Wednesday, April 30, 2008

teeth, pizza, fingers in noses, and other Wednesday ramblings

I had a dental appointment this morning. I know a lot of people who hate the dentist, but I enjoy going. I love the feel of clean teeth and no one does it better than the professionals. I also love that on top of having no cavities, the dentist always comes in and tells me that I have "gorgeous teeth". Thanks! I was going to post a picture of my teeth but eww - decided against that. That's just a little creepy.

Mike and I found a new Italian restaurant that we love in Chesapeake, not too far from our house- Spaghetti Eddies. We've now been there several times and Yumm-o as Rachael Ray would say! They have great spaghetti and meatballs; I highly recommend the killer stromboli (you'll take half home); and last night we added the deluxe pizza into our favorites. They have great crust. So, move over Y'Not Pizza - here comes Spaghetti Eddies!

Okay - today I was wondering if any other mothers noticed how perfectly their pinky finger fits into their baby's nostrils? It's eerie how it's such a perfect fit...the perfect booger getter. They go together like remma-lemma-lemma...

Speaking of random ramblings (was I?)... today something weird happened to me. I'm in constant awe of what some people say. I need your help. I was out walking a dog and I was carrying Nate with me. My client's neighbor "oohed" across the yard at him and asked his name, how old he was, AND "are you breastfeeding"? Okay now. I was truly flustered and caught off guard. I didn't know what to say, but I was thinking - When did this become appropriate to ask? WHY was she asking? WHY does she think this is any of her business?

How would you respond? I seriously need advice. I don't think it's anyone's business that Nathan's adopted and I don't feel like I have to justify not breastfeeding him by divulging that information to a perfect stranger. Should I just ask "Why do you ask?" or "Isn't that awfully personal?" AWKWARD!

All right - onward...
A couple of weekends ago, I had a girls afternoon out with Amanda, her mom, and Skyler and we headed to the VB Spring Arts Festival. We go to this arts and crafts fair every spring and Christmas but this is the first time I've been since having a baby. Everything I bought was for Nathan's room. I was like a kid in a candy store! I got a personalized bucket to hold his toys...once Amanda reminded me I could put all his stuff for the beach in it and tote around, I was sold. It's so cute:
My other purchases were two prints for Nate's bedroom. I loved the illustrations and the sayings - this stuff is totally up my alley. Mike put them up over the changing table yesterday and I absolutely love them!
"I love you this much!"

"Good Night, Sleep Tight, May All Your Dreams Come True Tonight"

I just LOVE the little animals!

On a bit of a related note (for a change) - I also just got a children's book called "I Love You So". The illustrations remind me of the prints I bought at the craft show, which I've already said how much I love. The book has such a great story about unconditional love. It's so sweet. I came right home last night and read it to Nate. Awww...

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

When did it become appropriate to ask if you're breast feeding? Not sure of exact time frame, but I would have to say when right around the same time that utube came about, it seems that nothing in this world is a secret or personal anymore since utube.

What would I have said if asked? Well, being who I am and the smart booty I can be, I would have said the following: "why? hungry?" or I could have said "am I leaking?". But the best of all is "yes, yes I am and aren't they big and beautiful."

Surprise! Like you'd have to ask me what I would say... Silly...
Your pal, matti!