Sunday, March 27, 2011

is this thing on?

Ahem... ::tap tap tap::

Friday, April 2, 2010


No. This is not a post about Easter. Although perhaps the holiday has inspired me...

I'm thinking about reviving ye olde blog. I know I've said this multiple times before and I never follow-through, but my kids do too many cute things in a day. And I think my Facebook friends would get quite annoyed if I updated my status with Kathrynisms every five minutes.


Friday, August 15, 2008

grocery shopping

I am the most inefficient grocery shopper. I wander through the produce section, pick out my fruits and veggies and get all the way to the other end of the store before I realize I forgot the bananas. I do this multiple times during my shopping excursions. I'm always backtracking. Thus why my trips to the supermarket can last for at least 2 hours. I think I need to get my shopping list a little more organized.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


I could tell you about how Kathryn and I made a trip to the pediatrician's office this morning, but I won't, because it's boring and turns out every thing is fine with our daughter. I'm just one of those paranoid moms.

I was going to tell you some thing hysterical and funny and life changing, but I've completely blanked on what that amusing anecdote was. Perhaps some thing will jog my memory and I can write about that later. I doubt it, though. Once it's gone from my brain these days, it's completely lost and never coming back.

What I will tell you is how this crazy guy ran in front of my car on Saturday. There I was, driving through our neighborhood, chatting with Brien on my cell phone about picking up some spray paint while I was running errands. I slowed down because I noticed the same loose dog on the side of the road that I've seen many times before. And then, all of the sudden, this moron was running out of the park and right in front of my vehicle. Thankfully the damn dog slowed me down. Had I been going the speed limit, or 50 mph like most people drive through our neighborhood, the guy would probably have been flattened like a pancake.

I slammed on my breaks and started yelling, oh my God! What the fuck? Poor Brien, he was probably having a heart attack and thinking, what the hell did you hit now? Not that I get in to very many accidents, mind you, but I had a nice streak going a few years ago.

The guy was running in place in front of the car and turned to face me. Oh great, here we go, I thought. He's going to shoot me! Instead, he took off running East and never looked back.

And I continued on my merry way. As merry as can be after you nearly hit some one with your car.

Friday, July 18, 2008

shoe fetish

Kathryn is obsessed with shoes. Just the other day, a good friend gave us a bunch of shoes that her daughter had outgrown. Kathryn loves to try them all on, especially a pair of green Crocs. She insists on wearing them every where we go. This drives me a little nutty because I'm all about the shoes matching the outfit, but I'm slowly letting go of my OCD tendencies.

If she could, she would wear those shoes to bed. Before her nap this afternoon, she dug them out of her shoe bin and had me put them on her feet. I don't know where this shoe fetish comes from - I like shoes, but I can count the number of pairs I have on one two hands.

Kathryn is also big on trying on shoes that are a little big for her yet. It's even better when she tries to walk in them!


Thursday, July 17, 2008


Today I had my eyes examined. They still suck. Oh well. At least I got a new pair of glasses out of the deal. Of course, not for free. Not for very cheap either. Don't tell my husband.

The optometrist decided it would be a good idea to dilate my eyes to check for any issues, considering the family history of macular degeneration and glaucoma. No problems, but the whole dilation thing is a bitch. Especially when you're trying to pick out a new pair of frames. It's even better when you decide to go shopping at Trader Joe's afterwards. Driving there is excruciating and everyone thinks you're a snot because you're grocery shopping while wearing your sunglasses.

Friday, June 27, 2008

ear infections

Kathryn and I made our weekly trip to the pediatrician's office this morning. You think I'm kidding? Ha! See every post below about my daughter's health.

Turns out she still has the same ear infection which was first diagnosed a few weeks ago. Whoopee! We had this exact problem a few months ago. Amoxicillin just doesn't work on whatever funk my kid seems to be a magnet for. She's been prescribed some stronger meds and hopefully it will be knocked out this time. Kids are not supposed to be sick in the middle of the summer when the temperature is hovering at 106 degrees.

I'm really hoping that Kathryn won't end up with tubes, but it's beginning to seem inevitable at this point. I had terrible issues with my ears. Her uncle gets nasty ear infections and so does her cousin. Seems like she's being slammed from both sides of the family.

Let's keep our fingers crossed that this will be the last ear infection for a while.

hypothetical question

Have you ever read a book and become attached to a particular character? Then said character dies and you're depressed about it for a week. Then you decide to torture yourself by re-reading the book immediately after you finish it because you're a freakin' masochist.

Not that I'm speaking from personal experience or any thing.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

18 months

I took Kathryn to the doctor for her 18-month well baby check today. No shots. What a relief!

She's still a big girl. She's grown nearly 2 1/2 inches since her last appointment, putting her height at 34 1/2 inches. I guess she gets that from her tall parents.

She's right on target developmentally, too. Talking up a storm, running every where and throwing some wicked tantrums.

Kathryn is happy, healthy and thriving. What more could a parent ask for?

Monday, June 9, 2008

losing it

This morning Kathryn woke up at 5:38. I blame the nearly four hour nap she took yesterday afternoon.

Not surprisingly, she fell asleep on the way home from Elizabeth's house. Normally moving her from her car seat to her crib is not difficult. However, today, the day that I was finally planning to get stuff done around the house, she woke up and is currently in her crib swearing up a storm. Ok, perhaps she is not swearing. She actually sounds quite happy. But really, is a 20 minute catnap enough for a toddler who normally sleeps for nearly three hours most afternoons?

Ugh, it's going to be a long stretch to bed time if she doesn't give in to sleep soon, because there is no way I'm letting her nap until 4:30 again.