Sunday, July 11, 2010

Dusting Off This Blog

It's been almost a month since my last post. And even though I only blogged once for the whole month of June! That's sad, it really is. I think about this blog often and I attempt to write at least once a week, but then I get to the blank page and just stare at it. I don't know what to say. Either I don't feel like it's important or relative or...I'm at a loss for words now!

So just so you all know that I'm alive and well and this is really me and now some stranger who has high-jacked my awesome blog (ha!) I'll let you know what I've been up to.

  1. I'm still working as a part time nanny 3-4 days a week. Sometimes I want to pull my hair out but I love the boys so I get over it. If I could just figure out how to get the 3 1/2 year old to poop in the toilet and not in his pants "just a little bit" then things would be so much better.
  2. Father's Day was interesting. We spent it at home and my in-laws came over then we went to dinner. I don't have a close relationship with my dad so I didn't even attempt to contact him. I did call my grandpa and I sent him a card. I got a card and a small gift for Mr. H and we got a golf gift certificate and pj's for my FIL. I got a gift for my stepdad but I don't really think he's much of a father so I didn't call to gloat on him. In fact 98% of the time he's a complete ass. He and my mom were pissed at me for not making more of an effort to celebrate him. I was pissed about it for about a day then I got over it because he's not a father to me, why should I pretend?
  3. My birthday was a couple weeks ago. I had to work that day but I had a nice time celebrating with family and friends the day of and the weekend prior. Obviously I don't feel any older but I'm starting to get wrinkles around my eyes and I'm NOT liking it at all. Any suggestions on eye/wrinkle cream would be greatly appreciated :-) If you would like to read about my birthday, you can go here.
  4. Mr. H and I are going away for a couple days this coming weekend. Then I'm taking vacation for a week. We don't really have any plans for my time off, I just plan on relaxing and enjoying the peace and quiet.
  5. On the TTC end- it's still going. We bought some fertility aid vitamins that were supposed to improve sperm quality and general fertility. I was really excited about buying them, $100 and a month later, they were still in the bag untouched. I don't know why I didn't/couldn't take them. So I returned them. I can always repurchase them right? I guess deep down I knew they wouldn't really help anything.
  6. I 've been wanting to paint our bedroom and rearrange furniture in there for a while. But I'm a nerd and I needed to make sure that the furniture placement would work the way I wanted it to so I had to draw out a plan first. It will work :-) Now I just have to do it. I haven't really decided on a color yet, though I'm leaning towards lighter blue/gray/greens. Our room doesn't get much light so I don't want it to feel any darker than it is. Our bedding and decor is in these tones and we have dark wood furniture. Any suggestions? I'm all ears.
  7. The Texas heat is killing me and causing me to melt away a little at a time. Why is it so dang hot and humid here? I can't wait for the fall again.

Guess that's all for now. Hopefully I'll blog again before the month is over! I hope you are all doing well. Miss you guys.



The Nanny said...

So good to see your blog pop up in my Bloglines again. I hope you and Mr. H have a great, relaxing time away :) and girl — I totally agree, this heat is insanity. I can't wait to get back up to Boston so I can COOL OFF.

Sending love your way! xoxo

Sophie said...

I can't believe I missed your bday! :( Happy B-lated birthday!

I'm looking forward to hearing about that bedroom rearranging/make-over experiment! I love those, post pics!!

Hennifer said...

Yay! I love lists and your posts. Potty training is for the birds really!

I HATE the wrinkles around my eyes too! Other than that I would say I don't mind much aging.

I'll be very excited to hear about the developments with your room. Change is fun!

And always wishing you luck in the TTC court. You are a fabulous mother, sister, daugther it seems to me!

Kristi said...

Enjoy your trip!
Thanks for keeping us updated, as much as you're comfortable with.

Emma said...

Dear Monica,

Thank you so much for your blog. I lost my beautiful baby boy three weeks ago on 22 June - the result of an incompetent cervix. My little boy was 18 weeks.

I read through your blog and am amazed at your strength and courage. My partner has and is being amazing and yet I feel so isolated, lost and confused. Your posts have really helped on a difficult day.

Virginia said...

Happy to see you here! And belated birthday wishes...loved the cupcakes and other photos from your big day. Yum!

Rachel said...

I've missed you, glad to hear from you again.

Heidi said...

1st Happy Belated Birthday. 2nd, eye cream for crows feet. I use and love Mary Kay Instant Action Eye Creme. They may not carry that product any more, but I praise their Time-Wise skin care line and anything else that touts to defy aging. I'm almost 40 and I don't think I look like it, though my body is telling me more and more every day I feel like it. Also, always remember to wear your sunglasses so as to not have to squint into the sun.