Thursday, February 11, 2010

Eleven Months

My baby girl is eleven months old - only one mere month away from her first birthday! Planning is in progress for that, even though it'll be a small shindig.

So what's Macy Blair up to right now? Well, she just started walking and she is just so proud of herself. She has five teeth (only three on the bottom - it's the weirdest thing.. that fourth one is nowhere in sight!), and the two on the top have just come through. She loves SuperWhy, Wheel of Fortune, bathtime, and books - I think she'd rather play with books than with her toys. Her favorite book right now is a little Bambi book that she wants us to read over, and over, and over, and over... though I think she likes to have any book read to her. It's so cute when she goes to get a book and bring to us to read.

She is also growing attached to a pink blanket that somebody gave me at my shower. She couldn't get attached to a small security blanket that I bought for her months ago. No, it's gotta be a big soft fuzzy blanket that I can just SEE me having to pack up everywhere we go when she gets older and really attached to it. It's ok though. There's just about nothing sweeter than a baby girl toddling around dragging her pink blankie behind her. :)

No first words yet, but we're working on it. She does seem to say "bah!" over and over when playing with her books. I don't know if she is trying to say "book," or "Bambi" maybe?

She loves to eat anything and everything bite size and crunchy - Cheerios, puffs, crackers, whatever. And bread, she loves bread. And yogurt, good lord she loves yogurt. If she will eat nothing else, she will eat yogurt. She loves to chew on a chunky green apple stick and suck the juice out of a piece of clementine or orange. And thus far, she has tried and liked American, Mexican, and Chinese food. The milder stuff, of course, but I know she likes a little bit of spiciness here and there. Like this one time (at band camp), I gave her a Hot Fry to taste and she was wanting to chow down the whole thing.

She likes to be tickled and to play peek-a-boo and for me to crawl around and 'chase' and catch her. She just collapses in a fit of laughter - which is another thing she loves to do and does a lot - laugh. And I love the fact that I can make her laugh.

Friday, February 5, 2010




I've kinda been feeling... bored, lately. As most of you know, I'm a stay-at-home-mom, and that's just what I do - stay at home and take care of Macy. Now, I LOVE doing this, but I don't ever DO anything else really. Burin goes to work, I stay home and go on Target runs, Macy isn't really old enough to do anything with, we've never had a playdate, we go to my parents on Sundays to visit, and I see one of my friends about every other week or so and grab something to eat and maybe go to a movie. And as far as true hobbies or 'extra-curricular' stuff - zip. zilch. nada. I feel a little like I've lost myself since I'm not in school or at an outside job anymore.

So, I've been thinking lately about some stuff I'd kinda like to do:

*Get my 'craft' back on. I used to have an Etsy shop, but closed it before Macy was born. Actually, it was when I found out I was pregnant because I couldn't use resin due to the toxic fumes. But, I've kinda missed those bottlecaps, rubber stamps, and magnets. Granted, I only made a few sales on Etsy, but it was fun just making stuff for the heck of it. Maybe I should dig it all out again.

*Learn Thai. Burin and I have been together for ten years and no, I haven't learned Thai yet. (What. You expected me to be fluent already?) I read some reviews about the Rosetta Stone program, which is supposed to be the best language learning tool out there, but there were lots of bad reviews of it and the way it was set up. Basically, I think it teaches as if they expect you to already be able to READ Thai. You expect me to be able to read those spaghetti noodle curly-Q's? I don't think so. Speaking is one thing, but reading and writing it is a whole 'nother thing. I do know a few phrases and words, but that's all. Anyhow, I still think I need to learn it, and Rosetta Stone is still a possibility. I don't want Macy and her daddy to talk about me and not be able to understand it!

*Learn some kind of graphic arts program. I'm a very visual person and I like to design my own things. I was trying to work on Macy's birthday invitation last night using Picasa - a photo-editing program. I guess it's cute (and I might use it) but it was gettin' on mah nerves. The text/font kept wanting to do its own thing. Anyway, I'd love to be able to make my own Christmas cards and all, like the one I ordered from a girl on Etsy. There are some cute first birthday invitations on there, but I really don't want to spend a lot of money on it since I won't be sending very many out. Any suggestions for easy-to-use graphics programs? Adobe? ......?

*Cook more. Or should I say, learn to cook more. I can hardly boil water, folks. Cooking is not a passion for me, and I don't really enjoy it. When I do cook, it seems like I make the same stuff over and over. And it seems like most of it comes out of a box or a can. Ugh. And I'm a very picky eater, so that doesn't help much. I don't typically like soups or casseroles, there's not a lot of veggies that I like, I don't eat seafood. Seriously, if it swims, I don't eat it. Period. Burin, on the other hand, will eat absolutely anything you put in front of him and not complain about it. I'm always looking at new recipes, but nothing has jumped out at me yet. But seriously, I need to learn to do something because Macy will soon be eating only table food! Having a kid just changes everything, doesn't it? (And ironically, I think I could watch cooking shows all day long. Something about them just fascinates me.. the ingredients, the food prep.. not that I would ever eat any of it though! lol)

*Read more. Books, magazines, whatever. That's an easy one though. Just gotta peel my eyes from the computer long enough.

So there you go. That's my kick-boredom-in-the-butt list. Now someone just needs to give me a butt-kick so that I can get into gear and do something!