Friday, February 25, 2011

I Simply Remember My Favorite Things.....

"and then I don't feel.....soo bad."

That's right folks!
It's my favorite things post!
WITH pictures :)


I have done Zumba a few times at this really interesting hole in the wall of a studio. My friend Andrea introduced me to the place, and of course, I've always wanted to try Zumba. Even though I worked at the YMCA, and had full access to a gorgeous gym, pool, and unlimited classes, I never went to Zumba!! The place is called Cardiolix, and has only one studio for all the classes. It's obviously a small place, but it's great.

Great place!!

MY ALL TIME FAVORITE SHOW!!!!! I'm addicted. 

This is where I work...the BEST place ever :)

That would be Mrs. Minnesota Intl, or ... whatever.  Oops. This was from the Grand Opening almost a year ago.

This would be my ultimate guilty pleasure...
I cannot begin to describe how much I LOVE this sorbet. It's just perfect!

Oh dear.....the monster (aka Sophia) just did the deed (aka dirty diaper). Must snap into Mama Mode....

I promise to return with more favorites!!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Holy Smokes Folks

It has been wayyy too long since this thing has been updated!

I have more than enough time now to keep up with this, and I will make it my duty to put aside an hour or two, update this bad boy, and keep in touch!

Sophia Annalie Pici was born October 14th, 2010, 15:15pm, at Abbott Northwestern in Minneapolis MN.  She weighed 9lbs 2oz, and was 20.5in long. The surgeon said I gave birth to a "linebacker!" And she was!

She is now 4 months old as of the 14th of February. She had her 4 month shots, which she hated, understandably. To me, she is the epitome of perfection. She makes me laugh when I don't feel like it, she makes me smile on a rough day, she is always learning something new every day.  She keeps me company, sane, and makes me realize that the world isn't so bad.

Antonio is deploying this Spring. I'm not sure how it will go being a first time mom and single for a year. Single mom, that is. The folks are in Florida now for the most part. I'm deathly afraid of being up here in this place by myself with little miss, but I know it's something I'll just have to grow up and deal with. It's happening, inevitable, but I'm determined to make it a great learning experience. I do try to look at it positively, I do, but I have my days like any other human being.  

Friends have come and gone in my life over the past couple of years. Some, I'm sad to have drifted apart from..others I couldn't give a rats tush about. Having a child really does hamper friendships sometimes. Some friends are still living the single, crazy, party lifestyle. I've never been a party girl. Never found it to be worth my time at all. Those friends were easy to drop. Others have drifted for other reasons...the military lifestyle, differences of opinions, stupid arguments that I let get the best of our relationship, etc., etc. Those friends, I miss like none other.

Let's talk about family...I love mine. I have 3 wonderful brothers, two great parents, both sets of grandparents, cousins...LOTS of cousins, aunts and uncles galore, and a wonderful niece. All are doing well. I know they'd do anything for myself and Sophia, and I am eternally grateful for them.

My in-laws are just as great, really. They're all hilarious people, helpful, full of pride, and at times..the biggest know-it-all people you could meet.  We do not live near them...we are quite far, actually. It bothers me a lot to know that my daughter will more than likely not meet some of her Aunts and Uncles for years. Even her Nonno Pici has yet to meet her. While I understand completely the distance plays a great role, it still gets to me. Antonio often thinks of switching from the MN guard to the FL guard..just so his family would/could keep in touch more often.  

Life is a work in progress, this I know. I know that it will continue to be a work in progress long after I am gone. Having Sophia has really changed the way I look at some things, life included. She has changed the way I look at humanity, life, family, love, friendships, myself, and Antonio.

I wouldn't have her any other way.

In closing of today's blog....
Life is going alright!