Thursday, February 25, 2010
Today, my first in print article was published in the Fairfield County Weekly! I have had a letter to the editor published before, but I feel like this is a new level of success in my writing love that is now turning career!
Check it out!
Danielle Elwood in the Fairfield County Weekly
Sunday, February 21, 2010
My husband can tend to be a complete over acheiver
Earlier in the year, when he joined the local volunteer fire department, he learned that they give out an annual award for Probationary Firefighter of the Year. Once he knew that it was an option during your year as a “probie” he knew in the back of his mind he MUST win that award.
Often bragging to the officers at the Fire Department that the award would be his.
Well last night, during the annual Past Captains Night, mainly to honor former Captains and officers of Echo Hose, he was awarded with the award he has strived to win since April when he got involved. Probationary Firefighter of the year!
Congrats to my super awesome husband Will!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
12:45am he wakes up crying.
So I comfort him and get him back to sleep, or at least I thought he was going back to sleep.
1am he is up again whining... and does not want to go back to sleep for anything.
He is asking for juice, Daddy, his friend Michael, everything under the sun.
I was half asleep trying to figure out what was really going on.
So finally around 2am I get Will and tell him that he needs to come in and lay down with Camden.
So Daddy to the rescue... or so I thought.
He continued on, whining, crying, asking for me even though I was right there, asking for Daddy, Lala, Ole... everyone... No sleep in sight.
So I figured if I rolled over and ignored him, then he would go back to sleep, like he normally does if I just roll over.
NOPE! Wasn't having that either!
Next thing you know Daddy's alarm clock is going off for work, so he has to get up and get dressed to leave. Camden erupts in hysterics because he doesn't want Daddy to go anywhere.. LOVELY! We are not having a full blown meltdown at 5:30am.
Finally as I hear Ben waking up at 6:45am... I look at Camden and he is out cold. Lovely, now Ben is up for the day, and I have been up since 12:45am with about 3 hours of sleep.
Needless to say, it has been a long day for all of us!
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Getting tired... Starting to lean...
I can't wait till it gets warmer outside so we can get out!
Car update: We fixed the Blazer AND the VW! So we are back to being a two car household although with the cold outside, I haven't had much of a desire to leave the house. It did cost us TWO full days of work for Will on Monday and Tuesday, but thankfully we should be expecting our Tax Return on the same day as our next pay, so we will not be hurting as bad as we may have been missing two full days.
Wish Will some luck, he has a test on Monday for Fire 1, his first test! I am sure he will ace it, but keep him in your thoughts!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I have been tossing around the idea of making the website a .com for a while, but the cost, or at least what I imagined the cost to be is what stopped me.
Yesterday, with a little extra time I did some investigating, and discovered I could purchase the domain for less than $11 for the entire year through godaddy.com and the project started!
I am proud to announce the official launch of Momotics.com and while it is still a work in progress, I think it looks awesome. I will be adding a new banner, an such over the next couple days, but check it out.
Monday, February 1, 2010
He got 10-15 houses down the street from our home and SNAP.. THUG THUG THUG THUG BUMP POP SNAP SCRAPE GRIND GRIND GRIND.... SHIT!
Some pin or something fancy which I know NOTHING about SNAPPED! Lovely, this means a costly repair, a day off from work to get it fixed, a tow (thank god we are AAA members!) and a moment of hysterics on my part insisting DH was going to lose his job over one missed day (when half the guys he works with would keel over and die if they put in an actual full week!) anyways...
In true Danielle style, a little light bulb appeared above my head, and an idea for a new blog became reality when I ran out of the house with our camera as the tow truck pulled up. Of course my husband knew exactly what I was doing and found as much amusement in it as I did. Thankfully.....
Why does this suck so bad? Because right now, this blazer is our only working vehicle. So now we have a day to get it repaired and get DH back to work. I wish our VW wasn't such a giant hunk of shit... But it is life, and after getting through the past year, I think this is less than a minor blip on the radar.
I melt down when anything small happens, but this is going to cost us the price of the repair, plus a day's work. Which to me, will momentary be the end of the world.