28 Jun

If you have a moment, please take some time to go and vote for my Mamavation application!  You can see my application video here, and you can “vote” for me by heading to Twitter and tweeting this: Hey @bookieboo! I want @SkinnySushi to be the next #Mamavation Mom. She has my support! As always, your support means SO much to me.

I’m super busy this week and feeling distracted, so here’s my post in bullets…

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  • we saw some friends this weekend and one of them mentioned that the daycare where his five month old son is going will have him fully versed in sign language by one year old.  Evi is almost fourteen months and knows four signs. I might suck.
  • those same friends did not mention the fact that I am MUCH thinner than when they saw me last.  I continue to be puzzled by people’s reluctance to mention that you might look skinnier.
  • our second car is STILL not fixed.  Every time they fix something, they find some new problem.  Let this be a lesson to those of you who want to save money by buying a car at auction.  This one has been useless since DECEMBER and, as such, I have been housebound for as long.
  • What is the world coming to?  Italy, France, and the US are out of the World Cup?  We bought Evi an Italia tee shirt this weekend anyway, and she looks mighty cute in it.  I wanted one too, but I’m waiting for clearance sales.  I am cheap.
  • I may also suck as a wife.  I got excited for Fathers Day and (with Evi’s help) made Aaron a card.  I got him a copy of a book he wanted but since the book won’t be released until September, I also got him a three month subscription to a sci-fi book site where he can download books to his Kindle.  It was a great day, I made him breakfast and brownies.  And then I got to thinking… and decided I was irritated that I didn’t get a present on Mothers Day.  It’s not about getting “stuff” but… I was bugged.  When I said something to Aaron a few days later, he apologized and said that he’d tried to make sure I had a break on Mother’s Day and didn’t have to do anything in terms of cooking, cleaning, or child rearing.  And you know what?  He DID do that.  I so suck.  Upon further discussion, we realized it’s just a difference in how we acknowledge occasions.  I’m a present-giver, so for me it’s harder not to get a gift.  He’s an action guy, so he doesn’t mind no gifts if he gets something else, like a day off.  We’ve both agreed to do two things… #1 – work harder to acknowledge each other in ways that are meaningful to the receiver, and #2 – make sure we’re paying attention to the ways the other person might be acknowledging us in their way.


More from me:

Mamavation Monday: motivation (includes a video blog!)

Beach and Picnic Wines



5 Responses to “Blips”

  1. H June 28, 2010 at 10:20 am #

    Re: the last bullet. Have you read the 5 Love Languages? Someone gave it to us for our wedding as an audiobook and we listened to it to make fun of it but then ended up finding it super interesting. . . totally addresses this sort of thing.

    • Skinny Sushi June 28, 2010 at 11:35 am #

      I haven’t read it, and maybe I should. We do a good job of communicating, but we do (of course) have different ways of doing things…

  2. Tracie June 28, 2010 at 12:37 pm #

    RE: people not commenting on weight loss

    I went through this last summer. I had lost 30-40 lbs. We went to a family gathering. It took a while then someone finally got up the nerve to ask if I had lost. After the one person asked them everyone else said something. Someone even commented that they could tell I lost weight, but they felt uncomfortable mentioning it. I think for people to comment on weight loss then that means that they had to acknowledge that you were bigger to begin with which is a social faux pas.

  3. carolyne felder June 28, 2010 at 12:54 pm #

    I think sometimes people are afraid to mention that you are losing weight. It’s kind of a taboo subject to bring up a woman’s weight usually, so maybe they noticed you looked different, but didn’t want to embarass you by bringing it up. I think people don’t want to say something because then they are acknowledging that you were overweight and they don’t want to call attention to it.


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