Thursday, December 29, 2011

He's Great

This morning, Hod had to run to work to give his manager some keys.

He came home, and I heard him banging around in the kitchen.  He made me breakfast.  It was so sweet.

Then, he picked up #1, and said, "We're going to go lay down for a while.  Do whatever you want, I'll take care of #1 for you."

What??  I get all morning to myself to do whatever I want?  I'm pretty sure that means I should be productive, but instead I'm blogging.  I don't really know what to do with myself... but it's glorious anyway.

I love Hod.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas To Me!!

I just got myself the coolest Christmas present ever

About 3 weeks ago, I was looking on a local website at free stuff.  And there was an item that I really wanted!  But it was late at night, so rather than calling the giver, I e-mailed.  And someone else had beat me to it by 45 minutes.  Lame!

Then, about a week and a half ago, Hod found a very similar item for only $20.  He was on his way to go pay for the item, thus reserving it, and someone showed up 10 minutes before he got there and took the last one.

Then today, I saw a similar item in the free section of the local website.  And it had only been posted online for 13 minutes.  I took a risk and called the guy.  (Which is big for me, cause I don't call strangers.)

Someone had called him 2 minutes earlier and claimed the item.


But then... Mr. Kind-Giver-Of-Goodness asked me if he could keep my number in case first want-er backed out.  I said yes, but I knew that the first want-er wouldn't back out.  I mean, it's pretty rockin' awesome!

I was sad.  But really, first I missed it by 45 min... then 10 min... then 2 min... so next time it would be mine, right?

Mr. Kind-Giver-Of-Goodness just called be back.  The first want-er backed out!  So guess what I'm getting!!!!

(I was going to put a picture... but I can't find a good one.)

A PIANO!!  It's smaller than normal with about 77 keys instead of 88.  And it needs to be tuned... And no one has any idea how old it is...but it's playable, and it's free!

Now I just have to find some people to help me go pick it up.


Thursday, December 22, 2011


It's 6 AM, and I am awake.  For those of you who know me, you will find this odd.  I like to sleep.  Really.  Often, when given the choice between a fun party and a good nap... I'd prefer the nap.  Yeah, there may be something wrong with me.

Hod likes to sleep even more than I do.  He has helped me to enjoy sleeping even more.

But then #1 was born.

She is super cute, and I love her, but she is totally messing with my sleep problems.

Like tonight.  She woke up to eat just before 4 AM, nothing wrong with that.  She's a bottle baby, and I used to feed her while I was sleeping, but I kept waking up in a pool of formula only to find #1 asleep, that she had stopped eating a while ago, and was now feeding the bed.  I only own so many sheets, so something had to change. So, now I wake up to feed her.  I don't let myself fall asleep.  This normally results in me being awake for a while after she falls back asleep.

Also, the whole labor/delivery thing has kind of destroyed parts of my body.  It's been 2 months, and we just figured out what was wrong with me 3 days ago.  After being awake to feed #1, my body with it's post delivery ailments started acting up.  A hot shower, and 70 minutes later, I was finally able to start drifting off to sleep.  (this was just after 5:30 AM)

I have been Hod's alarm clock our entire marriage.  However, there have been times that I haven't been around so he has had to wake himself up.  This involves setting everything with an alarm, and making sure the volume is up high.  This last Monday morning I was staying at my parent's house because I had a Doctor's appointment 52 miles away from where I now live.  Hod had to be to work by 7:30 AM, so he had to set all sorts of crazy alarms.  The alarming devices have been turned off the past 2 nights.  But, tonight, he forgot to turn them off.  And the alarms were still set.

This means, that right after I was drifting off to sleep, a crazy loud alarm went off.  He slept through it (He has mad sleeping skills.  It's like a super power with him.) but it woke me up.  I calmed myself down, only to have another alarm go off 20 min later.

It is now 2 1/2 hours since #1 woke up to eat.  She wakes up about every 3 hours.  (I can actually already hear her starting to stir.)  She had a rough evening, and didn't actually go down for the night til 1 AM.

So, here I am, now it's 6:20, and I have only had 3 hours of sleep.

I have got to figure out some other way to handle life, cause sleep is no longer an option.

But, on the plus side, I have some fun songs in my head!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Well, That's A New One...

This is a repeat to any of my Facebook friends.  But I just had to share.

Tonight I lost my phone.

I've done that before, but I just waited for Hod to get home, and then he would call it, and it was all good.

But now that he is living 52 miles away, working until I can pack up the apartment and join him, I would be waiting a long time for him to get home.

I posted a message on Facebook asking friends to text me so I could find it.  And my friends did!  I was so happy.  I could hear my phone... but it was nowhere to be found.  And it kept buzzing, and it kept buzzing, and I kept looking.  It was a little muffled, so I knew it was under something.

No matter where I looked, I couldn't find it!  (I even looked in the garbage, wondering if in my sleepy stupor I had thrown it away.)

Finally as a last resort, knowing that it was totally impossible, I looked under #1's sleeping form.

And there it was!

I have NO CLUE how I got my phone in the swing and under #1.  Nor do I know how she slept through the sound and vibrations going off over and over.  But she did.  And I found my phone.

Wow... Mommyhood has some special moments.