Quiet Time

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Back to home sweet home! Hurray! I got a pizza made for R but, he decided that he wanted leftovers from last night so, he heated those up & off we went, back to work for him–yuck! But, we are back home, the older two are in their bedroom–& it actually sounds fairly quiet. Z is chilling in the bassinet as I try to get him back to sleep because I had to wake up him for us to leave. Poor little man. But, he looks like he’s content, off to sleep he is slowly drifting. While I try to start awake–as I was getting the pizza in the oven, I got a phone call about a possible job where we are moving to so, now I have to read the email about it, see if it’s a good fit for me, or what we are going to do next. But, for now–get to get Z to sleep, eat lunch, look at the email & either message or call her back. But, for the moment, I get to drift into la-la land while I put Z to sleep & listen to Songza. I have definitely been enjoying the music & Z seems to sleep really well with the Soft Pop hits on, so no complaints from me.

My quiet time today is also enjoyed by knowing that I know a secret of a new friend. As a younger mom of many kiddos, I can always use advice so, I have joined several groups on Facebook & I quiet enjoy them. In the last few months, I have made some of my best friends in one of the groups. I can’t wait until I get to met them in person but, I supposed it’s like BecomingCliche posted about…

So many feelings! Would she like me? Would we find lots to talk about? Would she murder me with chopsticks and stuff me in the trunk of her car? Like being in high school all over again.

It really is like high school any time that you meet someone new–I love to make new friends but, there’s always the worry of making a good first impression–like you want to when you have an interview. Well, guess it’s just a matter of getting that first meeting out of the way.

My older sister who used to blog would tell my family about different meetings or activities that her & her blogging buddies would do. It was an amazing experience to read about. & I suppose it is like that for me–with planning different activities with the mommies of my mommies groups. It’s an exciting experience but, it also gives you that high school experience again–always wondering what is going to happen. Will you be cool enough? Will you come off to strong? Will you say too much or too little? First impressions are hard–but, once they are out of the way, it’s easier to just be you.

Making Dinner w/the Company of 4

Well, making dinner was a bit of a challenge tonight–I had to get started & Z woke up so, I went out to get the bouncer out of the garage & set it up. I got it out, got inside, set it all up, turned around to make sure it was all okay–where is the seat?! Well, I just wasted 10 minutes of Z being upset with me for nothing, joy. So, went into our bedroom picked him up, because he had finished eating already so, I put him in the bassinet & proceeded to rock him to sleep. Finally got him to sleep during the last post & went to get started on dinner & cleaning the house. Got the chicken in the oven, almost finished dishes & Z wakes up–turns out one of the little minions had turned the wireless on the laptop off so, the music that had been playing on the laptop, underneath his bassinet, it had stopped and my cleaning & my cleaning and making noise had woken him up… Well, ended up waiting until R got home & threw together the broccoli & cheese rice & the roasted garlic mashed potatoes while the chicken finished up (cooked it in Mesquite Liquid Smoke & covered mine with garlic & herb seasoning–R topped his with Buffalo Sauce).

What do you do when your husband is watching 1980’s Mario cartoons, Z is relaxing in the bassinet while I rock him, L is watching them with R, & A is eating rice for dinner–So, I proceeded to look at the Freshly Pressed articles, hope I would find something interesting. To my surprise, I found not one but, two amazing articles–that completely made my night. One involved a situation that a lady & her husband went through & the other was a series of pictures that, I believe, any parent could enjoy. After looking at the pictures, I was reminded how we got fast food (Frugal’s) this weekend & A & I were eating outside on the steps. Well, two spiders came by, within 5 minutes, & I squished them both–it was not the most appetizing thing. One of them was up on the top of the steps, the little platform before we got inside & that’s where A was sitting. He had been using my dipping sauce for his fries & then he goes & tried to dip his new fry in the spider guts! I caught him in time, before he got it in his mouth or even close to it but, I was almost sick–I am okay if they do it & I don’t know or I catch them after the fact but, if I can keep them from doing it, I’ll do what I can.

What’s the grossest thing your kiddos have eaten? Or that you’ve seen someone else’s child has eaten?