Sunday, June 27, 2010

I suck at introductions!

But this is my first post, so I have to do some sort of introducing, don't I? I'm a perfectionist to the core, so when making an introduction, I tend to go on and on and on because I'm not sure what I really should include. Really, what do potential blog readers of mine need to know? Or want to know? So I just start blurting out almost everything that comes to mind, because I mean, really, how can anyone sum up themselves in a relatively short paragraph? How do I put my 20+ years of life experience into a short post? Should I just scrape the very surface of my being? Or should I get straight to the very depths of my being? See, that's already 7 questions and I've only been here for just a brief moment. Did I count that right? I'm not all that great with numbers, unfortunately. But the good news for anyone who may read this is that I'm pretty friggin' awesome when it comes to grammar and spelling, should my posts should most always make sense. But I won't make any promises. Alright, sorry. I do get side-tracked quite often. This is why my husband usually comes home to a half clean house. This is why I go into the bathroom with the intent to do my hair, but it almost always ends up in a ponytail, or if I'm really lazy, I put a headband on.

Well, I guess that wasn't so hard. I've already noted that I'm a perfectionist. I ask too many questions. I'm awful at math, but I'm good with English. I get side-tracked way too easily. And I'm pretty lazy when it comes to doing my hair.

Maybe I should get back to the point. Me. But I guess I was on point because that was about me. But my world really doesn't revolve around me, it revolves around my family, and at the end of the day, my most cherished glass of wine. Although that really doesn't happen everyday, sometimes I'm too tired. Sometimes I'm just not in the mood. Sometimes I rather take a nice long bath while reading a good book. I really enjoy reading. It's one of my most favorite things to do, so naturally, writing is one of my most favorite things to do.

I'm not really all that new to blogging. I am, but I'm not. I had a LiveJournal for a large majority of my teenage years. I read it not too long ago and was so embarrassed that I deleted it. Sometimes I regret that decision -- but for the most part, I think it was a good decision. I started a pregnancy blog while I was pregnant, but I couldn't keep up with it, my pregnancy was entirely too easy. My posts mostly consisted of "I can't wait to meet him!", which I'm sure cannot hold anybody's attention span for too long. So I gave up. I started another blog a little later, but I felt too restricted with it, because of my perfectionism. It's all in the name! And I felt the name restricted my writing options. It hindered my voice, if you will. It was a good few months while it lasted, but I didn't feel it was me.

But if it's the wine that's talking, you know, I can write about virtually anything! I don't have to stick to a single topic. I can write about a plethora (I have developed an obsession with this word recently. Not sure why.) of things. Not that it really will always be wine talking, but I can pretend sometimes, right?

Before I give anybody the impression that I only drink wine, I should note that I love Coke. No, no, not the bad coke. The pop. Or soda, if you prefer. Not that Coke, or any kind of pop, is really all that great and healthy for you, but I'm sure it's much better than the other coke. I did try to stop drinking Coke one time. I went 2 weeks with nothing but water, but lets face it, water isn't fizzy and doesn't really have a flavor. I got bored. I don't like to be bored. So I gave in as a "reward", drank a Coke, and have been drinking it ever since. Maybe someday I'll really stop. But we all have our vices, right?

To try and even out my Coke obsession, I started walking. I used to hate walking. Now I find that I actually do enjoy it. Now that my son can walk, it's also a good way to tire him out before bed time. Taking him for a walk is like insurance. It has me covered in the event that he wakes during the middle of the night. If he goes for a walk before bedtime, he'll always go right back to sleep. This has proven to be true so far, anyway. A bonus perk is that he actually holds mine and my husband's hands for the entire duration of our walks, and that makes my heart flutter.

I haven't mentioned my husband yet, have I? Well, I did once. Nevermind. But yes, my husband. We'll have been together for 5 years this coming September 10th. That's half a decade and I feel that that is something to celebrate. But we've just gotten married on November 20th, 2009. We had a small, quiant wedding. We wed at the court house, had a semi-formal pizza buffet-style dinner at a high end pub with our immediate family and grandparents. After the dinner, our more distant family and friends were invited up to the pub for a night of pool and drinks. Then we went to a Comfort Inn and got a jacuzzi room and spent our night watching movies in the jacuzzi. And it was really nice. The next day, we resumed our lives as parents. We haven't gone on a honeymoon, but we imagine we still have plenty of time to take care of that. Someday we will. I'd always wanted to go to Australia for my honeymoon, until one day I discovered Pearl Resorts in Bora Bora, and have since had my heart set on that.

Really, can you blame me for often dreaming of such a place? I think not.

Does anybody want to see more pictures? I quite like pictures, and I have more fun reading a blog when I see pictures. So I'll share some pictures.

My husband and I shortly after we first started dating. I do quite miss my thin face. I think I need to get that neck exerciser that I've seen on late night infomercials.

