Monday in Bullets

– My children are systematically trying to ensure that I never sleep a full night again.  This is the part of the mom blog where I’m supposed to say that it’s Thanksgiving and I’m thankful for the sound of their little feet pitter pattering through the house no matter how early it is…

I’m not gonna say that.  I want to sleep.  I want to sleep all night long without someone coming into my room for this, that and the other.  I’m tired today.  And a little crabby.

– In Landon’s defense, he has been dealing with winter illnesses for a couple of weeks now.  He’s had a cold, that’s morphed into upper respiratory issues on top of which he’s developed pink eye and has so far this morning puked twice.  Good times.  In the midst of that, we’ve moved him out of the crib into a big bed allowing him the freedom to traipse into our room at all hours of the night.  Because we’re brilliant like that.

– Yesterday we attended our church’s annual Family Christmas Workshop.  I love this event.  There are almost 100 rooms set up with different homemade crafts for the kids to make.  There are Christmas carols and cookies (so many cookies!) and it’s a great way to kick off the holiday season.  It also gives us several handmade gifts to give to teachers and grandparents.  Score!

– Speaking of our church, we are putting on a Broadway style musical in a couple of weeks and, if I do say so myself, it’s going to be amazing.  Wanna come?  Purchase tickets here.  Most of the front tables have already been sold, but there really isn’t a bad seat in the house.  And in addition to a great show, you’ll also get dessert!  All for ten dollars.  Please come!

– I have a fantastic giveaway up on STL Family Life today.  Seriously – you don’t want to miss it.  The bracelet I’m giving away is gorgeous.  I so wish I could keep it for myself.

– Landon is watching Toy Story 3 Monster’s Inc. right now.  I am letting him watch all the TV he wants today.  It keeps him still and near the puke bowl in case he needs it.  And it keeps me from having to follow him around the house hoping to catch his upchuck because, as we all know, toddlers give no warning before spewing. 

– I’m grateful to my husband.  He’s been amazing this weekend.  He helped me out so much in a variety of different ways and this morning before leaving he told me he knew today was going to be sucky and he was sorry.  I so needed to hear that.  I didn’t need a pep talk about how I could do this and how I would survive this day and how I just needed to power through.  I just needed to hear some acknowledgment that today, indeed, will be a sucky day.  What a guy…

– I’m going to sit down and take a nap on the couch fold laundry while Landon watches his movie.  Here’s to hoping he doesn’t yak on me while I sleep work.

– Go Monday – FTW!


  1. Not to belittle what you are going through (actually to make you feel a little better….perspective is a beautiful thing)….but, I think I have you beat today

  2. I think you do too, Sarah. I saw your FB post today. Thinking of you guys as you make tough decisions. 🙂

  3. The Family Christmas Workshop sounds awesome! The church we went to in Colorado was big like yours and did something similar and I enjoyed that as much as I could with kids who were much younger at that time. I wish I’d known about your church’s event this year! 🙂

  4. Me too, Megan! We could have met! Come to the Dessert Theatre (I mean..if you want to of course) Maybe we could finally meet face to face. 🙂

  5. Ugh…I’m having “one of those Mondays,” too. And really, could it *be* better timing? I only have three trillion and one things to do before we take off for our Thanksgiving hurry-up-and-drive-across-America marathon! I will confess that I did sneak in a nap…so I guess it’s time to fold laundry now. *sigh* Hope your day gets better!

  6. I had a cold that peaked this weekend at the same time that my youngest showed up with the “puke bug.” Talk about no rest! You can’t sleep at night or take a nap during the day. I feel ya, sista! Check out my current “Walk to 40 Weeks” pic on Facebook or my blog. LOL!

  7. OK, I’m having a parallel life. I love that you are crabby on Monday and grateful on Tuesday….my life right now is so similar. I’m so glad we can commiserate slash encourage one another through blogging! woop woop!


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