Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thursday Randomness

I am feeling pretty scattered this week. We all have crazy crappy colds and one of the many joyful symptoms is a distinct "medicine head" feeling, despite having taken no medicine. Another symptom is the desire to pass out for the night at 8 pm (or 7:30, as Ben did last night for a half hour snooze)

So today, I have randomness to offer, and that's all I can muster:

A) Trying to pace myself and spread my Christmas shopping out over several weeks makes me want to listen to Christmas music. . . but I am FIRMLY on the side of not turning on the Christmas tunes until Dec. 1st. I will get sick of them, and the whole holiday feeling, if I start earlier. And I have a LOT to be thankful for in the meantime. . .

B) Nolan had his one year old check up at the Dr. on Tuesday. The little man has not grown much. . . a fact that the doctor isn't concerned about, but it has me mildly perplexed. He has not grown ANY taller. Still hanging out at 28.5 inches. He has gained a little bit of weight. . . he's now 22 lbs 4 oz. but that's still less than a lb. . . His height puts him in the 15th percentile right now. . . so bizarre! I always assumed I'd have a kid who was generally tall. . .
And maybe in a couple of weeks he'll sprout up a couple of inches, just because he can. . .

C) I am NOT doing well on the "Fit Friends" challenge we're doing. . . There's no way I will win. . . and for that matter, I'm having a hard time coming up with the energy to even try. Exercise? What's that? Maybe if I could get unsick. . .

D) I am really nervous about the upcoming holiday season. I'm nervous for totally different reasons than I was a year ago. Ever since I got pregnant with Nolan, I have bouts of serious anti-socialness. . . And holidays (and summer) in Provo are all about people, and visiting, and seeing old friends. It's a destination, of sorts, for all of our friends who have abandoned us for places far and wide. . . And that means each and every week includes at least 2 places we need to be, friends to meet for dinner, festive actitivites to participate in. . . And I'm not complaining about that part, really. I love seeing everyone. I truly do. . . but it's exhausting. And my anti-social crap just makes it harder. SO, if you see me this holiday season, and I have a rather blank stare on my face, don't take it personally. I'm just going to my happy place for a few minutes and trying to do some mental yoga. I'll return soon. Promise.

7 comments:

Rori Raine said...

Hey, just wanted to let you know that I've short a short one too! 28.25 inchces! I always figured my baby would be a tall one too, so who knows, maybe we have a growth spurt coming our way??

Kelsey K. Hartley said...

Doesn't everyone get kinda cranky about the social obligations that are heaped upon us between Thanksgiving and Christmas? It is a bit much and I do try to cram it all in. Seriously, if you aren't scheduled a month in advance for a visit in December, well, good luck trying to see me.

I so don't want to get sick on top of it. Hope this is the worst of it for you and that the head cold suddenly evaporates.

Anna said...

I stumbled on your blog from the Raders. It is so fun to see your little one so big. He is handsome!
I wouldn't worry about the growth thing. Most of the kids in my family stop growing around 9 or 10 months - at least if they do grow, they are doing it really slowly. Eli's been in the same size clothes for at least 17 months straight. As soon as he started becoming mobile he went from fitting them in a chunky baby way to a skinny toddler way.

Anna said...

PS - This is Anna Frost from DAP and ResLife. Say hi to Ben for me.

Nathan said...

Every year I try and come up with ways to make the holiday season less of a disappointment. My goal this year is to simplify and do nice stuff for other people. It's such a crazy time if I let it get to me, so I know the feeling. We're leaving either tonight or tomorrow!

Megan said...

I absolutely understand the anti-social thing. Try and remember that it is ok to skip something every once in a while. Hope you feel better soon!

sarraphim said...

Can I join you in your happy place? Unless I know everyone at the party, I hate parties! I hate being crowded in by people I don't know and don't have a decent reason to get to know... :) And, in the meantime, bake lots of cupcakes so you can just serve them instead of talking to people! ;)