Thursday, May 31, 2007

A Little Trouble Sleeping

So last night I went to bed at my usual time, around 11pm, and read until Vince came to bed, around midnight. Vince falls asleep just about as soon as his head hits the pillow. I on the other hand usually take a little bit longer to fall asleep. But by the time 1:30am rolled around, I thought my not falling asleep was getting ridiculous, and decided to try to pass the time until I felt sleepy. So onto the internet I go. Checked my e-mail, read some blogs, and started Google-ing some people. Old coworkers, friends, old classmates. I kept this up until 4am. My eyes were tired, probably from staring at the computer, but my brain was not. But I headed back to bed anyway to give it another shot. Finally, I fell asleep somewhere between 5 and 5:30am. Ridiculous. I can happily say this isn't exactly normal for me, but unfortunately this isn't rare either. It's very frustrating, not being able to sleep. Because you know the kids aren't going to let me sleep during the day. And even if they did let me get in a nap, that would mean I wouldn't be able to fall asleep tonight again anyway.

So since my brain is not functioning properly from sleep deprivation, and I have nothing more interesting to share, and I've been low on photo posts . . .
Francesca caught up in one of Annamaria's birthday balloons. But she's o-kay with that.

Annamaria, the birthday princess.

Annamaria, very happy with the all the birthday clothes from Grandma Dee Dee.

Sophia excited to leave for her 1st Communion Mass.

Sophia, so proud after her 1st Communion.

And a picture of Harrison, because I just can't leave him out. See how proud he is of his dinosaur tie.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

A Little Me Time

My husband is out on a date tonight. Our friend, Jack, called earlier and asked if he'd like to go see the newest Spiderman movie tonight. This made Vince so happy. We're in a new town and barely know anyone, but he has a buddy. Made him feel good. Jack's wife, my friend Katrina, is back in California for the week for work. So Katrina's mom flew out here to help Jack out with their three sons. Looks like Jack is taking advantage of the help and slipped out for a movie. So while my husband is having his guys night out, I'm getting a little me time. Me, me, me. And I don't begrudge his going out at all. I get girl's nights out quite frequently, thanks to Katrina. And I can't tell you how long it's been since I've had a little peace and quiet. Vince put the kids to bed before he left, and after much fighting it, Francesca finally fell asleep. So it's just me, my Harry Potter movie and the laundry. Well, the whites have been folded already so just one load left to fold. My movie is almost over, so I think I'm headed to bed to re-read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. In much anticipation of the final Harry Potter book and next movie, both due out in July in case you were living under a rock or something, I'm re-reading all the books for a fourth time. Vince suggested I read something new, but I can't. I can't wait until July, and it's holding me over until then. So I'm going to go enjoy the silence while I can.

Friday, May 04, 2007

Blog Slacker

So it's a quarter past midnight, and I should really be getting to bed, but I'm feeling bad about not posting anything lately. I get such enjoyment from checking the blogs I read on a daily basis, I figured I should contribute too. So a quick update on what has been going on around here lately, and I promise to expand more later.

We celebrated Annamaria's 2nd birthday yesterday. Just the family, but are having friends over on Sunday for a second little celebration in her honor.

Francesca is rolling over, and rolling all over, sitting up, cut her bottom front teeth a couple of weeks ago, and cut her top front teeth just today.

Sophia had her first reconciliation yesterday (after her sister's birthday dinner) in preparation for her 1st Holy Communion next Saturday. We will also be celebrating with friends after the mass. She is sooooo excited.

Harrison is still a major pain in the butt. I don't know if it's just a boy thing, he's autistic, has ADHD or what. But he's been potty trained now since January, and that's including overnight without protection. So he can't be all bad.

Vince is still looking for employment, but is now working with a career consulting firm called SASI. I don't know if it's a complete waste of time or not yet, but at least it's giving him something to do in the meantime.

I joined Weight Watchers On-line last week in desperation to loose some of this extra Texas-ness of my butt. Lost a whole one pound in my first week. Not real inspiring since my weight can fluxuate by about 4 pounds on a daily basis anyway, but I'm sticking with it. For now at least. We'll see how it goes. One day at a time right?

And it's so humid here I feel like I'm living under water. And that of course is causing my and Sophia's hair to look like we've been scared really badly. But maybe it was the numbers coming up on my bathroom scale that is making my hair look this way. And Sophia? Maybe it's because she's knows she's my mini-me and is fearing for the future of her cute little figure.