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I’m Not Going to Make It.

in 30 Tiny Moments, General

This blog365 thing is really a HUGE commitment. I hate to fail, so regardless of the fact that I am tired, I will blog anyway. I couldn’t face you all again if I failed the blog365 challenge in February … I KNOW I can make it further than that.

It’s been a really busy day. I had a total of 4 hours of sleep last night. For some strange reason I found it necessary to stay awake to watch Far and Away (Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman). A film that I wasn’t crazy about the first two times I watched it, but for some reason the 3rd time around it was quite fascinating, except for Tom Cruise’s terrible Irish accent –> “You’re a corker, Shannon. What a corker you are” – GAG!

**I am writing frantically – I am not stopping – There is no period, because I am going to give you one long, long, exhausting sentence … here we go –>

I walked the kids to school and took the long route home, I took the long route because I so need to do something about my size (LARGE going on Xlarge), I picked up the sitter, did shipping labels, did laundry, fixed printer, fixed computer, fixed printer, had Mr. MK fix network problem, went to the warehouse, packed orders, counted stock, home to pick up the sitter and Georgia, picked up Sam and Liz from school, dropped the sitter off at her 2nd job, then drove home, made an early supper, checked email, answered customer service issues, fed the kids the early supper (are you tired yet?), did dishes, prepared the kids for an evening at a friends, rendezvous with friend who is watching the children while Mr. MK and I are out a Rotary function, swap cars with friend, in order for her to look after my children and get hers to soccer she needs a bigger vehicle (mine), Georgia falls in large puddle at the car swap and has to be taken home for clean coat, boot, jeans, shirt and to rinse her hair, finish car swap and finally get children to friend (clean and dry), shower, dress, makeup, hair, argue with Mr. MK about his messy ensemble, drive to function, spend 3 hours at rotary function, drive to friends to get children back, visit with friend, pick up tired children, drive home, walk in door, send children to bed, sit down at computer, frantically search through old photo’s looking for one that will work for a ’30 Tiny Moments’, realize that there isn’t one, wish I had take even one picture today, wish I had taken one of Georgia lying in the lake mud puddle, tell myself to quit wishing for things that aren’t going to happen, consider taking pictures now (could push kids in puddle for reenactment), decide not to, realize that I will not post 30 x ’30 Tiny Moments’ 30 days in a row, accept failure (I’m Not Going to Make It), decide to write about it, writing, right NOW.

I’m going to bed … 5:30 comes early.

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27 comments… add one

  • Elizabeth February 26, 2008, 11:51 pm

    What a full day. Wishing you fun mud puddles in the future;)

  • Hannah February 27, 2008, 12:12 am

    I am TIRED reading that!!
    NO WAY could I do the blog365 thing.

    Get some sleep tonight, woman!

    Hannah’s last blog post..Been AWOL

  • Jamie February 27, 2008, 5:50 am

    Sleep is over rated.

    At least that’s what my fourteen month old thinks. sigh.

    Jamie’s last blog post..Melt my heart

  • glittersmama February 27, 2008, 5:59 am

    I need to go back to bed now.

    glittersmama’s last blog post..Snow Day

  • Andria February 27, 2008, 6:35 am

    My, is that alll you did yesterday? *wink, wink*

    Andria’s last blog post..music to my ears

  • Steph February 27, 2008, 6:51 am

    That’s a full day. You deserve some good rest!

  • Kait February 27, 2008, 7:05 am

    Wow- is that a typical day for you? :)

  • Lucy February 27, 2008, 7:09 am

    WOW! That made me tired just reading it. Hope today is a little slower.

  • Andrea February 27, 2008, 7:12 am

    Whew…what a day! At lest you can’t say you were bored I guess…but hey…boredom just goes out the window once you have kids, doesn’t it?!

    Andrea’s last blog post..Wordless Wednesday – ‘lil heartbreaker!

  • Susy-Q February 27, 2008, 7:13 am

    Makes my day look like a breeze!

  • Deb February 27, 2008, 7:57 am

    I feel like going to bed after reading that! :)

    Deb’s last blog post..need a laugh?

  • lace February 27, 2008, 8:20 am

    Ok. I made it through! What a day you had yesterday. A photo of a kid laying in a mud puddle would have been good but I’m glad you didn’t reenact the scene because then you would have had to do the whole cleaning, dry clothes thing again.

    lace’s last blog post..The Business of Being Born

  • Cindi Hoppes February 27, 2008, 8:49 am

    Hi, I bet you are tired! It made me tired just “reading” your post. I hope you get some rest soon…..Cindi

  • katie bowen February 27, 2008, 9:55 am

    being a mom is a tireless job!!!

  • Heather February 27, 2008, 10:16 am

    I know I would never be able to commit to blog365 (maybe 30 tiny moments, but that’s a stretch, too). :) I commend you for trying and realizing that (sometimes) sleep and sanity are more important than commitments (especially commitments to the world of the internet).

  • JaimeS February 27, 2008, 10:48 am

    What a day… sometimes you just have to go with the flow. I can’t help but think it would have been a blast fun for everyone to splash in the puddles. I have days where I’m so overwhelmed and Tala gets into the puddles and I figure why not? All the kids out of the stroller for a good puddle splashing session, into the stroller, home to the couch wrapped up in a blanket and hot cocoa with marshmallows.

    JaimeS’s last blog post..Another Amazing Contest !

  • erin February 27, 2008, 12:24 pm

    Ahhhh, I always know where to come when I need to smile, and you’ve done it again!!! Sounds like quite the busy day/night, and don’t worry: we all fail at one time or another….I don’t think any of us will fault you :-)

    erin’s last blog post..Mommy Doodles Giveaway

  • erin February 27, 2008, 12:25 pm

    Oh, by the way, we got our Sleep Huggers yesterday in the mail, thank you so so much!!! Noah slept the best he’s ever slept last night, I think maybe because he was snug as a bug!!! :-)

    erin’s last blog post..Mommy Doodles Giveaway

  • Naomi February 27, 2008, 12:30 pm

    Roo is finally over her stomach flu, just in time for her 4th birthday week, but now her daddy has it and life just sucks when he’s sick…

    Naomi’s last blog post..Move On Up

  • Jenny M February 27, 2008, 12:44 pm

    Wow- Sounds like a true marathon yesterday! Hope you can catch up on some sleep and refuel with some caffiene today. Motherhood is definitely not for the weak!

  • lace February 27, 2008, 1:21 pm

    Just saw the cutest felt watch and thought of your felt extravaganza going on at your house. You can actually win it right now from the Wee Review ( http://www.theweereview.com/2008/02/evie-ivy-overstreet.html ) or by going to prizey ( http://prizey.blogspot.com/ )to get the link.

    Just thought you might be interested.

    lace’s last blog post..The Business of Being Born

  • Deanne S. February 27, 2008, 1:27 pm

    I need a nap from reading that…

  • Kristian February 27, 2008, 7:49 pm

    such a busy day! i’m impressed that you even bothered to blog after all that!

    Kristian’s last blog post..The baby birthday party

  • Lisa February 27, 2008, 8:24 pm

    Yikes!! I hope you had a moment to rest today.

  • Michelle February 27, 2008, 10:12 pm

    I was tired before I read your post now I am exhausted!!Hope you had a good rest!

  • shelly wagar January 1, 2009, 4:09 pm

    I have had days like this.

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  • Amanda October 5, 2009, 5:56 pm

    Helped me out a bunch, great post!

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