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Weekend Reflection #62 | Time for me to Vent

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!

A lot of my readers have their own meme’s to vent on. Well, this is mine.

I’ve had a rough week but today was the worst. My bed is getting more and more uncomfortable because the mattress is so hard. It is adding extra pressure on my hip and I wake up so sore. So this morning I got up around 6am tired, and sore and crashed on the more comfortable, soft, couch. But an hour later Conan woke up and was whiny for nearly an hour.

When my husband got up around 8 I begged for him to help me with the kids. (Ciara was up by then) He doesn’t have to be to work until 10 so I thought he had plenty of time. Well, he didn’t help out hardly at all and left me at 8:30 with three tired and cranky kids. Guess who else was tired and cranky? Yours truly.

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Courtney and I got our showers in by 10am but that was when the screaming began. I was trying to edit my new template but couldn’t concentrate because all three kids were making way too much noise. Chris had asked Courtney to do the dishes so I told her over and over again that she should start them. When she finally agreed to starting the dishes it took her 20 minutes to get off of her butt and get her hands wet!

Meanwhile the kids were being naughty. Conan decided to wrestle with my cat but the cat won. So I had to tend to a little boy with blood dripping off if his face. And I had to fight with him to keep his band aids on. I won and he kept them on for about four hours. Sorry I don’t have any photos.

Ciara was acting like a little devil like usual. After she took a shower she refused to put her clothes on. Then she took Conan’s pull up off so they were both running around in their birthday suits. I was way too tired and impatient by then to do anything about it.

I was also a little upset with Chris because I asked him to get things ready for the baby for me on his days off. Yes I am nesting and ready for my baby, but the house is not! This morning the new bassinet was still in it’s box, the baby swing is nowhere to be found and I hadn’t even begun to pack my bag. So I called my father in law to help me out.

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Of course, when he got here all three kids were acting like little angels. I put the bassinet together with a little help from Courtney. My father in law tried to find the baby swing but couldn’t. At least the little ones got a nap in when he took them with him to the storage facility.

Now it is 6:15pm and the kids are playing nicely with the noisy toys. The bassinet is together, the swing still is nowhere to be found, and I have a bag packed for CJ. I’ll have to pack a bag for myself tomorrow when I will be alone! The kids are going to Grandma and Grandpa’s. Thank goodness!

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Cascia Talbert

Cascia Talbert is a devout Catholic, mother of five children, health and fitness enthusiast and positive parenting supporter. She is also the founder of the award winning online health, fitness, parenting and Christian faith magazine for moms, the Healthy Moms Magazine. She lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, five children and one spoiled cat. Her hobbies include gardening, country music, running, and playing her flute. Check out her first book, "Taking Care of your Family's Health and Well-being, Saints to Turn to and the Catholic Faith," available exclusively on Amazon.

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7 Comments

  1. blueviolet July 12, 2009

    Well, at least you know tomorrow you can rest, relax and catch up!

  2. Brooke July 12, 2009

    Sounds like someone needs a hug and some good quiet time.. plus a nice long soak in the tub without worrying about having anything to do but just relax… hope tomorrow is a better day for you…

  3. Caroline July 12, 2009

    Oh sweetie…my heart goes out to you on this one! My kiddos start getting all wound up at the worst possible times too…before bed! At least you FIL came over to help…how nice. GOod Luck getting everything together for the special day 🙂 Caroline *smilinggreenmom

  4. Cascia July 12, 2009

    Thank you so much for your kind words. Today will be a better day.

    My sister in law called me last night and reminded me that she is hosting this party where a lady comes out and takes photos of your children. Well the lady also wants to take pregnancy photos of me and this other girl who is due about a month after I am.

    The party is this afternoon so I told her I would be there. But I slept on the couch last night and feel great this morning!

  5. godsown July 13, 2009

    hi Cascia
    Hope you feel better and that the photo shoot went fine….
    I could not come with my IE on your website, already for some weeks ……But reading it in my google reader went oke…So this morning download Mozilla Firefox to look if i can open your website in it,and it worked. So here is my comment again
    Take Care
    Blessings
    Bernice

  6. Cascia July 13, 2009

    Thank you for stopping by, Bernice. The photo shoot went just fine. The kids had a lot of fun playing with their cousins and she got some pregnancy photos of me. That was fun.

    Today I have my ob appointment and then hopefully I will be able to work this afternoon, although I was up half the night with contractions, so we'll see.

    Yes, Healthy Moms and most blogs work best with Firefox. If you are an avid blog reader I recommend that you download Firefox.

  7. Andrea July 14, 2009

    Yeay for the kids going to Grandma & Grandpa's! Logan was at my parents' over the weekend, too, and I feel so much more relaxed & rejuviated now. I'm glad it sounds like you feel better, too. I hope you share the photos! 🙂