Friday, April 22, 2011

i'm back...

Okay, so I'm going to try this blogging thing again.  I miss it.  Plus, I like having a place to organize my pictures.  It's like a journal I can look back at whenever I want.  

So the main reason I gave up my blog was because of this little girl.  I seriously had no time to even think about getting on the computer.  She was one of those newborns that had to be held, and bounced, and walked, and jiggled all at the same time.  And if I happened to get a smidgen of time, I was doing tracy anderson to try and get my butt back to its original size.  1 year olds are so much easier than newborns.

Also, I think I went a little cuckoo after I had her.  I have a theory about this:  I've decided most new moms lose it for a little while immediately after having a baby.  Eventually, 1/3 of those moms will get it together and return to normalcy.  Another 1/3 will morph into those creepy super-moms, you know the type that can't stop talking about baby & kid stuff, buys every known product ever made to make their baby 'smarter', joins 'mommy & me' classes, etc.  And the final 1/3 of new moms will stay crazy and sort of disappear from everyone's radar.  I think I was bordering on that last group for a while.  Remember Brittney Spears after she had her 2 kids, and then she shaved her head and started hitting people with umbrellas?  That was me.

I think I'm pretty much back to normal now.  Except with slightly droopier boobs.  Which is sad, but nothing a boob job can't fix, right?  So what has been going on since I last posted?  My sunroom is looking awesome, for one.  I can't believe how much I love this room.  I've been spoiled with this; every place I live has to have a sunroom from now on.  And I got a new kitchen table.  I bought it from some hippie on craigslist.

I've been working in the yard alot, of course.  If someone told me I had to live in an apartment with no yard, I think I would die.

My favorite section of the yard.  The little bleeding hearts are just starting to bloom, and everything looks so green.

My backyard.  Somehow Cassidy manages to make her way into every picture.

Tending to her plants.  I've taught her well.

Okay, the making of these cookies might have been my biggest accomplishment since I last posted.  I can't even describe how good these are.  I don't have the recipe with me right now, but I'll post it later.  I was getting so bugged with Cody while I was making these, because he kept trying to eat them before I had finished putting them together, and I was trying to pretend I was on a cooking show, and he kept messing everything up.  He has this really annoying habit of eating things before they've cooled down, so then he has to kind of push the food around really fast in his mouth so it doesn't burn, and basically swallow it whole, so he never actually tastes the food.

Another thing I did was finally find a charm necklace that I like.  For some reason, I've been obsessed with charm necklaces, and this one, at long last, satisfied my obsession.  The C is for Cassidy, in case you're confused.  I ordered it from The Vintage Pearl.