Friday, December 21, 2007

12 months of me!

Yes- I really AM this bored. We are in the middle of a big snowstorm. The power went out at work and knocked out the server...power's back on but our network is jacked so we can't to any work!
1. Who kissed you on New Years? The husband and my friend Anna (that one was on the cheek ;-)
2. Did you have a New Year’s Resolution this year? nah...I never do that.
3. Does it snow where you live? And HOW
4. Do you like hot chocolate? Absotively. Especially with a little Bailey's.
5. Have you ever been to Times Square to watch the ball drop? Nope- I've only been to NYC once and I spent most of my time in Brooklyn.

1. Who was your Valentine? The Husband
2. When you were little did you buy Valentine’s for the whole class? Yes... and we made the little shoebox mailboxes to put them in.
3. Do you care if the groundhog sees its shadow or not? not really. We have winter until April no matter what.
4. What did you receive for Valentines Day? We don't really do Valentines day
5. What did you give for Valentine’s Day? see above.

1. Are you Irish? Scottish
2.Do you like corned beef and cabbage? I've only had it was ok.
3. What did you do for St. Patty’s Day in 2007? Nuthin'- I was pregnant so no green beer for me.
4. Are you happy when winter is pretty much over? Yes, I'm always ready to be warm!

. Do you like the rain? yes
2. Did you play an April fool’s joke on anyone this year?no- I hate that crap. I know, I'm no fun.
4. Do you celebrate 4/20? heh, no.
5. Do you love the month of April? eh- its ok. Its better than March.

1. What is your favorite flower? daisies
What happened to 2 ????? Ugh.
3. Finish the phrase “April showers…”are better than april blizzards
4. Do you celebrate May 16th: um...I don't know why that day would be significant...
5. Is May anything special to you? Nope.

1. What year did/will you graduate from high school? 1996. God, I'm old.
2. Did you do anything fun during this Month? Got married in 2000!
3. Have a favorite baseball team? Nope- not much of a sports fan.

1. What did you do on the 4th of July? Not a whole lot- the husband was on tour with his band and I was all pregnant. I think I hung out in the basement, drank ice water and watched girl movies...
2. Did you go to the fireworks? not this year...I'm pretty sure I passed out before it was time for them.
3. Did you blast the A/C all day? No one in Wyoming as A/C. Well..maybe that's not quite true, but no one I know does.

1. Did you do anything special at the end of your summer? Just tried to get through it and the end of my pregnancy! Oh, yeah and I had my 30th birthday, which is always uplifting.
2. What was your favorite summer memory of ‘07? Our baby shower/BBQ that we had in July.
3. Did you have a sunburn? I dont' think I burned much this summer
4. Did you go to the pool a lot? not once, although it would have felt awesome.

1. Will you be attending college/school? nope. But I work at a university, if that counts.
2. Do you like fall better than summer? Sort of.
3. Plan on anything to happen this month? My son was born!!

1. What was your last Halloween costume? oh wow...I haven't dressed up in ages. The last one I can think of was the slutty version of Sandy from Grease.
2. What is your favorite candy? Good chocolate and black licorice. Not together, though :-)
3. What was your favorite thing(s) about this month? Having a new baby!! Otto was Yoda for halloween- it was so cute.

1. Whose house do you go to for Thanksgiving? The husband's aunt's house.
2. What are you thankful for? family, friends, the husband and my kid.
3. Do you love stuffing? no, but I do love dressing. Southern cornbread dressing is the best.

1. Do you celebrate Christmas? Sort of. We celebrate the season and have a tree but we are not christian.
2. Have you ever been kissed under the mistle toe? yes!!!
3. Get anything special last year? Otto was conceived on 12/ that TMI? Sorry!
4. What do you want this year? To have a good time with our family! And some money for clothes because honestly, hardly anything fits me right now.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Bah Humbug

So not loving this being back to work thing. Aside from being extremely tired, I am fighting a plugged milk duct (ouch) and a down-in-the-dumps hubby. Well, I guess I'm not really fighting the hubby but he's home with Otto this week and struggling a bit. Otto won't really nap for him which sucks. I think that the transition is maybe stressing the baby out a bit. A bottle just doesn't offer the same thing a boob does in terms of closeness, comfort, skin-to-skin contact and all that jazz. I wonder what he'll do in day care...

All this distraction means that I'm not really feeling the whole holiday thing at the moment. Yes, I know my last post was all about xmas whatever but today I'm just over it. I find myself wishing that instead of travelling 3+ hours to Bob's folk's house for xmas we could just stay home and take turns napping.

Am I a scrooge or what?

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Xmas Hoopla

So, Megan didn't tag me persay, but I'm playing anyway because I'm bored at work and trying not to think about how much I miss my baby. Sniff.

Random Christmas Hoopla:
1. I love love love Xmas trees. The bigger, brighter and gaudier, the better.
2. The same goes for Xmas lights- while our house usually has just a few tasteful white twinklies, I secretly love the people who 'go all out.'
3. Even though I am no longer catholic, I cherish my memories of going to midnight mass with my family...there's something neat about singing carols in a church at midnight on Xmas with candles and incense.
4. My favorite Xmas movie is Christmas Story, closely followed by Christmas Vacation and Bad Santa.
5. My favorite Xmas special from childhood is Charlie Brown's Xmas.
6. This is the first year I have not crafted any gifts for anyone. (Unless you count having a baby, which I think his grandparents might...)
7. I am not a fan of fudge. Which is weird because I love chocolate. But its a texture thing. (I also cannot stand cheesecake, for much the same reason.)
8. The idea of Santa kind of creeps me out.
9. Each year of our marriage, Bob and I have made Eggnog French Toast and Mimosas for breakfast on Xmas morning.
10. We always give gifts to our pets. I know. DORKS.
11. My grandpa always gives me $100 for xmas, and I alway blow it on something totally unecessary.
12. Xmas cookies are the shiznit.

The Random Christmas Hoopla!Here goes:
1. List 12 random things about yourself that have to do with Christmas
2. Please refer to it as a 'hoopla' and not the dreaded 'm'-word (which, for you bloggy newbies, is meme)
3. You have to specifically tag people when you're done. None of this "if you're reading this, consider yourself tagged" stuff is allowed...then nobody ends up actually doing it. The number of people who you tag is really up to you -- but the more, the merrier to get this 'hoopla' circulating through the blogosphere.
4. Please try and do it as quickly as possible. The Christmas season will be over before we know it and I'd like to get as many people involved as possible.

I don't really have anyone to tag so I guess I'm breaking the rules there. But if you read this and wanna do it, do it.

Monday, December 17, 2007

So Far, So Good...

First day back at work. It is now 2pm and I've been here since 8am. So far, I'm doing alright. I've pumped twice without incident and I don't feel too heartsick. Last night, however, was another story entirely...I held and rocked Otto and bawled my eyes out for about 20 minutes and was a bitchy wreck the rest of the evening.

I actually get to leave in 10 minutes because the Husband has a meeting to go to. Which is good because I'm exhausted and I think I just leaked a little milk onto my blouse (thank goodness I had the foresight to wear a cardigan sweater!) Motherhood is SO glamorous!!

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Cry Me a River

Today we go to Otto's daycare for orientation. That means its really real: My maternity leave is almost over. I'm trying to follow Drs. Sears' advice and not think about "W-day" but it ain't no easy thing. Fortunately, I feel good about the place we've chosen for him and I will be able to nurse him on my lunch breaks which is more than many mothers can do. But still. I'm all teary eyed over it.

On the bright side, it is about 8 degrees Fahrenheit and blowing snow.