msjorje: (tulsa)
• I want to make a post about the trends of my period of late, but I haven't had time yet.

• I... already lost track of what all I was going to say here because I have too much going on right now.

• I have baby fever, but don't have another pregnancy in the works / plans just yet.

• I'm spending some time quite worried about finances right now while still recovering from utilities at the old place and dealing with hospital costs from my surgery. Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel seems like it get further and further away.

• Keeps (off / on) wanting to make more time for socializing, but hasn't yet.

• Misses some things from pre-baby times, but am really happy with parenthood with my husband.

• Would really like to travel to Florida and maybe Denver, but find that we're too "instant gratification" to save up for such things.

• Got Tyler in for her Eye Exam and I feel accomplished for finally getting that done. I still need to get her back in to see a Dentist and get Sasha in for her first Dental visit, too.

• I keep wanting to get back to healthy eating habits, but don't feel like I'm succeeding. That is making it difficult to keep Sasha on healthy foods, too. I do have fresh fruit and vegetables in the house as well as organic snacks for her. I just had Ensure for dinner. Its a little easier to eat healthy when I'm sharing a meal with Sasha.

• I'm trying to stay under the radar at work. So far, so good.

• I haven't spoken to my mother lately and that is bugging me, but I can't seem to find a convenient time to chat on the phone these days.

• I feel like my mother and I are closest when I'm pregnant. I wonder if that is playing into my Baby Fever. I think it has a bit to do with my being an Attention Whore. Being pregnant puts a lot of focus on me so that is one reason I like being pregnant. I do like myself pregnant, though, I appreciate the way it makes healthier choices not even an option but a must. I also want another baby with my husband, in case you were worried that it is all about the pregnancy and none about the end "product."

• I have some concerns about Tyler, but really appreciate the open line of communication Jenny and I are sharing about Tyler right now. I told Jenny years ago that if anything happened to me, she was my choice for a "replacement." Little did we know...

• Still really want to get my photography going again and to have my old camera cleaned. I never did get it done. At least I got a battery charger for it, though!

• I still want to get a decent GPS unit and take up geocache... in my spare time!

• I'm excited that Elmo has taken an interest in tarantulas and we're looking forward to attending The Oklahoma Reptile Expo!

• Sasha is asleep, so I think I'll go drag her to bed while I have the chance!
msjorje: (kiss)
I would love a copy of Spiders and their Kin. I also want a handheld GPS unit so bad! I tried to go find a Geocache today with my TeleNav program on my phone... it didn't work. The damn thing will show me the spot on a map and it will locate ME on a map - it just won't do both at the same time.

It would also be cool to have a copy of Come and Knock on Our Door because it was written by a classmate of mine from high school. He is quite witty!


Apr. 26th, 2010 07:51 am
msjorje: (gs)
I wait all year for the Swannie Soiree (just called Soiree this year). It is basically Girl Scout camp, but with no children. They offer canoeing, fishing, rock wall, zip line, GeoCache, tie dye, horseback riding as well as several other activities. Last year, Elmo went with me and I was pregnant. I had gotten special permission to take Sasha with us this year, since she is young enough that she shouldn't cramp anyone's style.

Two weeks before Soiree, they were short on registrations. They were going to need at least 15 more people in order to pull off the event. They didn't get them, so the event canceled. I would have been sorely disappointed, but the event organizer offered that we could still go up to the site and camp since the space had all been reserved already.

I requested that we still get to GeoCache since it didn't require anyone to run it, just a GPS unit. I also spoke with the Tie Dye lady and she said she'd come up and tie dye, too. She had already planned to come fish with her husband on site.

After some issues with the construction downtown, we still managed to arrive at camp right on time! (We didn't stop for dinner.) We arrived, unloaded, then hiked to the other camp (Tallchief) to see the organizer (Pam). We visited, got our GPS unit, and then headed back to our camp. It is over a half mile distance, we'd guess. I moved some better mattresses from another site and set up our bed on the balcony of the tree house. We love to sleep outside! Sasha finally got some crawling time after riding in the backpack so much.

I thought the mattresses were very comfortable, but it was WAY TOO COLD to be sleeping outside Friday night! (Can anyone tell me the temperature in Skiatook overnight on 4/23?) We were on top of 2 sleeping bags, but only under one comforter and we were freezing! I stayed awake most of the night just trying to make sure Sasha stayed covered and warm. The mattresses weren't enough to make up for Elmo's bad back. And we were afraid to sleep outside again Saturday night! We roamed around a lot on Saturday and also rested in the lodge on our site. Then we moved camp there. Elmo could sleep on a couch and there was a rug on the floor for Sasha to play. We had a kitchen handy and bathroom indoors as well. We tried to do our GeoCaching, but the GPS unit wouldn't cooperate. Pam couldn't make it work right, either, and it was her personal unit. It kept saying the cache was over 8 miles away... which was not possible. The tie dye lady never showed, though her husband did come up and fish for a short while. Elmo and I played Uno for a while. It was nice to hang out with no television or computers. We did have a radio stuck on a crappy station for some background noise.

I slept much better on a recliner with Sasha on my lap that night. In the morning, we packed up camp and were home by 10am. We napped a couple of times Sunday after the busy weekend we had! Next year, I'll be drumming up attention for this event in advance! Hopefully next year we'll be able to do more of the events! With more people and no child (or pregnancy), we'll have no restrictions.

I wouldn't have chosen to stay home, but it was not as cool as having other people there. We had the entire Swannie site to ourselves all weekend.


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