Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
There is a part of me that seriously drives me crazy, and I wish I could calm it down....
I have this internal drive to be the BEST at EVERYTHING, otherwise I completely freak out.
Maybe its the Virgo in me.
According to this website:
The real stand-out feature of the Virgo personality is their commitment to excellence in everything they do. This is a person who once committed to a given task, will complete it to the very best of his ability. If something goes wrong, and the task is incomplete or not perfectly done, it will be on Virgo's mind for some time to come.
Or maybe its the fact that in school I was always one of the top students. In sports, I was always one of the top players. At my old job, I knew everything.
I feel like I grew up being good at everything... and now I just do not how to deal with it if I am not.
A great example is how I freak out around exam time. The threat of FAILING throws my whole world upside down. I get sick to my stomach. I cant sleep. I seriously go crazy cleaning the house. I take my anxiety out on Brian. Speaking of anxiety, I probably get to a point where most doctors would prescribe me some calming pills... I freak out.
I know I cant be good at everything.... failing is part of life. But damn it, I can try!!
However, I would like to thank this trait for teaching me determination and how to work hard. I am very lucky in my life, and am at a great place. This "bad" trait of mine is probably why I am where I am today....
But... I just need to learn to accept that doing my best is OK, even if it means not being the best.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
She is up for hours during the night.
Tossing and turning.
Staring at the walls.
She insists on having someone in the room with her while she lays quietly, wide eyed.
If we try to sneak out, she screams hysterically….
So instead we lay on her floor, staring at the ceiling in unison.
We are at a loss.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
And what did I unexpectantly find? .... A paint brush.
I have NO IDEA how it got there.... and ya know what, my first thought was "Blog about it!" so I grabbed my camera... snapped pictures, and headed to the computer....
The paint brush is still in there...
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Monday, February 14, 2011
Our house has only been on the market for a week but I am ready for something to happen!!
We have been doing AWESOME at keeping the house clean! It really is pretty easy if you do it each night... I feel so much better coming home to a clean house, going to bed with a clean house, waking up to a clean house... I really hope this becomes a habit!
We have had 2 individual showings, and an open house.... pretty good for the first week I guess.... but somebody buy it please!!
Yesterday Brian and I had Chinese. His fortune cookie said something big would happen 3 months from the day... we get an offer? We close? We move? I hope its right!
May 13th? What do you hold for us?
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Yes, I willingly take 2 math exams a year, study hundreds of hours, doing math problem after math problem....
But does that mean I am good at simple math!??
Give me algebra and calculus any day.
But ask me to add big numbers together in my head.... I will most likely get it wrong, unless you give me like 2 minutes to do it!
Here is proof: <---- a typical math activity.
Leah's daycare just increased its monthly price. It used to be 1127.00 a month. (I am telling you the ridiculous number that we pay in childcare, for ONE child, because I hope some day I will look back and think, "WOW! That was cheap!")
This month it increased.
My husband and I had a little conversation last night....
Brian - I thought you said daycare went up 15 dollars?
Me - It did.
Brian - Then why did you write a check for 1132.00?
Me - Because it went up fift.... OHHHHHHH.
And therefore... I am not good at simple math.
This post is not only true, but also part of the Working Mommy Wednesday's writing prompt for this week.
Sunday, February 6, 2011
When she started helping to throw things away I thought, "AWESOME!"
But now I realize that it might not be so awesome....
We need to keep an eye on her.
Today she was doing great at throwing a few items away for me so I thought I would try "Leah, will you take your cup to the Kitchen?"
She got up, holding her cup, and waddled off to the kitchen... except the cup never made it to the counter (Yes, my child is a giant and can put things on the counter at 14 months) instead, it ended up in the trash can.
Then later today we were at the relator's office to discuss a few things. We were in a small office room and ended up just leting Leah do whatever to entertain herself. She did great! Did not fuss at all and tried to join in on the conversation a few times.
When we headed out the door Brian realized he could not find this phone. We went back to the room and dialed his number....
It was in the trash can.
She's a stinker!
But I wouldnt have it any other way!
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
I dont know if it was the fact that Brian was home too.... working, but home....
Or the fact that my office closed down for the day so I did not have to attempt to work...
Or the fact that Leah is a few weeks older, more mature, and I felt more prepared to entertain her...
But Sleet Day 2011 wasnt so bad!
We took a good nap.
We read books.
We did laundry.
We had a CLEAN bath.
The day was long, but Mommy is not nearly as tired as she was last time.
Now there is a slight chance that Leah will be home tomorrow as well.... I am not sure if day 2 will go as well as day 1.... lets keep our fingers crossed!!