Well, it's here! I'd like to make a big announcement: Whatnot Wednesdays are beginning here on "Mommy and the Sin City!" This is an idea and trend that is the brain child of the author (we'll call her "E") of the blog "Every Day The Wonderful Happens" and Frenchie and I are excited to take part. I encourage you to become familiar with this author's entertaining blog about life and motherhood. I promise you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll get sucked in! Cross my heart, hope to die, never tell a single lie! But for now, do me a favor, and at the very least follow the hyperlink I've included with her blog title, or click on the button above, and read some of her weekly "Whatnot Wednesday" entries.
The idea is exactly as she describes: it's "like a neti pot for your brain." In fact, it is very much my PREFERRED style of writing. (I don't do it often, because many times my OCD overtakes me and I proof-read EVERYTHING and thus what could be a 15 minute blog post session turns into an hour and a half--sadly, I'm not kidding. It's often why I go days or weeks without writing-- because I over-analyze everything I write! But with these Wednesday posts I'm going to try to let myself breathe.) In Whatnot Wednesday posts not everything is in "perfect paragraph form." Not every point transitions perfectly into the next. Not everything has a backstory, or further explanation. Why? Because it's not about any of that. Rather it's about writing what's been bubbling up to the top of your brain. Letting your fingers graze the keys and see what is transposed by them. Allowing yourself to just write/talk/get "it" out.
So, here goes, my very first Whatnot Wednesday!
- Tybalt is walking. Finally. Man, Romeo and I have been worried. The pediatricians (his original and the new one we don't like and so are finding yet another new one to replace) have said he should be walking by 13 months. Now at almost 17 months he is finally, albeit gingerly and tentatively, walking. He started taking a few steps on New Year's Day, stopped for a week or so, but is now crossing our small living room. He doesn't walk in any other room or any one else's house, but hey, it's a start.
- I'm watching QVC's "In the Kitchen With David" as I type. I would normally NEVER do that, because I prefer to solely focus on the writing. See, I'm already allowing myself some wiggle room with this type of post! Yay, me.
- Speaking of QVC--I'm an addict. There, I said it. Sometimes I order, sometimes I don't. But I watch it. Alot. Frenchie has talked about some of her Guilty Pleasures? Well, QVC is definitely one of mine.
- Romeo came home sick yesterday from work. This worried/frightened me for two reasons. 1) Romeo is NEVER sick. Literally. Okay, occasionally a sniffly nose and tickly throat, but even then he never admits it. I always just realize a couple days later that we are out of Kleenex in the house. We actually tease he's the carrier monkey. I have a weak immune system and get sick all the time. If anyone is sick at his office I am bound to get it. I don't know how it happens; I never have physical contact with the co-worker, and Romeo doesn't either really. But I guess sharing an employee restroom or something must be enough, because he passes the germs on to me. Yet he doesn't get it! So for him to come home sick wakes me up and makes me worry about him. It means he must REALLY be feeling near his death bed. 2) I have an irrational fear anytime he comes home early. It started with my youth. My dad lost his job a couple of times, and I remember once in particular. He came home in the middle of the day, and my mom (I'm guessing from her experience when he was fired/laid off the time before that I'm not old enough to remember) FREAKED THE HELL OUT. Seriously. We lived in a condo, on the second floor, and had large living room windows that faced the street. She heard a car door close, saw him, then opened our door and saw him walking up the stairs to our place. Holy. Crap. It was not a good day. So anytime I hear Romeo's key turn in the front door lock midway through the day, my stomach drops. Until I know he's there for an unexpected lunch, or forgot something-- anything innocent--I start to tremble and feel like I'm going to puke. (In a weird fortunate way, he was the one puking though yesterday.)
- I said I was watching QVC while I typed and that I normally never would. I have to admit about 45 minutes ago I did put it on mute. Baby steps, baby steps. And 45 minutes shows how long I've been typing, proof-reading, and re-typing. But again, baby steps, right? :)
Ah, what a refreshing feeling! My brain has been cleaned out a bit! Interested in participating in Whatnot Wednesdays yourself? Follow the hyperlink button at the top of this entry to link to "Every Day The Wonderful Happens," and find out more!