Sunday, December 20, 2009

yesterday was a lot of fun

video
Lily has been getting into things
Well, earlier she had managed to get stuck under a table... but alas, my camera battery was charging.
And then she got stuck under my office chair and I got a small video of her taking my chair with her as she scooted along.

Later, we got a wonderful surprise... considering, I thought we would just get rain


It Snowed!

And here is a cute pic of Lily waiting by the tree


Saturday, December 19, 2009

Nine Months

Wow!
Where has the time gone?
Lily is already 9 months!
She had her appointment yesterday
She weighs 19 pounds 13.5 ounces = 70%
She is 28 1/4 inches long = 90%

I guess she is going to be a tall girl. Rob's side of the family is tall... My baby is going to tower over me... LOL

Rob has been speaking through wrapping paper tubes to Lily... since we have the paper out to wrap gifts.
Well, today, he gave her an empty tube and then she started speaking through it... it was so funny.


video

Later, I was on the computer and she was playing on the floor next to me. I saw that she got on her belly and was watching tv. And then she started crying. I looked and she managed to scoot backwards and got stuck under a table... sorry, I don't have a photo, since the camera battery was charging at the time. It was so funny!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Lack of motivation

I don't feel like doing anything
I need to finish up entering data at work
I will... I just don't want to

I was hoping to take Lily to her last swim class tomorrow, but I can't. Rob refuses to get in the pool and I doubt Elizabeth will do it. I am going to re-enroll her for another session of classes. She does like it.

Since it is the weekend, we will be busy working on crafts. It is hard to do things during the week. So, my goal is to do a few crafts on the weekend.
I am also going to check out the rubber stamp and paper craft fair.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

... and I'm not like you...

my eyes are small, but your eyes are closed...

Just listening to my ipod... I have so much data entry to do. I can finally catch up with that now that I have finished printing and binding stuff....

This weekend is a long weekend. Columbus Day is on Monday. On Saturday I am driving up to Northern Virginia to spend the day with Jessica and then driving back on Sunday. At first Rob said we (Lily and Me) could go and then he was saying no, because he would miss us and worry about us. Now he is saying we can go. He is looking forward to having the house to himself and not having my nag him... LOL
I guess on Sunday , we'll go to the Peanut Festival.
We've lived here 8 years and have not really done anything. Now that we have Lily, I want to do more. I always wanted to do these things, but Rob is a homebody. Now he is more willing to do it.

Working on something crafty. Once it is done, I will post about it. If it is good enough, I may give it as a gift or send it down to Krys to sell in Dad's shop. He needs a website.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

steak biscuit

It is Autumn and you can feel it in the air. I enjoy this time of the year. The cold brisk air, the smell of wood burning; it just makes me feel so cheery.



Rob weighed in this morning and is under his max allowable weight. We are going out to dinner tonight. I told him, he needs to lose more so that he is not stressing every six months and he agrees. He basically cut sugars, but he needs to get active too.



I am thinking my liver is acting up... I had green poo yesterday. That is a sign of either having too much fat in your diet or the bile stuff in your liver is not working correctly. Since I have not been feeling well and I have had issues with my liver before, I think that is what it is. I really need to do something. I just feel like we are in limbo because of the house being on the market. I can't really plan to do much because someone will want to look at the house and we have to get the dogs and the baby... so stressful.



We are not sure if we want to buy another house or just rent. We are not sure if we are going to get transfered anytime soon. We would like to move somewhere else... we shall see
We were thinking that if we do move somewhere with base housing, like Kodiak, where there are not many jobs, it would not matter. I would stay at home with Lily and do my crafts. I might go crazy not having adult interaction, but I'd get to spend my days with Lily.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

diamonds and trees

Trying to be optimistic



A family came and looked at our home yesterday. They are deciding between ours and another in Virginia Beach. The one in Virginia Beach is closer to the place of employment. However, we hope the price of ours beats out the location... we shall see



so, ha ha... have to laugh

My friend Audrey has blocked me from reading her journal. She is a fair weather friend. Only good when I am there for her. Since I am not getting involved in the tift between she and Jessica, she has decided to write me off as well... oh well... what can you do?

While writing this, I just realized... I have been there for her, but never asked her for anything for me. Perhaps this friendship was one sided... hmmm... oh well... whatever



So, Lucy from Lucy in the sky with diamonds has passed. She suffered from lupus. She was 46. I wonder if that is how long I will live. I should research to find out the average age of death for someone who suffers from lupus. It is sad... If I die at that age, Lily will only be 16.

