This post is completely random and pointless other than to allow me a second to vent what's on my mind. Wait...isn't that what a blog is for? That way I don't have to call all of my friends (those who actually see this) and vent to them one by one! ha. Last night was one of those nights where I COULD NOT sleep because I had so many little things going through my mind. Nothing too important...just a lot.
1-I have a stye. Sick. I guess they aren't all that gross...but what in the crap are they? What causes them? Why did I get one? So of course I called my Uncle Mitch immediately, he is an eye doctor, and he told me to put heat on it and massage it for days until it went away. Like I have time with a 9-month-old tiny terror to lay back and relax with a heat compress....I haven't even shaved my legs in like 4 days. So....I look like quasimodo (sp?) ha ha ha...no just kidding, not that bad....but it hurts and I hate it. That's all about that.
2-I have been on this reading kick lately...but I NEVER read and so I don't know what books are good or what is a must-read. The other night in desperation I sifted through our book shelf and found one called "christmas past" it seemed fitting to the time of year so I got in a bubble bath and didn't get out until the entire 150 pages was read. I flew through that thing. Yes....it was about 2:30 a.m. if you are wondering how I had time for that with a 9-month-old tiny terror:) Anyways, those of you with good books...let me know what I JUST HAVE TO READ. But before doing so...note that I cannot stand imagination, make-believe, or anything that could never really happen in real life. It annoys me. Only real stuff...ya know the good ones with romances, life-lessons, self-help ooey gooey advice on how to be a better me! HA HA, I need all the help I can get. Nothing like Lord of the Rings....W-E-I-R-D!
3-The other day I was feeling sad. When I feel sad sometimes for absolutely no reason I found this blog about a wonderful inspiring woman named Shelby who I LOVE TO READ ABOUT. You should really check her out. I love to blog-hop and ran across Katie Price's blog on a few of my friends pages. Her sister-in-law is named Shelby and recently got diagnosed with cancer. What type...I can't remember? But...she is the most awesome person I have ever met. Well...I have never met her...but I want to:) You will love to read about her and her journey through this...she is so strong and has such a testimony of what's important. Stop by her page...I will link it to mine...since I visit it often. I hope she doesn't mind. When you feel depressed...read about her...she has a way of motivating you and making you a better person. What good trait to have....she's lucky!
4-I love my son!!! Do you ever look over at your kid and just melt inside....(sounds cheesy...but you all do it). Or you look at them and think....YYYYEEESSSS.....they are sooooo cute! I have totally felt that way this last week. He is constantly giggling and laughing at himself....I love it. He LOVES to look at pictures of himself or look in the mirror. Wait? Maybe I tell him he's cute too often? oh-well.....it will build confidence right? I'll let the kids in junior high be the ones to beat him down:) He is the joy of my life. This morning I read him 3 books and we are currently watching shrek 3 together....well until he went down for a nap and I started blogging...we will finish it when he wakes up. I LOVE to spend time with him and I love his little personality. He is already reminding me of his dad. Funny...laid back...sensitive...carefree. I will totally and gladly take another person like that in my life.
5-I am reading this book my friend Brittany gave me for christmas about "Raising our children by Playing with them". It is SO CUTE. Thanks Brittany....I read half of it during a bubble bath last night at 1 a.m:) It has really opened my eyes about how "serious" I am sometimes. I always keep things orderly and try and pick up jaxson's toys....blah blah blah. It is so important for us to let-loose and play silly games with them sometime. There is an entire chapter on playing with our food??? It surprised me but it said that it would be a pity if we used EVERY mealtime to teach our children table manners! B-O-R-I-N-G! Instead play games, make it a fun family bonding experience. I am starting that...as soon as Jaxson is old enough to eat real people food:) I also love the book because it has a section at the end of each chapter to record ideas you have or traditions you want to start with your own family! Wahoo. I already started telling Jarom of things I want to do with our kids. Quick example: when your child is a little older or can at least talk:) buy them a special journal or notebook to keep by the side of their beds. Every night after you tuck them in you can take a few minutes with that individual child and talk with them/record their FAVORITE part of the day and their NOT SO FAVORITE part of the day. Cute huh? I loved this idea and will be doing it because it gives your children time to reflect on positive things about their lives and also gives them an opportunity to vent what frustrates or bothers them...what hurts their feelings, etc. It's so important to be involved in their lives...the good and the bad! I'll have to share more ideas when I read about them....:)
6-I just decided or noticed something. I am ALWAYS counting down to something. 23 days until halloween....14 days until thanksgiving...18 days until we go home for christmas...141 days until my husband graduates law school...hallelejah (sp?) It is fun to look forward to something...but in the meantime WEEKS and MONTHS are flying by and I am just excited about it. Wow...perspective changes with a little one. I want christmas to come...but I don't...because that means it will only be 60 days away from my baby turning into a toddler and not MY baby. How disgustingly rude. I'm going to slow down and worry about today. First things first...I am going to shower:) Then, eat another bag of chocolate covered raisins:) Then, put a heat compress on my stye:) See...who needs christmas...when I have such a FUN and EXCITING Day ahead!
7-Lastly, My baby's two little bottom front teeth are strange. I know that I jump to conclusions but what first time mother doesn't. I forgot to mention that THAT is why I took him to the dentist. I wanted them checked because they don't look normal to me. They have little bumps or ridges on the top of them. They also looked cracked or like they have a line or slit or something down the middle. Of course, they are only half-erupted so I am TOTALLY jumping the gun...and we'll do whatever they need to fix them if something IS wrong...but holy crap it stinks to think something is wrong with your baby! I HATE IT. The dentist said we'll need to wait six months until they fully erupt to know for sure...and we'll need to see if other new little teeth look similar? But for now...we have two little front teeth that look like spikey mountain tops....and if one more person asks me if their cracked...they may be the lucky one to get slapped???? I AM TOTALLY KIDDING...kind of:) ha ha.
8-My friend Brittany also just gave me the brand new Willow Tree that just came out this year called "Our gift". Holy crap I am in love with it. I have been looking at it all morning. I collect them and love them to death. Anyhow, go on-line and see how cute it is. It has a mom, dad and their holding a little baby. Not the one sitting down (I have that one) this one they are standing and the baby is a bit older. Totally fitting to my little family right now. Such a cute gift and so meaningful to us emotional crazy mothers.
wow...I have been blogging a lot lately! Enjoy my rantings...or pass over them....it just feels so good to get it out! I am a "venter".....I got it from my dad. Have a wonderful day:)