It has been a tough few days for me. I don't know why, but I haven't felt like myself. Along with the "funk", I've neglected reading blogs, and obviously posting in my own. I've got so many thoughts swimming around in my head, but I just can't seem to make them coherent enough to put into words. So, I'm just going to write. I'm sure this is choppy (I may not even proof read it). It probably won't make sense to anyone but me. But I just want to "talk" about the random thoughts in my head.
Random thought #1: Brynlee.
Poor Bryn. In the past 2 weeks, she's split her lip open, smashed her finger (I still think she may lose the nail), dislocated her elbow, and gotten a concussion. How much more can one girl take? She also ran away from me in church on Sunday, just as the meeting was getting out. The halls were crowded - too crowded for me to move quickly, but she was small enough to fit through legs and make it to the parking lot, which is where I finally caught up with her. She's a tornado.
She is however getting better at the potty, slowly. She's been in panties for 2 weeks now, and while she has at least one accident per day they do seem to be getting less frequent. She has been waking up dry so I know she can do it - she's just too freakin' stubborn.
Random thought #2: Freakin'
I've got to stop saying this word so freakin' much. When Bryn used it yesterday, I realized that it didn't sound great coming from the mouth of a 2 year old.
Random thought #3: Prioritization
I need to find a way to prioritize my housework. I hate housework, but I love a clean house. But since I hate housework, I save it until the very last of all my other things I have to do (working 1.5 jobs, exercising, spending time with my family) that it doesn't get done very often. In fact, I'd be embarrassed if anyone came to my house. Its a freakin' mess. . . er, a total mess.
Random thought #4: Corn
I haven't blogged about this, because who really wants to read boring health stuff, but I have recently been diagnosed with an allergy to corn. It may not seem like such a big deal until you realize all the things that have corn derivatives: corn syrup, corn oil, corn starch, corn flour, etc. I'd venture to say that 90% of all processed food items have corn in them - including diet coke (caramel color is made from a corn derivative). This past week has been my first full week totally 100% corn free. Its taken me about a month to totally eliminate it. In fact, I haven't even needed the steroids that I typically take twice daily. I've lost 6 pounds. Yay me!
But I am really missing my diet coke.
Random thought #5: Exercise
I've been really energized about exercising lately. I signed up for a team relay race in June, and I'm totally pumped to get back into good running shape. I've been ruining inclines on the dreadmill, swimming and riding the bike. I've even added a bit of resistance training (which is something that I freakin'. . er, totally hate).
Random thought #6: Gracelin
Gracelin broke the couch at the daycare lady's last week. It was a nice leather couch, and I know Miss O cannot afford to replace it. I feel somewhat obligated to replace it, or at least pay to fix it, but we don't really have the money since we're saving for Disneyworld next month. So, I'm trying to convince myself that it is just her liability for having a daycare. So, I'm torn.
Random thought #7: Disneyworld
I really don't want to go to Disneyworld next month. I know my husband and kids are excited, but that is one of the last places I'd choose to go. I've been married for 7 years, and this will be our 5th trip to a Disney destination. I freakin'. . er, really hate Disney. Its too crowded and expensive. I'd much rather take a vacation to Alaska or Hawaii, or some other place mountainy/beachy where I can relax. Not spend $60 per person per day to be "entertained". I'm a Disney scrooge. I think I need to put my foot down next year so that I can take a vacation that I enjoy.
Random thought #8: Freak
**I will return to my normal blogging habits shortly.