Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ten Awesome (and Not-So-Awesome) Things

1.) This past Saturday was my 1 year Anniversary. We went to dinner; it was good and we talked about the kids all night, which is the usual for us. I wore heels and looked like a grownup. The downside? None really; it was nice and "not fussy", meaning we didn't buy anything for each other.

2.) My friend Babette is in a hip hop group, and she danced at a sports festival we had this weekend. It was great, and we as a group ( the gossip girls) decided to join because it looks like fun and is great exercise. The downside? I realized as I was trying to push the stroller through tons of people (and was getting really shitty with some of them for touching it),that I do not do well in crowds. They make me mad, and I feel really uncomfortable when there are a lot of people around me and I can't control it. I don't know if it's a phobia but it has gotten worse as I have gotten older.

 3.) I tried a new pattern for a bag and it turned out really cute! I didn't have to rip it open five times and resew it. No downside here.

 4.)I have been having trouble getting Mia to sleep through the night; she wakes up between 2-4 times a night and screams her little head off. Last night I started a new ritual and I hope it works. I feed her oatmeal, then give her a bath, then swaddle her, and then give her a bottle. She was comatose for about 6 hours, which meant she was awake at midnight, 4:30am and 7am. A little better but not yet good enough..

 5.) We are not going on vacation because we want to save for a big vacation to the states next year. Instead, we decided to see a little bit of Germany. Our stops are going to be:
Rheinfall
Europa Park
Shopping in Cologne

We have to take little trips so we can take Mia, which means I will be pushing her around while everybody else is doing stuff, but that's what I signed up for as a Mom. I have spent a lot of time watching my kids nap, that's for sure.

6.)  Our weather here is the total pits. It rains then it's cold, then it gets hot, then it rains and so on and so on.
You can't plan anything because there is a 70% chance you will get rained out. There is no upside to this.

7.) I just read the 50 Shades of Grey trilogy and my opinion is:
The first book is really good and fast paced. There is always something going on aside from the great sex scenes. I usually skip over those when I read romance novels because it annoys me that the the woman is always a virgin and proceeds to have  the best sex of her life the first time. In the real world, the first sex is awkward and usually stupid. In this book the scenes are really well written and fun to read, and I really got into the male character and wanting to know what makes him tick.
The second book was still good, going into a little more detail about what makes Christian Grey the way he is and, once again, the sex scenes were great. I wouldn't have minded learning a bit more about the security people; they were kind of left out.
And then came the third book: it was boring. It was like a Harlequin Romance novel with raunchy sex. The one thing it had going for it was that there weren't stupid names for the sex acts.
All in all, I liked the series and would recommend it to anyone who wants to feel like they are doing something dirty when all you are doing is reading a book.
PS: yes I said sex a lot.....there I did it again.

8.) I found a new show that I like: Bunheads. Check it out.

9.) I love my Crockpot. It is so easy to use and everything tastes so good in it. I have been cooking in it for a long time and only had one thing not turn out: Lasagna.  It was nasty because the noodles got all mushy. Other than that  -- perfect.

10.) The kids are outside a lot and don't come home till evening or to eat and drink. There is no downside to that.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hop Hop Babette


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Ain't that the truth

I spend a lot of time reading other peoples' blogs when I should probably be cleaning something, and most of these blogs are written by women who are really religious. I see a lot of "what would Jesus do, say, think", and so on, and on.
I still read the blog because these women are really talented, and I like to see what they are up to.
I have finally accepted that I am not going to be like them but sometimes it still really burns my ass.
I am full of sin, I guess.
I can get really envious of someone even though I like them.
I have a really foul mouth and even though I can have a conversation without being rude, I just don't want to most of the time. I think it is funny, and I love to hear myself talk. I will talk your ear off and not let you get a word in edgewise, not because I don't care what you have to say, but because I do care; it's just that I can't shut the hell up.
I am so sick of reading all this motivational crap and thinking I can do this. The worst one is "if you don't like being fat then do something about it". No shit, Sherlock!  Of course that is what you should do. But did you know that muscle weighs more then fat? So, you can work out like crazy and probably feel better but you will still weigh pretty much the same. Your thighs will probably still touch but they will be muscle. Are you happier now? I didn't think so.
I think the way to go is when it's really bad and you hate looking at yourself in the mirror, go ahead and STARVE yourself for a couple of days and you will feel better. Get a new haircut, hair color or outfit. Shopping always helps.
I have days when I look at myself in the mirror and look for flaws. By the time I have been staring at myself for 10 minutes in the magnifying mirror, I am convinced that I am uglier than sin.
I am so aggresive at times at everybody, I wish I could haul off and smack them right in the face. I get so mad. I don't want to argue or debate about what is bothering  you or me. I want to slap the dogshit out of you until I feel better.
I know it won't solve the issue; who cares about that? This is all in my head, and I can do what I want.
Sometimes I feel really unappreciated because I feel really alone with everything. Of course, I know that I am not alone but it feels good to feel sorry for yourself every once in a while because nobody else feels sorry for you, that's fo sho.
You have gotten this far so I will let you know that there is no rhyme or reason to this post and judging by my stats nobody but my family reads the crap I write anyway. I figured out why, after two years, I have 12 followers; it's because I don't give anything away. I will try that.  Maybe it will help get more bloodsucking greedy-ass vultures who only troll blogs to get free shit.
Thank you for reading my rant and have a nice day!

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Groucho Marx Onesie

Friends of ours just had the most precious little boy you have ever seen.  He has tons of hair and he is so quiet and calm; I could just hold him for hours.
I saw a Groucho Marx Onesie a little while ago and knew I would copy it; today was the day.  I copied an image from the internet and cut the image out of felt. I glued it on to the front of the onesie with fabric glue because I didn't want it to feel scratchy on the inside.
Can you tell what the priority was on this picture? Not my face, that's for sure.
Have a great Day

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