I’m a superstar masquerading as a nerd, but you knew that, right?

The gym…. February 28, 2006

Filed under: Everything — berritt @ 5:35 am

Exactly HOW long do I need to go before I see results? I have been there 3 times a week for 6 weeks and I swear, there is no difference in my wobbly bits (Thanks for the phrase, Jones) I’ve been eating healthier. I would have thought that I’d be seeing SOMETHING.

I talked to Alex today. I’m so much in love with that man! He really is amazing. I know I say it a lot. But really, I could never say it enough.


Which random phallic object are you? February 26, 2006

Filed under: Everything — berritt @ 10:01 am

Which random phallic object are you?
Quiz by Andrea.


I was looking through my pictures… this is how I KNOW they’re mine!! February 25, 2006

Filed under: Everything — berritt @ 4:17 am

6 foot 4 with rock hard muscles, and he sews. Alex is now allowed on the *good* machine. He wasn’t when this picture was taken. He’s still NOT going to be allowed near my new Ginghers. He may never be.
Olivia was sewing a pencil pouch she designed from scratch. She’s brilliant.


Baby lust? Now? Already? February 21, 2006

Filed under: Everything — berritt @ 11:24 pm

I mean… come on!
I went for my annual today… and since I haven’t had a period yet (I’m nursing… so I wouldn’t expect one!) the doctor made me take a blood pregnancy test. As I was driving home, I felt that tickle of anticipation. Deep down I KNOW I’m not pregnant. But there is a part of me that sort of wished that by some strange fluke, my fertility returned early and we caught it before Alex was deployed.
No. I know it’s not likely. Probably more likely that Alex is pregnant. Which is obviously impossible. Sigh.
I thought today: what if I can’t stop having babies? What if I can’t control myself and I end up with 14 kids? I can see that happening. Because when baby fever hits me it knocks the sense out of me. Obviously. Listen to me! Alex would have a heart attack if he even knew this thought was being entertained. Logically… no more than 5. I will NOT drive a full sized van! A mini van is as far as I go. And I never thought I’d go there!
We were originally planning to have 4. But after Carmen was born and I realized that I only got to do it one more time, I raised. Alex wants 7. So if I want… I can raise again. And again. You never know where you might end up.


Update on Carmen February 18, 2006

Filed under: Everything — berritt @ 9:03 pm

My tiny is off her antibiotics! We saw the pediatric nephrologist and he cleared her. He said he’d like to do a follow up ultrasound in April to monitor the progress, but that he was almost certain that it would be unremarkable!
I’m so relieved.
Not that there aren’t a zillion other worries to be had….. but we can scratch this one off the list!


Sofia is 2!!!!

Filed under: Everything — berritt @ 8:43 pm

I can’t believe how time flies. I remember laying in the hospital waiting for her to arrive, and I remember the first time I put her to the breast. I remember looking at her scrunched up red newborn face and savoring every moment, every breath, every inch of her soft skin.
Now she runs around chasing our poor doggy with her red plastic chair, throws the cel phone into the toilet, spills milk on purpose, steals Carmens binkie, tells ME no…….. and I still savor every moment of this craziness.
My little girl is 2! And while I sometimes wish she could stay small forever, watching her grow is just as amazing.


What am I doing sitting here on my ass? February 15, 2006

Filed under: Everything — berritt @ 7:16 pm

I REALLY need to get up and clean. But nope. Here I am. Parked on my butt when I have some serious work to do.

OK… well, I did pay bills. That’s the fun on the 15th. Bills. And now that those are done, I need to get the real work done. But I don’t want to. I hate dishes. I hate laundry. I hate vacuuming. I hate dusting. I hate taking out the garbage.
I wish I were one of those people who kept an immaculate home. I wish it were easy. I look at the fly-lady website and I cringe. I am not sure I am cut out for this.
Can’t I just have a cleaning lady? The woman across the street has one that she really likes. And she only charges about $10/ hour. All I’d really need is about an hour or 2 or 5 a week. The thing about cleaning ladies, though, is they don’t *do* your clutter. And that’s most of my problem. My mom came over a few weeks ago and we clean sweep’d my living room. It’s still clean. If you don’t count the clean, unstuffed diapers on the rocking chair. The toys scattered about, the mail on the end table. That’s an easy fix, though. That would take like 5 minutes to clean up.
The thing is.. I can’t seem to get off my butt.