March 30, 2007

Nothing exciting...

Nothing exciting happened today. I got off work at 11:15 and went to the Chiropractor. My shoulder is tingling. Hopefully the chiropractor will do some good. I ran some errands, went home and picked up the house. J brought Lil'D home and we all ate dinner. It was just lovely family time! We gave Lil'D a bath, fed him and put him to bed. He was so tired. He went up and down the hall at least 2 times tonight and that just wore him out!
J had a soccer game at 9:50 and didn't get home till 11:30. Time for bed!!
-Until tomorrow

March 29, 2007

24.Choose and take vitamins

Yeah, they arrived today!! I just ordered them yesterday. Super fast delivery!! I ordered them from Here are the two I am taking:

Rainbow Light, Just Once, Women's One Multivitamin
Women's One Multivitamin delivers complete, energizing nutritional support designed to balance and protect the female system, with:
Research-Backed Multivitamin Protection - customized to go beyond the minimal support afforded by 100% of the Daily Values to deliver protective potencies.
Iron and key Bone-Supporting Nutrients - such as magnesium, vitamin D, boron and calcium in carbonate and citrate/malate forms to support easy absorption.
Nourishing Women's Botanicals - featuring dong quai, soy isoflavones and red clover, plus high-potency B vitamins, energizing green foods and wholesome vegetable concentrates for overall vitality.
I haven't been very balanced with my diet so I need this stuff!! I hope to balance my diet better here in the near future!


Country Life, Maxi-Hair
This is a dietary supplement that nourishes hair, skin and nails. Ever since I couldn't breast feed anymore, my hair fell out in a couple of places. Hopefully this will help those spots grow faster. I am also a chronic nailbiter. I can't grow my nails out to save my nails. My skin needs help too. Lil'D has been touching my chin and I got 3 breakouts last weekend!

March 28, 2007

Today just flew by...

I am so surprised how today just flew by. I woke up at 5:45am, got myself ready, then got Lil'D ready and fed him his bottle. We left at 6:55am and got to daycare at 7:10. I got to work at 7:30. PJ was back at work today, maybe that is why the day went by a little faster. She made me laugh so hard at myself today I was crying. I called a vendor and was listening to their automated answering options and it said his name. I repeated his name to PJ while I typed in his extension. His last name ends with -burn. When he picked up the phone I said, hi (his name here), this is EllieMae at (my company name here) the last part of my companies name is Expo and I said Expurn. He asked me if I could hold for a second. PJ and I started busting out laughing. I couldn't stop till I was crying. When he came back on the phone I had to apoligize to him and pulled myself together. It was at about 4:00 and I told him I had the four o'clock giggles. Tears were literally coming out of my eyes. Of course, PJ didn't help the matter by mocking me. It was a fun time.
So, I left work at 4:30, picked Lil'D up at 4:50 and got home at 5:10 or so. I had a pot roast that had been in the crockpot all day. It didn't turn out well at all. The recipe called out for only 1/2 cup of water. I put in a cup because it just didn't look like enough, well a cup wasn't even enough. It burned and the meat was really dry. So much for my To die for crockpot roast. I also realized it called for a beef roast and I had a pork roast. Oh well, what do you do?
I rushed and did a quick pick up of the house. We had small group at our house because our small group leader's wife is pregnant and was due yesterday. She still hasn't had the baby.
Everyone arrived at about 7pm. I had to play with Lil'D in his room because I didn't want him to be a distraction during the video. After the video was over I gave him his bottle and he went right to sleep. He literally rolled over and went to sleep as soon as we put him in his bed at 7:45 or so.
-Until tomorrow

84.Finish crocheting Lil'D's blanket with a hood

I started this project when I went home to Texas for New Year's. I finally completed it. Lil'D loves it. He likes to be covered with it every night we lay him down to go night night.
I picked a design that had a hood on it for the Wednesday nights that Auntie E babysits him. When we walk back from their house it is usually a little cool and I wanted the hood to cover his little head in the night air.

March 27, 2007

I'm really tired...

