Friday, March 14, 2008

Cool Site Of The Week: Delight.Com

My sister sent me this little gem of a site (yes peeps I too can still learn a trick or two when it comes to all that glitters on the web!).

Delight is a great site that offers up one great item or deal per day. Viewers get to rate the item on a scale of 1-10. They have great and unique things of alllll price ranges (one day the special may be a $10 discount chain bracelet, the next a $500 custom handbag). That is all part of the fun! But rest assured that no matter what the price it will always be something tres fab!

So, monogamy isn't your thing when it comes to trend? Don't despair - we won't judge and neither will Delight. They keep archives of past daily finds and other great items for your juicy perusal!

Go Delight your senses!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Needed Action or Overreaction?

I read the following story yesterday with such a mixture of disdain and frustration... I vacillated back and forth between understanding the police's concern and feeling that this poor mother was doing the wrong thing but perhaps at the right time.

Check out the article below and let me know your thoughts - I think this is an important issue to weigh in on. I realize leaving a child unattended in a car is not a good thing. Buuuut I also remember countless trips to the grocery store where I was left in the car in our local Dahl's Foodstore parking lot to entertain myself while my mom ran inside. I was probably older than the girl here but still... Of course, it is against the law to leave your child "unattended" in a vehicle, but what IS "unattended"? How far away must you get? How long should you be gone? What about (as in this case) when the weather is bad and getting the child out could do more harm than good?

I'm truly interested in everyone's responses:

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Weight Watchers Weigh In: Week Six

So - normally today would be the big weigh in... buuuuut our "team leader" is on vacation so we have a "dark week". She encouraged us to find/attend another meeting this week. That's not going to happen. Not because I'm shy or lazy - because of what I ate this weekend.

Let me just say that after this weekend my small cheeseball foible seems silly in comparison. Hubby and I went back to his hometown for two big (foody) events: his cousin's bridal shower/bachelorette party and our niece's 3rd birthday. Let me just go through a small sampling of the crap I ate this weekend:
  • Sloppy Joe's
  • Blueberry Muffin the Size of my Head
  • 5 Glasses of wine
  • Irish Coffee
  • "Dirty Girl Scout" Shot
  • Birthday Cake
  • Nachos
  • Pizza (twice)
  • Rye Bread with Dill Dip
Sooooo as you can see it was not a great weekend. Once I got home I made myself enter each and everything in my point tracker. I went 44 points over for the week. Major owie. Sunday night I got on the scale - not good. Gained almost 4lbs back - that is over half my loss. After Monday and Today I'm down to only 1.8lbs over but still... I just can't stomach seeing that gain on my formal WW card.

So like a little baby chicken I will hide out this week and work my ass off hoping that one week from today I will have miraculously lost 6lbs. *argh*

Monday, March 10, 2008

My Wish List for Nate and Tricia

For any of you who spend much time on my blog, you'll see my fav's to the right. One of those -"Confessions of a CF Husband" - is about Nate and Tricia. I've never met either of them and likely never will, but a call has been put out for all the Mommies who read the blog to put down the moments we wish for Tricia once she gets to take Baby Gwyneth home (both funny and sincere) that we've experienced. Here is my list:

Tricia (and Nate) I wish for you:

  • The first time you make your baby smile a true sweet smile
  • That look in your daughter's eye when she realizes the dog is a mobile entertainment system
  • Waking up bleary-eyed after an all-nighter spent with the teething monster
  • The day when your realize you can shower, brush your teeth, AND do your hair all in one day!
  • Breathing in your daughter's scent as she sleeps peacefully in your arms
  • That first bath where she realizes that water splashes when "patted" (get ready for the whole family to need to dry off)
  • The first time she sees her own breath in little puffs in the cool fall air
  • The first time you come around the corner to see Gwyn asleep on Nate's chest on the sofa
  • The first time she discovers she can put her hand in the babyfood you're feeding her if she's fast enough
  • The first day you BOTH sleep through the night
  • But what I wish most for you is to stop and remember - with vivid clarity - where you were and what you were doing the first time it really hit you that you were a family... not a couple, not just a wife, but a family. You are someone's mommy now and forever no matter what. Its overwhelming and wonderful.

So that is my list - I'll be checking in on you guys often!! God bless all three of you

Daylight Savings Time: Necessity or Sick Joke?

Ok, so this morning at the crack of what my body said was 5:00 but what my clock said was 6:00 I decided to hate Daylight Savings time. In the past, I had been willing to give up an hour because it meant that Spring was on its way. After this winter I’m firmly convinced that we are in a perpetual state of Permafrost. I’ve seen “Day After Tomorrow”… I know what can happen.

On top of that, Cora was so confused last night. We went through her whole nighttime routine but when it came time to rock her a bit before putting her down she was like “oh we’re having playtime in here Mommy… ok”. She was playing with my face, the zipper on my hoodie, the chair, anything to avoid resting. Don’t get me wrong, her little body was exhausted (we spent the weekend back in hubby’s hometown) but her mind could not conceive of going to bed while it was still light out. I finally had to put her down wide awake where she just stared at the ceiling for about five minutes before finally giving in and rolling over to go to sleep. She woke up about two hours later fully ready to get up from her “nap”. *sigh* Perhaps black-out curtains would be a sensible investment.

To add insult to injury, when I did finally open my eyes this morning I got the worse head-fake a girl could get on a day like today. Hubby has an alarm clock that projects the time and outside temp on the ceiling. Apparently he got a little rough with the clock this morning and unbeknownst to me it was turned upside down. So, for those first few sleepy fleeting seconds I actually thought it was 61 degrees out this morning – and not the crappy 16 we actually had. So uncool to start a DLST Monday that way.

It used to be that DLST didn’t start until after it was formally Spring. A few years ago, Congress – in all their vast wisdom – extended DLST and made the “change” dates earlier in the “Spring” and later in the “Fall”. This put our recent changeover well before our first day of Spring. So I guess the moral of the story is that I now have just one more thing to hate about winter. Oh Joy.