Thursday, May 27, 2010

Oh well

I do try to post more often but I have a lot on my mind these days and not a lot of brain power to deal with it all. Madi is still going to bed at 1am but she usually lets me sleep until Pedro comes in at 8am badgering me to wake up. :P

Also, I swear that my camera is eating my pictures because I swear that I had a cute one of Madi sitting up in her crib.... She is so funny. She is really good at putting her binky in her mouth. Lily never managed it. But I'll put Madi in her crib and walk back in to discover that she's found a binky, put it in her mouth and she's playing with a toy. She's very good at taking care of herself now. What a DELIGHT. This is the time of childhood I really like; they start exploring more, are more fun to be with, AND can do more things for themselves. I think I'll just leave her a stack of diapers next to her crib...

And how funny are Madi's eyes? One is blue and one is just not quite sure what to do. She smiled when she saw this picture. I'm glad that I'm able to raise my girls to have good (if not great) self-esteem. As someone dealing with her own struggles, having a dependable sense of self-worth can make life a lot easier. :)

And HOW cute is THIS???

Monday, May 17, 2010


I weighed Madi yesterday and she was 17 pounds on the nose. She's only gained a very small amount of weight since her 6 month doctor's visit. She's active and she's grown a lot so I guess it's not THAT surprising. But I want to turn her car seat around and kids have to be one year old and twenty pounds so... Operative Fatten Madi has begun. I got her some whole fat milk yesterday. Hey, I get like six inches of legroom back!

Did I already mention that Madi can almost crawl? I can't remember. She can also easily sit up on her own. whew Crawling is still elusive. :) Probably good considering how dirty the floor is. ha! I guess I could just put mop heads on her knees. :) It's funny now when I wake up and look at her crib and see her sitting up and peering at me. :)

Yeah, I've been getting her to sleep on her own. It's just easier on me because I don't worry about where she's traveling to in her sleep. And she does travel. I still need to get a binky out from under the bed. She stuck her head through the headboard and spat out her binky. The small thud woke me up. Nothing bad happened but she could easily fit between the wall and the headboard so....

Oh geez. I'm listening to the rain and I could just so easily go to sleep. Sigh. I just have to remind myself that I will be able to nap in the future. :)

Saturday, May 15, 2010


Lily was watching the Allosaurus movie for the 3rd time yesterday, when I walked in and asked her what kind of dinosaur the allosaurus was chasing.

She said:


She kills me.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Oh dear

Lily: I'm afraid of storms. My heart is beating fast. It's hurting my boobie.


Lily: I like the pizza man. I was naked and he laughed at me. ha!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Baby Burritos

Madilyn has turned a corner. Not literally. There's a certain self awareness about her now. I like this stage. She's getting into a crawling position more and more. She doesn't get anywhere after that, but hey, it's a start. :) So anyway, it's late at night and I have more stuff to do before bed so; pictures.

Madi has started rolling herself up in blankets. She does this A LOT. And no, I'm not kidding. She does all of this herself.

Lily, the ham.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


So, here's what's going on. Try to keep up. I'm not working at the moment and I'm glad because it was kind of hairy trying to getting any time to relax or do anything. But I'm worried about keeping up my skills so that I can work in a year or two. I decided that practicing on friends and family would be a good way to keep up with things. So then I discovered, these things for facials are expensive, beds, products, etc. I wonder if I could write them off if I had a business? And what if I did a facial on someone and they had a reaction and sued me? I'd need insurance too. Unsure of what to do next, I called a lawyer who answered a lot of my questions but gave me some homework too. A business is a great way to protect myself from indemnity (if someone sues me they can only get the assets from the business - a massage table and some products! instead of my house) and after calling the home owner's association, I'm allowed to have a business in my home as long as no one can tell from the outside. AWESOME!

It's not too expensive to get started. Now I'm stuck with just a few more things to iron out, like what to call myself. No rude suggestions, please.

And if I decide in a few years, to work out of a spa or salon, then having my own business will look good on my résumé! It's not going to happen too soon but at least things are moving in the right direction. :)

It took so much courage for me to make that phone call - I can't even describe it. But I was so tired of sitting around wondering and ruminating. Knowledge is power!

Oh and in the future I might have to take a full-time job for insurance but I can always do my skincare thing on the side. So having my own business is an awesome idea!!!

** Also, I don't think I missed out on anything, do you? I thought about this upside down and inside out for months. **