Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Busted Lip & Margaritas

Yesterday I dropped Cristian off at school and as he walked over to me he tripped over one of the other kids and fell face first to the ground. Luckily he has awesome reflexes so he caught himself just an inch or two above the cement floor. Yay! No smashed face! Then he burst into tears, I helped him up thinking he was just startled...but then I saw blood. He had saved his nose but bit his lip in the process. It was bleeding like crazy and immediately puffed right up. Poor kid, he has full lips (which are precious), but when they get fat, they get really fat. So, he ended up with a big ol' busted lip. I stayed around for a bit to get him settled while the rest of his class went to the cafe for breakfast. Once he was calm I took him over to join his class. He sat down and immediately all the boys were asking to see it and if it hurt and "cool!" They are really bred that way...I'm pretty sure none of their parents taught them to oooh and ahhh over scars and blood, they just do, instinctively. Here is a picture from last night.
It looks better than it did in the morning, but you can still see it is a little swollen. I asked him after dinner if he wanted to go get an ice cream cone. He said no, that he wanted to stay home and play soccer instead. O.k. Well, that was until bed time rolled around and then he was all about getting ice cream. It was, obviously, too late so I convinced him that he could have some today. This morning he woke up and asked, "Can I watch Jake with my ice cream cone?" Ha! So I said, "You can watch Jake, but no ice cream for breakfast." His response, little stinker, "But, mommy, you said last night I could have ice cream cone today." Well, he got me...luckily I convinced him to wait and have ice cream after dinner tonight...and since he was with Carlos today, I had to call and tell his dad to make sure and give that kid a cone!
On a different note...I got to have a lovely dinner with my very dear friend A. this evening. She is such an awesome lady that I have known for a number of years. We met at work forever ago, but she moved companies 5 years ago and we haven't been in touch for awhile. Strangely, we are both recently divorced and living, literally, down the street from each other. Ha! So great to reconnect and have a nice, long, full of conversation dinner that even included margaritas. Yum! I'm thrilled that through it all we just started where we left off. Isn't it soo cool when you have a friend like that? I have a few of them...I feel like that is how you know that you have a true friendship...time doesn't change your love for each other.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Nascar's Newest Fan

For the first time in history the Daytona 500 was postponed yesterday due to rain. Which was strangely lucky for me. Cristian was with his dad yesterday so we are getting to watch all the action together. Yay! I know, I know, you had no idea I liked Nascar. Well, the truth is I like all sports...including car racing, skulls & even curling. Unfortunately, I don't get ESPN with my cable package so I gotta get what I can from the major networks. Anyhoo, I am very surprised that Cristian is totally into it. For the first 30 minutes he sat in silence. Love that kid. So, I am dubbing him Nascar's Newest Fan. Ha!

On an entirely different topic, I worked from home today. I wasn't feeling so hot this morning. I've been having these vivid dreams lately and I haven't been sleeping well. Ok, ok, not those kind of dreams. Weird dreams. I had one last week where I dreamed one of my co-workers (that I only know by name...I have never even spoke to this person) died from alcohol poisoning. See, I told you, weird. The last few nights I just keep dreaming that I needed to apologize to someone. Strange. I never do anything wrong why would I ever dream of apologizing?? Ha! I'm kidding. Actually, this has a longer story to it. I was on Facebook last week and I was reading a post from an old high school friend. One of the comments on her post was from another friend from high school that I haven't seen in many years. He was a good friend but as we all know I was sort of messed up back then and we lost touch after graduation. So, of course I friend requested him. He accepted, and ever since I have been thinking about way back when. My best memory of this guy was when he defended me to a group of guys talking smack. I didn't know about it until later when he reluctantly admitted what he had done. I was so young and dumb I don't even know if I said Thank You. I was so use to men/boys treating me like crap that I didn't know what to do when one of them was actually nice to me. I was such a mess back them. Just stuffing down all the emotions of divorce and a dad who never had time for me. Yuck! Anyhoo, so seeing this person on Facebook made me think of all of that and apparently my dreams are telling me to go with it and just send him an email saying thanks for being a friend way back when, especially since I wasn't the easiest person to be friends with. Think I'll send that tonight...maybe I can finally get some sleep.

Been a long time

It has been a year of change. Cristian is almost 4...Philip would have been 5 next week. We have moved again and I am taking on a different role at work. All good in their own ways. It has been nice having a 15 minute commute as opposed to an hour commute. Cristian has been throwing less in I can't even remember the last time he had a tantrum. Hazzah! I am enjoying learning new things at the office and doing some crosstraining. I went back on Weight Watchers 2 weeks ago. They have meetings at my office, so I really have no excuses. It works...I just have to stay focused. No emotional boredom eating...I have to stay busy. I've been at my company for 12 years so I know I can I just need to show a little of that in my healthy lifestyle commitments. I want to live...if not for me, then for Cristian. With a little sweat I may even get to my goal weight by the end of the year. Wow, that would be a great New Years. Would love to have a new love to go with that imaginary body I am thing at a time! Our divorce will be final soon! A simple, no issues divorce is a pain in the butt! Ha! We thought, why pay for an attorney, this is a simple divorce. No property, no splitting assets. Simple. We decided to just put together the paperwork and file it ourselves. Ha! What a joke the county offices are???!!! It has taken months to get a court I'm thinking I should have just bit the bullet and paid an doesn't matter now, argh.

So, things are moving along. Cristian is doing so well at school. His teachers like him and he adores them. He has two close friends that he plays with at school and talks about constantly at home. He loves to drum (on the new drum I bought him...yes, I'm a glutton) and shoot his rubber band gun (another new toy, from our trip to the rodeo...he has me wrapped around his finger). He likes to tell Grammie how she 'knows everything' and he expects her to answer all his questions. Yes, she lies sometimes....she likes to say that she is not lying but just 'making up stuff'. I don't really see the difference but whatever gets him to stop asking 'why?'!!

I'm doing ok. Still trying to wrap my brain around being single. It has been almost 7 years since I was last single. How does dating work...more to the point where will I meet dates? Yikes! Actually, it didn't take me long to get use to being the boss again. I've never had a problem being independent...I always prefer to have my way anyway. Ha! But, there are times when I would like to have another adult around to talk to. As it is I talk to myself far too much! :-) Kidding...maybe. Oh, and having someone to kiss and hug and all that would be nice too. Who knows what the future will hold, only time will tell. I'm in no rush...but I am sort of. I still want more babies and I'm I can't wait forever. Please God, send me the man of my dreams...and do it fast!

I said this last year, but this year I think I am more serious about it. I am going to write a few times a week on this blog. I probably won't post a ton of pictures as that takes much more effort that I can muster in the evening...but I will try to tell our stories. A little about me and a little about Cristian. Day to day happenings that will be nice to look back on years from now.