17 December 2008

Ride through the Ringer

I feel as though my life is being forced through a laundry ringer. If you have never experienced this before then you are missing out! Going through the ringer is having your hair popped off first, then your head squished between to wet rollers. Your shoulders, heart, and chest come next, once you are thoroughly squishy your legs get a beating. After said treatment, which some people may call a massage, you feel like crap. Am I being negative...you betcha!

So in the last month my camera broke, Amelia went through a sleeping strike, our dryer reached a peak drying time of 4.5 hours per load, my elliptical machine broke while I was working out on it (hum), the stuffing on our couch is leaking, I learned that the USPS "lost" our portable DVD player on it's way to be repaired, Justin's iPod was misplaced, I feel like crap because I stopped taking my anti-depressant...oh...and we are moving to Sidney, Nebraska. Any questions?

On the bright side...Justin starts his new job on 05 January 2009. I get to move at a slower pace and hope our home sells. I made a really cute shirt for Amelia today. The iPod was found. Our dryer stills dries, even if it is at a snail's pace. We had tithing settlement. Amelia is really cute. Justin and I made the right decision about moving. I will really miss our neighborhood, our family, shopping, and Del Taco. We will stockpile weaponry and ammo like there is no tomorrow. Hey, we get a Cabela's employee pricing. Boo-yah Ford's employee pricing.

Havin' Fun with the Ladies


Amelia had a very fun day! Two good friends came over to play while their Mommy's played elsewhere. Kate came over first and made a beeline for my diaper basket and clung to the bum cream until Amelia showed her the toys. Kate was a delight! She even took a little nap in Amelia's crib (*sigh*) like a good little girl. Amelia and Kate swapped binkies as often as possible and tasted each other's sippy cups. Good thing both girls love Germ-ex. While Kate was supposedly napping, although most likely playing with Amelia's uber cool crib toy, Emma came over to play. She is an independent little thing! She sits on my lap during nursery wanting me to read books. Both girls were really good! No crying or carrying on. Although Amelia threw a couple tantrums as we tried to share her numerous toys. Bubbles were the hit of our morning. Kate must not see many bubbles because she was not too sure what to do. Amelia and Emma taught her the rare art of stomping on and bursting bubbles midair. The little seagulls had a "nack, nack, nack, nack" of popcorn and juice. At lunch time Kate even tried to eat the container and paper! She is a garbage disposal (her mom said it, and I repeat it!). What cute girls. Amelia took a 2.5 hour nap that afternoon.

We spent an hour at James and Miekka's visiting with Courtenay and her niece Lily. She came to admire little Lia and bestow Christmas gifts before she leaves for Oregon. Amelia tried to eat Jake's lunch and play with his toys. Sharing is so hard!