Thursday, June 18, 2009

Now I have time to post

Alright, both kids are asleep - well we think Duncan is, no peeps from up there, and Cordie certainly is. Supper is in the oven, and so I'll take a minute to write up a few things.

Totally random thoughts:
Cordie and I went across the new bridge today. Okay, it was quite funny. I've noted many times about our office moving over there, so I wanted to check out my future commute. Once I figured it out, it is so incredibly simple and close. It will make returning to work next May bearable. It's a long way off, but it's a reality. Unless we win the lotto. And it turns out you need to buy tickets to win it. Huh. Who knew? :) Anyhow, it was a bit of a comedy of errors getting to the new office as I didn't know exactly where it was. So I made a few wrong turns. No big deal, helps me learn the area, but then I made a big wrong turn... he he he... and I ended up on the freeway heading east. I was laughing so hard "I'm on the freeway! What am I doing on the freeway?!" So I had to go all the way up to 232, turn around, come back to 200... but then I figured it out. The new office is in an excellent location. Starbucks in the parking lot, Timmies across the street. And on the otherside of the freeway are a bunch of shops and restaurants. We then headed on up to WalMart. I'm happy to have one only 15 minutes away. Not that I'll go there a lot, but it is nice to have the option.

Over all I'm doing well, although I admit I have my moments of tearyness, breaking down, etc... I'm not doing too bad on the sleep front most nights. Cordie is now in a every 3 hour or so routine. I'll feel great when she moves to 4 hours. But we keep going to bed too late, and then I'm usually up around 5:30... so I'm having to nap in the afternoon, when it works both kids are down. But I do admit I've had moments of "how am I going to do this?" and feeling not so great about myself. That is usually when I'm super tired, and Duncan is being very two. Mind you he tends to be very two when he is also tired, and he picks up on my mood of being less than patient. But you can't always stop yourself. So we need to work on that. And I need to work on a better daytime routine with him. I enjoy the time in the morning with him when Cordie is sleeping - as she tends to sleep most of the morning away, but you can only spend so many days watching Nemo, Bolt, Cars... and building train tracks etc... I keep thinking I should do crafts with him but I just have not got my act together enough to organize anything. Yes we go outside - but I prefer the back yard where he is contained. We do go out - almost every day, but I tried going to story time at the library with him and that was a mess. We've been to the park a few times with our friends, but even then he wants to go to the water park, so I'm fighting with him.

Don't get me wrong - he is a good kid. He is a phenomenal kid. But he is two. And his world is a little shaken up with Cordie's arrival, even if he is as good as gold with her. So he has good reasons, but it doesn't mean he can get away with it. :) But he does still nap, so that's good for all of us. And he loves going to Nikki's.

Pre-school
Originally we signed Duncan up for one that Nikki was going to send her son to. Since it would be a lot easier for Duncan to go to the same one - b/c he would know someone, and when I'm back at work for drop off and pick up - we went with the same one. But life throws things at you. They talked about closing down the elementary school nearest to us, which Nikki's other son was going to be starting K in the fall at. So she moved him to the next nearest school, which also has preschool, so she moved the other kid there too, and so we decided to move Duncan there too. The thing is we've likely lost about a $200 deposit from the 1st school. Ouch. But what are you going to do? Anyhow, the good thing about this new one is if Duncan goes to public school in a few years (we'll see - may send him to the Christian school) then this is the school he would go to.

Otherwise... I haven't read a book in ages. I haven't even done my sudoku puzzle book. No time.

We're catching up on tv from the past year. We watched the Mentalist - which we really enjoyed! Now we're watching Fringe. I'm enjoying it, but it's not totally up my alley, but we'll keep going with it.

Alright, this book is long enough. I hope you're all well. Dinner is ready.

2 comments:

Tanya said...

epiness. Crying for no reason and all that. It was nice when it went away.
And that was longer than 4 weeks, I'm sure.
Congrats on the successful trip to Langley!! I guess that means you're not the woman that the police escorted off the bridge...for driving the wrong way...
yeah.
HAVE FUN. Thanks for the update.

Tanya said...

Hmm. The first part of my comment disappeared. I said I remember the weepiness.