I'm at work, and while I wouldn't normally write a blog entry at work, today is different. I'm waiting for my e-mail to filter in. I've been having trouble with my e-mail program for about three weeks now but the IT people don't seem to think I'm important enough to do anything about it. When you are as part-time as I am, you are ALWAYS low girl on the totem pole. So I will write while I wait.
Last night I finished the curtains for our bedroom! I cannot tell you have thrilling this is for me! I started them when I was 8 months pregnant and then they fell by the wayside. But every night for two years I would fall asleep thinking that I needed to finish those up. And finally, I have! One pair is shorter than the other but the panels for each pair are the same length so I'm not going to fuss about it! The fabric I used is a nice heavy decorator fabric and then they are lined with a light blocking material on the back so they block out a lot of light. This was important to me because I like it dark when I sleep. Yes, I know, my eyes are closed. But the falling asleep part is easier if there aren't any distractions. Like the neighbors house lights! They will also help keep the heat in in the winter! I took a nap today while Owen was napping and it was nice and dark in there even in the daytime! I will take a picture soon and post. Then you can see the curtains and Janet can also find out why I refer to our bedroom as the weinermobile room! It does look better with the curtains though!
Last night Owen stayed in his room. And while he didn't fall asleep immediately he wasn't at the door throwing a fit either. At naptime today he did come to the door once but I went in and tucked him back into bed and he went to sleep. When he woke up he was turning the door cage thing and saying "Mommy open". But no fit throwing. We'll see how it goes tonight.
Today he was also boycotting pants or shorts. I had to hold him down to get pants on him to go to the store. After naptime I changed his diaper and he refused to let me put the pants back on. He wanted to go outside and play with his airplane but not badly enough to get his pants back on. So we played in the house until Mimi came to babysit and finally he let me put his pants back on! If this keeps up we will have to take out a loan to pay our heat bill in the winter so someone can run around in his diaper!
In other news, and good news at that, Morgan got a promotion yesterday and will also have a new supervisor! It was a difficult decision for him to make (he was looking for a new job in communications rather than finance) but right now it's the best thing for our family. And along with the promotion comes a nice raise that we are very happy about! The single income way of life is tight as many of you know! As progressive as the US claims to be we still aren't progressive enough to pay women to stay home with their children. But hey, we are funding a war you know!
And now I will stop to see if I can figure out how to hurry the e-mail along and do an expense report and a couple other things. If it doesn't hurry up I'll just have to leave it. The Office starts tonight and I need to be home to watch it! I do have priorities!