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Husband Meme


1. He's sitting in front of the TV, what is on the screen?
He’d rather not watch TV but if he does it’s a corny Sci-Fi movie or Avatar the last air bender.

2. You're out to eat; what kind of dressing does he get on his salad?
Salad? He’d rather not just bring on the meat.

3. What's one food he doesn't like?
Yogurt

4. You go out to the bar. What does he order?
A soda. He’s not a drinker at all.

5. Where did he go to high school?
Nazareth H.S.

6. What size shoe does he wear?
12.5

7. If he was to collect anything, what would it be?
Comic books (which he does)

8. What is his favorite type of sandwich?
Turkey and Cheese

9. What would this person eat every day if he could?
Salmon

10. What is his favorite cereal?
Honey Combs

11. What would he never wear?
Straight leg tight jeans

12. What is his favorite sports team?
NY Giants (football)

13. Who will he vote for?
Obama

14. Who is his best friend?
On a good day me (LOL), his brother and his friend Johnny

15. What is something you do that he wishes you wouldn't do?
Using so many paper towels, using more than one cup a day, pretending I’ve made a decision and then changing my mind 5 minutes later and changing it back and changing it again.

16. How many states has he lived in?
New York (cause where we live now is not considered a state)

17. What is his heritage?
100% African-american (ok, maybe not 100% but who knows what other nationalities are mixed into his blood line)

18. You bake him a cake for his birthday; what kind of cake?
He’s not a big cake person but would love a cherry pie

19. Did he play sports in high school?
Yes football, track

20. What could he spend hours doing?
Playing with his children, listening to music, browsing through CD’s at a music store.

Fashionista

I am not. However I do have a bit of style. I'm much better at dressing other people than I am myself. However I pride myself in being able to pull together an outfit of appropriate flyness when needed. Now I've I don't feel bad about myself when I see the stylish folks on this blog: http://thesartorialist.blogspot.com/

But I do take issue with a 15 year old girl having more style than I do. :( http://childhoodflames.blogspot.com/

Nesting

I've been bite by the decorating bug and I have several catalogs and magazines with dog-eared pages of stuff I really, really want. Half of it I know I'm not going to buy but there are several items that i'm leaning strongly towards. Right now most of the blogs I read show pops of color as the new decorating trend. Pottery Barn is also now all about color. I saw this duvet cover and now I'm itching to buy it. It's cute/ugly but for some reason I'm drawn to it. I need to see if it's in the stores before I click-to-buy but with the blue on my bedroom walls I think this set would look nice. And instead of doing the orange quilt maybe I do blue instead?



I also love this light:



And Fatsella I think you bought this right? Now I want it in black to clear up the clutter of shoes, coats and mail that gets tossed between the foyer and dining room. (somehow my dining room table because the catchall for mail overflow, keys, Target bags and any other crap we bring in daily. I need to measure to see if it will fit my space and if it does I'm buying it immediately.




Love this design idea because I have a ton of books and I don't have a coffee table. Is this disaster waiting to happen once Seth starts walking? What if I put somekind of "table top" on the books and just used the books more as a base? 

Rolling, Rolling, Rolling

Guess who finally mastered the roll over?!?!?

 

So Seth has been trying to roll from back to belly for a while now. He finally was able to master the two-thirds roll where he got everything from the waist down over completely but he kept getting stuck on one arm and could not get that from under him. Well on Saturday 8/23 James was helping him do the roll all the way. All of a sudden James says watch this and Seth does it all by himself. We were all so excited. Even Jaiden (it’s so adorable how she knows these are major milestones for Seth or maybe she just feeds off our excitement either way I love when she says “good job Seth” like when he burps after eating or figures out how to get his toes in his mouth after several tries). Then yesterday I was changing his pamper and he decides that he’s over it and rolls to his left and keeps rolling until he was flat on his stomach then he pushed up on his chubby little arms and looked back at me. It was so freaking cute! I had to call my mother and share the good news I was so proud of him. Then it hit me that this is the beginning of the end of the easy diaper changes. Now it will be a fight to keep him still. The cuteness factor quickly diminished (but only by a little).

 

motherhood faux paus

So what does it say about me and my parenting or better yet what I expose my kids to if my 4 year old tried to nurse her baby doll?!?!?

And better yet here is a prime example of why I really try to limit what she sees on tv and hears on the radio because later that same day she banged the baby doll on the floor and threw it a la Jeff Lewis on Flipping Out.

