Thursday, January 29, 2015

We're back in Houston after a really fast trip to Santa Fe. I'm so happy to see The Little Prince and wonder how it is that he grew so much in just the few days we were gone. Right now I'm trying to play catch up on the computer while Mr. Baby naps. He was kicking his legs and talking to me all morning.

On another celebratory note, Mr. B and I celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary yesterday with a quiet dinner for two at La Grigilia. Yum! How can it already be 20 years since we married?

Today I'm creating responses to emails and spending much needed time with The Little Prince. I'm a happy girl!

Monday, January 26, 2015

I'm so spoiled by getting to see The Little Prince every day. Right now it is two days and counting since I've seen him (in person) and I so miss Mr. Baby. He is beginning to smile more and more, and it just melts my heart to see his smiley face.

The pic-of-the-day was taken by Dr. Mc and shows all the baby's hair. We aren't sure when it happened, but at some point all the hair he was born with fell out and his new hair is growing in. It's all the same length and looks like he has a burr haircut, except for every once in awhile there are a few long hairs. Although you can't really see them in the picture, his eye lashes are long and blonde and his eye brows are also blonde.

Today I'm creating a clean casita. I've gone through the closets and cabinets, and am moving on to the drawers.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Yesterday was a fun day! Sweetness and I looked at two more venues. Between appointments we went to a cute bar downtown (Honeymoon) for lunch and a cocktail. After the second appointment we went to the fabric store to look at colors that she wants in her wedding. Mother and daughter bonding time is always special!

Last night we met my cousin, Susan, and her daughter, Kristy, for cocktails before going to see The Suffers play. The Suffers had a GREAT show, but I may be biased. Apparently they have a good following in Houston. The show was sold out (700 people) and there were others standing out front trying to buy tickets.

Today I'm creating a casita that is devoid of personal items. We left Houston early this morning for two days in the high desert. I promised Dr. Mc and Big Daddy that I would take care of The Little Prince the first year of his life while they are at work. (This is so important since he was born prematurely. I don't want him in daycare where he might get exposed to something that his system isn't ready to handle.) Since I'll be caring for Aulay I won't be able to spend my summer vaca in the hight desert. Mr. B and I are leasing the Pettita Casita to a retired oncologist while his new home is built outside of Santa Fe. We're here to put our personal items in the attic and take some items home with us to Houston. We'll still come to Santa Fe, but not to the casita until March 2015. It will be strange to be in Santa Fe and not be in our house, but that's the way it will be. Truthfully, I'd rather take care of Mr. Baby than be away from him for two or three months! Plus, I'll be busy helping Sweetness plan her wedding.

Friday, January 23, 2015

As much as The Little Prince would not sleep yesterday, he has been asleep this morning for three hours. I have a bottle at the ready because when he wakes up, I know he is going to be hungry.

Does anyone else cut their own hair or is it just my family? Mr B and I went to an event last night. My hair has been bothering me (as it often does) so I came home last night, changed clothes, and quickly grabbed the scissors. I went in the bathroom and cut the length my hair to chin length. As much as I want to have long hair, it just doesn't work on my head.

Today I'm creating dinner with Dr. Mc. Big Daddy is out of town the the night. Mr. B has a company function. Dr. Mc and I are bonding with Pad Thai. The Little Prince will be with us, but hasn't developed a taste for anything but formula.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

The pic-of-the-day is a rare glimpse of The Little Price asleep this afternoon. He usually has a bottle around noon and plays for 30 minutes to an hour before falling asleep and staying asleep until 4-4:30 p.m. Today he has only slept for about 10 minutes and the rest of the time he has been awake and crying.
I've tried feeding him again, changing his diaper, rocking him, and walking around with him. Absolutely nothing has worked to quiet him. When he was at the doctor's office on Monday, she told Dr. Mc that she could see his teeth just below his gum line. Maybe he is in such a foul mood because he is teething?

