I had all plans to go to work today. Determined what I was wearing and everything. Except that I had a horrible sleep, woke up with a throat that was more sore than the night before, and a headache to keep me down for the day. So I did something I never do, called in sick for a second day in a row.
The morning routine needs to be just that, routine. It's the biggest stress part of the day for me, kids who are slow, one who barely eats breakfast, another that thinks playing wii is the most important part of life some days. It's one of the reasons we get up early, so everyone can get what they need from the morning and hopefully it all goes well. Making lunch is part of my morning task.
Chores have FINALLY started in my house. Braydon kept asking for money, and I told him the chores he had to do, and then he stopped asking for money. But we are on week two, and one of his tasks in the morning is to take the dog out back so she can make it to her walk time later in the day. Kaylee's task range, depending on the day.
I love our closet organizer - love it even more when people actually put their stuff in it. We hope to do the same thing to our bedroom closets in the fall.
I crawled back into bed once the kids were at school. Attempted a nap, but that didn't work out. I basically flipped between HGTV, W Network and TLC all day long. I am pretty sure that I can renovate and sell my house by myself for a low cost. I just wish I had the energy to do some of it.
Soup was the only thing I wanted for lunch. At 38 years of age, there is still something about chicken noodle when you aren't feeling the best. And while there are many more fancy types out there, I like the same stuff Mom made, Lipton's. That with my laptop kept me entertained for a bit.
We have had Takaya for 9 years. We got Harley three years ago. They still cannot be left alone. I thought.......for a brief moment.......that maybe today world peace happened in my living room.
Then world peace ended. Fast.
My friend (whom I always picture as a 12 year old) had a baby last week. She's not 12 I guess. More like 28. I get to meet the little one over the weekend (providing I feel better), and thought a gift was in order. I picked up these beautiful pieces of fabric at the craft show last weekend, and so wish I had bought more to make something for me!
Anyhow, I made the top piece, and will pick up the rest of the fabric tomorrow. Voila, done.
Chris decided we needed a lawn mower for our massive lawn. This is funny because we do not have a massive lawn. We do have a small 10x10 area, that keeps getting destroyed by the gardeners. He got a great deal on a push mower (of course, he needed to build it), and hopefully this will keep our area green and not muddy. So tonight we seeded our special little patch and will watch it grow.
To help in this process, I needed to rake. I thought I would set the timer to take a photo of this. I have trained my children SO well, that KJ heard the beeping and ran over to be in the picture. By far my fav of the day.
I got hit up for Girl Guide Cookies. I had to sell them for so many years, I will buy them from any kid wanting to sell them to me.
The kids are getting clean, and I am about to put the second load of laundry on. Dinner at mom and dad's tomorrow - my aunt and uncle are in town. Looking forward to it.
Nyquil will be my friend tonight.