Sunday, April 30, 2006

I am so tired ...

of people who don't help out. Not because they can't ... because they don't want to. Because it won't be fun. Because apparently I was put here on Earth to do things while they sit and watch. And not only do they sit and watch - but they also tell you all that you are doing wrong.
I'm so tired of people who think me being a SAHM means that I do nothing all day long and so must have the ability to do things for them instead. And they don't ask me to do these things, they just assume I can do them. After all, I stay home. I must have nothing better to do.

There. Rant over. Move on with life. I will attempt to do the same. But one day ... one day soon ... I may be posting about how I just freaked out and let loose on someone in my life because I just couldn't take anymore. And should that happen ... I'm not so sure I would even feel sorry about it ....

Friday, April 28, 2006

Mini-vent ...

Well, maybe it's not a mini, but it's a vent.
My aunt has 4 kids, now her oldest is 15 so not a problem there, then there is 9, 6, 3. Well I have a 6 and 3 myself. And her 6 and 3 and my 6 adn 3 like to play together - following along so far?
Anyway, we watch each other's children if we can. She'll call and ask if I can watch her kids for something and I'll do the same thing. Which is great. It's nice to have someone to call and do that with.
So, now here's the vent ... it's a bit one-sided these days. I have extra children A LOT. She's in the process of moving. And I totally get that. And I'm so glad I can help her out - becuase it's not fun packing with a bunch of kids running around. And for the most part, when the kids are here they are well behaved. But yet at the same time, part of me wants to say NO! Keep your kids home for the next two weeks. I need a break. I need a cool-off period. Then start calling me. Which, probably in two weeks she'll be all moved and then I will be watching them less.
Well, here's part two of the vent. Now that gp's are home. She'll call and talk to the grandma about the kids coming over. Grandma will say yes, then ask me ...
Now, it makes sense she talks to grandma (it's her mom afterall LOL!) and of course grandma wants to help (it's her daughter and grandkids afterall) but let's face it. I have like 75% of the actual watching of the kids duties ...
I guess my point is, I don't really mind watching her kids in the big picture of things. Yet, at the same time I need to vent a little so that next time she asks, I do NOT look at her and say NO! I can't do it anymore!
It's just that her 9 year old plays a lot of sports. She likes to leave the younger two here if she can. And it sometimes feels like I'm running a daycare. Seriously, if I were charging hourly, I'd have a lot more spending money these days!
I guess really I feel conflicted. I want to help. I like when she watches my kids. But I'd like a little break from her kids (heck, at this point I'd like a day off from my kids LOL!!).
But in the end, I'll keep on saying yes when she asks. My kids will have fun playing with her kids. And I'll survive ... although you might hear my grumble under my breath from time to time ...

Time of Day ...

What time of day are you?

You Are Sunset

Even though you still may be young, you already feel like you've accomplished a lot in life.
And you feel free to pave your own path now, and you're not even sure where it will take you.
Maybe you'll pursue higher education in a subject you enjoy - or travel the world for a few years.
Either way, you approach life with a relaxed, open attitude. And that will take you far!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

They're back!

Grannie and grandpa arrived back home today =)
It was sooo good to see them again! The girls were thrilled. Dh adn I were thrilled. Babyboy, well he was fussy today ... poor guy :-( But he fell asleep and then grannie held him for a little while.
Anyway, although we are glad to see them back, we had to do hte great migration of things to the basement, which includes the laptop I am currently working on. Which means less computer time for a while as chances are I'll not be in the basement too terribly much. Just not a great place for little babyboy at this moment.

On other notes:
Baseball season started Saturday (well, okay it technically started last Tuesday but we missed practice for for us it was Saturday! LOL!) We showed up. A plus this year is we have the same two coaches and most of the team is the same as last year. Last summer, however, I was not the social mom who talked a lot to other parents. I know it seems wierd but it's so hard for me to talk to people. I constantly worry about what to say, am I sounding stupid, what can I talk about, etc, etc.
But this weekend, I actually talked to other people! I even exchanged numbers with one mom. Wow. I discussed car pooling with one mom. One mom saw me knitting and mentioned she wanted to learn so I'm going to do that with her during some practices! I'm so proud of myself (and yes, that may seem odd to get - I'm proud because I talked to people LOL!) but it's not an easy thing for me to do. I have a feeling it will be a good baseball season this year! =)

Friday, April 21, 2006

All is well ...

