Yesterday was a hard day. I wouldn’t call it a bad day, because there were some good moments, like enjoying a cup of tea during the kids’ nap time and entering and exiting Costco within 25 minutes without my children screaming or throwing samples at people. But it was hard. I woke up an hour late and barely had time to shower and shove food down my childrens’ throats before rushing out the door to make it to Sam’s gymnastics class on time. I didn’t have time to start a fire before we left, so the house was freezing by the time we returned home. The kids were tired today because they shared a room last night for the first night: they spent two hours laughing and playing instead of sleeping and it showed today. After returning home, they had meltdowns and I had to carry two screaming kids up to their respective rooms (not an easy task when you’re 20 weeks pregnant) and practically throw them in their beds. They each took a three hour nap so that sort of made up for the tantrums.
Like I said, it wasn’t a bad day. But it was a hard day. My patience was tested and I found myself walking out of the room a few times to just separate myself from everyone and have a moment of peace and to breath deeply. I was angry and frustrated and just…tired. Maybe it’s the pregnancy. Maybe it’s because I’m not sleeping well because I keep waking up to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. I carry my babies low on my bladder. Lucky me.
The nighttime routine wasn’t so stressful. The kids ate their dinner without much protest and then it was shower time, followed by a few shows. Gabe came home from work around 6:00pm and he cleaned the kitchen while I put the kids in the shower. At bedtime he read them a story and put them in their beds. It was nice having someone there to help, even for a little bit.
Not a bad day. But I’m glad it’s over.
Oh yes, my knitting. The purpose of my Wednesday posts. I was planning on showing off the mystery gift that I’ve been featuring on Instagram this past week but I blocked it at my parents’ place and have yet to pick it up. So maybe next week. Do good intentions excuse me from finishing a Christmas gift three weeks after Christmas? I hope so. I’m sort of in-between projects right now…working on little things here and there. I’m trying to finish the I-cord for Sam’s mittens tonight. At least I can cross that off my list. As you can see, my drawer of green tones is overflowing, so whatever I decide to knit next, it should probably be green.
I wanted to rearrange the kids play room before this baby arrives and I think I did a good job. We had a daybed built for the far right side of the room and after six months of staring at an exposed mattress, I finally managed to pick up some flannel sheets at Target a few days ago. I want to purchase a handmade quilt from Etsy because I think it will add a nice bit of color and give it a more farmhouse-y look. The stackable shelving is from Land of Nod and the adorable bee rug was purchased online from a discount designer site. I think after I add a few pictures to the wall and a throw pillow or two it will be perfect. One room down, five more to go.
What are you working on this week, my friends? Any projects on the books, knitting or otherwise?
((hugs)) mama…..those days are hard. nothing to do but muck through and know there’s a new day tomorrow! that bee rug…woohoo…that is a cute rug! I was also eyeballing that drawer of green. so pretty. thats a gorgeous stash. Happy Wednesday….here’s to hoping that it flows more smoothly!
Thanks, Jeanette. Mucking through is exactly what I did. just glad it’s over! Thanks for the encouragement. Littles can be exhausting but I wouldn’t trade them for the world, obviously.
I’ll have to pick something fun with my green yarn. So many possibilities!
I’m still working on my husband’s knit Christmas gift – a stocking to be hung by our fire. And I don’t even have the excuse of little ones to watch after! The stocking is being knit on size 1 needles so it’s slow going – not to mention that I had to keep it hidden from him before Christmas. Now there’s no excuse not to get it done.
It’s nice to know I’m not alone! Good luck on your project.
Oh Sarah, that sounds like a tiring day. But wow, you are achieving so much right now, the play room looks totally great. Love that rug, what a pop of colour. Green is one of my favourite yarn colours so I’m looking forward to seeing your next few green projects! The mittens are gorgeous too. Look after yourself and that precious bump x
Thank you, Tania. Today has been much better, and I’m so grateful. Your kind words were very appreciated yesterday. It’s so nice to have the support of such wonderful people like yourself. Knitting does bring people together!
Oh, we’ve all been there as you know. I’m hoping that today was a better day for you with perhaps a few quiet minutes just for yourself 🙂
Thank you, Caroline. The next day was much better!
We all have those days, and it’s a comfort to know there is a tomorrow.
The little mittens are adorable. The overflowing yarn drawer is a delight.
May I ask where you found the bee rug? My husband keeps bees.
Thank you for the compliments! I’m so glad you like the bee rug; our kids just get such a kick out of it. The brand is Momeni and you can find it in various stores on line but here is a link to one in particular:
I remember when mine was little.
It does give your patience a go around now and then. However, looking back, I do dearly miss those times of little ones at your feet.
Love that bee rug, so cute!