Friday, March 26, 2010

You should feel better about yourself in 1...2...

I. Am. A. Dork.

It’s true. As a kid I preferred to read than play with kids my age. My poor baby Sister was always trying to get me to go outside and play with her; but alas, I preferred to prop my feet up and read the latest Baby Sitter’s Club book. The day I had to give all of those up a yard sale was oh so sad; anyhow, I digress. So I thought I would let you in on a new secret shame that outlines just how much of a dork I really am.

My job involves a yearly edit of the major requirements in our course catalog. If you have ever attended college of any sort you should know what a catalog is. Anyhow as I peruse through the majors I have to highlight all of the requirements for each and then I go back through and compare that to last year’s requirements. I identify the changes and eventually I change all sort s of public documents with the changes. Seems all innocent and simple right?

Well the thing is that I am very selective with my highlighter colors. Many majors have options and those options have emphases and so the easiest thing to do is use several different colors to make the information pop out. Some years ago I decided that the color should fit the major. For example: I use a yellow highlighter for the construction major because it is the closest color to wood. Here is a small list of the others that seem to go for me and the corresponding reasons why.

- Blue for Geography because most of our planet is water.
- Green for plant science because duh most plants are green.
- Yellow for Chicano studies because it made me think of awesome tortillas and those are made with corn and corn is yellow.
- Green for economics because money is green.
- Yellow for Electrical Eng because for some reason it made me think of electricity which seemed sunny to me- you know they are both sources of power.
- Blue for computer science because in the matrix there was a blue pill and although I don’t know if that is the one Neal chose or even if the matrix has anything in the world to do with computers that is what I think of when I see computer science.
- Orange for Geology because it is the closest thing I have to a rock color.

I could go on and on. I only wish I was kidding.

Another Go

So ok internet I am going to give this another go. It does feel good to just write even though I know about one person who is reading it. I guess the point is just to write.

Lately life seems so ridiculously blissful one moment and what the crap is going on the next. The constant zig zag between the two is exhausting. So I will just list a few sentences about our life right now in crazy town.

1.) Bubbles is now almost 8 months and she is amazing.
2.) Being a Mom has has far exceeded my expectations in every awesome meter there is.
3.) Being Mom that works outside of the home is the hardest thing I have ever done in so many ways.
4.) I have an awesome Husband, great family, and great friends.
5.) As an adult being friends with my Mom who is also still like a Mom is a pretty cool thing.
6.) My Mom likes to feed us in crazy town and lucky for her she likes to eat. This means Husband and I both need to work out. So I am taking a swimming class with Mom and Sister and it is really fun.
7.) I still think it is funny when Bubbles throws her toys on the floor and laughs.
8.) I am still worried about this great State of CA and what this will all mean for us and for Bubbles and any future crazy town kids.
9.) I want my Google Fiber.
10.) This is the year of the iphone for me and I can't wait.
11.) Losing weight feels as good as it sounds.

and 12 because I am even braver than Sam

12.) I still love Jeopardy. We DVR it everyday and now Bubbles is addicted. She sends out some mad loving feelings for Trebek.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Woosh Woosh Woosh

Someday the woosh woosh woosh sound of my breast pump will be something I don’t hear every day. I am thrilled and melancholy all at the same time. Now that Bubbles is almost 8 months old I can really start thinking about when to wean. My goal all along was to make it through cold and flu season and what do you know that is right around the corner. I can’t wait to have my body back. I can’t wait to no longer have to get my makeshift curtain up and pump at work three times a day. I can’t wait to go somewhere with the Husband overnight.

On the other hand I will miss her first happy smile in the morning after LB is empty. I’ll miss her little hands that run through my hair in contentment. The way she looks at me like I can give her the whole world. The feeling that maybe I just can give her the whole world. Our quite moments, hushed conversation, our cuddles. I feel so blessed that I was able to give her this gift and I am so thankful that she stuck with me through the rougher parts.

Of course burning an extra 1000 calories or so a day ain’t half bad either… :)