Monday, January 31, 2011

Exercise and Stuffy Noses

I continued on my Couch to 5K plan on Saturday. I am, however, still on Week 1. And it's raining...this does not motivate me. at. all. April 2nd is D-Day. I will run in that race. Somehow.

Bradley's asleep on the couch, EK is asleep in her bed, and my eyes are also feeling heavy. We were all up at 3:30 a.m. fighting with a stuffy nose. She's finally asleep this afternoon. We're trying to let her sleep on a wedge, hoping it will help her breathe better and sleep longer. We are exhausted. My sweet husband rocked her for the 3rd time this morning and slept with her on his chest in the recliner until time to get up. I took the first 2 rounds. He's a good daddy, and I appreciate him so much.

It's poppy seed chicken for supper (made it last night). I feel so accomplished that it's already done. It doesn't take much to excite me. I know some of you are wondering if I'm really going to eat that stuff all mixed together. I absolutely am. I've been branching out lately. You should all be impressed.

May each one of you get the kind of week you're wishing for. Me. I'm just living for the nights at home and the weekend, and counting down the days until basketball season ends. And I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I need a BREAK!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Monday was bus re-certification (not a blast, but still a day off...kind of), today was 4H (yes, Joni, I needed it more this week), and tomorrow I have a guest from AMSTI coming to do some lessons with my kids. I MUST be living right. ; ) On a funny school note, my kids traced their shadows all over the parking lot on Thursday and it looks like there was a massacre out there. They thought it was great. Then we played shadow challenges. Can you make your shadow shake hands with another shadow? They were hilarious. I love my job.

Ella Kate threw a small fit one night last week and I noticed what I thought were teeth on her bottom gums. But I thought, "there's no way". Sunday morning when we picked her up from the nursery, the lady mentioned them to me. Ok, so maybe I'm not losing my mind. This baby girl who will be 3 months old next week is getting 2 teeth. And soon. She's been sleeping through the night for well over a month now, but last night, that was absolutely NOT the case. We were up every 30-40 minutes or so. I finally realized that she had a slight fever. So when I decided to break out the Tylenol at 4:30 (finally!), things went a little better. She was still asleep when I left for school. I wanted to still be asleep too.

She's asleep in her swing right now and I'm already in my pj's. It's not even 5:30. Don't you love it? I'm not a fan of winter, but it does have some perks. Being cozy is one of them. I'm hoping that husband of mine will whip us up some hamburger steaks for supper. That or pancakes. I'd take either one. I think I'll catch a nap while I wait......

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

When am I supposed to breathe?

I just put that precious baby girl to bed, and to say I'm tired is the understatement of the year. AND I was off yesterday! We had yet another ballgame tonight. And we are hosting a competition on Saturday. My brain and my body feel like they're running in a hundred directions. I have NEVER been IN a cheerleader competition, TO a cheerleader competition, and certainly have never HOSTED one. I have watched one on TV. But we'll survive. The shirts are cute ; ) That's what matters, right? Thanks Tessa!

Bradley's up for Husband of the Year. He comes home, feeds and dresses EK (she matches too!), packs the bag, and brings her to the game so I can see her at least for a little while. I don't know if I'd consider it "quality time" but it's better than no time at all.

I was all pumped this morning because today was "4H Day". I even told B when we were getting ready that if I owned a shirt that said, "I Heart 4H" I'd wear it today. I get to sit and enjoy my whole afternoon and listen to the 4H lady give her spill 3 times. It's great for catching up. 4H Day was arriving just in time. Would you believe the schedule was wrong????? I NEEDED 4H Day. And it's not until next week. How sad.

I promise to blog after this weekend when I get a moment to catch my breath. Hope you're all doing well. Happy Hump Day tomorrow!

Disclaimer: if anything is spelled incorrectly or does not make sense, please don't hold it against me. I'm THAT tired. Really.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

A Warm Heart on a Cold Morning

Does this really need words?

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Back to work we go...

On Sunday, I thought I just might not make it through the day on Monday. It was going to be my first day back. My first day away from Ella Kate. I almost lost it in church Sunday morning. I fought tears all through the service. I didn't want to be away from her. But I also have this fear of something happening and I have this false sense that I can keep anything from happening. I know the truth is that I have no control over things. But I like to feel as if I do. The sermon was so good for me. It reminded me that I have to trust. And it's been a good week. After a small breakdown on Sunday night when I didn't want to bathe her because I didn't want her to go to sleep (she goes to bed after her bath), Monday was a good day. All of you must have been praying for me. If you were, I appreciate it so much.



I am EXHAUSTED. All these ballgames are killing me. I also had to take EK to get shots Thursday in Dothan. Can't I just have a holiday? I'm hoping tomorrow will be one. I think that would improve the dark circles forming under my eyes.



Ella Kate was 2 months old Wednesday. Wow. Wasn't she just born last week? She is:

*sleeping through the night and has been for a few weeks

*taking 6 4oz bottles a day

*smiling and cooing, especially at her daddy

*wearing 0-3 month clothes, but is getting ready to move up. She's a LONG girl! We might could keep wearing the 0-3 month clothes, but I'll have to cut the feet out of her sleepers. She's gonna be tall like her momma, huh? ; )

*11lbs 10 oz and 24.5 inches long



I'm enjoying my kids at school. I love them. But I love them even better when I've had a break. Hope your week goes well and lots of things make you smile.