Saturday, September 28, 2013

Walking Dead

Alternately titled...Autopilot.

Alternately titled....Brain dead.

Alternately titled....I'm exhausted.

So no, I am not talking about the show.  Heard of it.  Never had the "pleasure" to watch it, not that I would anyways, not to offend Walking Dead fans by any means, just not into the whole zombie thing (even though not too long ago I did see World War Z; grant it I didn't really know it was about zombies in my defense).  Sorry, if I just ruined it for you...if you hadn't seen that movie.

Moving on....what I am talking about started, routines back in play but yet....I feel I just can't get a grip on it all.  As I type this I am still dealing with major mom guilt because I spaced back to school night at Hayden's school Thursday night...he reminded me about it, an hour to late.  I remembered it at the beginning of the week.  It was even on the calendar in our "command center" but yet...I.F.O.R.G.O.T.  In all my excitement of "thinking" that it was a stay at home night. Anticipating the joy of being able to actually make dinner more leisurely since we didn't have to run out the door for the next event.  I could help Hayden with his homework at a slower pace. Give kids a bath and let them splash around in the water for a bit.  Tuck them into bed at the normal bed time hour and maybe just maybe sit down for a second myself to regroup. Ha!  Well not so much ha, because that was what I did but again I FORGOT back to school night. Did I mention that!

These past couple weeks have just been a blur.  I have literally been on autopilot day in and day out.  Not sure what I am running on these days.  Pure adrenaline is all I can guess since I don't drink coffee.  Which I am rethinking because Lord knows I need a little more pep in my step. 

It was completely apparent last night that we all needed some more rest.  After a long crazy week at work, did I mention we have a skeleton crew these days due to people moving on and vacations, literally a couple of people doing the work of like 10.....I came home and vegged out as much as I possibly could with two small children running around; take out pizza it was for dinner.  By about 8pm we were all ready to head to bed. I barely heard a peep out of the littles before they were sawing logs.  But per usual I was up super duper early this morning....had to do a little work that I brought home since so far behind but I am however at a local Starbucks and I am done which is how I can write this post.  A little bit of my own time, even in small increments, work wonders.

Now onto the next.  I have to head out shortly to do the weekly grocery shopping and then back home to figure out what the plans are for the day.  Probably not a whole lot since we are now officially into the fall weather...Raining!  It is actually supposed to storm quite a bit here this weekend so it might be a cartoon marathon, play games, anything in doors type of weekend.  I can already tell this is going to be a long fall/winter.  I already miss the warm weather.

When life is on overdrive for you/your family what do you do to recharge?

Sunday, September 15, 2013

I Think I Am In Love

It has been awhile since I have felt this way.

I have been searching high and low for that warm and fuzzy feeling.  That pure bliss of happiness.

But by golly I think I found it yesterday.

My heart was fluttering as I exited my car. 

It was not planned.

 It was so spontaneous.

Exactly how it was supposed to be.

It was perfect. And just like that. I knew.

I found an angel.  At last.  I am honestly not sure how I have made it this long without you. 

 It was literally within my grasp. 

I was nervous, thinking of all the what if's.

I had to let that all go quickly and just let it happen naturally.

I walked up to the lady.

How much I asked.  "$5.00," she replies.

Does it work?  Can I test it?

I plugged it in.  It did.

The skys opened up and the sun started shining, like a spotlight on the star on a stage.

I paid the lady and shuffled to my car with a grin from ear to ear.

I found a Eureka Quick Up at my local garage sale for $5.00!  Brand new normally around $40.00. I have been wanting one of these.  Light weight.  Can vacuum bare floor and low pile carpet.  It is exactly everything I need and want.

It has already made my life easier.  No more lugging the heavy vacuum up the stairs, nor vacuuming the stairs with the heavy vacuum, which is no easy feat.  No more sweeping the kitchen/dining area 45 times a day.  Now plug it in and off I go. 

 Eureka Quick Up where have you been all my life?

I am in love.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

First Firsts

We had a lot of FIRSTS this past week as many families can probably relate to with back to school being in full swing.

Hayden had his FIRST day of FIRST grade at his new school.

Tyler, who was not even slightly amused that I wanted to take his picture, had his FIRST day of his FRESHMAN year at his new HIGH SCHOOL.


And then if those TWO FIRSTS were not enough, Hayden lost his FIRST tooth last night!


It was a little itty bitty tooth so you can barely see the hole in his smile but it is there.  And he has the loot to show for it.  The tooth fairy left him TWO crisp ONE dollar bills for his FIRST lost tooth.

Did you and your family have any firsts recently?

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Do This, Not That.

::::Do This....

Put the dirty dish in the sink or even better rinse it off and put it in the dishwasher

:::::Not That....

 Putting the dirty dish next to the sink

:::::Do This....

If you use the last of the toilet paper, once you have completed your task, reach under the sink and put a new roll of toilet paper ON THE HOLDER for the next person. (Not on top of the empty roller, not next to the empty roller, nor on the back of the toilet or on the ground next to the toilet)

:::::Not That....

Wait for someone else to put toilet paper on the roll

::::Do This....

Your dirty laundry.  Pick them up and put them in those wonderful plastic baskets that are strategically placed right near the washing machine for DIRTY CLOTHES (imagine that).

:::::Not That....

Leave your dirty clothes on the floor all through the house for someone else to pick up i.e. mom.

::::Do This....

Finish drinking the last sip and then put the container where it belongs, in recycle, in trash, or pitcher in sink, etc.

::::Not That....

Drinking everything but the last sip of the milk, orange juice, //insert any other drinkable item here// and putting the almost empty item back into the refrigerator.

These are all real simple concepts and it would make momma so much more happy at home, not having to do these same tasks over and over and over again; cleaning up after you all.  And you know what they say, if momma is happy then everyone is happy.  Don't you want to be happy?



What do you have on your Do This, Not That list?

This post brought to you by one disgruntled and tired momma who just needed to vent.


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