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Football Crazy?

4 Nov

Tonight B and I have been swapping channels between two shows. The Virginia Tech football game (yes we are Hokie fans) and Top 100 NFL’s Greatest Players. I was never a huge fan of football. I was a cheerleader when I was too little to know what I was really doing 😉 and then I was taking pictures for the school newspaper at the games in high school. The most that I knew about football was all the football players at our school were complete jerks and that super bowl always ended up on or really close to my birthday. Sometime in highschool when the Super Bowl Party at Seaford Baptist Church became a huge hit is when I started actually paying attention. There would be hundreds of people gathered in a huge gym on a seriously large projector screen and the kitchen filled with snacks and drinks no one could ever seem to finish off. It was a bring your own chair and that was seriously my favorite part of it. Just imagine hundreds of different people with hundreds of different kinds of chairs (people even brought lazy-boys and couches) and blankets and galore. I would get my group of high school friends together and we would go eat, giggle, watch the commercials, and laugh at the guys who stood up and screamed defeat or praise during the game! I think to be exact it was my sophomore or junior year that I fell in love with Troy Polamalu. Something about the way he did somersaults in the air and came out of no where with all those interceptions that caught my attention. My jaw dropped and I was completely astonished at the way this man moved. I guess I was so used to guys running back and for catching, throwing, tackling, falling, and the random touchdown that when I saw Polamalu move through the air I was hooked. I didn’t know what he was doing, how he did it, or really much of the purpose but he got me interested.

I have slowly throughout the years been taught and picked up on things here and there and I know the basics (not all of them but most of them) and each year I am asking B twenty-one more questions and getting better but my love for Polamalu will never change. B bought me a Polamalu jersey which is a huge surprise because he is a die-hard Redskins fan and that I must say is Love. So as I sit here and watch the list of Top 100 football players and I only know a handful mostly the ones that have played the past few years and Joe Montana because my Aunt was obsessed with him 🙂 I love her.

So all of you die-hard football lovers can mock me and make fun of me all you want for being completely clueless but I am standing true to my man. I LOVE YOU TROY! Go Steelers 😉

Love Always,

J

Don’t Judge Me!

4 Nov

“As much as you want to take care of your child, you can’t unless you take care of yourself too.” My mother likes to say this to me a lot and she’s right. When E was first-born I tended to go overboard sometimes and give up everything, eating, resting, showering, cleaning, just to give E what she needs and I thought I was doing exactly what I was supposed to. Little did I know I was making myself sick and hurting my relationship with B. I was so exhausted and moody from lack of sleep and nutrition that I took a lot of it out on him and. So who is to say when you take care of yourself and when you take care of your child? Now that E is old enough to entertain herself for an hour at a time (sometimes less) I get that time to take care of me and I have figured out sneaky ways to get some me time in there 😉 I shower when she naps or before she gets up in the morning, I make easy finger foods for E to eat so I can eat at the same time. I do the chores that I can do while she’s awake and the ones I can’t while she’s asleep. But most of all, when B gets home from work I use that time to sit next to him and just relax. We watch E play with her toys and bring us books to read to her until it’s time for dinner. We all eat together and B helps me feed her so we can all eat a hot meal. By the time that’s all over E is usually at her down time and starting to do a lot less moving around and a lot more laying on the floor until bed time 😛 It took us an entire year to get where we are today. All healthy, happy, and a lot less cranky 😉

It’s different for every mother, father, and child but when it all works out it’s an amazing feeling. So new parents out there don’t give up hope!! One day you’ll be on a full nights sleep, freshly showered, eating a hot freshly cooked breakfast, and laughing at the fact that your child thinks climbing into the bucket of toys is exactly how you are supposed play with them!!

Love Always,

J

The Perfect Plan

4 Nov

Okay! I did exactly what I planned, minus the laying in bed and reading stuff on my cell phone 😛  That is going to be a habit I am going to have to slowly kick.. but ANYWAYS! I got up made the bed, got E ready, gave her a breakfast she could eat on her own, made hot chocolate, ate some breakfast myself, and picked up a few things around the house! It looks like E has no intention of taking a nap so I think I will keep doing some chores until the afternoon nap. It’s been a great morning though. E seems to be getting the vibe too and  has been in a pleasant mood so far. The only breakdown we seem to be consistently having is she doesn’t like getting her diaper changed.. I think this is every mothers problem not just mine!!

Looks like it’s time to turn on some music and get back to my positive planned day 😛

Love Always,

J

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