I haven't post in a while so let's see what's been going on???
Austin and I have been sick for about the last week or so, which stinks to catch a cold in the middle of summer. But we're feeling better now, still kind of sound yucky though.
I think diet pill companies have it all wrong...they always try and suppress your appetite to help you lose weight, whereas I think they should be making it so you can't taste food. I have literally been forcing myself to eat because what's the point if you can't taste it. If I didn't start to get light headed I am pretty sure I wouldn't have eaten anything for the last 5 days. Poor little Austin will take a bite of something and then pull it out of her mouth, examine it, put it back in and finish chewing. I can almost read her little mind thinking "I could have sworn blueberries tasted like SOMETHING yesterday, and now NOTHING?!?!".
It's been hot here which isn't bad, but when you don't have air conditioning, upstairs (where my office happens to be) gets pretty darn hot. Most afternoons I can't even sit up here, I try and take care of my work in the mornings/evenings just so I don't have to sit and sweat.
Do you ever wonder if your niceness is mistaken for weakness? I wonder this quite a bit at work. I was on a call with another team the other day and was speaking to what was supposed to be their expert and the whole time I was shaking my head thinking to myself this guy is an idiot and has no idea what he is talking about. But instead of speaking up and drilling back at him to get the answers that I needed to make the project work, I placated him with niceties until I finally got the right information. So in my mind I kept everything on a nice level and he still felt like he knew what he was doing but does that make me seem weak to those people that were listening to the call. I guess at the end of the day I hate being mean so it doesn't really matter if my niceness is misconstrued.
Austin went in for her 1 year check-up. She is still in the bottom 3% for weight in her age group and I was talking to the doctor about it, asking her if she was sure that she was growing ok and everything. Because a lot of people seem to ask what percentages your child is in and I always feel bad saying...hmmm...close to midget, and more like skinny midget. So I was venting to my pediatrician who then said well you tell them that she is in the top 99% for the healthiest babies I see, between her physical nature and her disposition she is just about perfect. :-) Which totally made my day because while I like our doctor I don't think she is an overly nice person or anything so I don't think she was just saying that to make me feel better.