For the past two days I have been really tired. I think my body is fighting off a cold. J has a cold and is all stuffed up. I just hope that Lil'D doesn't get it! I also have not been drinking enough water. It is amazing how just drinking enough water can make you feel so much better. My head has been hurting on and off all day. If I would just take the time to drink enough water I would probably feel better.
PJ, my officemate, has been sick yesterday and today. It has been pretty quiet in my office. Usually we get silly at some point of the day. Sometimes we laugh till we cry. Not that we goof around all day, but we just banter back and forth all day about random things or about what we are working on and sometimes it's just really funny what we come up with. I miss her, it's really super quiet without her.
I have made dinner two nights in a row now. Last night I made a recipe called Chicken Breast Implants. I cut some breasts in half and stuffed them with feta cheese. I coated the chicken with ritz cracker crumbs and then I baked them. They were really good!
Tonight I really didn't cook, but I prepared the marinade last night that the meat sat in until this evening. J grilled it and heated up some real mashed potatoes and gravy that we bought at the grocery store deli. So, I really didn't cook tonight, but I prepared the meat. Counts for something. Tomorrow is crock pot day! I'm making To die for crock pot roast. We will see if it is to die for.
I fed Lil'D while J heated up the potatoes. He sat and ate a cracker so quietly while J and I ate.
We ran to Wal-mart tonight for a few things, gave Lil'D a bath and fed him. I also clipped his nails. They grow so fast. While J holds him and feeds him his bottle, I clip his nails. He just sits there and watches me. After he finishes his bottle, we take him into his room. I lay him in the bed and J turns on his humidifier and music. I kiss him goodnight and give him his pacifier and blanket. J tells him goodnight and turns out the light. We close the door and off to sleepy land he goes!
-Until tomorrow

March 26, 2007

68.Paint and install chair rail in the guest bath

J worked really hard on the bathroom this weekend. It is freshly painted, we put up chair rail and new baseboards!! J also installed new flooring. It really looks great! I will post a before and after photo soon.

March 25, 2007

64.Baby proof the living room & Lil'D's room

It has actually been baby proof for a month or more. I just haven't taken the time to post it.
We bought a gate that blocks off the kitchen/dining room area from the living room. We also have a gate that blocks the hallway if we need it. All the electrical outlets have been taken care of and all the areas with wires are hidden. We use pillows in a lot of places, when he figures out how to move pillows we will have to come up with something else for the wires.

Weekends go by too fast...

This weekend J and I worked on the guest bath. We painted last weekend and this weekend J replaced the flooring. The flooring that was there was hideous. We got a box of peel n stick vinyl on sale at home depot for $17. It looks really great!! Yeah. J did such a great job. He is really tired. He also put up some chair rail molding and new baseboard. My new bathroom looks wonderful!!
I did a few odds and ends like putting pictures on the wall and painting some shelves in other areas of the house. We don't have much more to do and our weekends will be free! I look forward to that time. Time for bed.
-Until tomorrow

March 24, 2007

65.Print out 8x10s for living room, frame & hang

I printed all the photos that I had scanned, framed them and hung them. I will post a picture of this soon.

March 23, 2007

78.Make 3 meals in one week

I finally did it! I made 3 meals this week!! Here is what I made:
Monday: Spagetti
Tuesday: Chinese chicken salad & steamed red potatoes
Friday: Crockpot Roast
Yeah!! Me!
I am finally getting the hang of this cooking thing. It's all about planning and time management

March 21, 2007

Lil'D has a big head...

So I left work today at 3pm, picked Lil'd up and met J at home. We took him to his 9 month wellness checkup. He had to get his Hepititus B shot. He was such a good boy. Although, since he left daycare early and didn't get his afternoon playtime he was so hyper for the 20 minutes we waited for the doctor.
Lil'D weighs: 21 pounds 12 ounces
Lil'D's height: 29 2/4"
Lil'D's head: I can't remember the measurement but his head is in the 95 percentile! HE HAS A BIG NOGGIN!!! :)
The doctor said that he is a perfectly healthy baby boy!!
He also got his toe pricked to check for anemia. Negative.
He didn't even cry when he got his shot. He was so brave. The nurse said that he has a high pain tolerance.
After the doctor's appointment we got everything ready for small group. Tonight we had a potluck so we brought Lil'D. It was a late night for him. He was a little on the delirious side he was so tired. He made it though. I thought for sure that he would try to fall asleep after about 8:30, but he just kept fiddlin' with whatever. He was good though and I enjoyed him being there with us.
Time for bed!
-Until tomorrow

Back on track...