Last night dh came home and told me I looked nice. Well, I love him, but he doesn't generally just say that out of the blue. So I kind of figured he was still trying to make up and smooth things over.
So, yeah, I've decided I like him again ;-)

Other than that, gp's should be home in a few days (Sunday to be exact). Today my children have dentist appointments, I'm watching one cousin. Tomorrow are baseball pictures and a practice and then a birthday party. And of course last minute cleaning for the arrival of the gp's. Hopefully Sunday will just be relaxing and consist of us hanging out as a family - just the 5 of us one last time before sharing the house again.

Speaking of family, our nights with babyboy are getting better. He is pretty consistently going to bed between 10 and 11. I'm so glad. Still waking up - althoug for the last week I've been giving him the pacifier and making the bassinette rock first. Most times I can get him back to sleep that way (and we nurse maybe twice). I am hoping what will happen soon is that it won't be worth it for him to wake up since he isn't getting nursed each time. But, you know, we are making great progress overall so I'm not complaining too much! LOL!

Okay ... well, enough for now!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006

So mad, so sad ...

Last night dh and I had a little fight. Okay, well, I wanted it to be a BIG fight, but I kept my voice low as the girls were sleeping and the thought of them waking up to shouting parents wasn't on the agenda for the day. Well a fight with my dh wasn't on my agenda either, but it must have been on his - since he started it. And yes, I realize saying he started it makes me sound all of 6 years old. But it's the truth. He started it.
He said something very hurtful. And then, just to add salt to open wound he dared me to prove him wrong. I'm not kidding. He said, and I quote "Go ahead. Prove me wrong." I bit my tongue very hard. Very hard. While a bunch of not nice words ran through my head. While visions of me screaming very loud at him ran through my mind and while I was inside my head compiling a list of every wrong he has ever committed in an effort to not make this little fight a one-sided bashing of moi. And instead I sat quietly. Okay I stood. Silently. Which he took to mean I couldn't prove him wrong and thus his hurtful comments were okay.
That's when I had to set him straight. That's when I told him if I even attempted to open my mouth to prove him wrong than we might not speak to each other for a few minutes. That I was fuming inside. And instead of saying something, okay, really instead of SCREAMING something I would regret the next day I was going to remain silent for a while.
I am proud of myself for knowing when to hold my tongue. I am proud of myself for not flying off the handle and screaming. I am proud of myself that when I finally did speak I did not sit there and attempt to "prove him wrong" by listing a bunch of crap, but simply said to him, "If you do not honestly believe I am doing the best that I can, then nothing I can say will convince you right now." Because, well, it's the truth. We've been married almost 7 years now. I truly believe that.
So last night I was mad, beyond mad, just furious and ready to fight.
Tonight I am sad. One, he never did apologize for the hurtful things he said. (In his defense he did come home and say the house looked nice and was being very sweet today whcih I get is his little way to try to right the wrong, but I wanted to hear him say sorry I wanted to hear him acknowledge he said something hurtful). I am also sad because tonight we talked about how being here, in this house, trying to get ready for the gp's to come home, was a BIG part of what happened last night. In fact, if they werne't comign home - no fight would have happened. Or if we were in our house, it wouldn't have happened. BUT then he said he didn't want to think about moving now. Ummm, okay. Being here is becoming an issue for us, but he doesn't want to move? Okay ... so what's more important, the house or us? I don't know ... I know he doesn't really think the house is more important than me, but yet at the same time, I am ready to move. I am ready to start house hunting. I am ready to be in our place, with our own space, and all that jazz.

I guess the good news tonight is I don't really hate my dh anymore. And yes, I did sort of kind of hate him yesterday (although I still love him). But I'm not sure I like him yet again ... maybe that will come tomorrow.

