It’s been quite a week. Exhausting and kinda wacky, when not outright nuts. This kinda puts an image to it…
Yes, the little nutters are sleeping on the floor. Yes, Littler is under his bed. Yes, he freaked a little when he kinda woke up there and couldn’t find his way out. (And yes, I went in and half dragged his poor sleepy self out and got him into his bed. His brother too.) None of that is all that out of the ordinary though. At least not if you have small children.
This week has seriously been one thing after another and even as I sat down to write this post last night the battery in the camera died so there was only so much I could do. But I did indeed finish something this week.
My knit hearts garland. I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. And amazed that it worked out to be just the right size 🙂 Although the tail weaving was crazy – 21 hearts with 4 tails each = 84 beastly little tails to weave!
I’m feeling really accomplished to have gotten anything done this past week. Last weekend was my birthday. But my plans were pretty well toast with the snow storm of doom (?) that dropped a foot of snow on us. In the middle of the WeatherMan’s work rotation. And let me tell you, when the company that produces weather forecasts puts their meteorologists up in a hotel between their shifts you can believe they are pretty sure it’s gonna snow. A lot. So he left for work Thursday at 4 and wasn’t home till about 9 on Saturday morning.
On top of work the WeatherMan has also been sending out job applications all over the U.S. and has had 3 interviews in the last week. And he just scheduled another, which will bring the 2013 total to 7. Yes, SEVEN interviews since New Years. So most of his free time is spent working on all that and most of my free time has been nonexistent.
Commence pity party. It’s for a good cause, so to speak, but it’s frustrating that he essentially has a part-time job with no benefits. So really it’s a very involved hobby and you can see where my frustration rears its ugly head. But it seems to just be a matter of time and the right place will work out and we’ll end up where we belong… and then it’s my turn for projects 😉 (And in truth it really isn’t that I get no me time but it’s very limited and I’m very tired so I’m very limited.)
Meanwhile, Baby Girl is not sleeping and trying desperately to crawl. And maybe finally cutting that tooth that has been tormenting us for months now. It’s a good thing she’s cute because she is seriously cranky. Nights I’ve been spending on the couch because she’s still in our room and I don’t want to disturb her if she is sleeping when I go to bed. That and I’m trying to get her out of the habit of only sleeping with me but I’m so tired that I sleep walk to the crib to get her once she wakes up after I’ve gone to bed.
For a while we were making her wait before one of us came in (oh, how I hate sleep training) but the other night I heard the dog upstairs barking while she was screaming – I know they have in the past blamed their dog’s bad behavior on our rowdy kids (which no one bought, by the way) and I don’t want to give them any reason to complain about us! Thankfully she usually settles very quickly. I just wish she would figure out to sleep a good long stretch.
Anyway, back to our week. Bigger had a birthday. He’s a big 5 years old now. There were muffins to make for playgroup and cake to make for dinner. Of course I couldn’t make either ahead of time because I promised Bigger he could help with the muffins and we didn’t have enough sugar to make cake the night before. We also didn’t have the requested decoration – Lightening McQueen. At least I talked him out of a red cake this year. Or a strawberry cake (which I don’t think he really would have liked.) And thankfully a cars cake rather than a Cars cake was perfectly acceptable. And the Legos he got were very much acceptable. I am so glad the boys are so taken with this latest addition to the toy collection. They have already brought some relative peace to our days. Until I enforce the rule about picking them up when they are done because I know the special pain that is stepping on a Lego and I am hoping to avoid that forever. Or at least as long as possible.
I have also finally gotten to start the picot bind off on the shawl. It’s crazy tedious, binding off twice as many stitches as are on the needles. But I kinda like that. I like binding quilts too. There’s something comfortable in the monotony. This has raised my heart rate a couple times though – the bumps looks a lot like live stitches that have come off their needle.
So it’s been a heck of a week. Snow storms, birthdays, Valentines, interviews all on top of the normal preschool, reading, diapers, library, bouncing around, feeding everyone of the every day. Plenty of fun and silliness, so easily dwarfted by the exhaustion and pity parties. I’m trying to put it all into perspective and make sure I have some balance. I’ll let you know how that goes 🙂 But for now, the littlest one is fussing again and who knows if she will settle herself or not. Guess it’s time to go help her out. And say a prayer for a little more peace in my week this week.