Monday, October 18, 2010

The Neglected To-Do List

I am so tired.    
I have a baby who doesn’t sleep through the night under the best circumstances – and last night was far from the best circumstances.
My little Night-Owl is getting a tooth and she has a cold.
So it goes without saying - last night was no exception to her sleeping through the night problems.
Good thing she’s cute because she is crabby as can be, poor little thing. 
Our company has gone home and I feel like I have a million things to do.  I have a mountain of laundry that needs to be put away, three and a half bathrooms that need cleaned, beds that need to be made, carpets that need vacuumed, floors that need to be mopped and dishes that need to be done.  Our new furniture is coming on Friday and I would like to move it into something that looks at least a little less like a warzone and more like a home.
I even wanted to bake some zucchini bread or muffins to use some of the last zucchini of the season.
I will be lucky to get any of these jobs done because there is something more pressing that needs to be done today.   There is a little girl with a runny nose who needs someone to cuddle and watch Sesame Street with her.  I’ll get back to you on how much of my mile-long to-do list gets accomplished.  Good thing that list of stuff will all be here tomorrow (and will probably have grown by another mile) because it is snuggle time at Owl’s house.  J
A little while later…
Well, I got dishes done and some muffins baked.  When Garrett called on his way home and asked me, “What’s for dinner?” I didn’t know what to say.  LOL I felt like, “Dinner? How could it be time to think about dinner?”  It was 6pm….  Whoops.
Oh well, you win some, you lose some, right?
After a hard day and night with Hayden, she seems a little happier tonight.  Some cuddling and a muffin helped.  A huge Diet Pepsi and a 3 Musketeers Truffle Crisp bar from the Maverick got Mommy through.  And that list will still be around tomorrow.   For tonight, all sins are forgotten when I see this little face:


  1. Benedryl-- ask your doctor for the exact dosage, but I started giving it to Maddie around August of last year. The girl had the sniffles ALL the time. I think you start with like 1/4 tsp. It works wonders.

  2. thanks kristen - something has got to give this kid some peace! poor little thing!