Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Kickin' the habit

24 years now I have been biting my nails. Its a disgusting habit I just can't seem to kick. Yes, I have tried everything. Even the "bite no more" gross clear polish that everyone swear by. They say once you taste it you will never bite your nail. Yea, not me. I chew right through it.

For my birthday this year I was given a pedicure and manicure. I have incredibly short nails so I got a full set of acrylics put on. No sense in getting my nails done when I don't really have any. I love my acrylics, but they are a lot of maintenance that I just can't keep up with so I took them off on Saturday. My real nails were semi long. Really long in my eyes and very tempting to bite. I don't know what it is about them I find so appealing but I decided that if I filed them and painted them maybe I would find them attractive and not want to bite them? So I went to the store and bought a couple colors of dollar store nail polish and some files and went to it. Wait, I don't even know how to paint my nails. I have never had my nails painted in my life. I have always had them so short since I bite them, that there was no point in painting them. So I called on my neighbor, Emily to paint them for me. Its been almost 48 hours and I haven't even attempted to bite them. So far so good. The polish was cheap and starting to chip off, and the part of my nail that was showing was tempting me so I went and splurged and bought a little more expensive polish to put on tonight so I wouldn't want to bite them. I just really want to stop.. plus I think I made a deal with Steve that we could go on a cruise if I could break this habit. I say I THINK I made that deal because basically I said to him " we are going on a cruise if I break this habit" he said OK.. but he was watching basketball... so not sure if he knows what he agreed to. Cross your fingers that I can continue this. 2 days down... 2 million (give or take a few) more to go.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

My how time flies! I sure have neglected my blog, but I guess working full time and being a Mom gives me some what of an excuse, right? And isn't he a cute excuse?

Every day I look at my blog and think "today is the day. Im going to do it. A new blog will be written." but then I look at all that has happend since last time I wrote and it overwhelms me and I say I'll do it it tomorrow. Well, tomorrow has finally come. Lucky you, my 1 maybe 2 readers out there.

Let's get down to business. First of all, My adorable little man is 6 months old now. I can't believe it. He was such a hard baby at first and I prayed every day for it to go by fast. It really didn't go by quickly until I started back at work. Now its flying by. It's so much fun watching him grow and learn new things. It seems like he is doing something new every day now. He is pretty much sitting up on his own now. He falls over ever now and then, but is getting the hang of it. He still hates tummy time. Saying he hates it, is putting it nicely. I'm not sure he will ever like being on his tummy. He has 4 teeth. 3 on bottom and 1 on top. I am pretty sure another one is coming in on top though. He loves to sit in his highchair that we recently bought and loves even more, eating bananas in the highchair. He can't get enough of apples and bananas. Its pretty adorable. But pretty much everything he does is adorable. its a given. He is starting to copy me when I clap my hands, shake my head and stick out my tongue (that he has been doing for a month now) when he gets excited, you know it because he flails (sp?) his arms all over the place. Its hillarious and I love it. Especially when its when I walk in the door or the room and he sees me. It melts my heart. 6 months is my favorite age so far! Im loving it!!

I started back to work on February 28th working for IHC at the Memorial Clinic in Sugarhouse. I love it. I get to work with patients and as crazy as some of them are, they make my day. It can be a very rewarding job. You may ask, "How can you go to work full time and leave that cute boy of yours?" well, this lady right here makes it so much easier for me. Becky Noel is an incredible sister in-law. When I told her I would have to go back to work, without hesitation she offered to watch McKay for us. I can't even tell you the weight that was lifted off my shoulders knowing I would have someone I trusted so much to watch my Son. He adores her and her children and I know they love him too. If he could talk right now he would go on and on about the fun he has with them every day. I am so thankful for their love and support and feel bad for all of you out there who don't have her as your sister in-law. So, because I have someone amazing to watch McKay going to work is much easier for me. I have at least once a week where I feel horrible and just want to quit and stay home with him, but I know this is just temporary and it is what is best for McKay's future. So thank you, Becky!!

And yes, my blog apparently turned into a shout out/thank you to Becky but hey, she deserves it!