Why am I doing this?

Friday, November 28, 2008


Wanna know what happens when you have some (ok, a lot) of extra weight on your body and then you run in broken down shoes? You hurt the outside of your foot - to the point you can hardly walk. I am trying to get in enough miles to complete the Jingle Bell run next weekend here in Columbia. I am up to running 40 minutes (I know - sad, esp. when I think of what kind of shape I was in a few years ago!) and did that yesterday. I knew I needed new shoes, but I was waiting till Christmas. Bad idea. My body revolted. New shoes are ordered. I just hope it heals by next Saturday!!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

As promised -

Here is my story I have been meaning to tell for a few weeks. I had to go to STL for work a few weeks ago. I met a co-worker in Kingdom City and rode with her. When we got back to my car later that afternoon, my battery was dead. I guess I left my lights on. Like any good boy scout, neither one of us had jumper cables. I went into the McDonald's to ask the workers. I asked the first lady I saw - she was cleaning up the dinning room. She told me she had some and then grilled if I was a customer. I told her I was not planning to eat that day, but if it was deal breaker, I would buy something. I assured her I had a 3 year old and we frequented McDonald's. To move on, she got the cables, we jumped my car, and I took them in to her. I thanked her and was ready to walk away when she asked of she could share something with me. Not being rude, I agreed. She proceeded to tell me that cremation was bad - it hurt and I should in no way, ever consider it. Human bodies were not meant for cremation and it was painful. Please don't do it. I just smiled, thanked her again and walked away. Obviously there are religious view behind this, but seriously! Why would she not be worried about my soul and just the vessel? I am not too hip on cremation, but I am not sure it matters what happens to my body once I am dead. I mean I am no longer there! Anyway, I know some religions have very strong views on this. Just an interesting story!!

I saw Twilight last night. While it was lacking in places, I am totally smitten with Edward!! Too bad stuff like that does not exist in real life!!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

I am not crazy!!

Ok, that might not be a true statement, but at least I am not delusional! Brodie has a little tooth poking through! I knew it! The past couple days, he has been VERY finicky about eating. I knew something was up. It is too cute. Once I can really see it, I will try and get a picture for you all.

Friday, November 21, 2008

I know I still have not told my weird story. I have been uber busy. I will try this weekend.

For all of you going to see "Twilight" tonight ---- I HATE YOU!! (I mean that nicely!)

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Ok, I am over my drama and I am aware that I am not going to die from lack of sleep. I told myself what I would like to tell many, many people - "suck it up". Every once in a while I like to throw a little pity party for myself, but then I realize it gets me nowhere! I am still tired, but I have two kids. Life will go on and one day I will wish my kids were little again.

As you may know, I usually listen to Mancow in the morning on the way to work. I like him at times. Sometimes he is so in line with my thinking it is scary. Anyway, yesterday he was talking about his belief that there are no accidents in life. Everything is the way it is for a reason...you are where you are for a reason. I have been thinking about this a lot and I realize that it is very true, just very hard to remember at times. Heck, I am writing this and passing it along for a reason.

Speaking of passing along a story. I have a story from Monday that I will write about later. It is great, so stay tuned! (Hey, I got to do something to keep you coming back!)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Not to be dramatic, but...

can you die from not getting enough sleep? I already feel like I have but I am just walking around as a zombie.

(How is that for drama? Eat your heart out Dillon!)

Sunday, November 09, 2008

No sleep till....

Who knows when. I mean how long can a kid teeth for? Don't answer that. I remember when Dillon cut teeth. He was a bear. So naturally, his brother is being the same way. He has been grumpy and not sleeping through the night! Joy for me! If any one would like to come spend the night, let me know! Having one kid is a savior for #2. You know that all this baby stuff one day ends (ie: I know I will get to sleep again one day!). Then it is bittersweet. They are more self sufficient, but not your baby anymore. If you have children, you know what I mean.

I really like cold weather, but this has slapped me in the face.I hate being stuck inside with the kiddos. I am still attempting to run a bit in hopes to do the Jingle Bell run in December. We'll see.

Friday, November 07, 2008


Hello Friday!! This had been a long week. I had to go to KC for a meeting on Wednesday. Drove up for a 3 hour meeting and then back home. I forgot how tiring that is! I am getting old!

Brodie has been eating cereal. I know, I know...I gave it to him early. I have justification. He is the size of a 6 month old! So now we started feeding him some veggies at dinner. He LOVES sweet potatoes and carrots. Not too keen on squash and sweet peas, but we will try again. He really likes his food!

Sandy - it was GREAT to hear from you via my blog. Drop me an e-mail. We miss you guys!!

Happy Weekend everyone!!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

What do you want to be when you grow up?

I asked Dillon this question last night out of the blue. It had been a long night and I was grasping at strings to occupy him. His answer? I am happy to report that Dillon would like to be a clown. I asked him what his clown name would be and he replied, "D". (BTW: I was a good mom and replied that I thought that was a great choice! What other option do I have when he is 3? If he is still saying that at 18 - we'll talk!) I then asked what little brother was going to be when he grew up. Dillon told me Brodie was going to be a doctor - a surgery doctor! There you have it...a clown and a surgeon!! What more could a mom ask for?!?!

Monday, November 03, 2008

My two cents:

So I never thought I would be an advocate for breastfeeding. I breastfed Dillon for about 7 weeks - he was a terrible eater. This time around, it is better. Brodie is a good eater. I started out thinking I would just nurse while I was on maternity leave, but he is so easy to feed I decided to keep it up. Then I thought I would do it 3 or 4 months and I kept going. I am almost at 5 months - it is still hard at times, but everything worth it is hard. Plus, I am not sure we could afford to buy formula with the prices going up so much. I am shooting for 6 months and then I will re-evaluate the situation. I will most likely have to go to Washington DC in February for work and I am not sure how I would continue being gone for 4 days. So I might need to ween the end of January. Anyway, back to my first thought...I truly believe it is something that every mother should try. At least for a few days or a few weeks. Is it hard - yes! Is is worth it - VERY MUCH! I have a few friends that did it exclusively and I rely on them for support. Why do you ask - you'd think people would support you in this. Nope and that is one of the hardest things. I nursed Brodie at a Thomas event we took Dillon to in STL. I went to the diaper changing/nursing tent. People still looked at me like I had a third eye.

Do I want a medal, no thanks. Just wanted to voice my views on this topic. Am I Super Women? Yes, but most mothers are!