Thursday, February 25, 2010

I love being a mom

I was sitting at my desk, just working away, when I got a text from my husband stating that the bathroom door is fixed, and now will latch and stay shut. This made me very happy. Now why would this make me happy, you ask? Because, since the door does not latch, my son can get into the bathroom and partake in one of his new favorite past times, playing in water. Aside from the dog bowl, the toilet happens to be the next best thing. Which, in my personal opinion is gross. Granted, when he plays in the toilet water, he then gets to play in the sink, with water that flows... which always makes him very happy. I wonder if that is his ulterior motive??? Can a one year old have an ulterior motive?

Last night he was having fun just playing around, decided to take his sock of and hand it to dad... then proceed to play with dads foot, which included chopping down on it. Occasionally he attempts to gnaw on mommas arm as she is changing him or on her knee.. but never has he actually chomped down. Dads response was, of course, to scold him for it. He got this utterly surprised look on his face. You know the one (if you are a parent) "What I was just playing.. I didn't know it was wrong" and a few tears came to his eyes, but amazingly there was no major water works.... I guess he wasn't tired enough.

I thoroughly enjoy my son, even when he is fussy, because I have been blessed with a rather happy child. He is lovey, and sweet, and only throws major temper tantrums when he is 1. Tired, 2. Hungary 3. Teething, and occasionally 4. Poppy. I know that not all moms are blessed in such a way and my husband occasionally will comment that we are spoiled and next time we will have a fussy baby. I hope not, but will be thoroughly happy with what ever personality baby number two has (fyi, I am NOT pregnant, and do not intend on becoming so for another few years, I do NOT want any rumors going around wink wink).

Friday, February 19, 2010

A little Randomness

Life is crazy; but wonderful. It is full of the joyful, the mundane, the sad, the boring, the frustrating, the exhausting etcetera.

There are things in the past month that have fallen into all of those categories and more.

My in-laws are currently living with me… the frustrating. I enjoy them, and biblically speaking we are to help provide for “our own”. We are providing a home for them, but having four extra people in the house is a bit overwhelming for this mom who grew up in a very small family (me, mom, dad, and for a time Aaron). The constant bombardment of activity and noise is exhausting. On the positive side, my kitchen is cleaner than it has ever been. AND I do not have to cook dinner every night. AND there are others to keep an eye on my little man while I either hop in the shower or take breather.

My dear boy is making leaps and strides in discoveries. It is a joy, mingled with sadness. The sadness comes as I realize that it will not be too long before he is no longer a toddler… (insert heavy sigh here). The joy obviously comes with seeing the look on his face as he makes a new discovery. A few of his favorite things:

Peekaboo- the boy sure can get a good belly laugh going;

Playing with the water as it fills his bathtub- or when I wash his hands after he has escaped my view and played in the toilet water;

Brushing his teeth- and helping momma brush hers (I kindly declined his offer); drinking out of ‘big peoples cups’

Yelling at anyone who walks away, and often following them –this includes the dog;

Playing with the dog toys- and getting mad on occasion when Maia tries to take them back or play with them.

I could talk about my little man all day long. I miss him even when he is down the hall sleeping… (insert another heavy sigh here).

Work… normally I enjoy my job. But for some reason today has been the longest day ever and the motivation has been almost non-existent. I feel horrible for not having the motivation, and not focusing like I should, but honestly, I just don’t have it in me at the moment. I am tired… plum warn out.

On a lighter note, I intend to blog more often from home, so that I can actually post some pictures of my little man. I have some cute ones too. I have a project that I am working on that may become something that I put up here. We shall see…. I intend on collecting quotes and creating paintings around them. I have also toyed with the idea (today) of trying out doing it in a computer program…. We shall see what happens. If you have quotes, please, feel free to send them my way.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

A nice, relaxing weekend

There is a lot to be said about peace and quite... I did not realize how wonderful it was, until it was no longer in my day. Having my Husbands Parents and two youngest brothers living with us, peace and quite is not something I get very often, if at all (and it has only been 1 week out of 3 months). I went to my mom's this weekend and oh my what a wonderful time. I was able to relax and breath, and have peace...

Now if only I could find a place for that on a regular basis.... ear plugs just don't cut it.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A New Chapter

A new chapter is about to open in my life. I say 'about' but really it will not happen for another four months, but the 'ball is rolling' on a major change.

I have a condition called Ulcerative Colitis in which, well lets just say alot of unpleasent things can occur when I am having a flare up.

I have been batteling this disease for the past 11 years (I could not believe that it had been that long since I was diagnosed). It has never been under control, which makes life a little difficult.

The new chapter is that I am going to have surgery to 'fix' or 'remove' the problem. Overall it is not going to be the most enjoyable process, but, once the two surgerys are complete, I will be able to function 'normally' which will be a wonderful thing.

June 23rd is the day that is slated for the surgery (tenative at this moment). But I just wanted to keep those who know updated, and those who don't know I wanted to let you all know....

If this sounds a bit disjointed, it is due to the fact that I think I got maybe 5 hours of sleep last night (in two small chuncks due to a teething little boy)....