Friday, July 15, 2005

See Ya Blogger!

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• Posted by JuJubee @ 7/15/2005 09:33:00 PM

Blubbering Idiot

BabyJuJu and I just spent about 25 uninterrupted moments staring at each other in the eye. Then she smiled, I melted and she promptly fell asleep (I just barely caught her as she began to roll out of my lap and onto the floor). It got me thinking. When do we start to become uncomfortable looking people in the eye?

I remember when LittleJuJu was a bit younger and we used to rock to sleep in the chair. He would stare into my eyes as he fell asleep. The older he got, the shorter the stare. Now, he fidgets when I try to kiss him on the cheek (he gave up kisses on the lips a long time ago). My little guy is getting so grown up. Kindergarten starts in August. I am dreading the first day I watch him roll away on the bus. I'm sure that I will be fighting back tears. I remember the first day I dropped him off at daycare when I was teaching preschool. I walked away from him, both of us fighting tears (one a bit less subtly than the other). First day of preschool was no easier but at least Mr. JuJu was with me. Can it be true that this new little baby will someday be old enough to go to school, and drive, and DATE? No way.

BabyJuJu found her hands yesterday. It's hilarious. She will hold (usually just one) up in the air in front of her face and just look at it like, "What the hell is this thing and when did it get here?" then she shoves it into her mouth like a rabid dog foaming at the mouth.

Please tell me that switching to WordPress is no big deal and I will not lose almost a year worth of posts and comments. Tell me this. I need a push because I am a big freaking wussy loser.

• Posted by JuJubee @ 7/15/2005 09:43:00 AM

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Calm Before the Storm?

LittleJuJu slept until 9:30 a.m. and then he cleaned his room.

I'm afraid. I am so very afraid.
• Posted by JuJubee @ 7/13/2005 09:34:00 AM

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Always A Work in Progress

I've been feeling like my site needs a change. I know I just changed it not too long ago, but I'd like to even change my platform. I've been playing around over at WordPress today and looking through the site to see if anything caught my eye. Anyone who has experience with WordPress, please fill me in on whether you like it and/or think that I might benefit from switching. The fact that it is free is a bonus...I'd love to switch to Movable Type at some point but right now FREE is my only option. A girl's gotta live, you know?

In other news? I'm really just trying to get back into some sort of a routine around here. Ever since the baby came, "routine" is not something I am familiar with. It's quite unfortunate as I thrive on routine. LittleJuJu does as well, so his trip to PA last week has him a little screwed up. My goal for the next two weeks is to get some sort of bedtime schedule down for the baby. I don't know how much longer Mr. JuJu and I are going to be able to function on the sore excuse for sleep that we get every night. After the two weeks we are off again to New York and Canada to visit family again...I hope that whatever progress is made between now and then is not lost. We'll see.

Looking over my blogroll, I cannot believe how many pregnant bloggers are out there! I swear half of the list is either pregnant, or new parents. Is ANYONE getting any sleep?!

Thanks for the anniversary wishes...Mr. JuJu and I finally got to sit down together with a glass of wine after 11 p.m. last night. Then the baby woke up. GOOD TIMES.
• Posted by JuJubee @ 7/12/2005 11:51:00 AM

Sunday, July 10, 2005

We Are Home

This is BabyJuJu wearing Daddy's wedding ring. We have been married two years tomorrow.
• Posted by JuJubee @ 7/10/2005 08:42:00 PM

Thursday, June 30, 2005

Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain

I know that my site seems a little funny the last couple days, I am working on that. Ignore it. I will keep trudging through the {sarcasm} gazillions {/sarcasm} of questions you all have for me.

CHRIS asks: 1) Aside from being a mom (which is quite noble), what would your dream job be?

I love make-up. I wear make-up. I buy lots of make-up and get excited to go home and try it on. I look at other women's faces and decide what I would do differently to their make-up, had I been the one to put it there. I only had my make-up done professionally one time. On my wedding day. I hated it. Had to go home and redo it myself. The crazy make-up girl's hands were shaking as she tried to swipe mascara onto my blonde, almost nonexistent lashes. Then she giggles, "Hehehe, I'm on HydroxyCut and it makes me SOOO shaky!". Wrong thing to tell a woman on her wedding day as you struggle to steady your hand. She could have blinded me, but she got by with a shitty make over. Where was I? Oh yes. I'd love to do make-up, maybe for celebrities and travel all over the world charging exorbitant amounts of money for my time. Shallow? Maybe. Fun? You betcha.

2) What are your top three guiltiest pleasures?

