Monthly Archive: December 2006

2006 wrap-up…meme style. 15

2006 wrap-up…meme style.

Today is the last day of 2006. It has been an amazing year. Truly. The best part of the year? Has been realizing that I’m capable of a lot more than I give myself credit. I switched jobs and professions. I ran a half-marathon. I learned how to drink wine that does not come in a box. I bought boots with heels taller than half-an-inch. I fell more in love with my husband a 100 times over as I watch him grow as a father. I made a photo set of some of my favorite photos from this year, check...

Merry Christmas! 9

Merry Christmas!

For those of you who doubt how hard we try to make Christmas with LilZ seem “real” even though we can’t do it on the 25th, know that he was knocking on my door 15 minutes ago begging to open presents. However – he has to wait for MrZ to get his ass in gear – so I have time to post a few Christmas Morning pictures for you to see. It looks like Santa was very good to us.

Relief 12


I finally spoke with the director at NikkiZ’s old daycare. She told me that this was the first week the roll sheets were printed without NikkiZ’s name on it. One of the parents and the teachers both told the director she had to put it back on because they were all hoping she’d be back. That story right there made me feel better about my decision. They missed my baby. They were hoping she’d be back. As well they should be – how could you not love this face? And thank you all for your reassurance. How dumb is it...

Why do the easy decisions seem so hard? 74

Why do the easy decisions seem so hard?

I went to pick NikkiZ up from daycare yesterday and she was on the floor screaming her heart out while the teacher sat next to her, not soothing her, not tending to another baby, not even talking to her…nothing. Just sitting there…almost dazed. There were also 5 babies to that one teacher in that room. Part of the reason we chose this daycare was that they did BETTER than what the state mandated (5 babies/teacher) and set the rule that their facility would only have four babies per teacher. I was livid. NikkiZ’s hair was stuck to her face with...

The internet is dead today. 8

The internet is dead today.

Man. The internet is weird today – I can’t see my Google Reader to tell me if you’ve updated your site (Did you update today? Let me know so I can read your latest!), none of my TV News sites are posting during the holidays, and people just seem bored in cyberworld. There’s just not much going on. So – how about a meme? Of course Darren didn’t tag me to do this but I saw it on his site. I’m fairly certain I’ve done this before, but I’m too lazy to see. So – Five Things You May Not...