I have been feeling a major lack in inspiration lately. No crafting ideas. No interested dinner ideas. No baking ideas. No blog ideas. Hence me being gone for so long. My made up songs have even become pretty boring. Take for example the song I sang Aislynn today while we got dressed:
I'm putting on your pants.
I'm putting on your shirt.
I forgot to change your diaper.
I am taking off your pants again.
I see daddy already changed your diaper.
I'm putting on your pants again.
See? How lame is that? Usually my songs are filled with hilarity and Cuinn laughs and Aislynn laughs and we all have a fantastic time.
What do you guys do when you are feeling a lack of creativity? How do you get your mojo back?
Since I've been gone for a hundred years, I figured it was time to update you all (not to be confused with y'all. I may live in the sticks, but I ain't no country bunkin). Our life is so crazy filled with stuff that when I sit down and actually think about what's going on it freaks me out. So I stop sitting and I do something to distract myself from my huge to do list.
Here's what's going on in the Simpson home. Just in case you were wondering. Which you were. I'm sure.
Cuinn is now taking a night class! He is upgrading his Chemistry to go back to school to do the same thing he's already done. (Don't get me started. Except to say, don't move from province to province. The hassle is not worth it.) He is now gone Tuesday and Thursday nights, so Aislynn and I get a little mummy/daughter quiet time. Then when Aislynn goes to bed, I get the WHOLE PLACE TO MYSELF!!! I can watch whatever I want on tv without Cuinn's hilarious commentary on how girly my shows are. I can eat candy slowly without worrying about Cuinn not really sharing and eating all of it. I can use the computer without feeling guilty about using Cuinn's computer. It's pretty awesome. For someone who has never lived alone, I kinda like that hour every Tuesday and Thursday that I can pretend I live on my own.
But I do really love it when he comes home. Because I miss his tv commentary, and his gorging on candy habits.
My belly is growing at an alarming rate. Seriously. I'm huge. But that's a good thing. I had to go to the hospital last Tuesday for some cramping/contractions. Everything is fine with baby though. I'm not going to go into too many details, mainly because it stresses me out and the midwives keep warning me that if my stress level doesn't decrease exponentially then they will put me on bed rest. My blood pressure was even high in the hospital. Which, for me, is very weird. My blood pressure is usually amazing. Like, for real. My family dr always praises me for such good blood pressure. SO when it was higher than usual, the midwife took it again just to be sure. Anyway. Baby is fine. He/She is cooking away, and we'll meet baby in 6-8 weeks. (I'm 34 weeks, in case you couldn't do the math)
We're moving. Our apartment building just keeps getting worse and worse. When we moved in, the only problem we had here was the across the hall neighbor who was getting evicted anyway so it wasn't an issue. Well. Now there are a plethora of other issues. Including mold, people smoking in the hallway, the upstairs neighbor listening to very loud music ALL THE TIME, our super vacuuming the hallways at 11:30 pm, our super being taken away in a cop car for drunk driving in our parking lot.... Needless to say, we're outta here. Our friends just moved into a new place recently and told us how amazing their new landlord was, and we know quite a few people who actually live in our new place, so it looks like it should be better. A little smaller, but we'll actually have storage. So I think we'll be happier. This was NOT in our plan, at all, but with the decision finally made that Cuinn is heading back to school our plans changed dramatically. But, like we've been talking about in my Thursday morning ladies group, we can't really depend too much on our own plans. God sees a much bigger picture than we do and we need to fully rely and trust that his way is the right way.
Easy to say/type. Much harder to live...
We've had a few playdates with some friends we've had since our kids were tiny babies. Oh how they're growing.
Aislynn's birthday is in 12 DAYS! My baby is going to be 2! And this year we're forgoing the big birthday bash and we're heading to a water park for a night away for her birthday. Cuinn has pretty strong feelings on kid birthdays and things, so we're going to try to stay away from them for a while and do something really special for her instead. We're really looking forward to a night away and spoiling her at her first water park!!
I have amazing friends. Just in case you were wondering. Our very good friends the Newarks, threw me a surprise baby shower with some of our amazing friends a couple weeks ago. I may have teared up. But...we can't really be too sure since no one got it on camera. HA. Seriously though. We have made some amazing friends here, which I think I say in the majority of my blog posts and I will continue to do so until the know how much I appreciate them.
|Cuinn totally decorated that chair for me. I was so impressed.|
|This is Aislynn's first boyfriend. These two... oh these two.|
Speaking of amazing friends, one of my other friends, A, has a pretty awesome father in law. Who is spoiling her with a dinner and a limo night. And three of her friends. So guess what I'm doing Saturday night? That's right! Riding in my first every limo ride to a very fancy restaurant in a very fancy dress with some very fancy ladies!! Pretty sure it'll be fabulous. And there will be pictures.
OH, and I went to my very first NHL game! Leafs played against...uhh...someone... And I ate some really yummy sweet potato fries and had a really big drink! One of my friends has seasons tickets to the Leafs, Jays and the Ontario football team (I wanna say argo's?) so she took me to a game! It was so much fun. I'm still not a hockey fan, but I am definitely a fan of GOING to a hockey game. Much more fun in real life as opposed to watching it on tv.
Oh, and my boyfriend Phaneuf knew I was in the audience (stands?) and scored a goal as soon as I entered the building. He was totally showing off for me. Oh Dion... You crazy guy...
|This is from the superbowl party we went to. Daddy was teaching Aislynn all about his favorite sport. I know he's hoping to have at least one of our kids follow in his footsteps. I feel like it may be Aislynn...|
We took Aislynn to her first movie in the theater! Our tiny town's tiny movie theater put on Finding Nemo for family day and it was just a donation to get in, so we figured it was the perfect time for her to try it out. If we felt like we had to leave early, it wasn't like we wasted a bunch of money and we've already seen Nemo a bajillion times so we weren't really missing anything there either. It was a mostly hit. She sat for an hour and 15 minutes (which, as most of you know, for Aislynn is basically an eternity), and then she wasn't loud. She just wanted to watch the movie while walking up and down the aisle. Daddy got really stressed about that though, so we left. All in all though? It was a really awesome family day.
|Excuse the blurry. It's hard to get a good picture IN the theater.|
|I really wish this one wasn't blurry. She looks so adorable.|
If you are a pray-er or a good thoughts sender or whatever, could you do what you do for Cuinn's dad? He's not doing very well, health wise, and we're all just waiting on some answers. Thanks. Also, maybe do what you do for Cuinn. It's really hard to be away from your parents at the best of times, but at times like this, it's even harder. Thanks again.
So.. that's pretty much it. I hope you thoroughly enjoyed yourself as you read all about what's up in the Simpson home. I'm hoping my creativity juices start flowing again. I miss you blog.
Maybe if I finally could get my own computer fixed and I didn't have to rely on Cuinn's computer I might blog more. Hint hint, Cuinn my love.
Thanks for stopping by, friends. Much love and peace be with you.