Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday Babble

This week sped by so quickly. Steve's been in Washington, D.C. since Tuesday, and will be home tonight, although the weather back East sounds sketchy at best. Hopefully, his flights will go as planned.

I seem to have two little boys who are each dealing with some separation anxiety, and I must admit, I'm tuckered out! Griffin is knee-deep in a typical 2-year-old deal where he wants me in his line of sight at ALL TIMES, doesn't really want anyone else to try to hold him, etc. He doesn't want to nap, doesn't want to get in bed at night, and if he does, then he gets up a zillion times while I try to remain patient and get him back to bed. Last night I was thinking to myself, "What is up with this child?" when I suddenly remembered that Camden actually did this until he was 2 1/2. He woke 1-2 times per night, every night. Steve was gone for 1.5 of those years, I was working full time, and had nobody but myself, so I just powered on through and didn't really think about it. He didn't start sleeping through the night until Steve came back from deployment. At least this just seems to be a recent development for Griffin (the not napping/fighting bedtime part), so I suppose it could be worse! As for Camden - - he is also struggling a bit. Not wanting to go to school in the morning, not wanting to leave me...very unlike him. It kills me to see him feeling like this, so I hope that we will be able to work through whatever is bothering him very soon. After some consultation with my mother, and my dear friend Lisa, I am feeling better about the situation. It is so great to be able to pick up the phone and call my mother whenever I need some mothering advice, or any other time for that matter. We talk on the phone a lot, don't we, Mum? I am her own personal phone stalker, I think.

In baking news, I've been cranking out the biscotti all week. I love biscotti because, 1) It is delicious, 2) It is so easy to make 3) It freezes really well and is so easy to pop out of the freezer when you suddenly need snacks to hand out. I made cinnamon hazelnut biscotti, which turned out perfectly. I also made orange chocolate chip pistachio biscotti, but it came out really "fat", and isn't as crunchy as it should be. Oh well, what can you do. Later today, I will be making these cookies, and I hope they come out as good as they look in the picture. I also have two huge batches of granola mixed up and ready to bake...don't you just love Christmas baking?

I'm still trying to get use to writing down every single morsel of food that enters my body. Kind of makes eating a bit of a chore, and sucks any enjoyment out of it. However, I'm determined to do what I need to do to start feeling better.

I cannot believe it is almost Christmas! I'm nearly ready...just a few more things to make, packages to mail, and stamps to buy. Steve's folks arrive next Friday, which will be nice! We've only yet had a dusting of snow, but it sounds as though we could possibly get some more over the weekend...I would love that!

Oh! I almost forgot...Steve casually mentioned on the phone earlier today that he has some upcoming travel (albeit, not set in stone...yet) to Hawaii, Florida, and Las Vegas. Stinker. Granted, he'll be working while in those locations, but STILL!

Happy Weekend, Everyone!


Lisa said...

Your holiday baking list was making my mouth water! Aside from the ornaments we made yesterday I haven't really gotten into the baking spirit yet.
I hope Camden and Griffin will start to feel better about being away from their mom. Can you blame them! You're such an awesome mother Heath - really.
Why is it that the husbands get to go to warm sunny places for business trips? No fair. Although when Ed has gone to the warm places he barely seems to notice because he's working so much.

Joy said...

Yummy! I'm headed to your house!!!!

Sorry the boys are being clingy. :( We go through spurts of that, too.

Cheryl and Ashton said...

The baking sounds so good.
Its really hard to figure out sometimes what is going on with young kids (although Heather, it applies to teenagers as well :))but I am sure you will work it out. Camden might need his Christmas vacation, it seems as if my three went through this around the holiday season. Make sure YOU get some TLC as well!

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