Here's a more recent picture, taken just this past Friday at a friend's wedding after a few Sex on the Beaches, a glass of Champagne, and 3 glasses of wine. My husband had a few beers. But I don't like beer, and he was driving, so he didn't drink nearly as much. See what I mean about needing that neck exerciser?

This would be my son (aka Tubs) and I. This was also taken very recently. I was forced to cut his hair. My mom is having major surgery this coming week and said it was her last wish before surgery. And my husband really wanted it done, too. So I had to. But isn't Tubs one of the handsomest little men out there? I do think so. My teeth look brilliantly white. I am not quite sure why, but I really won't complain.

Now you may understand why I didn't want to cut his hair. Because he has GOOD hair! I don't. But I do think his new 'do looks quite becoming on him anyway.

And because who can't resist adorably squishy newborn pictures? I can't! This would Tubs on the day he was born. I had an awful birth experience which I'm sure you'll hear about someday, but this was still the best day of my life and I'd do it all over again if I had to. Because he is just that awesome.

This would be the newest addition to the family, Ozzy. He was my Mother's Day present this year! :) I'm a huge huge huge lover of all dogs, and while I am in absolute love with my husband and son, life is just not complete without a dog. Ozzy is a 2 1/2 year old Boston Terrier. He only has one eye, and yes, we adopted him that way. His story is a sad one and I'll post his story sometime in the near future, but he is now extremely loved by his family. Tubs thinks the world of him, too.

I'll end the parade of pictures with Baby A. Baby A was miscarried on May 31st, 2007. It was one of the saddest days of my entire life. Though Baby A was only with us for a short while, we had already fallen very much in love with Baby A, and we will never forget Baby A.

Alright, how's that for introductions? Good, I hope. There's much more to me and my family, of course. But that will all come in due time. I hope to have a quite successful blogs and meet lots of interesting, lovely wonderful people out there. I hope to discover new blogs, because I love reading them! I hope a great many things in this life of mine.

That being said, if you have happened to stumble across this post (and if you have read it in it's entirety, pat yourself on the back!) please feel free to introduce yourself. I do love meeting new people! Good night!


  1. Well hello there! Enjoyed reading your rambling introduction. I'm a rambler too and apart from the 'perfectionist' part, that second paragraph could be a description of me.

    It was the title of your blog that drew me here, great name. My hubby and I will have been married 5 years in October. My second child was born in February 2009. I too have lost a little angel. So I can relate to a lot of your life story. Pleased to meet you via SITS.

    from Babes about Town

  2. Hi SITS sista! Welcome to blogland! What a awesome first post!!! I started blogging in March of this year and never thought to do an "intro" post! FUN! Love your blog name and graphic style... it drew me in! Hope you'll come say hey!

  3. Great first post. Hope you have lots of fun with your blog. All too often I let the wine do the talking. Hahah. Love the title. Stopping by from SITS.

  4. The only thing I don't like about Blogger is that you can't reply to each individual comment! But I can't do WordPress, not yet anyway, because while I'm pretty decent with HTML, php and the like totally escape me. Anyway...

    @cheekymama - I'm glad you've enjoyed reading my post. That makes me happy! I like not having to feel like I'm talking to a wall. And I'm sorry about your angel baby. :( It's so incredibly hard to lose a baby. I visited your blog and it's adorable! I'm very far from London, but I'd love to visit there someday, so if I ever do get the chance to do so, I will definitely go back to your blog to find some fun family activities! But I'm going to put your blog in my favorites so I can still check back and read it and envy life in London. :-p

    @genevieve - I came and said hi! :) Your blog is adorable and I love love love the party pictures that were posted today. You have some creative readers! And I really love making graphics/layouts, so it will probably be change often. Because I can't just stick to one thing for too long. But so far, I still really love this layout (I spent several days working on it before I posted! As I said, I'm a perfectionist! lol) so I'm hoping I'll stay in love with it for awhile!

    @lexlocilori - I visited your blog and that's so awesome that you practice law! I seriously contemplated going for Constitutional Law, but I decided that I would probably be really busy with work -- too busy for the 6 kids, 5 dogs, and dog rescue we'd like to open someday! So I do believe that I'll be living that given up dream through your blog. P.S. BEARS ARE SCARY!

  5. Hey Erica

    Glad to have a new blog to read! I just read your 1st post and was looking for an email address to send you a message on (sometimes I don't like the public messages, ha). anyway, your son is super cute, I do hope you reveal his name at some point! I'm looking forward to reading more about your family. Just curious, how you found my blog? Thanks.


  6. Thank you!! I just might reveal his name someday (Probably in a totally not thinking about it moment and the cat will be outta the bag! Almost happened last night! lol) I should probably put my e-mail address up here, huh? Anyway, I found your blog on the top mommy list thing, I believe. I was looking at the list and thought yours sounding interesting so I visited. :)