Monday, October 5, 2009


So it has been far too long since I last blogged. Things have been interesting and I will blame that for my silence. At work I have been a busy little bee and barely get a chance to stop and catch my breath...and I love that! But, I am thinking that i am going to finish my Elementary Education degree after Liza is born so that I can spend more time with my kiddos. I am in a much different place then when I was last in education classes and I think it will be a much better experience this time around. At home we have just been anxiously, and somewhat spaztically, getting ready for Liza's arrival. With around 3 months until she makes her grand entrance we have been busy cleaning and shopping to get everything ready for our princess. Well that is the Cliff Notes version of everything I'll talk more soon!

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009


So I am considering starting a second blog, don't worry my random rants and raves shall continue! I am just thinking of something more specialized like a mommy blog. Now there are TONS of mommy blogs out there so I have to think of a way to be different and interesting and I am not sure how to do that. I know that a lot of the mommy blogs that I read have very large sections on coupons and sales and savings, but unfortunately I do not have the time to do that much research because I have a full time job. Other blogs are focused on product reviews and recommendations, and unfortunately I do not have the money to put into getting the best and the newest to review all the time. So this leaves me somewhere in the middle. I want to be sure to incorporate the money saving tips and coupons because I love them. I want to incorporate the product review, both for mom and child, I just can't do it all the time. And I think that I want to share things that I have learned from the raising of my child, soon to be children, so that other moms and caregivers can learn from my successes and failures. So perhaps this is where I want to go...the mommy blog for the busy mommy. A daily, possibly more, summary of my survival of the day and things that made it good, bad, or hide under the covers horrible! Is there any interest in something like this? Just basing my blog on what I know and what I have learned in real life, with the assistance of mommy bloggers and parent sites for the specialists. I think this might be the route that I am going to what do I call it???

Monday, August 31, 2009

What to do with $100

So today is my birthday and for said birthday I have received a few lovely monetary gifts from various family members. The vast majority was spent on baby clothes for little Eliza-Beth and then a little on some McD's Sunday morning breakfast :-) But today arrived a new, and greatly unexpected, $100 and I do not know what to do with it. I promptly thought that I should buy more things for my baby girl...and even little boy, but my husband told me I really should do something for myself. And now I ponder this. I cannot tell you the last time I was told to spend $100 on myself. First we came up with buying maternity clothes that way I was kind of spending it on the baby but myself at the same time...but then I thought pedicure! How nice would it be to get a pedicure? Or maybe some new makeup? I love elf makeup and have been wanting to get some more pieces to add to my collection.

Who knows what I will do...what would you do with $100 to spend on yourself??

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

It's a GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Say hello to my baby girl Eliza-Beth Katherine (Liza - and Liam can say it already!).

Monday, August 24, 2009

Tomorrow's The Day

So finally tomorrow we find out the sex of the baby. I will be 19 weeks and 4 days...and it is killing me not knowing who I am carrying around with me. We keep asking Liam whether he wants a baby brother and he says yes, but then we ask him if he would like a baby sister and he says yes...we are hopeful that he only gets one :-)

We already have the names picked out:

Alexander Brayden (Lex) - Alexander because it is a classic, strong name and partially after Alexander the Great - Brayden because I love that name, but it is too common these days to make it the first name

Eliza-Beth Katherine (Liza or EB) - Eliza-Beth is after my recently deceased mom's middle name, Elizabeth and Katherine is a name that I swore to my mom's mom (Mamall) that I would name my little girl if I ever had a girl. I love it as a first name, but Katherine is soooo common that I just couldn't do that.

Now I am of course pulling for a little girl, and for more than one reason. 1) Balance...then we have the big brother to protect our little girl and we will always know what is going on in kid culture LOL 2) for my mommy. I miss her so much every day and I think that there is nothing better I could do for her than to have a little girl. 3) I want to dress someone up in frilly little dresses and Bill won't let me get a purse-sized puppy! lol

Well I guess that is it...we have no control over who it is going to be and we are going to love them no matter what. I promise to post the results!

Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I am completely and totally over people being negative around me. Now granted I go through my own little spurts...and right now we call them hormones and blame them on "The Riddler"...but seriously can people ever be happy? Some people just really need to try and find the good in people and things and not hate their jobs or work or lives. If you are truly that miserable about everything that is going on in your like then please save the rest of us and jump ship and take a much needed vacation...and don't come back.

