Archive for March, 2011
Today, Henry is 4 months old. To celebrate, he decided to pull an all-nighter and woke up EIGHT times (I really need to stop counting).
Thankfully, he is adorable.
Also, there is this great invention out there called coffee.
He got his 4-month shots on Tuesday which is always disturbing. It takes him a few days to “normal up”, so he’s been more fussy than usual. Hubby was away for a couple of days this week, too, so it’s been a tough week. Thus, not much time for blogging.
We’ve been walking more and yesterday I took Henry to McDonalds for a free coffee and (not free) muffin! He slept the entire way, as he tends to do once he’s in the stroller. Once the weather gets nicer, I imagine we’ll go for 2 or 3 walks a day. I depend on that little break of fresh air and exercise to restore my sanity!
I am not sure how much I will be blogging in here. I am trying to do more around the house, spend more quality time with Henry and Husband, and work on things unrelated to the computer. But who knows? Once I decide to take a little break, I’m often right back at it much sooner than I thought!
TGIF, my babies!
Hark! ‘Tis March! This means that Spring is a mere three weeks away. If you want to get all meteorological about it, we are technically in Spring as Meteorological Spring is March 1st – May 31st. It’s a beautiful, sunny day. Henry has his four-month doctor’s appointment today, so I hope we can walk there instead of drive (love living in Toronto!). There is a McDonalds nearby so we can stop for some free small coffees afterwards.
Since it’s the first day of March, I must re-cap on the goals I made for February. I truly embraced my New Year’s Resolution of failing by not successfully completing these goals. So, yay?
1. Drink a Green Monster every day — FAIL
I pretty much drank one every day for the first half of February, but by the end, I was enjoying a mashed banana in my morning oatmeal rather than having it in smoothie-form. I also got kind of sick of cleaning my blender every day. These are my excuses and I am sticking to them!
2. Lose 2 pounds – WINNING! (phrase stolen from Charlie Sheen)
I would go weigh myself to confirm (or deny) this, but I have a stomach full of oatmeal and a pair of jeans on. Everyone knows that jeans easily weigh 10 pounds on their own (don’t try to tell me otherwise). The last time I weighed myself, I was around 174, which is a 3 pound weight loss, so let’s go with that.
I’ve been eating my usual amount (possibly more as I finished a whole bag of Zesty Doritos in a mere two days all on my own!), but have been walking more. Henry continues to be my personal trainer with his demands for rocking/lifting/swaying. I don’t even need to lift weights anymore!
3. Check out the community/early years centre in my neighbourhood – DRAW
I haven’t gone there physically, but I did check out their list of programs online.
4. Try a week of vegan eating – WINNING!
Success! This is the goal I am most proud of accomplishing. I had a fun week of eating tofu and drinking almond milk and experimenting with recipes. I haven’t used cow’s milk for my oatmeal or Green Monsters since. I felt really great during my week of vegan eating, which is not to dispute the fact that I felt pretty great while eating cheesy pizza afterwards too!
5. Put $500 into my high interest savings account – WINNING!
I sure did. See, this is why I get excited about free McDonalds coffee. It’s all about frugal pleasures!
6. Sell something in my Etsy Shop – FAIL
I added another listing to my Etsy shop, but still no dice! I continue to crochet dish cloths, though, with the idea of giving every man, woman, and child I know one for Christmas this year. ‘Tis the season…to wash dishes?!!??
So two FAILS, three WINNINGS, and one draw. Not bad, I don’t think! I haven’t made a list of goals for March, though. I’d just like to go for more walks, try some new recipes, and have fun with Husband and Henry.