Wednesday, February 18, 2009

hold that thought!

Okay. So here I go. Attempting to post. I was writing this in my head as I unloaded the dishwasher, waiting for my soup to finish re-heating... It started something like this:
"Ahhhh... here I sit, two free hands, two children sleeping in their beds, resting my tired (and sore!) body, enjoying a nice, warm bowl of this leftover soup from dinner last night..."
However... that's not how things unfolded.
It went more like this:
"AHHH! Here I sit, pecking away with two fingers, as I hold a baby with one hand, and type between bites of my now-cool leftover soup, legs sore from yesterdays workout and the seven trips up and down the stairs I just made at a failed attempt to get Cate to fall asleep in her cradle..."
Please know, however, that I say that in good fun and with a smile. I mean, it's all true, but I'm not near as bah-humbug about it as I sound. :) Besides, the soup is spicy enough that I barely noticed its lukewarmness. Haha. And in case you check out the recipe, I add a can of diced tomatoes and some black beans (and ground red pepper, but just to my bowl).
Okay- she's sleeping now, and on the couch, so this is a lot easier. Sweet Baby Cate is now a month old! Holy moly... I blinked and it's over. She weighed in at 9lbs 14oz (75th%) and 22 1/2 inches long (70th%). Proportionately big, right? :) She's so sweet... I can't get enough of her. We go on Monday for Corban's 18 month (but at 19months) checkup. Can't wait to see how much he's grown!! He really seems to have shot up and thickened up here recently. I think he's definitely going to have his daddy's build.
Guess what?! I went for a run last night (thus the reason for sore legs..)! It wasn't long, or fast, but it felt SO good just to get my body moving. It's safe to say that I am out of shape. Very out of shape. Very very out of shape. Let's think about this... the last time I was in shape was track season my freshman year of college. Which ended May 2005. Yowzers. But then I had heart surgery, and then came marriage.... and then came (2!) babies in a baby carriage. Haha. Now that we're planning on no major life events happening any time soon, I'd really like to be diligent with my exercise. The issue is finding the time with two children and a husband.
Speaking of time... mine is about up! At least until the cleaning I have planned is done. Now that the kids are sleeping, it's high time I get to work. Today I plan to: clean the toilets, clean the shower, vaccuum, and put away the 872 million loads of laundry I have folded and just waiting on the couch. Should be a breeze, right?? So, maybe next January I'll have a moment to post. Until then...


  1. I love when you write! You're very comical. I always smile and laugh. Thanks for brightening my day. :) And wow, has it been a month already since Baby Cate's birth? Wow! I can't wait to meet her. See you soon!

  2. Well, I'll look forward to hearing from you in 11 months then. Happy house cleaning! :)

  3. Ahh the mom life! I love it! Glad you do too! As much as I'd LOVE to sit still for longer than 30 minutes, yes time will increase some day for you too! It is so great to be ACTIVE! Oh and getting in shape, I am so with you! Though the last time I was in shape was well, IDK! Good luck!


Leave your thoughts, questions, answers here!