Saturday, April 3, 2010
A Good Day
I don't know if was due to the magic spell cast by General Conference or what, but I had a fabulous day.
It was a huge surprise to me, too, because I woke up at 1 a.m. to pee (I have the world's smallest, weakest bladder, I'm not kidding--I must have to go about 5 times every night) and I could NOT get back to sleep. My mind was racing with everything that I had to get done today, then it turned into everything I have to get done this next week, then it turned into everything that was wrong with my life. I cried some, I watched a little bit of George Lopez from 2-3 a.m., I went the bathroom about 8 times, I even got online and uploaded a video to my last blog post and played some dumb games on Facebook. At about 4 a.m., I tried getting back into bed, but then DH was snoring and the earplugs were no help, so I went down to the couch. I was there until about 5 a.m., when I thought I heard the first waking child get up, so I went back upstairs. There was no child, but since I was upstairs, I decided to try and sleep. I still could not sleep, so when child #1 showed up at 5:30 a.m., I kicked DH and child #1 out of the bedroom and finally fell asleep. Then I dreamed that DH came to wake me up at 9 a.m., which would have made me miss picking up my bountiful basket at the co-op, and I woke up at 6:30 thinking I had missed it.
So you'd think that wouldn't be such a good start to the day.
But, I got up at 7, showered and got ready like it was a normal day. We had breakfast and got the kids ready and then we ALL went to the co-op to pick up the produce (including 8 pounds of strawberries!), then grocery shopping and then home in time for the first session of conference. I stayed awake by cleaning the kitchen and putting things away. Then I finally cut out the sash part of my daughter's dress pattern (finished the rest of the dress on Tuesday) and ironed the edges for that. After the session, we had lunch, put kids down for naps, and then DH and I watched T.V. while we stuffed Easter eggs and the older kids watched a movie downstairs. After that, it was the second session of conference, which I stayed awake through by finishing the sash and dress and then making a whole bunch of strawberry jam.
I did all this in a happy mood all day with the worst pounding headache in my whole head that I've ever had in my life!
After the session, DH went to work and I made dinner, including homemade biscuits, and then we did bathtime and bedtime. Now the kids are in bed (sort of--I hear one of them crying AGAIN), and I am writing this down to remember that I had a good day that started on a bad note. Nobody was grumpy all day long, not even me.
Must have been General Conference's magic mist.