Thursday, February 24, 2011

To Do

Ever feel like you'll never get caught up on what you need to do?

I used to make to-do lists, and I found great joy in crossing off the tasks as I completed them. Lists always seemed to help me be more productive.

Being productive? What's that?

My to-do lists never seem to ever get any shorter anymore. I can't tell you the last time I actually was able to cross more than one or two things off of them.

For the last 7 months, my whole world has been taking care of the twins. I try to keep up with the house the best I can, but I'll be honest, for the first 3 months of their lives if I got the dishwasher loaded, I considered it to be a good day! The feedings, changings, and comforting never ends. As soon as one is happy, the other inevitably melts down. And sleep? What's that?

I was really starting to doubt that I could handle this...

Yesterday was a breakthrough day.

Somehow I managed to get things that weren't baby related done. After our morning routine of feeding, changing and playing, I loaded everyone up and we started running errands. We headed to the post office to mail out Miss O.'s birthday invitations, ran through the credit union's drive thru to pay the car payment, and headed into the bank to open accounts for the twins.

I know it doesn't sound like much, but for me it was amazing!

Being able to get out of the house and complete things with the babies gave me pride. I know that I've been suffering from "cabin fever", it's just been too cold or snowy to take the kids out. M. tries to help by offering to go to the store and do stuff for me. That's wonderful, but after a while I feel like I don't accomplish anything, you know?

Spring can't get here soon enough...

Tuesday, February 15, 2011



Anyone still out there?

I have been a horrible blogger lately.

Honestly, I can't believe it's been over a month since I sat down and typed.

Sickness has been in the house of Not The Path I Chose...lots of sickness.

It started 3 weeks ago, when Miss O. came down with a fever that I couldn't get to break. Almost a week and 2 doctor visits later, she was diagnoised with strep throat. The poor little girl still isn't her energetic self.

About a week into Miss O. feeling cruddy, Big Boy started to have a runny nose and low fever. At first, I thought he was just teething, but then he started waking up multiple times a night and not wanting to eat. Poor little guy was just miserable, full of congestion and not happy. That lasted about a week and a half...he's still waking up in the middle of the night, but overall is eating again and feeling better.

Now...I've got the crud.

Since last Tuesday, I've had the weirdest cold ever. It started with a headache, body aches, and scratchy throat. Then my ears started to hurt and the throat became sore. I can't get enough sleep. Mornings are better, I feel almost normal but by 4, 5 o'clock in the evening it hurts to swallow and my ears ache. I'm trying to tough it out, but I really just want to feel normal again.

I'm reading blogs, but struggling to find time to comment. I was even given an award, that I've yet to find a way to sit down, share and pass along. My goal is to catch up soon and try to stay ahead of the game.

So, how are you?