Sunday, December 12, 2010

There is something wrong...

Very, very wrong.  It was way over 80 degrees outside today.  I was wearing jeans and a long sleeve shirt because it's been cool-ish most of the time lately.  But Mother Nature decided to play a cruel joke on us today, just when we get used to the pants and jackets and enjoy freezing every evening...she throws in a flip flops and tank tops middle of August kind of day. 

We went to get lunch and pick out a Christmas tree.  A Christmas tree, in the over 80 degree heat.  There was no shade, just the blazing sun beating down on us.  It felt like my skin would spontaneously combust.  Did you know it is really hard to feel the Christmas spirit when you want to strip down to your underwear in the middle of the Home Depot parking lot? 

In the car while driving, it was cool with the air conditioner on.  You could see the leaves falling off the trees, it looked like a pleasant fall day.  Until you opened the car door and melted onto the sidewalk.

I always feel like I am in an alternate universe the last few months of the year.  People start preparing for all the various holidays and to me it feels like summer is barely over.  Then I look at the calendar and realize there is less than 2 weeks until Christmas and I haven't even taken the photos for the Christmas cards, let alone ordered, received, and sent them out.

Then I hear family and friends are digging out from tons of snow in MN, the roof of the Metrodome collapsed under all the snow.  It's just not fair.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

You may have noticed...

That I haven't posted in a really, really, really long time.  My summer ended up being very quiet and kinda boring with child #1 in Texas for 2 whole months, and child #2 in Minnesota for a month.  My girl and I hung out and really not much happened to talk about.  Did fly to MN twice, spent about a week and a half total there between the two trips.  It was nice to be back "home", and that's pretty much all I can say about the matter without getting myself into trouble with my husband (hi honey!)

School started and I ended up with 2 extra beings around here.  I have been doing daycare for my friend's dog and baby.  The dog is a HUGE pain in the butt, literally HUGE...he weighs about 90 lbs and is only 7 months old!  The baby is a cutie, but man, she is a grumpy child!  She screams more than all of my kids put together I think.  I can't get anything done, ever.  I had been doing some homeschooling preschool with K and all that went out the window.

We're in a better routine now, but life overall has been overwhelming for me and I just haven't been able to get here to post.  I'm basically a single parent since poor C is working really long hours.  Trying to manage the house all by myself and wrangle my difficult children, plus dealing with the 2 extras has been wearing on my nerves...a lot!  I've turned into a person I don't like, so that's another reason I have been staying away from posting. 

I guess if anything (aside from the money) this experience has shown me that there is no way I could ever handle being a mom to 4 children, LOL!  Only a few more weeks though, the baby turns 1 on December 21st and can go to a daycare on base that is a lot cheaper for mom & dad.  Hopefully things will be a bit easier then.  If not then I am seriously considering medication.

Going to try to get back into posting, but if you don't hear from me for another 6 months don't be surprised!