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Happy Easter!

We survived Easter weekend. Barely LOL!
No, it wasn't that bad - just hectic to say the least.
Friday we had a blast ... the kids and I went downtown to the American Girl Place. We went with 7 other family members. It was a blast! An expensive blast, but so worth it. Of course we came home with lots of things (to be expected since my mom was with us). My six year old came home with her second American Girl Doll - Elizabeth, 2 outfits for her, one matching outfit for herself and a bunch of other things! My 3 year old came home with her very first American Girl doll - Felicity, a wagon for her Bitty baby twins, and one outfit for her doll with the matching one for her. And babyboy, well, he came home having been admired by about 20 new people ;-)
I'm glad we went. Still not sur emy 3 year old should have a doll that expensive, but it was from grandma, so what an I do?
Saturday we hung out at home. Well, we didn't hang so much as we worked. First we emptied garage and cleaned it. And then we started to get leaves out of the yard. Yes, we have lots of leaves - stuck in all the bushes and in places that should theoretically have flowers this summer. So we started cleaning all that out. Something we did neither last year nor was probably done for a few years prior. I am determined that we will put in flowers this year, so I need to work on teh yard as much as possible. Of course, babyboy wanted to be held by mommy and wasn't just content to sit and watch. Well, it was a delicate balance to accomplish anything.
Then time for fun to go to my mom's for my baby sisters birthday. She's 13. A real live teenager now. I can't believe it!!
Then home. And that's when the fun began. Well, to sum up what I could make a long story - I finished a skirt for someone. I finished it at 3:30 am. ::yawn:: And so I was exhausted. To top it all off, it didn't even fit @@ In my defense, I didn't starte it - I finished it, so it's not my fault ROFL!!! Thankfully I was able to nap this am. Yeah for babyboy for cooperating with me.
Then time for the family gathering this afternoon. Which is always fun and the kids got more candy! LOL!
So, there is my weekend wrap-up. And now time for a busy week! Birthday party tomorrow night, classes tomorrow, classes Tuesday, first t-ball practice on Wednesday, ballet/awana Thursday, baseball pictures and practice Saturday and the gp's home Sunday. Yikes! So if I disappear it's because I went crazy and just exploded! LOL!

Thursday, April 13, 2006


Are you?
(stolen from Cathy at Just Me

If you have more than 40, you’re spoiled :)

Do you have:
(1) your own cell phone -
(2) a television in your bedroom
(3) an iPod
(4) a photo printer
( ) your own phone line
( ) TiVo or a generic digital video recorder
(5) high-speed internet access (i.e., not dialup)
( ) a surround sound system in bedroom
(6) DVD player in bedroom
( ) at least a hundred DVDs
( ) a childfree bathroom
( ) your own in-house office
( ) a pool
( ) a guest house
( ) a game room
( ) a queen-size bed or larger
( ) a stocked bar
(7) a working dishwasher
(8) an icemaker
(9) a working washer and dryer
( ) more than 20 pairs of shoes
( ) at least ten things from a designer store
( ) expensive sunglasses
( ) framed original art (not lithographs or prints)
( ) Egyptian cotton sheets or towels
( ) a multi-speed bike
( ) a gym membership
( ) large exercise equipment at home
( ) your own set of golf clubs
( ) a pool table
( ) a tennis court
( ) local access to a lake, large pond, or the sea
( ) your own pair of skis
( ) enough camping gear for a weekend trip in an isolated area
( ) a boat
( ) a jet ski
( ) a neighborhood committee membership
( ) a beach house or a vacation house/cabin
(10) wealthy family members
(11) two or more family cars - two
( ) a walk-in closet or pantry
(12) a yard
(13) a hammock
( ) a personal trainer
(14) good credit
( ) expensive jewelry
( ) a designer bag that required being on a waiting list to get
( ) at least $100 cash in your possession right now
(15) more than two credit cards bearing your name (not counting gas cards or debit cards)- we have 3!
( ) a stock portfolio
( ) a passport
( ) a horse
( ) a trust fund (either for you or created by you)
( ) private medical insurance
(16) a college degree, and no outstanding student loans

