Friday, January 23, 2009

A full time job

Well, my first week as a full time Mom is coming to a close....

And I must say, I LOVE it! Spending all this time with Kyan has been so awesome.....I love watching him play and watching the wheels turning in his head as he tries to figure things out....

Kyan is inot EVERYTHING...the kid has go-go gadget arms....I think I've put stuff up on surfaces out of his reach, and he still manages to get them......He can reach the countertops now, so I have t make sure anything I put down is at least 6" away from the edge, or he can grab it......Things he's been able to grab:
-A apackage of sliced mushrooms I was about to put in the fridge
-2 very long matches (used for fireplaces)
-My glass of wine (he had already tried to drink some before I turned around, but luckily only succeeded in spilling it on himself)
If he CAN'T reach something, he might take his long wooden spoon and try to bat the object off the edge to get it...he's getting clever....

He also is quite the daredevil......he likes to climb on chairs and stand up-sometime to try and get to a higher surface, sometimes he TRIES to tip himself over while standing)......he's opened his dresser drawers and tried to climb up them...

So it's safe to say he's keeping me busy.

When he goes down for naps, I now have time to will be my goal to clean SOMETHING ever time he naps....So far this week, I have:
-Cleaned out the office
-Cleaned and mopped the kitchen floor, then rearranged it
-Cleaned out the guest bedroom
-Cleaned the baby's room
-Cleaned our bedroom
-Gone thru my purse collection and donated a large portion of them to The Salvation Army
-Cleaned my bathrooms

And I made Pumpkin bread!

I am hoping that my mopping my kitchen floor and cleaing the bathrooms will now be something I achieve weekly (should I even admit publicly I was not doing this on a weekly basis already?)
Jon has been impressed-The house hasn't been this clean since we moved in :-)

However, my other goal, in order that I don't become some sort of empty Donna Reed caricature, will be to educate myself more on current events-To know more about what is going on in the world.

So, there is the update.....Sorry no pictures-I need to get better about remembering to take the camera out more!

Monday, January 12, 2009

On Blogging

Why, hello, dear readers! (are you still there? anyone...anyone?? Hellooooooo....)

Ahem, I realize my posts have been few and infrequent these past few months....the joyless time suck known as my job, the fun time suck known as parenthood.....What can I say? The day gets away from me. And then I eat choclate and drink a glass of red wine and fall asleep. Lather, rinse, repeat.

Anyway, all this to say.....I will be back in full force, posting much more frequently-with pictures! Why, you ask? What will have changed that will make my ability to entertain you/put you to sleep so much more frequent? Well............That joyless time suck known as my job is going to be a thing of the past, come Thursday, January 15!! I can now be a full time, non working Mother, because my husband is awesome and has worked hard to pay off bills and crunch numbers to make it happen.

As most of you know, I hate my job, and it has been an almost constant source of frustration and misery for me since I started it in 2005. So YAY for me!!

If you are only here for news of Kyan.......He is a big ball of constant energy, always running around......He likes to help me empty the dishwasher, his favorite words are "NOOOO", "Uppy", and "Cookie", and I spend all my free time eating his cheeks.

Anyway-Just thought I'd give you all the update......Prepare to be amazed by my frequent posting!