Thursday, October 21, 2010

Birthday Resolutions

Today is my birthday, in case you haven't seen the blanket of well wishes on my Facebook wall. And if you don't already know, I always view my birthday as a new beginning. A clean slate. A brand new year to achieve my goals.

Instead of New Year's Resolutions, I make myself some Birthday Resolutions. A few things I'd like to focus my energy on. This last year got eaten up by my new life as a Mommy, which I suspected. I met a lot of my other goals, but not all of them. I'm pretty happy with the overall results, though.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

The Sun Came Out!

I am so ecstatic about my daily dose of vitamin D right now! The sun is out! It's back! I love it!

Anyway, when you don't really have many places to go during the day and it rains and rains and rains for so long, you start to get a bit stir crazy. I've been trapped indoors with a baby and a neurotic dog for days. Possibly weeks. I don't really remember the last time we took a walk together.

Before today that is! I just took my girls for a walk and I think it has improved all of our attitudes. Penny is nappy, Ellie is napping, and my brain doesn't feel so cluttered. Oxygen. Sunlight. These are things we need to survive.

I'm not going to let that ever happen again.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Baby Laundry

Everyone warned me that a baby would quadruple my weekly laundry. But it took until now for me to really get the full understanding of that. It seems like Ellie uses more and more clothes, burp cloths, and bibs as she gets older. I really thought it would be the other way around - tons of clothes per day for the really little babies, and less and less per day as they grow.

Nope, not so much.

I don't mind doing the laundry. Let's be honest, it's teeny tiny. When her hamper fills up, I dump it in the washing machine. She has enough clothes, blankets, bibs, and burp cloths to fill up about two hampers, so I just get everything rotating in and out. She's never naked, and I'm not washing clothes every day.