I am just thinking about that because I have not been feeling very well. My body is in so much pain. I find it difficult to breath at times. But I don't want to worry anyone, so I come to work with a smile on my face and a sunny disposition. Most days I just want to stay in bed.



Did I write about this season? It shall be busy. Starting this weekend.

Lily has swim class on Saturdays until November and I just may reenroll her again. So, this Saturday, we have swim class, craft in pink camp, and a baby shower. On Sunday, I want to go to Newport News to the folk fair. Next weekend, I might go visit Jessica. I hope to, it depends on how I am feeling and if Rob says I can go. The following weekend, I want to go to the outlets. Lily needs some clothes for the cooler weather. She only has dresses and onesies. Then the 25th, we are going to the Hampton Convention center to the paper and scrap fair to buy tons of supplies. I think I am going to give myself $100 spending limit. I think there are a few craft fairs in November as well. We also want to go to Busch Gardens for the Christmas thing. Whew... so much...

I want to get Lily those babylegs. They are leg warmers for babies. That way she can still wear dresses in the winter and it will be easy to change her diaper. In addition, when she starts crawling, she won't hurt her knees on our wood floors.



So, this is what I think I want for Christmas...

more calendars... I like funny stuff

2010 insert for my franklin covey planner... I mainly want the calendar, I don't need all the days... that is too thick

new mp3 thing for the car, since I gave mine to Rob

A house

and that is all I can think of for now

Saturday, September 26, 2009

nom nom


Lily trying butternut squash

Lily has been eating since she was 4 months old. She has tried bananas, apples, sweet potatoes, carrots, peas, turnips, and butternut squash. Today was her butternut squash day. She seemed to enjoy it.

I have been making most of her food. I enjoy being able to do this and it is so easy and cost effective. For the butternut squash, I just cut it into small cubes and boiled the cubes. I drained after the cubes were soft and blended with breast milk. I put the excess in an ice tray and will put them in baggies once they are frozen.

... and one more thing...

I forgot to mention the stats for Lily's 6 month appointment

She weighed 17 pounds and 6 ounces, so she is in the 80th percentile
She is 25 3/4 inches, so she is in the 75th percentile
yeah, my baby girl is big
But she is happy and healthy and will probably thin out once she becomes mobile
and her daddy's side of the family is tall, so she may tower over me



Friday, September 25, 2009

is it war and peace?

Man, I suck at updating!!

Lily is 6 months old and has a tooth. She can sit unassisted and likes her exersaucer. We went down to Florida for a vacation and for Lily and Rob to meet my side of the family. Lily's grandparents and Great-grandparents were so happy to meet her. Lily shares her birthday with a cousin. I am not sure how it works... but my cousin's daughter shares the birthday with my daughter... are they cousins? I don't know...

