Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Losing my mind!

I need to find my groove again.

I am a very methodical person and I like routines.

But being out of routine for 12 weeks definitely takes its tool.

I tried to be organized last night for this morning:
Pump was set for the morning session.
Lunch packed in the fridge.
Oatmeal packet in my purse.
Clothes out.

Everything went very well at home and I was out of the door early...
despite Alena waking to nurse at 4am (thanks, sweetie!).

I was feeling my groove again at work quite easily.
Then I went to pump,
and I realized that I forgot a piece at home!

Thankfully John was off and was willing to bring the piece to me,
because there was NO way that I could wait until I got home.

I never did this after I had Luci...I am really losing my mind!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Back to the Grind

Today marks my last day of maternity leave.
It's bittersweet.

I'm going to miss spending so much time with my girls,
but I am looking forward to having regular adult interaction again.

I am not looking forward to waking at 4am to pump,
but at least I don't have to do it every morning again.

I will also miss having so many lazy days,
but I am in need of a schedule again.

Going back to work this time around is going to be much easier,
and much more appreciated!

Monday, July 11, 2011

One year later...

I haven't posted about my friend Jessica who survived a traumatic event while giving birth to her 3rd daughter in a while.

Well, I am happy to report that she has been home since December, working very hard to walk, talk, and remember.

Her husband threw a big bash at their house this past weekend in celebration of survival 1 year after the trauma.

Jessica stood up and told everyone "thank you, I love you, and I'M BACK!" It was very emotional, but very inspiring.

Congratulations Jess, we are so happy to have you in our lives!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

For Real?

When my sisters and I were young, we danced.

There was a local dance studio and many of our friends and neighbors danced there.

They even had a dance company that was competitive - the head honcho there (Abby)really wanted us to join, but it meant a lot of time and a lot of money. My mom didn't want to commit because we were involved in other activities as well. Abby and my mom got into a fight over my mom's decision, insulting my mom and telling her that she was wasting our talent and that my parents' money would be better spent in her dance studio. Needless to say, we left the dance studio.

Now don't get me wrong, this turned into a very successful dance studio - I have friends who have gone far in the dancing business as a result (ie Rockettes, Broadway, even movies).

We just heard about a new reality show starting next week on Lifetime -
check out this website and watch the video. Here's another website.

Good decision, Mom!

Yes - that is where we danced and that is the lady my mom fought with!

The ironic thing is that I want to start Luci in a dance school and I WAS considering this studio because it's so close to my house - NOT ANYMORE!