The Worst Was the Best

I got you real good, Suckas!

This week was by far the most challenging since becoming a mother.  I had no idea Week 5 of Babydom would bring so many changes. Aisland decided to change from a newborn to an older cat overnight. Literally. Last Saturday we had our routine down and I knew exactly what to expect from her and when. The next day she threw that routine out. Now she no longer sleeps right after I feed her. She stays awake longer, eats more and demands more.  Last night (this morning) she fought falling asleep until 6am. But she also smiles more, laughs more and when she does finally fall asleep, it’s for a longer stretch–which is nice for Mommy!

I was so exhausted this week I skipped over a bunch of things that needed to get done. On Joshua’s day off my parents were more than happy to watch Aisland so we could run errands.  Of course I have never been able to get my priorities straight, so instead of taking a much needed nap or writing thank you cards or going to the bank I went shopping then out for a drink.  Joshua and I couldn’t stay away from Henry for long, and we were back to get her by 9pm.

I made it through this tough week and I know there will be more but I have so much to look forward to as well. My 6-weeks-of-post-op-take-it-easy rest is coming to an end and at the perfect time. Spring is coming and I’m excited to work out the rest of this scary baby flab and hang out at the park with Henryloo. I also found another place to set up my vintage goodies booth. I’ll only be selling on weekends but the space is bigger and much cheaper than Sleepy Poet. I’m 3rd in line on the waiting list and while that can mean weeks or months, I’m still ready and hyped to go whenever the space is available. Yeah!

February 6, 2010 at 3:00 pm 1 comment

Favorite Places: House of Jules

Joshua’s parents live about an hour from us on a nice chunk of land in the cutest little house. As I said before, Joshua’s mom is the coolest. She has the cutest stuff and every time I go over there it’s like I’ve entered a Museum of  Oohs and Aahs. Julie and Jim have made their home so cozy and comfortable, I always end up taking a nap there. And when Aisland gets held by her Oma Julie, she immediately passes out. THANK YOU OMA.

January 31, 2010 at 1:36 pm 1 comment

Inspiration: Blue Bedrooms


Source: House of Turquoise

The next best thing to living in a cottage by the sea is having a bedroom that looks like you live in a cottage by the sea. Unfortunately, our bedroom has a long way to go before I can achieve that look:  Joshua doesn’t know what a hamper is and my collection of books, big purses, and pajama pants has me on the verge of being on an episode of Hoarders.

January 31, 2010 at 12:53 pm 1 comment

Aisland’s ABCs: A is for Austin


Source: WeHeartIt

A is for Austin, where Mommy and Aisland belong. Austin has lots books and records and antiques. Austin has hills and lakes and rivers and a big capitol building. One day, Mommy and Aisland will convince Daddy he belongs there too.

January 30, 2010 at 2:37 pm 1 comment

Hello, Weekend!

You're alright by me, January Moon

I had fun at the future-in-laws yesterday and got loads of inspiration I want to share! I’ll have to save that post for another day though, because early morning bb doctor appointments make me sooo sleepy.

But here, take these with you:

This recession is awesome!
I’m glad I’m not the only one who appreciates the essence of Don Lemon
Peace out, Miramax Your movies were fun.
I think I need this book
Viva la Sesame Street Feminista

January 29, 2010 at 3:11 pm 1 comment

Shots of Happiness Thursday

5 things making me happy right now, featuring: a panda car, the truth, pretty Francoise Hardy, pink flowers in blue vases, and petting tiny horses.

Sources:Lula WeHeartIt Beebers33 decor8 Pen & Aquarius

We’re mini road trippin’ it up to Joshua’s parent’s house today. His mom has a craft room I could just bury myself in. She is the coolest because she can sew anything and she collects elephants and loves Buddhas and peace signs and astrology books and has a picture of Janis Joplin in her bathroom. She deserves an Ode post!

January 28, 2010 at 10:05 am Leave a comment

Howard Zinn, 1922-2010

“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it destroys our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places — and there are so many — where people have behaved magnificently, this gives us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a world in a different direction. And if we do act, in however small a way, we don’t have to wait for some grand utopian future. The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, is itself a marvelous victory.”

January 27, 2010 at 11:34 pm Leave a comment

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