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It’s Not Me Monday.

December 7, 2009

This blog carnival was created byMckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I most certainly did not forget to call the oil man when our tank was almost empty. Our oil did not run out leaving us with 1/2 day and night with(out) heat. It was not a balmy 51 degrees in the bedroom  when we woke up this morning.

I did not enjoy the extra snuggling I had to do last night with my baby to make sure that he was warm enough all night.

Now, please don’t beat me up about this mistake. I’ve already beaten myself up enough about it. I will assure you that we were all warm enough yesterday and last night. Our family bed was extra snuggly last night as the cats joined us.

In fact, Iggy was especially helpful. Last night, his instinct was to snuggle Malone for most of the night. Throughout the night, I switch Malone from my left side to the middle so he can nurse off of both breasts. Last night, whenever I switched, Iggy moved too. It was really cute to observe Iggy protect Malone in this way.

Now, before you get on my case about how I shouldn’t let my cat sleep so close to the baby for fear of suffocation or some other judgmental thing you’re probably thinking, please be assured that Malone sleeps on his side facing me all night and Iggy was snuggling his back.

The oil man has been called and will be here by noon today. We have to pay a fee to light the pilot (sucky) but have heat this afternoon. Until then, Malone and are both wearing multiple (read three plus) layers, have hats on, and I am drinking the biggest mug of hot tea you’ve ever seen.

Now onto part two of It’s Not Me Monday.


I did not go a bit overboard with my excitement of Malone’s first Christmas celebration (1 of 4). I did not feel like a kid again as my husband and I opened Malone’s gifts. And I most certainly did not spend the better part of the afternoon playing with his Wooden Nativity Set . And I’m not going to call my wood working Papa to see if he can make some additional animals for said Nativity. Nope, not me.

I did not surround my child with all of the presents and snap to get him to look in my direction while I took a million pictures. Nope, not me.

*And I did not spend any money on the adorable outfit he’s wearing that says “baby’s first Christmas” because that would be well, financially wasteful since Malone can only wear it a handful of times.

Well, the as the saying  goes, the proof is in the pictures.

** Actually, I think I’ll be able to get a lot of wear out of the Christmas outfit. You can’t see it, but the top of the overalls have a pocket that say “baby’s first Christmas.” If I put a shirt over the overalls, I’ll be able to get away with it. And, I think he’ll be able to use the onsie on it’s own too.

And finally, I did not smile a little on the inside when my baby boy choose my fabulous silky pink scarf from France as his lovey. (More to come on this another day).

2 Comments leave one →
  1. December 8, 2009 4:44 am

    Oh, that picture with your scarf is just precious! Don’t you know? When the heat goes out, it’s the perfect excuse to hang out at the mall! Or wherever you need an excuse to go to! :o)

  2. December 8, 2009 5:46 am

    Hi NJ! I didn’t know you read MckMama’s blog! 🙂 I love her “Not Me” posts… been “following” her for a while.

    Hope all is well.


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