Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Sucktastic is My Word for the Day

Some days just suck more than others. Some days you wake up and just know that your day is going to be sucktastic. It could begin with the sheer desire to not get out of bed at all, but you know that not only does your life require you alive and functioning, it requires you out of your bed.

You don't always see it coming though.

But you know that when you merely try to do simple chores around the house and the baby will not stop crying and pulling on you and fussing constantly that you may indeed be headed for a sucktastic day.

I have gotten some stuff done. Upstairs is 90% clean - I just have a few things left to pick up. Diapers are washing. Dishwasher is running, and finally, at 10am, I was able to eat some breakfast. It's one of those days that just feels like there is too much to do though. I desperately need to get to the checkbook, but it's going to require lots of time that doesn't include tending to a baby. Don't think that's going to happen today.

We had a crazy weekend, which I'm sure is the reason for the excessively fussy baby today. Thursday, after school, the kids and I took off to Missouri to see a great friend get married Friday evening. We stayed with my sister and stayed up late. Jaden slept...ok. Wal-Mart with him was a freaking nightmare!!!! It rained and was cold, which didn't help either. It was nice to see my sister and it awesome to see Danyelle and the wedding, even though Jaden and I spent most of the wedding in the hallway watching through a window into the sanctuary. Ugh!! I think, no, I know, I'm worn out!!! I could go on and on and on in the same fashion as the rest of this paragraph but it will exhausted me to rehash it, so I'll spare you the remainder of the details.

So, today, we are back to a normal kind of day, but there is so much to do and I'm tired of carrying so much of it....but, I gird up and carry on. Press on, Mandy. Life is easier right now than it has been, so a fussy baby, laundry, house chores and checkbook are really not that serious.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!


Kim Peri said...

Those are the days when I cannot IMAGINE having another baby...and you have not had an easy run of it with Jaden...you MUST be Mercy to be capable and wanting of more.

Of course, the world would not be a fun place with people as selfish as I.

Any interest on your house there?

Mandy said...

Some days I can handle it better than others. Mostly, I do ok, but some days I just desperately want his difficultness to go away!!!

I have a friend in Boston that has a baby just like Jaden. It is her first. She had originally planned on having a decent size family, but now cannot imagine doing it again. She asked me the other day if I would want more if Jaden had been my first and I honestly don't know. I've thought about it a lot since then and I just don't know. Since I have 2 that weren't this difficult, I know that not all babies are like this and the chances of having another one like this is slim. Plus, maybe a little brother or sister will give him somewhere other than me and Justin to focus all of his energy on. :)

As for the house, yes, there is TONS of interest. In fact, too much!!! It keeps us out of the house several times a week. No offers yet though. I'm so tired of the whole process. I want to go away. :)