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Showing posts from February 24, 2008

Cara Figlia - Out and About

Cara mia figlia,

You are so good when we go out to eat. Your daddy and I love to go out to breakfast on the weekends, and the past two weekends you have been great. I love that I can just sit you in a highchair, order off the menu for you and watch you eat with the rest of us. You really love to be out and about, looking at everything and everyone. And everyone around you comments on how bright eyed and happy you are.

Now, we are going to take you with us while we run some errands. You seem to be bored at home lately with the same old toys. Goodness knows your daddy and I are tired of trying to keep you out of the trash and cabinets you aren't supposed to get into. I'm sure we will be getting some new toys for your upcoming birthday, so for now, we're just going to go out and do stuff to keep you from being bored. One of our errands is to buy hardware for the cabinets so we can put baby-proof locks on them. While I'm sure they will frustrate you, they will make your dadd…

I'm in the Mood for Love

There has been discussions on the mommyblog-o-sphere lately about how much sex couples are (or are not) having and about wanting to have more sex. Having been through some dry spells myself, I know that it can be hard to get in the mood. I'm happy to say that mostly, Londo and I have had a very active and fantastic sex life. But I really believe it is because we work on it in different ways.

I happen to have given a lot of thought to the matter of getting in the mood in order to increase the amount of sex one has. (And even though Londo rolled his eyes at me when I told him I was going to write this) I'm gonna share some thoughts on this matter with the world at large.

Early Prep Work
I find it can be very hard to go go go all day long (be it with work, keeping up with the house, taking care of kids, whatever it is you are doing), and then feel like you have to flip a switch and be in the mood for sex. I don't think this is easy for most women. It's much easier to go go …

Photo Meme

I am going to do a post with tips for getting in the mood more, which I had said on another site I'd do today. But I forgot I'd be in training all day today. So instead, I'm posting something I've had in my drafts, but it's finally finished. I'll do the sex post tomorrow so we can all start off our weekends right. ;-)

I saw this meme over at ImposterMom's and then Becoming Mommy's. It's taken me a while to get to finish it, but I've finally found a picture I think is hilarious. What you do is answer the questions using only pictures from search results, and only from the first page of search results.

1. The age you will be on your next birthday.

2. A place you'd like to visit.

3. Your favorite place.

4. Your favorite object.

5. Your favorite food.

6. Your favorite animal.

7. Your favorite color.

8. The city in which you were born.
Well, just outside the city.

9. The town in which you live.

10. The name of your pet.


11. The first name of your love.
I d…

Missing Cosleeping and the Challenge Begins

The challenge at Ask Moxie is on! Check it out and join in, if you want! I did.
It looks like our co-sleeping days are really over, and I'm sad.

For the Pumpkin's first 6 months of life, she slept in our room next to my side of the bed, either in a swing or the Arm's Reach Co-Sleeper, for part of the night, and in bed nursing and cuddling me the rest of the night. At 6 months, during a miserable sleep regression, we moved her into her room and changed our routine a bit. If When she woke up before 2:00, Londo would get her and rock her back to sleep. When she woke after 2:00, I would bring her into the bed the in the nursery with me and nurse her back to sleep. We would co-sleep until she/I was up for the day. This worked pretty well for us.

At times, the cosleeping was frustrating, but usually it was pretty wonderful. I loved being close to her and sleeping with her cuddled to me. I also loved being able to go back to sleep while she nursed and dozed unti…

Moxie's Challenge

Moxie, of the fantastic Ask Moxie site, has offered up a 60 day challenge to anyone who wants to participate. Starting tomorrow, each person who wants to participate will start doing three things to improve her/his health (whatever that means to the person) for 60 days. Moxie says, "Consistency, not perfection" is what the challenge is about.

I have decided to participate, and here are my three things:
1. Do yoga at least 3 times a week.
2. Cut back on overall high fructose corn syrup (HFCS) intake by reading all labels and avoiding things with HFCS in them.
3. Eating organic foods especially fruits, trying to buy things that are grown on local farms.

I have found that making small changes, starting with small steps, have been a great way to make lasting changes in my life. In fact, I'm going to take a minute and pat myself on the back for the good changes I've made in my life. For example:
-I gave up sodas about 10 years ago, and still drink sodas only on rare occassion…

Question of the Week - Guilty TV Pleasure

Well, I hear the writer's strike is over. That means that TV will be back soon! I'm really happy about that, but I have to say that the writer's strike gave me time to catch up on my DVR recordings. I don't have much time to watch a lot of TV lately (I wonder why). When I have any free time, I typically spend it on the computer or reading. But I record a bunch of TV shows, most of which Londo watches with me usually after the Pumpkin goes to bed.

There are some shows I record that he has no interest in whatsoever. There are some shows which I am a bit embarrassed to admit I really enjoy. These are the shows that sit on the DVR for long periods of time, for the rare times when I am free to watch TV but not with Londo. I am slow to catch up on these shows, and some I just have to delete because I run out of room on the DVR.

So, the question of the week is:

What TV show to you like that you are a bit embarrassed to admit you even watch?

I'll tell you mine. It's Kyle X…