Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Recap of Last Few Days of Single Mom Hood!

My Snow Shoe Escape... 45 minutes....of heavy breathing ...
Are these on the right feet? Beats me!

My partner, aka, Lefty, who is supposed to rescue me in case I go into cardiac arrest.
By the way, Lefty was busted 2 times while Dick was gone! He tore into the burn barrel, literally, chewed out the side of a metal drum, and pulled out trash.. His second offense was when he stole the hat off of Sami's Snow Man, and also an arm! Stinkin' dog...

Twins Birthday Party Cake... Yum! aka Lunch for the Sextons!
So... My husband was gone for 6 days, and low and behold I thought I would have all sorts of free time to do what I wanted to do, as in play! HA! Here's my diary of what really occurred. Grab a soda or adult beverage. This is long...
  1. Day 1: Wed: Outside Chores & Clean House.. Fight with Smokin' Wood Stove.. Stunk up the whole house... Respitory system still not fully recovered (brief panic attacks about thinking I am going to die). Pickup Kids from School. Pickup Pizza and Chinese Food for our 'Dad's Gone Let's Eat What Ever We Want' night! Come home.. open windows to air out smoke and let the cold in. Evening Chores. Help kids with homework, etc. DAY 1 FLIES OUT THE WINDOW!
  2. Day 2: Thurs: Chores. Help out at kid's school. Pickup kids after school, get their hair cut, some primping for Sami for late bday gift (curls & nails), then home for the night time routine... Oh. Babysit kids in pm... a 3 & 6 year old without bedtimes or uh, table manners... I fell asleep on the couch after putting 4 kids to bed! Managed to sneak in a brief snow shoe attempt during lunch...A major highlight...
  3. Day 3: Friday: Short Day for kids school...Woodstove professional shows up to fix woodstove. I make fire after he leaves... hmm... still smokin... I give up on the woodstove idea for the rest of the hiatus. Pick up at kids at 12:30, then go purchase presents for twins, grocery shop, various errands, go home... Killed 3 hours! Then, friend with two previously mentioned little darlings over for a mommy night... kids don't go to bed until 10pm... not much of a mommy night, well for one of us! ANOTHER DAY GONE!
  4. Day 4: Twin's B-day Party... Highlight of the entire week.. seriously.. Woke up and had the wild idea I needed to scrub down the master shower and try to get rid of the salt deposits on the shower head... Where do I come up with these things? Oh.. Cleaned the light fixture over dining room table too. For Pete's sake, I am the sidetracked Queen! So, wrap gifts, make super cute cards, which I forget to photo, then off to the party....... Kids had a blast, and so did I.. We stayed for the after party party... Our kids go play out in snow.. Jake comes in with snow burn on the side of his face.. hmm... Dinner...lasagna and Caesar salad, and glass of wine for the mommy's... hence the highlight... I left Jake and brought home the girls... slumber party. Drove home in snowstorm... Not fun..
  5. Day 5: Sunday. Very tired from previous days events.. Or, is this a leftover from the sugar lunch and wine? Kid swap occurs at noon - slumber party guest leaves and darling son arrives home... OH... Snowing all day... I give a command "Every one in their cozy clothes!".. Which means, jammies... Then it's movies and food, for the rest of the day - all day... I nap. Kids watch Big Momma2 - twice...
  6. Day 6: Monday: Slept in until 7ish... Wow! Oh.. With 2 kids on either side of the bed... Husband is on his way home... Do the catch up on laundry, housework, reading a book.. yep.. Read a book... finished it too! Then made nice dinner for husband and family...nice lamb meatloaf and baked potatoes. Order is restored... our man is home... kids are even showered, bathed, and sparkling! Me? Got my apron on, touch of makeup and lookin' ever so domestic..wink! Go Mama...
Oh well...that's a wrap!

7 comments:

Lauren said...

He might be a pain, but I love that your dogs name is lefty! Any particular reason behind the name?

ginny said...

That was supposed to be "blog" not bog, but then that is what you were writing about!

ginny said...

I had almost forgotten what it was like to be mom with kids. Thanks for reminding me.
Love reading your so down to earth bog and the good humor with which you write it all.

Ethel Amutan said...

Oh my word! You were BUSY! I love the picture of your snowshoes! LOL! I also love that delicious birthday cake! YUM! Too bad for me, I live about 2,000 miles away and I'm on a silly diet! LOL!

Sandy said...

Wow, between your minus ten temps and your single mom in a conestoga wagon routine, you're a true woman of the west!! lol!!!! I'm tired just reading these two posts---go take a nap, or maybe I'll take one for ya! :)

*karendianne. said...

Golly. This sort of reminds me of growing up with my stupid Step-Monster trying to survive without my Dad and living off the Wood Stove. It was HATEFUL!!!

I was so abused. No one loved me.

1-800-Whiny Love, *karendianne.

Kerilou said...

Again with the sleepin, girl!??!