Saturday, June 15, 2013

Highlight reels can't be compared to real life

Today is one of those days where I need to remind myself that I am comparing my today to other's "highlight reel" as they say. I see people at the movie on the lakefront tonight, and going out to dinner with family, I see them on a trip to the cities, or spending the day/weekend at a beach and checking in at a state park. Others are posting pics of relaxing in the yard or the park.  I feel like I had such a waste of a beautiful day!!!

Reality of my day- I slept in a bit, got up and figured out quickly that the kids had some very real needs that needed dealing with today. Oldest child needed to pick out his glasses before he left for camp so they could get ordered while he is gone.  Girlie only had 1 pair of shorts that fit and needed more. Keegan figure out he really only had three pairs of shorts that fit him as well. There were library books on hold that needed getting before the departure to camp and we were a bit shy on food and milk for the day (we forgot the milk btw).  Then we came home and made a late lunch. As much as I wanted to get working I was so tired I took a nap.  Slept for 1/2 hr before waking to the sound of my boys lighting off last year's fireworks.

Getting up I decide to continue with laundry. Folding and washing and hanging out to dry takes up the rest of my day. I do take a 1/2 break at 4 pm to tan for 15 minutes per side as I have yet to step foot into the sunlight more than running from house to work or work to do a chore around the yard. It has been raining and glum or I have been working.....

I start supper super late for our household and by the time we finish it, it truly is time for the boys to go to bed if they are going to read (which is their plan). Time to watch 1 tv show with husband, who falls asleep during.....and it is bedtime. A perfect day (weather wise) pretty much wasted on the triviality of life.

So when I turn on FB and see others not wasting it away it is impossible not to get jealous. Like - turn green with envy.....jealous! Sigh

This is why I am trying to remind myself that this is a Highlight reel vs reality moment.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

(Night) owls prefer not to see mornings

My family has a funny weekend habit (funny like stepping in dog poo is funny) They find a way to wake me up wayyyy too early on Saturdays. Oh hahahhahah har har he ha blah! Grrrr....
*1) child #3 finally remembers to set his alarm before falling asleep, unfortunately he only remembered to do this on a Friday night.
*2) my hard working husband gets up to head to our business property to work, waking me up when he gets up AND again after his shower AND again as he heads out the door (thanks for the kiss hun)
*3) the kids zone out to tv and don't realize the dog is dying of a full she barges in to my room to lick my hand hanging over the edge of the bed 

Soooooo, I'm up, at 8am. on a Saturday. When I have no real reason to be awake until at least 9am. I soooo love sleeping in. I spent over a decade sleep deprived and want nothing more now than an hour or two of extra sleep on a Saturday morn.

sigh....done whining. have a good day. I hope you got to sleep in.

I know it seems odd to have logged back on to my blog to voice this, but it was too long and whiney for FB. Also, if I don't get this grumble out of my head I am going to continue to have a less than productive day.