Our Five Ring Circus: Off Day

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Off Day

Today was just one of those days...

The day started out with our new furniture being delivered. We have been waiting four long years to replace our living room furniture, and it's finally here. I'm hoping that the waiting pays off, and the kids don't destroy it! I love it, and now I'm ready to go get a new coffee table, paint the walls, and build the shelves!

The truck actually arrived 15 minutes before they were scheduled to (now that's a first), and it was early this morning. I was in the process of getting dressed when I saw the truck pull up. I grabbed my shirt, and took off for the door, in hopes of reaching it before they rang the doorbell, and woke up Lexie. I was pulling my shirt on, when the man knocked on the door. I so hope he didn't see anything!

When Dylan woke up this morning, and saw the lawn chairs in the living room, he said, "Hey! I thought you said we'd have a new couch and chair when I woke up!" The kids love the new furniture. As do we!

It was my last day babysitting my best friend's boys. It's going to be so weird not babysitting every week. I have been watching other kids regularly, since Dylan was 14 months old. I'm going to miss seeing Tyler and Braden so often, so we'll have to have a lot of playdates! I'm very happy for Jocie, because she's finally becoming a stay at home mom!

A good friend stopped by this afternoon. I hardly ever get to see her anymore, thanks to both of our busy schedules. It was wonderful to see her, and talk to her again! She bought Lexie the cutest dress for her birthday, which Lexie promptly put on over her clothes! I'm hoping to see her (and her two adorable kids) soon!

My kids were both in a funk today. Lexie was good for most of the day, but Dylan was whiny. I think we're all getting cabin fever, and craving warmth, sun, and playgrounds. Lexie didn't get a chance to nap today, and she still very much needs one. By 5:00 she was beginning to melt down. By bath time, I began to lose it. As my kids sat in the tub, I leaned over the edge and began to cry. It was the first day in a long time that they both managed to wear me down and cause me to lose control of my emotions.

It didn't help that I had a bad headache, cramps, and body aches from all the shoveling I did yesterday.

Lexie ended up falling asleep very early, Dylan mellowed out, and I went for a quick 3-mile run on the treadmill to calm down. It did work, and I managed to watch American Idol and figure skating in peace. American Idol...I was completely off on those results!

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that we don't get the snow they are predicting. I am so over snow. Really. Completely over it.


  1. Oooh! I can't wait to see the new furniture! We are planning on getting new couches for the living room...and I am so hoping that my kiddos are past the destroy everything we own stage!

  2. we have never bought new living room furniture we only had 2nd hand but we have gone through at least 6 sets of it in 12 years...lol. first one destroyed by our dog. then came the kids and they destroyed it over and over again! LOL.

    hope yours last a long time.

    hope everyone/thing gets back to normal soon.

  3. can't wait to see your furniture

    and hoping today will be more "on"

  4. I hear you on the snow. I am so ready for winter to be over! Can't wait to see the new furniture!

  5. I'm sorry your day was off. I hate those kinds of days!!

    I checked our weather last night and it said "snow flurries. No significant accumulation". Imagine my surprise when I woke up to 3 inches and terrible roads on the way into work!! It's still snowing and it's a super wet, thick snow. Ugh.

  6. I am over snow too my dear- way over it. I can't wait to see your new furniture!

  7. I am over snow too my dear- way over it. I can't wait to see your new furniture!

  8. I've had "that" day recently too ... we NEED SUN and WARM WEATHER. I hope you feel better!

  9. What, no photos???? I wanna see the new furniture. You should do a before and after! =0)

    So how are you girl? I've been MIA, but I'm still around. I miss all of my favorite gals blogs and you're one of 'em.


  10. I am SO OVER this snow, too! Waiting for Spring!!!

  11. first one destroyed by our dog. then came the kids and they destroyed it over and over again!
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