Sunday, November 28, 2010

a little about me

Alright, I'm going to admit I'm not doing so great at this blog thing.. I have become too reserved I believe. I think I'd be too reserved even in writing a private diary. It is just something I haven't done in a long time. I guess it's about time I share some stuff.

My memory is shot...
Without even realizing it, and for no reason that I can think of, I have blocked out at least 90% of my childhood. I don't think I had a bad childhood... in fact I had a pretty good one. A few years ago I was telling a friend's mom how my mom's divorces didn't bother me. I honestly didn't think they did. I don't remember ever being sad or anything when I was young. My mom's side of my family pretty close and I was always surrounded by them or friends. I never felt like I wasn't loved because I knew my mom would do anything in the world for me. I was told though that it did bother me and it showed. I'm not sure why I don't remember it. I don't remember much of anything really.. I can name some big events in my childhood. 

I remember playing with hot wheels in the kitchen floor with my cousin, and then getting in trouble for saying "shit." I remember my other cousin throwing a basketball at me and knocking the wind out of me. I remember hiding in the cave that was in our old house and pretending to have the hiccups so my cousin would feel better, and I remember him calling me out on it. I remember sitting on the bed and my mom told me if I wanted to beat him up I could. I remember going to my best friends house and jumping on the trampoline with her brother. I remember one time we washed my hair on her bed in a big bowl of water because she wanted to play with my hair..

Even into high school and adulthood I forget stuff if its not a big event.. I remember my wedding, the day my husband left for deployment, the day I found out I was pregnant, when he got home and the day my daughter was born.. I remember big events but most stuff I just don't remember. I hate when I'm talking to an old friend and they're like "oh my gosh remember when we did this..." and I honestly don't remember.. I hate it but I just can't help it.

The best job ever...
I quit the best job I ever had because I couldn't stand my boss, who got fired not long after I left. I worked for a newspaper in a community I love and I got to do the things I loved all day and got paid for it. Honestly nothing excites me more than rushing to a house fire and just walking around taking pictures (don't get me wrong here.. I feel horrible for the family involved, but fire looks cool on film). Or taking pictures of architecture. I loved getting all the angles and I loved being able to show the community what they missed. I hate now that I see something happened and I'm curious but I never know because I'm not on the inside anymore. I also loved the design part of the job. Just clicking around on the computer and designing pages of a newspaper. I loved making it look interesting and fun to read. I hate it looks so pathetic now and it seems like the staff is just clueless..
Here is one of my favorite shots from my job.

whats going on with my computer...

Here's a look at my life on the internet....

First stop. facebook.. Where mostly you will find a bunch of pictures of my daughter and what boring things have happened to me lately..

Second I go to Cafemom... I stay mostly in the Cuties with Cloth Booties group.. (note: the facebook and cafemom stops happen within about 5 mintues of each other).. I open many a lot of tabs with the sites I plan on visiting and get to the site and then start from the beginning and then switch back and forth.. my husband said I may be like an ultimate multitasker which I must admit i'm pretty proud of..

I also must warn you, if you visit cafemom.. it may become addictive.. beware.

What do I do third? I'm not even sure.. these two can keep me busy for hours.. I do browse for cute cloth diapers which takes up hours some days.. I just finished the Great Cloth Diaper Hunt from Diaper Decisions. I'm so proud to have found every single icon and finish this extremely hard scavenger hunt. I would recommend you go try it, but it ends on the last of November.

Someone please help me spruce up my internet routine..

Friday, November 26, 2010

black friday

I've got to admit that I've never really been shopping on black Friday.. Today I am hiding in the house writing a blog because as exciting as the sale is, I'm not sure if I could handle the crowd. I can't imagine standing in line for hours for something, I think I'd rather just pay a few extra dollars for the convenience (and extra sleep).

My father-in-law was shocked to find out yesterday why this day is really called black Friday. I will share the insight with you:
Every year companies strive to make a profit, but they usually stay in the red. The extreme sale and the mass of shoppers, however, are enough to pull the numbers from the red, up to the black.
Maybe not the most exciting explanation, but it makes sense.

so this will be my daughter's first Christmas, and the big question is what do you get a 4 month old baby for Christmas? I asked her and here is what she said..

First is the Lady Ann doll house kit from Melissa and Doug. when I was younger I had a doll house my uncle made for me that I loved playing with so I hope she can enjoy it as much as I did. this kit makes 9/10 rooms and is left blank so you can decorate it however you please.
This doll house can be found here for $399.99.

I first saw the B. Zany Zoo when I was walking around Target. I instantly fell in love with this and all the other B. products. I have fun just looking at this one so I can only imagine how much fun it will be for Lorelei to play with.
The B. Zany Zoo can be found at Target and is on sale for $47.99.

Lorelei's little bum needs some more diapers. I've pictured a bumGenius diaper which I really like. I have one large one that we aren't able to use yet, but i'd really like to get some more. Plus some made by work at home moms that have pretty girly patterns. You can buy your own BumGenius diapers here. Prices may vary.

In the end all that really matters is that I will be able to spend this Christmas with my family. I found out I was pregnant the day after Christmas last year. My husband had left for Afghanistan just 2 weeks before. Now we are together and will get to spend it with Lorelei.