Do you:
( ) shop for non-needed items for yourself (like clothes, jewelry, electronics) at least once a week
( ) do your regular grocery shopping at high-end or specialty stores
( ) pay someone else to clean your house, do dishes, or launder your clothes (not counting dry-cleaning)
(17) go on weekend mini-vacations
( ) send dinners back with every flaw
( ) wear perfume or cologne (not body spray)
( ) regularly get your hair styled or nails done in a salon
( ) have a job but don’t need the money OR
( ) stay at home with little financial sacrifice
( ) pay someone else to cook your meals
( ) pay someone else to watch your children or walk your dogs
( ) regularly pay someone else to drive you taxis
( ) expect a gift after you fight with your partner

Are you:
( ) an only child
( ) married/partnered to a wealthy person
( ) baffled/surprised when you don’t get your way

Have you:
(18) been on a cruise
() traveled out of the country
( ) met a celebrity
(19) been to the Caribbean (on the previously mentioned cruise!)
( ) been to Europe
( ) been to Hawaii
( ) been to New York
( ) eaten at the space needle in Seattle
( ) been to the Mall of America
( ) been on the Eiffel tower in Paris
( ) been on the Statue of Liberty in New York
( ) moved more than three times because you wanted to
( ) dined with local political figures
(20) been to both the Atlantic coast and the Pacific coast

Did you:
() go to another country for your honeymoon
( ) hire a professional photographer for your wedding or party
( ) take riding or swimming lessons as a child
( ) attend private school
(21) have a Sweet 16 birthday party thrown for you

So, apparently I'm not spoiled. I guess I need to fix this situation! LOL!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Tid bits ...

So Monday I went out and bought 5 shirts for myself. I have not bought that many clothes at one time in a while! LOL!! I did have children with me, so I did not try them on in the store. I need to return 3, but oh well. I will be exchanging them for other things. I need clothes. My tops do not fit. My pants fit fine now - but shirts are another problem. Apparently my body is making tons of milk to feed my babyboy and well, becuase of that, almost every shirt I own now looks about 3 sizes too small in the bust area. I don't particularly care for that kind of look to tell you the truth.
And since we are now officially done having children (well, okay, my dh needs to go and get tested but he had the big v on friday the 7th) I have decided it's time to start buying some clothes. Of course for the moment I merely bought a few shirts on sale at Target, but that's okay. At least I now have 2 new shirts to wear! It's a start ;-)

Aside from that, well, I don't know, life is pretty good overall right now. My bbayboy is pretty gosh darn fussy lately. I feel badly for him. ::sigh:: I don't know. He could be teething, and I'm kind of wondering if maybe we need to persue the issue of checking him for reflux. He just spits up every day, and it's becoming more and more and lately I notice he cries when he is spitting up. :-( So yeah, something else to get checked out on him - poor guy.

The gp's will be home soon. Slowly but surely we are getting the house ready for them and slowly but surely my anxiety is going up. We will be very tightly squeezed in this house. This summer will be interesting to say the least. And I just hope I can get my babyboy feeling better so I don't have to worry about him crying and wanting ot be held all the time. I don't mind doing it (okay, sometimes I mind and sometimes I want a break and a lot of time my back hurts from him!) but I mean, I can hold him all day and get things done when dh gets home and during nap time, etc, etc. I'm afraid that grannie will want to do things during the day instead of waiting until later like I currently do. I think she will want to help out and try to do more than I think she should be doing. I want to be the one taking care of the house and I want to be the one helping her out! My dh says not to fret about it. And he thinks as long as grannie wants to help out and it makes her feel good, I should graciously accept it and not worry! But I will feel so badly about it :-( I'm hoping maybe babyboy will let grannie rock-a-bye him while I do lots of things! And I have to say my 6 and 3 year old are all of sudden wnating to help a lot around the house too! Which is (usually) great for me. but sometimes them wanting to help means more work for me! But I don't tell them that becuase I like thier attitude and want to encourage it! =)

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Impromptu Fun!

