Monthly Archives: October 2007

Moments of Realization

I had one of those this morning. And those of you who have been reading since the beginning may giggle at it. After I had it, I did. But it also scared me a bit.

Last Friday, my therapist and I were working out our next few appointments. She commented that Thanksgiving is not that far away. At the time, it didn’t hit home.

Well it did this morning while I was taking a shower. And this is how the realization started.

Today is Halloween, the end of October.

Which means November starts tomorrow.

Which means Thanksgiving is only a few weeks away.

Which means Christmas is less than a month away from Thanksgiving.

Which means that thirteen days after Christmas is when Cameron is “due”.




I totally freaked out – fortunately it didn’t develop into a panic attack, no tightness in the chest, no shallow breathing – but the realization was well, surreal. Nevermind that I’ve been blogging the pregnancy, going to OB appts, that Cameron’s been kicking up a storm. So yes, I have been “aware” that I am pregnant but it hadn’t hit home until now that delivery is RIGHT around the corner. Wow.

I’m looking forward to having a new baby in the house, really, I am. And so are the girls. Charlotte’s even taken to patting my belly and smiling. I just can’t BELIEVE he’ll be here in two months!

Need to vent – just a smidge –

During a trip to the grocery store this morning, I saw something that really irritated me. I try my darndest not to judge parenting choices of other parents. However; there are some basic care decisions that well, seem obvious.

This morning as I was going into the grocery store, I saw another mother carrying a child (who appeared to be 5 or 6yo) into the store. The child was dressed in a fairy/ballerina costume and had no shoes, leggings, stockings, and was also not wearing a jacket. When I left my home for the grocery store (which is 5min away), it was 35 degrees outside. Granted, the mother wasn’t wearing a coat either so maybe they’re just warm-blooded. But my gut feeling was that this child threw a major fit and refused to put any of the above obviously required clothing on prior to leaving home. And the reason I have that feeling is because I heard this child throw a temper tantrum in the store. And the mother immediately gave into the whims of the child. Yes, I have given in on occasion, sometimes it’s just not worth it, but my children rarely throw fits in public because they KNOW we will go home and they will lose privileges as well as whatever we were there to buy.

It wasn’t so much the behaviour that I found appalling, but the lack of warm clothing on the child. UGH! She should have at least had stockings and shoes on – but barefoot? At 5 or 6? And being carried into a store? Ummmm – NO.

Ok, I’m through Venting. Thanks for reading. I’ll return to the normal inspirational stuff tomorrow, I promise. 😉

Quiet Sunday

Chris is sacked out on the couch, the girls are down for quiet time (well, not for much longer), and I have watched Back to the Future and am now watching There’s Something About Mary.

I wrote an opinion piece today that I plan on submitting to the local paper. I’ll publish it here once I find out if they’re going to or not. It’s pretty funny, actually. I think you’ll enjoy reading it. :-)

Not too much else to report, just a quiet day. OH!

Wait a second!

GEORGIA BEAT FLORIDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 Ok, glad I got that out of my system. I can leave a happy woman now.