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Monday, September 25, 2006

Some things I'm obsessed with lately

Do you get addicted to certain products or things like I do? I start using something and then get totally excited about it and have to watch/use/eat/drink it all the time every day for a while until I get sick of it. Here are my latest obsessions:

1. Reality TV. Here's what I TiVo:
  • Laguna Beach (even though it's not that good this season)
  • Two-A-Days ( I used to teach at the middle school that fed into Hoover High, so I feel a part of that show)
  • Amazing Race (there are 2 girls from Alabama on it this season, and they're still in it)
  • America's Next Top Model (even though Tyra Banks annoys me)

2. Frappacinos. I've already beaten this one to death. They are just soo good!

3. Pomegranate Juice. I make these drinks where I mix half pomegranate juice and half sparkling water. I got the idea from a drink called Izze, but I prefer to make my own.

4. California Pizza Kitchen 5 Cheese and Tomato Frozen Pizza. You can tell I'm a real health nut here. I eat one every other day! They are so good and found in your grocer's freezer for about $5.

5. Lavender scented products. I use lavender scented air freshener, lavender scented dishwashing soap, lavender scented baby wash, lavender scented baby lotion, lavender scented laundry detergent and fabric softener, and lavender sachets. I guess I'm a freak for its calming effects! (When you have a baby, you will take whatever help you can get!) So come to my house instead of spending your hard-earned money on a trip to Provence!

6. MySpace Yes, I know. I'm too old, and I'm not single. I have found a bunch of old friends on here lately, and it's really nice to be part of their life again. There is no other way I would have been reunited with some of these people. Very cool times we are living in!

What are some of your "obsessions" lately? I know you have some too!!

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Why I miss teaching Middle School

If you have time to make yourself laugh, check out this video of some middle schoolers. Hilarious!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Stay At Home Mommy 101

What the heck do Stay At Home Moms do all day? (yes, 3 months has made me an expert!)
  1. Stay in PJs until mid afternoon or 5 minutes before husband comes home
  2. Forget to eat anything but chocolate or some other non-food
  3. Buy way too much stuff online while baby is asleep
  4. Bundle up baby in jog stroller to walk to Starbucks to get a Venti Decalf Java Chip Frappacino with no whipped cream. This is called exercise even though the Starbucks is only a 1/2 mile away and the frappacino has over 500 calories.
  5. Take baby to lunch with other SAHM friends (where you compare every facet of your child with their child, making sure that your child seems better)
  6. Take baby to grocery store during the weekday where you will see other SAHMs and geriatric people who move very slowly through the aisles. (The SAHMs move slowly because they are savoring their frappacinos and their one trip outside of the house all day)
  7. Have crazy ideas to become a wonderful June Cleaver-type wife and make some big exciting dinner, but in the middle of preparations, baby pitches a fit causing you to abandon dinner and leave a huge mess for husband to clean up when he gets home
  8. Type in ridiculous run on sentences because punctuation and grammar are just too difficult with a baby in your lap
  9. Feel guilty for neglecting dog who used to be most spoiled animal on planet earth
  10. Visit mommy message boards to find out all the new things you need to buy online to make your baby smarter than all the other babies that he or she will one day be in school with
  11. Avoid mirrors (for obvious reasons--stretch marks, extra weight in weird places, spit-up on shirt, lack of any stylish clothes, hairstyle gone with the wind, roots growing out, etc.)
  12. Call old friends and try to catch up, even though you slowly sense you're losing touch with the outside world
  13. The other 23 hours are spent holding/nursing/rocking a screaming infant, who stops and smiles and coos and makes it all worthwhile!

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

I'm BACK!!

Ok, so I know that most of my readers don't even remember reading my blog. It's been a long time. Sorry!
A few things have happened. I had a baby. Yes, that's right. I'm a mom. She's wonderful! Childbirth was hell--expect a post on that subject soon.
I also quit working to be a stay at home mom. I never really saw that one coming, but these things happen!
I also just turned 30! I'm old! I'm in my 30s now. I can't be young and crazy any longer.
So, that's where I am now--the mother of an adorable 3 month old baby girl!
I have 25 lbs to lose and I have a bad addiction to decalf java chip frappacinos to break.

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