Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Stole this idea for Wordless Wednesday from a friend who is an excellent blogger and a phenomenal writer. She truly has a gift. You should check out her blog.

Monday, May 10, 2010

My First Mother's Day

What a great weekend! Mark came home from work on Saturday with flowers and candy for me. He is so wonderful and knew exactly what to do to bring a smile to my face. I've kind of been a little down in the dumps lately, which is really not very normal for me. I'm by no means perfect (:)), but I try really hard to be positive as much as I can. Our lives have become so busy and with Mark's work schedule, our weekends are practically non-existent, so I've been struggling a lot with our lack of family time together. Life is going so quickly and it's getting to the point that we don't really feel like we have a break or anything to look forward to, as a family, since our weekends, and only time together during the week, have been depleted to only one day. I'm trying to accept what this is and pray that it is only temporary. It's amazing how much I took weekends for granted prior to this. I enjoy the day, just Mia and I, but I miss having Mark on Saturdays. I feel incomplete without him. We try to squeeze so much into our Sundays, that we have no down time together, it's is just chore, after chore, after chore it feels like sometimes. And by the end of the day Sunday, we are both exhausted and can't believe another weekend is gone and work week is upon us.
Saturdays are really busy days for me between the baby and all the errands and house cleaning that I try to get done before Mark gets home, so he knew I would be pretty spent by the time he got home. He knew exactly what I needed. A night of relaxation and time at home with my family!!!
So we spent the night on the couch, relaxing, carb and sugar loading while eating Cecil Whittaker's, watching baseball and the beginning of SNL (we are quite the party animals these days, we seldom make it through all of SNL before falling asleep...I know, pathetic!). Betty White was fun and of course, Kristen Wiig is always a good laugh.
Sunday was a day of beautiful weather and time with family! After a nice long, hot shower and about an extra hour of sleep, Mark gave me a beautiful card from he and Mia. It was very sweet and thoughtful and will make a beautiful addition to Mia's scrapbook. Mark cooked me pancakes and hash browns for breakfast and then we headed to Laumeier Sculpture Park for the annual Art Fair to meet up with my family. We had a great time looking at all of the things we could not afford, although Mark bought me a beautiful necklace with a glass pendant! Later that afternoon, we met up with his family for an early dinner at The Cheesecake Factory and then heading to his parents' for cake!! :)
It was a great weekend. Now we are back to Monday and another work week!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

6 months

Wow! That was fast! Yesterday Mia turned 6 months old. I'm going to blink and she is going to be diving into her cake on her 1st birthday.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Weekend Craziness and Other Random Thoughts

Does anyone else feel like there is never enough time in the weekend? Each week I feel like this becomes more and more true! Seriously! Every Monday I think, what happened to the weekend and why doesn't the work week go that quickly?? :) A lot of my busy scheduling is of my own doing, but what can I say I like to spend time with family and friends. Between that and my motherly and wifely duties that keep me plenty busy, I just feel like the weekends are gone in a flash. Mark and I were discussing this in length last night. Where did the lazy Sundays go, when we had nothing planned and all the time in the world? I want just one of those days again soon! I cannot remember the last weekend day that we had nothing going on. I need to find the pause button! May I also mention that I am running a 5K in just a few weeks and I haven't ran (unless you count up and down the stairs at home) anywhere in almost three weeks. Pathetic! I've really fallen off the wagon the past few weeks. Once I got the green light from my OB to work out again I went at it and was feeling really good. We did the St. Patty's Day 5 mile race downtown and I felt awesome. Our schedule has become so crazy lately that there is no time to go to the gym unless I want to put Mia in the box they call child care at my gym. Mark just can't get home early enough for both of us to get to the gym. How do you work full time, take care of a baby and workout on a regular basis?? I never wanted to be the person that used the phrase, "There are just not enough hours in the day," but I am using it because there are not enough of them. If I would just win the freakin' lottery I could hire someone to bust my a**!! Until then, I need to reset my goals and get back out there. I cannot workout like I used to. I can't go to the gym for an hour anymore, so I need to do what I can. It's better than nothing! It's up to me and as much as I wish I could pass the buck onto someone else, I'm the only person that can make me get back to my routine. Plus I have to be in a swimsuit in 4 weeks - eeeeekkkksssss!!!! I'm not complainin,' I'm just sayin!'