Good question. Ask anybody who knows me and they would tell you that I. Love. My. Showers. This has got to be a guilty pleasure. I don't know why I feel guilty being in there so long because honestly, the time I have in there is the only alone time I have ALL DAY LONG. True, I have always taken very long showers, even before I had children and no time to myself, but now the showers serve a purpose for me. They are my quiet time. I do my best thinking there. I also brush my teeth, apply face masks, give my hair deep treatments, exfoliate, shave, wash, moisturize...you can see why I take so long. My second guilty pleasure would be alcohol. I love wine and for some reason I feel guilty when I have a glass. I shouldn't. I will work on that. Third? Hmn. I am having trouble with a third one here. It might be sleep. I would kill someone for a full night of uninterrupted sleep right now.

3) What's the least talked about, most unpublicized secret with respect to being a parent? What do none of the books tell you?

If I told you, it certainly wouldn't be a secret now would it? You'll see soon enough...I will share one with you. Parents don't like to talk about it. Somehow if they do, it's as though they are admitting defeat, or they feel like it makes them less of a parent. The secret is this:

Sometimes you will wonder why in the hell you decided to have a child.

This is true of every parent. I challenge any parent to come to me and say that you have never felt this way, not even once. We all have these fleeting, and not so fleeting moments when the phone is ringing, the baby is screaming, your five year old is whining, the dog is barking, the doorbell is ringing and the water is boiling over on the stove and you just want to crawl into a corner and cry. You will want your old life back. You will curse the day you decided to have the sex that created these beings. You will feel this way and it is ok. You are human. The moment will pass and you will fall madly back into love with your children again. That is the secret. You will think that you hate your children at times. Obviously you don't, but it will feel that way. In the next instant, it's gone. Don't feel guilty about this. It comes with the job.

More later, I have SOOO much laundry to do, and the packing. My god with the packing.

• Posted by JuJubee @ 6/30/2005 08:51:00 AM

Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Where I Actually Answer Your Questions As Opposed to Last Time, When I Did Not

I asked for questions in my last post. Apparently noone really gives a shit, but I did get a few!! Let me address some of them while I have an extra minute or two here...

My MOM asks: Here's my question- Who is driving (the car, you know, that BIG shiny object that goes fast) on Friday? I'm not making fun of you, I just think maybe PaPa might like to drive Looking forward to sleeping late at our house?

Well Mom, chances are that I will be driving to your place since Mr. JuJu will be driving most if not all of the way to Philly. Since I am distracted easily by big shiny objects, we might have to pull over and switch, but maybe we can make a game of it! Like seeing how long I can stare at the shiny objects before the car starts pulling off of the road (mental note to get the alignment checked before Friday). To the second question? To quote my dear husband, "Does a bear shit in the woods?"...."Does the pope wear a funny hat?". OF COURSE I would look forward to sleeping in but I don't think we will have the opportunity as we will have to get up and get moving.

Chef asks: Write an essay 50 words or less on one of the following subjects.1) Darth Vader's Helmet in The Empire Strikes Back2) How many licks does it take to get to the tootsie roll center of a tootsie pop.3) What you would rather be? A grasshopper or an ant and why?

Well Chef, I didn't like writing essays in school, and I'll be damned if I am going to write one here on my personal website, but I will pick one of your questions and give it a thought or two. I'm going to have to go with #2. My thoughts on the Tootsie Roll Question For the Ages can be summed up in three words. No fucking way. I'd like to meet the person who has the time and or patience to actually sit and count each separate lick until the very end. There is no answer. If there is? I don't care. I'm too busy shoving those lollipops into my son's mouth so that I can have 3 minutes of silence to make an important phone call. (By the way? WAY more than 50 words there)

Ok then. I have, WOW, one more question (three parts) that I will get to later in the day. Keep them coming!

• Posted by JuJubee @ 6/29/2005 09:27:00 AM

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Staring At the Keyboard

I've got nothing right now. At some point, lack of sleep really begins to take it's toll on your brain function. Mine is performing at the borderline retarded level these days. Not quite Paris Hilton retarded, but getting there.

Oh lookey! Something shiny!

Oh sorry. I am just going to go ahead and flat out steal Chris's idea and ask you all for some questions. I've got a lot to do throughout this week to ready ourselves for travel with a new baby, and I also have to lose ten pounds and get LittleJuJu registered for kindergarten (shutup, I know it's almost July) so you ask questions, I answer. Maybe even truthfully. You can also request a photo of something. I might be able to operate small hunks of metal.

They are shiny!
• Posted by JuJubee @ 6/28/2005 07:43:00 AM
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