Friday, February 15, 2013

so i just wanted to tell you....

yes, all of my faithful readers... oh wait, i don't think i have one reader anymore, but still. i wanted to tell you, that this week i have done a couple of things that are sort of awesome and a few more things that were rather awkward. Here we go:

1. I fell down twice this week. TWICE!!!! the first time i was rushing down the drive-way, wheeling the fullest garbage ever (because they hadn't picked it up in 2 weeks), to try and actually get it on the curb before the garbage truck drove up. So as i am dashing in my slippers I feel my feet go right under me, luckily i caught myself and totally avoided injury (high five, sav!). I was totally relieved that the rest of my responsible neighbors took their garbage cans out the night before and i had no witnesses, awesome, right? Wrong, just then i here my neighbor's door swing open, and he hollers to me, "savannah! you ok?" in a truly concerned voice.....

the second time wasn't nearly as humiliating, because at least no one saw it and i kind of caught myself before i hit the ground. i did however twist both my ankles just enough that driving was a little, shall we say, awkard?

2. I bucked up and asked my neighbor if she would want to trade babysitting once a week, and she said yes! So i watched her kids while she ran errands, and i went off to a blissful hour of yoga at weber state. it was really kind of wonderful. i hadn't done yoga since high school, for those of you who can't count, that is twelve years. my downward dog needed some serious adjustments and luckily my instructor was nice enough to help me a couple of times. we are going to keep doing it and i am so happy to kind of have an hour to myself.

3. i have yelled at my kids, (really my kid), so much this week. i feel like a terrible mom, i don't know why i am feeling so short with him. i just feel irritable and he knows how to push my buttons. but still i need to find a better way to get my point across to him that makes us both feel better. :( ideas anyone? We were doing a sticker chart but it just doesn't have the same incentive as it used to.

4. we moved bedrooms, and i mean we totally rearranged our house! reese moved upstairs to our room, we moved to the extra downstairs bedroom and made his downstairs bedroom a playroom. things are still a little bit of a mess, like, there  is so much crap stuffed under my stairs i am surprised the door hasn't busted open. but so far i think it will be a good change. it's a little weird to have my kids so far away, but i think it will make life easier on reese. except AFTER we moved him upstairs he told us he wasn't scared anymore and he liked his bedroom down there, i think he just wants to be close to his momma and dad! little stinker.

so there's my list. there is my week. and it felt good to write about it.


Jill said...

Hey I read still! That is awesome you have someone to trade babysitting with, yoga is a lovely break ;)

As far as yelling at kids, what is a good way to deal with that, umm alcohol or if you are trying to keep your temple recommend you can always go with an SSRI! I am joking, sort of. I am always a little more short with my kids when I am cooped up in the winter time. I am sure you are yelling less than you think, and being more sweet than you give yourself credit for. One thing that helps me not to yell at my kids is to think of them as wild animals and I am a wild animal trainer. So I just smile and send them to their rooms, and try to chill. Doesn't always work, but I try to not take whatever too personal. Trust me though I yell at my kids too, then feel guilty about it later. I think it is a normal mom thing... at least I hope!

Your hair looks super cute by the way, wishing your family well!

Whitney said...

Embarrassing things happen to all of us! It doesn't make it any less embarrassing though ;-). I always love hearing about those kinds of things, because it doesn't myself feel so bad when those things happen to me. Good job with the yoga and working out! I can't wait to do a Bikram class with your!

Mindy Wilson said...

I read this! I never read blogs anymore. I update mine just enough to make a blog journal out of it but I dont think I have even told anyone about my new blog. Love you to death even though we NEVER see each other anymore.