(umm and is it sad that I found  both incidents funny as heck. . though I did tell that only mommy's nurse babies and that she should use the fake bottle that came with the doll and not her body and that it's not nice to bang and throw the baby doll around). And while I'm thinking about I'm not a big fan of the doll babies for little girls especially the one's that come with the pampers and bottles. I think little girls should be little girls and focusing their development in other areas not pretend to be a mommy or woman. But grandparents think it's cute for the wee ones to have dolls so she has one. I can't stand it.

Finally I have something to say

So the last time I posted it was all about my BIL getting deployed well his deployment was post-poned to January and hopefully to never if all goes well and our prayers are answered! 

And now I have some good news to post. We are preggers with baby #2! Affectionately nick-named "George" by my step-father who is praying this is finally the boy he's been wanting but three grandchildren later still does not have. Actually a lot of my friends and family are hoping this is a boy. Tons of pressure!! Either way I'll be happy as long as George or Georgia is healthy.

I'm 8 weeks and some days (have not been keeping an accurate count this time around. Gotta change that). Found out about 4 weeks ago. A total fluke I guess but considering I let my BC lapse and then I was relying on the rhythm method I guess I can't be that surprise that we got pregnant. I was doing so well with the safe/not safe timing that I'm not sure what happened. 

So far this pregnancy is completely different from my first so maybe it is a boy. I feel completely blah! Nothing is satisfying at all and I'm devoid of all energy and motivation. Its all I can do to get myself up and too work every day. I pray this is over come with the second trimester because I don't know how much more I can take. 

I waited until today to announce because I wanted to have my first sonogram out the way and make sure we had a heart beat and that there was only ONE baby in there! Check on both accounts. So now I have something exciting to post about.  :)

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BLAHHH!

So it's been a month year of sunday's since I last posted and what do I come back. My BIL called last night to tell us that there is a good possibility that his Reserve unit is being deployed to Afghanastan in September for a YEAR (or so they are being told. He does not believe that it will only last a year). I'm so freaking pissed! Me and hubby both broke down in tears. BIL is his little brother and even though he is 27 and taller than both of us we both still look at him like a "little brother".  I know we are not the first family to be affected as this darn war has been going on for four years and though I've had empathy for others who had to send a son, husband, friend, father off noting prepares you for when it is your turn. I plan to think positive and pray for his protection and safe return but of  course our first thoughts were of the worst possible scenarios.  .  . Did I mention that he will be on patrol. UGH!!!  We don't even know what to do next. How do you prepare to say goodbye to someone for a year and send them off to uncertainty. Not that living day-to-day in your normal routine is without uncertainty but you know what I mean. I'm just so scared for him. I want him to be safe and come back safe and quickly and unaffected. It's strange because his dad (FIL) served in the Vietnam war. He was an MP and  I don't know even a smidge of what he saw over there because he does not talk about it. I do know that he lost friends and searched for their names on the memorial wall the last time they were here and we went sight seeing. Now he has to send a son to a similar situation. Hubby has not talked to them yet. I can't even imagine that conversation. My poor MIL. . . but it's months away. So now I'm trying to think of all the fun stuff we can do together between now and then. I think in My for hubbys b'day I'm going to plan a weekend trip to Atlantic City. Get some rooms at the Borgata, my dinner reservations, do some gambling (more for me. LOL!), party and just chill out together. Something the lot of us have not done in a very long time.

Back soon with a much happier post.

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Time to Vent

Why are people so RUDE!! Especially when you have to work with them! Today in a meeting I was giving an update and was asked a question. Well as I was answering the woman who asked me decides that she wants to flex her muscles and gets all snippy with me out of the blue. Now I've witness her do this before. She gets herself all in a bunch for no reason. It's like she has coversations in her head and then explodes on you. So half the team is in NY so this was a conference call. well the people around the table were looking at me, the phone and each other like "WTH". I mean it was really uncalled for. Finally I had to say in a very stern voice after she went on and on about wasting resources, etc, etc and asking me when I can get back to her with an answer AS IF I WORKED FOR HER or something in this authoritative voice. Finally I had to put her in her place in a subtle way after she made her last comment about wasting resources by saying "Exactly. That's. Why. I. Am. Checking. Into It" And all around me was quite. And finally her manager said let's move on. I can't deal with unprofessional people or people who do not have a check on their emotions in the work place. I just can't deal and it's like give me the same level of respect that I give you please. we don't have to like each other (and up until this point I've had no issues with her) but as long as we work together let's at least respect each other. All I have to say is "strike 1 missy". And there are no three strikes. One more and I will pull her to the side next time we are face to face or call her on the phone and let her know that I don't appreciate the tone of voice she uses.

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And all this time I've been a die hard New Yorker!

Totally stole this from someone else's journal:


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No wonder you and London will get along so well.


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