Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I'm Going Bald! Yipes!

It started a couple of weeks ago. My hair has been falling out like crazy, what I would usually collect in a few days on my brush, I collect with one brushing. It is really gross. I say gross because it looks like a Guinea Pig is shackin' up in my trashcan. I dread washing my hair because it falls out just as bad. I wear my hair up so that it won't fall out all day long. I don't have any bald spots per say, but I can tell a difference when I run my fingers over my scalp. I am glad there is a wig store down the street. Just in case.
Oh, yeah, in case you're yelling at me to go see a doctor, this is supposed to be a "natural" thing that happens after you have a baby, good ol' hormones.

I get bored...

I sit every night after Sean's gone to bed and stare at the TV or computer screen (as a little voice inthe back of my head screams for me to catch up on chores) and I think about how bored I am. I think, "Maybe I should paint, scrapbook, blog, take a bath, walk the dog--again, exercise, play video games, text a friend or relative, read my scriptures..." but still I sit and stare. I feel guilty not developing my talents, making the apartment spotless clean, or just going to bed and getting rest. I feel so bored, I have so many choices, yet I choose nothing. Why? How annoying I am to myself when I go through nights like these. Does anyone else go through this? What do you do? Don't get me wrong, its not every night, but it happens often. Yeah, I'm up this late, why go to bed when the baby will be up soon to eat again?

Saturday, November 8, 2008

A Saturday with Friends

Today we went to Griffith Park and visited Travel Town and the Los Angeles Zoo. We ate dinner at Roasty Toasty. It was a great day with Matt and Heather. Yay!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

I was Up Late Doing This...

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Thanks Kim for finding this, I had to make one for myself after I made one for Heather!

Embarrassing Moment at Costco of all Places

Let me preface this with:
  1. I had Sean in my arms, no Baby Bjorn (I thought it would be nice to carry him in since he was sleeping)
  2. I was trying to be nice and help a lady out with a computer question
  3. Sean woke up and was getting hungry
  4. I was hungry (if you know me, you know that hunger and I don't get along)
  5. It was going to be the beginning of a long evening without Mike around because he is working late
  6. I am human, and humans make mistakes
Okay, quick version:
  1. The lady in line before me was asking about Windows Microsoft Word
  2. I tried to answer her question and she moved forward away from credit card machine to show me her package of software
  3. I moved forward to pay for my stuff and ended up paying for her stuff (I thought she was all checked out)
  4. I get cash back on top of it all
  5. Checker hands me the other lady's credit card and my cash back
  6. AAAAhhhh! What just happened?
  7. Checker is annoyed
  8. People are accumulating in line
  9. Manager is called
  10. Money is returned to me (all $153, please keep the 53 cents change because I just want to run outta here)
  11. I walk away towards the food court
  12. Ma'am, you forgot your ATM card (more embarrassment)
  13. Buy a slice of pizza (at this point it feels like my back is on fire from all the evil stares I am getting from behind me)
  14. Leave with pizza and baby
  15. Realize I don't have what I originally came for (eggs)
  16. Find my eggs, lose my sanity
  17. Calmly walk out of Costco and hope the rest of the evening goes better
I think I will have to change my hair do and avoid that checker next time I go there, that is if they didn't get a photo of me and pin it up in their look out for this bozo customer board.
So, I challenge y'all to top that one. I feel rich walking around with $153 in my wallet.

My-o my, do I Procrastinate!

I must confess...Sean is now 3 months and 3 weeks old and I still haven't finished those darn announcements. I know, I know, I am waaaaay late. But, whats that old saying- better late than never- right? I told Luisa I would call her to come and help me, but I just never did, I never had them ready enough to call her over. I just have a few things left to do, print out a layer of vellum, cut the vellum, assemble layers and photo, put in envelopes, address the envelopes (find the addresses), buy stamps, apply stamps, mail away. Wow, it seems a lot more than I thought. I guess I am just not a card making person like I thought I would be. Next time, I will take a photo, upload said photo, and pick a nice background from an online anouncement place (like some that I saw after the fact, geesh!). It will save my sanity. I guess I thought I would have more time, but it didn't work out that way. Look for it in your mailbox soon...(there, I wrote it out so now I HAVE to finish them!!).

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

HELP Me People Out in Blog Land!

So I am sitting here reading other people's blogs and wondering why I haven't gone beyond the default template that this darn thing gives me. I would like to personalize this blog of ours (I say ours, but really, it is mine since Mike doesn't really blog...), but how do I do this? I feel so technophobic these days. I used to be a video editing guru* and now I can't even figure out how to make my background pretty. Am I out of the loop? Did I miss something? I feel like I am on MySpace all over again (speaking of which, I need to get back on that horse for the sake of keeping up with my side of the family). What advice can y'all give me? HELP!

*Self-proclaimed title used for exaggerating purposes only

I am Veronica Rueckert and I approve of this message.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween 2008

Because it was Sean's first Halloween for Sean, Mike and I decided to actually dress up. If you can't figure it out, Mike was Han Solo, Sean was Chewbacca, and I was Princess Leia. Enjoy the photos!


Finally! A New Post!

Well, I am sorry to say that life has just not dealt me the right cards lately in order to be able to write a new post. I won't go into details as to what kept me from posting other than having moved and not having internet available. Some of the photos are older, I meant to put them up sooner but time escaped me. On to the good stuff...

Sean is 3 months and 2 weeks old now, he is doing very well!
Here is a photo of him when he was 2 months old...He was doing the Johnny Carson thing- Ay-o!

Here he is at 1 month sporting some cut footsie PJs.
Here we are ready to go on a walk with Jake. Its what we do in the mornings a few times out of the week, we all get some exercise and Sean gets to see the world or sleep. This is at our old apartments. We get to walk to Historic Old Town San Dimas now. Its nice!
Here we are at Disneyland, its something we weren't going to do for a while, but the opportunity presented itself thanks to our good friends Matt and Heather!

Another photo of him at 1 1/2 months...