Saturday, March 28, 2009

School and a Video

I'm really trying to pass my Stats class this semester without failing my Design class and it's not working. I'm currently NOT passing the Statistics class but I am betting a B in Design. Seriously, I just need the dumb Stats class to get my AS degree. Why can't I put the effort into passing this damn class? I do everything I can to avoid it and this sucks. Now I'm sick, the car is having major issues, and I'm just trying to keep my head above water with everything.

Noah's taken to exploring lately. Places he didn't care a fig about before now are now places to get into mischief. It was hilarious but a little scary because it's the only room not child proofed. I was working while he decided to do this:

video

I was terrified he drank some of the mouthwash bottle as it was actually 1/4 full. So I had to smell his breath and I worried for a while, but he just poured it down the sink. Also, that doorknob cover works better if the door is shut all the way, & now I keep the mouthwash cap on all the way! Please ignore the freecycle stuff in the hallway! I love spring cleaning!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Feeling Spring?

I can tell it's almost spring. I feel the urge to leave the house more often and the snow is gone that I can tell. So I've gotten busy with cleaning the house, sorting the clothes as the weather gets warmer, getting rid of the stuff that I can't or won't wear, and thinking of ways to get out of the house to socialize. Even if it's socializing with others online. Seriously, I withdraw completely in the winter and by February, I'm a hermit with a kid.

So today, I started catching up on my social networks like iheartsingleparents, added some friends, joined some communities, started another meetup to swap some books, and started checking out the park district for spring activities. I need to get out of the house! I need to go do fun things! I need to start thinking about dating cute guys. Woo Hoo! I just wish I'd been this motivated to work over the winter!

Friday, March 6, 2009

Focus!

I have to focus! The plague has almost left the building and I HAVE to focus.

To do list for this weekend. So exciting I know.

  • Menu making/grocery shopping
  • Paid blogging project
  • Design homework project & quiz
  • Personal design project
  • Work on blog design for friend (this has been on there a while *ahem*)
  • Fix my personal website! I broke it...not anything new there. LOL
  • Work Sunday afternoon/night
I had to recommit to not allowing distractions into my work space as well. I'd been letting things pull me away from what I was doing and it was affecting my income. I noticed a huge difference in just the last two days from where I was to what I'm doing now. I just need to stay focused and I'll be okay. Focus and time.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Poor Sick Baby

My poor sick bubbula! Tonight we're sleeping in the living room on the couches. You on Diego and me on the loveseat that's just thiiiiiiis much too short to be comfortable. What ever it takes to make sure you are comfortable and that any potential puking is done off the beds. Thank goodness for tissues with lotion. It seems like we just got done getting sick and here we go again. *sighs*

This Chicago weather is really doing a number on us both lately kiddo. I barely feel like getting up in the morning or even moving off the couch, and now the sickness strikes again. My joints are screaming at me lately with the cold then warm then cold again. Waking up and finding snow, even just a little, just depresses me more than you know. I start looking for places to live that are warmer, less humid, with mountains, but not too hot this time. I'm just tired of the sickness, and the snow, and the cold. I hate it!

Ok, it's going to be a long day tomorrow bub with work, and a sickness, and being awake at 2:00am isn't helping. Love you kiddo, feel better.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Slacker

I'm avoiding homework again. I designed a really nice background for another blog and now I want to keep doing it. I don't want to do Statistics homework. That 30% made me feel like, why bother. I hate that I get like that! Even my design homework I feel like isn't keeping my attention.

Work is burning me out for a check that makes me laugh and seriously think about finding a new job or figuring out how to supplement until it comes back up. I'm not sure if it's me and the distractions here, or a lack of work coming in for everyone they've hired lately. We'll see in about two months, we'll see.

Noah is getting better. I may survive the toddler years yet. I noticed he's listening better and being nicer and just understanding and verbalizing things he couldn't before. Seriously, I hate repeating myself and it's a HUGE pet peeve. Having a toddler who doesn't listen is a real test of my sanity at times. Then, just as I thought I couldn't stand one more day of the child not following directions, and telling him to 'clean up clean up' for the 5 zillionth time, it got better. I made a conscious effort as well to change, so when I feel anxious and stressed about saying to come here, come HERE, COME HERE DARN IT, to stop and redirect him or give him a new option. Then I'm not mad that he's not listening because it's a new request and we go back to the the old one after. When it's an immediate need like walking down the stairs with our feet, not our butt, then the 1, 2, 3 timeout is instituted. Lately, I get to 2 and he runs before 3. I've been hearing NO a little more often, so we have kinks to work out. I instituted a better bedtime routine, and adjusted my work schedule a little for better focus on him and his needs as well. So far so good, except for a few incidents like the dribbling of the milk out of his mouth when he's lying down! That one is going to kill me, I swear it is. First, milk is NOT cheap and he's wasting it. Then there's the milk mess on the pillows and his Diego couch. Lastly, the milk in his hair and clothing which are soaked by the time I catch him. He's sneaky about it and it bites my butt every time. Remembering he won't be 2.5 forever. Phew! I've actually started searching out preschools for fall!

I'm just so tired. I want to DO so many things and I just can't get them all in. I don't know how and then everything suffers. I run two meetup groups now (with help in one thank god), 1/2 time school, and 50 hours a week of work. That obviously does not include family events, friend time, or child/parent time. How do I jam in what I want to do with what I need to do? My poor Outlook is on overload. I am the poster child for Calgon taking me away...but then I'd have to clean my tub first!

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