Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Christie, Lately.

Ah, let me just sweep the cobwebs off the ceiling before I let you in...

I know it's been a little while since I blogged. I tend to be sporadic at best these days. I think it's because life has just been so overwhelmingly busy that I tend to push the blog to the side. Really I do think about blogging more but it always gets put into the "Later" pile.

Munchkin and I at the park for a picnic

Dirty Fingers McGee and I have been busy doing all sorts of fun mama-baby goodies lately. We play in the dirt, we go to the park, we finger paint... I fall asleep on the couch while he watches Thomas & Friends.

I'm doing okay on WW; I lost motivation again but I decided that I must just need more support and encouragement so I started posting on the WW boards. This is unusual for me, as I tend to be a lurker when it comes to message boards. There are just too many stupid people and I weep for humanity when I read them, but a lot of the boards at WW are all about encouragement, celebrating success, and picking each other back up.

I definitely need that last one.

I haven't gained any weight (phew!) but I haven't lost any in a few weeks either.

I went to the gym for the first time in about 2 weeks last night. I spent an hour there, running on the elliptical and lifting weights. I am very sore today.

Last week was really hectic. Drake developed a lung infection. I guess it's been going around, or so the dr said. Luckily we got an antibiotic and some cough syrup so things are better. His coughs are violent sounding now, but I can tell the bacterial infection is clearing up. He is producing mucus now, which is good. I hope it goes away soon though. It breaks my heart to watch him cough so hard.

Brian's on shutdown starting the end of this week. They are having a 3 week shut down at the factory and that is going to be nice. He won't go back to work until July 15. During that time we are having a birthday party for him (his birthday is on the 25th, but the party will be the 22nd) and we are going to Chicago on the 29th. We are also going to the zoo to meet up with one of my best friends from high school the first weekend of July. THEN we are also going to fit a visit to Brian's grandparents in some time as well as a garage sale at my parents' house. Lots to do!

Look at the water! LOOK AT IT!!

We also took a trip to the zoo a week or two ago. Drake didn't care much for the animals. He liked the aquarium and this play fountain.

I've been much better about taking pictures of myself and my family lately, those two pics are just an example of the beauty my camera has caught.

I planted a garden. Tomatoes, green bell peppers, and strawberries. The tomatoes and the peppers are sprouting. We will see what happens with the strawberries.

Tiny garden for the novice gardener.

So, yeah. Life lately. Pretty good.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013


For the first time in years- at least as long as I have been out of highschool- I am tan!! I am notorious for being a hermit, even moreso now than I used to be, so being tan is a great achievement for me. Mind you, it's not a sun-tan or even a tanning bed-tan, but it is a tan! I got some sunless tanning products and have been using them with some form of success.

I've also forced myself to get dressed every day and to do my makeup at least three times a week. It is such a chore to do any of that when you work at home. When you are home all the time, it doesn't really matter to anyone else if you are in your pajamas all day. It's a good idea though, for your mental health, to force yourself to get dressed. I like to wear dresses if I am going to get dressed. I feel pretty and pulled together, but also it's like wearing a fancy nightgown so I can still feel lazy (shh! don't tell anyone!)

I went to the gym Monday night for the first time in about 2 weeks. It has been so hard to force myself to go lately. I had been going with my friends a lot, but they had all gotten busy with life and I have been using that as an excuse where I should not go, too. I focused more on lifting than running, and I find that I enjoyed myself a lot more. I am pretty sure I am going to go before Brian gets up for work, get in a quick workout.

I swear that someone has replaced my son with a clone from Bizarro World. Drake has been so mean and cranky and just refuses to do anything that he is told. There are constant temper tantrums (some of them mine, I will admit). Brian swears he is teething or going through a growth spurt. I swear he is a brat and just hit his "terrible twos" early. Maybe he is not getting enough stimulation during the day. I mean we are all cooped up all day long. I am going to see if I can't coerce convince Brian to carpool one day a week so Drake and I can have the car & go to the park or something. We also have a stroller, we should be taking walks as well. We have such a nice trail system that runs right by the apartment complex. Eight miles of trail.

There is also the complex pool, but having my child around a pool makes me SUPER nervous, even though there are lifeguards on duty at all times. Yes, guards. As in two. He's not going anywhere near that pool until I buy a little life vest for him though. And some pool floaties. And some water diapers. And trunks.

I am so not ready for summer.