Friday, November 18, 2011

Naughty and Nice List

Welcome to blog number two. Does this officially make me a "blogger?"

Lately I have been nothing but a scatter brain, and being an outsider looking in at me could be rather amusing. Off the top of my head I can think of instances this week where I put refrigerated items in the cabinets, left the washer open after loading it (those clothes soaked for so long they had no choice but to be clean), answered my cell phone multiple times as "bail bonds.." and, as much as I hate to admit this to everyone, I grabbed socks out of my "dirty" pile and wore them to work. Yes, it has been one hell of a week. Since I'm such a festive girl I thought I would make a list of things that are naughty and nice.


1. Jagger. Nothing else tops the naughty charts like our 4-month-old American Bulldog. He was doing so good at potty training, but for some reason this week he decided to regress back to his younger days. The worst part is he knows its wrong and only does it to punish his parents. Giving Brinley all the attention and not Jagger? Pee. Not feeding him more than one dinner? Pee. You don't want to play tug-of-war right now? Pee. Jagger's going through manopause and isn't happy? Pee. There really isn't any way to deal with him. Clearly I don't have any more hair left to rip out, and I think Kyle secretly sneaks off to the other room and cries. So, we have learned to just laugh it off (after disciplining) and get back at him in our own ways like calling him Jagger-licious and making him wear Christmas pajamas when we have company over :)

2. Brinley's sleeping schedule. This week our daughter has decided to be much older than she is and only take one nap. She will sleep from 12-3 each day and skip out on her 5 o'clock nap. Anyone who knows babies knows that a 5-month-old cannot SUCCESSFULLY be awake from 3pm to 9pm, especially a baby who always needs her beauty sleep. I usually look forward to 5pm so I can relax and unwind from work while Bryn sleeps. Now instead of peace and quiet we have a grumpy and high maintenance baby. Dear Mr. Sandman, I miss you.

3. Baby weight. 11 pounds of lovely Brinley still hanging out .. literally. I tried to start running, and I was doing really good, then I got sick and had to hold off. I've been feeling better for a week now, and I'm still holding off. Everyone says "you just had a baby.. you'll lose it.." The JUST had a baby excuse is getting a little old now that she's almost 5 months. Normally it's the mother overusing the excuse, but I'm fully aware that I just don't have the motivation at the end of the day. However, I'm starting pilates this weekend and nothing will stop me. Hopefully.


1: Friday's: Who doesn't have them on their nice list? Friday means Gigi watches Bryn for a few hours while mommy and daddy go out. We have our Friday Night Gang with Kelly and Tara (Kyle's relatives) and sometimes a few other pretty cool people. (: Whether it's hookah and tunes at Kelly's house or crashing the VFW, we always are bound to stir something up! This week is bowling - be ready Gahanna!

2: Peppermint Mocha coffee creamer. Enough said.

3. Jesus. Got to give a shout out to my main man who keeps me sane, and helps me deal with all the craziness around me. As much as I may complain sometimes, He has blessed my life with the most beautiful people and I'm incredibly thankful for all that He does for me.