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go away crazy world

28 Jan

What is up? Mass craziness, that’s what.

Lets see…Fisher is out, Egypt has completely lost its mind and I can’t get past Level 12 of Angry Birds. Some of my friends are going through tough times and I feel helpless. This week at work has been the most maddening yet and my potential new career seems to be held up in some sort of limbo-land.

To combat the crazies, someone asked me this week if I ever meditated. We talked about it a bit and it is something I’ve always been interested in but never put forth any serious effort into. I think I will change that.

I was thinking about a place in my head that I would go in my blissed out state and decided it is most definitely to the Swiss Alps. The place where this picture is specifically. I’ve been here once and have ridden on that very train. I can’t imagine a more beautiful or more perfect place to zen out and forget the world.

sunday afternoon

30 Nov

well haaaiiiiii bloggy blog o’ blogginess!

12 Oct

So I know I’ve only been away a few short days, but I’ve missed my lil’ space here on the internets. Been busy with…well, honestly, I don’t even know. Nothing specific, just life stuff I guess. “Life Stuff”…that is such an indistinct term isn’t it? Anywho.

Let’s see, here’s some highlights from the past few days…

Had a “me day” last week. This entails taking Sam to daycare and coming back home or doing whatever I want. Last week it was coming back home and going back to bed for four glorious heavenly hours.

Had a lovely visit/dinner with Grandma T. Sam lurves her some Grandma T let me tell you! They crawled around on the floor and acted all kinds of goofy together. So cute. She really should come around more often. So sez I.

Hubs and I recruited a fabulous friend to stay with Sam while we went to the Titans/Colts game. We all know how that went. The game I mean. But it was just good to get out of the house, just the two of us. Along with however-many-thousands-of-people fit into LP Field. Eh, you know what I mean. We left at halftime anyway and had a late dinner downtown. Nice.

Hmmmmm….I feel like I have neglected to relay some major event in the life of Finn and Family but you don’t really care what I ate for supper the other night anyway do ya? Besides, I am drawing a blank so you will just have to suffer the not knowing.

It’s Monday. I go see LENNY Kravitz with ma girls in two weeks!!! I have no idea why I always capitalize his first name but I just do. Deal.

Do you ever just have something completely stupid pop into your head? Of course you don’t, but I do. All.The.Time. Here’s one from this morning’s drive in. Isn’t it totally counterintuitive* to buy and plant wildflower seeds, with the intention of these seeds growing into “wildflowers”? And if you do that, do the resulting flowers cease to be WILDflowers? I mean, given that you fiddle-farted around with nature and planted them on purpose and all? They can’t be “wild” then can they? Am I the only person who wonders about these things? Hello????

*did i spell and/or use that word correctly? i have been dying to say that word all day. shut up. you know you love me.

both icky and nice

28 Dec

Today has been equal parts icky and nice.

The icky parts first…
-We are passing a cold around and it’s my turn to be It. I feel like poo with the typical snottiness, stuffiness, coughiness, achiness, etc. The Accountant is feeling better finally and Sam seems to have dodged the worst of it so I’m thankful for those things. 
-The Titans didn’t bother to show up today and were shut out.
-Tomorrow is Monday so there’s also that. But I won’t be making an appearance at ye olde office if I still feel like this.

The nice part…
-We managed to get the Christmas tree disassembled and packed away yesterday so the house is back to normal for the most part. I’m not one to leave holiday decor up till New Years.
-Sam is being extra sweet today and we took a nice snooze together while Hubs went to work and during the debacle what was the Titans game.
-I just ate a super delicious bowl of leftover chili. A good bowl of chili is good for the soul I always say.

Going to blow my nose.

Grandmas are good for a lot of things…

22 Dec

…but engaging in conversations about football is not one of them. The Accountant discovered this when he tried to have a bit of Titans banter with my mom on Sunday at the start of the game. I was in the kitchen but overheard something similar to the following.

The Accountant: “I wonder if Haynesworth and Vanden Bosch are there today.”

Grandmom: “Who?”

The Accountant: “Haynesworth and Vanden Bosch.”

Grandmom: “Is that where you work?”

Mass amounts of laughter ensued and we educated Grandmom a bit on the Titans roster. And then I got my mom’s permission to blog about it of course.  But you have to admit that the two names together do sound like a high-dollar accounting or law firm.

All kidding aside, hubs and I were able to have a long Saturday afternoon out while the amazing and wonderful Grandmom, with help from little bro, watched over Sam. I left nearly two pages of instructions/tips/phone numbers when only a couple of lines would have sufficed but I’m wordy like that. And it’s not like Grandmom has ever taken care of a little one (or two) before so I’m sure she needed my words of new found wisdom. Hardy har har.

The Accountant and I met up with FIL, BIL and BIL’s girlfriend (I really need better names for them) downtown for lunch and then on to TPAC to take in an afternoon of ballet and Christmas fun at The Nutcracker. The ballet was amazing and beautiful as always and this year it was infused with a bit of Nashville flavor. Those dancers are amazing. And wow those costumes are um, er, quite snug.

We returned home to a nearly conked out Sam sprawled in Grandmom’s arms and a very happy Cooper. I believe things went great while we were out and Sam visited all the stops at Infant Disneyland*, ate well and slept a tiny bit.

*I must post a picture of the various swings, baby gyms, bouncers, etc lined up in our living room. This kid is not lacking for activity centers.

In church the next morning Bro Finn got in his stint of baby holding and I was impressed with his cradling and rocking skilz. Hubs had delicious fajitas waiting on us when we got home. Kudos to the cook of the household! The Titans game consumed us that afternoon and Sam had a visit from Grandpa (aka, FIL). I got more Christmas cards ready to send out and some laundry done.

It was a full and fun weekend. It is a blessing to have family around. Thank you to my wonderful mom! Love you! Mwah!

grumble grumble

13 Nov

I’m bummed tonight.  By the time I got home from work, Sam was already in her crib asleep.  I kept thinking she’d wake up any minute but it’s almost 9:30 pm and she’s still sleeping.  It’s all I can do not to go in her room and “accidentally” cough really loud so she’ll wake up and I can be with her. 

I’m really trying not to complain about having to work, especially when there are people out there who are hurting financially but dang if I can help it.  The state of the economy can bite my big butt.  People told me this would get easier.  That it would get easier to leave my baby at day care, easier to go to work every day.  Liars.  So far it’s only getting worse for me mentally.  I dilly dally around the house some days and once I get to day care I’m in no hurry to hand Sam over to the caregivers.  I’m resentful at having to sit at my desk and crank out spreadsheet after ever-lovin’ spreadsheet.  I’m mad that my kid is spending her days with people I barely know while I stare at a computer screen all freaking day to pay for insurance.  I’m angry and apathetic at the same time.

Bleh.  The more I type this, the madder I’m getting so I’m going to stop before I say all three of the cuss words I know.  Heh.

Before I sign off, I should mention the lovely weekend we had watching the Titans!  Grandma T came over to watch the game with us.  Although we know the reason she really came over wasn’t to see us, it was to play with Sam.  🙂  She brought baby girl the cutest Titans onesies, some clothes, books and a beautiful sweater that her mom made for Sam.  Oh, and some yummy pumpkin bread!  Check out the cute pictures she took.  This is “Happy Sam” and “Sad Sam”, both taken within one minute of each other.  I think she’s gonna be like her momma, smiling one minute and crying the next.  Poor thing.


ahem, 9-0

9 Nov

Football football football.  TITANS TITANS TITANS!!! 9-0, 9-0, 9-0!!!! 

That is all.

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