I know it’s been a couple of days, but I’ve actually been busy getting stuff done around the house. Yes, I’m finally feeling better and starting to get my energy back. Not that I have a lot of it, but I try to take advantage of it when I can. I do much better getting things done in the morning/early afternoon than later on in the day, when I start feeling achy and tired and worn out.
Yesterday, I spent the day picking up & organizing the upstairs. I had Nate pull out some boxes from the attic – boxes of baby clothes & baby supplies & cloth diapers – so I could sort through them.
I guess I should back up a bit –
Nate was supposed to fly out on Sunday for his business trip. The kids & I dropped him off at the airport and came home. He called me a couple hours later and said he was coming home. That big eastern storm had delayed his flight so he was going to miss his connecting flight. The airline advised him to just rebook for the next day (Monday.) Originally, that’s what Nate did, but it was determined that the storm was going to hit here in NH on Sunday night/Monday and more than likely that flight would be canceled or delayed too. So after consulting with some coworkers, it was decided that Nate would work from home on Monday (because the storm was too big to drive the one hour each way commute) and then possibly fly out Tuesday (today.) However, they ended up deciding to just skip the trip this week (or at least sending Nate out) so Nate doesn’t have to go out of town at all this week! What a blessing!
We also found Nate a car. Or rather I should say the Lord directed us to a car!
We had decided to stay home from church on Sunday because I was completely and totally exhausted and I also didn’t want to risk Nathan passing on that nasty stomach bug to anyone else. Speaking of my little boy, he’s been perfectly fine since Saturday. No more vomiting and now he’s 100% back to normal. So anyways, we decided to stay home. On Saturday night, Nate found a car listing on craigslist and emailed the owner. He decided we should go check it out so we went down Sunday late morning. It’s a 97 Dodge Neon, but it only has 75K miles on it. Not bad, especially for the price we got it for. It was within our range and the guy Nate bought it from has a garage so he’ll inspect it for us top – that’s half the battle right there – getting a used car to pass inspection in this state. We’re going to pick up the car on Friday (hopefully) – we’re just waiting on some paperwork, plus Nate had thought he was going to be out of town.
Soooo – I should have my van back by next week and things should be back to normal! I am so happy about that! No more trying to schedule doctor appointments/get togethers around Nate’s schedule. And I can go back to the mom’s group meetings at church on Tuesday mornings! Praise the Lord!
That brings me back to my getting things done around the house-
Yesterday, I organized a bunch of baby stuff and I picked up/organized Emily’s room. That was no small feat, but I did it! It looks so much better now. And I put away a ton of her outgrown clothes and pulled out some bigger sizes for her from clothes I bought on clearance last year.
Today, I’m organizing my closet and my clothes. I finished the closet, now I have to tackle my stored clothes under the bed. I now have an added category to my “storage” – non maternity clothing that I should be able to wear again in about 6 months. It’s stuff I don’t want packed too far away, but it doesn’t need to be in my drawers right now because I certainly can’t wear it at the moment.
I love organizing. For me, it’s just a matter of making the time to sit down and work on a particular project. But once I do, it’s so much fun to sort through things, throw stuff away (I get such a thrill from that!) and be able to find things again! I am definitely getting the “nesting” itch now and it’s showing. But that results in a cleaner, organized house so it works for me. I’m just happy I’m feeling better where I can actually do something!
Both kids are napping.
Nathan has been a bear today. He doesn’t listen, he disobeys, and he’s constantly trying to provoke Emily. Which has equalled a lot fighting and screaming and whining – from both of them. When he bumped Emily on the head (accidentally), Emily came to me crying and whining, and I asked Nathan what happened, he laughed and laughed about it. I told him that wasn’t nice and he still kept giggling. This was after countless other incidents and I had had it. I told him he was going to have a quiet time in his room. He wasn’t too happy about that, but needless to say my house is finally peaceful. And I can hear myself think again! (reminding myself to get OFF the computer and back upstairs to finish my sorting!)
