Sunday, March 29, 2009

I Don't Get Paid Enough for This!

WARNING: Do Not read if you aren't in the mood for a whine fest.

In case you've been wondering where I have been...I've been at work! First of all, my husband was gone all last week for an out of state funeral. I've been at home with baby girl working like crazy. Then DH comes home Friday night at the same time that my Dad, Sister, and Nephew arrive for a visit while I'm at work. Or course, on Friday night I had to work late b/c of a last minute work crisis. I got home around 8pm. Crisis isn't over so I work from 11am Saturday morning to 5:30AM Sunday morning with only a 3 hour break to get out for lunch and a little shopping with my family. Then I get about two hours of sleep and arrive back to my office Sunday morning at 9:30am and worked until 5pm without stopping. At least it's done! Of all of the weekends, I can not believe that this work stuff had to come up this weekend. I feel like I still haven't really been able to have a conversation with my husband since he got back.

Yesterday and today I had to work from home with a sick baby. She's doing much better and things should be back to normal tomorrow. But, instead of focusing on my daughter I've been having a sick anxious feeling for two days and feeling guilty about staying home with her (even though I'm partially working) just because I know that there is so much expectation coming from work. I hate feeling like this because work is NOT the most important thing in my life and I shouldn't feel bad about taking care of my sick child. Ugh! This anxiety just makes me want to turn in my resignation. Seriously, after this past weekend I felt like applying for a job at Publix. But, they'd probably tell me I'm over qualified to be a cashier or stock girl. I'm screwed!

I don't need the stress and $$ that comes with a fancy title if it means that I can't have a life and visit with my family who drove 800 miles to visit. Bitter much? Yes! Ok, I feel better now. Venting over. :)

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Gettin' Busy!

Just wanted to share a funny story from this evening...

Mr. Savvy (on the phone with his brother who has a 2 year old little girl let's call her little Susie): Wow - it's 9:00pm and Susie is wide open!

Uncle Savvy: Yeah, she's wild. It's like this every night. She doesn't go to bed until sometime around 11pm.

Mr. Savvy: So, ummm, are y'all going to have any more children anytime soon? Personally, I'd love to have two or three more.

Me: (in the background) WHAT????!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Uncle Savvy: Oh, LAWD! Oh, Hellz no, I couldn't handle that. One more of these would run me out of the house for sure!

Little Susie: (in the background) I want a little brother, I want a little brother, I want a little brother!

Uncle Savvy: Susie, can you belive that Mr. Savvy wants 4 kids?!

Little Susie: (to Mr. Savvy on the phone) Y'all better start gettin' busy then!

What the heck are they teaching this child????!!! LOL!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

My Saturday and a Mommy Question...

Yes, I'm totally a slacker in the blogging department. But, rest assured that I've been keeping up with your posts! I managed to steal a few minutes to blog this morning while I suck down coffee #2 and DD is taking her morning nap. I need to wake up DH as well and he won't be happy about that. Poor thing has to get up so early during the week for his long commute so I try to let him sleep on the weekend but today we've just got so much to do:

1. Mad dash total housecleaning b/c we have company staying with us next weekend and this work week is going to be insane!
2. Yard work
3. Grocery shopping, errands
4. Pre-cook/freeze a couple of meals
5. Clean out my car and wash it!
6. Tackle that mountain of ironing in my bedroom. But, hey, at least the laundry is done. Oh - except for our sheets. That's another reason I need DH to get out of bed!
7. Soak up lots of love from DD! She's growing up so quickly!

Speaking of growing up quickly - I have a question for you Mommies... Is it normal for a 7 month old to eat two Stage 3 foods at a time? For both lunch and dinner, DD is now eating a Stage 3 veggie/entree and a Stage 3 fruit/dessert. She waits about an hour or so after that and then drinks her bottle. She's never been one to eat baby food (no matter the amount) and then to drink a bottle immediately. It just seems like a lot of food but I'm not forcing her, she keeps opening her mouth and wanting more. So, I guess it's okay - what do you think?

She's not crawling yet b/c she hates to be on her stomach. She gets so mad at me! But, she's been able to walk since she was 5.5 months old (she just needs to hold onto my finger and she's off!). She's actually pretty fast at walking now and loves to chase the dogs and laugh while she's doing it! She's just not ready to walk on her own. Her daycare teachers agree that she will probably walk by herself before she crawls. I don't think it will be too long. So, DD is very active and burning off a lot of calories.

