Thursday, January 31, 2008

Shrimp in the bed

Valerie is on this kick where she doesn't want to sleep by herself. Usually our night goes something like this: I lay down with her, read a story, say prayers, and stay until she falls asleep. Often I fall asleep and get up a few ours later and stumble to our bed. Around the same time most nights, usually 3am, I hear "mommy! where are you! Mommy... please come lay down!" Sometimes she'll go back to sleep, sometimes I have no choice but to lay with her.

A few nights ago, I answered my 3am call and crawled in her bed. About 5am I was awakend by this:
Val: "I Scared! Momma I scared!"
Me: "What's the matter?"
Val: "I don't like shrimp."
Me: "Mmmhmmm... ok."
Val: "there's shrimp in the bed!"
Me: "Oh ok.. throw them on the floor." as I throw "shrimp" on the floor.
Val: "No momma, they're over here!" points to the other side of the bed.
Me: "Ok... throw those on the floor. No more shrimp... go back to sleep."

I really would like to know what she was dreaming about, lol ! And every night since then, she tells me there's shrimp in her bed. What an imagination!!

Monday, January 28, 2008

I don't know how I'm EVER going to lose any weight if I can't spend a decent amount of time at the gym. Veronica has been crying almost every day. More than half the time, I have been giving up and leaving. It doesn't help that there is a new babysitter. The other girl was awesome, but for some reason they replaced her while she was on vacation!!! How crappy... Now there's this very unfriendly "manly" woman watching the kids. She is not a people person. She barely speaks. She told me she was not good with kids, so WHY is she babysitting?? I was so annoyed today though. I had 2 more rounds on my circuit to do. The girl who works at the front desk pops her head in the ladies gym, "hey, she's screaming.." No shit! I'm 5 feet away... I can hear her. So, of course I felt like I had to forgo my workout to go to the playroom. Roni cries.... that's nothing new. Deal with it for 15 minutes -- it's your job?! I have a feeling the new sitter said something to the other girl ... NO ONE HAS ever found me to tell me she was crying before. At least the other girl would try to calm Roni down. This new one is not kid friendly and has no idea what to do. I need my time at the gym!!!!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

blah day

Ooooooooooh how I loathe freezing cold rainy days. It was pouring this morning, so I skipped the gym. That means I was inside all day long with the two kiddos. Every single day Valerie asks, "where you going with me today?" Well today we couldn't go anywhere. Every single thing was a huge ordeal! Val cried over every little thing like it was the end of the world. Then in between tears she'd sob, "momma make me happy!" Boredom no doubt, but geeeez! I think it's supposed to rain some tomorrow too. *sigh* It had better clear up this weekend though ~~ Mardi Gras Parades are a rolin'!!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

I don't know if it's just me in my "old age" or what.... but I am finding more and more I have zero tolerance for stupidity.

So yeah....stupid people annoy me to no end.

That's all for today.

Saturday, January 19, 2008


Still working on my New Year's goal to de-clutter. I spent a couple hours this morning sorting through clothes. GOOD LORD I have about 35 t-shirts. WHO needs that many?? So a bunch of them have got to go. But.. UGH... I have GOT TO DO SOMETHING about all this extra weight. I know it's normal after having babies, but it's so depressing going through old clothes. My fav jeans, fav dress pants, even cute shirts are impossible to even think about wearing. (yes, I'm getting rid of the things that are waaaay too small.) I guess the good news is a few things actually "fit" but not comfortably and some are very close to fitting. (keepers!!LOL!) That's an improvement at least. I just don't know what else to do. On a normal basis, I don't eat bad. We have zero junk food in the house. ZERO. I did South Beach forever and a day, and lost no weight. I KILL myself at the gym 4 mornings a week (or at at least when the kids cooperate.) I'm doing the right things, but the weight is coming off oh so very slowly. UGH. Veronica is about to be 11 months old!! I've been working out faithfully since May/June!! You would think that by now, after all these months, something would have made a difference. So frustrated ....

On another note... WHY do I feel the need to keep things like my prom dress?? It's horribly 80's... mint green, big chest bow and all. But I can't bear the thought of tossing it in the garage sale stuff to sell for pennies. It's priceless to me...

Thursday, January 17, 2008


Sometimes I wonder if there's something "wrong" with Veronica. I know, I know... it's much too early to know. I shouldn't compare her to Valerie because all babies develop differently. She just seems so far behind. Just now she is starting to do things that Valerie did at 8-9 months old. She was so late rolling. She's very late crawling, and is just now starting to stand in her crib. Valerie was late also, but she was a very early talker. Roni's fussiness, neediness, and her being so particular don't ease my thoughts any. When she's happy and having a good day, she seems perfectly fine. She babbles "mama" and "dada." She started saying"duck" (but it sounds more like "du.") I guess it's in a Mother's nature to worry, and we always imagine the worst. I know that chances are she's fine and it's all part of her personality, attitude, etc.. I hope.


