Tuesday, December 26, 2006

And We're Back . . .

I am slowly, ever so slowly, crawling back to the normalcy and solidity of routine. I am clawing my way out of a cookie-induced fog, and trying to navigate the house's once familiar terrain, which has become littered with tiny, foot-puncturing pieces of plastic new toys, bits of tape and wrapping paper. We have acquired another hulking piece of molded plastic a new Exersaucer for Baby Girl, which she loves; more pony paraphernalia to feed Older Girl's latest obsession; and enough Thomas the Tank track to get us halfway to China. In my effort to not lose my mind take stock of the situation and try to figure out where I am going to cram all this stuff an orderly plan for accommodating all of this shiny excess, I have of course retreated to the safety and serenity of the blog.
So I am starting my rearranging here, as you can see by the new template. I just felt like the time was right for a new look, and that is why I am also putting a ticker up to track my post- Baby Girl weight loss. I have gotten seriously off track. I can't even see the track anymore. I'm not much for New Year's Resolutions, even though I am usually a fairly self-motivated person, but I have to admit that the turning of the Year makes me want to buckle down and change some things. And even though I am tempted to (re) start my diet and exercise plan after January 1st, I know that I have to do it now.
Wish me luck. I'm gonna need it.

PS: I know it didn't come across in this post, but we had a wonderful Christmas together. Just the five of us, stuffing our pie-holes with French Toast and Christmas cookies, lounging in pajamas, taking naps, playing with toys, and watching old movies late into the night. Can't beat that with a stick.


  1. Hey--I'm climbing back on the exercise wagon again too. And vowing to start before January 1, as I don't do resolutions either. You are far braver than I to put a ticker up on your blog--good for you!
    So glad you had a good Christmas. We had the perfect blend of extended family and just the six of us. Which I would call our small family, but who am I kidding? :)
    Have a good week!

  2. Speaking of those tiny foot puncturing pieces of plastic...Wayne insisted on buying the lil guy his first set of REAL Legos....not the big chunky ones..oh no...the ITTY BITTY Legos. My feets are cursing Wayne every few steps ;)
    I guess I'm jumping on the weight loss wagon, myself. My mom bought the kids a game for their Xbox called Dance Dance Revolution....you know, that one in the arcade where people try to follow arrows and make themselves look like idiots in front of the entire mall. It came with the dance pad and such and it has a work out mode on it that will track how many calories you burn whilst playing the game. My mom made a comment to me that it wasn't just for the kids, either ;) Guess i'll be attempting to dance my way to a healthier me! HA!! I'll keep my fingers crossed for you if you pray for the safety of my poor bones, joints and heart ;)

  3. Oh yes, Legos . . . the bane of a barefoot existence! They rank right up there with Polly Pocket's little rubber shoes and purses, if you ask me.
    I have seen DDR in the mall, and it's always the teenage boys who are totally rockin' the game. I will stick with the treadmill since I am not especially known for my dancing prowess :)


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