on my blog.

Who do you want to tag?