Ok, I have been a little off track for the past week. So...I will resume blogging tonight!! I have posted some new photos at Everything Lil'D. The website is running really slow and I'm not sure why. I also have some items to check off on my 101 list! I will try to get those done tonight!!
I'll post more about my day tonight!
-Until tonight

March 20, 2007

59. Choose fabric, sew curtains and install for kitchen

So, I found these great cafe curtains at Wal-Mart. They are so cute. They are perfect for the kitchen. I had to cut about a foot off of the bottom panels and then hem them all properly. They turned out great! It took me about 2 1/2 hours to cut and hem them all. Here are some photos:
The kitchen window before:

This is the kitchen window after:Yeah...I didn't have to make them from scratch!!

March 18, 2007

41.Charge, load and use my Ipod

I downloaded songs last night and then loaded them into my Ipod on tonight!!! Yeah. It's all charged up and ready to use! I only used up half the memory. I have to download more songs.

March 12, 2007

Baby steps...all the time

I get on a roll, like Sunday evening when I was cleaning like a fein, and today I thought "I'll just go, go, go and finish cleaning tonight." Well it never fails, life happens and gets in the way of my cleaning list. This is what I planned to do:
  • Clean master bathroom from top to bottom
  • Clean guest bathroom from top to bottom
  • Fold all the clothes that were washed on Sunday

Well, needless to say, it didn't happen. I even got off work today at 3:30pm. Let me tell you why it didn't happen...

First, the traffic to get out of the area where I work took 20 minutes. By the time I was well on my way home it was almost 4:00. So, I decided to run by and get Lil'D. He was napping. Pam & I talked for a good 20 minutes and he didn't move. I had to finally talk to him and coax him to wake up. He was hungry of course, he had went to sleep at 1:30. (rough) I gave him his bottle and we finally started home at 4:45. J had to go to his parents house after work because he had to fix the tire on his truck because it had a nail/screw in it. He left as soon as I got home. Lil'D and I went for a walk. We started at 5:15 and got back at 5:45. It sure didn't feel like 30 minutes. It felt like an hour to my legs. I am so out of shape. So after we got back home. I fed Lil'D, he had rice cereal and corn casserole. Yummy. J got home at about 6:20. He made steaks for us for dinner. I played with Lil'D while he grilled them. We all sat down at the table and ate dinner. Lil'D ate Apple Strawberry puffs. Once we got the kitchen all cleaned up we realized we hadn't gotten a birthday present for one of the kids at daycare. Actually, we had to get 2 presents. Big Brianna's 4th birthday is tomorrow, and Connor's 3nd birthday is on Wednesday. I call her big Brianna because there is a little Breeana. What are the odds? Anyway we ran to Target, got presents, got home, fed Lil'D and put him to bed at 8:15. I felt so bad for getting him to bed that late. He is very resilient though. I am probably taking that for granted. I gues 45 minutes isn't so bad. I always try to get him in bed by 7:15 or 7:30. So, Lil'D is finally in bed at 8:15, J tells me about how he has to get up at 4:30 in the morning and leave at 5am. He and his coworker have to drive to Calexico. So, he wants to got to bed at 9:15 or 9:30. I figure it's really too late to start a cleaning project anyway. And I have just been going and going since I got off of work at 3:30. I deserve some brainless, me time! We watched The Apprentice and ate a few girl scout cookies...yum! Now, it's time for bed. See why I didn't get my cleaning done. I'm going to stop setting myself up for feeling so bad when I don't get things done that I want. During the week, it just doesn't work that way. You'd think I know that by now. Tomorrow is going to be the same...J isn't going to get home until 6:30 or 7. Lil'D and I will be playing hard!!!

-Until tomorrow

March 11, 2007

A Wonderful Spring Day!!

