Tuesday, October 9, 2012

quack quack

I don't really have much to write.  The kids finally seem to be healthy, and I'm hoping and praying it stays that way!  We've been on a continuous cycle of sickness for the last three weeks, resulting in 4 days of missed classes and me being extremely stressed out!  But everything has been back to normal this week, and I'm hoping it stays that way for the rest of the school year!

Fun news: Caroline finally has two teeth on the bottom!  Elliot got his first teeth at 4 months old and had a full mouth by 10 months.  Caroline got her first two at 7 months :)  I was worried that she would end up getting all of them at once, but thankfully it looks like we're going to avoid that!

With the kids being sick, and me missing school, I feel like I'm constantly behind, or trying to catch up.  I sometimes feel like a duck, cool and calm on the surface, but underneath my legs are kicking a mile a minute and I'm just trying not to drown.  I could really use some more library time.  Thankfully I'm back into the rhythm of having field training Friday mornings and I can go to the library Friday afternoons.  And that being said, I have homework to do :)

OH - This weekend Kyle, the kids, and I are participating in the American Heart Association - Heart Walk 2012 in Madison!  We're still working on raising donations, so please head to our website to donate

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Good and the Bad of it.

Song of the Day: Fuel - Bad Day

Bad things that happened today: 
1.  Elliot woke up at 4:30. At 5:15 he threw a tantrum because I wouldn't let him play with my phone in the bathroom. At 5:30 he threw another tantrum because I wouldn't let him take his toothbrush downstairs, because we brush our teeth in the bathroom (sometimes logic doesn't work on 2 year olds).
2.  Elliot's second tantrum woke Caroline up a little bit, Elliot heard her, then went and climbed into her crib, completely waking her up.
3.  I forgot Elliot's water cup for the car ride.  Not horrible since I had my water bottle with a straw in my back pack.
4.  Get to the library, realize I forgot my speakers for my presentation today.
5.  Go to Walmart, but cheap speakers, try them out in my car, and realize they're crappy, that's why they're so cheap.
6.  Back at the library ready to print out my handouts for my presentation, and my jump drive is completely failing to connect to the computer. FREAK OUT STARTS HERE. Thankfully I had emailed a copy to my professor, so I still had one.
7.  Get a call from daycare, Caroline has gunk coming from the corner of her eye (again), and she needs to get picked up.
8.  Go to my professor to see if I can reschedule tomorrow's exam for Monday and start crying because I'm so extremely stressed out (also because I missed last week and am still trying to play catch up), and she's so extremely nice, and also a mom so she completely understands.
9.  I thought I was buying a purple gatorade, but when it came out it was blue.

Good things that happened today:

1.  Despite all the stressful complications, my presentation actually went pretty well!
2.  After talking to the daycare director, we both agreed that if her eyes aren't pink, she doesn't have pink eye, and she's fine to go to daycare even with drainage.  THANK GOD!!
3.  Kyle was on his way home from Milwaukee so he stopped in Whitewater and took the kids home so I can go back to the library and study.
4.  The blue gatorade is actually more of an indigo color, and actually 'fierce grape.'  And it's pretty tasty.

Sometimes there's more bad/stressful events than good ones, but at the end of the day you just have to take a deep breath, and keep moving forward.

And I'm so thankful for my wonderful husband :)  ....and now time to study!