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Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Why Is Blogging Last On My List?

Well, today was one of THOSE days. Where I had a million things to do and not enough time. As soon as I was done with one thing.... BAM, I would realize that I had two more... then I would get those done and four more things would pop up. I just kept picturing Cinderella and all the mice singing, "You can do it, you can do it,... you can do it Cinderellie"So here are my 13 reason why I didn't get my blogging done sooner.
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Lucy Freaking Out
Freak out.... yes... I said it. Don't let all those cute pics of her smiling and grinning fool you, she isn't afraid to get cranky. Her big thing right now is to throw herself backwards. She knows how to sit up, but will throw herself back so I have to walk over and pick her up. Yea... not so fun.

Dishes
I think our dishes have been hiding and breeding. They are like rabbits, hiding and multiplying all over the place. Lets just say I have been tempted to spray lighter fluid all over the sink and just light it up.

Gifts
A girl from our church just gave birth a little while ago and I have had her gift sitting in my living room for a while now. I keep meaning to finish it, but I get distracted. So, today was the day I was going to put a big dent in it.... well, I will just say... that was NOT successful.

Lucy Freaking Out
Oh yea, she did it again. I believe this time was that she couldn't reach her star snacks. I placed a pile in front of her, I thought within reaching distant, but I guess there was one that was not, and it did not bode well with her.

Gardening
I have been working on a beautiful garden these last few months. Planting, watering, lovin' and grooming. I have gotten my little seeds to grow into beautiful plants. I have even started to move them outside and get them ready. I have jalapenos, tomatoes, blackberries, peppers, and strawberries. I have been so excited for them, well until they all started wilting and falling! I mean... just over night they went on hunger strike and are sickly looking. I ended up spending a nice chunk of the day trying to read up on them, moving them to the good parts of the yard, and more grooming.

Working Out
Okay, I guess I didn't have to do this one, but it has been a week and a half since I went running and if I didn't force myself to do it, when was I going to do it?

Lucy Freaking Out
Dropped binky, dropped Little People, dropped ducky, dropped stars, and dropped ball. She doesn't like her stuff dropping apparently.

Mowing
This took forever... well, maybe because I haven't mowed the lawn yet this summer. I know, I know... I am awful, but the grass hasn't been toooooo long and I just haven't had the time. But finally tonight I got out there, coated myself in bug repellent, and mowed! I mean, seriously, I mowed, trimmed, cut hedges, washed driveway, raked under the bushes, and weed-whacked. I feel exhausted, sore, and tired, but it looks GRRRRREAT!

Vacuuming
Lucy has been eating her star snacks, which I love and so does she, but I find them EVERY WHERE! I am constantly crunching stars under my feet into the carpet.... sooo.... I send almost every day vacuuming up a meteor shower of stars. And the hard part about that is, Lucy hates the vacuum. Which brings me too...

Lucy Freaking Out
Not a fan of the vacuum. It may come from the fact that she may have gotten part of her little hand sucked up in the extension tube when, um... someone.... was cleaning the stairs...... maybe.

Calender
I tried to sit down today and plan to see when we have time for.... camping trips, the cabin, date nights, family nights, people in town, fun activities, doctor appointments, marathons, and city shows. This summer is looking to be really packed and if I don't make time for some stuff now, I am afraid most of it will never happen.

and the day ended with....

Lucy Freaking Out
I guess not looking at her will get her angry too. I will just have to build myself some side view mirrors so I can constatly be giving her the eye contact she apparently HAS TO HAVE. :) Ohhhhhh the joys of motherhood :) But even with all the screaming... how could I be mad at sweet Lucy.

60 comments:

  1. ♡ Very cute pictures! I WISH my kids didn't freak out so much! :)

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  2. hi hi hi...great list. it is not easy become a mom and blogging isn't it. Mine too...I am WAHM..

    My T13 in here Thanks

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  3. Now hear this: [in case you didn't know it. --kidding!]

    Lucy is adorable! Freaking out or not. She's too sweet.


    My 13 is posted, come join me?
    Happy Thursday.