So about 4:30ish my mom calls to see what we are doing and asks if we want company - we were doing nothing honestly. Kids were playing, dh is recovering, I was just kind of doing odds and ends around the house. So, hey, why not?
They come over, we order YUMMY mexican food. Beyond yummy - I just love it. Umm ... it filled more than one craving while pregnant with babyboy. So my kids show my sisters the SuperMonkeyBall II game and they start to play. And then my mom is watching and we are all watching and then before I know it, we start a new game with my two sisters, my mom, and myself! Everyone else is watching and we are just playing and having a blast and a good old time =) All of us - now keep in mind my sisters are 15 and will be 13 next week! So, generally, hanging out with their mother and older sister aren't exactly the most fun things they can think of to do these days. So the fact that we were all playing, all having fun, and just generally enjoying ourselves is just wonderful. One of them even said "This is the most fun we have all had together!" Seriously, just warmed my heart =)
We also ended up making a cake and eating it too!!
It was just a grand night overall.
And now they are gone. And I'm sad. Before moving here we lived roughly 10 minutes from my parents. Now we are 45 minutes, with traffic. So these kind of impromptu visits don't just happen that often.
I told my dh it did make me wish we lived closer to them so we could have nights like this more often. Well, I guess if we don't end up buying this house, we will probably try to move closer to them. And I guess even with a bit of distance between us, we just need to make sure we do have fun and hang out with each other and try to create more grand memories :)

I flunked!

I flunked my weekly to do list. I'm not sure I actually finished one thing on the list ... I'd have to go back and check it honestly to know ... actually I will do that right now ...
Okay, so I did do some things on the list. Not enough to be satisfied though. And I did actually accomplish a few things not on the list, so that is good. I'd guess I didn't flunk, maybe a D+ would be a good grade though! LOL!
It was a rough week with babyboy though. I don't know what the problem was, but he was on the fussy side and very needy and wanting ot be close to momma, and well, what can I say? I indulged him. He's not even 4 months old yet and I think if there is a time in life to be indulged it's when your little and when you are obviously not feeling like yourself.
However, that means this week I need to get butt in gear with things around the house. The gp's arrival has been pushed back a week though (yeah!) so I do have next week to get ready too.
So, here, ready for next week is my list:

  • Work on garage

  • Clean woodwork

  • Send letter to get copies of kids med records

  • Organize dining room

  • Organize areas in basement

  • Start on two bags I want to make

  • Figure out what classes kids will take this summer

  • School for 3 days

  • Eye doctor appointment for me

  • Finish skirt!

That should be more than enough to keep us occupied this week - given we are out of the house most of Monday, half of Tuesday, and all day Friday!

