Monday, May 5, 2008

A long post

I think I should probably explain a little further about the diet and such. My sister's friend only drinks juice for one week out of the month and I love food too much to do that. I am totally aware of this. I plan on having a glass of juice for breakfast (I never eat breakfast and usually just drink a coffee), have a salad and glass of juice for lunch, and then just have juice for dinner unless I'm really hungry, then I'll have a salad then too. I am not going to let myself starve to clear out the toxins, my kids would get yelled at more and I'd be a lot more unhappy. I am GROUCHY when I'm hungry.

Here is Taylor's sticker chart we made for her. I took this picture Friday night and I am happy to report that she finally got a sticker on Sunday!!! On Saturday she didn't seem to care too much that she wasn't getting stickers, but then my dad asked her to spend the night at my parents house and she wasn't aloud to because she had still been acting up. I think this is what made her want to get stickers. She was able to go over there on Sunday and play because she was so well behaved in the morning and during church. I just want to add that it about killed me to have her stay home Saturday night because with one kid gone my chances of really good sleep would drastically increase, but I couldn't reward bad behavior. I did sleep fairly well Saturday night though, I think it had to do with Mike being home. Also, look along the bottom of the chart, Taylor had written, "mom, emma, Taylor, Callee, dad", it could be because she's mine, but I think for just turning 4 three weeks ago, she is writing really well. The mother daughter banquet for our church was on Saturday. It was really good except that Taylor was still being really out of sorts. Here is a picture of my niece, Callee and Katie hugging. Every time Katie sees Callee she can't resist her and we end up like the picture below. Katie's mom and I have known each other for 19 years, that makes me feel old.Sunday was baby day at church and Callee was recognized. There isn't too much to say about it, you just had to be there, but I did want to share this picture with you all.
I love baby bellies.

It is Monday and I am excited that I feel rejuvenated after spending the weekend with Mike. I am sad that it is Monday which means not seeing him again for 5 days. Last night was really hard. I was so tired and yet didn't want to go to bed because I knew when I woke up it would be Monday and he would be gone. We all had a really good morning and no one was late, which is quite the feat. I was curling Taylor's hair like I do every morning and she moved. She did this last weekend and I ended up pulling back so I didn't burn her and burnt my chin (it really hurt and I wasn't happy), but this morning, she moved so quickly that she pulled the curling iron out of my hand and it landed on my poor baby's neck. I put some neosporin on it and apologized profusely, then took her to daycare and asked them to keep an eye on it. I really hope it doesn't blister.

Mike and I are buying Cleveland Indians tickets and my mom is going to watch the girls Memorial Day weekend for my birthday so Mike and I can go. I look forward to spending time with just him and not having to sacrifice our family time because it is a long weekend. Also, I am going to start pricing places to come clean my house once a month so it is less I have to do in between those times. I may still go on an anti-depressant to take the edge off, but I'm going to talk to my doctor about how I'm feeling first.

I hope everyone has a great week, I am going to start looking at the positives in all of this and take it one day at a time. Hopefully this will help me out.Here is my handsome husband going to kiss his beautiful daughter.


Kellan said...

Such cute pictures! I'm glad you had a nice week end with Mike, but sorry he is gone again - I know that must be hard. Your Memorial weekend plans sound great!

Nice to see you Courtney - I have missed you. Take care and I'll see you soon - Kellan

Steph said...

Sounds like a good weekend, hope the week goes by quickly for you!

Kristi said...

What a fun weekend. I love baby bellies too.

my wonderful men... said...

That last picture is so cute, daddy and daughter kiss.

Fun weekend!

Courtney said...

I have to tell you all thanks so much for the comments on this post and random thoughts. You all made me feel like it was a little normal to feel this way from time to time. One reader e-mailed me and left me a great note saying it was ok to ask for help and so that is what I am going to do. Thank you so much, you know who you are and I wish we lived closer together, I'd so hang out with you. I think I should have taken my own advice on the perfect parent post and realized some other people probably get like this too; it's normal.

Thanks again,

KC said...

Sounds like a great weekend.. UGH don't you hate when you feel like your sort of being punished when you have to punish them.. but like you said you can't reward bad behaivor. Glad you were able to get some sleep. Loved all the pictures.

AZMom said...

Your Memorial Day plans sound great. I am glad you had a good weekend but I know how hard it is without him there with you.

The pics are great!