Wednesday, August 19, 2009

More pictures of Austin

Here's a couple more pictures for those of you not looking at Facebook. I stole these from my Mom. :-)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009


We went to Oklahoma this weekend to witness George's Dad get married. The ceremony was perfect exactly what I would have done. Short, sweet and simple. It was nice to hang out with family as always, I think opportunities like this one help me define family. I believe families to be all inclusive whether you came into the family by marriage, blood, adoption or friendship everyone is treated equally.

Austin was a kick in the pants to have around. Perhaps I am just too much of an optimist but all the haters I talked to before the trip griped about taking her and how much extra time we would have to spend on her account, not to mention the constant crying and what not. Just to set the record straight Austin did no more than 20 minutes of crying each way during the full 24 hour trip and cost us approximately no additional time. She ate when we stopped for gas, I changed her and put her back in her seat. In fact she loved having someone sit in the back seat with her. Tadd came with us so Joe and I rotated the back seat privileges because Tadd is still too scared to touch her. Can't blame him, we visited some friends of ours while in OKC and they have a three week old that I refused to hold. If they had NEEDED him to be held like to get something done I would have but I still don't like to hold babies that aren't mine for no reason. I don't understand why other people do like to hold babies, it's like they absorb their powers or something, but whatever...I guess I like to hold kitties for no reason at all, maybe it's like that for everyone else. The weirdest comment that I will never get used to from strangers is "if I wash my hands can I hold your baby". You should first ask yourself what on earth is on your hands and perhaps wash them for no other reason then they are gross. Secondly why would I let someone hold my baby that I wouldn't let pet my dog. When I am walking the boys if someone asks to pet them I say no so why would I say yes to the request for Austin. I tend to come up with an excuse about her being someway or another so they can't hold her, sleepy, hungry...something like that.

Back to us bringing Tadd along...I can't think of two people I would rather laugh with in the world than Joe and Tadd. So 24 hours of laughter with those two is well worth the price of gas and time any day. We laughed so hard we even laughed when Austin was crying, not sure what we thought was so funny but it sure helped the time pass fast.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

My knees

So I have been working out for a couple of weeks now and my knees hurt so bad I can barely walk up the stairs. Last night while laying in bed I could feel the heat radiating off of them, that's never a good sign. I realized last night that I am in one of those truly cruel catch 22's. My knees ache so bad because I am carrying around extra weight however I can't lose the extra weight without making them hurt worse. I guess for now I will just make sure to brace Austin and I for the inevitable fall when my poor knees just give out, thankfully as of now I still have plenty of padding for her to land on.

Which brings me to one of my favorite shows. How on earth do the athletes on the Biggest Loser run on treadmills? Yes I called them athletes, I can't run on the treadmill yet and I am not carrying around near as much weight as they are. They must cook their sheets at night with the amount of heat coming off those knees.

I used a chemical to clean the top of our stove yesterday, which in turn dissolved my finger prints. All I need is a black ski mask and I'm fully ready to commit crimes. My stove looks nice though.

I had a project meeting first thing this morning where I logged on before coffee only to find out the project manager let something slip and we would have to reschedule. Perfect. Project managers are my least favorite people to deal with at work, it's like they talk the game but can't do anything. Just let us techies deal with it, I wouldn't have dropped the ball. So now I have to work early on Friday morning even though I am on vacation.

Monday, August 3, 2009

In the dark

So last night around 1:30am I woke up like I always do to feed Austin (keep in mind I had been up working until 12:30am so I hadn't been asleep very long) and when I clicked on the light nothing happened. Those of you that know me well, know that I am terrified of...well kind of everything, but the dark is in the top 5. Obviously Joe is still gone, so I take my cell phone (the only source of light I could find) and walk downstairs into the garage to check the breaker box. The whole time all I could think about is those movies where the bad guys kill the power to take over the house...needless to say this was a brisk walk. I flip the breaker and nothing. The power was out in the whole neighborhood. Rather than being a normal minded person and taking refuge in knowing that everyone was in the dark and just calm down, my mind spirals into the thought of the bad guys driving by and noticing that everyone doesn't have power and just starting to rob all of us. I go back upstairs and feed and change Austin in complete darkness, which is as much fun as it sounds. Put her back to bed and lay completely clothed in my bed. Why would I lay in all my clothes? Because if I have to call the cops I am not going to be the crazy lady standing in the street in my under-roo's. Not a chance, my pride kept my fat butt in pants. Oh yeah and while I am laying there straining my ears to listen for the bad guys, Ty spends the whole time barking...not the loud annoying ones, but the low almost silent "Hey Mom the bad guys are outside" barks. Awesome! Rock me to sleep. The power finally came back on hours later which scared all of us because when you are laying in a silent house and then all of the sudden everything comes to life it startles you. It's funny how something as little as a light bulb makes me feel safe, I mean after all monsters can't come out in the light. Wow don't I feel rested today!