Tuesday, August 10, 2010

It's Only Tuesday....

I despise when my dad decides to go on vacation. Not only do I have a larger workload, but it seems like everyone around me gets a chance to slack off. Maybe I just feel the pressure of keeping things running smoothly. Maybe everyone is the same. Then again, maybe not... Just because one certain person is off the property for a week doesn't seem like a good enough reason for people to leave early or talk on the phone a little more often. But hey, what could I possibly know? Most of them still see me as the sixteen year old kid who just started working here. Yeah, try to fast forward ten years....

Ryan and I are bringing our pup home hopefully this week. Sadies, Ryan's lab/pit mix, has not been getting along very well with her two dog children at my in-laws. They have graciously kept her in their big fenced yard for a year, but it is past time to have her home. Ryan and I are in the process of fencing in our backyard. What a project! We measured all kinds of stuff last night and got everything all set out. It's going to be a lot of work, but I have really missed having her around.....

Caleb decided he wanted to fuss last night several times. I think he's cutting another tooth. The first two times I was able to rock him back to sleep. When he woke up at 12:30 he decided to pitch a fairly good fit! Mommy tried rocking him and all he wanted to do was talk and smile. Daddy tried rocking him and all he wanted to do was wiggle and pout. Finally at 1:30 we gave him a little bit of Tylenol and laid him next to me in the bed. He was out in about two minutes. I guess he thought he was getting his way. Daddy picked him up and laid him back in his crib! We luckily slept the rest of the night! When I went into the nursery this morning, I caught him chewing on the top rail of his crib....


Wow! Lots of stuff on my mind today. Lots to think about, I suppose. You may wonder why this is so random and out there, but I want to be honest. My life is not always sunshine and butterflies because I am a new mommy insanely in love with her son. I am truly blessed, but I also want to be brutally honest. One thing I never want to be accused of is being fake. I feel like some people have a need to represent themselves as having everything in life and being perfectly happy. Bloggers tend to do this a lot. I'm sorry, but most mommies cannot do it all perfectly! Party planning, raising phenomenal children, having stellar careers, working out, playing housekeeper, dating their hubby, and cooking gourmet meals would all take up a ninety-two hour day! Seriously, let's get real! That just doesn't happen! I believe you should choose a couple of those things and just do them really well. One woman can't be everything to everyone successfully.....

I don't always have all my thoughts lined up perfectly (as you can see) and my words don't always come out right. Most days I'm happy in gym pants and a t-shirt, hair just barely done, and minimal make up. I have awesome weeks and not so good ones. Usually I am upbeat and optimistic, but there are a few times life just gets to me. As a fellow blogger described once, I am "perfectly imperfect" and I kind of like it. At the end of the day, I'm always happily me. So if you want the grand illusion of a fairy tale, you have come to the wrong place. I could possibly suggest a few for you. But if you want to see how reality can be such a gift and see how to appreciate life when the good things come around, keep reading.....

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