The Good, The Bad, and the Crazy

Sunday, February 7, 2010

The Good

My first week of work was great. I really like my coworkers and the kids cry when I pick them up from daycare because they don't want to leave yet.

I am getting psyched for Bloggy Bootcamp in a few weeks. I'm excited to meet some of my favorite bloggers and excited to get away and spend time with my SIL.

I called our old cleaning woman and set up a consult for this week for her to decontaminate our house from the 1 1/2 years that I was in charge of cleaning.

To my extreme relief, I did receive an offer to have my driveway shoveled today. They wanted a ridiculous amount of money, but I negotiated down. One Mexican man was at the door negotiating in broken English. At our agreement he signaled to the man waiting in a pickup truck. I then watched in amazement as men emptied out of the pickup truck like clowns from a clown car. They were done in about 25 minutes. Two feet of snow was no match for them.

The Bad

I am exhausted - but really - that's nothing new for me.

I was HORRIFIED at my annual gyn appointment this week to realize that I either forgot to put on deoderant or that my deoderant was no match for the heat of my new office and a sweater. I suffered through THE most uncomfortable and embarrassing breast exam ever. Note to self: carry deoderant in purse for all future gyn appointments.

The one year old was up screaming from 4:00am to 4:45am this morning. And then his older sister was delightful enough to go in and WAKE.HIM.UP at 6:45am today.

The Crazy

The fact that my husband was away for the very first weekend of my employment. The weekend that I should have gotten to sleep in and take naps to recover from my first week of work. My birthday weekend. (Technically the weekends before and after my birthday are my birthday weekend if my birthday falls on a weekday.)

The fact that my husband was in the Poconos and only got 1 inch of snow. Yet, we got two feet of snow here in South Jersey.

Last Tuesday, February 2, after pulling teeth I finally got my 4yo to open up about her day at preschool. She finally admitted that oh, they cut stuff...and then she exclaimed, "and oh yeah! Happy Beaver Day Mommy!"

That same 4yo picked out her most grownup looking dress to wear this past Thursday because her great aunt would be taking her to her speech lesson for the first time. She confided to me in the morning that she hoped maybe her Aunt would think she was a grownup in that dress. Then, as she put on the stretchy tank top camisole that is a part of the dress, she looked down at herself, patted herself down proudly and professed excitedly, "Look Mommy, I look like I have boobies!" I assured her, in no time at all, that she would likely have a quite ample bossom and she would rue the day she wished for bigger ones.


SkinnyMeg February 7, 2010 at 9:00 PM  

Oh no boobies at 4!! That's so cute!! My daughter still thinks mine are for slapping....

Mum-me February 7, 2010 at 9:02 PM  

Glad my girls aren't the only ones who seem to want to accelerate the 'getting boobies' process!

Claremont First Ward February 8, 2010 at 3:48 PM  

I can't believe how near Bloggy Boot camp is. You are going to have so much fun. Jill and Kathy's presentations should be great!

My oldest is starting to get boobies and all of a sudden she doesn't want them at all. :)

February 11, 2010 at 2:22 AM  

I bribe my daughter to tell me about her preschool day! She has to tell me three things (what she had for snack, what letter she learned, and what book the teacher read) and then she gets a pack of fruit snacks. I've gotten crap for doing that, but it works every time! And who are we kidding, she's getting them anyway for an afterschool snack, so at least this way I find out what she did at school that day :)

Michelle February 18, 2010 at 9:36 AM  

Going back to work is a huge adjustment!

I am going to Bloggy Bootcamp in Baltimore too. It is coming so quickly. Yeah!

e February 18, 2010 at 1:43 PM  

Can't wait to meet you in B-more. I am in South Jersey too!

Thanks for linking up at Mommy's Still Fabulous!

stephbouf2 February 18, 2010 at 10:04 PM  

WOW!! 'Happy Beaver Mommy'? thats soo cute!!
And boobies?! she WILL regret she ever said that! Cute.

Denise February 23, 2010 at 8:25 AM  

Wow, I cant believe how big the kids are getting.
Just wanted you to know that I change my blog name and look hope to see you there.

Frantic Holly February 23, 2010 at 11:41 AM  

Happy belated birthday! Hope this week at work is smooth sailing.

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