Ok, I have to jump in the shower and wake up my handsome grumpy bear so that we can get to DD's photo viewing on time. Oh, I can't wait to see her pictures, they are going to be soooo cute! I'm also preparing myself for WWIII b/c DH is so adamant about saving $$ these days (such a good hubby) and I have no self-control when it comes to DD's pictures. Seriously, I could easily spend $1,000 a pop if he'd let me. :) But, I'll try to exercise some restraint. Have a fabulous weekend and I hope that the weather is warm and sunny wherever you may be my friends!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

An Amazing Tea Party!

Today I had the pleasure, no the absolute HONOR, of attending a tea party to recognize three amazing women in our community. All three women are over 90 years old, have overcome obstacles, personal tragedies, and wars. They also all have a building named after them in our area. How many people can say that?! I just can not even put into words how inspired and awestruck I was by these women, their true class, and utmost wisdom today.

About 400 local women attended the Tea which took place at our off-Broadway theatre. I would not pick that theatre to hold a Tea but the organizers did a fabulous job and it just looked perfect - pick and green was the theme of course! :)

The program was set up so that the Ladies sat on stage while one of their relatives introduced them and gave a little background on their lives and involvement in the community. A group of teenage girls in an at-risk program I'm involved with also attended. They had the opportunity to prepare questions for the Ladies and their answers had us laughing and crying.

Each Lady brought something unique to the program. The first Lady was a true Belle, full of poise, grace, faith, and humility. The second Lady was full of wisdom and her depth and sincerity will stay with me always. The third Lady is just a hoot. One of the girls asked her if a boy had ever broken her heart and how she dealt with that. Oh, Miss Thang prepared her answer by going back to her old diaries. She told us the exact dates and gave us all of the juicy details. I will never forget the date October 24, 1931! She had all 400 women in attendance laughing until our sides hurt!

As the program wrapped up I took a quick minute to thank God for blessing me with the opportunity to spend the afternoon with these lovely Ladies at the tea party. I couldn't help but recognize that the three of them all had such an air of grace and class around them that I only see in old movies. Why don't women speak this way, act this way, and present themselves this way anymore? Have we been trying so hard to be successful in a man's business world that we've lost our femininity along the way? I wonder... Whatever it is, I wish, hope, and pray that one day I can live at least half the life that these Lovelies have. I think that would be pretty wonderful.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Can You Get a Rx for Recession Induced Stress, Anxiety, and Depression? Just sayin'...

I just fired up the Keurig and while everyone is still asleep, I thought that I'd steal some time to blog. I haven't posted in a while and it's because my life is moving a little too quickly right now between the demands of work and family. There's also a lot of health issues going on in both my side and DH's side of the family. So, we're worried about our loved ones. Plus, we're trying to relocate for my Hubby's job. I don't think anything else can be added to my life right now, thank you very much. LOL.

I'm also obsessed with Fox News these days. Well, just the news in general. I can not believe all of the spending that is going on in DC right now. I don't want to go into a rant here but let me just say that I feel as though we're losing our freedom and enslaving ourselves and future generations to debt and it just makes me sad and infuriated and there's nothing I can do to stop it. Ugh! With all of that going on, I barely have a few minutes to read the Twilight series before I pass out at night!

But, I'm desperately trying to work on ways to simplify my life and find more time for the things that are important and make me happy. It's just a slow process. But, progress is progress, right? Maybe I should start by going on a media fast or ask my Doctor if I can get a prescription for recession induced stress, depression, and anxiety. Do you think he'll go for that? Hmmm...

So, what have I been up to? Well, I already mentioned the Twilight series. I can't stand Bella but I like the story line and I love Edward. Nuff said. I'm on book 3 right now. I'm also working on some ideas for my own business. I've always wanted to start my own business and I write down these great ideas all of the time but I never execute. I have to change that! I want to do something fun and creative rather than so stressful and logical.

I'm also trying to cook more so if you have some easy and quick healthy recipes, send them my way! Here's one that I love and it's so easy. Plus, leftovers taste even better!

Chili Soup
1 lb. ground beef
1 med. onion
3 cans of Campbell's minestrone soup
1 can of chili beans
1 can Rotel (I like the HOT but you may want to stick to Mild or Original)
I can stewed tomatoes
3 cans of water (use the soup can)

Brown your ground beef, chop up the onions, and then throw everything into a large pot or your crock pot. It's that simple. I like to add some shredded cheddar cheese and a scoop of sour cream on top of my bowl. It's really yummy!

On the to-do list today - made dash cleaning and laundry, grocery shopping, and some sobbing over the fact that we've lost an hour of our weekend due to stupid daylight savings. Have a great rest of the day!