Friday, August 5, 2011


I need a break. I need a break from reality. When I was working full time and it was just the 2 of us, when I got overwhelmed I would want to go to a movie to tune out my life. We don't get to go to movies anymore. It's too much work to find a sitter and scrape together enough pennies to pay the sitter and pay to go out. We do occasionally, but not near as often as we should. B was sick all weekend up until he went back to work on Wednesday and so I was "on duty" with my 4 boys and I think it's caught up to me. I am in a funk and I need to get out. When I should be taking a nap with my boys I can't because there's so much to do, but I'm too tired to do any of it so it's a vicious cycle. I need to just take a deep breath and change my attitude and move forward again. Do you ever do that or am I the only one that cycles through this? Feeling like something is missing but you just can't put your finger on it? I don't know. Maybe I'll figure it out one of these days.
I got a pattern the other day to make bowties. I thought I'd add a few of those to my repertoire of craftiness. I also found a website that shows how to do suspenders. There was a lady at the market that asked me about kid suspenders and I thought that might be fun to try, too. But...I need to umph to do it. Need a little ambition.
The other day I was thinking about posting, since I haven't been so diligent lately and I really need to pick it up again. So, I am going to try to post more frequently again like I did at the beginning of the year. It will mostly just be the ramblings of my mind, more for me than for anyone else that stumbles onto this site. There is my warning.
And lastly, this is part of the fun we've had around here. This little guy is very busy, just like the older two. He seems to think this is his favorite place to be. I think he feels big that he can get up onto the fireplace but what a mess. His brothers did this, too, so I am hopeful that he will grow out of it quickly. What a funny little boy...


Schmath said...

Amen. A friend of mine interviewed a mother of 9, and one of her secrets was that naptime is for everyone-including mom. And she never felt guilty about it. If a mother of small children can't nap guilt free, than who can? Cuz no one needs it more than we do.

Kierstin said...

Oh, you're totally not alone on this one Sister. I have these little 'funks' all throughout the winter/gloomy season and it really doesn't seem to go away until summer. I love you and I will be praying that you find your 'oomph' soon :) BEAR LAKE NEXT WEEK!! Yehaw! xo

p.s. I would totally watch your little ones for you if you need a break sometime. Bring those little turds over here and get the heck out to do whatever you want to do for a few hours. (but only if I have your permission to smack the crap out of them if they get out of line :) My kids love it... yours will get used to it eventually! xo)

p.s.s. I'm totally kidding. about the smacking thing.

p.s.s.s. kind of ;)

allison said...

I agree, I have those days all the time.

If I lived closer I would watch your kids...well got to go Austin has the salt and is having fun dumping it out.