Thursday, June 05, 2008

It got me...

I am now the latest lucky host to the evil tummy bug. This is not fun, but could be a good way to kick off my post baby weight loss program. Nothing like a good stomach flu get past a plateau.

** Ironic Update. Our gardener just came to the door to tell me that the vine that D and I thought was so pretty that covered one of our retaining walls has creeped over from the neighbor's yard and is already covering (and killing) the tree in the corner and has covered the roof on the garage. It damages roofs faster than anything. Huh. We had no idea and would have just let it keep growing and growing. He is going to cut it down next week and save us the cost of a new roof.
People like us should not be allowed to have yards. We aren't smart enough.

Ok, back to the laundry.

5 comments:

Nellie said...

I LOVE your blog -- it really is my favorite, and trust me, I already knew most of those things about you on the "malefecent" post. There are just so many things to think about -- my blog is just so boreing, but I don't really care. WE live really far from our families, which is our choice, but it is our way to connect. I think I would share more, but I guess I am not willing to blog about things I don't want my MIL to read -- and my life is very ordinary. Really. I absolutely "check out" on the weekends when Chris is home -- I am constantly "hiding" from my children, yet think I want more. (WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME, ANYWAY?) I have all these conflicting emotions in my head -- I guess I, too go it alone, but how great is it that you share. I am inspired to try to dig deeper, to challenge my mushy brain to think. We will probabally never get to fly private, but I am sincerely glad that you get to -- Chris is my manny -- we don't have tons of cash, but he is home lots. (and sometimes it drives me crazy) Anyway, we are so similar in so many ways, so thanks for challenging me to share and to did deeper. It may take a while, but whether or not you like it, you are just so great, and I LOVE your reality blog.

Oh, and feel better! I remember the line in "Devil Wears Prada" where the assistant says "I am one stomach flu away from my goal weight." :)

Bek said...

Nellie.. I love that line in the Devil Wears Prada... I am more like 6 away..

If my husband was home more, I would do things differently, but the choice we made when we decided to persue this career choice was knowing that at times there would be more cash than time... and that we would spend the cash to cherish the time. Our choice and one I am happy with (it is all part of the grand plan to retire at 40 and have him teach high school...).

Flying private is nice but there are trade offs to everything. You lived her. You know what I mean. You are privy to info others aren't. You know I would trade some of it in a second... but we all take what we can get...

Like I said, right now I share to keep from going insane. I wish you were here to help me decorate my house. You have some serious style, lady. I love seeing your sweet kids (and btw.. I think that we aren't done either...crazy, eh?).

Nellie said...

I am incredibly glad I am not the only one who is crazy enough to think of 5 kids -- I actually would love to adopt, but I don't think it is an option right now, financially. I am so not complaining on that front, however -- we have enough for our needs and some of our wants, and I am old enough to realize that we live far better than most people in the world.

I, too, wish I lived closer to you -- we seriously missed out on hanging when we were there! Oh well, you have a friend wherever we land next, which I hope will be NC. Gotta run -- the "Manny" is out of town, which means I'm flying solo.

Monica said...

I have been following your blog for over a year now, and I am amazed at how you hold it all together. I couldn't figure out how you held it together so well while finding out about your daughters DS. I spent a lot of time wondering how I would take news like that, and I think I wouldn't do so well. There will always be people out their who have mean and hateful things to say, but most of us admire you more now that we know you struggle to.

wendy said...

CUTE kids. And great photos.

Wendy from Flippin' Sweet