You know it’s going to be a good day when….

Once a week, a couple ladies and I get together for coffee night. Last night we decided that wine night was a better idea. It was. Of course, after almost 3 glasses of wine, I was feeling pretty good. 

When I got home last night, Hubs agreed to get up with the kids through the night since I was obviously in no shape to get up with them, assuming I even heard them. 

The kids had a pretty good night. Zoey was up once (which for how she has been teething is good) And Nick was only up twice (which based on how he has been sleeping lately, is awesome) 

I slept through them. I didn’t hear them, at all. It was the best sleep I have had in a long time. I woke up at 6 this morning with the kids feeling good. I told Hubs that he should go back to bed and I would stay up with the kids. After I got the kids all settled and playing, I decided that I was going to have a cup of coffee. 

Having a cup of coffee in the morning while all three kids are up and Hubs is sleeping is impossible. If anything I get about half the cup before I get busy with the kids and then when I get back to my coffee it’s cold. Since I know this is going to happen, I just don’t care. I pour the coffee knowing I am likely only going to get to enjoy half of it. 

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But this morning wasn’t like that. This morning I poured my coffee, sat down, turned on the computer and drank my coffee while catching up on some reading. With no interruptions. The kids all played together. I drank a whole cup of coffee. While it was hot. 

And that is how I know today is going to be a good day. 

Love, Hugs and more to come later!
Lynn

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Coffee

As I am sitting her drinking my coffee, I am checking my emails. In my emails is this: 

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This makes me laugh. Anyone who knows me, knows I do not function without my coffee. And it also makes me think of some of the other funny little cartoons I have been sent through email or through Facebook lately. So I am going to share them here today. I love finding things like this in my email/on Facebook. This next picture is a diaper that someone found and decided to pass on to me. I, of course, do plan to buy it. 

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Here are some more Meme’s that I have received over the last couple months: 

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These came from Blogging Friends, Facebook Friends, Real Life Friends, and Family. I want to thank everyone who sent these to me. They made my day (on the various days I got them!)

Love, hugs, and more to come later!
Lynn

It’s been awhile… here’s why…

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I can’t even begin to explain how much coffee I have had in the last week or so. Coffee soothes me. It wakes me up, it calms me down. It’s my addiction. Here’s why.

When it rains it pours. This seems especially true right now. I keep meaning to post, but then when I start writing it all comes out sounding so negative that I don’t want to post anymore. Well, today I decided to post anyways. And if it sounds super negative, oh well. It’s my life.

Now I know that some people have it way worse than I do, and I count myself lucky that I have the things I do, and that my life is as great as it is. This is not a woe is me, pity me post. It’s just how my life has been lately.

First off, after I had Zoey, my Dr put me back on the birth control pill I was on after Nick since it was so effective after having Nick. Turns out, it wasn’t so effective this time around. It was making my postpartum depression and anxiety worse. I didn’t even realize that it was having a negative effect on me until I was taken off of it. (I was taken off of it since I was getting a period every 2 weeks lasting 10 days and then, since I was off it for 10 days before starting a new one, I noticed how much more stable I was feeling) I am desperately hoping the new pills work better with the postpartum than the other ones did. I need to be on the pill!

On top of dealing with hormones and emotions, I switched the kids over to cloth diapers. Now, getting started costs money. So I needed to start small. I had a friend who was selling 21 diapers, I didn’t have the money upfront to buy them but her and I worked out an agreement so that I could get them from her and pay her back over time. So right now I have Alex and Nick in cloth 99% of the time. (The other 1% is when the laundry isn’t quite done and I need to stick them in a disposable for a little bit) I have to do diaper laundry once a day right now to keep up with them. And I can’t wait until some more of my diapers come in. Zoey is still in disposables 100% of the time. One, because I don’t have enough cloth for 3 of them. And two, because I bought her a giant box of diapers and I don’t want to lose money on them so we figure we might as well go through them while we are waiting for the rest of my diapers to come in. I am loving the cloth diapers, even though it is a little more work. Nick’s rash has cleared up and hasn’t come back! This is super duper exciting to me. But this is where the one thing after another comes in.

I was in the basement on Monday doing laundry and I could hear what sounded like water running. This was confusing to me, since my washer was done and I was moving stuff to the dryer and to hang. I looked around and there was water running out of a pipe. (most of it was being caught in another pipe, for some reason there was an inch between the two pipes but I knew it shouldn’t be going through that fast as I would’ve seen it at some point in the last 2 years.)