Nate commented yesterday (after working from home all day) that he doesn’t know how I do it with the noise level in this house. I don’t either sometimes, except that it’s my life, and I guess I’m used to it. But yep, that’s what I deal with all day everyday. Some days are better than others, some days are just so long that I can’t wait until bedtime. But I do love and adore my kids and it is completely worth it.
I for one was thoroughly disgusted with Jason, Molly, & ABC. It was shameful. And I felt absolutely terrible for Melissa.
It’s one thing to break up with the girl you chose. I get that. It’s part of the territory that comes with reality show romances. They generally don’t last. The Bachelor does not have a good track record on that one. I fully expected there to be a good chance that Jason & Melissa would not last, although I was hopeful that a) because Jason had been divorced in the past and b) he had a son, that they would fight harder than most and really try to make it work.
But he didn’t. Apparently, Jason didn’t fight for Melissa at all. The girl he got down on one knee and proposed to, asking her to spend the rest of her life with him, and telling her he wanted to give her the world. Apparently that didn’t mean anything to him because just 6-8 short weeks later, he called it off. Why? He just doesn’t have a good reason. His only response was “he couldn’t help how he felt. The chemistry just wasn’t there anymore.” You know what? That is the lamest, stupidest excuse I ever heard. I expected more from Jason. Like Melissa told him last night – they had both been hurt from bad relationships in the past, she thought he would have at least fought for them. But nope, he gave up. Just like that.
And the worst part of it was how he did on national tv. Oh I’m sure Melissa knew it was coming and it’s quite possible they had already broken up before hand. In fact, I’m sure they did because otherwise, she would have been a lot more upset and emotional than she was. But to rehatch it all on tv was shameful on Jason’s part. And ABC. Oh I know why ABC did it – the ratings must have been huge. But it doesn’t make it right. You can break up with a girl, but do NOT do it on TV. Shame, shame, SHAME!
And then to want to go straight back to Molly? Have you no self respect, Molly? That you would take him back just like that? Are you not aware of what he just did to another girl? I also don’t believe for a second that she was unaware that Jason was calling things off with Melissa. Her responses were too scripted, too sure of things for that. She was totally acting.
If you look at past Bachelor After the Final Rose Ceremonies, the rejected girl is still usually hurt, but she is looking to move on. She sees that it “wasn’t meant to be” and while hurt, is picking up her life. Not like Molly who related that the week after Jason sent her home was the worst week ever for her, and she still thought he was an amazing guy and still thought about him often. And that yes, she might take him back if he asked her. Wow.
Seriously, Molly, what kind of a guy do you think Jason is? If he dumped Melissa that quickly, what’s to say he won’t have regrets about it and dump YOU too? Or just dump you because the going gets a little rough and he can’t help “how he feels”?
Shame on you, Molly! Have a little class and self respect. He just dumped Melissa.
Yeah, I don’t give Jason & Molly long to last at all.
As for Melissa, I have been a fan from day 1 and she deserves so much better than that. So much better than Jason. And I hope she doesn’t do a Bachelorette. ABC doesn’t deserve her and honestly Melissa deserves a chance at true love, not some fake “reality” scripted version.
Regardless, I am done with the Bachelor. It was fun while it lasted, but this last season has really turned me off the show. The producer/creater hailed the “After the Final Rose Ceremony” as the “best ever.” Really? That’s how you feel about it? Sure, maybe great ratings, but I think it’s just awful how they dragged Melissa through the dirt and had the nerve to call it “the best ever.”
Sorry, ABC, but you went too far on this one. And Jason? Well he’s a dirtbag through and through. And he has a son too! What kind of example is that for his son? I really expected more from him. Sad.
Ahh, but that’s the world for you, huh? How sad and shallow the world is.
From my quiet time this morning:
“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, willing to yield, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.” – James 3:17
“Show me Your ways, O Lord; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all day.” – Psalm 25:4-5