Monday, February 26, 2007

It's Monday...Noooooooo

I hate Mondays...mostly because I have to go back to work and be away from Isa. But what I hate the most is that it is snowing today. Now don't get me wrong I used to love snow and in fact I love snow on the weekends when I am home and can choose whether I would like to go outside and deal with it or not. But on the weekdays I have no choice, no matter what I have to go and get my pants filthy and I have to attempt to push a stroller with a 25 pound baby in it.

This is what I hate...I loath that most of the time I am the one plowing the sidewalk with the stroller because the city has not been out to clear them. On one occasion I left the stroller at the daycare and carried Isa, needless to say my back has not been the same since.

I am hoping that since it snowed last night that the city people will have gone and cleaned up the side walk by the time I pick up Isa. crossing finders.

Enough ranting...lets move on. What a nice weekend I had, I have to say that I was very productive, I did three loads of laundry (but folded nothing), vacuumed, cleaned the floors, did some grocery shopping and made two batches of rice pudding. One on Saturday and one on Sunday,the first one was not very good as I put in a tablespoon of salt, when it called for a teaspoon. In my defence the recipe was in Spanish and I was not 100% sure what 1 crdt meant. I also got Isa to have fish for both lunches, which makes me happy because fish can be so good for her and she is so darn picky.

You may be wondering where the Husband was this weekend. Well he was at home but he has been very busy getting the store front of our website off the ground and ready for testing, that we agreed that I would be responsible for house and baby for now and then when it is my turn to work on the business he will take over. I am so looking forward to having more help soon, thought I should not complain too much as Isa is a great baby and is very independent and very well behaved. What I am tired off are all the house chores that I have to do on my own.

Soon the store will be up and I will be busy with that...can't wait!

Back to the weekend...Isa had a great time on Saturday walking to the grocery store on Bloor West. The day was just amazing, it was sunny and not too cold, the air was nice and crisp and people were out and doing their thing. It is days like that that I am so happy that I live on Bloor West because I just love going for a stroll with her, Isa absolutely loves it. She loves looking at the people, the dogs and kids. She loves checking out the buildings and cars. Her face lights up when she sees me taking out her big stroller because she knows that we will be going into the village.

I am grateful for Bloor West for helping me through my maternity leave, since I had no car and as we all know too well the TTC is not stroller friendly, I hung out close to home. I would take a walk every day for that year into the village going to get groceries, stopping at the Chapters and getting caught up on the "trashy" magazines, going to the library or meeting up with my mom friends at the Second Cup. I love the Village and I love all the people that I have met, which means that it will be very hard to try to look for a house anywhere else, meaning that I have better start playing the lottery in hopes of winning money to be able to afford a house there.

Last night I made dinner for us and we had nice wine and my rice pudding and sat down to watch both the Oscars and Heros. I have to say that I am not a big fan of Ellen DeGeneres so I did not really pay that much attention to the Oscars, but Heros was fantastic.

All and all a great weekend, can't wait for Friday.


Mimi said...

I have a giant stroller with pneumatic tires for jumping snow banks. I felt very clever until I discovered rust on the spokes of all four wheels. If it's not the snow that gets you, it's the salt. GRRR!

Bloor West Mama said...

How shitty about the rust mimi...I wish I could use my giant stroller to pick her up from day care but it is not very TTC friendly.

I have to say that yesterday was okay the sidewalks were actually cleared.

metro mama said...

The village is a very nice place for a mama--we were there until Cakes was 7 months.