Monthly Archives: February 2010
I think February hates me. For serious.
For Sale: One old life, slightly used. Includes outfits that were barely worn and a degree that was never used. Slightly damaged but in good condition.
I have never been a social butterfly. Do people still use that term? I prefer a quiet night in with a book and my husband, snuggling in bed. Or sipping a glass of wine and watching a movie. I used to go out more. Not just before the baby was born, it has been several years. Going out after a long shift at [redacted] was just what we did. Myself and the other servers would go to Growlers and drink beer or go to Houlihan’s (classy, eh?) and have martinis. But then I got married. My close friends who I worked with there moved away and I didn’t much feel like going out without them. Then I changed jobs and was up at 3:45 in the morning four or five days a week and on the days when I didn’t have to get up early the next morning I was too exhausted to do anything else.
That is my dear friend Meredith’s husband. I hope he doesn’t mind that I posted this picture for all of the internet to see.
I am trying.
Seriously. Been coveting this since before Lorelei was born.
…or, could someone please tell me how to make friends cause I suck at it?
I have determined – although I could be wrong because I don’t really know what I’m talking about – that if Lorelei does not adhere to a pretty strict schedule, she becomes a horrible cranky demon child. I shouldn’t complain too much since she is generally well-behaved in public – even during church! – and sleeps for most of the night no problem. But if her day does not go exactly as planned, she loses her shit and will not calm down. This has caused me to have a few minor break downs over the last few days. In order to keep her happy, this is what our day looks like:
Wednesday was a good day. Well, sort of. It was good in that Brian and I have made progress in bettering our financial situation. Without going into details because its a bit embarrassing, let’s just say that we have managed to accumulate a serious amount of debt and if we wanted to continue with me not working and not drown in a pile of bills, something needed to be done. So, we had a meeting to refinance our house. This is a great time to do it since rates are low – we are currently paying somewhere in the 7 % range which is outrageous – and our house is worth significantly more than what we bought it for. Unfortunately, there are still a lot of ifs involved with this process. We’ll save money IF it appraises for the amount we estimated. But at least we’re making progress towards financial security.
So the other day, in an attempt to keep Miss Lorelei Crankypants calm, I was sitting on the living room floor with her propped up on my knees. And since she was behaving, I thought What a great time to annoy her with the camera! So first, I took a regular picture:
And then she decided that playing with the camera would be fun – I think she was fascinated with the strap – so I let her “help” me with it. Behold her self-portrait:
Isn’t she a cutie with her spit bubbles hanging out of her mouth?