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It was 9 at night on a holiday. So we decided it wasn’t an emergency and we would wait until morning to call housing. So the next morning I call housing and the plumber comes out and fixes it. Then I continue doing laundry. My dryer decides that the vent on the back is going to come unattached and not blow the air out of the house anymore. /sigh/ So I send Hubs down and he fixes it. Then it comes off again. So we go to the store and buy some metal thing (I wish I could explain it better… it’s almost like a zip tie only metal with a screw) like this:

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Yes I did need to Google that. So anyways. We got the dryer fixed. And it didn’t come apart again. But guess what? I went downstairs last night to do laundry. And there was a puddle of water under the washer. Seriously. I don’t know what’s wrong with it. It was 930 at night and Hubs said he would deal with it today.

On top of this. My kids have decided they don’t need to sleep. At least not at the same time. Zoey fights going to bed until almost 11, Alex wakes up at about midnight and is up constantly until almost 4 and Nick gets up for the day at 530.

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Love, hugs and more to come later!

Lynn

Manic Monday

Today has been chaotic, I’ve been insanely busy doing laundry, cleaning, organizing and researching/ordering cloth diapers. Also I messed up my wrist somehow. I can hardly move it. I think I am going to head into the Drs office in the next couple days and have it looked at. So, I am not going to type much, even though there are a million things in my head that I want to write about. Instead I am going to share this picture that made me laugh when I came across it today.

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Hub’s response to the picture above is “yes, but a good man brings you coffee’ (I read this to him while drinking a cup of coffee he had brought to me ha ha!)

Love, hugs and more to come later!

Lynn

Sleep

Growing up, I was always told that sleep is important. I needed to go to bed early so I would have the energy to get through the next day. Growing up and early into adulthood, anytime I was tired I would go to bed early, sleep late, nap and essentially do anything I needed to in order to not feel tired. I didn’t need coffee to wake me up/keep me awake/give me the caffeine boost to get through the day effectively.

Fast forward to today. Today I am currently on my second cup of coffee (its 130 in the afternoon, so it’s not that bad!) Today I am lucky if I sleep for 3 hours without one of the kids waking me up. Today I am lucky if I spend a total of 6 hours in my bed on any given night. Going to bed at 1130pm is early for me. Getting up at 7am is sleeping in. Today I have a trio of monsters who like to take turns getting up all night. (Normally, one of them will sleep amazingly through the night while the other two keep us up on and off) 

I will admit, that right now, I am tired and it is my own doing. I wanted to drive halfway across the country to visit family. And I am the one who chooses not to drive, leaving the 40 hour drive to hubs to do. And in exchange I get up with the kids all night for a few days before we leave, while we are travelling, and for a few days after the fact. But, now we are in Winnipeg, the drive is done. And I am tired. 

Right now I just want to sleep. Sleep until I can’t sleep anymore. And then sleep just a little bit longer so I am ready to tackle this Momma-hood thing again. Because, right now, I just don’t know how I am going to make it through another hour, let alone the 7 hours until bedtime. Coffee just isn’t cutting it today. Image

 

Love, hugs and more to come later

Lynn

I JUST WANT MY COFFEE… preferably while it’s still hot!

This morning I just needed coffee. Zoey had me up at 530 for a feeding, decided to stay up for about an hour and wouldn’t you know it, the boys woke up just after I put her in her bed and lied down to go back to sleep. Ah the life of a Momma of 3 young ones. It wouldn’t be so bad if I could just drink my coffee. (Which I am doing now as I type, but it’s rather cold already)

Usually I can make the boys their breakfast, sit them at the table and I can make my coffee and drink it. While it’s hot. But this morning wasn’t like that. This morning I needed to put laundry in while the boys ate, so I ran into the basement and got that started THEN came up and made a coffee. Then as I sat down to drink it Nick decided to throw his plate on the floor resulting in it breaking. (Normally he uses plastic plates, but apparently when I loaded the dishwasher last night I neglected to turn it on, so it was glass or nothing this morning) By the time I got it all cleaned up, the kids were done breakfast and decided that climbing on mom was a good idea. I am pretty talented, but not talented enough to drink a semi hot coffee with two toddlers climbing on me. Which leads me to now, drinking a cold coffee while the boys watch Max and Ruby. Tomorrow  am going to turn treehouse on before I try to drink my coffee. Maybe then I can drink it while it’s hot. Until then I am going to continue drinking my cold coffee and pretend I am enjoying it. At least caffeine is effective regardless of the temperature of it! 

 

Love, hugs and more to come later

Lynn