Monday, September 12, 2005
How did I make it!
Today was so busy! We got up early and went walking with Amy from church. It was fun. She has a three year old, who was at preschool at the time, and two six month old twins. She's cool and fun, and SOOOOO sweet. We walked around the lake down the street from my apt. until we were ready to die, and then called it quits. However, before we left, I invited her to go to lunch with us at Trey's work, and I'd hook her up. She took me up on my offer! Hooray! So rarely do people have the time or want to go hang out with me!

So, we headed on down to the restaurant and dragged our three tiny babies and TJ inside. It was so funny. Her babies were born two months early, and are twins. Therefore, they are a bit on the smaller side. I got the biggest kick out of the fact that they are six months old, and Taryn will be three months old this Thursday, and she's the same size as them! We had all three of them in their little car seats in a line around a round table. We were the hit of the restaurant. Most people came up and asked if they were triplets. I'm sure they were wondering about the odd one out (the twins look just like their dad, with a long face and big eyes that kinda stick out). I kept telling Amy that people were surely looking over and thinking they were triplets and feeling sorry for one of us! Not to mention the fact that TJ was being a holy terror, as usual. Amy handled TJ's hyperactivity so well. I kept wondering if her daughter had been there and acting like that, if she would have handled it as well. I was pretty proud of myself, though. I ordered a salmon salad with vinaigrette dressing (which is lowfat, and surely the lowest calorie dressing they have), and I couldn't even eat half of it! I was so full! The server seemed a little upset that we weren't having dessert (it was slow and she was bored), so I figured why not, since we weren't paying anyway. So Amy and I split an apple pie w/vanilla ice cream. I felt pretty good about that, too, though, b/c between Amy, me and TJ eating the pie, there was still over half of it left. I was SO FULL when I left, too! I think my stomach has shrunken or something. Now if my body will just follow suit...

Afterwards, I took TJ to the playground downtown for a while. Then we went home just long enough to take a nap for an hour or so. Then it was off again.

I dropped TJ off at Gina's house and headed over to the church. We had Faith Circle tonight, and I have to say, I doubt I impressed too many people. We were making cards to send to the people at the nursing homes and what-not. Dawn brought in a TON of stuff like stickers and rub-ons and stamps and the like to make the cards. It was quite overwhelming! Finally, I decided to do a Halloween card. I got the idea together in my head, and it was kinda cool. However, once I got it on the paper, not so cool. Actually kinda juvenile and stupid looking. They hastened to remind me that the people most likely wouldn't see it anyway, being quite old and probably senile. However, I felt bad that it was so lame, but didn't want to waste it. On the front were various pictures of pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns, and some stickers that said Happy Halloween. I stressed over what to write on the inside to make up for the sad front, and I think they were beginning to feel sorry for me that I was worrying so much about it. Finally, though, it came to me. I wrote a poem:

Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere!
On porches, streets, and even chairs!
Jack-o-lanterns bring us light,
So Happy Halloween this night!

Okay, still lame. At the time, though, I was quite proud of it. Anyway, whereas everyone else pumped out the creative and beautiful cards, I managed to make one. It was just too stressful for me! I decided tonight that I definitely would not be a good candidate for scrapbooking. If I'm going to do something, I don't want it to suck, and I think that anything I did in that area would suck.

Well, that's my day in a nutshell. I skipped my coffee this morning, so I could drink water while I walked instead. I would like to point out that water, although very good for you and actually quite tasty (especially with all of the wonderful chemicals in ours!), does not in fact have any caffiene in it, and did nothing to help me stay awake all day! Nor did my tea at lunch. Or my diet coke at dinner. So, I'm off to bed now, two hours early, yet still later than I'd like to be in bed! I'll talk to you later, and you have an awesome day!
posted by Christi at 11:36 PM | Permalink |


  • At 2:00 AM, Blogger Kurt

    So you're lame because you put time and love and care into your card? I think not!

    They won't see it anyway, what kind of attitude is that!?

  • At 8:06 AM, Blogger gina

    yeah scrapbooking is not good for people who stress and obsess. you just gotta slap it down, be proud,and move along.

    hey, we never get invited to CD ...whats up with that? what am i, the hired help? lol

  • At 10:36 AM, Blogger Karla

    Life without a morning coffee is just so incredibly wrong. Where DID you find your strength to make through the day?

    Who are you trying to kid that water is tasty? Maybe mixed with kool aid or sugary juice....

  • At 1:53 PM, Blogger Christi

    Don't be silly, Gina! If you were hired help, I'd have to pay you! What you do is called slave labor...

    No, really. I thought I'd invited you to CA Dreaming a few times? Of course, I don't remember when, and you actually coming, but...If you want to go sometime, that would be cool. It would have to be one day when you don't have all your cheerin'. That's the stipulation...Trey won't pay for but a couple of people. Amy worked b/c she was just Amy and two bottles! TJ doesn't eat, so...

  • At 1:53 PM, Anonymous Suze

    I just the same way with paper crafts & scrapbooking. I so want to do it, but it always seems to look like crap.

    I keep meaning to comment (and I can't remember if I did yet) -- I loved your wedding dress. It was gorgeous and I loved the color (my favorite, too). Your wedding looked like it was a lot of fun.

  • At 2:35 PM, Blogger Julia

    Sounds like a busy day.

    I kind of hate it when I get invited to do crafty stuff with the girls, and I just don't like crafty stuff. I suck at it, and it's not even fun to me.

  • At 1:23 PM, Blogger Enlargement

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    If you got time , go visit my site, it´s about scrapbooking catalog. It pretty much covers scrapbooking catalog and other similar topics available.

  • At 12:17 AM, Blogger Smallman

    Hey, I was searching blogs, and came onto yours, and I like it. I kinda landed here on accident while searching for something esle, but nice blog.. I got you bookmarked.

    If you got time , go visit my site, it´s about wedding scrapbooking. It pretty much covers wedding scrapbooking and other similar topics available.

  • At 4:30 AM, Blogger kalisekj

    Hey, I have enjoyed...your blog is informative - even entertaining.

    I have a halloween sites. They pretty much covers costumes and masks related stuff.

    Thanks again and I'll be sure to bookmark you.