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Can You Define "Bloggy"?

I haven’t been feeling very bloggy lately.  I go through my daily routine and nothing really seems like it needs to be written about.  Yet, for some reason I still feel the need to write.  So here I am.  I guess it’s time for a little bit of catch up.

Zach is being a bit of a terror lately.  I think we have definitely hit the “terrible 2’s” stage of defiance.  No matter what I say to him, the answer is “NO!”  Getting him dressed in the mornings is a major chore.  He fights me every step of the way until I am so frustrated I can’t wait to drop him off at day care.  Then two seconds later he lifts his arms, gives me a hug, and totally redeems himself.  When he’s not frustrating me, I sit back in amazement while I watch his latest accomplishments.  I love to listen to him talk and sing.  He is learning so many new words and his speech is getting more and more clear.  He may just be a normal 19-month-old kid, but to me he seems like a genius in the making.

Work has been really busy lately.  It always is this time of year but for some reason it seems even more stressful this year. 

The diet is going okay.  As of Sunday morning I had lost 4.5 pounds, but on Monday (my official weigh-in day) I was only down 2 pounds so that was what got recorded.  The Super Bowl snacks are most likely what did me in.  This week is going to be really tough.  My boss took me and my mom out today for our birthdays and even though I had a salad, it had lots of fattening stuff on top.  Then we had cake and ice cream back at the office to celebrate.  I think I’ll do all right the rest of the week.  Well, until Saturday when we do our family birthday dinner.  February is just always a tough month.

I’ve become a little bit of a wino since Christmas.  My sister gave me a set of wine glasses that I absolutely love and I want to drink wine just so I can use them.  She also gave me a big bottle of White Zinfandel which has come in quite handy.  My only problem is that I’ve never really drank wine much before so I don’t know what I like.  I know I like White Zinfandel and this really cheap peach flavored wine that I found and that I don’t like Merlot, but other than that I’m pretty clueless.  I tasted a Riesling when we were in Hawaii and I liked it but I don’t even know what else to try.  I’m afraid to buy something I don’t already know I like because if I don’t like it then I’ve just wasted my hard earned money.  This new “hobby” of mine is also not good for the diet.

Thanks to the suggestion of a good friend, I’ve been doing a little re-evaluation of my priorities.  I feel so overwhelmed sometimes with all of the things that I feel like I need to do.  I’ve been trying to spend a little less time on the internet and more time doing the things I need to be doing.  I spent a big part of the weekend cleaning and organizing my house.  I de-cluttered, re-organized, and just generally made things look better and it felt great.  I also went through my blog subscriptions and cleaned out about half of them.  There were so many that I just really wasn’t keeping up anymore so I figured I needed to cut back.  As a result, I’m spending more time actually working at work and I’m pretty sure that’s a good thing.  Now I just need to quit that bad habit of adding new blogs to my feed reader.

And finally, the bad news of the day.  I found out yesterday that my sister-in-law had a miscarriage.  I want so badly to talk to her, to comfort her.  But again, I just don’t know how.  What do you say to someone in that situation?  They were both so excited that she was pregnant.  All she could talk about when we were at their house was baby, baby, baby.  I can’t even imagine what she must feel like right now.  I feel like such a schmuck for telling her how perfect and easy my pregnancy was.  I hurt for her, for the baby that is no more, and for my brother-in-law who was so excited at the prospect of becoming a father.

And that’s pretty much what’s going on with me.  Exciting, huh?

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  1. re: SIL….I think if you just express that you are sorry and are thinking of her, that would be nice.

  2. Your Zach seems like a genius in the making to me as well.

    I agree with cagey about your sister-in-law.

    Finally (jeez, so much to comment on!), CONGRATULATIONS on the weight loss!!! You are doing great!

  3. yay you! weight loss is going great! 🙂 birthdays only come once a year, so even if this week is a setback, it’s certainly not a trend in the making.

    re: fewer blogs and less internet time – i’m glad you’re taking steps to do what is best for you. we all (all the bloggers) are going to be around, so if and when you feel like reading and joining in, we’ll always be glad to hear from you. when you need to take some time to actually live your life, we’ll wish you well on that. i’ll be hoping to see you around, and if not, i’ll be sending you good thoughts. 🙂

  4. Well – with the wine, it kind of depends on if you like the texture or the sweetness of the white zin. If it’s the texture – I would say try a Rose next. It’s also pink, but usually a bit dry. It goes really well with salmon and some chicken dishes. If you like the sweetness, you’ll probably like just about any Riesling. Also good at the cheap, sweet level are alternative fruit wines (which you can find a lot of in the midwest from local wineries) like blackberry and strawberry.

    In relation to the diet – just make sure you drink WITH your meal, not alone. That way the wine actually helps you relax and digest better. 🙂

    And on not wanting to blog – it happens to all of us. You’ll go through fits of inspiration and then periods of feeling like there is nothing to say. Perfectly normal.

    Wow – my response is long today. 🙂

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