Monday, February 22, 2010

Saturday in the park

We had a great Saturday afternoon at the park. Nothing like some 65 degree weather with the sun shining brightly to make everyone want to play!

Of course the ice cream truck was at the park (along with nearly the entire city) so we all got a snack.
Little monkey got the starburst popsicle. The orange stayed for several hours!

Ice cream sandwich anyone?
Cutest squeaky ever..
The monkeys had their turn at the camera!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Trying Times

It's been a busy couple of weeks here. I like busy, mostly.

Ever since the weekend after I found out about my husband being in love with someone else (this is as much as I can really bring myself to type about his disgusting behavior right now), I have been in this weird trance where I just don't feel like doing anything. Not just anything, but my normal stuff. I don't have the urge to make my lists (shocking, I know), get my house in order, go shopping for bargains, clip coupons, you know extra stuff that I seem to have a "reputation" for doing. I can't stand feeling this way and I just keep thinking I have GOT to snap out of it soon. I am happy to report that I have had a couple of pretty productive days this week. I am sure this is not the end of my so called trance, but it could be the beginning of the end.

Big monkey and I have been going at it lately. I have the shortest fuse I have ever had and it does not go well with a little boy who is angry at the world because his daddy left the family and puts very little effort into seeing him. We had a great morning this morning though and I am trying very hard to breathe easy and let the small stuff go for now.

I had to put little monkey and squeaky in a daycare. I cried the first day like I did with the other two when they used to go. They are both doing wonderfully and I think little monkey is really going to benefit from being back in a daycare setting. He was getting bored with the babies at home and needed some sort of older kid time. He introduced me to his new bestest friend yesterday. I asked little monkey what his name was and he said he did not know but I needed to ask him! It was cute. Did I mention how crazy it is dropping three monkeys off at two different locations and getting to work on time? Then to pick them all up and make sure I have a snack for the bigger two and am ready for some ravenous nursing from squeaky?! It is all very new for me and them, but we are managing. Soon it will be our normal and we won't remember what it was like to have it any other way.

I was trying to check in on a few of my favorite blogs today and came across a really puzzling post on Anna's blog. I did some searching and it seems like she passed away after a routine tubal ligation leaving four children and a husband behind. So sad really. Another reason I am trying to put on a happy face, I really am very blessed and things could be so much worse even though they don't feel that way at times.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Bare Naked Gaga

It is absolutely gorgeous out right now! I know, the dang groundhog saw his shadow today so the nice weather is more than likely short lived. I am going to make sure I enjoy it while it lasts though! I will be going to the park during my break this afternoon and using my lunch time to run a few laps and get some vitamin D. Have I mentioned the insane number of people who have those dog strollers at the park that I run? It is the most bizarre thing, in my opinion. I thought the whole point of taking your dog on a walk was to get the dog some exercise.. I could be wrong.

This week is a busy one. I had check ups for the younger monkeys yesterday, field trip with big monkey and Mardi Gras float load tomorrow, my doctor's appointment Thursday, and Mardi Gras parades all weekend. It is nice to be busy though. Keeps things in perspective. And I am a pretty great list maker.

I made the mistake of thinking it would be safe for the monkeys to watch the first half hour of the Grammys the other night. You know, it started at 7 pm our time so surely there would be nothing too risque! Joke was on me. Thanks to Lady Gaga, my kids now know what a thong looks like. Big monkey wanted to know why we could see that woman's butt. I quickly redirected that conversation.