Friday, October 12, 2007

Back to Reality

Well, I'm headed back to work this afternoon. I am actually very excited. I love my job and I am fortunate to work with a great group of people. Mark will do great taking care of all the kiddos while I'm at work.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Mismatched Shoes

So, I'm pretty sure I wore two different pairs of black shoes when I picked Olivia up from school yesterday. I always park and walk up to the door where she comes out of the building. There are always lots of other people around.

I only realized this when I went to leave for a meeting last night and I put the shoes on which were sitting side by side. They were two different shoes. I went to find the "other pair" and sure enough, there they were. At least they were both black.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Just In Case You Need a Good Cry

This is a poem I received when I took a *gasp* parenting class!

Before I was a Mom......

I made and ate hot meals.
I had unstained clothing.
I had quiet conversations on the phone.

Before I was a Mom
I slept as late as I wanted
And never worried about how late I got into bed.
I brushed my hair and my teeth everyday.

Before I was Mom
I cleaned my house each day.
I never tripped over toys or forgot words to lullabies.

Before I was a Mom
I didn't worry whether or not my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom
I had never been puked on
Pooped on
Spit on
Chewed on
Peed on
Or pinched by tiny fingers

Before I was a Mom I had complete control of:
My thoughts
My body
And my mind.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom
I never held down a screaming child
so that doctors could do tests or give shots.

I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom
I never held a sleeping baby just because I didn't want to put it down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom
I didn't know the feeling of having my heart outside my body.
I didn't know how special it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond between a Mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small could make me feel so

Before I was a Mom
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
Every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay
I had never known the warmth
The joy
The love
The heartache
The wonder
Or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much -
Before I was a Mom.

Monday, October 1, 2007

Anyone Seen My Vacuum Attachment?

I really could have used it to vacuum out the car this morning or the stairs last night! I'm also missing one of the extensions that goes with it. Let me know if you see it in the big black hole with my favorite lipstick. Maybe my Dad's hearing aid is there too?

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