Monday, May 17, 2010

Playdate Politics

I told my husband I came up with the title to this entry but had no idea what it was going to be about. So here I am again, another directionless entry. Speaking of no direction, hence randomness of topic - can I just say that I over use the "dot-dot-dot." While I do know gramatically what purpose it serves, I use it for no such purpose other than to transition without the use of a comma or semi-colon, because the truth is I don't know when to use a semi-colon. There, I said it.

Well, I'm still pregnant...surprise, surprise. When I was pregnant with my first daughter, my doctor lectured me at 38 weeks telling me, "Now don't come in here asking why the baby hasn't come yet when you're still two weeks shy of your due date" blah blah blah. Screw him. How dare he say that to a woman who has been occupied by another human being for the better part of a year. However, this pregnancy seems to be different. Perhaps a fellow 38 weeker took him out during his lecture and he had a change of heart? Whatever the case, doc seems to want to get things going ASAP. So I'll go in Friday to have a little "procedure" done that I'll spare you the details of in hopes of getting me into labor over the weekend. Here's to hoping!

So Playdate Politics - what are they you might ask? It's like high school all over again. Mom's buddying up and inviting groups of kids over to their houses to "play"...which is code for letting the kids run around like cats on cat nip while the mom's cluster together and talk trash about Jane Doe at ECFE. Yet somehow, these play groups are oddly exclusive and an invite seems to be coveted like a Golden Ticket to Willy Wonka's Chocoate Factory. I don't think I want any part of these playgroups. I mean, what do I ACTUALLY have in common with these women other than the fact that we both have children? Since when does becoming a mother mean forgetting about the fact that for the previous 30 years of my life, I've tended to associate with people who are SIMILAR to me. Now all of the sudden I should just associate with people because we both spit out a human being one day? I think not. WELL SAID!

Well, the hormones have clearly gone to my happy place and a happy place no longer exists. I'll go to the next closest place - my bed. Good night!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

My Back's Barking!

Hello there! Despite my lack of brainstorming on a direction for my fabulous new blog, I'm deciding to create a new post anyway purely to vomit my frustrations all over my (and your) computer screen. My back is killing me and it seems to be affecting my relationships with those closest to me (read daughter and husband). It's as if they are avoiding me like I'm some sort of plague. They even built a fort in our basement...CLEARLY not intended for me as I can't bend over to get in it...nor is it big enough for my whale sized abdomen. Discrimination. Whatever, their loss. I'll go upstairs and have fun by myself then.

So, I guess I'd say things are going...uhm, WELL! I am anxiously awaiting my doctor appointment scheduled for this Friday where I will beg and plead with my doctor to deliver the baby immediately. I have my words precisely scripted and even plan to include a quote by the great MLK Jr. ("...I have a dream...") How could he possibly say no to that? In the meantime, we have a BUSY week ahead of us...and delivering a baby in the midst of it might just send me off to the looney bin. My mom threw together a last minute surprise party for my dad TOMORROW NIGHT, Thursday is my day of errands, appointments and cleaning while my parents graciously watch my child, Jeff works through the weekend while I prepare festivities for my parent's anniversary celebration on Sunday...and Monday I host a cleaning product party. Eyeyeyeyeye! If that isn't enough to put me into labor, I don't know what is!

Well, clearly this post has absolutely no direction. I just pray that Friday gives me more direction and perhaps news of a baby on the horizon. As much as I'm dreading the lack of sleep and overall pandemonium that is sure to ensue...getting this baby out of my body and a bit of my energy back sounds absolutely DREAMY!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

New To Blogging!

So many of my friends who have or are recently starting their families have blogs that I just love reading everyday! I've never had a blog, but thought this would be a fun time to try it out and see if I'm blogger material. I'm finding it hard to figure out what to write and have decided I need to sit down and make an outline of what my blog will be about. I find the title of my blog quite hilarious if I do say so myself...a simple reference to my $100,000 private college full-time stay at home mother to two and wife to one handsome man. NOT selling myself short here, but it was just a few short years ago that I was traveling 4 weeks out of the month, living in New York City being "groomed" as I like to think to someday run a major beauty brand. Today I find myself in the basement of my Minneapolis home, with one little angel upstairs fast asleep and another repeatedly beating me from the inside out as I wait quite impatiently for its arrival in just a few short weeks. So I suppose that's a bit about me. I'll put a bit more thought into what my blog will be "about" and hopefully find a little more direction in my posts. In the meantime, this was fun!