Thursday, September 08, 2011

5QF ~ Sept 9

My baby is 3 months old tomorrow. Where has the time gone? He is such a sweet armful and so squishy. He is quick to smile and has a dimple in each cheek. He chuckles but I haven't heard a full out laugh yet. He is a happy baby, and that makes me happy.

Tonight I took Julie to the mall so she could buy a shirt with some of the money she earned at the garage sale last weekend. She spent part of it on a pair of Ugg type boots the other day. It was really interesting to watch her checking prices, something she doesn't do when it's us paying! I liked hearing her think through her choices, ensuring that they were modest, could be paired with other things in her closet, and was worth spending her money on it. No impulse buying for my girl.

I showed remarkable restraint at Old Navy. They had little Superman and Batman onesies that Ian and Sam would have loved to see him in. Ian especially. He has just about every superhero t-shirt ever made and wears them proudly. It's one of the many things I love about him. I try to find him a new one each year for Christmas. I also passed on a pair of sneakers for Matthew as well, but will likely go back for them, as he will need something on his feet now that it's getting colder.

Fall is in the air and I'm loving it.

This weekend Ian and Sam are away on the JR High retreat with the church. Usually the girls and I camp out on the pull-out couch in the living room and stay up late eating s'mores and watching movies. This year we'll have to move things up to my room because Matthew's crib is in there, and I like him sleeping with his AngelCare monitor on. But there will be late nights, movie watching and s'more eating. Oh yes, there will.

Anyway. Being that it is Friday, I'm participating in Mama M's Five Question Friday which she hosts over at My Little Life! If you haven't checked her out yet, please do. She is so funny and so sweet, and never has a bad word for anyone.

1. What ring tone do you have on your cell phone?

Are you ready?

My ring tone is the Wonder Woman theme song.

I always have my phone on vibrate so I don't get to hear it very often and when I do, my thought process is: What's that sound? My purse is singing the Wonder Woman song. Oooh my purse is so cool. Wonder Woman....Wonder Woman (this is me singing). Oh wait a sec! Someone is calling me! Oh great, now I missed it. Better luck next time.

Yes. I truly think that every single time.

2. What is your favorite memory from this summer?

Matthew's arrival and our family trip to the beach.

3. Paper books or ebooks?

Paper books. I don't like getting them from the library anymore because the last time I brought a book home from there it reeked of smoke. So now I borrow from my mom or from friends, and very rarely I will buy one. I bought The Help at 40% off to take to the beach and it was worth every cent.

Although I am reading Pride and Prejudice on my iPhone and it's very handy.

4. If you could have one home upgrade what would it be and why?

I'd love to rip out all of the carpet and put in laminate. Oh yes ma'am that would be my upgrade. With all the dog hair and spills we've got going on here, that would be a dream come true.

5. When was your first serious boyfriend/girlfriend?

I learned very early on in my limited dating career to not bring boys home. The first boy I really liked dated me for three months before I learned that my sister had been dating him for two of those three months. I never really trusted anyone after that. I casually dated a guy I worked with for a year before I brought him home.

But my first real relationship was when I was 22 with a man who was 16 years older than I was. I was as green as they come and he had certain thoughts that I didn't share. He isolated me from all of my friends and was very critical towards me. I don't know that I would go so far as to say he was emotionally abusive, but it was pretty close. He dumped me because I wouldn't sleep with him.

He was so gross. But, loneliness can make us settle for much less than we deserve.

But... then I found my Ian. He had a lot of emotional repair work to do in me! Bless that man.

Ok that's it. Have a super Friday!

Head on over to Mama M's blog My Little Life to join in on the fun!



  1. Aw...thanks for the shout out! It made me fact, I'm STILL smiling! Your Ian sounds like an incredible guy!!

  2. I checked out a book from the library that reeked of smoke once, it gave me such a headache that I had to turn it in before finishing. Luckily, that has only happened once so we still go to the library regularly :) I really want to read The Help! I'm hoping to read it before I see the movie because as with most adaptations, I've heard the book is much better.

  3. @ least you can still carry a smile on your face and pick up the pieces of your life after all that and that alone counts worth a lot :) congrats on the new arrival :)

  4. Yea, pretty much the birth of a baby always wins as best memory!!! :) Even (almost)2 and (almost) 6 years ago. Those would be my best memories of any September ever!