Well, I've been out of commission here for a bit. Apparently, the Christmas gift I asked for of 4 extra hours in every day must be on backorder.....
So, this blog is a running blog obviously but also quite an outlet for me to vent pretty much everything that comes to mind. I'm a pretty happy, positive, go lucky personality on the outside but I'm definitely human and sometimes stress gets the better of me and I need to detox (lucky you if you're reading:)....As a general rule, I find it so draining to listen to people complain. I am so unattracted to chronic negative personalities. Because I am perfect and my life is a little bowl of cherries, I NEVER have anything to complain about and I just can't relate. Umm yeah-here's my dump for the week!
My Official Pity Party Rant
I've worked all week, leaving my house at 7:30 am and getting back in the door around 6:45pm . (I am the only person in the world who has to work and everyone else has it so much easier than me)
After work, I immediately start my part time job as a chauffeur for 3 kids, so they can hit a small black disc around with stick.....(I love this, you know it!)
I had to bake "release time" church treats for 50 kids on Wednesday (no other mom's have to do this....ummm-whatever)
My husband's coworker (6 kids) lost his house to a fire last Saturday night, so finally when I found time at midnight on Wednesday, I made his family supper for Thursday night that my husband could bring to work and they could just bake later...(My house did not burn down, I have food and clothing and my kids are safe....)
I've had 2 hockey tournament planning meetings in which we decorate crafty little pictures to hang on the wall of the rink. I am NOT crafty! I HATE paper and scissors and glue. (Reese was so excited about how the decorations looked)
I had to make 3 more pans of bars for the massive spaghetti feed our team is hosting on Saturday afternoon in between the 5 hockey games I have to attend (Again, no other moms had to do this, just me...kidding obviously).
I planned a run on Wednesday night with my hubby. We haven't run together since September and I was looking forward to it. It was SO D*MN WINDY and COLD that we couldn't even talk and I just felt angry and frustrated. (We got 10 miles in, my hip is not broken)
Those who followed me last year know by my middle of the night online shopping posts, that I have an insomnia problem. It has reared it's ugly head this week and I am absolutely exhausted. My new rule is not to go on the computer when I can't sleep. Therefore, I've discovered there are 6472 little 1 inch tile squares on the wall behind my dresser. I've counted and recounted......always 6472...(at least I have a bed)
I have had to minimize this post about 400 times since I'm supposed to be working and it's annoying me (I have a job and I have free dental)
Every now and again, it feels good to just get a little selfish, whine a bit and then actually look at how ridiculous I sound. Please refrain from commenting on this... Look at the glass half empty and it will definitely be half empty....
Now, for what keeps me getting up in the morning! The things that are going AWESOME in my life! The many things I am thankful for!!!!
Reese has been cleared to skate and she will dress and play limited shifts in her hockey tournament this weekend! She is SO excited.
I am going out with the girls tonight after the game! I'm thinking we will get all dolled up and hit some big club with loud music! Yeah-I'm old-not happening but we'll have fun playing bingo and drinking wine out of mini bottles with screw off lids (pathetic) just the same!
My hubby is taking me on an overnight out of town date next Friday for early Valentine's Day. This will give me something to look forward to for the next 8 days!
My sister's baby is due this week and I can't WAIT!!!!!
I found out my son is reading between a 3rd and 4th grade level and he's in first grade. I have spent very little time helping him which is a GREAT testament to our school system and fantastic teachers.
It is 31 degrees outside today!!!!!! I only work until 1pm today and I'm heading out for a long run before school's out! Woohoo!
Both of my girls got invites for the MN Elite hockey tournament down in the Twin Cities at the end of March. It is a select tournament of MN kids (17 on each team from the North/South/East/West). They will both play on the North team for their respective levels. I'm so proud of them.
I have a fantastic marriage, my husband is not a couch potato, and he has quite a nice butt to prove it!
I am healthy, I am strong, I am determined, I hit a few bumps in the road like everyone else, but I CAN run and I CAN make it work and I AM improving..I think!
Have a great weekend!