This past week has been a pretty good week. I know I say that all the time but I guess it's my "normal" answer for when things go well but not super duper fantastic.
Start out normal enough. Riley and I spent Monday together; it's always nice to spend time with him. Monday was one of those days where you never want to leave him because you might miss something. It may not seem important to other people but to me it's important. I want to remember this time. It goes away so fast and soon he'll be telling me he hates me and that I never let him do what he wants. Right now he thinks I'm great. He loves to cuddle on the couch and watch Miss Spider's Sunny Patch or if he's really interested Shrek (Tim put on the first one for him after he sat for 30 minutes in front of the computer watching Kung Fu Panda trailers and clips.).
He's just learned how to give kisses without his mouth open. Not that I really minded but it's nice not to have to wipe my face off after a kiss from my favorite boy. He's also talking more and more everyday. During dinner one night he had wanted down before Tim and I were done and in order to finish our dinner in peace we let him free. He then went over to the computer and was clicking the mouse. I said to him "we don't play on the computer during dinner, you know that" and I swear he looked at me and said "but Dad does". It was so clear I'm sure that's what he said… and he'd be right. Tim use to play on the computer during dinner. Thankfully, after a heart to heart with him he has stopped doing that and leaves his computer time till after Riley goes to bed. I really appreciate it. The help is nice when I'm making dinner and it's nice to be able to talk and have him listen while he inhales the dinner I slaved over. (Hehe!)
Tuesday, Tim and I got to sneak out and go to Prince Caspian. I enjoyed it. I'm not sure really what else to say about it. I was disappointed by the lack of Aslan during the movie. I'm sure he was only in the movie for a whole whopping 5 minutes. I giggled at the talking animals. Thought the fighting scenes were over played but they have been in any movie of this genre I've seen in the past few years. What else? I enjoyed that Edmund was not a jerk this time. I look forward to Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Which I hear is already in production but not to be released until 2010, if my information is right. We went to the late showing so that we would be able to put Riley to bed and then go. This made for a really late night, didn't get to sleep until about 1:30 and I had to get up at 6:30. Ugh.
The rest of week proceeded without incident. Saturday we got up and went to swimming. We enrolled Riley for another 8 weeks. He enjoys it. Tim and little monster are really having fun together now. I sat with the one of the other Mommies that came with us from the other YMCA. She and he husband are starting to try for another little one. I'm very happy for her. We didn't go to the Farmer's Market because it was raining. I love the rain and would walk around in it forever. I'm pretty sure Riley wouldn't like that though!
While at swimming I got to listen to about how N (the mommy from swimming) got pregnant so fast last time that she didn't even know she was pregnant until she was 2 months along and so this time should go just as fast. I just smiled and nodded my head. What was I really to say? What could I say? I don't normally talk about this. I'm a very private person about this subject. I have faith that if it's supposed to happen it will. If it doesn't I will be thrilled with the little blessing I have already been special enough to receive. Tim and I have had a talk about it and decided that we're not going to try anymore (this means that we are open to children but not following any schedule). It's too much pressure on us and our marriage. It's too hard on me, I put too much into it and the disappointment that follows is almost crippling. It's affecting our relationship in a negative way and it shouldn't. Isn't the act of making babies supposed to be enjoyable and a positive thing for your relationship? I think it is and I think this is the right thing to do for us to keep a healthy relationship.
Anyway's, back to my weekend! Saturday night Vanessa came over and we went to see Sex and the City! It was really good! I've read a lot of reviews that said it was bad or didn't empower women or blah blah blah. I didn't go to it to be empowered. I went to it to have an enjoyable night with a friend. Don't get my wrong, when I watch movies about women that have it all and can do it while wearing designer clothes it makes me think "how come I can't do that?". But then I remember it's a movie and suburban Mom's who drive sedans and wear Lululemon yoga pants and t-shirts and rarely remember to put makeup on don't live like that! Heck, we go for haircuts about once every 3 months and I can't even remember the last time I got my nails done. I use to have a version of that life… I got dressed up and went to my office job everyday, got my hair done every 6 weeks and nails every 4. Put my make up on every day. Heck, I even weighed 30ish pounds less. Was I happier than I am right now? Nope. Goes to show you that what you think may make you happy still doesn't in the end.
I watched the TV show and enjoyed it. I still watch reruns of it. Does that mean that I want to be like Samantha, Carrie, Miranda, or Charlotte? Nope. I find it enjoyable to watch. I enjoy the characters and find the story line interesting. It was 2 hours and 20 minutes of watching someone else's "life". It's just a way to escape your own messy kitchen and piles of laundry that never seem to clean themselves.
Whew, this post has gotten a little longer than I wanted it to. Guess I just needed to rant! Some of the things I'll be posting about soon(ish) are… Fettuccine Alfredo w/ Mushrooms and Chicken, Tim's birthday cake, my deck garden, Marriage (not mine, only in general), and of course the Daring Baker's challenge, which I am going to tackle this weekend! I'm looking forward to it. Once again something I've never made but have thought about making. Oh and my menu planning… I'm going to do it next week but because I was so lazy last week I didn't use half the recipes so I'm using them this week.
Have a good week!