off the fence


Hi Ladies,

Anyone home now? I am!

It’s Saturday night, and our babysitter wasn’t able to sit. Just put the last child to bed and am gonna watch the Hockey Game on TV. I’m totally wiped.

The good news… we had our FIRST double sleep-out last night. My kids slept at my parents’ house. Woo hoo!! I dropped them both off at 4PM. My mom took them downtown for dinner, and they all slept in her bed. It was great fun for them. My hubby and I went for dinner at 6PM, were home by 7:30PM, and asleep by 9:30PM! LOSERS! We slept until 8:30AM this morning. It was heaven!  The last time I slept 11 straight hours I was a teenager with a hangover. It was AWESOME!

Today, my two year old FINALLY got his first pair of ice skates. He has been waiting since the ripe old age of ten months. No joke! Those who know him, know he has been begging to play ice hockey for the past eighteen months. He is seriously obsessed.  So, lessons start Monday, and he’s ready to go. He’s worn his  skates around the house ALL DAY. I kid you not. And now, they sleep on the floor beside his crib. He cried for 30 minutes tonight to sleep with them in his crib, but my husband said he would Edward Scissorhands himself during the night. Based on last week’s drama, that’s the last thing we need right now!!! He’s utterly delicious.

Tomorrow’s my son’s 6th birthday party. Some glow-in-the-dark mini golf with 20 of his grade 1 friends. He’s been waiting all week. I have not.

The new website is almost up. I can’t wait for the discussion board. Now you girls can visit any time and chat with other ladies about some of the issues. Am loving the Blog. My brain is finally functioning to maximum capacity. It’s refreshing!

Thank you all for your great suggestions and input for the Women On The Fence Blog. Don’t forget to keep commenting or emailing me about the topics you want to hear about.  Your suggestions are what will keeps the wheel turning.

Until next week, I bid you all good night.

Also, don’t forget to follow us on Twitter http://twitter.com/womenonthefence and join our group on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=137325556863&ref=mf .

Love,

Erica

xoxEDxox

So you’re all caught up on the week:

It’s Saturday morning. Like every Saturday morning,  the calm and order that presided here Friday night has vanished into thin air.  Husband is asleep in son’s bed in peace and quiet. Boys getting riled up. Me the referee.  In fact, right at this very moment they’re physically fighting. My 2-year-old has taken off his diaper, so he is standing here in the nude (we are nudists in this house, btw) and shouting at the top of his lungs things I just don’t understand, with his lisp. I have my coffee and am sitting nearby in the office. Ohm.

Last night, I dragged my husband to see Julie & Julia. BIG MISTAKE. I think he was feeling guilty that he’ll be leaving me tonight to take my son instead of myself to the hockey game. So after a nice family dinner, he agreed to go. The movie for me; 2 hours of bliss. I laughed out loud during parts. I cried at parts. It was a feel-good movie, and quite touching. For my husband, sheer torture! I mean, there was fidgeting. Blackberry buzzing. He was flipping and flopping in his seat. He even had to leave a few times. I have to say, it’s probably the last time I’ll ever drag him again to a see a chick flick against his will. Ever!

Secondly, after my golf game yesterday, over lunch, my girlfriends and I started chatting about husbands and cheating. The girls said, “If my husband was cheating, I wouldn’t want to know.” I blurted out, “You wouldn’t want to know?!” And no, they wouldn’t want to know. I’m not going to go into more detail, and even though I understood where they were coming from, I found this odd. Please, if anyone knows my husband is cheating on me, I WANT TO KNOW. Please email me at the above address. Thank you kindly.

I also met with a web designer this week to try and improve the look of the Blog. My initial vision was to create a forum for you women to be able to vent and chat with other ladies in the same boats as yourselves. That should be up and running within the next few weeks. I am loving the blog. I love your emails and comments. Mostly good, a couple critical, but they all are important to me. Keep ’em coming, and don’t be shy to be the first to comment!

Finally, if any of you want to get together with me and a 2-year-old tonight, just give me a holler! If not, I’m thinking “Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs” at 5PM.

PS – Someone sent this to me a few weeks ago. Watch this. Anything is possible.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nz47-PtrAyw&feature=related

Happy Saturday!

xoxEDxox