Thursday, January 31, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Sunday, January 27, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
I jump up and run in there.
"The nails, we ran into the nails" He starts to run his finger along his back.
"um what nails, Adam wake up"
"Hello, you know the nails on the wood that we're putting down"
"You're still sleeping wake up"
"You don't know anything ugghhh"
Then he rolls over and falls back asleep. He better have been asleep if he thinks he's going to talk to me like that!!!!
I can't wait to ask him about this in the morning. Nut ball.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Uncle Bills Visit
Originally uploaded by Ceece
My Uncle Bill, My Dad, Lilli, My Grandma, My Aunt Carolyn, Conner, My sister, me, my mom.
My Great Uncle Bill is in to visit. He is my Grandpa's brother. I'd never met him before. It was a little strange walking into breakfast this morning and seeing him. He looks so much like my grandpa who passed away two years ago.
It was nice to visit with him today and to hear stories from when they were younger.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
I don't regret helping her kids have a great Christmas, but I'll admit I'm a little pissed about the whole spa thing. I guess my question is should I be? Should I expect her to not spend a little money on herself in what is probably a bit of a stressful life? Should I just not even think about it and be glad that I was able to help the kids? Outside thoughts?
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Thursday, January 10, 2008
conner was here
Originally uploaded by Ceece
hours after painting, remnants and reminders can still be found.
3 years old may be a hell of a handful, but I do love what it brings. His love of learning and adventure. His desire to create. He's so articulate and sweet now. He is relatively sweet to his sister and can melt and break my heart in the same minute.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Mediation is set to start soon, apparently one of the "requirements" for mediation is that she has to have a job. Sounds easy right? It's not. She has newborn twin baby girls and a handicapped son, Her husband told her right before the twins were born that he would stay through their birth then he was out. (He had apparently met some delightful little tart at is work, another delightful little aside, this gem of a man recently ran for local office on the republican ticket, you know family values and all that right? Sanctity of marriage ring a bell d-bag?)
She ended up getting a job from 12-4. AM!!! What the shit? How in the world is this supposed to work. And Indiana is a "no fault" state so he could do what he wants and it pretty much won't matter.
Hey dickheads in congress, let's focus on these kinds of issue. When husbands (or wives) run out on their spouses who are in charge of taking care of the children and leave them with NOTHING! Leave the gay marriage issues out of focus in 2008 (as if their should even be a problem!) and focus on REAL problems.
When I had both Conner and Lilli, I was working for the magazine. The company was small enough that I didn't qualify for maternity leave under the FMLA guideline.s Luckily, they were great in that aspect and I was able to take 6 weeks off. FMLA Maternity leave is 12 weeks. In addition to allowing me that time at home, I was able to bring the babies in to work for a bit, because really, how can someone leave their 6 week old at a daycare? But there are hardly any moms out their that were lucky enough to be in my shoes. They work jobs where they simply couldn't bring their kids with them.
What do we do? How does this get handled? By slim, slim chance anyone reads this, that has actual power to make decisions, I'd love to hear your take, and if there are even any plans to tackle these types of issues in 2008 and beyond.