Saturday, December 29, 2007

Whistle while you work

My husband started working nights. I can not sleep without him here. I haven't been getting to bed until after 2:30am. That's fine for now but when I go back to work on Monday, that will be a problem. The good news is that once the commotion from the holidays dies down (as in #1 and #2 goes to their dads), I plan to utilize my time working out.

I just ordered Tae Bo Amped. Thanks Kelly. I got confirmation that it shipped so maybe it will be here next week.

In the mean time, I need to clean my house. It is GROSS. I have made attempts but haven't done it. Here comes the excuses. #3 has been a terror the past few days. She's clingy, wants to be held, and fusses alot. I don't know if it's her ears but that will be taken care of on the 4th when she goes in to have tubes put in her ears. I would love it if I got my old baby back--the independent HAPPY baby-the best baby in the world. Sadly, as much as I say "Oh, her ears are just bothering her", I don't think that's the reason for her mood. Anyway, cleaning hasn't really happened because I am busy consoling her or she's in bed and I am afraid to make any noise in the kitchen that might wake her. The rest of the time I am trying to catch a nap. Like now. I desperately want to take a nap. But after a playdate for #1 and #2, I came home to find her sleeping on the couch with my husband. Great. No nap for me. She's sitting in her high chair with cheerios for now. That doesn't help my nap situation. So why don't I start to clean? Because as soon as I catch her eye, she will scream. Grrrrrrr......

#2 is cleaning up a storm for me. She's begging me to let her wash dishes and she's going around with a wash cloth "washing" everything in sight. Even the kitchen floor. She's a help--sort of. We don't keep cash but Clint happened to have $2.50 and he gave it all to her for her efforts.

#1 earned $1.00. I couldn't find my coffee and I told the kids that whoever found it would get a dollar. She found it. Luckily I had a jar of change!

Anyway, I am off to clean...or nap...or something. Ideally, I would like for BOTH to happen because, well, bed time isn't for another 10 hours.

Today is arms day! Yeah!!! I couldn't find 8 lbs weights in this podunk town (Wal-Mart is sold out) so I went up to 10lbs. I think it will be heavy, but the 5lb weights are too light--even for my triceps, which typically needs less weight. Kelly told me not to ditch the light weights because there are times when they come in handy. She said there is some DVD that she workouts to and they use like 2 or 3 lb weights and she's dying from it. That's what I want to feel!

So, in the words of the Dwarfs from Snow White...Whistle while you work....(Whistle, whistle, whistle)

1 comment:

Laura McIntyre said...

Hey its great the kids like to help, hope the clingness gets better soon