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  4. LOL! My 9 month old freaks out when she is not being looked at. She demands and expects your 100% attention at all times. Oh, and I find the stars all over my floor too. I have actually found them stuck on the inside of her clothes before! Once there's spit on them, they are sticky little boogers!

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  5. I am so glad I am not alone. I shouldn't even be blogging now! i hope today goes better for you.

    I love the pictures of Lucy freaking out!

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  6. Even freaking out she is a cutie!!!

    Life sure is busy - hang in there!

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  7. I can relate, blogging with four kids and a life outside the internet can be rough. Your Daughter is adorable.

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  8. Dude, you were super productive!!!

    Lucy is adorable, even when she freaks. ;)

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  9. Happy TT! Great list here! mine's up too hope you can drop by.

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  10. Lucy is adorable. I had to laugh thinking about how bad it would look for me if there was a camera or even a tape recorder in my house when I am trying to get things done, especially blogging. It seems someone is always freaking out. Most of the time I start, save, deal with freaking out or dishes or laundry, work a little more, save, start to cook dinner, work a little more, save, feed the baby, work a little more, save, make sure dinner isn't burning, and by that time I usually realize that the blogging will have to be finished when the kids are in bed and I have a few spare minutes to myself. Oh...the life of a Mommy!

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  11. Well, I didn't see any "Mommy freaking out" so it's all good!

    Good T-13!

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  12. Great list..lol Sweet Lucy. My 8 year old loves that name...she actually tells everyone at the park that is her name..:)

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  13. Love the pictures and I love how you use your poor, innocent, sweet child as an excuse to not blog. That face could never freak out!!!

    Have a good day.

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  14. Oh, the Freaking out... we're at that stage too... I'm so glad she's asleep now, better stop reading blogs and start getting things done!

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  15. Ahh momma, Lucy is adorable, but you're right... just because they're cute doesn't mean they don't freak. Livy was that way from DAY ONE, lol. I think they're made extra cute so we Mom's don't lose it, LOL.

    Cute post and productive day! :)

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  16. Oooooh, Lucy is lucky to have a mom who loves her and is there for her. I remember days like this. Sounds like you're doing pretty well, considering. I'm not reading anything about mom having a meltdown lying on the bathroom floor crying. My mom gave me a little banner when my kids were all little. It read, "Keep me going, Lord." That's all. And there were days when that was about all I could pray. And it was a good reminder to me that that's all I need to do. Just keep going. You go, mom!

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  17. Wait till you have 4 freaking out at the same time...☺

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  18. Freaking out kids in pictures are always adorable. But only because you can't hear the screams. :)

    Hope today goes better!

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  19. When the Queen was between 1 and 2 years old, I vaccuumed every day, because she would fall asleep while I vaccuumed and carried her around. It was the only way I could get her to sleep for a half hour. DeBoy? LOVED the vacuum. Wanted to ride it. Vaccuuming slacked off considerably since then. (The big dog hates the vaccuum cleaner.)
    The trick with the dishes sounds promising.

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  20. Man - you ARE Cinderellie. You rawk.

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  21. I must say you got A LOT done in one day. You accomplished a lot, be proud of yourself for that. AND for not having a complete meltdown... LOL The freakouts just get worse BTW!! so prepare to ignore those terrible two fits and the tyrant three tantrums :) motherhood is bliss :)

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  22. What a list--I'm tired from reading it!

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  23. I've had those days! Far too many to count. At least you have a good attitude about them. I generally feel like finding a quiet corner to hide and cry in for awhile. LOL!!

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  24. Ha Ha He He...sorry me couldnt stop laughing...great list and I no its not that easy being a momma...ask my mom!!

    Happy TT!

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  25. You certainly are having quite a day! I know all about the dropping & freaking out stage. They will stop dropping, but not stop freaking out for awhile. If ever since they are girls :)
    I love that picture of Lucy on the sidebar! Adorable!

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  26. How did you ever get around to the blogging at all? I love the pictures of Lucy freaking out! :)

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  27. Haha. That sounds like a lot of my days... Great list!

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  28. ah yes....motherhood, isnt it great? *sigh*. crazy, i sometimes wish for ONE day of quietness, and when i get it, i am bored out of my mind.....i am so used to utter chaos, i dont know what to do when there is anything but!!!

    am a big fan of your blog....good to find other moms who dont always sugar coat it... :)

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  29. Hahaha She is sooo cute.

