Monday, August 24, 2009

Confessions........ and Surprises!

I was so looking forward to last week. We already had a planned trip to my parents place for a family reunion. So, when my mother called and suggested I throw in some extra clothes for the oldest 3 kids to stay for the week, I was psyched!

The list seemed ENDLESS! But, oh, the things I could get done with just the baby along for the ride. Can't you just imagine?!

Would you like to know what I got done? I bet you would!

Well........ I spent the entire week being literally sucked into the world of Edward Cullen and Isabella Swan. You read right - the ENTIRE week! All those plans of finishing the kids' bedrooms, painting every room in the house, working on any craft project I decided and finishing my brother-in-law and soon to be sister-in-law's wedding present. It all seemed so doable in my mind's eye!

And, then I picked up Twilight.

This confession has helped me feel some better; but, knowing the opportunities for such weeks are few and far between, keeps the irksome feeling I have at my lack of self-control at the forefront.

The only other thing that makes me feel a little bit (and I do mean little bit) better is the fact that the morning sickness set in that week. (Yep. Little bundle #5 is on the way and will arrive at the end of March.) Morning sickness bad enough that I had trouble smelling the cleaners while scrubbing down the upstairs bathroom. I couldn't even imagine opening all the paint cans that waited for their turns to be put on our bare walls.

So, a huge apology to my wonderful mother for wasting the time that was gifted to me. But, I do truly appreciate the time that I was able to lay on the couch most of the day and not have to take care of all 4 kids the first week of my yucky morning sickness. I'll just have to wait patiently for my next opportunity at such a week.

But, that wedding present has a deadline of Sept. 5 th. Hoping to be able to share that triumph with you all soon!


  1. Congratulations! I can't believe you are having #5! I can totally sympathize with the morning sickness. This last pregnancy has been the worst by far. Don't feel bad about your lack of accomplishment, just continue to be grateful for the rest!

    I'm really sorry you are sick, but I can't imagine a better distraction then Edward Cullen. I got sucked into that vortex too, it's a killer.
    I'll wait patiently for the crafting results. And I hope you feel better soon.

  3. Congratulations!
    You've experienced Twilight!

    Oh, and congratulations about the baby, too. ;) Sorry you're sick, though. Just keep thinking - it's all worth's all worth's all worth it... I'm so happy for you!


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