Tuesday, February 24, 2009

I'm (Not) Whining

Really.  I'm not going to whine this morning.  The sun is out and shining gloriously on all this snow that just keeps coming and I've just had some delicious coffee and so I'm not going to whine.

Not about all the laundry I have from Ellie barfing in the night all over herself and every pillow and animal in her bed.  Then barfing again in my bed, on towels this time, but 4 or 5 more times and choosing to do this on the same night that Tate gets a fantastic bloody nose.

Not about how tired I am because I can't seem to be NOT sick for at least two weeks now...first my throat, then my chest, now my nose.  

Not about how I have become "that" mother.... you know, the one who is perpetually late and forgets to return the library books on time and loses her preschooler's "All About Me" poster for school and has to ask for another because we never did it in the first place, and the one has to pick through the dirty wash for a load of underwear and socks or we could never leave the house.

Not about how I am currently having a panicky identity crisis because I will likely soon be out of a paid job,  (It doesn't pay much, but it puts gas in the cars) which leads me to question what I am going to do to help us out in the short term and then leads me to question what I am going to do eventually when the kids are all in school.... what DO I want to be when I grow up?

Not about how I am incredibly OVER being cold.

Nope.  I'm not going to whine about any of those things.  Instead, I'm going to switch a load of icky laundry, sit with recovering Baby Girl and pop Please Don't Eat the Daisies in the DVD player until it's time to get Tate from school.  I might even make more coffee.  

And, if anyone is still reading after all my non-whining, you can look at some pics from Dad's workshop.  I'll try not to be so chipper next time, I know it can be annoying in the morning ;-)


lsfinger said...

Hugs to you! I love the pictures, the one with the glasses is my fav.

Anna said...

Oh girl, I feel for you. I'm currently trying to wash pillows and bedding from a potty accident. Every time the washer gets imbalanced, I think it's going to escape from the laundry room and come eat us. Scary.

Hope you start feeling better soon and have a bodily-fluid-free day.

Melissa Crowe said...

Wow. That just sucks. I think I'm whining on your behalf.

But what is that amazing metal shoe thing? Why is your dad so awesome?

Heather said...

Oh, sounds so familiar. What are blogs for, whine away!! really the best blog posts to me are always the truthful ones, the gritty ones. Sending peacful well thoughts your way, hang in there!

nicola said...

man, i MUST take a lesson from you! that was fabulous not whining-whining. and i am soooo sorry. if it helps in the slightest, it all sounds so very familiar. ALL of it, right down to the out-of-paying-job-what-to-be-when-i grow-up worries. hang in there and be glad the washing machine isn't also broken and there isn't sewage spewing from the toilet. (yes, i say that from experience.)
i'd be happy to virtually babysit this afternoon. ;)

sherrie said...

I still haven't figured out what I want to be when I grow up and my baby only has one more year of high school left!
These days will be gone before you know it and you will wonder how you ever survived....that is the GRACE of GOD :-)
Kath and I were just non-whining together about this blasted cold! We are ready to be warm, I am thinking that I need to go sit under her happy light with her!

Korana said...

You poor thing! Some days it doesn't pay to get out of bed.

Artfulife said...

Laughed though the whole thing! Just so you feel a little better, I was "that mom" the other day in a store. You know, the one that has all of her children running wildly around playing tag and loud giggle screams following behind dashing children doing the walk/run thing. Yeah, that was me the other day. Promised myself that would never happen. So much for promises.

Love the photos by the way, they are very nice.

Rosepoet said...

Hang in there!! Life is short but also wide; this too shall pass!