Thursday, February 5, 2009

Rough Week

Well, it's been a bit of a rough week around here. Rayna got her shots on Tuesday, and yesterday was very irritable, if she wasn't sleeping, she was crying. Chase of course, seeing as how Rayna was inconsolable decided it would be the perfect time to be a whiny snivelling little thing of a child. He even had quiet time in my bedroom for two hours, and watched a movie, but he didn't fall asleep like I was hoping he would, and came out just as whiny as he went in. And with the both of them snivelling and whining I was a bawling wreck by the end of the day. And to top it all off, that was the one day this week that my hubby ended up working til ten. The one day that I really could have used a break by five o'clock and he is nowhere to be found. I understand he has to work, it just doesn't change the fact that I'm stuck at home with two whiny snivelly children. I also understand that Chase was whiny because he was tired, as he is usually not that way, and Rayna is usually the happiest baby ever (which makes her crabby days even harder to deal with cause she's always so smiley and content), and that she was just reacting to the shots as well as I think she is teething, but I just can't handle the crying, and the whining, especially at the same time!! It frustrated me to the point of tears in the kitchen while Rayna was crying from the swing in the living room and Chase was whining upstairs somewhere over something.

Plus, I had a bag of baby clothes hand me downs I was trying to get through, as well as general things like cleaning the bathroom, and none of that got done. It's such a kick in the pants when I can't get stuff done because of the kids. My husband always tells me he doesn't have a problem getting tasks done while he has the kids but they aren't the same for daddy as they are for me. I know the housework will be there tomorrow, but I am such a procrastinator already that when I am actually geared up to do something I need to strike while the iron is hot, or else it could be months before I work up the urge to do it again. I did manage to get through the baby clothes today, they are even washed, but I still have two loads of kids laundry to do tomorrow, as well as tackling the bathroom that probably hasn't been cleaned for two weeks. Maybe three.

I wish I was one of those moms that can do it all, but I'm not. I know this about myself. It's why my kids were born three years apart. It's why there are usually clean dishes in the dishwasher and a pile of dirty ones on the counter and in the sink. It's why there are piles of laundry in the living room, hallway and bedroom. I just hope that another day like yesterday is a loooonng way off, because if there were more like that I don't know how I would cope. My hubby was home by six today, and it is amazing what a difference an hour can make with him just taking the baby away from me and letting my brain have time to get de-fuzzed. All the white noise of the tv, and Chase playing and making noise, and then crying when his lego construction crumbles. Plus Rayna's fussiness, which was helped by nothing but sleep. And Tylenol. Thank you God for infants Tylenol.

Okay. Enough of that. You get the idea that this week has not been a tropical vacation to Cuba where the sand is white and the water is blue and the sun is hot. Man I wish!!

On the other hand, earlier this week I got a layout done using a quick page from Jen at Graham Like the Cracker, but if you want the free download you better hurry, it's only available until Saturday, February 7th. The title was done using the alpha that came in the kit, and the font is Pea Tracy.

The kit is called Alphabet Remix and you can click on the image to take you to Amber's blog to purchase the whole kit, I can't wait to play around and do my own layout, but I loved the quick page so much, and being able to just pop my pictures in and add text is such an easy way to get a page done! Amber also has lots of freebies on her site too.

Here is a layout I did last week using Vicki's and Mel's collab kit Down By The Lily Pond, it's a great kit and I love the colors, and the alpha, and the elements...well all of it actually. I turned my picture black and white and added a little green back in, and I think it turned out pretty well!

Click on the previews to take you to their blogs where you can download the free kit.

Well, that's about it for today. I also did two layouts for my project 365 for week three, but maybe I'll post it next week. This momma needs her sleep so she doesn't get cranky at her kids tomorrow!!

Also, I finished reading Water For Elephants, what a great book. For my full review, click on the book in my sidebar to take you to my book blog. TTFN!!


Vicki said...

Your LO is beautiful Rose - I love seeing what people make with my kits. Thanks for sharing.

mel_h said...

hi rose! what a great layout! that pic is truly gorgeous! thanks for letting me know about your layout.
sending you much love,
mel xxxxxxxxx

Beware the few racy photos...thought it was worth it to see all the other ones!