Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Hello? Hello? Hello?

I'm still around.

Life is crazy.

Life is wonderful.

Here's a quick synopsis of what's going on...

  • M. is out of town. He left yesterday and won't be back until SUNDAY.
  • This is the longest I've ever been alone with the twins and Miss's no big deal during the day, but doing the bedtime routine by yourself is challenging.
  • The twins are already 9 months old. When did that happen?
  • I can't find time to sit down and type at the computer. Why? Because the twins are on the move. Crawling. Pulling up. Craziness!
  • I got a + for my birthday and a new pair of I just have to find time to use them!
  • Teething sucks.
  • It will not stop raining here. I think we've had 3 dry days in the last month. I'm seriously losing my mind from the lack of sunshine.
  • I've somehow managed to gain 10 pounds over the last 2 months.
  • Gaining sucks when you've worked hard to lose 60 pounds, and still have more you want to lose.
  • I have a love/hate relationship with my pump.
  • My breastfed baby has 2 teeth, while my bottle fed baby has none. NOT fair.
  • I've started freelancing back at my former place of employment. It's very sporadic, but is allowing me to keep my foot in the door.
  • Sleep is not going well right now, I'm blaming teething, and praying for something to change soon.
Of course, a baby is stirring, so I have to run...

Monday, April 4, 2011

Who, Me?

I never used to be a list maker.

If I did take the time to write something down, such as a grocery list, it never failed I'd forget to take it with me.

That was before the twins.

Now, I don't go a day without writing something down, even if it's just a quick note to remind me to move the laundry from the washer to the dryer. (Don't laugh, if I don't it's liable to stay in the washer for days before I remember...eww!)

I would be lost without my lists.

That's why I laughed to myself last Friday, as a nice lady commented on how organized *I* was.

Me? Really? Me?

It was a good day. I somehow managed to get myself and the twins ready and out the door in time for me to make an exercise class at the Y. One of my birthday presents was a coupon book, good for childcare there, so I could start working out again. I was nervous that I wouldn't have everything I needed for the caretakers, even though the twins would only be in there a little over an hour. After checking them in, I headed up to the class and tried to not to look as out of shape as I am!

Afterwards, I practically ran back to the childcare room, anxious to see how they were doing...

Pretty Girl was happily bouncing in an exer.saucer while Big Boy was sitting in a caretaker's lap.

Nothing but smiles all around.

I chatted with the worker about how they did. As she watched me gather their things, load them up in their carriers and snap them into the stroller, that's when she made the comment.

"Oh, you are so organized! Everything has a place and is in order...most mom's with ONE baby aren't that organized."

I smiled and politely said thank you.

Inside I was rolling on the floor with laughter...if she only knew how many lists it took to plan this little outing!