Tuesday, August 25, 2009

One of Those Days

It's one of those days when Emma eats more cat food off the floor than anything I put on her plate.

It's one of those days when I wash the cover of the changing table pad for the first time 6 weeks, and then poop gets on it at the very next diaper change.

It's one of those days when there is nothing I want to eat in the house even though I just went to the store 3 days ago.

It's one of those days when the smell of cat crap hits me before I get to the bottom of the stairs.

It's one of those days when Tony is out of town and Emma is getting sick.

It's one of those days when I wash 4 loads of laundry but still don't have a clean bra.

It's one of those days when it's over 100 degrees.

It's one of those days when I want to let Emma watch TV all day long but my head will explode if I hear Elmo's voice one more time so I can't.

It's one of those days when I find out Emma's in the Kid's Day Out Program and it starts Sept. 7, but it's not the days I wanted.

It's one of those days when Emma gives me lots of hugs and kisses and we have a good time together when I stop trying to do other stuff and just give her all my time and attention.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Five weeks

This week makes five weeks in a row that I have gone to the gym. Just once a week, but it's something. Emma goes to the kid's center to play while I'm on the treadmill. I started out just walking but now I do some running too. I usually walk/run between 1.5 and 2 miles. I would like to go to a yoga class soon, it's free with my membership. Maybe next week I'll make it to yoga.

I'm still not done with Emma's blanket. I have slacked off and I don't know why. I also have a sweater project that has been sitting for a couple of months. I've been working on the sweater the last few days but not making a lot of progress. I am feel a lack of mental stimulation and that makes it harder to concentrate on the knitting. I guess after reading Goodnight Moon 10 times a day and watching Sesame Street my brain has turned to mush a little bit. I need something new to kick start it. Maybe a good book, but I've got a stack of books to read already.

I think I need a night (or a day) off but that seems very unlikely to happen any time soon. I had hoped to get Emma into a Mother's Day out program for 2 mornings a week, but I think my plans for that have been foiled. The church doesn't have anyone to run the program yet and it's supposed to start Aug. 31. If it doesn't work out this year then I'll try to get Emma into a preschool program for next fall.