Friday, November 21, 2008


I realized Johnathan's first birthday is officially LESS than two weeks away. How did this happen? The time has gone so fast!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

The Escape Artist

So, yesterday I get Johnathan up from his nap and put him in his fenced off section of the living room so I can go make his bottle. For those of you that don't know, whe have a super yard opened to close off a good amount of the living room for him to play in and there is a "window" in the wall between the kitchen and this space so we can see him if we need to make dinner, etc. At any rate, I'm in the kitchen getting his bottle ready when in comes this crawling, giggling little boy. Cute as it was I was horrified and thought, "I'm just such a horrible mother; how could I have not remembered to close off the gate???" A few hours later, Johnathan and I are playing in this same space when, apparently, he'd had enough of Mommy. He crawls right over to the end of the gate, pulls it open and crawls out. Right in front of me! Little stinker! Needless to say, things are being re-configured today.

Friday, November 7, 2008


I like the idea of blogging but am finding I don't know what to blog. When I do write something it tends to be when I'm trying to work things out. I've been that way my whole life; my diaries and journals are full of all the complaints of life and the few happy thoughts are really quite poorly written. I don't think I'm alone in this. I think a lot of people find writing/journaling to be theraputic and probably find the same thing true of their own diaries. So the question remains, can I change this habit? It's not the first time I'll be trying, of course. There is one thing I'd like to point out, though, and that is by venting (whether it be written or oral) I'm not looking for anyone to "fix" things. I'm just venting. Sometimes it feels better to get things out, doesn't it? Sometimes, too, you realize after a vent that the problem you thought existed in the thoughts festering in your head really isn't much of a problem after all; and doesn't that feel better?

Monday, November 3, 2008

Adventures in Motherhood

Johnathan was officially 11 months old yesterday. I just can't believe how quickly the time has gone. It seems like we just brought him home from the hospital. We've had a bit of a rocky road, the two of us. We're still figuring each other out but we've come a long way. He is such an independent little guy; always has been since the day he was born. He likes things done his way and NOW. We're planning his first birthday party and while exciting it's also a little bit sad. In some respects I feel like I've missed so much and that I wish I could have a do-over. Shoulda, woulda, coulda as the saying goes. Of course, that's not possible so I'm instead trying to enjoy life's moments more now and going forward. Sometimes that's easy. Sometimes it's just as hard as day one.