Welcome to the first Saturday edition of GoBloMeMoFo. Creative juices are dried up so I thought I’d liveblog my day.
Please beware of drool on the keyboard when you fall asleep. Moisture and keyboards are not friends.
12:00 AM…I’m sleeping.
12:30 AM…Still sleeping.
(Just kidding. I mean, I was indeed sleeping at those times, but I’m not going to do hourly updates. Sheesh.)
Just when I’ve finally somehow managed to get both children sleeping until about 7:30, the time change is upon us and all sleep progress we’ve made will be flushed down the toilet. HEAVY sigh. Our plans for the day are to wear out Carson as much as we can, keep him up past his regular bedtime and pray that he’ll magically adapt.
Dear sweet jeebus, please, please, please don’t let this time change screw up our happy lives with cranky toddlers/infants who find themselves unable to sleep past 5 AM. Amen. And one more thing, I’d like to have lots of money. And world peace. Amen.
Today we’re going to Greekfest with intentions of eating gyros and loukoumades washed down with gallons of ouzo. Opa! (Not really the ouzo, ew, but gyros and loukoumades…mmmmmm.) Before we can go, it’s imperative that I vacuum. Dog hair has taken over my home and is staying up all hours of the night and drinking all the beer we have in the house.
So far this liveblogging is fascinating. And quite possibly a surefire way to put you right to sleep. Please come back later to hear about 1) Greekfest, 2) Vacuuming, 3) Attempts to wear Carson out, 4) Pictures!
10:22 We’re supposed to leave for Greekfest in 8 minutes. Very unlikely to happen since I’ve just started nursing Ella and have yet to get the diaper bag ready [remember to pack diapers, wipes, snacks, extra clothes, bib, spoon, stage 1 applesauce, cell phone, cash] and Carson is throwing a tantrum and Tate hasn’t even showered. Stayed tuned for more! Thrilling! Updates!
1:55 We’ve (already) returned from Greekfest and I’m feeling quite cross. For all the trouble we went through just to get ourselves out of the door, swing by the ATM, endure non-stop Thomas the Train DVD’s, park, and walk, I’m rather irritated that all we did was eat. We went with another family and (I hate to call them cheap, so I’ll call them “thrifty. But when you see the word “thrifty,” know that I really mean cheap…) they are thrifty. We ate mmm, mmm, mmm delicioso greek dinner plates with orzo, Greek salad, lamb, green beans, pastichio, and spanikopita. After eating, we went over to the children’s play area. Our thrifty friends did not wish to pay $5 per child, so we left. The end.
I hope my mood improves or the remaining post will look as if Debbie Downer commandeered my blog.
To cheer myself up, I’m going to go eat my baklava now.
6:06 Baklava and retail therapy (and comments!) does a body good. I know better than to step foot inside those discount stores like Fred’s or Dollar General. Cleaning products! $1!! Hangers! $1!! Laundry Basket $2.49!! Storage bins! 2/$4!! I just can’t stop myself in those places. I get up to the checkout and suddenly I’ve spent $20 on a bunch of plastic stuff.
The best part of my shopping trip, though, was at Sears Essentials here in Shitty Town, AL. Guess what I got?
This now concludes the exclamation point laden part of this post. Thank you for reading.
See ya later alligators.
9:15 Pictures! Of new clothes! You asked, I produce.
I did everything in my power to look as skinny as possible. Per the advice of Stacy and Clinton, I bought dark wash jeans (2 pair), straight leg, lower rise. The shirts are slightly fitted, not too tight, not too brown. All purchased on sale at Sears. The shirts were $10 each and the jeans were $24.99 each.
10:12 I’m going to finish my glass of wine then I’m going to bed.
This concludes Saturday’s liveblogging.