Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Conspiracy Theories

I have craft insomnia! I have the urge to learn how to crochet. Originally I woke up for the same reason that most parents of very young children do. One of them woke up and I had to coax them back to sleep. Now I'm awake and not falling back asleep. I blame pinterest, facebook, and youtube. I shouldn't have looked at the computer. They make me want to be crafty and look at all the amazing crafts I should be doing or want to be doing. They are insomnia enablers. I bet they get paid by the companies that make sleep aids or coffee. I bet the coffee companies are behind pinterest. They make you stay up late pinning and repinning and hoping one day you'll have the time or energy to do or make something fabulous that you saw on pinterest causing you to need a pick me up in the morning. I don't personally drink coffee because it has a weird effect on me. It makes me jittery and my heart feels like it's going to explode and I very quickly get sleepy. If it weren't for the heart exploding thing I'd drink some right now to help me get back to sleep. I just can't do caffeine. I'm a green tea kinda girl.
I just painted my nails. I tried to do the ombre nail design and failed horribly. I guess that's what happens when pinterest strikes in the middle of the night and you don't have all the necessary tools. I'm not discouraged, I will try again and succeed. Pictures to come!

All is quiet for now, let's hope it stays this way! Thank you for listening to my crazy insomnia induced rant. Wish me luck!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

I'm baaack!

Well I have decided that I want to get back at this old writing thing. I'm going to start with blogging more again and hopefully when I feel brave enough I'll write a short story then one wondrous day I'll write a novel. So there's been a lot of changes since I last wrote. I had another baby. So now I have two beautiful daughters!
They are a delightful handful! 14 months apart and I wouldn't change it for the world. It has some challenges as you might imagine, for example, I don't get a lot of uninterrupted time to myself, so if some of the things I write ever seem a little disjointed you'll understand why.

Another great development is that I am back on weight watchers. I started up when one of my friends had her baby and roped me into joining again. I am so thankful and glad she did. I started on July 3rd and have lost a total of 16 pounds so far! Whoot Whoot! I'm also on a new exercise routine. As you may have noticed from some of my past posts my husband (then fiance) and I were doing Power 90 and we had wonderful results. I lost a ton of weight right before I got pregnant. I am so close to being back to that weight, just 2 pounds to go! Anyways I'm now doing Insanity! and it is just that, Insanity! I am pouring sweat by the end of every workout, but boy does it feel great.
I just started incorporating walking into my exercise routine as well. My goal is to eventually run a 5k. I got an app, Couch to 5k, that is supposed to help get me there in 8 weeks! I'm hoping by next year at this time I'll be able to run a half marathon. I really don't like running all that much though. I kinda feel like I have to do it because it is the only form of exercise my kids will let me do while they're awake and that's only because they are strapped down and can't move in their stroller. Silly me, one day I tried to do an insanity workout with both of my children awake and in the room. That lasted about 5 minutes, if that! As I was bending over to do a push up or something my oldest jumps on my back after I calmly remove her from my body she does that thing that kids love to do when you are busy. She proceeds to call me a hundred times in a row and I answer her, but that's not good enough I'm not paying enough attention to her and a full blown tantrum ensues. I could be sitting perfectly still on the floor staring at the wall and she'll just be playing by her merry little self, but If I try to do something anything that requires any kid of concentration she needs my attention instantly. My younger daughter is starting to learn this tactic as well so now I'm getting double teamed by toddlers. 

Clearly I don't have enough to do because I am also the current President of the Antioch Chapter of the MOMS Club (Mothers Offering Mothers Support) and I recently began selling Mary Kay Skin Care Products and Cosmetics. Everyone deserves to look and feel their best. Here's a link to my personal website www.MaryKay.com/antoinetterbrown Feel free to make a purchase! 

I think you all are caught up now... I'm going to bed! Wish me luck!