Friday, January 20, 2012

Single Mom Day 3

So my handsome and wonderful BH is still in Germany, eating good pretzels and drinking odd German sodas. Oh, and working. If it's good for the resume, it's good for the family bank account. And it's definitely good for reminding me of how much BH does around the house. (not that I doubted it before, but sometimes it's good to be reminded.)

So yesterday was the first day since I started this blog that I didn't post. (hey, I posted 2 entries the day before!) Yesterday was a bit rough for me. My right pinkie is the same size as my thumb. I'm not sure why, but it certainly doesn't feel good. I was struck by a case of the Monthly Misery while at work. I got stuck at work and picked up the girls late. I had promised HM that we'd make a chicken recipe from her toddler cookbook (thanks again Aminah!!!), but was in NO mood to cook. She really wanted to make those chicken skewers. I was not in a good place. 

But parenting is about making limoncello out of lemons, right? The kids don't care why you're doing fun stuff. They just know it's fun. If I didn't stand up too tall or I didn't breathe too deeply, my midsection didn't hurt too much... And without another adult in the house, there were a lot of leftovers in the fridge. HM is generally ok with delaying something if I promise her something better...

So we had a leftover picnic on the living room floor while watching videos. This flies in the face of everything we do here. 
Eating in the living room?!?!?! 
Watching videos while eating?!?!?! 
Wait, food AND drink in the living room?!?!?! Wow!!!! 
Somehow they were ok with Daddy not joining us for dinner again. And they were ok with Mama lying on the couch (trying not to moan too much.)

So it snowed last night. The girls think this is awesome. We're going out to play in the snow!!!
(ahem, it's called shoveling. Just don't tell them that.)
So I'm off to help put on snow gear. With 1.5 functional hands. Wish me luck.


  1. just remember "RICE" rest your pinky-ice your pinky-compress your pinky and last but not least elevate your pinky! I just relized that I type without using my pinkies! no wonder I got a "C"
    Feel better "pinky" and we all know that some days (esp. once a month) it just "s____s" to be a girl

    1. Ok, I'm practicing pinkie-free typing as I type...

  2. Gosh Joy, sounds like you could use a hand (that just happened, no pun intended). With B off making money, could you indulge and spend a little more?-- get someone over to help out! I wish I could, but I'm also falling apart and Adam is a big ball of slimy germs.

    I agree, when times are rough, throw all the rules out the window. Eat wherever, doing whatever and try to let go off all the things that don't need to get done right away.

    Thanks for the shot-out! The cook books are fun, but hide them when you need to ;)

    1. Thanks Aminah! We're doing ok. I arranged play dates for the evenings I'm not working (like tonight) and we're going to a birthday party tomorrow before Brian comes home. So life is good. I'll just be extra-happy to have him home!