Monday, January 30, 2012

5 ways not to start your Monday morning

1. Discover that the White Chicken Chili that you put in the slow cooker is still there ... completely uncooked. I swear that I turned it on - I heard the beep-beep-beep as I set it - yet the chicken showed no signs of being cooked. I guess I won't be following my menu this week. Thank goodness I had a serving of Daily Garnish's Indian-Spiced Chili and a stockpile of Smart Ones in the freezer to get me through the week.

2. Learn that your dog has found the hole in the fence again. There is one spot where Denali can sneak through some brush and get out. And that's just what he did at 5:30 this morning. I had to go over into the neighbor's yard in my bath robe and Mark's sneakers with some vanilla wafers to lure him back home.

3. Have your hands full with an inconsolable baby. Miles didn't want to eat. He didn't want to be held. He didn't want to watch "Sesame Streets" on DVD. All he wanted to do was scream and writhe. And, before you ask, yes. Yes, he's teething. He has two little sharp ones poking through the gums but they aren't all the way in. Thank heavens I found the whiskey Baby Orajel. After 45 minutes, I got him to take a bottle and a short nap.

Side note: When I came down from putting Miles in his crib, I found Denali chewing the Orajel I guess I no longer have that in my arsenal.

4. Find that your legs rival that of your dog's in terms of fuzziness. Not so much a problem unless you are planning to wear a skirt to work. Which I was. I considered throwing on some tights and letting the itchy hair poke through but Miles' nap (albeit brief) gave me just enough time to bathe and shave.

5. Realize that you'll get nothing accomplished on your rest day because the morning rivals the weekend's Mizpah Shrine Circus. Really, who needs a tiger jumping through flaming hoops when you have a fiery red head spewing oatmeal across the room?


14 comments:

  1. It can be rough having a baby and trying to do everything else life requires of us. But enjoy these times with your baby while they last. They grow so fast. Mine are all grown and I was looking at pictures of them when they were babies last night and I sure miss them being babies.
    Blessings

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  2. Mama said there'd be days like this....I hope your week gets better. Some days you just wanna crawl back in bed.

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  3. Nobody enjoys cranky teething time!! Not the baby, not the mama, nobody. But thankfully it will pass, and things will get easier. Hang in there! :)

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  4. so tough...I feel for you. hopefully you got all the crud out of the way this morning, and the rest of your week will be stellar!

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  6. You have definitely had a crappy morning! I can sympathize with you on the soup though. I made your Unstuffed Pepper Soup that you posted in Dec. the other day and that night it was delicious, but the next day for lunch it wouldn't heat up. It would have helped if I had the darn thing plugged in! Don't worry tomorrow is another day...Yikes!

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  7. I feel ya - I *try* to think that one day I may even miss "those" days! Then, kind of like running, I tend to do a mental countdown until it's time for something that I will enjoy.

    Oh also, in terms of getting Miles to eat more - you can try freezing cubes of banana + cereal (or whatever fruit/cereal combo) and them putting them in one of those mesh teethers. Brielle loved those!

    Oh yea, also try to add spices to their baby food - cinnamon works wonders! Once they get into more different types of food, you can also blend up whatever you're eating. I think it helps develop their taste buds. I mean, when given the choice I know I wouldn't want to eat mushy no-taste cereal, right?

    Good luck!!!

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  8. I am in love with your son. He makes the best faces!

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  9. Do you have gripe water for Miles? If not try it!

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  10. Man- that sounds like a VERY rough start to your day, to your week, to your week that's already going to be a bit "off". Hugs friend! Hoping Tuesday is better!

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  11. Love that picture of Miles even though he's got the crazy eyes going on. What a cutie!

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  12. I'm sorry it was a rough start!

    I found that freezing a damp washcloth (ten minutes or so) and giving it to my son helped him during the teething process.

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