Out of Whack


Last week my family was visiting from California [hence the lack of posting], and while it was a totally awesome visit, the girls are both completely off schedule. Sophie adapts pretty well to almost any situation, but the fallout with Cora has been excruciating. I’ve had lots of help though, and that has eased the transition back to our regular schedule.

I’m sure most moms are going through a variation of this experience as they transition their kids back to a school schedule. It makes me sad that summer is ending, but I have to be honest: I am looking forward to cooler weather, apple picking, Halloween planning, and getting to wear multiple layers which hid my baby weight!

I’m trying to take this week 1 day at a time. Getting caught up on laundry, dishes, dusting, vacuuming… it can be so overwhelming when I look at everything I want to accomplish in 1 week. If I just look at what I can accomplish today though, the work seems much more manageable. So far I have been running on coffee and donut fuel, so an other goal of mine is to get back to the clean eating. Sorry the posts have been skimpy this week. Be prepared for a full blown return to blogging next week. Enjoy the holiday weekend, y’all!


Labor Day Review

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We did A LOT this past holiday weekend. On Friday, before we even left for Kentucky, I cleaned this whole house so that when we returned, we could just relax and unpack. Also, the van we were going to be traveling 4+ hours in, also needed a good cleaning. Once that was finished, and the packing was done, we were on the road! The drive was pleasant until we hit a huge thunder storm when we hit Cincinnati. Next, our tire pressure light came on and I started having nightmares about being stranded roadside, and hour from our destination, in a lightening storm, with a crying sleepy baby. Luckily, we made it to our friends house before the tire went flat [that was the following morning’s problem.

Once the tire was fixed, we got to hang in the pool with some friends before heading to Mass and then the church’s festival. The rest of my food choices for that evening can be summed up in one word: carbs. I had a kielbasa sausage wrapped in pretzel dough with cheese dipping sauce, and for dessert I had a delicious waffle from Marty’s Waffle truck. I just got the classic sugar waffle with whipped cream, but there were nutella and salted caramel options as well, that looked just as tempting.

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Then the lightening returned for round 2 of its vengeance… and since our baby was about to pass out, we decided to call it quits on the festival, head back to where we were staying, and watch King of the Hill while our baby slept. For those of you who don’t know, Hubs and I have a secret obsession with Hank Hill. We don’t have cable at home, so whenever we’re on vacation or staying somewhere else, we always try to catch it on Cartoon Network at 8 pm during adult swim.

The next day, we were just beyond exhausted and headed back to Ohio. Our daughter was not pleased with the drive, and the last leg of our trip remains a screaming fussy, blur in my head. We all went to bed early so that we could actually enjoy hubs’ day off. Labor Day itself welcomed us with some flooding in the basement. Well, good thing we came home early and got a good nights rest! Yeah, the morning was spent with me distracting the baby while Justin cleaned out everything that was soaking wet [including my favorite print of the San Diego skyline]. After that tragedy was taken care of, we just hung around the house blowing bubbles… that’s really all we were up for.

So our “restful” weekend was anything but that, yet we still managed to have fun a spend some quality time with family. I hope you all got to relax more than I did, and here’s to the short week ahead! [It’s already Tuesday! Yay!]

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Happy Labor Day Weekend!

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As a stay-at-home-mom [SAHM] “holiday weekends” don’t always feel as relaxing as you remember them in your single years. However, this weekend our little family is headed to my uncle’s parish for a big Labor Day festival put on by the church. Despite being a member of this family for 4 years now, I can’t believe I’ve never been to this big event, but I’m excited we finally have the time and ability to go this year.

Spend time with your loved ones this weekend! And don’t expect a post on Monday, because I’ll probably still be recovering. 😉