the one where I bullet point my recent history

Hello I’m back. At least I think I’m back. I’m in the middle of a crisis of confidence and I’m not really sure what to blog about. So I’m just going to bullet point some of our activities recently.  I’m hoping this will kick start me a bit.

  • Ballet this morning.  I didn’t know it was the last day of term and that they were having a little recital.  I didn’t have my camera with me.  I didn’t even have my phone on me.  NO PICTURES!!! Can you believe it??!!?  That’s what happens when you’re away from real life for 2 weeks.  Squidge was adorable!
  • I worry about Squidge.  She’s the type of kid that hugs.  She’s constantly going up to other children and giving them hugs.  Sometimes this is appreciated.  A lot of times it is not.  It breaks my heart.
  • I went to NYC. I had a blast.  FAO Schwartz was fab!


  • Remember when I sprained my pinky a few months ago?  Well I now have a numb pinky and semi-numb ring finger. Should I be concerned? It’s a PITA when I type but doesn’t really bother me any other time.
  • Squidge designed a Barbie doll while at FAO.  I’m not happy about this turn of events but didn’t do anything to stop it.  I think this was the moment I realized this kid is going to be spoiled rotten.  I didn’t want to ruin her FAO Schwartz experience by denying her anything.  Reality check mama- the kid doesn’t have any expectations of the place!
  • I need a job.  I think I am slowly going insane because I don’t have a purpose in life.  Ooh I know being a mother is a great and noble purpose but I don’t think it is enough for me.  I gives me too much time to stew and think about things.  To make mole hills into mountains.
  • Wal is off to South Africa  and I miss him.  He’s been a grumpy pain in the ass but he’s our grumpy pain in the ass and we miss him when he’s gone.  He’ll be away until the 16th.
  • We’re not getting our tree until the week after he comes back.  I hope there are good trees left by that time.  I fear we might end up with a charlie brown tree.


  • I enjoyed visiting my family and my friends but next time I will do it during the summer.  Brrrrr!
  • Sitting around waiting while Squidge is in ballet class sucks! I appears all the mums/dads know each other because their kids all go to the same nursery.  It makes it difficult to chat to anyone.  It is even more difficult when they are passing out party invitations.  I don’t expect them to give Squidge/me one but it still kind of sucks.
  • I started back at BMF on Friday after being away for 2 weeks and it was tough.  I mean really tough.  I could barely keep up.  I got dizzy during the warm down.  I was soaked and muddy and it just sucked.  I’ll be back on Tuesday. Why? Because I’m a masochist.

What have you all been up to?


  1. December 6, 2009 /

    Glad to be able to see you again now we are fixed lol!!
    The no party invite thing is very hard, it may just because she is still quite new…. Caitlin only got one party invite at nursery last yr and I worried she was too quiet to make friends but this yr she has too many invites lol! As for the hugs…their loss!!!

    • Lindy
      December 12, 2009 /

      I know I worry to much! I’m sure she’ll be fine. I can’t wait until she starts school so she can get a regular set of friends. Being an only is a little lonely. I especially notice it after we have visited my family. I suppose she will adjust.

  2. Mancais
    December 6, 2009 /

    Get the quack to look at your fingers – shouldn’t be like that. You could always try your local Walk-in centre.
    Hugs are good. I love them.
    Good to see you’re back to BMF.
    I’m on a countdown to a week off work.
    Great to have you back x

  3. maria
    December 7, 2009 /

    Glad to see you teh bullet point thing… got a lot said can you believe it?? 😉 My DD doesn’t like ramdom hugs and sometmes I cringe on THIs end but in teh end we have to respect them for who THEY are..not what we think they should be.. Just keep explaining I guess 🙁 No Invites.. hurts but I get it..just like every kid shouldn’t get a trophy for showing up to play.. I just keep in mind they will have their real friends soon enough.. It’s life..reality..etc. Keep us posted on everything else. Glad you both enjoyed your time in the states..

    • Lindy
      December 12, 2009 /

      I have so lost my blogging mojo so this was the easy option!

  4. maryann
    December 9, 2009 /

    I enjoyed the bullet points… very easy to read while exhausted. Lovely visiting with you guys and I LOVE that Squidge is sooo lovey dovey! I wish she was around all the time because she really is sooo entertaining! give her kisses from her madriga! Gift will be shipped shortly– make sure you hide it unti X-mas!!