It’s been a while. Need to take down some cobwebs around this place. All in time, hopefully. For now, I’m just planning on writing every day. I have been visiting my old blog that I had when Em was a toddler and I’m sad that I don’t have any days in the life shared for my other two kiddos. This most likely will be a very boring venture, but it’s mine.
Today just flew by. I woke up later than I would have liked, as I haven’t been sleeping very well. The kids have been in various stages of illness and dealing with bouts of anxiety. It has worn me down a bit. Em was really worried about getting her blankets dropped of to complete her community project for school. She made blanket for Project Linus. I was really impressed with how nicely she crochets now. I had originally planned to drop the blankets off at one location, but found out this morning that they are closed on Sunday. I told Em I would drop them off tomorrow instead and she started to get really upset, so we found an alternative location. As with most times that she gets this way, I COMPLETELY understand where she is coming from, so usually I don’t get upset or frustrated with her. Then there are other times, when I just want to tell her to GET OVER IT.
Bonus to the change in location, I was able to pick up a bunch of inexpensive coloring books for the “babies”. When I’m with Em I still refer to AC and Moe as “the babies”. Even though they are now 6 and 7. I will probably continue to do this even when they are full grown adults. Old habits and all… The BABIES are really on a coloring kick lately. They color, color, color all the time. They even ask me to color. I mostly oblige. Sometimes I fight it, because there is laundry and cooking and cleaning and all those other obstacles that get in my way, but when I just let it goooooo and sit down with them I remember how nice it is to color for a while. Today we didn’t color at all. They decided, when they saw all the coloring books that I got them, that it is nice to just look at them for a day first. Whatever floats your boat.
I needed to go grocery shopping anyway and they had some wizarding to do (another favorite around here is Wizard 101). Em went grocery shopping with me. She’s become a nice companion while I run errands and is really good at running and getting things I forgot on my list while I wait in line at the register. I’m doing emeals again, so every shopping trip feels a little foreign, finding new items that I haven’t used before. The meals are really good, so I can’t complain.
Back home, just in time to cook dinner. Stovetop Chicken-Sausage Cassoulet with Arugula-Red Onion Salad. It was delicious.
Baths and showers, then we all watched Home Alone together. The kids had a million questions. They take NOTHING for granted. “Why did he do that?” “Wouldn’t it be easier….?” “Didn’t he just….?” Regardless, they enjoyed it.
Reading before bed. We’re reading a lot of Winnie the Pooh together lately. I think they just like the simple happy stories. I like to read them.
AC and Moe are down for the night. I’ll be shutting off Em’s lights soon. She’s nervous about some schoolwork. I’ve pep talked her and she’s working it out. AC is also nervous about returning to school after being out 3 days last week, into the weekend, with pink eye. Moe seems OK, she was down with the flu all day yesterday, but it all seems to have passed.
Now, it’s time for The Walking Dead, Homeland and maybe a cheesy Holiday movie while I knit. I’ll be reading Gone Girl in bed before going to sleep. I’ve just started it, already very intriguing.