Saturday, October 29, 2005

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Okay Now I Really, Really Hate My Boss - Edited Version

Okay, so on the very wise advice of my mom and sister, I've decided to delete this post so my big mouth doesn't get me into any trouble ... but, I still think my boss is a poopy-pants :(

Monday, October 24, 2005

I Hate My Boss

We have a new DO who is now my boss. My boss is a jerk. My boss actually yelled at me last week the same way that I sometimes yell at my dog when she poo's on the carpet. My boss is a jerk, and he is mean to people. He is also fake, and I hate it when he pretends to be nice to me because all I can think about is what a fake jerk he is. I really hate my boss. I used to love my job, and now I dread going to work. All because I hate my boss. Did I mention I hate my boss?

Caitlyn's Room

I just realized that an inordinate amount of my blog is devoted to Jocelyn, so I thought I ought to dedicate this post to my other amazingly smart and adorable kid (you know, the one that came first). Caitlyn is such an awesome kid, and I am such a lucky mom. I am constantly amazed by how smart she is. She is reading 4th and 5th grade chapter books (she likes the Goosebumps series and anything Scooby Doo) when most kids her age can barely write a three word sentance. She's got this great group of friends at school where her favorite subjects are Math, Journal Writing, PE, and Culture (since we live in Japan, Mr. Yamagucji teaches the kids Japanese words, songs, dance, etc.). She also has some good friends in the neighborhood, particularly one little girl named Mika, despite the fact that neither of them speak the other's language.

Caitlyn is also a great big sister. She really loves Jocelyn and takes every opportunity to show her off to anyone and everyone we run into. And, she is so helpful. When I change Jocelyn's diaper, Caitlyn gets me everything I need and throws away the old one (no, she wants to do this!). She also likes to help me in the kitchen, although this can be very hard to do. We have a very tiny kitchen with almost no counter space, so it makes it very difficult to let her help without it being somewhat dangerous. She is also a very compassionate and empathetic little girl. This past weekend we watched Batman Begins as a family (great movie, btw!) and Caitlyn got very upset at the beginning part where Bruce Wayne's parents are killed.

She is just doing so well, leaps and bounds over where she was at this time last year, that I felt I had to brag a little about her too!

Sunday, October 23, 2005

I Have the World's Cutest Baby!

Maybe it's just because she's so darn tiny (she still weighs less then Caitlyn did at birth!), but Jocelyn may just be the cutest baby the world has ever seen (she clearly takes after her mama!). See below for some adorable pictures of her being fascinated by her Beatrix Potter mobile. Her favorite character is Mr. Jeremy Fisher, who is, of course, a frog!

Jocelyn Lovin' Her Mobile

Saturday, October 08, 2005

More Pics of the Pooky Frog

Wow, thanks for making me this awesome blankie, Grandma. I love to make myself cross-eyed looking at it!

Oooh, the flash makes a pretty light.

Yes, I always have this little mohawk. I think it makes me look punk ;)

Jocelyn at 2 Months

Jocelyn taking a nap on laundry day

Sitting up in her crib. Okay, she's propped up, but she's still enjoying the view!

Saturday, October 01, 2005

Back To Work

Sorry its been so long since my last post. What with going back to work (boo!), starting up my Master's program, and the new baby and all, I just don't have the free time I used to :) Jocelyn just hit the two-month mark, and she is doing soooo well! She had her check up on Friday and weighed in at a whopping 9lb 4oz, which is still about 5oz less than Caitlyn weighed when she was born! I won't post my weight (ha ha), but I've lost 3lb since my 6 week check up. It is frustrating because I only had a 15lb weight gain (I also lost muscle and gained fat), but it looks worse because I am so short. Plus, it all seems to have gathered in my belly, hips, and upper thighs. My arms are actually thinner then they were before I got pregnant (but I think that is also because I lost muscle). My friend Laura wrote in her blog about a dream she had that she'd had a baby and she was so happy because she finally had boobs...well, let me tell you that they are not all they are cut out to be! They get in the way of everything. They leak all the time (love those Advent nipple pads!). They no longer belong to you (or your husband ;), and you must hand them over every time the tiny tyrant who has invaded your home begins to scream for them. They make you look fatter than you are unless you wear very tight clothing, which then shows your new "mommy tummy." Plus, absolutely nothing fits. Even clothes that fits around my newly acquired stomach don't fit around my massive boobs!

Okay, enough about breasts for today! Going back to work was really tough. I remember it being difficult with Caitlyn, as well, but not as hard as it seems now. I feel like I'm missing out on so much, and all I want to do when I get home is wake her up from her nap and play with her (which neither she nor Tim is thrilled about, since he's been home with her all day). I used to love my job, but now so much of it seems like a big waste of time. I have never worked anywhere that has as many pointless meetings or gatherings. It's really ridiculous, and it takes up so much of my time. I'm now being seen as the "uninvolved" officer because I'd rather spend my lunchtime meeting my family at the gym then going on the weekly officer luncheon our new DO has installed. I also refuse to attend retarded awards luncheons and dinners for people I don't know and have never met, but I'm expected to go since I'm an officer. Quite honestly, I think it all looks phony. These people don't care if I'm there to support them. They don't even know me! Now we have this officer/SNCO day planned for this Friday. We're all going to get together and play flag football. Oh goody! A sport I don't understand and don't care to play with people I don't know or don't like, and did I mention I'm 8 weeks post-partum? Gee, I can't wait! I'm so glad I'm back at work. Force Shaping is looking more and more attractive!

At least the rest of the family is doing well. Caitlyn is really enjoying school. She still has an issue with talking too much and her lack of time management is really frustrating! I understand that she's only six, but it is really ridiculous! I don't understand how one little girl can take over an hour to get ready in the morning, and that doesn't even include the time she takes to eat breakfast. All she has to do is get dressed (we pick her clothes out the night before), brush her teeth and hair, and give the dog food and water (both dishes are located in our laundry room, so she doesn't even have to go outside any more). How can this possibly take an hour? I've tried everything I can think of to get her to do things faster, but nothing seems to work. So if anyone has suggestions, I'll take 'em!

Jocelyn is starting to become really engaged with the rest of the world. She's smiling now, and she loves to look at faces. She's got this huge, adorable double chin and super chubby legs. It's sooo cute. She looks just like Daddy ;) Speaking of Daddy, Tim is working very hard on his school stuff. He's got one class that he loves and another where the teacher is very demanding and nit-picky, which can be frustrating in an on-line environment since you can't just sit down and have a conversation with someone and e-mail can be misleading. He's also planning another trip to San Antonio in November to see Tommy and Vanessa. I'll stay here with the other two for this one since I don't have the leave to go as well.

I have lots of new pictures to post, and I promise to do that as soon as I get the chance. Right now we're going to watch Robots for our Sunday family activity. Gotta go make some popcorn!