Saturday, July 25, 2009

Holy Smokes This is Random!!!

As I write this my BFF Karen is on her way back from an almost two week absence from my life which totally explains the randomness of this post. You see, the beauty of my friendship with Karen in that every week we have a weekly phone conversation that enables me to discuss and work through the many extreme, random things that happen. We may discuss eschatlogoy or we may discuss Dancing With the Stars. We may ponder our meaning in life or vent about our hair. This bond comes from sharing a dorm room the size of a storage unit our freshman year of college. Although I completely scared the snot out of her the first time we met with my overly sanguine meet and greet, we quickly learned that God had truly placed us together. It was like The Parent Trap when the two opposites room together and discover their bond. In so many ways Karen and I are total opposites, but in most ways we pretty much think just alike. We also love a good, long, meaningful, analytical conversation like it is nobody's business. We drive other people crazy with our overanalyzing, but together, the world makes sense.

So, here I am. I've talked Josh's ear off the past two weeks and just this very moment he said, "Oh no, she's bloggin'". So yes, I just need to share the randomness that has been my life.

First, I will tell you about potty training Kate. Please, contain your excitement. :) Don't worry, I won't use words like "pee pee" or "poo", because there isn't any of that actually going on in the potty. Instead, somehow Kate has learned to associate the potty with getting a bath and so everytime we go to the bathroom she takes off her pull-up, sits on the potty for 2 seconds then gets up and starts throwing toys in the bath tub. This is my first time encountering this phenomenon during potty training and I am not sure how to handle it. I know that we cannot do a bath after every potty time!! Kate also now enjoys sitting on the bathroom floor, buck nekded playing with naked Barbie dolls and trying to put them in the potty. So fun! Last night she actually sat on the potty for more than 2 seconds and me and Josh were both hovering waiting for the magical moment. (If you are not a parent and do not understand this, go check out the price of diapers at Wal-Mart!!) I asked her, "Is it too much pressure?" She made the Kate face, cut her eyes at me and pushed the door closed!!! Don't worry, I am sure I will keep you updated on her progress. I had the realization not too long ago that with the exception of a few months before Eli was born, I have had someone in diapers for the last seven years! The potty training of my baby is such a monumental experience words cannot do it justice...

Other interesting things around this place were a bunny in our back yard and a plant growing in our bathroom sink. I am so not kidding. I looked down the drain and there was a tiny stem sticking up. For the record, it was the only real plant to grow around here. :) It has since been removed.

In other Kate news, she has learned quite a few new words. Some of these include-new shoes, oh man!, Wooow!, and as it turned out she learned a new one just last night. We were actually planning to go out and eat at our favorite bbq restaurant. I was so excited. I had been in the bathroom putting my face on and when I came out I noticed that my vanilla candle was smelling extra vanilla-y. As I walked into the living room Josh told me that Kate had just learned a new word, smoke. Apparently my mind was consumed with thoughts of bbq because I was not putting all of this together. Then Eli said, "Your candle caught on fire!" I looked at Josh. "What do you mean it caught on fire?" Yes, I am a bright one. He answered, "It was in flames. It caught on fire!" So there you go. That's what happens when I blog about how boring our life has become. I about burn the house down.

Okay, last thing. I have started a seven week plan leading up to my 10 year reunion. What is it you ask? Well, so far it has been to do a little walking then eating my weight in bbq and having a nutty buddy bar and a big glass of milk before bed. Don't worry, it will get better. I'm not sure how, but I will let you know when it does. :) I have set a personal goal and when I reach it I am getting some Lucky jeans. Now I have never worn Lucky jeans or even tried them on but I hear they are a dream come true. So y'all, hold me to my plan (whatever it is) and maybe donate some money to the Lucky jean fund. But yea, you may want to hang onto that money until the seven weeks are up. :0)


III said...

You should try the "be sick constantly until the reunion" diet. It's been working great here for the last couple weeks. Sure, you feel miserable & you're totally non-productive & you feel like a total slacker. But hey, the pounds fall off. I started with "Montezuma's Revenge" over in a foreign country. And I've worked my way into an ordinary chest cold back here in America. Who knows what's in my future -- swine flu? Bird flu? Regular flu? The possibilities are limitless.

Karen said...

I'm home!! Hold off on the 7 week plan...we need a major lunch session...i climbed 8 flights of stairs all week and sweated off about 30 pounds, but put it all back on eating ice cream and chocolate...we MUST get together...I have to know everything I missed and have tons of stories and analyzing - a clown, piegons, medical clinics, mad dashes through the airports, stupid people, people who should never leave the country, and God's providence through it all...(444 people were saved!) Must talk SOON!!

Lori said...

Wow!! I haven't yet gotten over 444 were saved - can't wait to read a blog on THAT!!

My in-laws actually had a plant growing out of their wall on time.

Lucky jeans are the best. Also, Big Star is normally sold in the same stores and they are fabulous too. It won't matter how the seven weeks go - these jeans are just that good!! I save up to be able to get two pair a year:)

Emily :) said...

Wow! I'm still hung up on the 444 too!! I don't know if our church has had that many people in all of its history! So exciting to hear God's Spirit is still moving.

Philip I really hope you feel better soon. But, um, forgive me if I don't get too close at the reunion.:)

sarah brinkerhoff said...

love it. Can't believe that Kate is potty training. I feel like a total potty training slacker!
I had to breakdown and purchase more pull ups today.
I love your new diet plan. I sounds like the one I use to have. Watch biggest loser while eating a couple ice cream bars! I figure if you watch someone else workout it's like being there yourself.
Can't wait to see you in just 7 weeks!!!

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