I’m finding it very hard to motivate myself to come up with content to write about after our vacation.  I wasn’t motivated during our vacation so I gave myself a couple of days off.  Now I’m having an even harder time getting back into the swing of things.  Add to that my baby who’s on the move, a very busy work schedule, and the holiday seasons and what you have is me, staring at my computer screen for 20 minutes at a time, typing out a sentence and then deleting it again.  I’m sure that I’ll get back in the swing of things, but for now you get this wicked boring brain dump. Sorry.


A couple of months ago, in efforts to save a few dollars we decided to cut back on the TV, internet, and phone service.  We cancelled the phone service, removed the excess channels, and downgraded our internet.  We saved about $50 a month but my blood pressure has been going up ever since.  Do you know how difficult it is for me to fit my uploads and downloads within 1.5 mbps?


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Did you know that my high school reunion has the ability to bring me back to a blubbering teenager?  I have no idea how it happened but my usual outgoing, easy going, and put together self sounded more like this, “I…uh…I…hi….oh…you know my name?  Did you know I have a baby?”  Talk about awkward.  Perhaps keeping my drinking to a minimum at the event was a bad idea.


Facebook has a way of taking the thrill of a high reunion out.  The non-awkward conversations sounded like this “oh, I saw that you got married on Facebook and how was that trip you just took? What else have you been up to?”  “Well, that’s it.” “Great….” Followed by, you guessed it, more awkwardness.


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Until this year, I’ve always had my stuff together for Christmas – the big presents were usually purchased online on Black Friday or Cyber Monday.  This time?  Not so much.  Although, I must say that we did purchase our big gift (I’ll let you know what it is later!) and Jon’s mom’s birthday gift early.  Well, I guess 2/5 gazillion isn’t so bad?


I really need to start writing down the small but very significant moments of P’s life.  Peanut giving me open mouthed kisses and slobbering all over my cheek.  Peanut standing all on her own while looking at Tupperware, realizing that she is actually standing and jumping forward into my arms.  Peanut grabbing on to me and burying her face in the crook of my neck.  Peanut clapping every single time that she thinks she accomplished something, like putting the round peg in the round hole.


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  1. Buried faces in the crooks of necks is absolutely the thing I’m the most scared that he’ll grow out of. So adorable and sweet.

  2. Love these pictures!!! That last one! WOW!

    I don’t do the HS reunion crap. I didn’t like my classmates then and I don’t like them now. The few that I do like are on FB and we keep up that way.

    Did you go to a small school? My graduating class was 79.

    I’ve had a hard time blogging recently too. I just don’t feel like I have much to say. Winter drains my creativity!

  3. I went to my reunion this week as well. And like you said, for some people who were there that I am friends with on FB it was “oh so I saw on FB you bought a house”. But it was kind of nice to see other people who I am not friends with on FB. We may not have been friends in high school but it was still nice to say Hi to some of them.

    And since yesterday I had an unexpected day off, I took it was an oppertunity to be uber-productive and finished about 90% of my shopping minus stocking stuffers.

  4. we had our reunion during the holiday break as well. i chose not to go for many reasons – facebook being a huge one. i’m basically facebook friends with my entire graduating class. i know who’s still here and who’s moved away — who’s gotten married, had kids, traveled the world — and who’s done absolutely nothing in the past ten years. our class president started a facebook group to initiate the reunion planning process and i was the one that added over 200 people to the group. i found myself really eager and happy to help plan things, but when it came down to it, i didn’t want to actually go. they chose the night before thanksgiving, which was hard for most. of the 300+ in our graduating class, i think only about 40 people ended up going. also, i’m still somewhat bitter that i wasn’t elected the class treasurer (though i was the senior prom queen and the yearbook editor, but thats neither here nor there) the girl we did elect to be the treasurer was nowhere to be found. the president and secretary basically organized a bar gathering, and i was all set with that! class reunions, as you said, are basically useless now thanks to facebook!

  5. I’m glad you had a few days off and to yourself. But, you have the best blog I know of, so I’m sure that you’ll get back in the swing of things shortly enough. I have to say I’m with you on being stressed about Holiday shopping.

    Btw, doing a glimpse series, hope you can check it out!

  6. I went to my reunion a few years ago and must agree with you that HS reunions can be very awkward. Oh how I wish I could say I was done shopping but glad Im not the only one that doesnt have all her shopping done but hopefully soon we will both have it all finalized!

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