In 2003 I used my monthly planner to jot down very brief notes about my day - sometimes too brief. At times, reading over the list, I had no idea what a notation meant. So when it came time to type the notes up for posterity, I’ve added a ‘?’ behind my reports of those forgotten but apparently noteworthy events.
There are several significant milestones in the newborn LuLu’s life mentioned below; those events I’ve written in boldface.
You’ll also note that I spent a lot of time going out to eat and attending Brewers games. That seems so implausible, given my current financial standing, that I literally grew depressed almost to the point of tears after I typed it up. Apparently, I had a lot more financial wiggle room in 2003 than I noticed at the time.
With that nonsense out of the way, welcome to 2003!
Thursday the 2nd: Grandma Clara turns 80
Friday the 3rd: found out we’re having a girl!
Friday the 10th: noon [appt] for Yaya
Sunday 12th - Grandma's (Clara) Bday Party 1:30 PM in the Hospitality Inn Columns ballroom
Thurs the 16th: Jaspare and Chris’ birthday’s
Sun the 19th: Tastefully Simple Party
Monday the 20th: Lisa 3 PM appt with ob/gyn
Wed 22nd - Lisa sick. I watch YaYa. [pediatrician] 1pm. Cafe Chili @ night.
Thurs the 6th: Dan water aerobics
Monday the 10th: job interview [for who?] at 4 PM
Tuesday the 11th: Toddler playgroup 9-10 AM
Wednesday the 12th: 1:45 PM appt with ob/gyn + glucose [test] 6PM Aerobics
Thurs the 13th: toddler group
Thurs the 14th: todder group 9-10 AM
Friday the 28th: Dan [what?] 11:15
Sunday March 2nd: Barney! [live show downtown] After Barney cake for Katie.
Thursday March 6th: Stacey’s bday. Sleepover.
Monday the 10th: Ob/gyn appointment 2:30 PM – ask for records
Friday the 21st: Swizzlers? [restaurant]
Saturday the 22nd: Bucco [Di Beppo’s restaurant] 4:00 w/ Mom [Jeanne] for Dan’s bday
Sunday the 23rd: Stacey’s bday party
Monday the 24th: car seat [buy a second one?]
Tuesday the 25th: Los Mariachi’s [restaurant]
Friday the 28th: 1 PM Dan doc appt
Monday the 31st: We take YaYa to see the 3 PM showing of The Piglet Movie at South Shore, cost $5.50, theater Left 9. YaY’s 1st ever movie!
Friday the 4th: 10:30 Walmart pics
Saturday the 5th: Bucco @ 4PM for Dan’s Mom’s bday
Sunday the 6th: Pancake breakfast [w/ Easter bunny] and from 12-230 Skate University skating party [for who?]
Monday the 7th: 2:30 PM ob/gyn
Tuesday the 8th: last day of playgroup
Wednesday the 9th: 3 PM ob/gyn
Tuesday the 15th: Lisa – haircut
Wednesday the 16th: 1PM pediatrician for YaYa. Anthony and Nina? [playgroup friend (Anthony) of YaYa). Question mark original] Bucks game 7:00 (Dan, Jonah)
Thursday the 17th: Easter egg dyeing
Friday the 18th: baby shower 11:30
Easter Sunday the 20th: Church. Arthur Ave 4/4:30 pm
Tuesday the 22nd: Stacey’s baptismal anniversary (kitty and card)
Wednesday the 23rd: ob/gyn at 3:15PM. 6-8 open house at flat ?
Saturday the 26th: Tre tuxes
Sunday the 27th: favors and invites at Pam & Tre’s
Monday the 28th: oil change
Tuesday the 29th: playgroup at 9 AM
Wednesday the 30th: 2:45 ob/gyn
Thursday the 1st: playgroup 9 am
Tuesday the 6th: project and snack for YaYa’s class
Wednesday the 7th: 2:45 PM ob/gyn
Friday the 9th: Pick up slide @ 2 PM
Saturday the 10th: Mindy’s class @ 8 am.
Sunday the 11th: Dan’s Mom’s house and hospital then eat at Bamboo House
Tuesday the 13th: Playgroup
Wednesday the 14th: 2:30 ob/gyn
Thursday the 15th: tuxes with tre. Dan’s class at 7 pm
Friday the 16th: Fish fry Sioux and Dave @ 5-7:30? (? Original)
Saturday the 17th: Dave – videogames, movie? Sprint (? Original)
Sunday the 18th: 3 PM manicure/pedicure for Lisa and Jeanne
Monday the 19th: Chuck E Cheese for YaYa
Tuesday the 20th: playgroup
Thursday the 22nd: ob/gyn 1:15 PM playgroup 9-10
Friday the 23rd: Movie
Saturday the 24th: 4PM BBQ w/ Mom and Jaspare
Wed the 28th: LuLu's due date (marked with a blue colored heart). 8 am ob/gyn
Thurs the 29th: Olive Garden; library with YaYa
Friday the 30th: Finding Nemo opens. Yaya went with grandma (Jeanne) to Southgate to see Nemo!
Sat 31st - Pam's wedding shower 2PM
Sunday the 1st: Elliot’s graduation. 1PM Brian and DeLaura’s baby shower
Monday the 2nd – tux fitting 4PM
Tuesday the 3rd: Sammy Sosa is caught using a corked bat
Wednesday the 4th – LuLu is born! J
Sunday the 10th: 9pm channel 71 - madonna
Wednesday the 11th: Jaspare and Jeanne’s anniversary
Thursday the 12th – umbilical cord falls off; 1st bath. Pick up mindy @ 3:30. 6-8PM Chuck E Cheese for Caitlin’s bday
Sat the 14th – Eric and Kris’ wedding reception
Monday the 16th – LuLu’s 1st bus ride! Nina and Anthony 5ish
Wed the 18th – LuLu doc 22” 9# 15 oz [1st visit to Pri**o]
Thurs the 19th – Lu and YaYa’s 1st bath together! Jolene 1ish? [? In original]
Friday the 20th: 1:30 PM appt at Walmart Vision @ Southgate. 3PM tux fitting
June 21st – Tre’s bachelor party. Esperanza’s 3rd bday @ Jackson park
Thursday June 26th – poop incident (I think this is when YaYa chose to decorate the wall of her room in her poop). Mindy’s party 7pm.
Friday the 27th: Tastefully Simple party 6PM. Mindy’s party at 11:30-3:30PM
Saturday the 28th: Lisa gets hair cut and dyed “by Robbie” at 1PM
Monday the 30th: noon-3 Children’s Day [Summerfest]