Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Blog About a Whole Lotta' Nothin'

I'm in a funky mood tonight.

Perhaps it's because I'm up past my beddy-bye time listening out for my boy on the new monitors we bought. You see, he's YET to sleep all night in his crib--in his room--and this night has been a challenge. Even now, I hear his mutterings...his whimpering sputters and wails. And now, just as quickly as it began, there is silence.

For at least 45 - 50 seconds, that is.

It could be a long night, peoples.

Other than that, I'm feelin' kinda ick. And I realize I just need to get over myself. Let me explain.

We just had a house full of company--my dad and his wife and my sister and her daughter--for 6 days total. I don't know what it is about having folks here, but it's like my brain short circuits and I become a bumbling mess.

On a normal, company-free day, I wake up, kiss my hubby goodbye and manage to get both kids underway for the day. My oldest is bathed, clothed, fed and at the busstop with plenty of time to spare. And when I go places? I have all the necessary STUFF to take care of a 4 month old.

But, with visitors present, all that goes out the window. I get to a restaurant and there's no diaper bag. And this morning? D. is rushing out the door as the bus is about to pull away. And Mount Laundry Pile appears again. And...and... why do I appear to be so disorganized when, in fact, I (mostly) have it all together on any other given day?

I dunno.

I also want to bake like this person. And sew like this person. There are so many things I want to be good at.

....see! I told you this post was about a whole lotta nothin'. Well, except griping. And who needs that?

OK, enough of the pity party. It's late and I'm tired. I'm sure that's all it is.

This post will be filed under one of the Greatest Pick-me-up Posts of All-Time by the people that track that sort of thing. You know, cause I'm inspirational and all.

Guess what, though. It has been 15 minutes and not a peep from yon nursery! Perhaps I should run go get some shut-eye.


Spoke too soon.


Anonymous said...

It occurs to me that we are a lot alike. Which makes me want to say "i'm sorry." ;)

It's a good thing that the "happy" I feel is a deep, abiding joy, and not something fleeting, because I have plenty of my own funky moods (and also a baby in yon nursery with an aversion to sleep!). I'm pretty sure you have that same deep happy, which makes us both pretty blessed women.

Still, there are those days! Here's a big hug for you on this one: ~::hug::~

Alice Wills Gold said...

I hope you get more sleep...sleep is divine.

You need to be gentle with don't have it all together when you have company because you have to do so many extra things to take care of the company....that is why I hate having company....I can barely keep up with my life as it is.

I love Cally's stuff too...but, thank goodness that I have NO desire to sew like her....why do I need to sew like her, when there are people like her who love to do it, and all I have to do is pull out my checkbook....see, my life is easier already.

cally said...

sleep...i knew it once.

you are incredibly kind! you're my favorite. thanks for the link.

and, ooo, bakerella. envy of all yummies, i agree.

Mia said...

Hope you got some sleep last night and that today was better/back in the routine!