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In an effort to launch something in a very short timeframe, after three months of coding in off hours for stints of a few minutes at a time, I used a framework to get *something* out. This is not code I would use for a client. Ever.
In fact, if you could see my face right now, you'd realize this is a little more than painful.
But, as sometimes has to happen with personal projects, the non-paying personal site takes a backseat to quality and gets dressed in handmedown code. Thanks to VMcore for the free ride here.
Ummm, Aunt Marcy isn’t pregnant with a toddler running around. That would be my guess.
And really, while a SO is in the hospital, you need something to do from what I’ve heard. My mom made dozens of baby blankets/quilts (by hand) during my dad’s surgery, recovery, radiation appointments, etc. She kept telling me to think of people to give them to, and I finally ran out, so she’s got dozens of blankets at home (I’ve already got 14+) waiting for my single younger sister to get knocked up.
Aw. Go easier on yourself. You’re still in the midst of so many big changes. You’ll get there. And if you don’t, so what? You have to be YOU and not Aunt Marcy (great as she may be).
What a cool aunt Marcy. You should ask her how she behaved when in the first trimester herself. I’m sure she has STORIES to tell.
I’m not gonna be an Aunt Marcy either. I don’t even call for the kids birthdays anymore. With everything going on in my day to day insanity I’m lucky my kids get fed, let alone someone else get a b-day card.
Les, try to give yourself a break. Moving is HARD. It is at the top of my list of “most stressful events.” Not to mention moving with a toddler while you are pregnant. It will get easier. Just hang in there.
Oh, and I could not tell you the last time I remembered to send a birthday card to anyone. If I manage to get birthday gifts sent to nieces and nephews before their NEXT birthday comes, then I figure I am doing great!
Pregnant or not, mommy or not, I’m just not the type to get cards out to people, timely or otherwise. If fact (please don’t tell anyone) I still have a few thank-you cards that didn’t get sent for people who gifted Claire after she was born. My mother is mortified at this little nugget of information. At least I usually get my christmas cards sent…at some point!
You have so many other great traits to offer. Sending birthday cards is not something I would worry about.
I have an Aunt and Uncle in Houston. My cousin is a Anchorman for the local news. I think in Dallas or Santonio. My other cousin is a Speech Ther in Dallas.
I agree…don’t be so hard on yourself. You just moved AND your pregnant, which are two huge life stressers AND you are working from home with a 2-year-old which is like juggling greased pigs. I bet Aunt Marcy hasn’t done any of those things in a long while. But it’s nice to get a good ole snail mail card isn’t it?
Aren’t people like that amazing? I think it’s just an etiquette thing that got drilled into their heads at an early age and they never shook it.
I love people like Aunt Marcy. Do you think she’ll send me a card?
Mom mom has a friend that has a huge box of cards for all occasions- which I think makes things easier- my problem is remembering to go to the store to get the stupid card, and I always feel like I have to find the perfect card- and thats hard.
My mom did lots of stuff when my dad was in the hospital- crotcheting and stuff, and I remember when my grandfather was sick she did the same kind of things-I learned how to knit while my grandfather was sick.
In my former life before children, I was Aunt Marcy. Now, I figure if I get my own kids’ birthdays celebrated I’m ahead of the curve. BUSY BUSY!
Besides, I think if you sent cards to anyone these days….they’d probably just smell like vomit. And really, who wants a vomit-scented card?
If I asked nicely, would you let your Aunt Marcy adopt me? Please!
Welcome to my world! Only I’m not pregnant and i’ve been in our new house for three months now! If you’re a failure, then I must be in Hell.
Your aunt sounds wonderful, but so do you. You’re great! And you’re pregnant, you have a toddler, and you’ve just moved. You need to be easier on yourself, sweetie.
If I lived closer to you, I would totally come over and help! Sending you a big hug.
I don’t know if you will try alternative medicine for depression, but bach flower (rescue remedy) would help and it doesn’t have side effects (I think - check at your local health food store). Also, homeopathy might help you.
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