Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Oh, Hello Blog.

I will update my blog more. I just will. I really will.
Okay. Glad I got that off of my chest.

You know what, y’all? I’ve been a busy little bee. I’m not even kidding. I can’t even believe it’s been as long as it has since my last update, because it seems like it was just yesterday.
Though it wasn’t.

Here’s what’s been going on:

I went to my first Ranger’s game of the season. They lost. I was disappointed at the boos for Hamilton, I really was. That’s not sportsmanship, you guys. I mean…I wasn’t even sad he left. Though I did wear my “Baseball Town” t-shirt with pride, and I did cheer when we struck him out…but I cheer when we strike anyone out. Maybe I did clap harder though…who knows. Anyway. It was a nice experience. Our seats were awesome, because they were indoor, so my mom could join us. And even though we were inside, they still had the “sounds of the ballpark” in surround sound throughout the place, so we didn’t miss out too much on the “crowd experience", which is my favorite part of going to the games.
My next game is next Friday (!!!), where I will join the crowd for real this time, and I am really excited. : )

I had a birthday. I am now a quarter of a century old. I can legally rent vehicles. I think that’s about it. After 21 it’s not so exciting, you just get older.
Which is something I’ve been saying since my 22nd birthday.

On my birthday, I received a message from Aiden’s little brother’s mother, Lea, telling me happy birthday.
Anyone who knows me well knows that I had been struggling with issues with Aiden’s dad for quite a while, and I never felt completely better.
Until I started getting to know this girl.
Turns out? She’s a wonderful person, who I have a ton in common with.
We actually talk every single day now. I would consider her a good friend of mine.
Which…will be better for our kiddos.

And I am happier with that situation today than I have been in over a year.
It’s funny to me that that’s all it took.
But I know myself. I know I had to take that time for some self growth, and a lot of it was just getting over my pride. But look at me now-I let it all go and I feel so much better.
Not only that, it’s inspired me to just let all the other crap I've been holding on to go.
What’s that book title? “Don’t sweat the small stuff…and it’s all small stuff.”
Something like that.

Also, as I've said before, I have been very busy-so much that it seems like my constant, and I don’t actually notice how busy I am until someone tries to make plans with me and then it’s like OH SORRY, pick a day three weeks from now and I’ll pencil you in.
Just kidding. It’s not that bad.
I just do plan things on the weekends pretty far ahead of time, because I plan them according to whether or not Aiden is at his dad’s.
Write this down.

In other news, I started Tony Horton’s 10 minute trainer, which is just like P90x, but for busy peeps.
Peeps, as in people, not the disgusting Easter candy.
I discovered that I’m going to need a remote for my DVD player to make this work, so I have to go get one today. But I did do just the warm up last night, and broke a sweat from that.
That could also be because I haven’t done a SINGLE thing to work out since like March 13th.
Le sigh.

And that’s a wrap. 

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Aiden Language, Exposed, Part Deux

I hope I spelled Deux right. It would totally ruin my life and blog if I didn't. 


This post is about my child now pretty much asks for what he wants, which is awesome, because that whole trying to decipher what a cry means part of my life was scary and confusing. 

Now? He speaks. He tells you exactly what he wants, when he wants it. 

Or does he? 

Behold, a new list of Aiden-isms. Viewer Discretion Advised. 

Mine – Pronounced “Miiiiiinets!”. Whatever it is, you better give it now. I mean now. I wish to hold it for a minute, but only just so long. If you do not comply I will throw myself onto the ground for three minutes or however long it takes me to notice you’ve walked away. Note: This is especially harsh when it involves food.

Potty – Pronounced “Paw-eee”. I wish to trick you into thinking I’m closer to being potty trained, but really, I just wish to sit upon the throne whilst eye-balling the bath tub. I will casually suggest after a few moments that I need a bath. I will argue with you with a sweet smile about this, as you insist I need to potty. I don’t.

Bath – Pronounced “Bass”. Sometimes sounds like “bache”. I wish to sit in the warm water playing with my toys. Naked. Because that’s how God intended it. I think. Anyway, don’t you dare wash my hair. I mean it. That cup is for drinking bath water while you’re not looking, so if you so much as THINK of pouring that water on my head so help me…

Blanket – Pronounced “dane-det”. This is not meant for cuddling with momma. I wish to race my cars on the pattern of the blanket, so lay it out for me like a good momma. There. The lines in the blanket should make a road. There. Now go fetch me some cheese.

Night Night – Pronounced like it reads. Don’t be difficult. And you think you’re getting a nap? Ah. AHahahahah. No. I wish to cuddle in momma’s bed under her blankets and pretend to sleep for approximately 30 seconds, whilst fake snoring. I will perk my head up and insist that I “fix” your alarm clock. This involves pressing buttons, and changing the lighting settings which were previously set to automatically adjust to the lighting in the room. After I “fix” your alarm clock, I will lay back down and pretend to sleep again. This will go on until I announce it’s time to wake up. Then we will watch cartoons. Lucky you.