Wednesday, December 5, 2007

R-A-N-D-O-M

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:)

13 comments:

The Pettingills said...

One good book that I have read recently is called the KITE RUNNER. It is not a sappy love story at all, you and Jarom would both probably like the book because its not one for a specific gender and it is not a true story but it has alot of things in it that could be real. It is about 2 afghanistan boys that grow up together. One is a very wealthy kid and the other is the son of one of the hired hands for the rich family. It is not a light read, meaning it will make you cry and it has a little bit of swearing in it but it really made me appreciate where I live and where I came from and it just makes you more thankful for the things that you have.

Katie Price said...

You're cute Kristin. I know Shelby would be flattered to know you love her blog so much. I will have her check yours out so she can see how much she is helping people. I'm with you - I don't like things that couldn't happen in real life. But I did LOVE the Harry Potter series. Took me seven years to get around to reading them, but once I did, I loved them.

Allyson said...

ARE YOU OKAY??? I'm watching the news and totally freaking out because you are in Omaha. I hope you are safe.

Kristin Bishop said...

ally,
Thanks for caring! I am alive and safe:) It has been quite a day though. The westroads mall is my favorite...and Von Maur...let's just say I spend plenty of time there. I feel lucky to have not been there today. I often go there during the days and walk around with jaxson...just to get out. I was heading there today...when I decided it would be better to go tomorrow after my baby's doctors appointment. Scary huh??? My friend (a fellow law students wife) was there with her little newborn Kate. SO scary. It has been a hard day...and it is only a few miles from my house. This kind of thing usually happens on the other side of the country...not where YOU live, ya know? I can't stop reading about it...and today I cried for a good part of the afternoon. Just too close for comfort. Thanks for checking in...you're so sweet! I'm surprised someone remembered where I AM!
kris

channa said...

K so one thing you said hit me... FIRST THINGS FIRST. I've thought about this before but it stood out again. I do the same thing with looking to far ahead and not paying attention to one day at a time. FIRST things like: family, scriptures etc. I tend to get to preoccupied in stupid stuff. Anyway totally random too. BUT I love reading and I'm telling you to read Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. BEST love story and just a tad make believe but well worth it. Just read to page 285 and if its too unrealistic for you then stop.

Suzanne said...

what boggles my mind is how you are able to stay in the bath tub reading a book for hours and still have the water stay warm.

Pam said...

Kristin, I was just watching the news on the today show, and saw that there was in a shooting in Omaha. I immediatlely thought of you and wanted to know if you were ok.

The Johnsons said...

Kristin I'm glad to hear that you guys are okay. A little bit scary. I am also going to agree with Channa on the book thing. There are three of the books in the Twilight series and they are awesome. A little bit make belief, but SO good. I was skeptical at first, but I read all three in 2 weeks. I would have read them in 3 days, but I do have kids to take care of! :)

Ginger said...

Kristin,
I LOVE to read as well! If you read "The Pact", or "My Sister's Keeper" both by Jodi Picoult, you won't be let down. They are the best! Glad to hear you guys are safe. I know we never talk except on this blog thing but believe it or not I actually did think about you guys when I saw the story on the shooting in Omaha. Super sad.

bmjaussi said...

I hear ya Kristin. I'm the same way about getting all the information. Beau hates me for it! But I do like to know the details. Hope Jarom is doing well right now in the midst of finals! I stare at my kids all the time too. It's amazing how your perspective changes (even daily) as you experience new things. I've found more and more that I'm so satisfied just being a mom, and spending my time taking care of them. You are absolutely going to love when you Jaxson starts talking and understanding concepts. It's been hilarious seeing Teagan trying to figure things out. We'll see you in Utah!

Chelsea said...

That was a nice long post. I will consider that my reading for the month, because I am horrible about reading books. I did enjoy your post though, and I too love Shelby's blog! I got enough courage to leave a comment one day:) Life is short...I've figured out too since I became a mom. Thanks for all the good words:)

Chelsea said...

That was a nice long post. I will consider that my reading for the month, because I am horrible about reading books. I did enjoy your post though, and I too love Shelby's blog! I got enough courage to leave a comment one day:) Life is short...I've figured out too since I became a mom. Thanks for all the good words:)

Chelsea said...

That was a nice long post. I will consider that my reading for the month, because I am horrible about reading books. I did enjoy your post though, and I too love Shelby's blog! I got enough courage to leave a comment one day:) Life is short...I've figured out too since I became a mom. Thanks for all the good words:)