Read at your own risk today!
I am in such a bad mood today. I don’t even know exactly why. It’s just one of those days.
We’re getting yet another major snow storm. It’s kind of fun to be snowed in, but it’s also a pain because I really wanted to get to Walmart for a couple of last minute Christmas things and I don’t think I’ll make it before Christmas now (remember the whole one car thing? Yeah that.)
We had a small snow storm on Wednesday that left about 3-4″. Then Friday, a major storm that left about a foot. Now it’s snowing again and we’re in the predicted 12-18″ range. We might end up with easily 2+ feet of snow before tomorrow. I think it’s safe to say we’ll definitely have a white Christmas.
I don’t know why I’m in such a bad mood, snow usually puts me in a good mood. It is so quiet and peaceful and pretty.
I woke up at 2 am to hear Nathan talking loudly in his room. I was ready to scream. He’s been waking me up early in the morning (6:30,7 am time frame) by talking loudly. But 2 am takes the cake. Nothing seems to be getting through to him. I tell him NOT to talk, to be quiet, and he says he’s sorry and says he won’t do it again. And he usually doesn’t for a night or two, but then he starts up again. I’m sorry but I need my sleep and when I get interrupted for no good reason, I get REALLY cranky.
Nate & I woke up at 7:15 to get ready for church. But the storm was coming in faster than originally predicted, so Nate decided it would be safer to stay home. It was going to start snowing heavily even before church started and then to sit in church for 1.5 hours and a 25 minute drive home was just too risky in this kind of bad weather. So we stayed home. I was really disappointed – I so badly wanted to go. 🙁
I’ve been tired today. And trying to pick up and make some Christmas cookies. I get worn out so easily it’s hard to get things done still.
I finished making some chocolate covered pretzels (yum) and decided to take a break on the computer. Only to find not just one, but two women complaining on a couple different forums I visit that they are upset because they are getting maternity gift certificates & baby stuff for Christmas (they are pregnant if you hadn’t picked that up.)
That just always makes me mad to hear people complaining. Or whining about how this and that detail of their baby shower isn’t going just perfectly.
Do you know how nice it would be to have my babies acknowledged by a simple gift or baby shower? I’ve never had a baby shower. Not one for any of my children. I heard I was going to get one when I was pregnant with Nathan, but it never happened. The most we got for baby gifts was a couple of outfits (like two literally) from friends. Nothing from family. Oh wait – maybe a mismatched outfit two months later that was too small. And for Emily? Not one single thing from anyone. Well my mom sent a cute girl gift set with a piggy bank kind of thing. I loved that thing. But no one else gave us a thing. Not even a card that time. Nice to feel loved.
I am forever hearing people complaining about getting multiple blankets and clothes that they have zillions of and will never use. Yeah well I didn’t get one single blanket with my babies. Or that they don’t think it’s fair that they’re not being thrown a baby shower for their 4th baby after getting a baby shower for every single other baby! It’s not that I want people to shower me and my kids with gifts – no. It doesn’t have to be an expensive new baby gift. It’s the thought that counts. That someone is acknowledging that precious new life you are bringing into the world. And apparently people don’t feel the need to do so with my children. Why is that?
Actually to be fair, I have a sweet aunt who always sends my new babies things. Adorable perfectly sized outfits that are so sweet & thoughtful. She always sends my children gifts for their birthdays & Christmas too. This is my aunt, my kids’ great-aunt. I so appreciate it. It always makes me want to cry when I get another card or package in the mail from that amazing woman. On time too!
So yeah it bothers me when people complain about stupid things like getting baby stuff for Christmas. Grow up. Get real. Be thankful that people are excited that you’re having a new baby. Cause 99% of the people I know sure never seem to be…
(Wow, I’m just in a lovely mood today aren’t I?)