Valerie has been doing some pretty funny stuff lately. Just about every morning, the first thing she asks is, "where you going with me today?" She is definitely not a homebody! (I found a daycare/preschool for her and I'm going to enroll her part time. I just need to get up the nerve! lol!) She's been saying "you all" and I have NO IDEA where she got that from, as we say "y'all!" The other morning she called me into her room. "momma, c'mere!" So I went in and said good morning! Val had her face buried in her pillow with her arm up in the hair holding her rabbit. "Say HI to Periwinkle!" she said. LOL! I've started giving her to the count of three to cooperate. And she says "no momma, uno dos thres!" It's so funny, but I'm trying to convey that I'm SERIOUS but it's so hard not to laugh!! She's been playing "wedding" and announcing she's getting married. A couple of times people have asked her name. Val's reply? "baby cat." LOL!! I'm Momma Cat. She's Baby Cat. Clint is Daddy Cat. Funny funny.... such a wonderful imagination.


*yawn* So tired today. I got no sleep last night due to being out late and kids not sleeping. Last night was mom's night out -- dinner at Flannagan's. Nice place, good food. Of course the diet went out the window once I got there, but oh well. I'll go to the gym next week. I think our waitress was a bit frazzled by our large group. She took some appetizer orders, vanished, came back took a few more, vanished.... I wanted a salad for an appetizer, but I didn't get to order it until we were ordering entrees because she passed me by. Still, it was a good night. It's always great to get out and take off the Mommy Hat for a little while!!

THIS is what we're famous for....

This has made national "news." I don't know whether to laugh or cry...

Thursday, January 10, 2008

1990 ....

To me... from me....

I think I know what I am getting (myself) for my Valentine's / Anniversary gift!!!

Sunday, January 06, 2008

friend or foe

Okay... couple of times now in recent days somebody has searched "melliemelo + blogspot"to find me . Care to out yourself? Just curious who is looking for me... obviously somebody I "know!"

Friday, January 04, 2008

Why do people give age inappropriate gifts??? Somebody gave Valerie a "toy" that says on the box "THIS IS NOT A TOY". Ages 8+. Eight. Valerie is three. The giver has very small children, so I just don't get it. I could understand an age four or even age five toy... but eight?

Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Happy 2008 !! What a LONG day!!

Happy New Year from my new computer! It's a Vostro 1500, 120 gig hard drive, 2 gig ram, DVD burner... sweet. Now if only my husband would have thought ahead and told me about it when we opened gifts. The holidays would have gone much nicer.


We had a great day yesterday. The weather was going to be nice, so we decided to take the girls to the Audubon Zoo. I checked the website to make sure they were open, and they were having a "Noon" Year's Eve party. It was SO fun! Entertainment, free stuff, music, etc... At 12:00 noon they did a countdown and a toast with apple juice. Neat, since most kids miss the real party since they are asleep. Valerie loved walking around looking at all the animals.

On our way home, my cell rang and it was a friend I hadn't talked to in a couple years (Cherie!!) She and her husband had 2 extra tickets to a party at a bar. We already had plans to attend another party, but we knew that the chance to go "out" wouldn't come along again in a great while. We decided to do both, IF my parents would babysit. I called my mom, and she promptly told me no. I was a bit surprised, since we NEVER ask them to babysit while we go out with friends. And we were only talking about 3 hours... The bar we wanted to go to was just a few blocks from their house, so it's not like we would be far if they needed us to come back. I called Cherie, told her we couldn't go. Then my mom calls and says "maybe". She had to ask my dad. *rolleyes* So anyway, they ended up agreeing finally and we ended up being able to go!

We went by Jeff and Angel's party for about an hour and then headed to Morgan City. Poor Veroinca cried and cried. She screamed almost all the way to my mom's. All the fireworks didn't help. I had to climb in the backseat and squeeze between two car seats to try and calm her down. *sigh* The day was too much for her I think and she was exhausted. We got the kids settled at my mom's and went OUT. With NO kids! To a BAR for the first time in.... 4-5 years?? LOL! It was such a fun night. It wasn't overly crowded and the smoke wasn't that bad. It was nice seeing Cherie and Jimmy after so long. They gave free champagne (nasty nasty stuff!), free shots, t shirts, and a breakfast buffet at midnight. We were at my mom's to pick up Veronica by 12:20. She was surprisingly good overall, considering how much she cried earlier. We decided to just let Valerie sleep since she loves being over there anyway. And we had to drive back to Morgan City this morning for New Year's dinner and to get her.

Whew. What a busy couple of days. I'm tired. With the day trip and getting the kids and ourselves ready for the evening, we were non-stop! I think that is the most we have done in a single day in a long, long while. It was fun though.

Happy 2008 y'all!!