Nothing To See Here, Like Never

19 June 2013


He: saw the grapes and wanted those "apples"
She: she saw the grapes and requested that I "leave dem on the stick"
Me: proud owner of some astute children.


I'm trying really hard to dig my way out of a pretty bad funk. Funk is such a great euphemism for a lot of moods/feelings/states, isn't it? I think maybe because last year the spring was really bad in terms of Simon's rotations (they were a shock to our systems - so much hours!) and getting myself acclimated to two kids and then June came around and the rotations eased up, we went to visit my family and we seemed to turn a corner of sorts. And this year we're facing no months of good rotations, a month of night float is looming, and I need to perk, buck, something, up. I'm sure I will. I just need to get my wallows out. Winter Grace would tell Summer Grace to just get over it because the sun and the warm and the outdoors! Oh, you didn't know that you'd signed up to be my therapist for the minute? I'm sorry. Viva la transparencia en el blog.

My point? Let me direct you to rosier gardens today ...

If you don't read Regina's blog and instantly love her ... check yourself, check your pulse, check something. She's phenom.

I'm going to leave ALL playlist making to Kelly from here on out. She nailed it good + she made me laugh.

Kristin is doing CrossFit and her post almost makes me want to try when residency is ova. Almost.

What would a blog post be around here if I didn't include a cellular phone clip of the kids. It's exciting. Aren't they all? (I was trying to get Bash to talk in his weird high pitched squeaky voice he uses when addressing Theo - he didn't bite. Oh, and I'll swaddle Theo till he's 12 if that's what it takes to get him to sleep like a baby - notfunny.)

Congrats to sweet Meggy! Glow central.

And saving the least for last ... I wrote a little guest post a couple weeks ago (as did the genius behind The Honest Toddler) and it went up today. And before you judge me too harshly know that the sitter has been in in Medjugorje (selfish) for the past couple of weeks so ... I've been a lone soldier all over again. Hard life.


Thanks for reading, clicking, and listening. You're (always!) the very best.

 

22 comments:

  1. I started CrossFit about 6 months ago and LOVE it. I hope you do get the chance to try it out. The community is amazing and I love that I never, ever get bored. We are lucky enough to have childcare at our local gym AND it is significantly cheaper here than the box gym. Counting my blessings.

    The "downers" are that my shins are constantly bruised and my hands are constantly ripped up. (Wish I could say it was my muscles that were ripped but..... no dice. Yet, or maybe ever.)

    Anyway, sending happy thoughts your way. This article made me laugh yesterday- maybe it will do the same for you. http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/lifestyle/2013/06/bakers-graduation-cake-mix-up-ends-in-purr-fect-mistake/

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  2. Funks suck! You know you need to snap out of it but you just can't. I have been in and out of funk town for the last couple months and just when I think I have turned a corner, boom I am back there. I hope yours goes away soon and you can enjoy summer. I should probably delete this because there is not helpfulness too it.

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  3. oh sweet friend...right there with you...It's funk central over here and I am struggling to put it all in one sock. sleep sounds too good to resist sometimes.

    but we shall soldier on because Miss Courtney deserves nothing less than my mediocre best...hugs friend!

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  4. Can we just get a live feed of the Camp? The cell vids are great - but I need more.

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  5. I thought I was emerging from my funk and then got whomped with uber-stress-ola. Can't win.

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  6. Ditched the swaddle last week. BIG mistake. Straightjackets4lyfe.

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  7. Is this Simon's third year that you guys are going into? I am not good at timelines and math........

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  8. Great guest post! I am the queen of giving unsolicited advice. A habit I am unsuccessfully trying to break! Mea culpa if you've ever found yourself on the annoying receiving end!

    Hannah likes her grapes "on the stick" too. :)

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  9. So sorry about the funk you're in, Grace. I know it isn't easy when you can see the stressors laying right there in front of you. One step at a time. Give yourself Grace. Tell yourself over and over again that there are no [recorded] incidents of death by parenthood.*
    * I know this, because when #2 was born 16 months after #1, I had to check the internets time and again to be sure I wasn't at risk. Sometimes I'm still not sure, but #2 is now 2.25 and we're all still alive, so I guess the internets were right.

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  10. So awesome that you get a babysitters help. The 3rd child nearly put me over the edge, and I wish I had been smart enough to ask for help. We are seriously considering getting a housecleaner once a month as soon as our student loans are paid off. With 7 people in the fam and both adults working full time, or house is a disaster most days.

    Side note: the organ at the Bruins game just played Thrift Shop.

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  11. Being able to get out of the house sans kids or having time to myself to a LIFESAVER for me...totally. And my kids are a lot older than yours..(and my oldest is only 3 years away from BEING the babysitter) and I still need that time away. My husband is home a lot, so I'm able to get out when I need to, and it definitely makes a big difference in my sanity.

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  12. You should totally try crossfit someday (when the time is right)! I am laughing already just at the thought of what you would post!! I remember you in the gym with me (way BACK when), you were so committed. :)

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  13. I can't believe that you and the Honest Toddler guest posted on the same blog! I am so impressed/feel like I am less than 6 degrees of separation away -- almost as cool as I felt when she favorited one of my tweets! Ha :) but seriously, very impressive!!!

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  14. Funks in the summer is no fun. You can't blame the winter weather. My husband drives 1.5 hrs each way to/from work. I work two jobs. We have a toddler who doesn't sleep and teethes for MONTHS on end. Just writing that makes me feel in a funk. Hang in there. Enjoy the coffee. Like, Colleen, I would happily trade the student loans for a housekeeper.

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  15. You're brilliant to get a sitter for a few hours a week. Every Mom, if she can swing it, deserves a sanity break. Happier Mommy = happier children. When my husband was deployed I had so many really nice friends who would just take the kids every so often to give me a break. And as much as I like the whole "I don't need help routine", I really, really did. Parenting is HARD and when you are mostly by yourself you just need a break. Loved the guest post!

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  16. Totally feel your pain, (long time reader, never commenter). The kids do get bigger and easier I promise, and husbands come home, but it is hard. You are awesome, love your blog.

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  17. Thanks for the links! I'm loving all the new reading I'm getting from you! Keep up the good work, Mama!

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  18. Where's the post about when Basher ate Julia's poop? I was looking to send it to a friend tonight but couldn't find it... I know you want to relive that memory :)

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  19. I don't think you should trust my playlist abilities just yet. I've also been known to lapse into phases of 70's funk with an ABBA chaser. And there's nothing scarier than me making lasagna to 'Brick House' and 'Dancing Queen.'

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  20. auuugh our (ok, Russ') night float month is arriving as well. I'm trying to stay positive while he's already dreading it. Makes for a fun next few weeks.

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  21. oh man, many awkward pats on the back in the attempt to be comforting for the upcoming night floats and terrible hours. might i suggest pretty little liars to accompany you during those times? it's stupidly dramatic, but for some reason, i love it.

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  22. My hubby is currently napping in preparation for his first night of a week's worth of night float. Happily it's only a week for us now that he's out of residency/fellowship! Sending much sympathy your way.

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