Friday, November 6, 2009

Catching My Breath

This week has been CRAZY! First off, let me say that I have been a single mom this week. Rusty was away on a business trip which meant that it was my first time to be alone with all three kids for more than a day. I. Am. Exhausted. I don't know how single moms do it. I know I never want to be in that position.

Anyway. I'll stop whining now. It's funny because when Rusty isn't here, I get everything done. Maybe when he is around I feel like he'll help me so I don't have to work so hard. But when he's gone I plan ahead for the next day, I clean more. It's odd. But, the girls have been awesome this week too. I have them help me tidy up for a few minutes after dinner. They go straight to their rooms after school and get their home work done. They're being awesome! The only thing that they do that I can complain about is that they have taken over my bed. For some reason when Rusty goes on a trip they gravitate to my room. They always have. Used to I didn't care and they could just sleep with me. But now that Ava is here, there isn't room for everybody, so guess who gets kicked out to the couch? Me. Ava in her bed and then she ends up on the couch with me. It's an amazing thing being able to fit on the couch with Ava. I'm no skinny mini. But I don't care. I love my girls and if they feel more secure sleeping in my room when Rusty is gone, then so be it. When he's here they sleep fine in their rooms.

I think it's been funny this week. Not in a jokey kind of way, but in a "wow, the devil is trying to defeat us" kind of way. As soon as Rusty leaves we had two friends go through the loss of babies. Family issues that we can't deal with because we don't live nearby and DRAMA going on in an area that it shouldn't go on with. I hate being vague, but I also hate airing dirty laundry. So, I am keeping it vague and will just say that when you are in the middle of a bunch of stuff and you are able to take a step back and look, you can see the enemy coming in and trying to steal happiness from those you love and make you feel trapped within the heartache and drama. I realize as a woman, I am often involved in dumb drama. But boy do I HATE drama.
I have now said drama one too many times.
There, I'm done. I won't say drama again.

I don't have any cutie pie pictures to post today because I haven't taken one this week. I am so busy I forgot to charge my camera and I often times forget to pull out my phone. A phone which takes pretty stinkin' good pictures if I do say so myself. I'll make sure to take some today for my next post. I found Ava a black turtle neck onsie at Tarjay the other day and she looks so pretty in it. I'll make the girls pose for some cute pics together.(yeah right, I'll just snap some here and there and get some smiles from Hannah and Mally if I'm lucky)

On another note, I have managed to get all children up and ready every morning for school and arrive there on time. You may think this is no bid deal, but you are so wrong. If it was just Hannah and Mallorie it would be no big deal, but Ava always wants to eat before we leave. The kid is a tick. I don't know how she can eat all the time. She doesn't even have any rolls on her belly, she's a little muscle, so where's it going? Any who...we're making it and I even managed to teach an art class yesterday with Ava in her front carrier. As if I wasn't already tired, after teaching all those first graders I realized that this year is going to be a huge challenge. I came home and had to close my eyes and rest. I don't know how those teachers deal with all those squirmy, loud little munchkins everyday. They're tough cookies. I don't remember my girls being that goosey all the time, but I am sure they were and I was just so used to it that I didn't think twice about it.

Well, I'm sleepy and tomorrow the girls have to run in a school fundraising event, so I have to be up there again for the day. I just thought I'd get on here for a few minutes while they're all sleeping and give a little update.

Hope you have a pleasant weekend. Blessings...


sbeudy said...

I know how it feels to be a single mom. I know what you are thinking, you are married! BUT Andy is gone on TDY's often that I feel like I am single. I love Andy to death, but I HATE TDY's. As a matter of fact he left on one yesterday so I am alone til sometime Monday. That is if he gets home on time and doesn't break down somewhere.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update. Be glad you are busy, it makes the week go faster & before you know it Rus will be home!!! TGIF! Love MOM

AmyB said...

Bless you...hope Rusty gets back soon :)