Friday, March 28, 2008

Niece/Nephew Update

I know that my sister posted this on her blog, but I want to announce it on mine for anyone that doesn't subscribe to hers. My sister Sarita (and I guess her husband Eric, even though it isn't in his belly, it is in hers) is having a baby and this is our first official baby picture of my very first niece/nephew who is due October 8th (I'm kind of hoping that it is born on my birthday). So, I'm pretty excited about this whole Aunt thing and thought that I would share.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Someday I am going to learn my limits and stop overbooking myself. But sadly for me; someday is not today. I have made a very classic mistake for me again this week and scheduled myself to be too many places in too short a time. And in the end, what that means for me is a total lack of sleep. Of course I am up right now at 10:15 and at home and could be in bed, but instead I am posting on here. Granted in order to get through my day it took a couple of nodoze and a few diet cokes so I am not sure when I am going to fall asleep tonight. So really, I just need to learn my lesson and tell people "no" once in a while and make some time for myself.

On a positive note, Cletus will be back home with me in 7 hours. I am excited, I really missed him!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Am I Just Pathetic For This???

I have only had Cletus for a little over three months and for the first time I am going to be away from him overnight this weekend. But it isn't just overnight, it is for five whole days! I found myself being such the paranoid mom . . . I was packing his things and I made sure that he had a variety of treats, his favorite blanket, his favorite toys, plenty of food, and anything that I could think of. I put together a big long note of his daily routine, what he likes, emergency phone numbers, etc. A friend that I work with is taking him while I am gone, but for some reason I am totally worried for both of them. He's a lot to handle so I am a little worried.

He just picked him up a few minutes ago and I am totally feeling a sense of separation anxiety. I keep telling myself that this is ridiculous, but I am sad that he isn't here. This could be a long weekend, it is just a good thing that I am not going to be at my house.

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Proud Momma

Yesterday I was downtown for the annual St. Patrick's Day parade and the traditional dying of the Chicago River a nice bright green. While we were standing on the State Street bridge tying not to freeze and waiting for the river to turn my favorite shade of green we came upon a lady with her bulldog. And where my dog Cletus is a bulldog I always have to play with other people's bulldogs. This one was really old and I was talking to the owner about bulldogs for a while cause she is looking for a new one cause hers doesn't have a lot of time left. But as we were discussing them, people kept coming up and petting her dog and telling her how cute she was and all that I could help thinking is that Cletus is so much cuter! Her bulldog actually had a few features that disqualify her from being registered in the breed. I actually showed her pictures on my phone of Cletus and she loved his color . . . really he is just a beautiful dog. Anyway, we walked away and I mentioned to my friend "Cletus is way cuter!" and of course she agreed. So I had this proud momma moment where I got to think "my baby is way cuter than your baby!"

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Singles wards

Just a quick question that has been bothering me . . . do all singles wards just suck? Is that why people get married is to get out of having to attend them? Cause I am telling you, I think that is exactly why. This is just Liz venting for a second, but really . . . eight years in singles wards and they are all still crazy. Now that I just said that I realized that maybe it is me that is the crazy one. Who really knows. In any case . . . just one more element of my life where I have just about had it!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I'm losing it!

Alright, I know that this seems to be a recurring theme, but this whole winter thing is killing me. A ton of work to do because of the snow which means that I am not getting the sleep I need to and when I do get the chance to sleep it never seems to be enough. And on top of that I work for a company that is growing at an almost ridiculous fast rate. Which means more work for me to do and more traveling. I am spending all my time preparing and presenting presentations for clients and don't have the time to come back and get the work set up. I am selling a ton, now the real trick is going to be if I can manage to actually pull it all off. I'm sure I will, that is the kind of person I am and really the kind of company that I work for. But still, it seems almost ridiculous. Sadly enough, it seems like work is all I do, mostly because right now, it really is all that I do. I NEED A BREAK! I know that I am going to be getting one when I go home for Easter, but that really just can't come soon enough.