Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Random thoughts

  • Its almost the weekend... hooray!
  • I went running today and although I've been "attempting" to eat better (aka... TRYING to start Weight Watchers) since the beginning of January, I think I've finally gotten to the point where I need/want to buckle down and do it. It might have a tiny bit to do with the fact that all my dress pants are friggin' tight in the waist... similar to how they fit ohhh when Hudson was about 9 weeks old and I had a job interview. Sick. So, I ran today... 1.28 miles (says my Nike +) and well, it took me 20 minutes but I did it. In the damn cold. It's a start.

  • I'm excited about scrapping Friday night at Stephanie's (although not so excited about packing up my stuff I've gotten accustomed to sprawling out on my large tables downstairs!)

  • Feeling thankful for the awesome group of girlfriends I've accumulated in the past 2 years from so many different areas of my life. I remember being pregnant with Porter and feeling so down that not many of my friends had kids and those that did had toddlers already. And now... I have made quite a few great friendships through work, mom's group, college, old friends and friends of friends of friends... Awesome how it works out.

  • Check out this adorable modern playroom

  • Feeling nervous about tax time. I've paid up my taxes ahead of time for my business (aka... I paid $2k last year and then throughout 2008 I also paid an additional $2200 to go towards this years taxes). I can't imagine we'd owe money again (since I already paid up and also I did about half the business in 2008 than I did in 2007), but I'm secretly hoping for a return... its been a couple years since we've had a return and that would be nice for once!! A lucritive businesss sucks around tax time (although my FIL would say... if you're paying taxes you're not doing something right... aka... I need to buy more equipment to lower my bottom line.... hmmm... give me permission to buy more?! )

  • Last week I bought Porter some hockey skates.... for $6 at the resale shop! They're in great condition and the perfect size. He loves them, but the last time we went skating (we've gone three times now), he was a little worried that we didn't leave them there! Porter is doing great... skating around the rink on his own- no hands, no walker.... good job buddy!

  • Dreaming of remodeling our kitchen. Well, halfway remodeling. We have nice maple cabinets but ugly counter tops (although I'll say I'm thankful they're a neutral white and not pink or something...) and I am not crazy about the floor or walls or cabinet hardware. K and I got to talking about kitchens tonight and I proceeded to waste my evening looking up different options for counter tops. Originally we wanted to put in granite, but I found some awesome looking concrete counter tops online and I think that might be the way to go.

  • Those of you who know me well will find this hilarious.... I might become a mini-driver sooner rather than later! Originally we figured we'd keep the Pacifica for the next 3 to 4 years and then when we have a 3rd child we'd get a van. Its just the logical choice for 3 kids. However, there is a slight chance we may have the option to buy Ry's dad's van from him and if that opportunity comes up Ry wants to jump on it. Yes. I said Ryan. He is all over that idea... probably because he's not the one driving it. Anyhow... I am actually kind of excited at the idea mostly b/c it'll cut our car payment in half and I'll now be able to leave the house when I'm watching Heather's girls. And... since most of my friends have 2 kids now, we will be able to ride together when we go out of town to kids places. Yeah, yeah, yeah... back before I was a mom I said and I quote "I will never drive a mini". Who cares. HAHA!
I think that's all I have for tonight. I just wasted my evening looking up kitchens that I can't afford and all the while I should have been doing photography bookwork. Go figure. And, here's hoping for a snow day tomorrow! (not that any snow is in the forecast, but a girl can dream, right?)


  1. Good job with the run! Do you like the Nike+? :)

  2. Congrats on your exercise! I can't wait until after the baby is born and I'm able to swim away those extra pounds.
    I also said I'd never drive a van... but they're starting to look more appealing... hahaha

  3. Keep it up! Once its warmer outside it will get easier.

    P in those skates is super cute! A little hockey player maybe??

    Im happy we've become friends Nic. Thanks to good ol' Leslie. :)

  4. I saw those concrete countertops on a DIY show the other day. They are so cool and look really easy to do.

  5. The GroundHog Gallup(5K)is Feb 7. It starts at Parkside if you are interested. A few of us are going to do (weather permitting).

  6. I was wondering how you were going to fit three kids into a "Mini"....I was thinking Mini-Cooper until you said Mini-Van!

  7. I was wondering how you were going to fit three kids into a "Mini"....I was thinking Mini-Cooper until you said Mini-Van!

  8. I am drooling over that playroom.

    Yay for minivan moms! :) hahahah. You will love it!

  9. Porter looks so grown up with those skates on!