Saturday, January 24, 2009

Sloooowly Falling Behind

For the past week I have been struggling. Struggling to stay focused at work (it's just so much easier to play with Logan than input those data numbers,) struggling to get the energy to do all of my household duties, and struggling to comprehend what it is that I am doing and where I am.

Because of this lack of focus I have been slowly falling behind...on everything. Not just at work, but at home too. I went to make myself a cup of coffee the other day and realized that I had not one clean coffee cup or spoon. So I looked in the kitchen sink and it finally hit me. I had not washed the dishes in two days!

Now is the worst possible time to fall behind at work. With the next production sale quickly approaching my to do list has quadrupled. And yet, I have not been able to bring myself into focusing on what it is that I need to be doing.

My body has been going through the motions but my mind has been off somewhere else. I really need to find out what's been bothering me and snap back into reality!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Logan's Birthday!

We did not have a big party; there was really nothing extraordinary...

Just a simple, relaxing day (with cupcakes.)

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Baby's First Birthday

As Logan's first birthday quickly approaches (Saturday); I find myself wondering what to do. I know that he will not remember this event; that it is also a celebration for the parents surviving the first year, but that does not mean that it can not be special.

It seems like the majority throw a birthday party or BBQ. However, since we do not have any family or close friends, who would we invite? Our co-workers and their families. Of course I didn't start thinking about all of this until today; so if we did do a party everything will be thrown together and guests invited at the last minute.

My husband and I already discussed having a cake and birthday candle. That way we can have a few pictures to put into Logan's first year scrapbook. (And the fact that I know if I don't send the grandparents pictures on his first birthday, there will be hell to pay!)

What are some the ways you celebrated your child's first birthday?

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Those Pearly Whites

When you see my son smile, you will get a glimpse of two little pearly white teeth. He will even smile in a way to show them off!

For those who know me; I am obsessed about my teeth and good dental hygiene. I floss daily, brush them 2-3 times a day, use Listerine, etc. So of course if I am a fanatic about my teeth, I find myself constantly checking out Logan's.

He has his own little tooth brush (that he loves) and we brush our teeth together. I end up brushing them in the end, but give him a chance to watch mom and do it on his own.

I have been reading about when to take your child to the dentist for the first time. All the materials I have read say before his second birthday. People have told me, "as soon as those pearls come in he should see a dentist." However, I asked my own dentist at my last checkup and was told the age of three.

Well, whether it be now, 2 or 3; I hope to instill good dental habits for Logan.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Not Very Kid Friendly

Since I have become a mom, I have noticed how many public places are not very kid friendly. For example, I don't know how many times I have been in a store or restaurant desperately searching for a changing table and there isn't one to be found.

I even went to a McDonalds one day for lunch with my son; he needed a diaper change so I packed him and his diaper bag up and went to the restroom. Can you guess what I found? Absolutely nothing! No changing table.

So for the hundreth time, I was in the back seat of my GMC Jimmy (on cold days it's the backseat, summertime its the tailgate) wrestling with my son, trying to change a wet diaper.

If I am not too far into town, I will swing by Babies 'R Us to the mommy's room. I love the mommy's room at Babies 'R Us. A room with a sofa, a rocker, two changing tables, diapers and wipes for those "unexpected" moments...

Why are there so many of these places without any spot to change your child?

Saturday, January 3, 2009

The Wrong Era

Did you ever think that you were born in the wrong era?

This is how I have often felt through out my life. I have always been intrigued by the Colonial and Victorian eras. The simplicities of these times, the growth of our worlds, the architecture and the fashions of these eras are just a few things I find interesting.

The feeling hit me again yesterday as I was quilting. What am I doing in this world of advanced technology? Was I meant to live in a world where we are too busy to take a break and look at the simple pleasures in life?

As I make my place in the 21st century, I dream of another life...