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Showing posts from June 15, 2008

And Then We Get Disconnected

Did I mention yesterday how easy it is to get disconnected again? Apparently all it takes is a little adult crankiness, a little fussing from the baby and some miscommunication. I won't get into the details. But if I had to be brutally honest with myself (and you), it was probably 85% my fault. That adult crankiness I mentioned? Me.

Then I had a hard time putting the Pumpkin down for bed. By the time I was done, I was tired and even more cranky, so Londo and I didn't talk. This morning, we should have talked, but we didn't. The cleaning lady comes today, so we were busy picking up our crap so she can actually clean our floors.

This evening, I leave to go out of town for the weekend without husband or even baby!!! So either we will have to find time to talk while watching the baby and packing, or we both will let it go and realize that it really was nothing. I think this weekend away will be good for me, and therefore us, even though I'll miss them both so very much.

The Relationship Connection

Londo and I have a really good relationship. The kind of relationship that many other people don't even realize is possible. Not only are we still madly in love with each other after about 10.5 years together and almost 6 years of marriage, but we still really like each other. We are each others best friends and enjoy spending time together. We have many of the same interests, and even when we don't necessarily like the same things, we respect that the other person likes those things. Most importantly, we are able to talk about everything and anything and work out issue by communicating with each other.

This is not to say that things are always perfect with us. That would be unrealistic and a big fat lie. We get frustrated with each other, we bicker, we take things out on each other when we are upset about other things, we argue, we even have fights (although not often, I will admit it's become more common since the baby and sleep deprivation has come into our house). But w…

Meme's the Word

I'm really trying to catch up on everyone's blogs. I'm working on it. My Google Reader is down to 274 posts. Please be patient with me while I try to catch up with everyone and still find time to write some very interesting and meaningful posts I have in mind.

For now, enjoy a couple memes!


Cara tagged me for the six quirky things meme. I have done it once before, but I have enough quirks to do it again. And then again. And a few more times after that. hehe.

So here is what I'm supposed to do:
1. Link the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules in your blog.
3. Tell about 6 fun quirks about yourself.
4. Tag 6 fellow bloggers by linking them.
5. Leave a comment on each of the tagged blogger’s blogs letting them know they’ve been tagged.

Here are my six quirks:
1. I can't stand constant background noises that are humming noises, like air conditioners and fans and humidifiers. They grate on my nerves and drive me slowly insane. Yet we run a humid…

Don't Drink the Water

An interesting thing happened in my county on Sunday night. There was a water main break in the county water line, which resulted in the loss of water pressure and water service to some areas. Because of the possibility of contamination associated with loss of water pressure, we were under a "Boil Water Advisory." We had to use only boiled or bottled water for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, preparing food and washing hands.

In some ways, I felt like we were transported into the past. We kept bowls of the boiled (and cooled) water next to sinks so we could use that to wash our hands, brush our teeth and wash our faces. You know, like they used to have back before running water. I excitedly suggested we use the antique water jugs and basins I have collected, because that is exactly what they were for. Londo gently reminded me that they are antiques that I love and have in the guest room as decor and I would be very upset if something happened to them. Bu…

Question of the Week - Area of Obsession

Am I obsessed with my child's sleep (or lack there of)? Sometimes I feel like I am. Did she take a nap? How long? Did she wake up at all and move around? Will she go to bed at night easily or will it be a struggle? Will she stay asleep? When will she start sleeping through the night again?

I'm happy to say (and I'm sure jinx myself) that she has slept through the night the last 5 nights. And now that she is down to one nap a day, she is averaging a two-hour nap. Woooo Hoooo!!! Maybe I can obesses a little less now about her sleep.

Do you know how many posts I've written that relate to the Pumpkin's sleeping? I checked my tags, and there are 63 tagged with "sleep" out of 190. That is a third of the posts I've written! The only tag with more posts related to it is the Pumpkin herself!

Clearly I'm obsessed. I talk about her fidgeting and her fussiness. I write about cute things she's done, how beautiful she is and now much I love her. I've eve…