My Baby, In My Dance Shawl


Here’s an adorable video of my little one dancing around in my bellydance hip scarf. I apologize in advance for the fact that I turned the camera sideways. I keep forgetting that I can’t turn it around on the computer for you!!! LOL. But it’s still cute.

Sooooooooo….

It’s Tuesday, I have a messy kitchen and I need to balance the old checkbook.

I’ll consider myself incredible if I muster up the energy or motivation to do both today.

Let’s see what else.

Princess is grounded.  Long story, don’t feel like telling it. 

Princess broke her finger yesterday in gym.  Not related to being grounded.

I’m back up to 185 lbs. 

We’re $100 in the negative in our bank account, $60 of which are NSF fees for the $40 into the red that our bank account went.  But at least the items were paid. But I had worked hard to get us to where this wasn’t happening.  I think Hubby and I need separate accounts.

Lola is doing great, talking more and more every day.  One of the child milestones book I have says she should have a vocabulary of 50 words by her age.  I’d say she has 6 times that amount, at least.  She has been testing and throwing tantrums, etc., but I’m handling it.

My husband and I haven’t made love in at least 3 weeks.  We’ve been staying up too late doing stupid things and by the time we go to bed, we’re too tired.  This has to change.  Last night, we were spooning for hours and I think we both wanted to make love, but neither of us had the energy to take it the next step.  And I seriously felt so attracted to him yesterday, he looked so handsome and I wanted him so badly.  I bet if I had just made some move to take it a step further, we’d have been moving past the exhaustion and makin’ sweet luuuvvv…but tonight I intend that it will happen. I plan on dressing to seduce…

It’s supposed to be 80 degrees here today.  And it’s sunny.  I am very grumpy (been without my meds for 5 days, only just got my prescription last night, thanks to my mom sending me some money), and I think I need to get leveled out on the meds and I’ll feel better.  Until then, I’m thinking some sunlight will increase my wellbeing.  So I should get off here and get my kitchen clean and take my little one out to scamper around.

There’s a lot more but I can’t seem to unlock the floodgates to tell you about it.

CG

Can’t Believe I Got This On Camera!

Current mood: happy

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I thought for sure Callie would pop her head up off the baby before I got the shot.  I actually got 3 shots in and she never lifted her head.  She did open her eyes but just so you know she was sleeping in that position on top of the baby.  Too cute!

Liz

Dolla Dolla Bill Ya’ll

We are so broke right now it isn’t even funny.  We overspent this last week by going to King’s Island, and I allowed us to spend more than I had budgeted, plus I just sat down and paid off a couple of things without letting myself think about our needs for the next 2 weeks.  But it is good that we paid those 2 things off, and I am totally happy with our weekend in Cincinnati, I am glad we went, I just wish I had been more conscious of our expenditures. 

Anyway, there’s food in the fridge and gas in the car, so I think we’ll be ok, we hav e aweek and a day until payday.  We constantly struggle over here, it’s just not something we’re used to to have this much time left until the next paycheck and the money has run out.  It really bums me out, no matter how hard we try, we are always living week to week, and I really don’t want to leave Lola yet and go back to working. 

We are just going to have to be even more thrifty than we are.  By July things should be a little bit better, because we’re going to be changing life insurance and that will cut down quite a bit every month.  We are currently using whole life insurance, and we are going to be switching to term life.  We are also probably going to cancel our satellite TV subscription.  We only watch Elmo and etc., on DVD and I am hoping to keep Princess knee-deep in her books this summer.  When she had those Warriors Books to read she didn’t turn on a TV for almost 3 months.  So I need to get her some more of those books in that series.  I’m hoping to keep them outside a lot too.  They both need to exercise and have some outdoor time.  So does Mommy.

I need to really make a menu plan that I can use to save us more grocery money.  We use a lot of prepackaged foods that I could buy in large packages and break down; there are things we don’t really need in this house that we buy regularly (soda being one of the main ones). 

I guess I will spend some time today thinking of ways we can cut down our expenses.

Talk atcha later.

CG

Another Photo Parade

Current mood: contentI wanted to do another photo parade.  I know what you’re thinking… You’re thinking, Oh boy, like we need another of these!  I can’t help it!  My kids are just so cute!

These are from our trip to the park yesterday!

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THE BIG SLIDE!!!  Went up and slid down with NO FEAR!

And these are pictures from our trip to King’s Island last weekend…

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And here are some miscellaneous pictures from my camera phone.  Some of them I might have put on here before, but can’t remember and can’t be bothered to go and check!!

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Teaching my baby to be a tree-hugging dirt worshipper, just like Mommy!

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Lola under Glass!

OK, I’m done for now.

Take care!

Currently listening :
Motown Legends: Cruisin’/Being With You
By Smokey Robinson
Release date: By 23 May, 1995