I don't proofread my posts before I publish them... cause I keep my thoughts au naturale.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Pet Peeve Time

I don't know if this happens to anyone else, but tonight I experienced one of my biggest pet peeves:

Do you ever start talking to someone and realize that they are no longer paying attention to you? I'll be in the middle of telling a story and realize no one is listening. This happens to me more times than I care to admit. I don't know if I'm that long winded, my stories are boring or the people around me have ADD. But I will usually just quit talking and go on with my life and the person won't even notice I didn't finish what I was saying.

Does this happen to anyone else or am I that uninteresting?

Saturday, November 29, 2008

My Love/Hate Relationship with Stephen Colbert

When the Colbert Report first started airing on Comedy Central, I was an avid follower. It was witty, fun and cracked me up left and right. I developed a faux crush on this nerdy sexy man named Stephen Colbert.

Then I watched him on the White House Correspondence Dinner. And my opinion changed. It became apparent that left without his writers and small studio, he was not as clever and funny. The sparkle had left the man. So, I gave up on the Colbert Report.

I have gone back and forth watching the show and not watching because I realized that he is an actor and I can't fault him for being a good one. But sometimes the show just gets old and I need something fresh to move on to.

I saw a commercial for his best of DVD the other day and immediately reprogrammed the show into my DVR. I'm in love again...

Friday, November 28, 2008

The Battle of Slumberville: Me vs. L

I have two children: A is about to turn three and L is just shy of one. We were lucky enough that A slept through the night at six weeks old. Of course this meant that she slept in bed with us, had to hold our hand to fall asleep and wouldn't sleep by herself. Weaning her into a "big girl bed" was not too difficult, but she still expects you to hold her hand for awhile.

Well, so I thought all babies that I would have would sleep the same. Didn't happen that way! Here we are at almost a year and L won't sleep through the night. I would say seven days (seven glorious, wonderful, marvelous days) he slept for about eleven hours. Those mornings I'd wake up full of energy (I took up jogging) and ready to meet the world head on. Then came the sickness. During the time he was sick and for awhile after he'd wake up many times at night. It turned out that L was allergic to the milk based formula, but after two months of constant trips to the doctor and no answer I tried switching him to soy and voila!- sickness gone. I tried the Ferber method. That lead to him being able to fall asleep quickly on his own, but he still wouldn't sleep through the night. I tried the doctor's suggestion of letting him cry himself back to sleep. After two hours I gave up.

Fast forward to present time. My final solution was to bring L into bed with us. I am at the point where I will do anything that gets me more sleep. So, now instead of waking up four times at night, he wakes up once and I can get him to sleep later in the morning. I've realized that L is a very light, restless sleeper. The slightest noises wake him (he takes after me on that one) and he flops all over the place in his sleep (that he gets from his dad.)

I suppose until a better solution presents itself, it will be this way until he's old enough to comprehend a big boy bed. The title of that blog will be "Hallelujah 2011: A Good Night's Sleep."

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

I'm a blogger! Yes, I know, I'm a few years behind, but would it make you feel better to think I've been in a coma for a decade? Well, for rationale's sake, let's assume I'm a current trendster (I know about "Twilight").

And here's my plan with this blog. I plan to be all over the place. I'll discuss things about my life as a mom of two, wife to one and relative to many. Also, I'll share daily musings and even random googlings as I have learned many an important tidbit from google, wikipedia and imdb.

Hopefully this becomes a favorite to people out there, whether it is your laugh for the day, your brain wrinkle for the week or a lesson learned for life.

Anyway, here goes... please enjoy and bring on the feedback!