Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Random Rambling

It's been several days since I posted anything...I'm sure you have just been chomping at the bit to get the latest installment of Out on a Lam. Don't worry about hurting my feelings, I know that you haven't been anxiously waiting by your computer.

So today is going to be random Tuesday...just random thoughts on random things. I'm having a hard time collecting my thoughts into any type of organization. Maybe because it's so darn hot out and I think that maybe brain is possibly half fried egg by now. Or it could be because I'm kind of in a melancholy mood because I've started preparing myself for my big girl's debut in Kindergarten--she may be excited and ready to go...but I am NOT! I'm going to save that blog for another day--I don't really feel like crying right now.

Speaking of hot...for some crazy reason I decided to load all three of the Little Lams in the car and go do errands yesterday. What? Why would you do that? I don't know...I really, honestly, don't know. It was painful, though. Getting all three of them in and out of the car in 105 degree temps was just plain miserable. And by the end of our outing, I was so sweaty and gross and generally ticked off that I stopped at Starbucks and got coffee. No, not an iced/blended/frozen coffee...I got a 100% brewed hot coffee. Even the Starbucks dude looked at me weird (he may have been looking at me weird because my face was as red as a tomato and I had just told my kids they couldn't get anything because Starbucks had run out of milk). I wasn't going for a caffeine rush, either...I don't drink caffeine. I just needed my Grande Decaf Mocha. It's comfort food. It just made me feel better about the day, it made me feel like I could conquer anything...even in the hot Oklahoma sun...with three sweaty kids...that were screaming "I'm thristy!" Here are a few of the temp things we saw around town on our outing...

This was the temperature reading on the thing that is in my car--this was before we even got started on our errands. Geesh--I should've known better...

I'm pretty sure that it never got to 107 degrees--but if it's hot enough for it to register that type of reading...you know it's hot! (and that you shouldn't be running errands in the middle of the day with three small children).

I know it didn't get to 111 degrees. I think this thermometer was reading my internal temperature.

I've been trying to be good about not doing all my blogs on Sally the Wonder Dog. But I gotta show you this cute pic.

Baby Lam is really starting to like Sally. I'm not a bad mom and lock Sally up in her crate all day...we're crate training her. How else will she learn only to go potty outside? Even though she is doing awesome and has only had once accident inside (betcha she pees on the carpet tonight). Baby Lam loves to poke at her.

Another random thought...my friend Kathleen is back from maternity leave! Yay! I love Kathleen and her precious baby...Baby Jacque. But when I gave her a hug this morning I was choking back tears. For two reasons: 1). Because I remember that painful first day back at work when you miss your baby so much that you don't think you'll make it through the day without smelling her sweet head and stroking her soft cheek. And 2). I also wanted to cry because I hugged her kinda tight and forgot how a lactating mom's boobies hurt when they are to the point of bursting, yet their baby isn't with them help out. Oops, sorry Kathleen, didn't mean to squeeze so hard. Go pump, sister! Sorry, that was probably Too Much Information.

So anyway...sorry for the random post. Tomorrow I should (hopefully) have my thoughts a little more together.

Stay cool!


Joy said...

OMG. You baby-mammas freak me out a little more each time I learn more about the joys of motherhood!

(I love it though that you guys are like a hard-core-concentrated-La-Leche-league-mafia all squeezed into our little office! :-)

Baloney said...

Jacob likes to climb in the crate with one or both dogs (it's a big crate). My pool was 95 degrees tonight. That sucks! It is too darn hot.