Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
So I crashed on my bike like a week and a half ago right? And the place where I was the most sore was my right foot. I have large bunnions (a bone that sticks out to the side of my foot at the base of my big toe) which cause me a lot of pain on a regular basis any how. This was the area on my foot where the pain was strongest first. Then the pain spread up into my toe and down into the arch of my foot. There was no swelling or visible bruising, and when the hubs gently probed my foot it didn't cause the pain to increase. So I figured it was probably a sprain, and tried to not put too much weight on my foot that day. But really even saying that is a joke of sorts. I am mom to 5 kids, one of which is a nursing baby. Even with t being a day that the hubs was home how so you not walk around? But I did try to sit down with my foot up a lot that day. After that day however I didn't really treat it different than I usually do, and figured the pain would eventually subside.
Well it still hurts, and today it was hurting enough that right now I have it up with ice under it. I am not sure what to do however, because I don't feel like I can just sit down with my foot up all the time. I feel really lazy, and unproductive. How do I cary my baby to bed if I don't walk? How do I I do much of anything and stay off my foot. It is so frustrating!
Monday, November 11, 2013
So a lot has happened in the last week, and that could be a big part of why I haven't been writing.
The hubs brother has been having a hard time keeping a job. He is an entrepreneur, and has tried starting his own company a few times. And as is the common thing with trying to start a business, they all didn't really get off the ground. He has had a few other jobs here and there trying to support his family, but it has been a rough go.
His family has been living with my father-in-law, in a pretty rural community, and the hubs is of the opinion that that is part of why he has had such a hard time with employment. So when my brother-in-law lost his most recent job last week, the hubs invited him to bring his family here, and stay with us, while he looks for a job in a more populated area.
So in a whirlwind, it has been decided that they will be coming, soon. We just aren't sure exactly how soon. There are a few variables that have to be figured out. But they could show up as early as Thursday.
I think we can fit them in our house, but it will take some rearranging. Thus I have been spending a lot of time and energy lately getting things squared away. I don't mind doing it for them, but it does take a lot of time.
So that is the big thing that is happening around here.
Then on Saturday, the hubs and I needed to run some errands, and figured it would be a good time to get a sitter, and spend some time with each other. Well the sitter got here and asked where Spike and Guy were. I had been so busy rearranging things that I wasn't as on top of it as I should have been. I knew they had been outside, but I wasn't sure where. Last I had seen it was in the back yard. So we went to look. No kids. We looked all around the house, all around the yard, around the street, no boys. Then we noticed that not only were they missing, but their bikes were missing too.
So leaving the girls with the sitter, we took Scooter, got in the van and started to drive around the neighborhood looking for them. The whole time I was praying that we would find them and they would be OK. We finally found them, they had left our neighborhood, and were on their way to our church house. Guy said it was because Spike wanted to go to the church.
Now I don't know if Guy was just trying to make himself seem innocent, or if he really has a problem of allowing himself to be led down the wrong path by his 2 year old brother. Either way we have a problem. He often blames Aurora as well for when he does things wrong. And I know she can be a mischief maker, and does often suggest breaking rules. I really don't know what to do with those kids some times.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Aurora, Spike, and Guy all took off through the halls, and found the child care. The thought it looked fun, so they joined in. The hubs came and found them later, and the people who were watching the kids, didn't have any problem with the kids being there, so the hubs took Scooter with him and went and ran some errands.
Thus, my children were out later last night, and didn't get to bed at their normal bed time. I also didn't get to bed at my normal bedtime, and then I was woken up in the middle of the night by Scooter, and this morning at about 5:20 by Aurora, who wanted Mom. So today I was kind of tired (OK really tired) and ornery. And the kids were really tired and ornery. Thankfully I was able to get a little bit of down time, this afternoon, and even got Aurora to take a brief nap.
Tonight, I did a lot better at getting the kids, at least in their rooms at a decent time. Hopefully I can get to bed before too late as well.
Monday, November 4, 2013
This last week we went to two such outings. One was a chili cook off, and the other was an extended family get together. In both cases meals were served, but the tables were set up in such a way that I just sat by my husband and kids to take care of their needs, and didn't get to visit with anyone over the meal. At the cook off I felt like I needed to keep my kids in line so they weren't running around being crazy. I don't know how do that and visit with others.
At the family thing, it seemed like as soon as the meal was done, people were ready to leave. At this point I felt like I had to get my family rounded up and get a move on.
I don't blame anyone else for how these situations turned out. It is just what happened. I don't have any hard feelings either. I just know that being a stay at home mom, and me personally with what needs I have, social interaction is a big need of mine. And I am not sure how to balance interacting with adults and not neglecting my kids.
How do you, or did you, or would you do it?
Saturday, November 2, 2013
Today I was feeling somewhat stressed because of the kids, so I left them with the hubs and went for a bike ride. I had a nice ride, and my legs were definitely feeling exercised, when I headed back home. I was probably about half a mile from home, riding along the sidewalk, when I swerved slightly to get around a tree that was blocking my path, and leaned a bit too far to my left side. Down I went, off the sidewalk and onto my side on the road. I skinned up my palms, bruised my knees, and sprained some of my toes on my right foot. My bike also got kind of bent out of shape. The front wheel turned so that it wasn't in line with the handle bars anymore. I figured it was probably fixable, but not rideable in its present state. I was able to get back up and hobble back home trying to steer a crooked bike. Finally when I was almost home I saw a neighbor who helped me straighten it back up. I will probably be sore for a few days, but I am greatfull that I wasn't more hurt.
So what did my awesome man do? He wrote one just for me. Pretty cool huh? I helped him iron out details once in a while, but really it was him. Last night we had the party. We invited some of our friends to come for the unveiling of the "Ruby of Fire." There were 4 couples all together.