Weekend Recap

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It never fails.  It seems that someone in my family always gets sick on a Holiday weekend.  My poor little man got the flu on Sunday night. He’s 21 months old, so doesn’t have a clue what is going on and is scared out of his mind.  I feel for the guy :(  I hate it when kids get sick.  The only good thing about it is the cuddles and that they only want mommy…great feeling :)  Anywho, it lasted all of Sunday night and all day Monday.  I’m definitely thankful that the hubby had Monday off for Memorial Day because I don’t know that I could have handled it any better without him.  He really took charge with the whole puke thing.  I tried my best to hold back and keep my cool.  I’ve never been the best at handling people get sick.  I usually leave the room, plug my ears and start singing a little song to drown out everything.  You can’t really do that when it’s your own child.  It’s even tougher on me this time because of being pregnant and certain smells just get to ya…like really bad.  BUT, I hope we’re on the mend.  It was a great night of sleep for everyone last night and the little tykes are still conked out as I type.  I give it 3 more minutes til’ they’re up :)

Consistency and Confessions

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For the past several nights, the kids have been waking up at 2am and 5am…not cool.  I haven’t figured out why the 2am, but the 5am is because the sun is coming up and apparently my children have inherited their father’s gene about only being able to sleep in pitch black.  I’m annoyed.  We have blackout curtains, blackened screens, the whole nine really.  BUT if even the littlest amount of light shines in, they wake up.  I have a feeling this is some sort of training program for me when baby #3 joins us in just 4 short months ;)  At least they’re consistent with 2am and 5am.

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I confess, I ate a chicken sandwich from unsaid restaurant at 9:30pm last night.  It was a craving.  I caved.  I should really learn to get over it, but instead I dwell over the thought of those extra calories (all 470)…and not healthy calories either.  Oh well, let it go Lisa…let it go.  I will live, life will go on, I know.  It gets kinda silly in that head of mine sometimes.  Instead of taking the day off the treadmill, I got on and did my usual 3 miles.  I also chose to eat oatmeal for breakfast.  See?  All is turning around already.  (Like this little pep talk I give to myself?)  And besides, I chase around 2 monkeys all day and today is going to be a whip-this-place-into-shape kinda day, so that helps too.  I’m sure that sandwich had something to do with it being fuel for me to have the energy to get up both those times in the middle of the night.  Am I still talking about this?!

Oh and on another note, I think I have to convince myself to get Lasik after I’m done having babies.  It’s hard getting up in the middle of the night and not being able to see what you’re doing.  Sure, I could reach for my glasses and put those on, but then I get this thought of “if I can see better, it will probably take me longer to fall back asleep…so I best not put them on”.  Does anyone else do this?

Happy Hump Day!  (Sorry for the poor quality phone pics…it happens :-) )

First Time for Everything

Well, I’ve decided to join the millions of other people in the world and start a blog.  Some may say I’m a little late to the show, but I don’t believe it’s ever to late to start something new.  I have read blogs for several years and have to say it’s a great way to find new ideas, “meet” people and find out you’re not the only one out there who is a stay-at-home mom craving a much-needed change of pace once in a while ;-)

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I am a stay-at-home mom to my two kiddos, Allison is 4 and Liam is 20 months.  I’ve also got baby #3 due in September.  My life is pretty busy keeping up with these two, but as they are getting older, I find it easier to carve out time for other things I enjoy.

If I said I love to cook, that would be an understatement.  I try a new recipe at least twice a week and we rarely eat the same thing over and over again…except pizza.  I could live on it for years…my husband thinks I’m nuts.  Once a week is too much for him.  I also like to bake, but I’m preggo with baby #3 and the dessert craving isn’t there.  I have no doubt it will return once the bambino is born.

I also love to decorate my home and do home improvement projects.  We live in a house that is 1508 sf, which is filled with builders-grade everything.  It contained lots of browns, yellows and golds, which is just not our style.  We’ve lived in this house for 6 years and it is just now beginning to feel like home.  It took us a while because in my 20’s, I kind of went with what everyone else liked and tried to do what I thought was ‘in’.  Now, in my 30’s, I tend to do what makes me happy and it has really helped me love my home.

I am an avid runner and crave working out!  I’m pretty much a bear if I don’t get my workout in.  It’s such a good start to the day and makes me feel alive and refreshed.  I don’t run while I’m pregnant, but I do walk 3 miles on the treadmill 5x/week.  I also tote around my 20 month old son, which is a workout in itself b/c he’s almost 30 lbs.

I can’t wait to document my journeys and hopefully help a few people in the process – enjoy!