hi. im back. maybe.
have you read this? 5 Minutes in a Mom's Head. this blog might be kinda like that. or exactly like that. its just precisely how i feel right now. actually right now i feel really tired. and need coffee. i drink a lot of coffee. i should have thought to have written something like that before she did. maybe if i wrote more on my blog i could be famous and have it go viral like her. but id have to write something witty. and funny. she is probably really funny (she is. im not). im funny looking though, that should count for something.
so i havent blogged since the end may, which seems like it was a year ago. how is it now july?! a few weeks ago approximately 4 people texted/fb msgd me within 24 hours of each other (are you guys in some sort of group together or something?) all asking if i was ok (more like probably thinking my kid had grown up so fast and was holding me hostage or that i went for a run and never returned. both of those things could easily be true. not that i would get kidnapped on my run i hope. just like ran forever maybe. id need to bring a lot of snacks). but guys, im totally ok! theres just this thing called life, it kinda just keeps happening at this really ridiculously fast speed. and since they havent yet figured out how to make days last 30 hours (would somebody get on the please?!) i just dont really have time to sit down and write about stupid stuff ive been doing (mostly going to target, that about sums it up).
ive also kinda gotten into this little grumpy space where i feel like i dont really care what random people on my instagram have for breakfast (sorry random people, im sure your protein shake with chia seeds is delish! ...no i honestly dont really think that sounds delicious. ill sit here and enjoy my chocolate donut). and dont get me started about twitter and facebook. i used to enjoy these things. i also used to enjoy getting drunk at bars and eating entire boxes of mac and cheese by myself. things change. ok one of those things i might still do more often than i should. and i do still care about the majority of random strangers (and friends of course!) on social media but i just feel like its all kinda a waste of my time right now and i roll my eyes more often than laugh and id rather think back to when hen was 1 years old and remember chasing him around and laughing when he only will say dada and not mama and points to his head when you ask "wheres your belly" and seeing his smile on the new swing grandma and grandpa got him... as opposed to what random strangers baby did way before hen or who took selfies or how many people qualified for boston on the most gorgeous day God has ever made (related: totally over my dumb race in may. obvs).
but i still took a few screen shots (much too lazy right now to crop them)
and hen is obviously still very cute
not impressed with his black eye
or that mommy is making him watch OITNB
but in these fast moving days hes learned to walk. and climb. and omg he has an attitude! (where did he get that from?!) i tried to put the poor thing in 9 month pajamas the other day (hes almost 14 months old). hes got 10 teeth (that he loves brushing!) i corralled him in a makeshift play area in the living room that my mom came up with one day and i turned around for three seconds to make coffee (how does one survive parenthood without it?!) and he was not only out of the play area (wtf?!) but he was standing on the chair watching tv. can he teleport? then he got splinters in his feet the other day after crawling around on the front porch (mom of the year). dr. google said that splinters from pressure treated wood can basically kill you so those needed to come out. ever tried getting splinters out of a one year old? good times. i did about three minutes of intense internet research and applied a baking soda/water paste to his feet and covered them with bandaids. this intense research called for leaving the paste there for 24 hours but i felt a two hour nap was good enough. come to find out they werent really splinters, and the paste caused a little rash on his feet. excellent.
and the kid is obsessed with two videos on you tube- 1) twinkle twinkle little star with this cute little owl that FIL introduced him to (yes ill admit, the video was cute... the first 3 times i saw it. after 4,568... ive changed the words to twinkle twinkle little chicken to make things interesting), and 2) some snowflake song the MIL introduced him to (this is not to be confused with any song from Frozen. i have yet to see that movie and those songs make me want to vomit a little bit). the snowflake song was also cute, and god bless the inlaws for finding these videos, but if he sees your phone out, hen will stop at nothing until those two videos are played. and he laughs and claps and waves. luckily theyre approximately 1 minute long, yet still manage to be stuck in your head all damn day. ive also changed the words to the snowflake song to reflect his bedtime lotion routine. parenting is fun. lotion lotion bedtime lotion, lotion lotion rubbing on my skin...
all such exciting things... arent we glad im blogging again? (dont get used to it... although i have a race next weekend that could prove to be slightly entertaining). ive been really trying to cut back on my trips to target (i must be not feeling well for sure). on days i dont shower before i dont leave the house unless im running or going to the park. this has surely saved us money by not going to target. but did you know target has wallpaper now? seriously, who wants to wallpaper? this is 2014, not 1975. but i do! its like those decal wall things (i think) and it looks amazing. just big strips of decal! and i want to wallpaper ALL THE ROOMS. and it comes with matching paint colors that i could use to repaint furniture and whatnot. ill do that with all the time i have, right? especially since i want to move. so lets spend all the money and time on this house for the next people. smart. this house is becoming too small for all of us... our dog has grown to the fit weight of 107lbs, and the number of toys henry is accumulating is astonishing (ps- thank you to everyone for his birthday presents! mom of the year forgot to send thank you cards. perhaps i should just post a blog of pictures of him playing with/wearing all of his new bday things!) for xmas henry would like the cardboard from paper towel rolls and old remote controls. out of the zillion toys and books, these are the things he plays with. i also want another cat. chips needs a friend. and my house obviously needs more living things. and fur.
marathon training is once again in full effect (no surprise. does it ever end?) one of the friends that texted to see if i was ok stated she hadnt seen me running lately, so of course i must be dead. but really i just run at . and i might be (certifiably) crazy but i actually like it. i have a best friend who is just as awesome (crazy) as i am that joins me, and its not humid and we dont get sunburnt and we usually stop at dunkin donuts to pee and they give us ice water. win. do you remember how i got super screwed with my spring marathon weather.? chicago better be cold. summer is a terrible time to train for a marathon but fall is typically a good time to run a marathon. or two.
we got a new car and it seats 7! it kinda sounds like it and it kinda feels like it but its NOT a minivan (cough cough michelle). the husband was too tall for the sunroof, thanks for ruining that for me. sirius radio is kinda cool (i dont have to listen to the local stations for three months!!), but they play more iggy and "wiggle" than one should ever hear. i hadnt gotten my hair cut since christmas eve, so i thought that should probably happen (so it did). and since i was there i had her wax my eyebrows. nothing could be less fun. well i could probably think of a few things. speaking of not so fun things, my SIL thought guiness book of world records may call her for an interview... "woman is pregnant forever". that sounded cool to me, but apparently not to her. i also try to be helpful sometimes.
whatever it takes, right?
i doubt my info was helpful, but Isla was born the next day. and shes beautiful. beautiful and really gassy.
the cute makes up for the stinky
we went to two weddings in june and on our way to both of them i asked ty if he remembered what we ordered for food. no surprise, neither of us remembered. at both i dreamed a curtain would open and reveal a buffet of nachos items. wouldnt that be sweet? a nacho bar! someone please do this and invite me. if we could do our wedding over again id totally have a nacho bar. and ice cream. im hungry.
there. i think youre all caught up.