The day and whatever I felt like writing.

Jon came in before his shower to tell me that Eden was awake and that she had woken up at 6:15 am.
It did work out in the end because I put her down for her nap right after lunch and she woke up a little after 3, just in time for us to get ready and leave for Chuck E Cheese. (It was Howie’s Birthday party tonight.)
In the end I really enjoyed today.
It was breezy and cool so I left the windows open. I closed one because the scent of dirt was too strong. I think we need a new screen on it.
I turned on the CD with the Primary songs for the presentation and the girls “read” church magazines. They got along well this morning while I did things.
I got my kitchen clean, including cleaning my dishwasher with the jet dry cleaner.
It seems like I do dishes and still have more that need to be done. Then I take a day off and the cycle begins anew.
Today I had no dishes in the sink until lunchtime.
I did laundry and I put a new bed skirt on our bed. I had to iron it though. Boo for bed skirts that have to be ironed.
With getting a new bed skirt I can now get rid of my full size comforter set.
I’ll miss it, but I have no reason to keep it. It was one of my first big purchases for myself as a teenager. Hopefully some one else can enjoy it once I get it to DI.
I also tidied in our room today.
I’m happy I got so much done, even though it was just a little, because I’ve been in a funk. I haven’t wanted to do more than necessary, hence taking a day off from dishes until I had to have dishes done because we’re out of something, usually having all dirty bowls get us in a bind.
I’m also excited to start working on Halloween costumes. Lilah informed me she now wants to be Tin Man and Eden can be Dorothy.
Great. Good thing I just got the pattern and haven’t started cutting.
I’m happy because I think I’m emerging slowly from my funk.
Doing one nice thing , like cooking real meals, leads to another, like organizing just a little.

I hate being in funks, though they do give me an excuse to be miserable and not get anything done. I still feel like I’m having a hard time with the girls but I’m feeling better about doing things.
Lunch time is the worst with the girls. They know how to annoy each other to no end and that annoys me.
I hear “Mom, Eden’s talking to me”, “Mom Eden’s making a noise I don’t like.” and “NOOOO LILAH!” as Lilah does something like touch Eden’s high chair tray, or she takes Eden’s food, when Lilah runs out of animal crackers Eden’s a good target, also Eden is good at mimicking so it’s also “Mommy Lilah talking!”
I tell them to ignore one another like I ignore them when they whine, but it doesn’t work.
It’s great. I feel the sisterly love.

The day was good overall.
I feel a change in the air, and it’s not just my crazy sick voice possibly getting better or the cold air we’re getting.
I think I’m getting back on track. I think the holidays will be good for me.
Lots of things to keep me busy and to focus on.

6 Responses to “The day and whatever I felt like writing.”

  1. andrea Says:

    What if Eden wants to be the cowardly lion, or Toto, or Glenda the good witch?

    I hate funks, I am in one now.

  2. Lacey Says:

    As the parent I give myself the soul discretion to decide what my child will be for Halloween until they are potty trained, or until they can come up with their own answer.
    As for now. The pattern only has Dorothy, Glenda, Tin Man and the Scarecrow.
    I think Lilah wanted to be the Tin Man because she wanted her face painted silver.

    As of now and forever, at least for this years Halloween, Eden will be Dorothy and Lilah will be Glenda.
    (The tin man had a lot of work to do for it, plus I can get the fabric for Glenda very cheaply from my friend Anna where as the tin man fabric would be expensive, relatively speaking.)

  3. Molly Says:

    Wow…I’m impressed that you are making the costumes. I want to make some costumes for me and Elliott, but my sewing abilities are more geared toward quilting/blankets.

    I’m in a funk too. I don’t know if it is just that I haven’t found a job, or I’m homesick, or what. I’m trying to get out of it.

  4. Lacey Says:

    Well, I do have help.
    My friend Anna will probably, though we’ll see how busy she gets and how determined I am, sew the good witch costume. Mostly because it will be made out of costume satin, which is so hard to work with and frays easily. I also don’t have a serger which helps with costume fabric like that.
    So I will be cutting out and doing the details but I will have help sewing.
    Anna also made the dress I wore at my sister’s wedding, but I made my girl’s dresses.

  5. Lacey Says:

    Also, children’s clothes and costumes are so much easier to make than adult ones. Hence why I’ll be a mom for Halloween.

  6. Anna Says:

    I’m also hoping to get my costume finished for Halloween this year. (I was making a gothic/witch type dress before I got busy last year. The sheer material is cut out, I just need to cut out the satin and start stitching. Of course, I have a lot of projects on my plate before Halloween. Alas.