Name that titular reference to pop culture and we might just be able to be friends.
Have I ever mentioned that David uses a different nickname pretty much every time he addresses Lucia and me? It's very obvious that he makes them up on the spot. Sometimes they are really cute and sweet, other times they are...questionable. The other night he asked, "Can you help me move Lady Longtail to her bed?" Still not sure how I feel about that one.
I finally took my sewing machine out of the box. I got it for Christmas...of 2012. I've been wanting to learn to sew since I was a little girl but have felt like I just haven't had the time to devote to learning the basics. Well, no more. I figured it would be helpful for me to have a hobby to keep me busy over the next year or so while we wait to conceive again. I think that women have an innate desire to create and if we are not able to create life, it's helpful to channel that creativity into other areas. I feel like I still have to get several of the "sewing things" (scissors and needles and bobbins and thread and fabric...and...and...) before I can start but it is going to happen soon.
I have a post brewing about the Eminem/Rihanna song "Love the Way You Lie". In many ways, this post is several years in the making and I've started writing it several times, but I've never quite completed it. I've not talked much about it, but I was in a very damaging relationship for years while I was in college, and while it's not something I often talk about, I still sometime notice the scars I carry with me. Years ago, I started a Broken series about damaging relationships. That series has been collecting dust, but I'm feeling ready to finally share my own story.
Fridays are my favorite weekday. Mostly because Laura's Mary Margaret spends the day with us. (Laura's blogging again, so check it.) I've been asking some advice from other moms recently because Lucia is so needy-needy, clingy-clingy all the time and I can't get anything done during the day because I can't be more than an inch and a half away from her at all times. From what I gathered, it's pretty common for firstborns to be this way though, obviously, temperament plays into it a bit. Anyway, when Mary Margaret is here, Lucia is very content
playing with terrorizing her all day and mama gets a little bit of a break. So win-win all around there. It gives me a little taste of what it would be like to have two kids close together in age (as much as 8 hours a week can give you any real indication of anything - I'm fairly certain I get all the benefits and none of the difficulties in those 8 hours) and I have to agree with the many people who have told me that the best way to stop your child from being so dependent is to give them a sibling to play with. Not helpful advice, but seemingly accurate.
Another reason I love Friday is probably the reason most people like Friday - it's almost the weekend! I've heard a lot of people snicker when stay-at-home moms say they like the weekends, because isn't every day a weekend for a stay-at-home mom? Ha ha. Ha ha ha ha. Not quite. Plus, I just miss my husband every second he's at work and summer cannot come soon enough. Every day all day with him sounds like heaven.
I look forward to the weekend even when I don't have any plans, but this weekend is looking to be better than most. Sunday is my birthday and tomorrow David is treating me to a spa day while he watches Lucia and does the taxes. I usually insist that David gets me nothing or next to nothing for my birthday because, even though my love language is gifts, I hate the thought of money being spent on me. But this year I relented. I have a feeling that I'm not going to be thinking about the money spent as my worries are massaged away.
If you are looking for some St. Patrick's Day picture books, here are three we're enjoying right now:
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Speaking of books, I'm hosting an Usborne Book party online. My friend Molly of Molly Makes Do recently became an Usborne consultant and when she asked me about doing the party I couldn't think of a reason why I wouldn't want to share my favorite book company with friends. I really am not exaggerating when I say that I absolutely love Usborne books. Lucia has several, including her favorite ever sticker book (and a little birdie told me she's going to be getting the Easter Sticker book in her Easter basket). If you'd like to join the Facebook event to ask questions, learn more about Usborne, get personalized book recommendations from Molly, and possibly win prizes, you can RSVP here. Or shop my party at the Usborne website here.
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