One Right After the Other


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Couldn’t fall asleep until 11 last night. Then, #4 woke up at 12 having puked all over the crib. Gave her a bath and cleaned up the bed. Got her back to bed and about ten minutes later, she was up to puke again. Luckily I got her to the toilet this time. By the time I got back to sleep, it was about 2. I decided that there was no way I could function on only 2.5 hours of sleep. So I called in sick kid. I got up took the kids to school and then went back to bed. We slept until about 1130. It was nice.

Just before the older kids went to bed tonight, #3 felt warm… 99.7. I decided to check #1 & #2 just because. #1 was at 99 even, and #2 wasn’t running a  fever at all. I think it will be a long weekend.

I feel guilty that by the time I go to work I will have had five days off in a row. I am hoping that my schedule is officially changed because I don’t plan on going in tomorrow. I have Monday requested off because my husband has a physical capacity examination (PCE) and #3 has a follow-up with the cardiologist.

I feel like I am just going in circles with these kids. I have to get #2 back into the orthodontist because the insurance wants new pictures before we appeal their denial for his braces. The cardiologist is making me feel paranoid about the heart stuff. They are telling me that his fast heart rate is normal. When the did his echo, his heart was beating at about 95-100 bpm, laying still on a bed. I recorded it as high as 145 during the last Harry Potter movie. It freaks me out. #1 is having ankle problems. She refused to do PE or volleyball until she got the ankle braces. I went through the hoops to get the braces and she won’t wear them for volleyball because she can’t move very well.

#1 is starting to struggle with school. I don’t know if it is because of the changes with me working, the low number of assignments, or something else. I think that part of it is the fact that she is used to having it easy at school and she is finally being challenged. I think it will be good for her.

What would you like to hear more about from me??

TGIF…I think

Today is Friday. To most moms, that means a possibility that they will get at least one day to sleep in. Not at my house. If I don’t make #2 sleep in my room, he will wake up with the sun and wake up #1 & #3. In turn, I get woken up because the waking of #1 & #3 usually consists of someone screaming. To me, Friday also means two days of trying to keep my kids busy, without spending money.

Who cares if it is Friday? I couldn’t tell you the last time my husband and I had a real date. You see, he doesn’t trust anyone to be in our house to babysit and that leaves MIL & FIL. They hardly ever take them all at once. Even for major things like our birthdays and anniversay. This is because they never had a babysitter, we shouldn’t need one. Seriously?!? My marriage isn’t perfect and sometimes I jsut need to work on it! I guess it doesn’t really matter, I wouldn’t have the money to go out even if she did take them. I don’t know how, but when I finish losing this weight, I will be going out. Dressing up, dinner, drinks, my husband, and some friends (not that we really have any, but that is a whole different post…)!

I should be doing homework. Instead, I am waiting for my husband to get out of bed so that we can go to a couple of garage sales before we have to re-enroll our children for school next year. Oh, and I need to write our paychecks and do the personal checkbook. Should also do the laundry that is piling up because my energy and motivation seem to have taken a vacation without me. I really wish they would quit that!!

Yep, another one

I have lost a total of 18 pounds since January 1! Now, if only I could quit wanting junk. I am a complete stress eater. I want pop and candy. I am also a boredom eater. They say knowing the problem is the first step to solving it. I am hoping this blogging will help, but realistically doubt it.

I hate exercise! I tried getting into Wii exercising, but with my life I feel like I have no time. When I do have time, I just want to take a break! Excuse me for wanting to be lazy once in a while!

I get up to get three kids ready for school. Feed them, make lunches, and take them to school. All the while, I am trying to keep #4, a 1 1/2 year old out of trouble, fed, and a clean diaper.

My husband has some health issues and doesn’t go to bed until 3:30 am so he sleeps until 11:00 am. He gets up just in time to go to work at 2:00.

While the kids are at school, I try to work on the laundry, my homework, keeping the youngest busy, grocery shopping, managing my business…you know what I mean. I pick the kids up and there is homework that needs to be done, activities to keep up with, dinner, baths, bed. Then I’m wiped out.

Two nights a week, one child has tutoring. The program is great, but it is a waste of time for everyone else. I can’t go home, I would just have to turn around and go back.

One night a week, they have choir. My mother in law takes care of that. Thank goodness! One less thing I have to do!

Another night, they have chess club after school. That is a free hour, but it is more concentrated my efforts have to be on homework when they get home.

Then there is girl scouts. Wow. I am tired just listing all of this!

Well, I think I have passed my craving for goodies. Good night all!