Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My first Friday in a long time.

As most SAHMs could tell you, there is no such thing as a "Friday" or a "weekend." When Wednesday rolls around, SAHMs don't rejoice that their work is nearing an end of any sort. Fridays might as well be Mondays and weekends are just more days of not getting enough sleep and having things to do. I've been trying to change this for myself because I don't want to be cranky all week long. I guess I'd rather be cranky Monday through Friday and sort of relax at least on Saturday. It's hard to just leave laundry sitting out or toys on the floor or bathrooms uncleaned. After all, that work won't go away simply because it's the weekend, it just means you get to do it later. And my motto has always been "better now than later" so it's doubly hard to resist the urge.

All that said... I cannot WAIT for Friday this week. We'll be getting up early and cleaning, tossing out leftovers, making sure the dogs' yard is clean, packing and double checking all sorts of things. Because we. are. going. to. Oregon. Yep! We are packing up the kiddos and Nana taking off to the most beautiful part of the U.S. for a week.

Hopefully, the airline won't screw up and leave us wandering the airport for HOURS this time...

Friday, October 15, 2010


After a few years of complaining about the blinds in our living room, I've finally gotten around to taking them down and putting up curtains instead. They aren't anything super exciting but they are definitely more attractive than bare wall and blinds that only sort of work. I only hope that the girls can refrain from pulling them down.

 This morning, I walked into the girls' room in time to see Lily putting Izzy's shorts on her head. The look of concentration on her face and the expression of satisfaction were just priceless. I scooped her up and said "Let's go show Daddy" and she says "leh go, leh go!" She was so proud of her hat. She took them off again in our room so she could see to climb up on the bed but then when I said "Silly girl, those are sister's shorts" she replied with "no, nuny hat!" I had no idea she knew how to put those words together! She amazes me every day.

I think I've become hooked on Grey's Anatomy. Kind of makes me wish I'd actually stuck with the show when it first started. I remember thinking it was good but we must have had too many shows to keep up with.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

This IS how I relax

Fighting the urge to go to the store and get next week's shopping done. I fully intend to start relaxing on Saturdays but it's hard to break a habit. I'm not going to pretend that every day has some major project or goal... if they did, I wouldn't have a hard time remembering what I did ALL WEEK. But I'd like to think that I am at least a little productive in every 24 hour period.

Yesterday it was laundry and baking. Today, we went to shul with the 'rents and enjoyed a Bat Mitzvah. I'd forgotten how much fun those can be. I'm a little bothered about not finding more people to chat with but it occurs to me that I could be the more outgoing one and not wait for someone else to do all the work. Izzy will learn that it's ok to go out and get new friends and not always wait for them to come get us.

Lily has figured out that words make sense every time you use them. I think she was under the impression that they only work occasionally but now she's started to use them appropriately and it's exciting to see the comprehension lighting up her face. On the way to lunch, I asked her what she was doing and she said "sit down." She's started using "all done" (but she says it more like 'aaw doh') to let me know she's done eating or done having her diaper changed or done throwing a hissy fit. That's the big one to me... the fact that her little brain can understand that I WANT her to be all done and she CAN be all done and picked up is just astounding.

This brings me to another topic. The baby fever. As full as my hands and head are with taking care of these two girls, I find myself missing being pregnant and caring for a tiny baby. It doesn't really matter that the baby fever is coming back but it's still there. Oh well. Time to re-tackle preschool for Izzy and get some projects started for Hanukkah. Depriving myself of any and all free time is exactly how I will get over wishing for another kid. :)

The boy is looking at a boat on craigslist. I would LOVE to have a boat but I feel like I should be the uber-responsible one that nixes the idea. We don't need to spend the money, we don't need the extra work of taking care of it, yada yada. But... it's a boat. And it's pretty. :)