Jan/February G2K Cindy & Cathy

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Jan/February G2K Cindy & Cathy
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Sat, 02-18-2012 - 7:25am

It can be very hard to say no sometimes.


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Fri, 02-17-2012 - 9:56am
The other reason I stopped doing Weds nights was that, when I was pregnant with Leah, I just didn't feel up to it. I was exhausted all the time, and then with the extra medical visits I had due to the GD, I finally had a meltdown and had to cut back. I started crying in front of the pastor once and he recommended I cut back to every other week on the Weds. Oddly, when the church leadership was coming up with position assignments for the new year, they asked me to run Weds night nursery. I wanted to say "Are you out of your mind?" How am I supposed to run a nursery when I'd be nursing my own newborn too?

So glad you had fun shopping and got good deals! That's the best! Also glad to hear you get a little break from babysitting today and get to hang out with your friend.

Leah woke up a little early, so I got to work in time to pump before my calls. The funny thing is that last week I got a phone call in the middle of pumping, so I had to answer it and talk on speaker. I wonder if the guy on the other end heard the sound - he knows I pump, and his wife does, so...

I hope you have a great weekend too! Any exciting plans? My sister and her family are coming up to visit, so Andrew will get to play with his cousins. My niece is 1 month younger than Andrew, and she's fascinated by Leah. She called her "my baby" because she loves baby dolls. So cute. I hate getting all packed up and everything you need to do to go somewhere like that, but it will be good.
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Fri, 02-17-2012 - 7:29am

Aww to still having the cards.


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Thu, 02-16-2012 - 2:22pm
My DH has always been pretty good about gifts, especially when we first started dating. I still have a collection of the cards we gave each other early in our relationship. Since Andrew was born, its been harder for us to buy each other things (less ability to shop/think), and thats okay.

I should probably eat more fast food salads ,but usually I eat fast food because its fast. Salads take me too long to eat. I often get them at work when I get lunch at the cafeteria, so that kind of makes up for it.

Our church is pretty notorious for forgetting to tell us stuff like that. I don't know if they forget that we live farther away or what. I used to work the nursery on Weds nights, but I stopped after a while because Andrew and I would drive all the way out there and no other kids would show. They have dinner for $3 on Weds, but I can buy Wendy's for cheaper than that! Yet another reason we may switch churches in a couple of years.

I hope you have fun shopping! What is Ulta?

Today is my last day "off" (of my intermittent maternity leave). I let myself sleep in a little since I won't get to again for a long time. DH took Andrew to the nature center and planetarium for 1.5 hours, so I got to download and order some photos. It looks like tomorrow is going to be another crazy day at work - I went from having no meetings to having two phone calls and a seminar. I may have to pump during one of those phone calls - that will be interesting!
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Thu, 02-16-2012 - 7:07am

Dh has come a long way, trust me.


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Wed, 02-15-2012 - 10:12am
Those flowers sound beautiful - I can't wait to see the pictures! All of that was so nice of your DH!

When DH and I were dating, we went out for Valentine's day (he proposed on Feb 12, 2000), but since we've been married, I just try to do the fun/unique dinner thing. Yesterday's dinner came out fine, though Andrew didn't eat much of it. I intended to bake cookies, but then discovered I had no brown sugar!

I guess when DH and I do fast food, we like to do it cheaply. I can't tell you the last time I had a salad from McD's or Wendy's. I didn't even eat McD's salads when I worked there, and that was in the 90's! Nothing against them, just usually if we eat fast food we want burgers.

Our library has a couple of children's sections designed for kids to run around in. So that's what DH usually does with Andrew there. If he takes Andrew to pick out some videos or books, then Andrew stares at those for a while wheh DH tries to check out or get his own books. Andrew does really well at the playground and park.

That's really nice of you to take your friend to the doctor! Sounds like a busy day though!

I just found out that I don't have singing practice this week. I feel so out of the loop - two weeks in a row in the nursery, and then last week going to that other church. DH is the deacon chair, and no one told him that the council meeting last week was cancelled and rescheduled. They supposedly emailed him but he didn't get it. Ugh. People forget that we live 20-25 minutes away, and its no fun to drive all the way out there just to find out that things are cancelled. Okay, rant over!
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Wed, 02-15-2012 - 7:02am

I did end up getting flowers delivered.


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Tue, 02-14-2012 - 1:17pm
Yay for Valentine's day gifts! I saw on fb that you got a nice outing with your DH - did you get flowers too?

We don't really do Valentine's day around here. This year, I got DH a card, but he didn't get me one. Its hard for him to get out though - generally when he runs his errands, he's in a hurry and doesn't go to stores with cards. I didn't even think to get Andrew something, but then again, with DH's view on vday, its probably for the best. Maybe they'll have some chocolate on clearance later this week and then we'll get him something. I will try to make something a little special for dinner - we'll see if Andrew likes it!

We are going to try to not fire that one person. He tries really hard. We are going to see if there are any duties that he can take over from someone else in his area, and that person can take over some of the stuff he struggles with. Not sure it will work though. There is also someone hiring, but we'd hate to tell him to go find another job. I've never been in this position before - it feels weird.

We've actually never gotten Andrew a happy meal - we like Wendy's, so we just get him little burgers or nuggets from there. We probably don't want him knowing about the toys in happy meals!

DH just took Andrew to the library to get him out of the house, so I have a little bit of quiet time while Leah naps. LOVE that. So I'm trying to catch up a bit on work. Today is my last Tuesday off (yes, I'm working anyway, just not really focused or stressed).
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Tue, 02-14-2012 - 6:58am

Woohoo for a nice trip to a different church.


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Mon, 02-13-2012 - 7:51am
We never went to open houses until we were ready... actually we ended up never going to an open house since a new build ended up being the best thing for us! So we saw the model and that was it. We would look on the realty websites to educate ourselves about what you could get in our price range, but even that was upsetting sometimes.

That totally makes sense to have kept JJ home. We usually try to take our excursions like that on weekdays so there will be less people. I also totally understand you skipping out on the book club. You don't need the added stress, especially on your "off" time. If I had off time I wouldn't want anyone touching it either!

The trip to the other church went fine. The roads were okay, and Andrew did well in the toddler room. Leah was a little fussy so I didn't get to pay attention much, but I still liked it. It was small and nice. And we got drive thru lunch on the way home, and Andrew ate his burger without much help! It was so cute!

I'm at work now, and in a few minutes I have a meeting with someone else and my boss to discuss how to deal with some of the people I employ. We may have to fire one person, and it is really upsetting us (me and a co-worker, who is also a Christian). The guy is a good person, but just not right for the job, On top of that, the other person I employ is having surgery tomorrow (I just found out Friday), so its going to be a little hectic at work.
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