Thursday, January 31, 2008

I used to get 100 things done in one day, now I'm lucky to get 5. Not sure how I feel about that. How do you find the balance? How do you become okay with not completing the other 95 things? How do you justify what gets done and what doesn't and on that daily to do list is just the simple task of sustaining life and some days I think it may not happen at least not for me. Deals will be fine, feed and happy, I guess that's all that matters now, not a bad thing by any means but at some point the pressure and feeling of, well, failure will get the better of me.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

~ Ella Bear ~

A few weeks ago we got the chance to spend some time with Matt's sister and husband and their sweet little Ella. Deals was so cute with her, holding her hand and drooling on her! He's usually fairly indifferent with babies (as we've seen with some of our friends kids) but with Ella Bear he was all smiles and very interested in playing. The future is going to be full of laughs and good fun as we get to watch our Dealey Bear & Ella Bear grow up together, oh and get in loads of trouble together as well!

Monday, January 28, 2008

My Little Hat Man...We got a few more pics of Dealey in his blue toboggan as I would have called it back in the day but apparently that's just a sled and not a form of hat like I thought...whatever Deals is wearing a blue thing on his head and looks darn cute.....

Saturday, January 26, 2008

: lemon love :

My friend Gloria did a post a while ago with a pic of her little girl Aliza tasting a lemon and it was too cute. But as soon as i saw it i knew i had the perfect picture to compliment it. I also knew that Aliza's and Dealey's love is really meant to be. She'll be taking the lemon off the rim of her glass and putting it on D's glass! aahhh.....Lemon love, my lemon love, I need you oh how I need you love......

Thursday, January 24, 2008

What Time Are YOU?

My friend Patti posted this on her blog, I of course was totally curious about what time I was so I took the test and I'm pretty impressed. I've always said unless necessary I'd prefer to not do anything before 10 am of course Dealey seems to love about 7:30 am I've told him over and over sleeping is fun and we should sleep later but he'd rather get the day going, who's kid is this?
Here's what the site said about me:

You are breakfasty, like a pile of pancakes on a Sunday morning that have just the right amount of syrup, so every bite is sweet perfection and not a soppy mess. You are a glass of orange juice that's cool, refreshing, and not overly pulpy. You are the time of day that's just right for turning the pages of a newspaper, flipping through channels, or clicking around online to get a sense of how the world changed during the night. You don't want to stumble sleepily through life, so you make a real effort to wake your brain up and get it thinking. You feel inspired to accomplish things (whether it's checking something off your to-do list or changing the world), but there's plenty of time for making things happen later in the day. First, pancakes.

Hey who doesn't love pancakes?

Monday, January 21, 2008

[ fEELiNG thE hEAt ]

Okay so life's been a little nuts lately, we're slowly and I mean slower than snails pace getting settled in the house. I wake each morning to see the mess that was there the night before. Where have cleaning fairies all gone? I must have left them in NY I'm sure they're just sitting in the basement wondering where the hell we are. But to add to the crazies we've had to wait forever to get our internet set up we've been quietly stealing internet from several of our neighbors but I tell you nothing frustrates me more than when someone is using their internet and it impedes on the speed at which my internet runs. How dare they use their internet while I am, jerks!

But as if that wasn't stupid enough a week ago today we lost 1/2 power in our house. Of course our first thought crap something has already gone wrong, as I'm sure most people think when they buy an older home. But after two days of 1/2 power we finally got an electrician out there just to tell us oh, TXU put a boot on your meter. What???? Okay let me explain 1/2 power so you understand this....We lost our heat, hot water and appliances, so basically everything thing that makes life seem livable. We had our televisions so we didn't go completely insane seeing that we are t.v. junkies and working hard to make Deals one too. Most of the lights in the house worked and about half the plugs. So that's what I mean by 1/2 power. The electrician said we shouldn't have power at all but the "technician" who put it on didn't do it properly so we were still receiving power from that leg of our electricity. To move the story along, I'll just say the 3rd-7th day of this ordeal weren't as pleasant although we did realize on day 6 we are stupid, both Matt and I. By day 4 the house temperature had dropped to 49 degrees, I like it cool but it was rough, we did get space heaters for D's room and our room. D's room never left the 70's thanks to the space heater so he was good our room on the other hand didn't get quite as warm....anyways it finally got fixed today.

See the whole mix up was with our new provider. I signed up for service in December just before Christmas and for some reason they set our connect date at Jan. 31..What? I argued with them but apparently in the world of electricity everything takes 3 business days no matter who's fault it is....
So now that the crazies are subsiding maybe we can get on track again. I'm so ready for some sort of a schedule especially with D. I'm anxious for him to have a place to play and I'm really anxious to get him in his room. He did turn 7 months old during all this craziness and the slacker mom in me hasn't posted pics and I'm still not but I will soon, very very soon, unless I decide life just wouldn't be the same without the verbal beatings by my fellow bloggers and friends...

Oh gosh I almost forgot to tell you all why Matt and I are so stupid. It took us until day 6 to think about starting a fire in the fireplace...duh, right? Fire...sigh we laughed about it but really I think we were both a bit embarrassed....So I don't have D's 7 month pic ready yet but here's some new pics of D and just so you guys know I already have my next 2 post written and ready to post! Hello organization!

My Gma made a hat to match D's blue sweater, how cute is this, we put it on him with the rim rolled up and he immediately pulled down and just left it.....

Just a fun bath time shot!

We got a new stroller and Deals absolutely LOVES it, he loves facing forward and we figure no new stroller ride wouldn't be complete with out his first Chick-fil-a drink! He really just loves the straws but he does love drinking from them, he's becoming such a big boy, I love it! Oh and his little personality is starting to shine, you can see it in the pics.

Monday, January 07, 2008

Here's to.....

The past year has been moderately crazy, okay it's been down right hysterically insane....Normally I enjoy recapping the year and thinking back over the events that got us to today but other than the birth of Dealey, the birth of Ella and finding out Ross & Thea were having a baby boy it's been one crazy stupid year not worthy of the heartache and energy it would take to re-cap. However despite my frustration with life and all it's craziness I wanted to wish everyone a Wonderfully Happy New Year even though it is 7 days late but that is a testament to the stressfully busy and internet challenged world I am currently being held hostage by. So to each of you I raise my bottle of Shiraz and wish you well followed with a heartfelt, love, hugs & skittles......