Welcome to Mommy Shorts 2011! It's gonna be just like Mommy Shorts 2010 except way more people are gonna comment on my posts and tell all their friends about my blog and stuff!

You like that? I just opened the year with two exclamation points, a bunch of self-promotional reader requests and the grammar of a 7th grader. It's like I've adopted my 2011 writing style from The Beiber Fever Fan Page. New Year's Resolution #1: Never use the term "Beiber Fever" again.

What was I supposed to be talking about?

Ah yes, I'm stalling because I'm about to show you a totally SAPtastic video. It's Mazzy's life from the day she was born (December 9th, 2009) till now and I worked my ass off on it. Did you know that she's been alive for three years even though she's only just turned one? This was the super nerdy fact my husband presented to me this morning.

Right before I informed him that I had saved our marriage.

Let me explain.

Instead of sex or money (the two topics most commonly associated with marrital distress), my marriage teeters on the topic of technology.

Case in point: For several months now, my hard drive has been working over time keeping up with all the baby videos I have uploaded this past year. Mike has repeatedly asked me to transfer my video files to our external hard drive because he knows that when something goes wrong with my computer, I lose my mind. Computer issues bring out an anger within me so intense that we have named it "Christain Bale".  Mike likes Christain Bale in movies but he does not like when Christain Bale shows up in our living room during a Giants game screaming about iMovie malfunctioning or Firefox crashing. Furthermore, his appearance prevents Mike from involving himself in solving the issue which only serves to make Christain angrier. Mike's completely reasonable fear was that if I happened to lose any of my videos of the baby due to a computer crash, it would take about a day and a half before Christain Bale destroyed our marriage completely.

BUT— I refused to transfer any files until I had the opportunity to create THE BIG "YEAR IN REVIEW" COMPILATION.

Which brings me to my lack of sleep over the holidays and the resulting completion of my saptastic video. It was HARROWING. But it's done. My marriage is saved. And I LOVE it. I've watched it half a billion times since I completed it late Saturday night but, you know, it's my kid. You'll probably only feel the need to watch it once.

Ok, now I'm gonna shower. New Year's Resolution #2: Shower at night instead of waiting till the morning when it might not happen.

Life So Far from Ilana W on Vimeo.

Music: "Heartbeat" by José Gonzalez, "Never Had Nobody Like You" by M. Ward