Archive for the ‘I am awesome’ Category

It’s April 2nd. I’m not pregnant.

Posted 02 Apr 2011 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category blog bidnass, I am awesome, other people are awesome

Oh interwebs. Pretending I was sparkle pregnant for a day was funny for me. I appreciate all the responses. Especially you, Mandy – because you were the first person I thought of when I posted this. :) Consider us still to be the official weathergals of BlogHer ’11. OOO. We need t-shirts. And The Weather Channel to be our sponsors.

I planned on putting a picture up of a smoking & drinking woman to prove my jokiness…and strangely enough, the majority of results are of smoking & drinking pregnant ladies. Uh, what? I’m not about to put one of those up. Unless it’s a picture of smoking & drinking pregnant me. Because HILARIOUS. ::side-eye::

Anyway – to sum up:

  • Not pregnant
  • I’m hilarious
  • I love you

Oh, hey. Guess what?

Posted 01 Apr 2011 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category baby business, I am awesome, not so much

APRIL FOOLS, DUDE.

 

(just kidding. april fools!)

Ground control to Major Tom…

Posted 30 Mar 2011 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category Abigail, I am awesome, paparazzi, posting on-the-go

Commencing countdown engines on…

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(testing out my fancy new iPhone)

My therapist made me do it.

I bought something online.

But it was necessary.

I visited my therapist this week and unloaded on her.  She agreed that the culmination of the past month’s events would be enough to send anyone over the edge, no less someone who’s very familiar with PPD/A.

Sometimes it just takes hearing it from someone else’s mouth to make it all the more easy to deal with.

I can’t control a lot of things, like when Abby gets sick, or when scary stuff happens at work. I CAN try to control other things, like how much sleep I get, or stopping myself from feeling overwhelmed.

So, we devised a plan which I later shared with the hubs about how we as a family can help me, the mama, not go off the deep end. One plan is how we handle our sleep situations when Abby’s sick (like alternating having someone sleep on the couch (and that person gets the uninterrupted sleep) every other night). Another is assigning chores and days to complete them for the house.  I left her office feeling optimistic; still on-edge, but optimistic. Once I finally got enough cojones to talk to the hubs (like I said before, I have communication issues) and we discussed things, I feel better.

Immediately, I knew what I had to do.

I had to buy this:

The bamboo dry erase board by CB2. I had the remnants of the gift card left after making our combined birthday purchase of this duvet. So, after docking the $35 I had left on there, this only cost me about $35 (with shipping).

I know, I broke my month long online shopping hiatus. But I really feel like this will be SO VERY HELPFUL in our kitchen so we’re both reminded of our daily chores. If we know I’m only going to do laundry on certain days of the week, I know it should all be downstairs near the washing machine or it’s not going to get done. And if the hubs sees that it’s Sunday night and he should take care of the recycling & garbage, then I wont’ have to be a nag. Hopefully, it’ll turn our house into a well oiled machine, instead of being on OSHA’s watch list with a manic, chocolate & wine inhaling micro-manager at the helm.

Not to mention this so much prettier than those ugly white dry erase boards. Am I right? Can I get a witness?

In any case, I will not buy anything else this month. And if I don’t, I’m still $165 richer than I was last month.

In other news? SNOW IS MELTING. ABBY IS GETTING BETTER. LIGHT AT THE END OF THE WINTER TUNNEL.

And I think this weekend we’re going to finally replace the point & shoot camera I lost on the way to Mexico earlier this year. (Hence the lack of cute Abbers videos lately.) Get ready to be bombarded by the cute.

End of summer = Beginning home improvements

Posted 20 Sep 2010 — by Mrs. Jenna
Category house stuffs, I am awesome, The Hubs

As you may gather, I have lots of ideas about what to do with our house in terms of decorating. It’s just a matter of DOING it.

A few months ago, I posted about painting our kitchen. We did. But, that was it. I had wanted to change the light fixtures, but we never got around to it.

I posted about redoing our bedroom. My mom just gifted the hubs and a I joint birthday gift card to CB2, so we’re not far away from starting that project.

HOWEVER, before we begin that adventure, we’re going to be revamping our basement.

Have I ever mentioned how our satan-cat Boo Boo decided to piss in our finished basement? On the carpet? And then we tore out the pissy carpet and put down cheap Home Depot carpet and then he pissed on that too? Yeah. Well….yeah. We haven’t really used the basement since this whole cat-piss thing started, because who wants to sit on a couch that’s been used as a scratching post in a pee stankin’ basement? NOT ME. Anyway, we finally decided to take the leap and we’re having the flooring replaced. We decided on Konecto flooring, which is water/stain resistant and great for basements…yet looks like real hardwood. We’re having the carpet on the stairs replaced with new carpeting to tie the kitchen tile to the new basement flooring, and we’re also having the Konecto placed in our basement bathroom, which we’re ALSO redoing.

::deep breath::

I have the idea in my head of how to do all this. Luckily, we’re having the flooring professionally installed so I don’t have to have an ulcer thinking about that. The bathroom though, I plan to tackle myself (with the hubs’ help, of course). I fancy myself as some sort of a DIY/fix-it gal that can do anything I put my mind to. I think this is going to be my ultimate test, though.

I will take some photos soon and have a “before” post. Pray to the Home Depot Gods for me. I’ll need all the help I can get.