Today I'm creating appointments for Sweetness and me to visit more wedding venues on Saturday. Hopefully one of the two we visit this weekend will suit her fancy.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Internet was down at my client's office this afternoon so I brought The Little Prince home with me to work here. I'm sitting on the couch working and he is laying in his playard (previously known as a play pen to many of us). I can see him kicking his feet. I hear him making sweet little noises. And I see the hanging toys above him moving as he hits them with his hand. He is a happy camper!

It's supposed to rain in Houston tonight, followed by a cold front. I'm so excited for more cold weather. While many friends say they are ready for warmer weather, I'm still wanting to wear sweaters and boots.

Today I'm creating an Internet article. Reference materials are all around me so I'm glad The Little Prince is happy in his playard with his toys.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Babies come with so much gear. For our house I found an organizer that I attached to the side of his bed. I love how everything fits into little compartments. If only the rooms in my house were as organized as Aulay's gear!

I'm still in the de-cluttering mood, especially after watching several episodes of Tiny House Hunters last night. People live in spaces as small as 250 square feet. How can that be? One couple, I forget where they live, have a tiny house that they have lived in for 20 years. Amazing! I don't think I could do it because I need stuff around me, such as family photos and tons of shoes. Now you know my priorities!

Today I'm creating rewrites of a letter written by someone else. I wish the man had just given me the information and asked me to write the letter. Writing the letter from scratch would have been easier than trying to make sense of what he wrote. Jeez.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Another fun day. How am I so lucky? I must be living right!

Today was the annual get together with woman from my high school graduating class. I wasn't close friends with any of them when I was in high school, but really enjoy being with them now and look forward to seeing them once a year. They were all so supportive last summer when Aulay was born. Today everyone was asking about The Little Prince and saying how they felt they knew him because I wrote on my blog about him. I hated to leave them all, but duty called.

Today I'm creating two magazine articles. When I'm writing, sometimes my thoughts come easier than other days. Today the words weren't free flowing, but tomorrow is another day.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Yesterday was such a fun family day! I took Sweetness to look at a wedding venue. It wasn't the place, but we got to spend time together and talk about her visions for her wedding. Next Mr. B and I had lunch with Dr. Mc, Big Daddy and The Little Prince. It was the perfect day for al fresco dining in Houston.

Last night the grill master worked his magic on a pork tenderloin. We had the pleasure of the company of The Little Prince who has started smiling when he sees people that he knows. What a great feeling to see the smile on his little face!

Today I'm creating a clean house. Not surprisingly today isn't nearly as fun as yesterday!

Friday, January 16, 2015

It has been a long and busy week, and I'm exhausted. I'm looking forward to a quiet evening at home with my guys: Mr. B and Mr. Baby. The Little Prince's parents will be packing at their old house. I can't wait to hold and rock Mr. Baby.

Tomorrow I'm going with Sweetness and Girafferty to look at a venue. It's amazing to me that in a city the size of Houston it is so difficult to find an affordable venue for a wedding that is 10 months away.

Today I'm creating a newsletter, an ad and working on two editorials. Mr. B made reservations for us to travel to the casita in a week. Since we haven't been there since Thanksgiving I'm excited to spend some time in the high desert.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

I don't think The Little Prince feels well today. He is usually happy to lay beside me when I work. I'll lay him next to me and he will kick his feet and look around, but not this afternoon.

This morning he slept, but this afternoon I can hear that he is congested plus he wants to be held. Even now I'm holding him as he sleeps on my shoulder. Typing with only one hand is hard!

Today I'm creating everything for a client event tonight. While the baby slept this morning I made 10 floral arrangements. Next I have to make a trip to the grocery store for some last minute items. I haven't been to the grocery store with my little buddy, so this will be a new adventure.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Yesterday, my day started way too early. I set up breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. for a group of 60+ and then set up for a meeting that began at 10 a.m. During the morning meeting I cleaned up from breakfast and set up lunch. During the afternoon meeting I cleaned up from lunch and set up for coffee after the meeting. These adventures were all in one location before I went to another meeting at 3 p.m. By the time I got home, it was 4 p.m.

