August 29, 2014
Genius: This was a really weird week because our census was super low at work so I got to take Monday and Tuesday off. I knew I was getting Monday off, but I didn’t know about Tuesday. Three day weekends make a huge difference in my attitude because I felt like I had SO MUCH TIME. I took things slow and easy on Saturday and Sunday because I knew I had an extra day to get things done. And the funny thing is that I was still pretty much done with everything before Monday came around! (Mental note: calm down.)
So I decided to keep the kids home with me on Monday and it was awesome and special and fun. But THEN I found out I could stay home Tuesday also, and I dropped those kids at daycare, read for a solid hour at Starbucks, took my time picking fabric at the craft store for Meredith’s quilt, finished everything except the binding on the other quilt, and went to the gym. It was fantastic.
Fail: One day last week David and I were meeting over at his parents’ house for dinner. He had Meredith, and I had Liam. As I was driving over there, Liam fell asleep in the car. When I pulled up, Meredith and her cousins were outside playing so I got out and said hi to them and then went inside. My sister-in-law, who I hadn’t seen in a couple of weeks, was there and so we said hello and she asked, “Where’s Liam?” Yup. I had left him in the car. Of course it was fine, it was only a couple minutes, but this is how worse things can happen! Is there some sort of alarm you can get to make sure you don’t forget your baby? Am I a horrible mother?? (Don’t answer that.)
planning a big room switch for this weekend so the kids have a room that will fit two beds
dreading all the painting and moving involved
no seriously, getting a knot in my stomach just thinking about it
optimistic about what the end result will be
glad that I have two more 3-day weekends coming up
realizing that there is a type of chick lit I enjoy, and it’s written by Liane Moriarty
reading The Husband’s Secret
allocating our extra money: emergency fund, debts, house repairs, vacation fund
trying to be financially responsible
frustrated that the tension on my sewing machine seems to be off again
looking forward to a couple family birthday meals this weekend
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