Yesterday [Sunday] was a long day. At the end of it, I couldn't help but wonder if it was a sign of things to come. So far, it was.
Sunday was church from 7:30am to 12:30pm. Usually, I come home and crash for the afternoon. It's amazing how much physical and emotional energy are drained for a pastor (and I'm not even ministering from the platform) on a typical Sunday. One of my college professors taught about "Monday morning blues" that pastors experience after the emotional high of a Sunday.
But there was no crashing to be had. My sister broke her phone and we were adding her to our plan so she could get an iPhone (I'm excited to have another in the family!). So off to AT&T I went for the phone. Then to Target to look for inexpensive bedding for the girls (yay, found comforters and a sham for $30 per set). While at Target the AT&T girl called me because she had neglected to put the phone back into the box. So I returned to AT&T, and finally headed home.
My wonderful friend was just a 30 minute drive away (instead of 60+) and she had brought my new crib bedding! We gave the kids a quick and early dinner and headed out to see our friends briefly and exchange goods. Bean is always amazed when we get together because I always have to stuff give her and return to her, but I still end up coming home with more! Since my children are a year behind hers, she passes a lot on to me.
I absolutely love the new bedding! It's pefect and deserves a whole post of it's own later this week. If you haven't had a sneak peak yet, check it out my recent Tweet.
By the time we got home, got the kids in bed, it was time to do lunches and prepare bottles and all that fun stuff. A LONG day (although good).
Yeah, so today. I was up early this morning, but still had trouble making it out of the house on time. Which meant I forgot my lunch and decided to go back for it after dropping off Miss Rose. When I leave the house I have to make sure we have Miss Rose's backpack (complete with lunch & folder), my purse, my pump with all necessary parts inside, my lunch AND the diaper bag complete with bottles and baby food and changes of clothes.
At lunchtime we got a call that Miss Rose had a fever at school and was being picked up by Grammie. Bean, my amazing husband and father of my children, left work and took her home in case she was super sick and contagious. She crashed for 90 minutes (SO unusual) and would have kept sleeping if Bean hadn't woken her. She seems okay now and her fever hasn't returned. But school policy says she can't go to school tomorrow.
Tonight was a typical night. Well, the Broncos were on TV, so the whole goal of the evening was making sure Bean got to watch some of the game. I will probably never get over the guilt that Bean was being Superdad during the 2009 Super Bowl, which was supposedly one of the best games of all time. It was days after my c-section and the circus was in FULL effect and he got to watch very little of the game.
It was just a long full day. And I'm expecting more of it in days to come. I'm looking forward to the Thanksgiving weekend for a little repreive to the in and out of every day.
I'm heading to bed early tonight. I'll be waking in the wee hours to pump and make sure my wee babe has the milk she needs. And hopefully waking a few hours after that to get my exercise on, because my back is KILLING me and I need regular exercise to strengthen it and my core.
Yup. It's going to be one of those weeks.
(although I am looking forward to getting a new sling in the mail to help with the clingy baby, and Gracie is peeing again after days of fighting it and having accidents!)
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