Hanging In There

Another day is flying by.  Yup, I'm barely hanging on by the seat of my pants.  Today has been a bit of a lazy day here.  I have three sick kiddos, and I'm not feeling too hot myself.  Darn those germy children at Laugh Out Loud.  I knew this was coming.  When we were there yesterday, a kid that is always there had snot running all down his face and a horrible cough.  He even tried to drink out of my son's cup.  Ewwww.

I have soo much to do today, but have no urge to do it.  I should have done it yesterday but spent the day at Laugh Out Loud and then in Kansas City, at my in-law's house.

My mom got me this amazing book of daily devotionals, called Jesus Calling, for my baptism.  I've been reading them every morning, thinking about them all day long, and then re-reading them before bed.  I find myself meditating on them off and on all day.

I've been having a hard time with Sydney lately.  I know it's completely normal to have a rough time and that it's a phase or whatever, but this is just awful.  She talks back, argues over everything, screams and cries if you ask her not to do something or tell her no, she hits, kicks, and pees on the floor when she gets really mad.  I feel like I spend most of my time battling her.  I'm trying not to let her get me discouraged, but sometimes it's really rough.  I just feel like, lately it's been really bad.  Sorry, I just had to vent.

Don't get me wrong, all of my kids are really good kids, but I've been having some problems with Sydney.  I love her just the same, but wish I had some baby whisperer type of advice.  I know that I'm not the only one who has gone or is going through this.

I've got laundry going in the washer and dryer, and I have a sink full of dishes to put in the dishwasher.  The living room floor is covered with toys.  I need the energy to take care of all of it, but really all I want is to sit on the couch and watch Call The Midwife.  I have one episode left of the first season.  It's soooo good!  While I sat here watching the last episode, I started a new wash cloth with this new bright and fun yarn.

Sometimes I feel like these little things, the fun personal touches, help to make the mundane chores, seem a little more interesting.

Thawed some pork chops to cook for dinner.

Shawn won't be enjoying them with the kids and I though since he started a weight loss study today.  He can eat the fruit and veggies we make for sides, but cannot enjoy the main dish and anything else with many calories like scalloped potatoes, rice, etc.  He eats shakes, prepackaged meals, and fruits and veggies, and lots of water.

The weather outside is nice and sunny, and even somewhat warm, so I moved all of my plants outside to get some sun.  I don't trust this Kansas weather though, so they are just out there for the day, and I'll be moving them back in this evening.

I have class tonight, and I'm excited to see what it will be like.  I'll actually be kind of sad for the classes to be over in about 3 weeks.  Alright, I need to get up and get these dishes and laundry done so when I come home from class tonight, I can just go to bed and I have a little one climbing up next to me with a book to read.

Hope everyone is having a good week.  I know that I'm trying to.


Sandra said…
Oh boy do I remember those days. Jasmine was quite the little terror at that age, and yes it felt like I was going to lose my mind.

But it DOES get better. Right now she's trying to assert herself and she's going to push the envelope. Wish there was a quick fix, but there isn't LOL

Love the first pic of you all, so funny.

Hope everyone feels better soon :)

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