Monday, April 28, 2008

End of One Chapter, On To The Next

I am officially done nursing Drew. It's been 1 year, 2 months, 3 weeks, and 3 days. I know it's time, he is loving cow's milk and getting to be just too busy to snuggle and nurse with me anymore. And, we were down to once a day anyway, in the morning when we were both half-awake. But now it's over, and I'm wistful. Wishing I could have one more day. I know this is mostly because it means my baby is no longer a baby anymore, but a full-blown toddler. But I will miss that special bond I had with him. Breast-feeding is the best feeling in the world, and I absolutely LOVED it. I'm so blessed that I was able to do it for so long.

And, I think I'm ready to be done, too. It's time. No more worrying about not taking any type of drug for fear of what it will do to my milk supply. No more nursing bras (although I think they are rather comfortable! Just not that sexy....). No more having to get up with Drew on the weekends, Bubba can do that now! I'm happy to have my body back. Except now there is nothing to take my extra calories, so I'm going to have to start watching what/how much I eat again. Boo.

This is going to take some getting used to....

Sunday, April 20, 2008

I did it! I did it!

Stolen from cjh, who stole it from Bubba's Sis. I'm a clepto, that's for sure.

Have you ever…

( ) Gone on a blind date
( ) Skipped School
( ) Watched someone die
(x) Been to Canada
(x) Been to Mexico
( ) Been to Florida
(x) Been on a plane
(x) Been lost
(x) Been on the opposite side of the country
(x) Gone to Washington , DC
(x) Swam in the ocean
(x) Cried yourself to sleep
( ) Played cops and robbers
(x) Recently colored with crayons
(x) Sang Karaoke
(x) Paid for a meal with coins only?
(x) Done something you told yourself you wouldn’t?
( ) Made prank phone calls
(x) Laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose - or other places!
(x) Caught a snowflake on your tongue
(x) Danced in the rain
(x) Written a letter to Santa Claus
(x) Been kissed under the mistletoe
(x) Watched the sunrise with someone you care about
(x) Blown bubbles
(x) Gone ice-skating
(x) Been skinny dipping outdoors

Well, have you?

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Open, Open, Open

Now you're all thinking of that old Mervyn's commercial, aren't you? Heh, heh.

This post does have a purpose, besides taking a trip down TV-land memory lane.

We are having an open house tomorrow, because our house is still on the market. I realize that an open house is not likely to get us a buyer. But, as our realtor pointed out, it couldn't hurt. He also suggested burying a statue of St. Joseph, the Patron Saint of real estate, in our yard. Also couldn't hurt. Now if I could just figure out where to buy something of that nature locally (instead of the Long Island Catholic supply store....LI is a bit far). If only I was in Italy, I'm sure I could buy a cheapo statue of Joe from a street venture selling that kitschy crap to tourists. But in Houston? Where?

In light of all this, today is cleaning day, and Bubba is edging the yard now that we finally got a new edge blade for the edger we borrowed from our neighbor. Gotta dust and vacuum and clean bathrooms and the kitchen and just make sure everything is just perfect. Anyone have any good tips for staging? Should I bake some cookies? Have fresh flowers all over the house? Bribe people with fruit? Bubba thinks we should do nothing, as no one is likely to show up anyway, but I'm trying to be optimistic about it.

Send us some positive vibes, people!

Sunday, April 13, 2008


It was bound to happen sooner or later. We would have been embarrassed by our son crawling off to college.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

This One Is For Pigs

I wanted to have an * next to my name on Pigs blogroll, so here ya go!

That is all.

I Don't Know How I Did It

The orchid my mom gave me last year as a housewarming gift came back and bloomed again this year! It's just been sitting on the window sill in my kitchen, and I water it when I remember it's been a while since I watered it last. Here's some pics in sequence:

March 13, I notice that there is a long, slender stem with buds on it coming off of the once-empty stalk. I don't have a picture of the stalk prior to this, so just picture it without one. Needless to say, I was shocked!

April 1, buds getting ready to bloom!

April 6th, 1 blossom with another on the way

April 9th, with 3 blooms!

Yay! I'm so proud of myself, I've always wondered if it was a once-and-done kind of plant, or would come back year after year. Hooray!

FYI, cjh's orchid came back, too! Go check it out!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

10 on Tuesday

Ten Favorite Actors/Actresses
In no particular order....

  1. Tom Hanks
  2. Meg Ryan
  3. Julia Roberts
  4. Harrison Ford
  5. Collin Firth
  6. Sarah Jessica Parker
  7. Kevin Costner
  8. Hugh Grant
  9. Reese Witherspoon
  10. George Clooney

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise

Look what I found outside my kitchen window when I got home from a long weekend in Wellington!

It's an amaryllis plant, and I have no idea how it got there. See all the crappy wires and pipes coming out of the house around it? I clearly did not plant a beautiful flower in this particular spot, but who did? It's the side of the house that we pay the least amount of attention to, so it's even a wonder that I discovered it. And, I think Bubba's taken the weed-whacker to the leaves a few times, as we both thought it was just a weird plant of some sort. I never would have expected THIS!

I think it's God's little gift to me for the day. Here, you did nothing to deserve this plant, but here it is anyway. Isn't that what Grace is all about?