The house is still for sale... We noticed that the lady with all the kids ... well, the kids were not hanging out anymore. I asked my neighbor and he said that she moved... she has 8 kids! Yikes. I knew she seemed to always be pregnant.
Well anywho... Rob and I were just thinking how the kids and mister forty were not around and that would make the neighborhood not look so bad... We spoke too soon. All of a sudden a bunch of teenage boys are loitering in the cul de sac. These boys don't live on our street. And they look like hoodlums with the clothes falling off and the foul mouths. They don't know what a garbage can looks like. They think the world is their garbage can. Totally pisses me off.
Well, the other day, someone wanted to look at the house... and what do you know, the kids are loitering about and the cul de sac is a parking lot. There is a man working on about 3 cars in the street. If we were the potential buyers, I would not have even stopped the car. I would have kept on going. But these people came in the house.
We have lowered the price once again. We really want out of there. We like the house, we just don't like having to park on the street and how the street becomes a parking lot. We don't like the kids disrespecting property by breaking people's things and leaving garbage all over the place. We are ready for a detatched home in a nice neighborhood. We don't want to go any lower because we need to pay off Rob's car in order to take on a larger mortgage payment and not give up the lifestyle we have now. I am going to go over our budget and really not spend too much. Put the extra money towards paying the car off sooner. It sucks because Christmas is just around the corner. But, we are not going all out. Lily is too young, so we are only going to get her a few things. I am going to get Rob a few games and maybe a light sabre. I am not posting what I'll be getting my siblings, since they read this... LOL
Liz informed me last night that she is leaving in December. It totally threw me off guard. I realize she is unhappy and I hope this is the right decision for her. I really enjoyed having her around.
Well, I was thinking about making another blog for my crafty stuff. We shall see. I was not sure if I should mix family with crafting...
So, Audrey and Jessica are not friends anymore. Jessica got sick of Audrey's shenanigans. Audrey was selfish with her time here. The two of them shared a hotel room while they were down for the shower and planned on doing the girlie things at night. All Audrey did was talk on her cell phone to the guy she was having an affair with. She'd stay up on the phone until 2 or 3 in the morning. And then Audrey started ignoring Jessica. She did not allow her to be friends on facebook and some other stuff. Jessica got pissed and sent an email. Audrey sent an email "apologizing" for the behavior. But it was not an apology, it was a pity thing agreeing that people were mad at her... but she was not sorry. She has her head up her ass. All she cares about is herself. She is the "grass is greener" person. She had an emotional affair several times with David. The only reason why she did not leave Jay for David is because David does not look good in a uniform. Yeah, she only cares about appearances. She is always commenting on brand names and prices... I am glad David found someone who loves him for who he is (nerdy and all) and happy for him and his growing family. I was a little jealous at first that they got pregnant so quick. But, I am so happy. Lily was totally worth the wait.
oh yeah, got distracted. Audrey is realizing that maybe divorcing Jay and marrying Eric weeks later was not such a good idea. That her libido was telling her they were soul mates. Now she can't stand Eric's neediness and she has the mother in law from hell... LOL. I am so thankful Rob's mom is not like that. She tried to say that she was doing the same thing as me... I was like... Umm NO! I was not cheating on my husband and then get married weeks later. My marriage was over way before Rob and I got together and we had no intentions on getting married. Things just happened to work the other way. We have been married for 8 years.
Speaking of the other life... Liz and I ran into him the other day. He came up to me and I put my hand out to shake his hand, but he grabbed me and hugged me. A little awkward. Liz gave him the evil eye. She hates men and hold grudges. I am past it. I am in a great relationship with the man I love. and a little part of me takes happiness in knowing the ex just had his 3rd divorce... I know that is evil
So, I've been casually looking at jobs. I think I am overqualified for my current position and there is no possiblity of promotion in this position. I would like challenges and more money. I like my supervisors and the flexibility. Well anywho, a colleague from Yorktown told me about two positions opening up there soon. I am going to apply. They both pay more than what I am making now and I won't be the copy girl. When the job gets posted, I will find out more info. And if I get selected for an interview I'll find out about teleworking and how flexible they are since I do have an infant and will be about an hour away from her. I know most of the people who work there and like them, so that is a good thing.

Ok, I guess this is a good enough update.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

the (in)sanity

Just posting this for my memory later

started my first period post partum today
nearly 6 months after the birth of Lily

and NO! I did not have a mess

Thursday, August 27, 2009

shhh, the baby is sleeping

so, we have plans for going to Florida next weekend. It is a bit sooner than planned.
I read from Judy's blog, that grandmother is on hospice after being told she had a while. My heart is breaking. I have known some people who have died, however it never really affected me. Maybe because we are related. 
My father says they don't think she'll make it past this weekend. But Robert is unable to take leave on short notice and grandparents do not count for emergency leave. If she does not make it through the week, then I hope having Lily around the family will make things a little better. 
Grandma is someone who could not see bad in anything, she always had a smile and something nice to say. I know, we all know, those are the people who are usually the saddest. I am sure during this whole ordeal, she remained positive.
Since this is the first time in a while I have been able to post, I am going to have a lot to say. Lily is sleeping for now...
I just finished a card front swap and should recieve the other swaps this weekend. 
I think I might bring some crafting stuff with me to Florida to share with Judy.
Liz can't come with us because she does not have the money and can't take the time off. In addition, she loves to talk about "familiarity breeding contempt" and frankly being stuck in a car for 13 hours, I might commit homocide... LOL. But, since she quit her second job, she can stay at the house and watch the dogs, which relieves us from paying for kennel fees and the boys don't like going to the vet if they don't have to. Plus she gets to get away from her place for a while and use a kitchen and have a clean house. We just have to tell her how to take the boys out. Since we installed the storm door and have new neighbors with a dog, our dogs are ummm, a bit wierd. We have to encourage them to go potty and if they don't, they go back into their room. We have learned that they will go in the house
The house is still for sale... big surprise there... LOL. But we are not stressing it. We have a very small mortgage and our house is fine. We just wanted to have a detached home closer to work. We decided we won't lower the price again unless Rob has orders out of the area and we need to sell. But, that probably won't happen.
Some things I am looking forward to when we go to Florida are the warm beaches and seeing family. I have some family from my father's side that live in the same town. We are staying in base lodging while we are there. It only costs $27 a night. I think some of the rooms have internet, if ours does not, it is not a big deal. We can always use my parents... LOL. Can't go without my facebook and coastie chicks

