Monday, April 23, 2007

Ramblings of a Tired Woman

I came home the other day and found this in my mailbox. It's from a mystery gifter. I'm really stumped as to who sent this. I've seen them popping up on other bloggy chick sites but no one seems to be able to figure it out. The postmark is from New Hampshire. For the life of me, I can't think of anyone that I know there. Boy, this is puzzling. Anyhoo... I love it and plan to someday put it on my desk with lots of pics of Mia stashed on the cute little holders. Thanks mystery gift person! Whoever you are...

I also owe Doris a very belated thank you for the candy and card you sent on Easter. It was appreciated. I'm sorry it took so long to say thank you but my brain has been a little fried lately. Thanks again for your thoughtfulness.

Nothing new to report here. Most days I don't know whether I'm coming or going. I'm working a whole bunch. Hopefully, that'll only last about another month or so. This weekend was another 17 hours of overtime. Good for the baby fund ....but boy does it suck not having a day off work. Not only am I exhausted and not getting much done around my house and yard, but I feel very disconnected lately. Just not enough time in the week to see the people I want to see. And I'm starting to feel that. Not hanging with my friends like I should be. Not seeing my niece and nephews like I should be. Not blogging like I should be....

I'm feeling very detached from the whole adoption right now, too. I think that's going around. I've noticed it on the blogs of others who are waiting in limbo like me. Waiting, waiting, waiting. The 2 day batch this month really knocked the wind out of most of us. And the news that agencies are beginning to advise their clients that this wait could extend up to 30 months. Depressing. I'm really tired of my response to the question of "So when do you think you'll get your baby?" being "Oh in about a year." As so many have recently pointed out to me, I've been saying that for the last year. Yes, I know. And next month is Mother's Day. Another one without my baby.

On Friday, Griffey and I came home from our still-working-on-the-new-year-resolution-diet-and-fitness-plan walk to find our lawn mowed. Did Connie's mystery mower come to visit? Actually, I was talking to my neighbors who were out playing in their backyard with the kids just before we left. I mentioned my work schedule and how tired I am when they said they hadn't seen much of me lately. (Which I always clarify with the point that I've CHOSEN to work this much. You gotta take the extra hours when they come cuz they might not come again for awhile. And the baby fund needs the extra dough!) So we get home after our 45 minute trek through the 'hood and see the grass mowed. I actually gasped out loud. I haven't been that happy or that grateful for awhile. The fun part was when I yelled over to thank them, they acted like they had no idea what I was talking about. I love my neighbors. Really love them. No I mean really really. It sucks that their house is for sale. I hope I don't go to hell for doing a bad ju ju dance every time they have an open house.

Do you think it's uncivilized to stand in the kitchen and eat unheated green beans straight from the can with your fingers? Just checking. In case I were to do that.

This is what happens when you spend too much time away from your spoiled dog. As soon as I sit down for more than 3 seconds, he is in my face. Literally. Breathing his stinky doggie breath in my mouth with those pleading puppy eyes. Laying his head on my chest trying to look pitiful. Yes, that's the TV behind his head. That I can't see because he's in the way demanding attention. Okay, dude. I get it.

Well, I was lucky to get something that made sense out of my head tonight. At least, I hope it did. That's about all I can muster this evening. I'm going to go check in on all of you now. If I don't comment, it's only due to the lack of time but just know that I'm there in spirit.

16 comments:

Mark & Michelle said...

Slow down woman!!! PHEW - I am tired just reading about what you are doing!

Take care of yourself and the pup!

Doris & Dan said...

My dear, you need a break. What good is $ in the baby fund if you are comatose from exhaustion! I admire your drive so much. Just remember to take some time for yourself. And those eyes...if the rest of him is as adorable, I do not know how you leave the house without him!

Eat the beans...hypothetically...while I hypothetically eat frosting from the can...hypothetically.

You are welcome for the the candy treat!

Keep smilin!

C.J. said...

Tracy made a swing by your house too ;0) Hopefully she doesn't smoke your joint up like mine. Seriously, gotta love a great neighbor.

That picture of Mr. Stinky breath is too sweet. Can't get a better man than that one!

Night...I'm taking my frou-frou butt to bed. Fancy schmancy wears me out ;0)

Get some lazy time woman..fast!

wzgirl said...

Hubs mowed the neighbors lawn yesterday. A happy Earth Day surprise. Love that guy! And, green beans from the can? I actually LOVE canned green beanz. So, I'm all for that! Hang in there - I do hope that you get a break, soon, Krista!

Stacy said...

What cute Griffey eyes!

What cool neighbors you have!

I can't wait to hear some stories from all the hours you have been putting in. Do you have some good ones?

Sit back, relax, and get some rest. You need it my friend.

Robin said...

Love those big brown eyes at the end of your post. ;-) I too have the adoption blues..but you sound like you are keeping yourself busy enough not to worry about them to much. Maybe that's a good thing.
I too have nice neighbors. Our lawn mower broke Sunday in the middle of mowing grass and low and behold our neighbor came over yesterday afternoon and finished it for us. I love great neighbors!

a&mg said...

Geez, I hope things slow down for you soon!

You gotta love awesome neighbors. And really a can is just another type of container to eat out of. Just like a bowl. So go for it.

I hope you enjoy your puppy love.

Melissa said...

you sound like you need a get away...................
best doggy picture ever!
last time a friend told me she was eating something cold out of the can (mushroom soup) she later found out she was prego...hmmmmm......

Lisa and Doug said...

Hope you get some well deserved rest soon. Don't want you burning out! Love the puppy pic.

tracy said...

Busted...again!

I love it when my neighbors have an open house and nobody shows up, I actually junk up the driveway and send the kids outside to yell just in case the unsuspecting people are liking the home....I'll see ya in hell. ;0)

"low down, you move to fast, you gotta make the moment last..."

Jennifer "Jenny" said...

Hope you get some time for your self soon :)

Kristen said...

What a great gift to have neighbors who care... so sorry they are leaving. :o(

Get some rest... hopefully your on the upswing to some needed freetime and fun!!

eggrolls and chopsticks said...

So many mystery mowers...maybe its a new internet business. They lurk on blogs to find out who is in need and then they strike.

Hope some fun is just around your corner. To much work and not enough play = (Ihave no idea but it can't be good!)

Sam said...

Slow down, woman, before it catches up with you! Want to borrow my kids for the next open house? Some days they scare me away from my own house!!! I'll save you a seat in hell!!!

Norma said...

Cute picture of Griffey!

Mommy-To-Channing said...

Ohh I wish I could find some good neighbours like you have.....that does put a smile on your face when you come home to a freshly mowed lawn hey??
Those big brown eyes always steal your heart.....I get that look daily!!
You need to take care of yourself....slow down!!!!