KB (the nanny) should be pushing out a baby any day now. So she'll be out of commission for 2 weeks. (before you think i'm an evil taskmaster who demands that my childcare provider be back at work within 2 weeks of a child exiting her womb- she's a surrogate for a friend. so while she's in charge of a pretty big piece of the whole "having a baby thing" once she's done her part- she's done. so she assured me 2 weeks recovery was more than enough time. & obviously if she feels that she needs more i'll tell her to take it easy & come back when she's ready. she's pretty awesome right?) So that means 2 full weeks of driving the girls back & forth to my mother's. That's a big deal - time & gas money wise. & considering that we just got our $700+ propane bill in the mail...yeah. my eye is twitching a bit.
but it's doable & i'm very thankful that my mother lives close enough & will be able to watch the girls for 3 extra days per week (she usually watches them on Mondays anyway & my mother in law takes fridays) so while i'm not complaining...just bemoaning. that's allowed- right?
moving on- we're also doing this whole refinancing thing, so we've got a closing to attend sometime within the next 2 weeks.
the husband is also taking his yearly skydiving trip to Florida this month- so he'll be jumping out of airplanes for 4 days & i'll be up here in the north. being cold.
alex starts swim lessons this saturday. i'm pretty pumped about it actually. she already thinks she's a fish, so i'm excited to see her in something bigger than the bathtub. i wanted to get brynn in too but they only had 1 slot- so she has to wait until the next class. which means i have to find someone to watch her for 2 saturdays when the husband is gone/working. blast.
i also had a super nifty root canal. you're allowed to be jealous. & not only does it cost upwards of $2500, it's also a 3 part deal. so last week i got to sit in a chair while the dentist stuck needle sized files into my tooth roots. that was pleasant. & afterwards (once all the awesome novocain wore off) it felt like he had kicked me in the face. repeatedly. for all i know he might have- i was sort of out of it.
then this coming monday i get to sit in the chair again while he puts in the post & temporary crown. hooray.
then i get to go back for the final crown. gee golly.
& did i mention i had to take antibiotics throughout this- so they're all like, "well, you shouldn't consume alcohol while you take these drugs. it's bad."
...well there goes my method of coping.
i kid. i kid. i don't need an Intervention. although, i've seen the treatment centers those folks go too & they look pretty bomb....so yeah. just sayin...maybe i do need an "Intervention".
pshhhha. there's more- i know there is. my calendar has all these red marks & squiggles & it sits on my fridge mocking me.
but it's all good. because i've got this. & lately, it's been gorgeous outside & my kids have sort of been listening to me. sort of.
& we all have our health, a home, jobs, bills paid, food on the table &
but you know what i mean. we're healthy & happy & blessed.
we're like one of those inspirational wall hanging that you can buy from Home Goods.
don't even act like you don't know what i'm talking about.
& you know you own like 3 of them.
so- right on.
let's wrap this up with a little "what they wore":
alex's sweatshirt slays me. the little elbow patches- really?! gah!
have a great weekend!