I was going to nap for about 30 minutes. Instead I went to sleep at 4:30 p.m. and didn't wake up until 11:30 p.m. I was back asleep again by 1 a.m. If I was missing sleep, I caught up yesterday.

Today I'm creating meetings from about 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Then I have one more meeting at 5:30 p.m. The Little Prince has been with me all day and has been the best baby EVER! He waited until we got home to fill his diaper.

Monday, January 12, 2015

I heard on the news that a Houston couple left their infant in their car for 1.5 hours while they went shopping. The temperature was 38 degrees. Why do people like them have children?

On the other hand, I took The Little Prince to a meeting today. He slept for two hours before waking up. I had made a bottle before I went to the meeting so I could feed him when he woke up. He drank the bottle and went back to sleep.

Today I'm creating shopping lists for two events this week. One is tomorrow from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The other one is Thursday from 6-8 p.m. I think I'm in good shape for both.

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Beginning Tuesday morning I had so much on my mind. I had an opportunity that could have been magic or tragic. I was consumed with debating the pros and cons of what to do. My emotions were up and down, so I put all unnecessary activity (including blogging) on the back burner until I worked everything out.

The weather certainly didn't help my mood. It has been rainy and very cold in Houston. This type of weather makes me want to stay in the house, in my pajamas and napping. Napping was a good idea because I could get my mind off the topic of what should I do.

Today I'm creating a decision meeting. Everything went even better than expected! It always helps me make a decision when Mr. B tells me that he's with me, no matter what I decide. I'm not ready to announce the details of my confirmed project right now, but I will be in a couple of weeks.

Monday, January 5, 2015

A cold blast hit Houston last night. Even though it's cold, Rose still likes to sleep on the bathroom floor, unless she is laying on her back on the bed … snoring.

There was a time when I loved collecting items. I was on this morning looking at collections and how to organize them when I realized that they just look like a dusting project. I like collections, but I don't like dusting! Time for more purging.

Today I'm creating final plans for two events next week. I need to make presentations on my event plans tomorrow.

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Today we had a family brunch for Dr. Mc's birthday. Sweetness insisted that our reservation at 9:30 a.m. was not brunch, but breakfast. Hum.

The Little Prince is growing hair. He was born with tons of blonde hair, but it all fell out. We weren't sure if it would come back blonde or not. Since he has blonde eye lashes and eyebrows, I thought his hair would be blonde, but you never know. Right now, most of the hair on his head is about 1/4-1/2 inch long, with a few random strands that are probably three inches long. So cute.

Today I'm creating a quiet afternoon to watch previous episodes of Downton Abbey. I forgot how much I enjoyed Maggie Smith's portrayal of Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham. 

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Today is Dr. Mc's 35th birthday. How can that be?

The pic-of-the-day is of Dr. Mc when she was probably nine and Evan was less than one. It makes me feel old to look at pictures of when the lovely McCarley sisters were so young. Now Dr. Mc is married with a baby and Sweetness is engaged to be married. How can that be?

Today I'm creating a house free of holiday decorations. Actually, I'm pretty much sitting around and watching Mr. B put the boxes away.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year! It's a cold and rainy start to 2015 in Houston, but Mr. B, The Little Prince and I are warm and cozy inside the house.

The three of us rang in 2015 at home last night. The grill master worked his magic on dinner while we waited for Big Daddy Nick to appear on TV. The Suffers played at BigDnye, which was telecast on television. I wish there had been less talking by the two commentators and more music, but it was what it was. The Suffers were terrific! It was exciting to watch them on television.

Today I'm creating cookies to take to two parties. TLP will go to the first party with Mr. B and me, but I suspect his parents will be home before the second one begins. I know they are missing Mr. Baby.