Not a Productive Day

So, I'm not going to get into details, but last night was a rough night here in my family and it has bothered me all day as well.  I've spent a good chunk of the day depressed and to top it off, the kids haven't slept in three nights.  Shawn has been going in with the big kids to try and allow me to get some sleep, but no luck...  I spent all morning just laying around and watching movies with the kids.

Harley Quinn has been quite snuggly too!  I think animals can sense when you need snuggles on bad days.

I did manage to make a cake, since that's all I wanted to eat for lunch.  Hahaha!  I made Crazy Chocolate Cake and it turned out amazing.

I have a messy family of 5 and Sydney often goes through two or three outfits a day, so we do a lot, and I mean A LOT of laundry.  Shawn and I make our own laundry detergent though to cut down on cost and help with Ben who is allergic to Era and has on occasion had reactions to Tide. Today, was my day to make some more detergent.

I've made the liquid detergent once before, but it takes too much time and I'm happy just using a powder.  I use one bar of soap, and since Ben has such sensitive skin, I use the Dove soap that we all bathe with.  I grate the soap and then add one cup of Borax, and one cup of Washing Soda.  I use about 1-2 tablespoons per load.

I did a couple loads of laundry and a load of dishes in the dish washer.  Shawn brought home a couple of much needed groceries.  Thank goodness, because he had our money and I was out of chocolate milk which left me sans espresso today.  I need my mocha to get me moving and with no sleep, I really really really needed it.

Shawn is at basketball right now, and I fed the kids a quick and easy late dinner of burritos. There is something delicious about a quick and easy burrito.  Just ground beef (I use a can of rotel, salt, and garlic powder to season taco mea
t), cheese, sour cream, salsa and lettuce.  It takes no time and is quite tasty.

Now the big kids and I are cuddling with Harley on the couch.  We're watching Here Comes Honey Boo Boo on the DVR.  I can't get over how disgusting they are, but they are funny.  Rylie is sleeping in her playpen in the living room and we're just waiting on Shawn to get home.  We forgot to pick up the kid's allergy medicine, so he's grabbing some on his way home.  Ben has the worst seasonal allergies, all year long really.  I can understand because I'm the same way.  Sydney had a reaction where she was legit breaking out in hives as an allergic reaction to a virus she had so the doctor put her on Zyrtec.  It did wonders for her runny nose and night time coughs, so we've just kept her on it as well.  Hopefully he gets home with their medicine soon so we can all get some sleep.

Alright, maybe I'll be back tomorrow with a post about our vacation.


Deb said…
We all have our rough days, believe me! When I have a really bad day, I say to myself, well tomorrow has GOT to be better than this, and it usually is. Been having some challenges here with my two of my children (the boys - and mostly just with one of them) for the past month that have been getting me down. Some days I struggle with shaking off the blues, so we all go through it. Animals can sense our moods and really be there for us. I agree that the Honey Boo Boo show is silly in a "this is so stupid its funny" kind of way. Makes me laugh too! (For a pick-me-up I sometimes watch Judge Judy because I always think there is no way I'm as bad/stupid/foolish as those people ;-) Have a good Friday!

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