Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Trying...

Goodness....

Matt and I just got back from a long weekend in L.A.  It was great fun visiting with Matt's brother Rob, and Joey loved seeing his uncle!  Since we've been back though, life has been slightly trying.  Last night after having a grown up shower, Joey developed a rash (legs, arms and face) because of the soap.  Mental note, child with sensitive skin cannot use normal soap.... Yesterday our basement also flooded.  No serious problems, it just brings our attention to the fact that since the "rainy season" is beginning, we are going to have to work the pumps and be aware of the problem.  (It's just a crawl space that floods, not the whole basement and certainly not areas where we have things, but it's still an issue and it stresses me out!  I mean, you aren't supposed to have water under your house!!!)

We haven't unpacked, so there is a small mountain of stuff in our entryway.  Honestly, why is it so easy to pack to go places and so terribly hard to unpack.  Likewise for unloading the dishwasher and putting away laundry.  

And we had a miscommunication with the neighbor who was watching Ziggy and Mocha that resulted in Ziggy missing out on a walk on Monday afternoon before we came home (late late late Monday night).  He ended up in his crate for over......nevermind.  It was a really really really long time.  A really long time.  Which for us....ehhhhhh, we love Ziggy but we love Rob more and we appreciate the flexibility in being able to visit.  We simply could NEVER afford to board him so the fact that he missed out on 1 walk is very minor to us and we didn't have any hard feelings, but our neighbor felt TERRIBLE and came over with her MOM today to apologize with some kind of EXPENSIVE pastry from some shop and *sigh*.  I feel awful that she feels so bad.  I mean, it's really REALLY not a big deal.  We love our dog but I like to think that we are realistic about him and he is a DOG.  I just don't want her to feel so bad that she won't watch him again!  It's truly invaluable to us!

Matt's computer had some kind of mutinous rebellion today that involved hours and hours of moving files around resulting in a work day that started about 45 minutes ago (at 6 p.m.) so it looks like after the boys are abed, tonight will be full of album designing for him and unpacking and laundry for me.  

I'm debating giving Joey another bath tonight with just cool water to try and help the rash.  I've had like 5 cups of coffee today to try to get up the motivation to put things away and get back to life, but by golly, I'm just not there yet.  

Thanks!  I just needed to whine about it for a minute.  

5 comments:

Susannah Forshey said...

Argh! I know what you mean about unpacking....and the dishwasher and LAUNDRY! There's currently a basket of clothes in my hallway that has been there full of clean clothes for a week, now. It's almost empty, since we've just been grabbing the clean clothes out of it to get dressed! :D Sometimes I think, if I could just get that piece of my brain that desires a clean house, and calm children surgically removed, I'd be happier. It would be WAY easier to just get that procedure done than to actually attain a system of a permanently clean house, and children who obeyed instantly!

Herb of Grace said...

Throw some olive oil in the water bath-- it works wonders on that sensitive skin. Remember how bad Sofi's used to get when she was real little?

Lexie said...

love you laurie! i appreciate your "whining" because it makes me laugh (b/c you are such a good writer!) and makes me feel more normal! hehe. lets hang soon. we missed seeing you guys and the kiddos at church!

The Sinks said...

Just now reading this post, and wondering how you're doing? I know most of it was associated with your trip and getting back. To be honest, I feel this way almost every Monday. The weekends are so busy and full that Mondays are spent digging out, but I feel like I often lack the energy and motivation to really do what needs to be done. Anyway, I hope things are better for ya!

The Sinks said...

P.S. I did (well, attempted) the Denise Austin video the other day. (Jackson woke up 4 minutes into it...ugh!) It makes me think of you every time! :)