Sidenote: I believe that I am the only one in the office THRILLED with the fact that it is pouring outside...but then again I am the only one that is pregnant and probably the only one without air conditioning!

Have a WONDERFUL day!

Monday, August 3, 2009

A Quick Note about Food

So I like food...too much...but then again I am pregnant so I am allowed to love food. Last night I was complaining that the ice cream truck doesn't come by often enough (only like once a week when I don't have a dollar) so Bill and I made cookies..slightly undercooked and delicious! Today for lunch I warmed myself up some pumpkin squash ravioli...usually one of my favorite heat 'em and eat 'em I had no taste I am dining on a bowl of nacho cheese Doritos left over from a party we had on Friday...and this afternoon I plan to enjoy my cookies! I am seriously starting to eat like a real pregnant woman...what am I going to do this weekend when I am in Chicago for the Breast Cancer 3-Day?!!? There better be a convenience store near our hotel!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Wrong Side of the Bed

Today I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. I was depressed and pissed and not wanting to get out of my cozy bed for nothin'! I haven't been sleeping very good these days thanks to being 15 weeks pregnant, but last night I woke up when hubby came to bed and when my little Liam started babbling (though not crying!) but finally everything settled and I was sleeping good...and then my alarm went off. GRRR! I really look forward to Saturdays and Sundays in a few->10 years when I can finally sleep in again. I look forward to being able to stay up past 10 with my husband and then sleep late because the kids can get themselves cereal and play for a bit. But today I was just in a mood (I did briefly snap out of it when my husband half asleep told me to export the data from the computer's virtual camera when I told him I was getting in the shower) and I really can't seem to shake it. I am, of course, blaming pregnancy and my hormones beign all out of wack for it, but still. I just want to have a nice day.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I Love Cake Day

I love cake day. It truly is one of my favorite days of the entire month...and the fact that it occurs 11 out of 12 months of the year makes it all the better. As I sit her digesting the nasty Stouffer's or Lean Cuisine thing that I just warmed up for myself I just wish it was cake day, because then there would at least be something to look forward to this afternoon. My office has also recently discovered cake outside of the Giant Eagle realm of baking. Now there are fillings! Last week there was a vanilla cheesecake filling...and in June it was strawberry (if there are only 1 or 2 birthdays in a month we try to match the filling to the lucky girl's tastes). Mmmm. Sadly, but not too sadly, during the glorious month of August (my birth month) there are about 8 people that share in the glory with me so I am sure that the cake filling will not be favored by all...but there is always the two options of ice cream.....

I am partially regretting writing this blog because now I think I am going to have to go and see if there is any left over ice cream from last week just to quench my craving (or is it the baby in my belly's craving?). I hope there is some birthday cake ice cream left YUM!

Monday, July 27, 2009

An Blogging

I am obsessed with blogs.

I read mommy-blogs all the time. Who wouldn't want to know the latest method of getting your child to eat or sleep...even if it doesn't work with your kid.

I read money saving blogs...but let's be honest...I just want free ice cream coupons.

I read funny blogs... there is a Top 11 blog that is hysterical...even if the guy is from Cleveland and that knocks his street cred down a notch in my book.

I read friend's blogs...In Bug's Drawers for example...what girl truely doesn't love fashion? I mean even if you suck at it and are a frumpy mommy by age 25 (hmph!).

I read blogs to end Breast Cancer!!!!! Hence my blog is PINK!

So I decided to start my own blog...partly because I lost my voice last night/today because I can't shut up and this allows me the privilege of continuing to talk without sounding like Kermit has taken up permanent residence in my throat (but if you know me feel free to pretend to hear's funny!). Now I hope that I will update this regularly (and not always while at work! opps!!) but I know myself...and my toddler...and "The Riddler" in my belly (sex to be found out August 25th!) so I know that regular blogging might be totally out of the picture...but I hope not. Now if you have come here looking for something specific...good luck! I don't even know what I am going to write about...but I can guarantee plenty of comedy, opinions (like 'em or not!), and there will be pictures of my kiddo(s!). If you want to see more of something feel free to let me know...I love to hear other people's opinions...and then fight with them about the :-)