But it’s nice when people think so – kind of makes you feel like you’re doing something right! I am so very thankful for all the amazing feedback from yesterday! Awesome emails and calls and comments…it made my whole day that the Labor of Love it took to put it all together was actually worth it. And now I can’t wait to start filling that Favorites Gallery!
However, it’s probably important for you all to know that I’m human.
I had a voice mail from a friend yesterday who was dying that I was now writing a blog with everything else going on in my life, plus 2 babies, plus being pregnant, plus, plus, plus while she was trying to juggle 1 baby and get him fed and changed! Then she proceeded to end the voice mail SURE that I was not answering the phone because I was whipping up a homemade wonder for breakfast for our kids – I LAUGHED out right at the phone.
Let me give you a snippet of the past few days…my sister got married in San Francisco this past week (AWESOME wedding!), while we were there Addie ended up with Pneumonia, and Hayden and I both had horrible head colds. We dealt with fevers and barf, while also trying to enjoy the weekend and keeping the kids happy. Flew back late Sunday night and then spent Monday and Tuesday in the Doctor’s office and trying to finish up the blog (while kids wanted nothing to do with anything except sitting on moms lap while they felt horrible). This in turn meant that I now needed to work late into Tuesday night with my tireless web designer until 3 AM Wednesday morning. Both girls were up throughout the time period feeling awful. I went to bed at 3:00, only to suffer through my own coughing for an hour and finally moving to the sofa at 4:00 so my husband could sleep….and then Hayden woke up at 5:00. I deliriously walked around the house this morning with the baby on my hip, DESPERATE for a latte. I almost broke down for one, but the effort to drive was too much. When Addie woke up, I was secretly thrilled that she still had no appetite (I know, I’m horrible) because it meant all she wanted was a banana – so no I was not whipping up a yummy breakfast (but it sure sounded good!!).
I am human and am just like all the other family CEOs.
Hopefully telling you this only helps you relate to the fact I am just like you and desperate to find and share simpler ways to do things.
Now I need to enter something uplifting into this delirious post or you are all going to run!! How much fun is it to receive a “Happy”!? This is the name I like to use for any fun gift you give or receive…and it can make your whole day! I have a fabulous friend that lives on the east coast that somehow always knows just when to make my day! She sent a happy out that was delivered to my door step Monday morning
All throughout the day Tuesday, I just kept looking at this sweet gift and it kept me going. Addison and Hayden got their own little cups – Addie QUICKLY proclaimed, “MINE!”. An hysterical book, I’d Trade My Husband for a Housekeeper (I would never as he is my right arm in life AND does the dishes at night! – but funny read!), and cute address book proclaiming me Wonder Woman, which is propped next to the computer as a reminder when I’m not so sure.
But the BEST part were the Felix Doolittle goodies!!!! Return Address Stickers for the girls and Play Date cards! So cute and so thoughtful!!! My sweet friend knows that I love Felix Doolittle, he is a wonderful artist with a sweet, sweet eye. Please do check out his illustrations. I’ll be adding some of my favorite items to the Favorites Gallery soon.
All this to say that friends are wonderful, and I am human, and am SO, SO, SO very thankful for amazing friends that know just when I need a lift, and that support my new adventures! Thank you everyone! I promise to return to tips and tricks on Friday, but I had to get a big thanks out today!! And I’m hoping to get the Trader Joe’s and Costco albums filled up for you all this weekend – stay tuned!!
Happy Thursday everyone!