    I have been having those days all too often!

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  30. Even though Lucy freaks out, having that face in the last picture at the end of the day makes it all worth it, right?

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  31. Your daughter is adorable! I don't think I would know what to do with a girl. I live in a house full of boys. That's awesome you live in Alaska. What made you guys move there of all places? I have family that lives there. Been there on vacation, very beautiful. Thanks for stopping by the ole blog-a-roo.

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  32. Sounds about right. Kennedy freaking out takes up a lot of my day too.

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  33. My 9mth old is constantly freaking out right now, ahhhh.....

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  34. There are some days when I look at my kids who are on their 20th tantrum of the day and think, "joy in your posterity???"

    And then they do something cute and sweet and it melts your heart.

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  35. I love those days! I hope today is more peaceful for you.

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  36. So sweet! She still is so adorable!

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  37. Sounds like you had a fun mommy day! :0)

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  38. HAHAHA!!! I don't mean to laugh but this post really cracked me up.
    Hope your weekend is much more relaxing. :)

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  39. love love love the freak out pics!! too funny. ok not funny i know. but i get it. and really if we can't laugh. what else can we do? oh right, dishes, mowing, working out...the list goes on and on!!

    btw i love the new picture of her on the sidebar :)

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  40. She looks soooo cute in that Brazilian hat! She it getting so old.

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  41. Great pictures! I feel sorry for Lucy though. :lol:

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  42. Aww. This little-baby stage won't last, so good thing you cherish it while she's still so cute, sweet and small.

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  43. Lucy. Don't worry. Things will get better, but they do have that way of demanding our attention.

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  44. Great pictures!!! I visit babytealeaves blogs and thought I would be able to relate to your blog... since I too and a first time mom! My son is 7 weeks old. And NO I have not posted any freak out pictures.... but he definitely freaks out!!!

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  45. Lucy and my my daughter Haddie are sisters from another mother. OK. So maybe that doesn't sound as hip as brothers....

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  46. You deserve a hot bath and Lucy gets to dazzle daddy....

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  47. So did Lucy freak out? Man is she 32 flavors of cuteness! Blogging always takes the back burner here too... Sad, but true.

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  48. Wonder Woman! (Here the music?) You did awesome today! With a cute little one freaking out!

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  49. I know those days. The good news is that she'll outgrow them. The bad news is that there may very well be something else that sets off these moods.

    Hang in there.

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  50. I agree very cute pics!! And I am sooooo glad that I am not the only one with breeding dirty dishes!!

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  51. Did Lucy freak out today? I thought I saw it mentioned somewhere...hehe

    What a day!

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  52. It's been awhile since I have stopped by but I laughed at poor Lucy having a freak out day....sorry for your pain though!

    Hope the summer is treating you good.

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  53. Love your list!
    Love Lucy's freaking out photos!
    Freaking out or not, she is one cute baby!
    Love that last photo...keep that one in a prominent place and look at it when she is freaking out.
    You know, to remind you how sweet she looks in the not-so-freaking-out moments.

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  54. Ugh. Those star snacks . . . no kidding. I find them everywhere. I don't get it!!!

    She's a doll . . . tears and all.

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  55. awww Hugs to Lucy :-\ hope she has better days... for your sake too! :)

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  56. HA! I so know these days!! Good for you for getting in a workout. I usually just reach for the oreo's!

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  57. Thanks for the comment :o) Lucy is a doll! Even when freaking out ;o) I like to use freak out days as a good excuse for a do nothing day, myself.

    And I think I'll be avoiding buying lighter fluid so I'm not tempted to follow your thought pattern in the kitchen :o)

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  58. Oh Lucy is just way tooo cute!!

    Wish I had the energy to mow/trim make the lawn look good. Our lawn is a sad sad sight. I am trying to make danddelions the new "it" flower.

    Did I mention Lucy is way tooo cute?

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  59. Oh gotta love hearing about Lucy freaking out. Thought my little one was the only one to ocassionaly go bananas.

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