Thursday, July 14, 2005

"So I've Got a New Look" and other random thoughts...

  • I love bright vibrant color. So here we are with my new look. I really like it. Like it a lot! Plus this way I can sort of be in the warm weather all year. Even when we are slammed with the Nor'easters every weekend from Dec-March. It's especially in the winter that I need a little light in my life. Besides Liam.
  • I promised myself that my blog would never become a laundry list of what I did/am doing today. But sometimes it's really tough to get my act together to blog about something interesting. I get ideas for my blog all the time. Usually when driving, in between singing "The cow goes Moo moo!" But once I get back to "the office," sometimes I just don't feel like posting.
  • I live my life in 2-3 hour increments. Liam's awake and nap times. During a nap I need to weigh whether this will be used as time to get things done (like housework)... or time to relax. Right now I'm posting while he's asleep. Recently Liam has dropped his morning nap to one hour (though, right now, we are going on two - so shhhhh!). When that happens I feel cheated! Then selfish. I mean, after all I want to spend time and play with him, right? But I'm "on" as Mum the whole times he's awake. It's exhausting as any parent or care provider can tell you. It's especially hitting me now that he is getting more mobile. It means more chasing, more telling him what's ok (toys, pulling up on furniture, patting the dog) and what is not (dog dishes and toys, electrical cords, the dog's tail), more soothing, more helping. I just hope he is getting as tired as I am!


  • At 1:17 PM, July 14, 2005, Blogger Carrie said…

    hey momma... somebody's gotta do the laundry... cause it ain't doin itself, you know?

    no worries!

    love the new pic of Liam... 10 months... wow. how in hell did that happen?

    XXOO three cheers for nap time!

  • At 1:41 PM, July 14, 2005, Blogger Melissa said…

    I go through thoughts of desperately wanting him to go to sleep and then I feel bad about it. I think we all do. It's part of being a mommy.
    I love your new look!

  • At 2:04 PM, July 14, 2005, Anonymous Katy said…

    Love the new look Susie!

    Keep on talking, I love listening.

  • At 2:16 PM, July 14, 2005, Blogger Memphis Steve said…

    This is cool! I keep meaning to customize my blog header and just never have finished it. One of these days ...

  • At 2:29 PM, July 14, 2005, Blogger dnyduck said…

    Oh Suz...I can so relate. There are times that I just want to scream because Devin wont take a nap and let me either get things done or relax a bit. And like you I feel guilty that I wish he was a sleep. Especially during the work week when I don't see him during the day. But like Carrie said, the laundry isn't gonna do itself so some times we just need to bite our lip and wish away.

    Maybe this is what I need to blog about in my area because just this past weekend I snapped at Kevin because he got to get out twice without me or Devin and do something fun while I was stuck at home cleaning, dealing with wet dogs (they decided it was time to check out the pool) and a screaming Devin.

    We need breaks too sweetie, so no worries if you feel exhausted from your job and guilty for wishing Liam would nap so you can relax a bit.

    Just Carrie has been saying, only 3 more months until Chicago and then all of us will be getting a break....a long break. Oh lord! It just hit me! All of us together for the entire weekend with out our little ones! Are we going to be drunk to celebrate the weekend freedom or to try to forget that we miss our babies?

    Hugs and kisses all around!

  • At 5:04 PM, July 14, 2005, Anonymous MetroDad said…

    Congrats on the new look. I dig it!

  • At 12:13 AM, July 15, 2005, Blogger Johnny Mac said…

    site looks beautiful!


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