Finally Friday

This morning has been an “adventure”… Tried to start a fire in our fireplace (no wood) but, figured I could start “recycling” and use the extra cardboard boxes and papers we have here to the fireplace. But, of course, after I started the fire, I couldn’t figure out which way the knob needed to be, for the damper to be open. Let’s just say it was running back and forth from one smoke alarm to the other for a while but, at least they both work. Too bad all this happened when I was trying to get Z to go to sleep so, he was awake and fussy. But, L talked to him for me so I could get the mess fixed. Then, I was trying to put Z back to sleep and after short while, L comes running in saying, “A fall down.” I started panicking and ran to see that the little boy I babysit had decided it would be a good idea to play on the stairs so, A joined it. Little boy had thrown the shoes down the second flight of stairs and A had fallen down a stair but, managed to land on the next one where he was laying on top of shoes so, needless to say, the wooden child gate from outside will now be inside at the top of the stairs until I can find the screws for the metal gate. I assumed that a few days of everyone getting their bums spanked and toys, books, and other activities would keep them off of it but, I guess not.
Got a bit of a headache from the smoke since it’s still clearing out. :S Grumble grumble. Another one of those, “If today wasn’t Friday…” days. But, it is so, we’ll make it through it. One way or another. 🙂
Going to dig out the printer and get some stuff for them to color/paint and see what we can get going today. Need some quiet time cause we don’t have pain killers here and Z is sleeping.
Humor in all of this–can’t tell if the house is still smokey or if it’s just the fog from outside that is making things look gloomy.
Get to design my mom’s Christmas present later today and a couple other FREE posters from Collage.com and a FREE holiday card. Check ’em out! They’re awesome & you could get our own too.
What fun plans do you have this weekend? 

Winding Evening

Ah… Evening is starting to wind down a little. It’s been 13 hours of going with the kiddos. The little boy I watch was here until 4:30 but, Z didn’t take his afternoon nap for as long as he usually does so, I am over exhausted. Still have dishes and laundry waiting for me. But, I’ll get to them here shortly.

Hubby is stuck in traffic because there were 2 accidents on the freeways so, it was going to take 70 minutes to go 4 miles–downside of living in the “city” but, not in the same city that he works. He sounded a bit overwhelmed and grumpy so, decided to order some Pizza Hut. I got him some buffalo wings (with bones–ew!) that should help cheer him up.

My body is aching so, I am hoping he will help me figure out the hot water heater after the boys go to bed but, before he does or I am not sure my body will be functioning tomorrow. I have been holding Z a lot and putting him to sleep by walking him around and such but, my body isn’t used to it because he wouldn’t fall asleep that way before, I always had to use the bassinet.

Well, I am definitely glad that I didn’t have any extra work today–aka articles to write–as I am not sure I would have been able to do it without caffeine. I did make it through today without caffeine. But, my headache was back this afternoon/evening so, after things start settling down a little more, I need to get in to see a chiropractor or get a massage. Not sure how I am gonna do it since I babysit Mon-Fri from 6-4:30 but, maybe the chiropractors down the road will be open until later. I’ll have to look into it later but, for now, I’ll just plan on picking up some Tylenol this weekend and finding some exercises/stretches to make them go away.

Hoping that Z and I can get some good sleep tonight and almost wish he would sleep until 8 but, I know that won’t happen. Since Mr’s schedule changed, we are usually up by 6-7, at the latest. Z is used to the last couple weeks when Mr had to be at work by 7-8 so he was up by 5-6 and Z would join me in bed and nurse and then fall asleep again. But, now we don’t. Which is okay–just messed up my showering schedule too but, that’s what happens when work schedules change, we all readjust.

Oh well, laundry needs shuffling so that Mr will have clothes for tomorrow and so that L will have clean clothes to wear tomorrow and not fight me as much to put them on, since they will be green and I can convince him that he’ll be dressed like a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle–as that is his new fad. Oh the things we do for the people we love.

Well, time to get busy or at least go sit on the couch with the boys while they watch the turtles until Mr and Pizza Hut gets here. I was hoping to bathe them all tonight but, Mr isn’t going to be home until late so, we’ll just have to do it tomorrow with a Redbox movie, popcorn, a late night, and some cuddling on the couch.

TGTIF!—Thank God Tomorrow Is Friday! Enjoy your evening folks.

What’s for dinner at your house? Kiddos have any favorite fads right now?