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Just a brief update

well, it has been a while since I last posted.
Our home is on the market! We hope it sells soon. The main reason why we are moving is because of Lily. We want more space.
Here are some of the homes we are looking at. However, we have decided to wait until we get a contract until we really start looking.
We really wanted to get the Cape Lookout, but we are worried about the timing. The builder won't start building it until we have a contract on our home and then it could take about 4 months. And what if the new owners want to move in right away. We are in a good school system.
so, onto other things

Lily is 4 months! She had her well baby check up and weighs 14 pounds and 15 ounces and is 25 inches long. She is growing so fast. She has started cereal which she seems to enjoy.




Here is a photo of Morgan, Lily, and Bishop


And I found some old photos of me and I guess Lily does favor me.



Sunshine in 1979



Lily in 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

cracka lacka

oh blah
That is how I am feeling
I really need to find a job that is challenging. One of the supervisors basically confirmed it... he said "I don't want to call her our Kinko's girl", but that is what I am
Rob and I have been busy getting the house ready to put on the market. We donated a lot of clothes and threw out some junk that ended up in our neighbors' possesion.
We are thinking that if we get a decent amount on the house, we could get a larger house. We plan on paying off some bills and putting a nice down payment on the house.
Think Lily does not do well with me drinking milk. She had some terrible cramps and the only thing I could think of was that I had a glass of milk the night before. So, no more milk for a while. I guess I will get some rice milk for cereal.
If we can manage, we might go see Transformers this weekend.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Call The Bomb Squad

My weekend was pretty quiet and nice.
On Saturday, I held my first scrapbook camp. Only my sister and a lady I met on the CC forum showed up. I am guessing because it is the end of the school year that a lot of people had things going on. I will try to having something once a month, however, I don't think many people will start coming until after school starts. I think the holiday classes might get some business with people wanting to make Christmas cards.
Lily is laughing a lot lately. We think we found her spot. Rob had her laughing for a good while yesterday and because she was laughing, he was laughing so hard. And after she fell asleep, he said he could not wait until today to make her laugh again.
I don't know what I have eaten, but she has some explosive poops lately. The poop goes up the back of her diaper and on to her clothes. Yesterday, it leaked onto me.
Yesterday, we toured the Cape Lookout. It had the drywall up only, but we were able to get an idea of how it is going to look. We are excited about that. I also cleaned our bathroom. That was a project in itself. Today, I shall attempt the other bathroom.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Less Than Three

Well, it is Friday! Yay!

Tomorrow, I am hosting my first class. We are doing a scrapbook page with a matching card. It is going to be a beach scene with a sand castle and some shells. We are doing something easy because scrapbooking can be so intimidating. If we have time, we may do a Father's Day spread as well. I will cut the paper and everything just in case. This time, it is free just to see how well I can do it. As I gain more confidence and more people show an interest, I may charge a fee for supplies or ask if they want to do a club thing. We shall see

My sweet Lily is growing so fast.
So, I learned something new the other day. I was always wanting to know why people would type less than three... I guess because it looks like a sideways heart... <3

Friday, June 5, 2009

wishing the whistle would blow

I am having an "off" day today. I forgot my badge/CAC at home and did not realize until I was dropping Lily off at the sitter's. I figured I could still get on base with dependant ID. Well right before I get to the gate, I realize the dependant ID is not going to help me with my work. I need the CAC to log onto the computer. So, 40 minutes later, I am back at work.
And then some co-workers wanted to have lunch, so I was going to meet them after I nursed Lily. I am almost at the spot, when traffic stops because of an accident when I realize, I was not going where I needed to go. D'oh! I finally made it and enjoyed some good sushi.
Liz wants to go to a Korean resturant tonight. That will be nice. And then tomorrow, I have my card swap. I am leaving Lily with Rob this time. Last time she wanted to be held and I don't want to confine her to her carseat. Besides, I should be able to do things too.
I am still in awe about being a mother. I can't believe my little girl will be 12 weeks on Tuesday. She is growing so fast. She is getting chubby too, especially on her thighs. She smiles a lot and laughs, but when we grab the camera, she refuses to smile.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Dreaming

So, this is a house we might be interested in purchasing. We need to actually see the inside of the model home. Can you imagine me living in a gated community?