Lil'D woke us up at 8am. We got ready for 9:45 church. After church we ran a few errands: bank, grocery store & lunch.When Lil'D went down for a nap, we started the curtain rod project. The last bracket was very frustrating for J. The window frame was in the way. He, as always, made it work.I was super motivated!!! I started cleaning up the dining room. It was just full of this and that everywhere. J had to go to his parents house to take care of a nail in the tire. He waited till Lil'D got up and took him with, so he could get some grandma time.While the boys were gone, I got the entire kitchen, laundry, dining room and part of Lil'D's room cleaned up. J called me at 6:30pm and told me he was on his way home. I started dinner. I made pizza burgers. I put mozzarella cheese on top of a hamburger bun, topped that with browned meat and pizza sauce mixed together, put more Parmesan cheese on top of that, then added pepperonis. Popped it in the oven for 15 minutes. We all sat at the table for the first time as a family!! Lil'D had banana oatmeal. Yummy! We got Lil'D into the tub after that. J gave him his bottle and got him into bed at about 8:15. I cleaned the kitchen and separated all the meat from Costco. I feel like I accomplished alot. That makes me feel really good!!Gotta get to bed, tomorrow morning is going to hurt!!-Until tomorrow

March 10, 2007

Errands, Errands, Errands

Lil'D woke up at 7am this morning. We all got ready and were out and about by 10am. We went by church to help J's Dad put out the easy ups for service tonight. Lil'D got to see his grandma for a bit. J and I went to IKEA and COSTCO.We had to get a curtain rod from Ikea. This is for my kitchen window.At Costco we got diapers, wipes, bulk meat and water. Necessities.When we got home Lil'D took a nice nap. I started getting ready for the movies tonight.Lil'D got to stay with Andrea for the evening. J & I went to dinner with everyone from our small group and then to the movies. We saw Wild Hogs. It was ok. Definitely not worth $10.50. It was a renter. It was a fun night out with friends though.-Until tomorrow

March 9, 2007

Happy Birthday to me

Today is my birthday and it was a wonderful birthday! I got off work at about 12:15. My best friend Chica took me to lunch. We went to El Pescador. I had a calamari sandwiche. YUMMY!
After that I went to Marshall's. I found the purse I wanted! That is what Jeremy wanted to get me. I found some books too.
J had a soccer game tonight at 6:30. My brother called me to wish me a happy birthday. We talked for almost 3 hours. Lil'D was such a good boy. We played with books and cups while I was on the phone. He fell asleep while he drank his bottle. I changed him and put him to bed and continued the phone call with my brother. Earpieces are awesome!! I am so back into being a multi-tasker. We got off the phone at about 8:30. I enjoyed some "me" time reading a book. J got home with Rubio's for dinner! I had a crispy shrimp burrito. It is my favorite. It is also my last one!! Starting Monday my bad eating is OVER! I asked for the time change for my birthday (hee, hee), I am so spoiled, I always get what I want! workout is so on!! I am going to start out walking, then running!! It will be 9 months on Friday. It is so time, to make the time, to get this baby weight off!!
Another year down, I can't believe the age I am. Where did the time go?
-Until tomorrow

March 6, 2007

6. My Grandmother

My Grandmother turns 95 this year in April. She was born in 1912. Isn't that amazing? Lil'D even got to meet his great grandmother! That was such a blessing!

So sorry to slack...

I just had to take a little break from the computer!! I have been blogging like a fein!! I did wonderfully in the month of February, which means it can be done!! I didn't get on the computer all weekend!! Wa-hoo!
I have had a wonderful, wonderful weekend!! On Friday at work, I started taking St. John's Wort. It has changed my mood completely!!!! When I got home I cleaned every corner of Lil'D's room. All of his toys have a place, all of his clothes have hangers or a place in the drawers. There are no bags with clothes that don't fit anymore or don't fit yet. EVERYTHING has a place. Yeah!
This weekend was nice. I did a quick clean through the house. Not everything is clean like it should be...but one step at a time! I even took some time to work on Lil'D's curtains. I really dislike making curtains from scratch!! It's really hard to get them straight. I'd much rather work with a pattern or an existing pair!
Lil'D took a lot of naps this weekend. I am so glad. I really want him to get all better. He has a very nasty cold. His cough sounds horrible. He's a trooper though. He is such a happy little guy to have such a bad cold.
I may take the whole week off from blogging...this Friday is my birthday! I am perpetually 29!!!
-Until tomorrow

March 5, 2007

40.Go a whole day without being on the computer

It must have been all that blogging everyday. This weekend I didn't get on the computer at all! Yeah-me!

March 2, 2007

57.Go through all of Lil'D's clothes and purge things that don't fit

I just kept going and going and going!! His clothes are all sorted! I plan to keep them that way!

March 1, 2007

47. Post to my blog for 1 month straight

I posted every day the month of February! Yeah, me!!