Friday, April 07, 2006

Unwanted opinions @@

Yes, I needed to give a big eye roll yesterday.
We were at my 6 year olds ballet class. One mom knows we homeschool, the other didn't. Mom A (who didn't know that) was complaining about her first graders homework - how she like 1.5 -2 hours of homework a night and how they just don't have enough time to do anything fun anymore and blah blah blah.
Mom B, who has a dd in kindergarten (which my 6 year old would be in as well) said that it all sounded overwhelming and looked at me and said you must enjoy your schedule a lot now huh? So I said yes and I was glad we didn't have a schedule like that. Mom A looked at me funny and I said well we homeschool, so we just fit in schooling when we can during the day and it's nice.
Then she proceeded to tell me how the curriculum in our district was very intensive and it would be hard to get that at home.
Okay, seriously I just wanted to scream. First of all, this district's curriculum matches that of the surrounding districts, so it's not like we are living in a special district that has standards ten times higher than other districts. Secondly, I am very aware of what the district is doing because my cousin in in kindergarten here and I peek through waht he is doing just to see how it compares. Thirdly, if I wanted my dd to do exactly what they were doing in this district, I wouldn't keep her home so frankly, I'm not even that concerned about how we compare to the district kids. And lastly, we are doing just fine thank you very much for your concern.
I just hate the attitude that we must not be teaching our children as well as the district can, or people assume if they are home they must do much easier work.
Ah, but lest you think this only applies to non-homeschooling families, sadly it doens't. I have also been told by other homeschoolers how they are doing very in-depth, intense programs and the little workbooks my kids use don't compare @@ Yeah, the "little workbooks" my kids use, well, some of them are the same thing school districts buy and use in their classrooms, so I doubt they are all that much different.
I am very confident in our decision to homeschool. I am very confident in the materials we use. I think what we use is pretty much the same as what everyone else uses, just with a different cover, and in 30 years, my kid will probably be in roughly the same point in life that those using "more intense" programs will be in honestly.
Sometimes I just need to vent so that next time someone has to question what we are doing or imply I am somehow not giving my kids as good of an education as their kids are getting, I don't explode and tell them to bite me!
And yes, I know, a few years ago, I would have been the person with their mouth flapping open talking about how their child wasn't going to be as good as mine. But see, I've grown and learned and changed and matured some since then I guess. But I'm still pretty darn opinionated and stuburn and more immature than mature.
I do know for my kids, staying home is the best thing for them so far. If that changes, I'll change what I'm doing. I also know the curriculum we are using is not any worse (but not any better) than what the school 4 blocks from here uses or what Jane Smith homeschooler in Florida is using. But I will say this, it's not so much the curriculum you use, but rather how you use it and how well your child responds to it. Curriculum Y may work great for Jonny but flop for Betty. And that has nothing to do with the curriculum per se, but rather how well you can match your childs needs to what you are using.
Anyway, I guess I just needed to babble on about this for a few minutes to feel better about it. And like I said, my kids are doing great! =)

Thursday, April 06, 2006


Well at least one member of my family has accomplished something! My daughter finished yesterday 100 Easy Lessons.

She is so proud of herself, and I am proud of her too. Granted, we hit lesson 80 in about Novemberish ... but it taking so long is my fault, not hers. Let's just say it's taking a while to get into a groove since after adding babyboy! LOL
Anyway, I think we are back into a rhythm, back into the groove, and we are going along. Of course she is still smart as a whip - I wish I were half as smart as her! LOL! But, really she is amazing and I'm so proud of her =)

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Week half over?

Man, the week is half over! Where in the world did it go? I just can't believe it's Wednesday already. Nuts ... and I haven't really accomplished a lot this week already. Althouhg we were out most of the day Monday nad yesterday I had a baby that was just not happy and needy and well, the only thing I did actually accomplish yesterday was running away from home after dinner! LOL!
And yes, I did - I went to the local B&N for a Stitch n Bitch gathering, except I was th only one who showed up! Oh well.
I knitted for a bit, then decided to browse around. Walked out with one math book for my girls, one knitting magazine for myself, and a how to draw book for my girls.
Today was better ... we were outside for several hours. Babyboy was mesmerized by so many things ... her sister riding her trike, the kids on a swingset, trees, grass, dirt ... it was a whole big world out there and he just loved it!

And now for a stupid thought for the day ... the models on Deal or No Deal? Do you think they ever get annoyed at all the talking between picking cases? Maybe they are thinking, shut your trap and pick my case so I can sit down now. Well, I would be! I can't imagine trying to stand in one spot like that through all that banter. Eh, I know, what a weird thing to think! LOL!

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Weekly To-Do List ...

Although this may be rather boring to read to anyone else but myself, it really does help me get things done, so for the whole, I don't 5 people who actually visit here, sorry!

  • Organize dining room

  • Pack up to small clothes for babyboy

  • 4 days of school

  • 3 Easter/Spring crafts with kids

  • My table in basement organized

  • Sewing area (area is used very loosely here LOL!) organized

  • Set garage sale date

  • Start working on garage clean-out

  • Clean woodwork around house (i.e. doors, paneling)

  • Library trip

  • scan in knitting patterns

  • general cleaning (dust, vaccuum, kitchen floors)

Being Punished?

