Tuesday, January 15, 2013

- a little of this, a little of that -

Okay, okay...I feel like I have said this a million times in the past 6 months, but once again...I have just been ridiculously busy, and this blog has unfortunately been put on the back burner. So here's a little catch up post for ya!

- My birthday is coming up soon...that's not the exciting part...the exciting part is that I truly thought I was turning a year older than I really am! When I finally realized this weekend,  that I have been aging myself by one extra year, it was like Christmas all over again! ha ha! Kind of like when you wake up on Sunday, thinking it's Monday...and when you realize it's only Sunday it's the BEST feeling in the world, right?

- The sleep situation has not improved at all around our house. Nope, not at all! I guess at this point, we just have to accept it, and wait it out (hmmm, isn't that what we've been doing for the past 8+ months?) We even brought a mattress into our room to let her sleep with us...yeah, she wants none of it. She absolutely REFUSES to sleep in our room. What toddler refuses to even sleep with mom and dad? Follow up post to come on this topic (even though I'm sure you guys are all tired of hearing about it) because I'm at my wits end, and I need to vent, to just get it all out...again.

- I'm dying to re-finish a piece of furniture...weird, I know, but I have read so many blog posts recently about refinishing old furniture purchased on Craigslist. Specifically with DIY chalk paint. I guess step one would be to figure out what I want, and where in the house I would put it. And step two would be to convince my hubby it's a good idea to support this idea! 

- We finally picked a preschool to put Ellie in next school year. This is big for her...she's never been in daycare of any type. I already know I am probably going to bawl like a baby the first week of school...seriously, I'm anxious about it already, and we aren't bringing her until September! I'll try to write up a blog post on how we finally settled on the school we did (if anyone is even interested!)

- I have seasonal allergies...but I feel like they are in reverse. Most people get them in spring, or even summer. Not mine...nope...mine flair up in winter! They are killing me!!

- So after reading all the blog reviews about Diet-to-Go recently, I think we're going to take the plunge and give it a try. Not that Matt and I are trying to lose weight, but we definitely want to start eating healthier. And the meals are perfectly proportioned and are made with all fresh, gourmet ingredients. And, it will also kill two birds with one stone...because we have been talking about trying to get Ellie to bed earlier to see if it will help her sleep problems. But honestly, with Matt and I getting home every night between 6 and 6:30 p.m., and then we have to cook dinner, give her a bath (if it's bath night), spend time with her, and then start the bedtime routine, we find it very, very hard to get her to bed earlier than we currently do. The problem is, bath time is not something that can be cut out, and I absolutely won't give up spending a little bit of time with her. With Matt and I gone all day long, every minute that we can spend with her in the evening is so important to us. The bedtime routine is, of course, mandatory, so cooking dinner is the only thing at this point that we can cut out. By getting food delivered, I won't have to cook, and maybe this will help get her to bed at least 1/2 hour earlier each night. We decided to at least give Diet-to-Go try, because they are having an introductory special offer. I know it will end up being more expensive than me cooking dinner each night, but if getting Ellie to bed earlier helps her sleep...then maybe, just maybe it's worth it?? It's not that we can't afford it, it's just a matter of, is that what we should/want to be spending our money on. I'll be sure to update you and let you know how our trial food is, and if we decide to continue!

It's time for me to fold some laundry while watching some mindless episodes of Big Bang Theory (love that show, hate doing laundry!) And because no post of mine is complete without a picture, here's one for you to enjoy. Shocking that it's a picture of Ellie, right? ha ha!


Paige said...

Oh yeah, I can so relate to a toddler that doesn't sleep. It's so tough! I'd love to hear {read} more about your sleepless nights. Write on!

Carlie said...

I hope the putting her to bed earlier helps!

That is exciting that you decided on a preschool for her! Can't wait to hear how you decided on one!

Andrea {kerubo mama} said...

Hon, I love it when I see a new post from you! You're kinda my fave :) Love the new things you're trying with this diet to go, and that helping Ellie get to bed earlier. You're such great parents, love that you're open to trying new things! I really hope it works for you, and that the little miss will start sleeping better!! We have had a few bad nights with Cruz lately, and I literally talked about you in the middle of the night, saying that I have not been NEARLY sympathetic enough because having a non-sleeping toddler is ROUGH!!! So I'm extra sorry for you with Ellie's sleep issues!! Hurrah for finding a preschool for her, such a big decision! I would love to hear more about it!!
Love ya, dear friend!! xo

Denise said...

hahaha how do you think you're a year older than you really are? Kyson didn't sleep good for an entire year!!!! It was the longest year of my life. He would fall asleep fine but he would wake up 4,5,6 times a night. Every night! We tried everything and nothing worked so we just had to wait it out and now he only wakes up once. Good luck!

Bon Bon said...

Chalk paint! Yes! Do it! I just did a piece last weekend and it was easy peasy:-) xoxo

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