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Friday, October 28, 2011

Some Random Thoughts

Does anyone else ever feel like their house is like Humpty Dumpty and needs to be put back together again? I feel this way every time the kids leave for school and on Monday mornings after the weekend chaos. At this point, all the king's horses and all the king's men can't even put my house back together again. I am hoping to do that today after I go to Panera and Barnes and Noble which I am doing this morning. Sending up a little prayer that Gia cooperates.

Dum Dum suckers are the greatest tool in the world for taking a toddler out in public. I am aware that I just used the word sucker and toddler in the same sentence and maybe shouldn't have with the age of this toddler but it is the 4th child syndrome...she should be watching rated R movies at 5 at this rate. That being said, candy is turning my sweet baby into a child whose head spins and screams like no other (again, wrong). It did get her to eat a lot of pepper steak which in turn helped her sleep through the night so it can't all be bad, right?

I am trying to go to bed before 10. I think maybe that would solve some major issues I have going on with insomnia, energy, crabbiness and trying to lose weight. I am trying but I am failing. Putting my house back together again after everyone comes home and eats after practice or helping the twins with their homework is not conducive to going to bed early. I will say that I can't wait for the World Series to be over (sorry baseball fans) so that I can once again fall asleep to Project Runway or Top Chef. I want my TV back (guess it is no fun watching sporting events on a half-screened television).

This morning I am riding high on the wave of getting stuff done. I switched over the kids' clothes for the season. I put away all of their shorts and tank tops and light pajamas. I love checking that off my "to do" list. The problem now is that I have the XL Ziploc bags everywhere because I am still afraid of going in the basement. Right now, Leo is still enjoying being the hunter and hasn't closed up the two holes under the porch where I know the mice are coming in. We haven't seen any in awhile so I am hoping that word got out in the land of mice that this is NOT a mouse-friendly house. I still want the sand and rocks to fill those holes so I'm going to have to call my friends (who are freakishly strong and seem to know a lot about fixing things) to come help me.

Pardon me while I do a side vent here but...Leo, if you are reading this (and you will be because I am emailing it to you), GO TO THE DOCTOR!!! Does anyone else do this or have a husband that does this: walks around the house complaining that they don't feel good...coughing up a lung...dragging themselves around and every once in awhile saying, "I'm not well"?  Leo was doing this before his trip to Vegas and is still doing it. He is self-medicating himself and it is obviously not working. I get not wanting to go to the doctor. I don't like going either but enough is enough. Suck it up and go get checked out. Our life is not one that allows for a lot of relaxing...oh, wait...Friday nights could be for relaxing but someone is busy playing poker or going to high school football games. Anyway, my patience is wearing very thin for someone that keeps saying they are sick while not seeing a doctor or taking care of himself.

I'm doing a little research for my writing that involves reading a lot of young adult fiction (still trying to decide where my writing fits in or whether I want to actively write YA fiction) and let me just say...these are not the same books I read as a kid. It's freaking me out a little to know that Nico is going to be in high school next year.


At October 28, 2011 at 4:43 PM , Blogger Kendra Mareva said...

"...and let me just say...these are not the same books I read as a kid."
I hear that! I'm currently reading some YA myself (very much a rare thing, but in this case a necessity), and I'm surprised by some of the content. Pleasantly surprised because I'm a big girl, but if I was a mom I would be worried too! :S

At November 4, 2011 at 2:02 PM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

That's it exactly! I am loving the books but I can't imagine my nieces reading these books or Belle when she is a few years older. I am thinking my books might actually fall into this category.


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