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Go Queef Yourself

I am a member of the Human Relations Council at work; actually the Secretary. The council works hand in hand with the Civil Rights Officer and the Employee Assistance. What we mostly do is place posters and have some sort of event with different awareness. Like May is Asian Pacific Islander Month... So, basically, you would think that people who are a part of the council would have more sensitivity towards everyone's human rights and stuff
Well, one of the members is a co-worker... He is of Hispanic heritage, I only give this information because I have found certain cultures still view women as frail.
so, anywho...
We have bottled water and those who use it pay a monthly fee and we alternate weeks on responsibility of filling the bottles. They are 5 gallon bottles. This is my week. He seems to think I should not have to do it. I don't know if it is because I am a woman. I don't think he cared that the other woman filled them up last week. Or maybe because I am a civilian. Or maybe because I had the baby 10 weeks ago. The doctor ok'd me to resume all activities. I feel like he should know better being on the council about treating everyone equally. I told him, I don't ask people to do things for which I have not attempted to do.
That is enough ranting about that

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Are you achin'?

The Wetting Down was pretty good. There was quite a lot of people. And a few other babies, so I did not feel too bad. Lily got held the most though. I guess everyone loves holding a new baby. My supervisor's wife even offered to baby sit for us since it turns out, we live maybe 2 miles away from each other.

Lily has not been pooping as often as she used to. According to all the books, it is normal to go a day or two without going. Well, she seemed to be in a lot of discomfort and hardly got any sleep on Monday... ok, I hardly got any sleep. Her baby sitter had some Fleet's for children. We inserted it and out came the explosion. I am sure she felt so much better

Yesterday, Rob made one of my favorite dishes. We tweak it a little bit. Instead of using the Sweet Italian sausage, we use the Jimmy Dean Maple sausauge and add a bit of brown sugar. It usually makes a lot, so I have the left overs for lunch the following day. It is also one of the few dishes I will have as a leftover.

Today, I went to the Rheumatologist for a routine appointment. I only had to have 2 tubes filled today instead of the normal 4 or 5. I brought Lily with me since it was a bit inconvenient to drive all the way to her sitter's and then back track to the hospital. In addition, I did not have a place to pump, so I just nursed her. The hospital has a special room for breastfeeding mothers. It is very nice.

So, I pre-ordered some new catalogues. I have to send one down to Florida to Judy along with some samples of paper and ink. Liz said she is starting do those kind of crafts and we should introduce her to the better quality products. who knows, if she likes it, she can find a demonstrator in her area or become one and get the discount for herself.

I have a stamping activity set for 13 June. We are going to make a card and a matching scrapbook page. If it is successful, I will try to have montly meetings.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Manishevitz?

Well, it is Friday leading into a 3 day weekend. Gotta love that. We are having a retirment ceremony today, so we might get early liberty because of the retirement and the holiday weekend. Tomorrow, Liz and I are going to a wetting down. Two of the senior chiefs are making warrant. I am making my potato salad. Rob is going to see Terminator.

I guess Lily is sleeping longer at night. Tonight, we are going to transition her to her cradle. She has been co-sleeping with us for her whole life (9 weeks). Once she does well in her cradle, we will put her in her room in her crib. I know I will still have to get up around midnight and 5 to feed her, but that is better than every 2.5 to 3 hours.

I am thinking about putting a craft club together and maybe selling some stuff through the Stampin' Up catalogue. Either borrow the library space or rent the crop room from the local craft store. I think it would be fun and I get to be out of the house for a few hours.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

First


This is my first entry to blogging on this site

I usually blog on LJ, but I can't access that site at work and that is when I have my silly thoughts and plus it is hard to try to blog while breastfeeding


Here is a picture of my precious