Tuesday, December 30, 2008

I like to blog even when I don't have internet

I brought my laptop to Kentucky, because John's dad informed us that he had wireless internet. But there was some confusion, and I was unable to get on the internet. Since I still wanted to document the trip, I decided to type entries into Word to post later. Enjoy...

December 20th
Mama is losing her mind. I somehow forgot that other people's lives do not revolve around nap schedules. Other people have sheer curtains on their windows, letting in tons of light during nap time. Other people have nice furniture, which babies love to ruin. Other people do not get up at 6 am everyday. We are here, but things are not good. My kids won't nap. AT ALL. I am not sleeping well - the bed is too soft, the pillows are too fluffy, and my room is too warm. My head is pounding. My kids are screaming. Our nine day adventure may have just turned into a 4 days romp. Mama is losing her mind.

December 25th
Christmas was CRAZY. My kids got so many gifts that I am not sure where we are going to put them when we get home. Actually, I am not sure how we are going to get them all into our van. My mother went OVERBOARD. She spent so much money on gifts, that I felt bad for not buying her more. Actually everyone bought the kids too many gifts. I'll have to take a picture of all the loot.

Things are much better in the napping department. The kids have settled into a more predictable schedule. But regardless, I am ready to go home. I am tired Internet. VERY TIRED. I am not sleeping well, we are on the go all day, and I am sick of being around my relatives CONSTANTLY. I long for peace and quiet. I long for pointless trips to Target. I long for my comfy couch. I long for our playroom. I long for home.

December 26th
I think my MIL is getting sick of us. Today she commented that they "needed a break from the kids." I understand this need, but I thought that it was rude to actually say it. So now I am feeling the need to leave the house even more. Ugh. My kids are being run ragged.

Today is the anniversary of when John and I started dating. We have been together for 11 years! Tonight we are going to go eat at the restaurant where we first met. So romantic!

December 27th
John is spending the day with some friends, so I am spending it with family. At first I was pissed that John wanted to hang out with his friends, while I NEVER get a moment's peace, but now I am kind of glad. I can go spend the entire day with my family, without hearing him bitch and moan.

Update: John's plans with his friend fell through, so he ended up spending the day with my family. It was actually a blessing, because Porgie has caught a stomach flu. Over the course of the day, she vomited 3 times. Her fever is really high, so I think we might pack up and leave tomorrow.

December 28th
Going home...

25 comments:

Jiff said...

Wow. That WAS rude to say it! Hope you get settled back into your routine SOON and things get back to normal, and Porgie poo gets better.

And pointless trips to Target... go NOW... xmas stuff is on clearance!!

dani said...

i hope you were able to visit with your grandmother somewhere along the way, christy!!! poor little porgie, i should have warned you about that virus; it almost shut the schools down here right before Christmas. katherine did go the last day because of the virus... she had fever for 9 days; and her doctor said it was very contagious...
as for in-laws??? many have no problem being rude, unfortunately:/
love,
dani
ps happy "anniversary" to you and john:D

Madge said...

oh girl. traveling with babies/toddlers/kids -- NOT FUN. Christmas with family -- NOT FUN (at least not most of the time.

pointless trips to Target -- best thing in the world....

Mama Kalila said...

Wow... That sounds rough. I'm so sorry Porgie got sick... I hope she's doing better! (and I agree that comment was rude..)

Eva said...

Glad you are back!

Kate Coveny Hood said...

I'm tired just reading that. Now I want to go take a nap in my SOFT, FLUFFY bed. (the fluffier the better - I say...)

Mama Smurf said...

I can't believe she actually said that!

Nancy said...

Sorry your xmas trip was stressful. How neat that you and your husband got to go eat at that restaurant. :D Sorry your little one got sick.. :( No fun.

What a commitment to blogging you have... :D so nice of you to keep track and post it now! I'm so impressed. I'm making you my blog of the day. If you want to pick up an award button, there's one on the right sidebar of my blog.

Clare said...

oh that sounds like an interesting/terrible visit!! i hope that you are all feeling better! i have driven home from PA with bradley when he was throwing up, not fun!! we decided to stay home this christmas. if you want to see us, come to our house and bradley can sleep in his bed. some people came, and some didn't it was great for us though!

Greg said...

Good to have you back in bloggy land!!! Sounds like you had a rough trip. Hope things are back to normal!!

chris said...

Hope your trip home was okay. I loved your comment about nap schedules and sheer curtains. Moving the pack-n-play in and out of dark rooms and covering windows with towels seemed to be our naptime theme.

Z's Mom said...

Wow!!!! I guess I'm not the only one that is glad Christmas is over. I hope Porgie is feeling better. I hope you are getting rest. I hope you got all of their gifts home. I hope your New Years is better! There is NO place like home!!!! Now, go click your heels together and go to bed!

Becks said...

I totally get the comment that other people have sheer curtains, it sucks! It is so hard to get babies to nap at someone elses house. Especially when the house isn't baby proof and you are constantly watching their every move..thank God for playrooms at home!!

Can I just bitch and moan one more time...I wanna go to Target:( Stupid Canada.

Awake said...

have a safe trip back!

MarvelousMOM said...

I can't believe that your MIL said that! Wow... I am sorry that Porgie was sick and hope she feels better and that you have/had a safe trip back. Congrats on 11yrs. That is so wonderful.

It would definitely be hard to be away from home for that long.

Amanda said...

It's good to get away, but it's even nicer to get back home!
Hope Porgie is feeling better.
l,
Amanda x

Carrie said...

Welcome home! I hope the drive wasn't too bad with a sick Porgie. Big Hugs!

Ya know, if the MIL needed a break from the kids, why didn't they leave? It's their house, in their town, surely they had friends to go visit......

Tabitha said...

Hi there Christy ~ just wanted to wish you all a very happy new year ~ hope 2009 brings you lots of love, luck and happiess.
I look forward to following your adventures in Cakerwakerville in 2009.
love and hugs Tabitha XXX

TEACHBROECK said...

you are a freaking TROOPER! K had the flu...only lasted 24 hours I hope it is the same for your little one!

Dana said...

sorry about POrgie getting the bug.. that's crappy... but i love that you still journaled about your trip even though you couldn't get online... glad to have you back..


and a happy new year to you and yours!!!

Lainey-Paney said...

that was rude to say.

Lainey-Paney said...

possible retort: "Oh, really? A break from the kids? Does that mean that you aren't going to watch them tonight so we can go to a movie? Hubby said you were."

...or....
"yeah, we'd probably be more comfortable in a hotel anyway. You know---they're so much cleaner than (raise eyebrows, look around)...well, you must know. Afterall, you have to live here."


...I'm such a B....

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Danielle said...

you crack me up! sorry parts of the trip were a bust. E will not nap anywhere but home for the most part either! I hope Progie is feeling better!!

Nellie said...

Oh dear. What a week. I hear ya about other people NOT catering to a child's schedule... that really pisses me off.

I can't believe your MIL said that about needing a break from the kids... how insensitive. Wow.
And now the stomach flu... is it evil of me to wish it on you MIL?!

I hope you are already home. I heart Target trips to!