It is Saturday morning and while the rest of my family is outside hanging Christmas lights I am enjoying the few minutes I have gotten to be alone this week. As an introvert I cherish these moments. Oh yes I would love to be out helping hang the Christmas lights but I was still in bed when they started and after this week I have needed this moment of quite to enjoy. On Monday I had 3 back to back to back appointments, there was little to no time in between each of them and by the time the kids had a bath it was bed time. So there was no quite time to reflect.
Tuesday since I knew I was going into a 3 day no hope for a call of stretch at work (not complaining about the no call of thing) I knew that since it would be my only down time I need to watch a movie. I pulled up our Netflix cue and watched Julie and Julia. It was an okay movie that I thought was kinda slow but hey not complaining since I have been wanting to see it. After it was over it was time to go get Kendra from school. She was fine other then her time spent not napping. Things seem to go just fine through dinner and what not and I head into work. Work was busy and I didn’t expect it to be that way.
On Wednesday I slept well in the morning before picking Kendra up from school. I wrestled with her to eat her lunch and again no nap for her. The guy next store has spent everyday since the leaves have begun to fall using his leaf blower for an hour, during my afternoon nap time. So not much of a nap for me going into my second night. I got Ephriam off the bus and started to make Chicken Enchiladas. Kendra was in the kitchen relentlessly asking me to help her with her learn to sew butterfly kit that she got for her birthday. I explained to her several times that I was cooking dinner and could not help her. She continued on and on with me. Finally my nerves were almost shot so I spanked her and sent her to her room. Finished making dinner to realize that I still had to get everything ready for the kid for school tomorrow pack my lunch and be out the door for work in 10 minutes. Good thing it doesn’t take long to pick clothes out of a drawer or throw Ramen in my lunch. Another not so hot night at work.
On Thursday morning since by now my nerves were completely shot I told my husband if the guy next store uses his leaf blower today I am going to wrap it around his neck! Lucky for him he didn’t. I went off to bed. Got up and got Kendra at school. This time after several days of her not taking a nap I threatened her life and her being able to go to Grandma’s to have dinner. She finally gave in to the nap thing so much that I had to wake her up. I got Ephriam off the bus, made noodles, and out the door to family dinner. How nice it was to not have to cook a whole meal and to get to enjoy family. Nite 3 at work was a successfully nice night. With the exception that the system used to put in birth certificates wouldn’t let me.
Friday I go GREAT sleep since Christopher was here to entertain Kendra and take Ephriam to school. Small Group was so nice to enjoy the company of a friend and not entertain my kids. Followed by my kids quickly going to sleep. I however was in night shift mood and didn’t fall asleep till after midnight.
That leads till now. Sleeping in till 10am while my family is outside putting up lights. I think that they are almost finished actually. Then we will be headed to the toy store to see what kind of things Ephriam wants for Christmas. Kendra already has her list but Ephriam really doesn’t know how to tell us, so we take him to the store to see what he plays with most. We have several gifts he has gotten this way and still plays with these toys this way. I can’t wait to see what he picks out. Tonight is church and a good way to end a not so great week. I love Saturday night service at VCC.
Tomorrow is a PJ day with the kids before headed into work, which will hopefully start my week off right. For now I need to head outside to help put up Mickey Mouse.