Sunday, September 11, 2011

10 Years Ago...

10 years ago today I was a senior I in high school.  I had long blond hair, took ballet classes every day, wore approximately a size 0. (seriously.)  I was trying to make my final decision on which college to attend.

And this happened.

I had visited NYC a year before.  The World Trade Centers were HUGE. On TV, you see that they were big, but they were not big, they were HUGE.  The amount of land that the WTC complex sat on was a huge piece of land, with many buildings. 

I was in school, my history teacher told us right away that this was terrorism.  Even before the second plane hit, he knew what was going on.  I spent the rest of my day at school with my classmates, in awe and not really understanding what happened. We watched the 2nd plane hit, saw coverage on the Pentagon and the crash in Pennsylvania.  I grabbed on to the boy I barely knew next to me as the first tower fell.  We had no clue. No clue of what was happening, though we had been told, no clue of the destruction, death and hurt.  We were so far removed, so young and so naive.

We were at the age though, that we would soon learn and understand exactly what this meant.  Being 18 at the time, let us understand slowly. We watched the news all day.  i went home and watched TV all night. 

I will never forget. Though I don't know anyone who died or was hurt in the 9/11 attacks, I still think about and pray for them today.

I don't say it nearly enough, but I am PROUD and THANKFUL to be American!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Back To School

Well, I am going to do it.  Classes start on Tuesday.  I'm going back to school. Yikes.

I hated being in school, classes sucked.  Being in a classroom was just not for me.  This time, I'm trying all online classes.  University of Phoenix has a new student and hopefully I will kick it's ass.  I'd take all the good vibes you could send over!

I have a little office/classroom set up in the basement.  All new school supplies.  I'm geeked. Does that make me a geek? hm....

Monday, August 8, 2011

Moms Gone Wild!

This past weekend we went back down to Indy to hang out with my inlaws to celebrate my, hubs, B's and our nephews birthday. On Sat night though...I went out---like woah.

My friends in Indy, who I met because of a breast feeding support group, and I all ditched our kids and husbands and got a hotel room downtown.  We had a nice dinner and then.....well, lets just say I ended the night riding a mechanical bull, in a dress and woke up feeling like complete shit.

But, it was SO worth it! I have not laughed so hard in so long.  I miss my girls so much, so thankful I met them and am so thankful that we have such easy ways to stay connected!   I know we won't do that every time I see them, but I bet we do it at least once or twice a year. 

Mommas gone wild--hellz yes.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Weight Watchers **updated**

Ya know how I'm like a super fantastic blogger?  I'm that good at Weight Watchers too.

I started WW in January when my son was 3 months old.  Over the next 5 months I dropped 29lbs without doing much of anything.  ( Well, wait, I went from 217lbs when I delivered B down to around 155lbs. Too bad I didn't start WW when I weighed that awful 217lbs! I started somewhere around 185lbs) . Anyways, I  worked out a bit, but only because I needed to get out of the house and I ate whatever I wanted.  Pumping and being able to feed an army of infants was awesome. I could eat fast food and drink regular soda and still lose weight.  Now that I've gone down from pumping 8x/day to 2 or 3x/day this whole WW thing isn't so easy.

Since we moved and my sisters wedding a few weeks ago I've gained about 5lbs back.  Not so bad for not paying attention to what I eat at all and eating mostly crap.  Okay, I get it.  I can't eat Volcano Burritos everyday, but gosh, they are SO good...mmm. No! I will not get one today.

I'm pumping my boobs now, getting every.last.drop out, hopefully i can do a #2 and then go.  (gross right? no. this is how you do when you are a WW member, it's not just me! i promise.) Hopefully things went at least a little better this past week, but I'm not really counting on it.

This coming week, I will track. I WILL TRACK.....for at least 3 days.  and I will only have fast food once. or twice. crap.

**update **

So, by some crazy act of God, I am down 2.2lbs this week.  I only think that's because I pooped and pumped the bewbs before going.  Thank you diet coke for your help in that matter.

I've already had fast food twice. Sick, seriously why do I love it SOOO much?!  We're about ready to go on a road trip, then have a family get together, then a night out with some friends and then the trip back home....HELLLOOOOOOOOOO WEIGHT GAIN!  meh.

Monday, July 25, 2011

"You Smell Like Breakfast..."

yeah.  That's what my husband rolled over and said to me at 2:24 this morning.  Ever since I've been trying to get my milk back (which is going well!) I've been taking an herbal supplement called Fenugreek.  One of the side effects is making you smell like maple syrup.  and i do, all the time.  My arm pits, head, belly, boobs...syrup!

Last week in the heat wave I straight up smelled like a truck stop at breakfast. BO and Syrup.  I suppose that's better than just smelling like BO, right?

Anyways, If you have a low supply, Fenugreek is awesome.  I got it on Amazon for 6 bucks a bottle.  I got two since my super awesome lactation consultant told me that I needed to take 3 capsules 3x/day.  Also, Mothers Milk organic tea is super.  Since the weather started getting warmer I've been drinking this as an Iced tea. A packet of splenda makes it rather pleasant. I'm a fan and I recommend it!

I suck at blogging...or remembering to blog...

I really try to write updates, but apparently I have to be all like "ooh let me feed you, ooh let me wipe you" and then I also have my son to take care of.  Ha. just kidding, I don't really feed my husband, he's gotten pretty good at eating.

I have so many ideas running through my head.  The problem is, if I don't write down all of this brilliance, it goes away because my memory blows.

I don't know what it is that happens to mommas after the babes are born, but something that was once so easy---remembering to put on matching shoes--seems like rocket science.  I'm sure that it's probably because all of a sudden we're thinking non stop at a million miles per second all day, every day even in our sleep....but whateves.  I have sticky notes all over the place. Reminders in my phone. Dry erase markers on my mirrors. Paper taped to the door to the garage....and I still am always forgetting.  That just must mean that I'm a super fantastic mom...yeah, that's for sure.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Heat Wave!

Okay, it's summer.  In the summer, the air gets hot. Always. Every single year.  I don't get why people are all freaking out.  We don't have AC and haven't complained once.   Okay, husband has.  But I have not.  B and I throw on our swimsuits and head to the baby pool on the deck or go downstairs to play where it is a bit cooler.  If it gets bad enough, we hop in the car and go to Target or the mall.  I just feel like everyone is being so super whiny.  Hellloooo you were bitching about winter for so long and now summer is here.  SUCK IT UP!

unless your job is to work outside, then that sucks.