February 15, 2012

Wednesday Randoms!

I cannot concentrate this week at work. I have a million things I should be doing at home, and that’s all I can think about. Of course, if I was at home, would I be completing (or even starting) one of those million things? No.

I wrote a 20 month post for Cooper. I’ve been waiting to post until I got a good picture. Despite participating in Project 366, I cannot for the life of me get a decent picture of him. He is obsessed with cameras and he refuses to sit in front of them. He wants to be behind the camera, taking pictures.

This morning on Twitter, Megan got me started on how Cooper’s daycare stresses me out. Allow me to explain. First of all, they don’t send any kind of information about activities or special days or anything home. They post everything at the daycare, in random places. So, when I show up for the 390th time with Cooper in his regular clothes, and all the other kids in their jammies? Well, I feel like a loser and the unorganized, bad mom that didn’t know it was pj day. In my defense, who has time to sit there at the daycare and read umpteen flyers? I barely have time to brush my child’s hair in the mornings. Sometimes, I don’t even have time to do that. Put that shit in an email or in my kid’s backpack. Do these other people not have jobs to rush to in the mornings or families to get home to in the evenings? Isn’t that why our kids are in daycare? Because we work?! And don’t get me started on holiday treats and teachers gifts. Yesterday I saw a million tweets and facebook pics of valentines for classmates, and even teacher valentine goodie bags. What?! Was I supposed to do that? Good thing Cooper only goes 3 days a week and Valentine’s Day fell on a day that he didn’t go this year. There are other stressors, but I’ll stop there.

Remember when I wrote that post about how much I had been struggling with Cooper lately? Well, the boy must have read it and felt badly for his mama. Because for the past week and a half, he has been his old self. And I mean, his ooolllllldddd self, like from 6 months ago. Happy, fun, pretty easy going, sweet baby boy. It can only mean that he was feeling miserable for those 6 months because he had been sick with one thing or another that entire time. He is finally not sick and not teething. That’s the only explanation I can come up with. I hope this sticks around for a while! We might even try to, oh I don’t know, take him on an errand! Gasp!

Things are starting to slow down at work. PTL!! I am so ready for some calm days. This also means that I can start up the Great Curtain Fabric Search that promptly ended when we had a large change in our company last year, thus all the busy days. Not that I would search for things like that while I was at work. No, never.

I am supposed to be on a diet. In the past 7 days, I have eaten: the majority of a batch of 40 m&m cookies, a bag of Worther’s (sp?) green apple-filled caramels, 2 Starbucks white mochas (non fat, no whip) at least one bag of haribo peaches, countless Snickers cream hearts, and half a bag of Hershey kisses. And I haven’t even gotten to the bottles of wine or take out dinner from Charleston’s and the other “regular” meals I’ve eaten. What diet? I really, really love food. Mostly, food that really has no nutritional value.

And on that note, should I join a gym or buy a treadmill for the house?  That is the question.  I love spin class at the gym, but would I really go?  I feel like I don’t have time to work out until after Cooper goes to bed.  I wake up at 5, and get home from work at 5-5:30, then cook dinner/hang out with Cooper until 7 when he goes to bed.  So really I can’t work out until after 7.  I wanted to start going to Crossfit, but the times of the workouts don’t really work with what I would want/be able to do.  Lee will NOT be on board for a treadmill at home…

9 comments:

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

That stinks about Cooper's daycare. We seem to have the opposite problem. Every month the teacher send home a calendar of events, but I'm apparently the only mom who reads it. So instead of being the only kid NOT in pjs...he was the ONLY kid in pjs on Pajama Day making me look like the crazy parent. LOL Oh well.

Glad C is back to his old self!

Kaitlin said...

Sorry you're feeling stressed! Leighton's daycare sends home a monthly calendar of events, etc, and posts a sign on the doors at pick up the day before to remind parents. I have to hang the calendar in a prominent place just so I don't forget it is "show & tell" or "bring/wear something orange" day. Maybe you should kindly make a suggestion to the daycare that a calendar would be nice :)
There is a gym .1 miles from our house and I still would prefer to have a treadmill! Sounds crazy, but if L is reading/coloring, I could easily be in the same room with her, working out on the machine. Steve didn't want one either, ha!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

I think he didn’t feel well...I really think that was the reason. It just doesn’t make sense for his whole personality and demeanor to change ...for no reason. I usually do something for A’s sitter on holidays- made her something for Halloween, Thanksgiving, bought her something for xmas and her bday…but Valentines day? I had a cute outfit even planned for Anika, but with all I have going on- I didn’t even realize it was Vday until an hour after I got to work! WHOOPS. Plus, her sitter is super healthy and wouldn’t eat candy …so that leaves out a lot of options for Vday. I hate so many sweets in the past few days…even candy I don’t even like- For example I ate a bag of skittles this morning …I don’t even really like them but Someone gave them to Andrew and he didn’t want them so I mean…I couldn’t just throw them out! I have only used my treadmill at home 10 times in the past 10 months.

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

AND, Yes, get with the times- send emails!! I never read flyers on the wall. Or put paper in his bag.

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

oh and ATE so many sweets not hate :)

jv726 said...

I'm so glad to hear that Cooper is feeling better! That must be such a relief. We have gone through about 3 ear infections in the last month and I am getting her ears rechecked today...I hope they are clear! I hate that she is always sick..its so hard!
As far as the treadmill vs gym; I would go with a treadmill. I belong to a gym that is not that far from home but it is soooo hard to go after Lizzy goes to bed. It would be nice to be able to plop her down with some toys and run a few miles instead of waiting til 630, going to the gym, working out for an hour, coming home, eating dinner, showering and doing all the normal night time stuff on top of that. So yeah...I would love a treadmill :)
I hope C continues feeling good and acting like himself again! :)

Aja said...

What is up with your daycare?? How hard is it to stick a scrap of paper in the child's backpack?? Sheesh.
So glad to hear that Cooper is feeling better!

brooke knight said...

Hmm - the internets ate my first comment....


I would LOVE to have a treadmill at home - not that I have room for one, or can be sure I'd use it enough. But how cool would it be to watch shows and play on the internet whilst walking, at least!?

katie@tulsadetails said...

So glad Cooper is back to his old self! I'd definitely say a gym membership. I would think a treadmill would be like a workout video (albeit, an expensive one). It would be ok for about two weeks and then you would be "meh" with it. Let us know what you decide!