7.24.2009

We Now Return To Our Regular Self Deprecating Program...

We interrupt this love fest of happiness to return to our normally chaotic and fragmented lifestyle. Oh how we missed thee!

It's Friday here and about time that we recapped the week...


* The baby slept thru the night on Tuesday. Eight hours of uninterrupted sleep. Yahoo! Of course, he's my child, so it was only a fluke, and he's back to waking up at either midnight or 3 am. But it's possible....

* The maid, who Matt and I finally agreed upon hiring, didn't show up on Tuesday. She sent me a text message saying that her husband was in the hospital. Being married to the glass is always half empty guy, I immediately didn't believe her (as we recently had a "discussion" over salary and I thought it was just her way of telling me to go take a hike with what I was going to pay her... which in all reality is VERY fair considering ... though I digress). So I called her after I got her text. No answer. Matt called her from his phone. No answer. Over an hour later I get a return call with a mini explanation. She asked if she could just come Thursday. What do you think happened Thursday?

* We've been going to the pool almost every day here, and coming home just before dinner time. It's quite hot and humid out, so we're usually pretty darn sweaty and gross when we return. Matt has Grady duty when he gets home so I can finish up dinner, relax, whatever I'm in the mood to, because, HEY, I have 3 kids attached to my hip all darn day, and even I need a break. After a few days of evening diaper changing, he told me he's very concerned with his boy's "boys" due to the heat. In fact, he's taken it to the next level and told me that I need to air them out every once in awhile because... well, they need it. Not owning a pair myself, well... literally that is.... I can't relate. He's 10 weeks old... does his life already revolve around them now?

* We're living like ragamuffins right now due to the limbo of our move. The house should be ready within the next week, and we're putting off every thing we possibly can until we get into the new house. I have bags from our LA trip that are still packed, most of the air shipment that arrived 3 weeks ago is still in the boxes, and I haven't bothered to really stock the pantry because I know that I'll either have to move it or pay the movers to move it. We're SO ready to relax and settle down, and most importantly, move Grady into his crib in his own room!

* My driver said to Matt last week, "Sir, I thought you said that madam was thin. She's not." And then turning to me said, "You're not thin, you're still fat. I see it in your arms, your stomach...." Hey - I've lost 25 of the 32 pounds I gained. Sure I'm cramming my tush into my pre-pregnancy pants because I can't take the elastic waistbands anymore... and maybe, JUST maybe I have a slight muffin top. But fat? Um yeah... that made me feel GOOD!

* You know you're back in India when the first thing you do is go to the health unit and start your rabies immunizations. Ooooowwwwwwiiiiieee. Next up, Japanese Encephalitis!

Here's to a relaxing weekend...




These adorable shirts are from a dear girlfriend...
Dina - the girls love them!! Thank you!

14 comments:

Shannon said...

Incredibly-rude-driver say what?! I can't believe he had the nerve to say you are fat! How did you refrain from smacking him?!

Those shirts are adorable... but the three kiddos, even more so!

Chiloe said...

You're fat ......... :-o He dared saying that you're fat ... that makes you feel soooo good indeed ... :rolleyes: He better never go to America or he may get a big schock !! lol

Your children are very cute in those tee shirts ;-)

Crystal said...

I love the shirts, so sweet!!!! You're not FAT, from what I have seen via the blog, you look great!! They told me in Uganda I would make a "good Ugandan women because I was fat". They get hip implants there, YIKES. I could give them some of my hips ; )

I can't wait for your local move to be settled as well. You need to be able to unpack at least. Thanks for the emails, you are such a HUGE help. I will respond later today~

Kat said...

He thinks you are fat?? I should be so lucky...

So...how are you going to resolve the maid issue? Do you start from scratch? Is there an agency...or do you find help yourself?

And I hate that time of limbo when you are between houses. I am sure you are ready to be settled! (Will your new house have the amazing pantry like the current one??)

Jen said...

love the shirts and thanks for catching us up.

3 Peas in a Pod said...

I love those shirts Jill!!! They are so darn cute.

Fat? What nerve. You only have 7 lbs. left to lose you lucky girl!! Look at you. How awesome!!

Sorry about the vaccines. They do sound painful.

Good luck with the maid and getting everything organized. I'm not an in limbo kind of girl either.

Much love from NJ,
Sue
xoxo

Robin said...

Fat??? I would have burst into tears. Then fired him out of spite. Or slugged him. Or both. Preferably both. Then chalked it up to cultural differences and felt terrible, and rehired him but be unable to look him in the eye ever again.

Hang in there, it will all get sorted, eventually, and dear god you are not fat. I'd kill to be that fat and my last baby arrived in the world nearly six YEARS ago!

American in Norway said...

Bless...foreigners always feel they have the right to tell you that you are too fat or too thin... (no one has EVER told me I was too thin) & you FAT? PUHLEASE... You look amazing...
Love the shirts... time to start looking for a new maid?

Lisa said...

Dear God he didn't call you fat?!? Oh. My. Gawd. I'd fire him for sure!
Sounds like you're settling in. What a trooper you are, Jill! I love hearing about your exotic life, and yet knowing that even 1/2 a world apart there are some things that always remain the same (although we'd don't have to "air any boys" out around here!)
Hope you're still doing well!!!

Naomi said...

He thinks his mum is fat? Pshawwwww. I'm being told that I'm too thin and have "lost my health." Is there no balance? :)

Good lord on the maid. Seriously there is NO way to adequately describe the ins and outs of having staff and that it's not all its cracked up to be!

Spitting my wine over Grady's "boys" ....

anymommy said...

You are gorgeous, car drivers should keep their opinions to themselves ;-) and I LOVE your beautiful kiddos in those t-shirts.

I just caught up, so glad you are feeling well. These tiny babies grow up so fast, it's good to be able to relax and enjoy the ride.

Nap Warden said...

Yay for baby sleeping through the night!!!

Really cute 123 shirts;)

Kelly said...

FIRE THE DRIVER!!! EVIL MAN!!!

Love the pictures!! What a great gift!

Michelle said...

I can't believe your driver said that to you! Is he still your driver? LOL

LOVE the shirts on the kids!

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