Monday, March 1, 2010

Random Thoughts...

It was a bit of a rough day, and I just need to veg.

Poor Billa had some pretty awful diarrhea this weekend (ok, actually since Thursday night) so we had to keep her home one more day just to make sure she was getting better.  Funny thing is, she didn't seem fazed by it at all.  She had no other symptoms, just some several blowout diapers and lots of dirty laundry.  Oh, and a few "differences of opinion" (read: temper tantrums) because she couldn't have milk products all weekend...

This picture has nothing to do with "digestive issues," but I think it's hilarious.  Sybilla insisted on tromping trough the house in her boots about five minutes before bedtime, unbeknownst to me.  I walked into the kitchen to find her like this and couldn't stop laughing for several minutes.  She marches to the beat of her own drummer, that's for sure!

I enjoyed myself immensely at the cake show this weekend, although I'd be lying if I said I wasn't the least bit disappointed that my cake didn't place.  I worked really hard on my design and took Friday off to complete it, so I was a little peeved that I didn't place at least 3rd.  Oh well.  The highlights were seeing my college buddy and "Twinkie" Brianna, meeting Mike McCarey, and seeing all the awesome cakes.  I now need to master making modelling chocolate...

My cake!  I did a green man/dryad/wine inspired design.

Me and Mike McCarey. You would most likely know him from the times he has won the Food Network Challenge! I also met Lauren Kitchens (another FN Challenger) and she was super cool too!

As Billa gets older and more precocious, I find myself wishing I was a stay at home mom.  I know, the workaholic suddenly having doubts.  It's not like I could just quit my job and do it (I can't, at least not now) so it's a moot point anyway.  But I do sometimes find myself wishing I could.  I think I feel a sound off coming...

Writing has been on my brain a lot lately too.  I would love to take on some free lance work, but I have no portfolio to show off.  I need to work on my writing for the blog to make it more interesting, as well as actually sit down and write out the ideas I have bouncing around inside my head.  Must...practice...note taking...

I've been feeling really anxious and stressed out lately.  I've had a lot going on in terms of baking, work, family and friends.  I haven't been sleeping too well despite going to bed early (the last two nights I was in bed at 9:30, asleep by 10) and Billa actually sleeping through the night.  Work in particular has had me stressed...I have a lot going on there and trying to balance it all during this transition phase is making me wonder if it was really all worth it to speak up and take on more responsibility...

Time for spring cleaning!  I read about this awesome idea called 40 Bags in 40 days from one of my favorite bloggers, in which you try and fill one bag/box per day of Lent.  It's a way to clean out your life with some spiritual ties.  I'm not a religious zealot, but I love the appeal of lightening my load and getting rid of some stuff, and if it makes my heart feel happier, then great!  Most of it will most likely make it's appearance in a garage sale once spring really gets underway.  We're going to have a multifamily garage sale with Kellie and Anthony and their neighbors since we don't actually have a yard or garage to sell from.  Hmm...maybe that money can go towards a 5th anniversary vacation fund?

Well, that's all I have energy to share.  That's not even the tip of the iceberg of stuff inside my head right now, either!

Happy Monday,

1 comment:

  1. She is just too adorable! I had such a good time hanging out with you and your enchiladas were GREAT!!!! Thanks for everything.



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