Well, it’s back to work today after the holiday time-off. As much as I love structure and returning to a normal schedule, I wasn’t happy when my alarm when off at 6:15 this morning. I hit snooze a few times and tried to lay there quietly, as to not wake up Tyler too early. Actually, it’s never because I’m worried of waking HIM - he gets plenty of sleep. It’s that when he DOES actually wake up, he runs into my room and demands that Mommy gets up and helps him put together his spaceship, or makes him breakfast, or whatever short list of demands he can think of first thing in the morning. And when I haven’t hit snooze enough times to prolong my wake, I’M NOT READY TO GET UP AND NO I DON’T CARE WHERE YOUR WALL-E TOY IS. But as 6:45 rolled around and I drug myself out of bed, I realized something that prompted an audible sigh of relief: HE’S NOT HERE.
Tyler is at his grandparents’ house this week because his sitter is closed. I had totally forgot and was intentionally being quiet so I didn’t wake him and force MY day to start. So as much relief as I felt, him being absent always leads to a sad feeling when I don’t start my day seeing and taking care of him. I was pretty blah this morning by the time I reached work, but I’m finally starting to snap out of it.
A good dream about Panda Express (and orange chicken) and a phone call from a best friend (Sara) helps turn things around. And finding out that we have TWO days off this week, instead of one? BONUS. It’s all good. I’m going to try and end this year on a positive note.
Happy New Year!
Has it really been NINE (9) months since I have posted on this blog? That can’t be right. But yes, it looks to be so. Wow. For some reason it didn’t seem that long. Yes I know I’ve been neglecting it for a while, but that’s close to a full year without posting. For sure no one reads this thing now, crapola.
I really want to move my blog into my portfolio site (joyful1.com) and do an all-in-one Wordpressy goodness site. But I’m lazy and that would require my free time, which incidentally I don’t have too much of. I don’t necessarily USE my portfolio for anything - being that I have a more than full time job. One that I love and care about, but one that is also sucking the life out of me and making my head explode on a regular basis. I’m not sure that I’ve ever had a job like this before. One that I am so passionate about - great people, killer office, kick ass product that is easy to support; yet it drives me to nearly have a mental breakdown frequently - small business politics, no communication, disorganization, drama, chaos, chaos, and more chaos. NOT TO MENTION a 1.5 hr ONE WAY commute. I am insane.
That being said, I’ve been at my new place of employment for about 9-10 weeks now as Web Developer / Designer / Web Department in general and it’s pretty great.
Everything on the homefront is the same, good as always. Husband is still nerding it up, playing SKATE on PS3, obsessing over adding every Blu-Ray disc in Netflix possessions, being a Motorolan and sleeping all day. (sidenote: not a deadbeat, works at night. ha).
Tyler turned 4 on May 1. He’s cuter each day, along with more annoying each day. His need to be involved in EVERY word I speak, every conversation I have, every phone call, every step I take is really trying my patience. But it’s also a cute, clingy phase that I know I will wish for once it is gone. He’s got a new swingset, he’s totally potty trained (finally!! wtf) and plays Spongebob Squarepants on the Xbox daily. He also likes to ask everyone to repeat themselves 100x and talks a lot about his “weiner” (don’t ask).
We now have 2 dogs. 2. stupid. dogs. They suck at life. Wecko is fat and dumb. Cali is a puppy and can’t control her licker - she also barks at everything. See Flickr for pics.
So that’s the boring update. :) I will commence with my postings now.
Tyler is growing up SO fast, it’s almost scary. I see pictures from last summer and he looks like a totally different kid.
Here are some recent pictures (Click “Continue Reading)…
Yes my child DOES sit in the dishwasher.
And NO he is not suppose to. I had to take these, he is too funny.
How am I suppose to get mad at that face???