I think my son is punishing me! He is very cranky for the last day and eating ALL the time. But he latches on, starts to eat, starts to cry and gets mad. :-(
I don't know if he is wanting the bottle again since he had so many with dh this weekend or if we are hitting a growth spurt here. It could really be either based on what he is doing. I don't know, but I feel like all he's done today is eat, cry and had a catnap or two. I hate days like this because really, almost anything I do is wrong and I hate feeling like I can't make him happy! But hopefully this too shall pass and tomorrow will be back to things as normal!!

On the other hand, my dd's are in love with dh and I. We can almost do no wrong right now. You see, we put a bunk bed in their room while they were with my mom last week. So Sunday they came home to bunk beds and 2 new dressers (well, new for us anyway!). And they are just in love with them. And my dd has been rearranging things (pictures, piggy banks, etc) on the shelves and just loving it. The six year old just loves being on the top bunk and now goes up there to hang out and listen to her music. I love being so great in their eyes right now LOL!!!

Monday, April 03, 2006

The countdown is on ....

to when the grandparents come home. They will not leave prior to next Sunday but they will be home before Easter.
Which means we have anywhere from 8-13 days until they are home.
Yikes! Time to get the house in order for them. I think I need another start another to-do list .... it was helpful on Friday that's for sure! LOL!
Although, I've really been getting a hang of this whole being domestic thing ... yeah, yeah, I've only been a mom for 6 years and married for 7 ... but I'm just now getting the hang of it and falling into a groove of taking care of house, home, family, etc. But, I have been cutting out other things lately - one of those cut backs being the internet. I'm not so active on message boards and playing on-line games. It's kind of strange, I miss some of the mb's I used to post on a lot. But at the same time, I was spending too much time on-line and that needed to change. Someday I'll figure out the balance and be able to juggle it all. But for now I have to focus more on the family and the house.
And for the next 8-13 days I will be scrambling around to get the house back in order!


Well, we all survived the weekend.
I had a good time out with my girls. My husband had a great time with babyboy - apparently babyboy is a very patient, sleepy child with his daddy. Of course! Of course he had a good night for daddy. Although my dh did say it was hard to accomplish much because babyboy does indeed need to be held often when awake.
But, back to my time away: arrived at the hotel around lunchtime. Went swimming with the kids. Then to the room around 4ish to rest - and both kids actually wanted a break. Then we went to see a movie. This was not a part of the original plan. I really didn't want to go, but there were 13 people total, so we went and saw Ice Age II. Great movie - but not for a 3 and 6 year old. I am so mad. I didn't know the movie was PG, I assumed it was G and didn't check since a movie wasn't part of the original game plan. I know, I'm probably an up-tight mom, but I disliked the language in the movie and 3 year old was very upset/scared with some parts. Ugh. I wish my girls and I had stayed at the hotel and played in the pool. We had a lot of fun in the pool earlier.
Then after the movie time for dinner. We had fun, but we were there for a long time! Then back to the hotel. Tried to swim again ... the pool my 3 year old could be in without someone having to hold her to keep her from going under water was closed. So she didn't really want in. My 6 year old played with the other kids and 3 year old and I cuddled and I painted her nails! Then 6 year old came out (yes, this was like 11:30 pm at night! Yikes!) And we painted her nails, and they fell asleep watching a movie.
I stayed up with the otehr adults until about 1:30, that would be the time prior to the time change! Spent some time pumping and off to bed.
Okay, my 3 year old talks and moans and laughs and grunts and does all sorts of noises in her sleep. Holy cow - she woke me up twice! Well, needless to say, sleep was not an easy thing to find. And then the time change ... forgot it was coming! Oh vey!
Anyway, woke up, dressed, check-out and off to breakfast. And then at noon it was on the road back to home.
It was fun. I'm glad we did it. I wish I could go back and tweak it a bit, but you know, like I said I had a good time. My girls had a lot of fun too. And really, wasn't that the point of this mini-trip? Yep. So all's good!