It is finally the end of the week. I am literally TGIF here. Some hours this week dragged on and on, as the little beings who look like my children whined and fought and argued. Fence had late nights. He’s also had to work Saturdays, so we’re both pretty glad this weekend is here and should be a 2-day weekend.
Thank you to those who purchased the Healthy Living Bundle through my link. I am so glad you did, and Cameron’s dog fund is a bit closer to what they need to make a deposit now.
I asked in my cleaning confessions post and on Facebook for shower-cleaning tips. My friend Megan suggested using baking soda and hydrogen peroxide…so I did. And halleluia! It works! (Now, who can explain that so it can be a chemistry lesson?)
God apparenlty did not include “sleep through any nights, ever” in His plan for me. Firecracker wakes and wants to nurse, 2-4 times. Mr. S has been waking every single night for the last 2 weeks, at least once each night. Mama is starting to say crazy things from sleep loss.
If I can stay awake at all, I am going to kick myself to bed earlier each night so I can relax and read in bed. That could end up being a plan to fall asleep sooner, because reading in bed often puts me right to sleep.
On my reading list: Harry Potter, St. John Paul the Great: His Five Loves, and A Little Way of Homeschooling.
I am about ready to wean Firecracker. The days get long and I am easily touched-out, not to mention super-tired from the wake-ups to nurse. Don’t get me wrong, I have no fairy tale illusions that weaning will help him sleep through the night. Our oldest was 3 when she slept through the night…but if weaning gets me a smidge more sleep and helps me feel avoid over-stimulation, then everyone wins because I will be more energetic and not as much of a crazed woman.
You know how when you’re tired, you don’t want to cook? Happens to me regularly. I have a plan for this: have easy staples on hand for nights that we are busy, I am tired, or I forgot to defrost meat. Also, I am going to regularly plan easy favorites so that I can cook without thinking or constantly checking a recipe, and be assured that the kids will eat.
So far on the list:
Korean ground beef (like bulgogi, but with ground beef. Easier and waaay cheaper.)
Chicken pot pie
Tomato soup and grilled cheese
Here is just a lovely photo. We all need some extra beauty in our days, don’t we?