Wednesday, January 23, 2008

I win!

Rip Van Winkle ain't got nothin' on us.

I am so so excited.  For a number of reasons.  The first and very much the most important, is that little bitty 'Lijah slept through the night last night!  Woohoo!  That is the first time in months.  And it was almost 11 1/2 hours.  I know, I know, it is hard to contain the excitement, but you must.  We've been working on weaning him from eating during the night and I think it might be paying off!  I know it is a bit early to be counting my chickens, or whatever, but YEAH!!!

Secondly, I am going out to a book club meeting on Friday.  A book club specifically for young-adult women.  So, you know, if I don't do anything to completely embarrass myself there is potential for friends!  Of the local sort!  The only problem is that I have to drive myself to somewhere in south Austin, at night.  So if you haven't heard from me in a few days you maybe should call someone.

One thing that I am not excited about at this time is that I can not make this stupid thing upload a picture.  Argh.

Monday, January 21, 2008

The average bear has got me beat.

So sometimes I am not the smartest person out there.  I know, I know, this comes as a shock to some of you.  But it is true.  
Yesterday I went to make myself a cup of coffee only to realize that we were out of cream.  Now, just in case you didn't know, I don't "do" coffee black.  Or with powdered creamer if I can help it.  Powdered only happens in very dire situations.  So yesterday you can imagine my dilemma when I discovered our shortage of cream.  Oh, but wait!  We have milk!  All is not lost!  Except that the milk expired about a week ago.   But did that stop me?  Oh no.  "They only put those dates there as a precaution", I reasoned.  "I am sure that it is fine for weeks after that", I said convincingly.  Yeah, no.  Not a precaution.  Let me just tell you my toilet and I got very well acquainted.  I shall call him squishy.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Flat Broke

So, apparently having a blog is the thing for stay-at-home moms to do.  Don't feel like you are getting enough adult interaction during the day?  Blog.  Feel like you no longer connect with anyone on a personal and intimate level.  Read a blog.  Feel like you have no one to listen to the struggles that you face on a day-to-day basis?  Blog.  Then read a blog for advise on said topic. 
And I guess I am being very hypocritical by typing all of this, because hi, you are reading my blog.  One that I started for the simple purpose of expressing myself (i.e. preventing the need to be put in jail) when I feel like smothering the next thing that requires me to change it's butt.  And I read blogs regularly.  Well, I read two blogs regularly.    But I don't want that to be enough for me.  I struggle with all of the problems that I listed at the beginning of this.  But I don't want a band-aid type fix.  I want to connect with people on a very personal basis.  I want to be able to claim a few friends again. 
A couple of weeks ago a friend of ours from Reno that just got stationed at Fort Hood called and asked if I could give him a ride from the airport here out to the base.  I, of course, said that I could, but round trip it took about 3 1/2 hours.  And he didn't land here until just after 10 pm. After I had made the plans I thought about how it might actually be fun, but I was heart broken when I realized that there was no one here that I could call up to make the trip with me.  A few years ago there would have been a number of people that I could have called and the trip would have been a blast.  Good conversation, loud music and junk food.  But I don't have those kind of friends anymore.  No one that I could say would be an unconditional friend.  I don't even feel like there is anyone I can call at anytime when I need to talk.  Please don't get me wrong here, my husband is an amazing listener.  He is my best friend, and I can talk to him about almost anything.  But that is not the only relationship that I need in my life.  I want to be rich in friends.  I want there to be people in my life again that are close enough to just show up at my house, unannounced, and then help themselves to my fridge.  I want to feel like there is somewhere that I would be welcomed to do the same.  I just don't know where to find them.  Let me know if you here of a place that has them on sale.