Friday, March 4, 2011

Confession Friday

I confess it is snowing here! Enough!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I confess my favourite drink is a Chai latte but ordered in a specific way - 1/2 sweet with soy :)

I confess I am claustrophobic.....I really notice it in a vehicle where I am sitting in the back or between people and all the doors and windows are shut. For happened in Africa. We had gone out to by some mattresses for an orphanage we were making donations to....I was sitting in the back seat of the van and they loaded all the mattresses between me and the door....suddenly I got all panicky, started to sweat and thought "how the hell am I going to get out of here?" Yvan knows this about me from an experience in Thailand and opened the window. Fresh air and an escape route can do wonders for the mind.

I confess I am watching American Idol this year...mainly because the wee one really seems to dig music and he dances all the time so this is good entertainment for him and I have to say Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez aren't driving me crazy.

I confess we booked our first family holiday for the May long weekend to go see my momma and family and we are really looking forward to it. (Family wedding on the Island!)

I confess I have been to the gym twice this week and will be going again today and it feels really good to get a good sweat on!

I confess I have been going to a post partum support group and they have been fantastic. I thought they might not understand a gal who has adopted having PPD but they opened their arms up and welcomed me in.

I confess tonight is date night! I am looking forward to it! Any movie recommendations? (and don't judge peeps that is too soon for us to have date is not!)

I confess we saw "The King's Speech" last week and it was amazing!

I confess Colin Firth is uber sexy! I love him a lot!

I confess my claustrophobia also kicks in on long international flights -seriously it takes all my energy not to be the crazy person running up and down the plane yelling "Let me off of here! I have to get off this flying, metal tube of death" It usually happens midway on a 13 or 14 hour flight...then I get up, go to the bathroom, splash water on my face, calm down and watch ANOTHER movie.

I confess I have been craving chocolate cake...must fill that craving soon.

I confess I will post about trip to Ethiopia. I really will because it was amazing and I want to share it.


Claudia said...

DATE NIGHT! Yay! Enjoy :) We're watching Shrek forever after at home tonight... hot date or WHAT?

Anonymous said...

WAIT A MINUTE. I've been home with my kid for three years and *I* haven't been on a date night yet!

Oh. Wait. That would be from a sad lack of people to date. Never mind.

Anonymous said...

DAte night. GOOD. Support Group. Fantastic. Chai. Ummmmm.

Stephanie said...

I totally hear you on the plane/claustrophobia thing!!(made me laugh reading this!) Support groups are great and date nights even better!!

Steph :-)
PS my word verification is "Bless"

Ramona said...

Just reading your claustrophobic confessions made me start to feel the panic... I think I'm getting worse as I get older!

It's great to hear you are taking care of yourself with the gym, support group and date night. You'll be a better mommy and person when you take time for your needs- and that's something I need to remember myself.

Dancin' Momma said...

Great confessions, sooooo agree about the snow. Everything just seems so much better when we can get outside and run and play hard. Have a great date night!

BCMommy said...

So glad you have found a group of women nearby to connect with and support you! That's great!

Date night- we saw the Adam Sandler/Jennifer Aniston movie the other day. It's ok, but it's mindless rom-com, def. not a thinking movie.

-One word for airplanes. ATIVAN. I am so nervous flying now...never used to be. I told my dr. and asked if she could give me something to knock me out so I wouldn't have to white knuckle it through 10 hour flights to Greece. She told me she is the same way and gave me Ativan. I only use them when flying without children ('cause I would need to be alert if the plane was crashing and burning and my kids were on boards, ya know) but they work like a hot damn!

Gotta run to work.
Have a great date night!


CinnamonOpus said...

I'm with boltupright -- we have been home 2.5 years, and we haven't been on a date night yet either! Colour me JEALOUS!!

I have claustrophobia so I can kind of relate, but in different situations than you do. But when I was travelling every week for work years ago, suddenly after about 5 years I developed a fear of flying. So when I fly it's all OMG WE'RE GOING TO DIE. It's getting better now, and it only happens on takeoff and landing, but still, I totally get the whole OMG FLYING TUBE OF DEATH!!! thing.

Dianne said...

That's how I like my drinks too!!! See? We're good people. :)

Carolyn said...

I am VERY claustrophopic- the only thing that gets me on a plane is Ativan!!!!! I do not take elevators- they freak me out as I am scared I will get stuck in one! Glad the support group is still going well. Enjoy date night- no movie suggestions as I have not been out in so long I do not even know what is playing!

lyndsey&kevin said...

Have a GREAT night tonight!!

I am mildly Claustrophobic... but I try to ignore it.... it I think about it I go crazy!

YAY May long HERE!! Can't wait to see you again;)

May here= Mojito weather!!!

Anonymous said...

You are uber smart Rana!
Many mom's could learn from you - the gym, a date, planning a family vacation, a movie ... all major emotional lifters/energy boosters.! So inspired by the steps you are taking to be the best you can be. How did you figure this all out so damn fast?
Jen D

The Gaboury's said...

I agree, enough with the snow and come on to the beautiful spring.. Good for you for looking after yourself and finding a support group. Date night sounds so good. Have fun.

Melissa said...

A May trip to my Island?

Chocolate cake will be waiting for you here! Let me know if you have time for a visit :)

Anonymous said...

No way are you going to meet Melissa before me! I will fight for the rights!!! :) Kidding...sort of.

Yay! for date night, YAY for chai's ordered specifically. (half sweet, with soy AND whip)

Yayayayay! for you taking care of yourself.