Sunday, April 27, 2008

New Wreath

I cannot claim the idea as my own, but all of the ribbons on this "horse show ribbon wreath" are mine from years of competitive horseback riding.

I didn't make this wreath to show off I put it together to brighten up my front door and to re-purpose an otherwise useless item.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I Love this Picture SO much!

Who is that baby in the mirror?

My New Daily Schedule...

Last summer I posted a blow by blow account of what my usual day is like. Things have changed quite a bit and I thought it might be fun to compare...


-- Alarm goes off at 7:15, snooze until 7:30 get up. Make bed.

-- Shower, brush teeth, throw up (when will this end), re-brush teeth, get dressed, put on make up, twist hair into French twist.

-- Pack up yoga clothes

-- Put away clothes that were dried and taken down the night before. Thanks hubby for bringing the laundry basket upstairs.

-- Head downstairs and open curtains.

-- Head to the kitchen to make breakfast and get lunch together.

-- Let dogs outside. Hear a lot of barking and see raised hackles, go outside to see what is going on. See that dogs have cornered a raccoon in the back of the yard, try to get the dogs inside so that we don't have to go to the emergency vet again. Luckily the little dog listens and goes inside. The raccoon scampers off but the big dog is not deterred. I lure him away from the back of the yard with the leash and the promise of a treat. I get the leash on him and bring him inside.

-- Once both dogs are inside I can get back to breakfast and lunch. Dogs are throttling themselves against the sliding glass door to get back outside. It ain't gonna happen boys!

-- Gather up lunch items: Chicken noodle soup, grapes, dried apricots, and animal crackers. Toast bagel for breakfast, spread with peanut butter (more protein than butter).

-- Put up baby gates to contain big dog, put the little dog in his crate, give everyone a treat and then head out the door. Eat bagel in the car with ever present ginger ale while driving to work.

-- Decide I need coffee. Stop at Wawa to get said coffee with milk and sugar.

-- 8:45 - 4:30 WORK

-- After work head to Goodwill to see if they have any good maternity clothe, baby clothes, books, or anything that could be used as a gift. I end up with an armful of books for me and the baby. I will post picks later.

-- After Goodwill I head to my parents house to visit with them and kill time before yoga begins.

-- at 5:50 I head of to the yoga studio for my prenatal yoga class.

-- 7:45 leave yoga studio and head home. I'm home by about 8:10.

-- Greet hubby and the dogs. Put my bags away and lunch containers in the sink. Eat dinner (a bowl of shredded spoonfuls and soy milk) ok 2 bowls of shredded spoonfuls with soy milk. Read my mail.

-- Put dinner dishes in the dishwasher which is full and needs to be run. Add dishwasher detergent and start dishwasher.

-- Hubby and I head to the family room with the dogs to catch up on Rescue Me on DVR.

-- Watch the episode we missed and 3/4 of the new episode before heading upstairs to bed.

-- Brush teeth, remove makeup, wash face, get in bed with body pillow @ 11:00.

-- hubby and the dogs come up a few minute later.

-- I am asleep immediately.


-- Wake up when baby wakes up, today it was 7:45

-- Change diaper

-- Nurse baby

-- Change baby out of PJs and into clothes

-- Pump (breastmilk) while baby plays on bed

-- Shower while baby naps in bouncy seat

-- Get dressed while baby naps

-- Eat breakfast while checking email and blogging

-- Baby wakes up.

-- Feed baby, change diaper

-- Run errands (if there are any) or clean

-- Eat lunch

-- Feed baby

-- Change diaper

-- Hopefully baby takes a nap. If not entertain baby

-- Feed baby

-- change diaper

-- Feed Dogs

-- Eat Dinner

-- Bath baby

-- Put baby in PJs

-- Feed baby

-- change diaper

-- Put baby to bed

-- Collapse

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Washington CapitalsFans -- Boo Hiss

Last Sunday the Hubby and some friends went to see the Philadelphia Flyers play the Washington Capitals in Washington. Since this is playoff hockey hubby was very excited and decked head-to-toe in Flyers gear including a cat in the hat type hat. You can see him here in this video (second video from the top) posted on

After the Flyers smoked the Capitals (Lets Go Flyers!) some capitals fans decided they were drunk enough and pissed off enough the attack some Flyers fans in a stairwell. Well, my hubby was one of those fans and sustained a broken nose, a bruised lip, bruised temple, two blacken eyes, and assorted other cuts, scapes and bruises.

Way to support the home team Caps fans... random acts of violence.

To the Caps fan/s who perpetrated this act I say Boo... Hiss...

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Fuzzi Bunz For Sale

I have four (4) size SMALL Fuzzi Bunz diapers which are brand new and never been worn that I am looking to sell.

They are all in the "Day at the Zoo" print which is very cute.

Each comes with two (2) microfiber inserts. I am asking $15.00 each.

If you are interested email me at

They're Baaaaaaack...

My wedding rings are back... on my finger... where they belong. [For the epic saga of how they got off my finger in the first place, read this]. Ever since I got home from the hospital I have been trying to get those suckers back on my chubby little finger. It didn't work until yesterday. I was very excited to be able to leave the house LOOKING like a married woman and not like some poor unwed mother to be pitied by strangers (I used to get the strangest looks from nosy people).


Tuesday, April 08, 2008

7 Random Things

I was tagged by Lisa to share 7 random facts about myself,so here goes...

1. I have seen the movie Gone with the Wind 47 times and counting. When I get to 100, I will stop.

2. I would much rather cook and eat at home than go out to eat at any type of restaurant.

3. I am reluctant to put my favorite childhood toy (a stuffed dog named "Drooper") into a space bag for fear that he wouldn't be able to breath.

4. My favorite city in all the world is Annapolis, MD. With London coming a close second.

5. I have driven 2 + hours for a bowl of soup (She-Crab soup, and it was worth it)

6. Hubby and I had Marge and Homer Simpson on top pf our wedding cake.

7. I am obsessed with pearls of every shape, size, and color.

Here are the rules:

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog. Some random, some weird.
3. Tag up to 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.

Monday, April 07, 2008

New Diaper Bag

When Vera Bradley is 40% and 50% off I take notice! The Hallmark store around the corner from me was have a sale on Vera's retirin colors, so I seized the opportunity to get myself a new diaperbag, one that I can put over the handles of my stroller or wear across my body. This messenger bag fit the bill perfectly!

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Free at Last... Free at last...

...From the shackles of maternity jeans!

For the first time since May of 2007

I am wearing my regular (pre-pregnancy) jeans!