1.14.2010

Ending on a good note

Today took a lot out of me. I haven't felt this 'on the brink of insanity' since my early days of pregnancy with Austy (as we lovingly call him these days.) I wasn't blogging much then, and it's probably a good thing.

I have really easy pregnancies in many ways, with no morning sickness or any major ailments. But my little mind goes crazy, all those darn hormones making me forget how to calmly and rationally cope with day to day life. Kevin never came home to find me humming, rocking on the floor of my closet or anything, but I did get stressed out and the minute he'd walk in the door I'd insist we walk right back out. We'd take the boys to the park, go up the canyon, get some burgers and I'd find myself again.

Today was like those good old days. Everyone was up early this morning, way too early. And I spent the day sleepily dealing with little crankers. To make matters worse, paint got all over my boots (my christmas boots!) and it didn't come out. I already accidentally left my black dress shoes (my birthday shoes!) up in Washington, so now I'm back to my drabby old footwear. Naps were neither soon enough (it took a lot of bribing, and they finally went to bed at 3pm) nor long enough (up again by 4), and it took all I had to make it to 5:30 when Kev walked in the door.

I put on my old flip-flops and we went to Wendy's. I got a frosty
and all is right in my world again.

8 comments:

  1. When I read this the first time I thought you were saying you were pregnant!! We all have "frosty" days. I hope tomorrow is better!

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  2. Ha ha! No, not pregnant=) just one of those days.

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  3. Good you have a husband who understands the necessity of Frosties on a day like you had. Thanks for reminding me my early mothering days were not easy. I like how your brother used the analogy of the rose garden. That is exactly how it is! When we are in the midst of all those roses we see and feel the thorns, but as the kids grow up and we look back, all we see is the beautiful rose garden.

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  4. i'm sitting here with a bowl of ice cream myself friend...bedtime couldn't come fast enough for me either!!!!

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  5. Amen. A frosty can cure anything.

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  6. It was one of those weeks for me too. Eric was gone Monday through Thursday till 9pm and then had to leave again this morning at 12 noon. I am used to him being gone for 4 days, but for some reason it is harder when it is Mon-thurs or Fri. I don't know why. Although I was feeling sad when he left and we had to cancel our dinner plans, having him here this morning (and a movie after nap time) helped me make it through the day. I even got to put away the huge blanket house that has been in my dinning room (and source of much enjoyment) all this week. I'm glad you got your frosty :) They can never come too soon. Tomorrow I plan to get lost at Target for a few hours since Eric will be home again in the afternoon. Ahhh winter sales....

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  7. Oh and sorry to hear about your shoes. So sad!

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  8. Always good to have a frosty to make the best of damaged gifts. It is always a sad feeling to have something so new (with so much potential!) damaged...good thing there is a Wendy's nearby.

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