Weekend Reflection #61 | Fourth of July and Kicks in the Ribs Oh My!

It’s time once again to reflect on the past week. What were some of the positive things that happened? What really bothered you? Did you laugh? Cry? Stand on your head? Whatever you did this past week I want to hear it. Writing down all the crazy things that happened over the past week is a good way to deal with stress. As our lives get busier and busier along with it is stress. It is time to let it all out so you can enjoy your weekend. Grab the button code, make your blog post and don’t forget to leave your link with Mr. Linky!


Happy Fourth of July everyone! Are you doing anything exciting? I’m not really doing much. I’m supposed to take the kids over to Grandma and Grandpa’s later this afternoon even though I should be resting. I think we’ll go anyway. Chris is working and he should be making some good money today because it is a holiday.

I would have written this earlier but Conan woke up right after I got done making coffee and I had just turned my lap top on. Now Courtney is up so she is taking care of the kids and I can work a little bit until it is time to get ready to leave.

This week wasn’t too exciting. The kids spent most of their time either at Grandma and Grandpa’s or with their dad so I could rest. And I actually rested a lot more than usual this past week except for Thursday.

Thursday was crazy. Chris was off but he was really grumpy. I don’t know if he was stressing out about something or if I was bothering him (with the pregnancy hormones you never know.) I have no clue what was up his butt.

The kids have a kiddie pool that I bought them last year. It is one of those extra large blow up kind with a slide and toys. They love playing in it. Back in May when I wasn’t on bed rest I took the pool out, sanitized it with antibacterial dish soap and water, blew it up and added some chlorine to the water (we had a terrible algae problem with the pool last year.) This process was time consuming but it had to be done in order for the kids to enjoy their pool for the summer. I also noticed that there were a few holes in it so I bought a patch kit and asked Chris to patch up the holes. I have no idea how to do that with a kiddie pool.

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They used the pool for a few weeks but then we got some weird weather and it rained and cooled off for about a week. The pool sat lonely in a heap in the middle of the yard. It gathered dirt from the kids dumping dirt on it from the garden and just looked terrible. Eventually some of the air also leaked out. When the weather started to get warmer I asked Chris to take care of the pool. I told him that since I did it the last time it was his turn. This was weeks ago.

When I was placed on bed rest the pool still sat in the yard. Again I asked Chris to take care of it. Again it sat for a couple more weeks. The weekend that we had over 100 degree temperatures the pool sat alone in a heap in the middle of the yard. So on Thursday I was sick and tired of it just sitting there. Again I asked Chris to take care of it. He went out into the back yard and I thought that is what he was going to do but instead he got the lawn mower out. Okay, yes the grass over by the garden was getting tall because we run the sprinkler for the garden there every day so that was alright. It only took him about ten minutes to mow that grass but he still refused to set up the kids pool.

I was sick and tired of them whining about wanting to play in their pool so even though I am supposed to be resting guess what I had to do on Thursday? Once again I got out my bucket of warm water and dish soap along with three rags and together Ciara, Conan and I cleaned and set up the pool. I was so angry with Chris that day. But now they have a nice clean pool to play in.

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Guess what? Just this morning I started to feel kicks to my ribs! This is the greatest feeling! I think he finally turned! I have an ob appointment on Monday so hopefully they will have the time to check and see if I am correct. The last time I had an appointment they were so busy that the doctor had to rush through my appointment. But I love the feeling of a kick in the ribs! It is so much better than a kick in the hips.

Okay now it is time for me to vent a little bit about my job. I love my job. I love the fact that I can earn some extra money by doing what I love, writing, researching, learning and networking with other women with similar interests. I love it! But with all jobs you always find something to gripe about. Always.

I am sorry if I offend anyone that does this but I need to get it out of my system. I hate getting e mail replies to comments that I place on other blogs! This past week I received a ton of those and I don’t understand why someone would go through the trouble of doing this. Is all they do is clutter my in box and I end up deleting them.

I also noticed a new trend among bloggers. If they require that you leave your e mail address along with your comment then they send you a link to confirm a subscription to their newsletter. What is up with this! I did not request a subscription to a newsletter! Delete.

So for those of you that are not aware of proper blog commenting etiquette I will give you a quick lesson. When someone leaves a comment on your blog the appropriate thing to do is visit their blog and comment back. If they ask a question about your article on your blog answer them on your blog and or on their blog. We don’t want e mail replies! I get enough e mails in a given day.

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I swear I spend 2-3 hours a day sorting through my e mail. It is a waste of time. I could be doing something to make money during those hours. My blog is my home business and I don’t need clutter to waste my time. My family depends on the income I make from this website.

Okay. I am all done venting. I feel much better. Do you need to vent a little about something? You can use Weekend Reflection as a way to vent about anything that is stressing you out or bothering you.

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  • Andrea , July 8, 2009

    Yeay that your baby turned!!!

    We had a pretty low-key 4th of July, too.

    I'm sorry about the pool situation – I can definitely relate. I get tired of telling my husband to do the same thing. The first few times I am nice and don't make a big deal about it – but after a certain number I reach my limit and usually spaz off at him. The worst thing is when you end up doing whatever it is yourself. . .so hopefully next time he'll do the pool!

    I have only gotten a few comment replies in e-mail but I agree it does seem harder than just commenting back like I am doing here in regards to your comment about Logan's milk-purple business: I'm glad that never happened to you, it was scary!

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