Weekly Special on Hiatus

March 25, 2011 § Leave a comment

You’ve probably noticed that I haven’t been doing my weekly special called “This is Me Loving You” for a while now. I’ve been having a hard time as a person- not to worry, I’m okay, I’m just needing to revisit a lot of the notes I keep for when I’m feeling worn down.

It’s hard to keep at a non-yelling tempo when I’m tired, stressed, and traveling. There are lots of new rules, rules that we don’t have in our own home. Also, it seems the kids and I are going through a new developmental stage. I include myself because there’s no way I won’t grow alongside my kids.

But for now, I’m feeling compressed. I’m trying my best to stay positive and keep my annoyances to myself (and vent with my adult friends). So, if you’ve enjoyed these weekly appeals to love your children, first and foremost, then that makes me happy.

Do you have a book, website, or prayer that brings you back to your calm center? I’d love to hear it. Leave it in the comments.

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Back home

March 24, 2011 § Leave a comment

While calling Indy home still sounds weird, I’m so glad to be home. While we were gone, our basement nearly flooded. It didn’t flood entirely because Josh was down here mopping and running himself down for hours on end trying to keep the gushing water from ruining the whole place. At one point, he called me saying he was worried the house was just going to collapse from the water coming inside. It was bad.

Well, luckily the rain stopped and the sun started to shine, giving the earth reason to absorb the water.

Everything that was on the floor was either put upstairs in our second bedroom or on top of my sewing table. Even though I’d love to jump right into sewing something- anything- just to get my hands on a running machine, I have yet to organize everything. It looks so messy but on the bright side, it’s still here and didn’t float away.

I usually have a glass half full attitude towards things- even really annoying things- and while at first I thought this would be a great opportunity to do a major clean-up, I’m lacking the umpf to get that project going.

I’ve been talking about getting tinymouse designs upgraded to an LLC (Limited Liability Company) and get my tax ID. The stress from the basement flood has kept that from happening but I’m still putting that on the front burner.

Lots of pictures to upload. But first, bed. Tomorrow we’ll be settling into life away from vacation.

There are so many wonderful stories from our trip. So many details I want to remember. So many people I want to keep in touch with. The one part I’d like to forget is the trip back.

See, it started out just great. The ticketing folks at the San Jose, CA airport let my dad through security to help me with the car seats and my carry-on. There were delays leaving but the staff let me get the car seats and bags on the plane and get off so the kids could run around. Only problem was that the kids weren’t that energetic- they were tired from waking up so early.

When we finally got on the plane, we were delayed another 45 minutes on the tarmac. We got to Chicago fine only to land and find out that our flight to Indy had been canceled. Fine, I figured. We can go to my in-laws house and stay there. Josh drove up so he could see us- a month is a long time for a Papi and his kids.

We had to wait for our bags and our ride, but the bags didn’t keep in touch. After 2 hours of waiting for the bags, and nearly 3 hours after getting off the plane, we were told our bags had left ORD and were on their way to Indy. My next task was to call some 800 number to find out where they were.

Finally got through to them and more waiting ensued. They said they’d first find my bags, then deliver them to the address of my choosing. Great! Went to bed thinking we’d get the bags delivered to my in-laws house.

The next day I got the call that they found my bags but were confused as to why I had an Illinois address for the bag delivery, and not my Indy address. The bag, by the way, were in Indy. We decided to just come home with Josh since he has to work. Plus, I didn’t really know how long it would take American Airlines to get my bags back to Illinois and have them delivered to me, giving me more reason to go shopping- not a great idea financially after a month-long vacation in pricey California.

But, finally, we’re back home. Back to the mess I talked about. And now I’m off to bed, hoping my kids will follow. We are still on PST.

Nearly a month off blogging

March 19, 2011 § 1 Comment

I have been micro blogging via facebook so I guess I’m not being completely true to reality, but reality is a little more fun when you add a dash of something else.

I’m still in California with my kids and we’re ready to get home and rest. We’ve had such a great trip so far and this weekend isn’t going to let us down, either. We didn’t get to see everyone, and I can’t tell you how sad I am to report that. This one month visit sounds like a lot until you factor in people having only weekends off- including my sisters.

This week we went on a bunch of day long trips. Yesterday was the biggest day yet. We went to Vasona Lake County Park and spent about 4 hours there, then traveled north to visit with some theatre friends from college.

Here’s a picture of Vasona I got online. I’ll post some pictures of our own when I get back home.

I was excited to see my college friends but had no idea our reunion would be so fun. We all have kids now, and awesome spouses, and it was such an easy evening. Lots of kids running around, playing, having pizza. Too much fun, as bilingual baby would say.

We were having so much fun we didn’t leave until after 9:30pm which meant we didn’t get back to my parents house until nearly midnight. Well worth being tired today.

I’ve been doing almost no sewing, no internetting and no exercise (besides keeping tabs on my kids). I have been doing a lot of sudoku. Call me hooked.

For Spring, and before Mother’s Day, I want to do some serious weight loss. I’m starting to eye the Wii Fit. Anyone have any suggestions or can point me in the direction of where to start. I don’t even know what I need. I’ve got goals here and I might even start jogging again. I miss it.

We’re outta here in a couple of days and then back to the Indy non routine routine.

 

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