Hey There!

Yeah, it’s been a long, long time.  Not without reason.  It seems like we’ve been slammed with a bunch of stuff all at once, both good and bad.  The short of it is, it’s been crazy around here.  I’m looking forward to seeing things settle down a bit and I hope that time comes soon.

As soon as we were bouncing back from the whole Lyme incident, the little guy had a very scary reaction to some peanut butter.  Like, “I think we might need to call 911” scary.  When your Dr. Husband is considering calling an ambulance for your 18 month old, it’s safe to assume things aren’t looking so hot.  After some blood tests (which Arman and I were thankfully not in the room for) we know he is highly allergic to peanuts.

I now carry an epi-pen for the little bugger 24/7.  It’s a bummer, cause I know I love me some peanut butter, but I’m grateful he’s ok and we know how to handle it moving forward.  Soy-nut butter, anyone?  Yum yum.

Riz has also been gone for the last 2 months.  Not gone away, but either at work or at the library studying for the boards.  We passed each other briefly in the mornings and save for a few hours here and there on the weekends, that was pretty much it.  We were all sound asleep by the time he came home most evenings.  He was tired, I was tired, and the kids were starting to feel it too.  That was tough.

This family is most definitely a two-parent operation and we are all super-happy to have him back.  Boards are done and won’t be coming around for another 10 years.   So glad.

On to happier updates:

Arman started nursery school.  He LOVES it.  Maybe almost as much as I do.  He was more than ready.  Sometimes you just know when your kid is ready for that next step, whatever that may be.  Starting school was one of those things and he just jumped in wholeheartedly.

Riz and I spent a good deal of time last fall researching and visiting nursery schools to make sure we found the perfect fit for our big boy and for us as a family.  There were urban schools and suburban schools.  Snooty schools and crunchy schools.  Art schools, music schools, and schools with 2 year waiting lists. The whole business of nursery school is really a whole world unto itself.  We searched and we found a darling little school.  Every time my little 3 year old appears at 12:50pm (Curbside pick-up, people.  This is the stuff dreams are made of.) with his goofy grin and too-big backpack, I am certain we found the perfect match.  Life is good.

Changing topics.  Again.

Ya’ll know about Pinterest, right?  The virtual bulletin board that’s a dream come true for visual peeps like myself?  If you’ve been living under a rock, get yourself over there fast.  Full of fashion, entertaining, food, & crafty inspiration galore, it’s seriously like porn for the stay-at-home mom.  Or whoever.  It’s just good.

There’s just one problem:  I’ve been finding myself “pinning” (think “visual tweeting”) tons of awesome projects and ideas (like hundreds) but attempting none of them.  “Well that’s kinda pointless”, I found myself thinking. What’s the use in hoarding all of these amazing visuals if all they’ll ever do is stare back at me?  Turns out my friend Brianne was thinking the same thing.  Let me digress a bit.  I love the internet.  The fact that Brianne and I still communicate is amazing to me.  Not that I wouldn’t want to communicate with her.  She’s honest, witty, and real.  Who wouldn’t want a friend like that?  But honestly, the last time I saw my high-school pal was the summer of 2007 at a mutual friend’s wedding.  And before then?  I think it was the summer of ’99 at a Dave concert.

I am downright horrible at keeping in touch with people; really, really bad.  But the beauty of social networking is that I don’t have to be great at it at all.  She can still be in my life and I can be in hers, even if it’s exclusively online and that makes me really happy.  We can share our common interests (Pinterest!), share ideas, and ogle at pics of our cutie-pie children.  It just wouldn’t happen without the good old interwebs.  It’s kinda super-awesome.

So yeah, Brianne and I were in the same boat; pinning like the crazy moms we are but not doing much else.  Enter: Pinterest Challenge.  We each picked a project and set a deadline for completion (tomorrow).  It was just the motivation I needed to get my act together.  What project did I chose???  Can’t tell ya until tomorrow!  Oh, the suspense.  Be excited.  Do it.

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