Thursday, October 2, 2008


(More than you ever wanted to know...)

7:15 ::Woke up. Took more Ibuprofen for cramps and back muscle pain.

7:45 ::Got up when it became obvious that I wasn't going back to sleep.

Took shower. Made bed.

Couldn't stand the quiet. Put on Princess Bride for company. PERFECT!!
Bagel with cream cheese, OJ, and vitamins for breakfast. Huge smile on my face from all the quotable lines in the movie.

Computer time. Laundry. Dishes.
(Not perfect, but much, much better.)
Finished getting ready.

10:15 ::Headed to hospital for chest xrays. (Put my new phone in my purse. Leif threw my other phone in the bathtub. The new one Russ purchased for me has military specs. Indestructible, hopefully.)

(Gray, misty day.)
Got xrays done. Picked up book I left at the doctor's office yesterday.

Target (again), Craft Store.
Went to my favorite local pizza joint. Finished Deconstructing Penguins.
1:00 ::Home for more Ibuprofen.

More laundry. Put paper in glass cabinet doors.(I started keeping all my extra decorating stuff in the cabinet, but the cluttered look was killing me.)
(I don't like seeing the edges of the paper, but it will do for now. Maybe I'll re-do it some day with wrapping paper or fabric.)
Got together supplies for Spartan toga costumes. (Finally picked up the leather cord while at the craft store.)Computer time. Cleaned up stacks of paper on the kitchen counter. More computer time.The Princess Bride is playing for the third time. I don't know what to do with myself. I decide to clean up the playroom. (Ugh.)
4:00 ::Shan arrives with the big boys. We chat. Levi gets ready for TKD. Shan takes him to class and Luke on errands. Doctor's office calls and said xrays are negative. (See, all in my head.) I finish cleanining up the playroom.
(Yes, the walls are a mess. I have some decorating ideas for this room, but it is not even close to the priority list right now.)
5:00 ::Head out to pick up Leif. Chat with mom and dad for a little bit.

5:30 ::Back home. Put on a show for Leif and thaw chicken for dinner. I call Russ to make sure he can pick Levi up. He sounds groggy and tells me that he was taking a nap under his desk at work. Hmm. I can't believe it took this long for the nasty cold to hit him. At least he's smart enough to take a power nap rather than drive home tired...

6:15 ::Shannon comes back with Luke. Leif gets his finger smashed in a door.

7:00 ::Russ arrives home with Levi. We sit down for chicken, cheesy broccoli and cauliflower, and bread.

7:30 ::Boys get into their jammies, brush their teeth, and snuggle on the couch with daddy to watch a few minutes of Penelope.
8:30 ::Luke reads a couple little books to me. Levi reads to himself.
Boys in bed. Ahhhhhh.
9:00 ::I clean up the kitchen from dinner. Do dishes. (Okay, I did leave the pans to 'soak.') Run the dishwasher. Luke won't stay in bed.
9:30 ::I post on my blog and head to bed. Maybe I'll read for a couple minutes before falling asleep....


Beth@Pages of Our Life said...

Its amazing how much a mother has to do every day....Reading your post makes me tired and yet its what I do too...every day! Thankfully I do love the quick escapes on the computer. :-)

Thanks, for showing us a peek into your "real life". I hope you all get to feeling better soon!

Sarah at SmallWorld said...

I am loving your posts this week! And I am a horribly person but I feel so relieve seeing that you have messy rooms, too!

Anonymous said...

hope you are feeling better today. And, thanks for sharing your day - it made me feel not so alone in the everyday life of a mom.

Shell in your Pocket said...

It's 7:50 am and this schedule makes me so tired...where is my bed? It's amazing what we all do in ONE day!
-Sandy toes

Luke Holzmann said...

Ah, The Princess Bride. Fantastic movie.


Anonymous said...

oh, heidi. i'm so sorry you're still not feeling well. just because they can't find something specific wrong, doesn't mean it's all in your head. it takes lots of nights of a good night sleep to make up for years of sleep deprivation, and many of your aches/pains could just be from that. don't let your heart be troubled, friend. praying for you on the east coast-

Unknown said...

Don't you just love those movies certain movies you can play in the background while not even watching and still enjoy it all?! Mine are Newsies, Princess Bride, Anne of Green Gables, Guys and Dolls, and many more...

Hope that your whole family is well again soon!

Ash said...

It's inconceivable to me that you got all that done in one day.

Hope the weekend brings the rest you need and deserve!


Anonymous said...

Can I borrow Shan? Pretty please with a cherry on top!!!!! :)

Sleep-Deprived said...

Bless you for putting up that kitchen/laundry shot. Seriously, I really appreciate it! I just walked through my house (utter disaster that it is) and was so discouraged! (I had two rooms painted this week, and our entire closet is in our youngest boy's room, and he's in with his brothers), our daughter's room was also painted, and 1/2 her stuff is in brother's room too. I don't have a single "neat" area (well, my empty closet) in the house. I thought to myself, "how many people have been over at my house this week?" (answer at least four I can think of - aside from our family of course)...and I shuttered when I looked around. What must they have thought of this wreck?!?

Thanks for not putting up a perfectly straight, magazine-perfect house :) At least not today!

Elise said...

Hi Heidi

What a week, I am sorry to hear that illness and sleepless nights have been lurking around. I sincerely hope and pray that answers can be found to explain your health complaints and that you feel well again soon. I do not believe for a second that it is all in your head.

Try to be kind to yourself and know that I am thinking of you.

Lots of love

Lora @ my blessed life said...

Whew, that was one long day for you! I'm glad you were able to get to be fairly early. I pray you're feeling better soon!

Heidi said...

Luke~ Yes, I think it is truly the most quotable movie I have ever watched. A classic every family should own!

Jodi~ Thank you so much for your kindness!! I've been thinking about you, too. I know this has been a tough year, and I wondered how your transitions were going. Maybe I'll shoot off an email to you.

Kiley~ The movies where you can follow the dialog and picture every scene without watching... Those are the best for keeping one company!! Anne of Green Gables is another favorite.

Kelsey~ I'm pretty lucky, aren't I?!

Thanks for all the kind words, everyone! You never fail to make my day. I'm glad a few of you appreciated the messy house pictures. :)

April said...

Amazing how that messy playroom will be transformed into the Princess Tower in a few years. :)