MMMM + What weekend?

So, Monday… we meet again. I feel, today, as if the weekend – you know – flew by,  but I can tell you that Saturday felt excrutiatingly long. I don’t know why; I should be thankful for long days with the kids and not working. I’m struggling a lot with that lately: being ungrateful for all I truly have when it comes down to a moment where I feel put out. Must stop. We all know that we need to appreciate what we have and not complain, because that sure as hell doesn’t get you much.

ANYWAY, Ash ran Saturday morning and the kids and I… no, wait. I went to Target alone (!) early on, THEN Ash ran, and the kids and I went to the grocery store. Yeah, that’s right. I took Elliot to a birthday party in the afternoon and by the time that was done, it was late afternoon. I made a tasty lasagna and then we built a fire in the fire pit  It was pretty cold out so it was nice to sit out there. We also made s’mores; yum! After the kids were in bed, I passed out on the couch by 9:30. For being the second trimester, I feel beat way too early in the evenings.

I woke up Sunday in a very foul mood, though there was no reason for it. The morning dragged on and then I shouted that I just wanted to go out to eat, dammit. And so we did: Mexican. And somehow, my children have entered a phase where they have forgotten how to behave in restaurants. I am SO looking forward to my birthday dinner sans children. I kind of think I deserve it. When we got back, the kids went down for a nap, I fell asleep on the couch, and woke feeling MUCH better. Also, the sun had finally come out so that helped. I took Elliot to tee ball practice at 2 and that was pretty cool. He has a much more innate sense of that sport than he did soccer. It’s nice to see him eager to participate and – honestly – a little ahead of some of the other kids. I don’t need him to be some kind of sports superstar, but it is nice to see him succeeding. We had our “big” meal for dinner (Costco chicken, mashed potatoes, corn, and bread) and, well, again I was asleep on the couch before 10. LAME! But I woke back up and Ash and I got sucked into a PBS special with that Suze Orman lady on it. I always did like her money advice so it was cool to watch.

Here I am, Monday morning, with a million tasks to accomplish this week. I get to meet with my department chair this afternoon to discuss how we’ll cover my desk while I’m on leave. Not fun; I’m paranoid about maternity leave. I know they can’t fire you but I still don’t like it. Anyway, onto the music, folks!


Since it’s a freebie week, I’ll just pull out some songs I have been listening to lately. They’re neither new nor super popular but I like ’em.

Ahh, hair ballads.

More hair!

And Sade, because when I can’t think of anything else I want to listen to, she’ll do.


***Don’t forget to come back Wednesday for our We Want to Know meme!***

9 thoughts on “MMMM + What weekend?

  1. Enjoy crashing on the sofa early in the evening because you know once this wee bundle arrives you’ll be lucky to get 2 to 4 hours of sleep straight in between feedings.

    Glad your mood improved Sunday afternoon. Your freebie song picks should be familiar to me and yet they aren’t. This just can’t be. Maybe, this is one of those black holes in my memory thingy here. I find this especially true around the birth of each of my children that I can’t remember music or movies or just about anything very well.

    Oh well, it was great you decided to join us on the dance floor at Monday’s Music Moves Me. Come dance with me to Wendy

  2. I am going to be so busy this week with my eldest daughter’s fiance visiting. He gets to stay in the room we made in our garage–lucky him. We are thinking of putting a tent outside and telling him that’s where he is going to sleep. We are going to have lots of fun with our future son-in-law!

  3. What? They just put a sheet or blanket over the desk while you’re gone right? Get it, cover it…ha ha ha ha! (I’m doing the Alf “I slay me” voice right now, but that doesn’t come across in the blogosphere probably.)

  4. I wouldn’t worry about it because as you said they cannot replace you by law. You have a couple new ones here for me, but I have heard the last one. Love it. Good choices here today my friend! You have good taste in music.. Have a great day! Thanks for joining us.

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