Saturday, June 30, 2007

tastes of summer

tastes of summer
Current mood: ecstatic
Category: Food and Restaurants
saturday, june 30, 2007

i have rediscovered the pure, unadulterated joy
of ice cream sandwhiches in summer

(i just ate three)
(in my defense...i think they've shrunk those suckers since i was a kid...)

So, in honor of my rediscovery, I've compiled the following list:

Top Ten Flavors of Summer
10. Ice Cream Sandwhiches
9. Red Popsicles (on the wooden stick, not in the plastic sleeve)
8. Anything done on a charcoal grill
7. S'Mores
6. Potato Salad/Cole Slaw (i have trouble differentiating the two in my memory)
5. Ring Pops (from the concession stand at your little brother's tee ball game)
4. Strawberry Shortcake
3. Ball Park Dog (yes, a $5.00 hot dog tastes better than a regular one!)
2. Ice Tea (Sweet Tea)
1. Watermelon

did i forget anything?

Monday, June 18, 2007


Current mood: calm
Category: Life
monday, june 18, 2007

So the theme of my weekend seemed to be patience.

We've been trying to instill some sense of the innate virtue and beauty, if you will, of patience in our eldest, Isabelle, newly three with the attitude to match.
"I need more milk now, Daddy" -Isabelle, be patient
"I need to see the picture now, Mommy!" -Isabelle, be patient
"I want that toy, give it to me right now!" -Isabelle! be patient!
It's a tough pill for a toddler to swallow, being told she'll have to wait for something and learning that life doesn't always happen on her internal timeline.
Apparantly someone took her side in the argument, looked down from on high, waved a magic wand and decided it was my turn to be reminded of the same life lesson this past weekend.
A week away from my due date with munchkin #3 and I was ready to go.
Bag packed (check!)
Contractions closing in on seven minutes apart (check!)
Doctor on call (check!)
and then....
No baby forthcoming. No more contractions. Back to square one.
And it's so frustrating, and more than a little embarrassing being that it's my third child, to actually go to the hospital and then get sent home because it just isn't your time yet. I drowned my sorrows in half a container of Eddy's chocolate peanut-butter chunk ice cream and started to question why I couldn't just be done with this pregnancy already, when I realized I was pulling an Isabelle.
These things just don't adhere to anyone's timeline but their own. And my body (and munchkins by extension) have never been amenable to being rushed along.

So I'm back to square one. I get it now. A little exercise in patience.
I guess we all need a little reminding from time to time
that life doesn't always happen on our timeline.

Currently listening:
Sky Blue Sky
By Wilco

Saturday, June 16, 2007


Current mood: annoyed
Category: Life
saturday, june 16, 2007

Still Prego

Stalling out is a real bitch...and I had such high hopes for this weekend.

If I show up for work Monday, somebody shoot me, okay?

Currently listening:
Hey! Ho! Let's Go: The Anthology
By The Ramones

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

still prego...

STILL prego...
Current mood: lonely
Category: Life
tuesday, june 5, 2007

37.5 weeks down
2.5 weeks (ish) to go
STILL prego
STILL can't see my feet when vertical
STILL have a slight waddle when i try to run
STILL can't carry my kids around
STILL can't reach the top cabinet shelves in the kitchen w/o bumping
the belly on the edge of the counter
STILL don't think i'm ready to be a mom of THREE
how did that happen? am i truly an adult?
i still laugh out loud at my kids' Saturday Morning Cartoons
i would have cereal three meals a day if it didn't use up all the milk in the house
i still get as big a kick out of running around barefoot and blowing bubbles
on a nice day as my two-year-old son
Shouldn't an adult have a stronger grip on
her daily sanity levels,
her housekeeping skills,
her ability to walk/chew gum/shuffle songs on her ipod all at once?

Currently reading/watching/listening/playing:
Best of Wonder Years
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