Monday, June 9, 2008


I'm in danger of losing my Blogger of the Year Award! I won't even tell you where I stand on my Most Spotless House Award, I'm afraid I was stripped of that honor months ago!!! I'm not one to make excuses (this is massive sarcasm by the way, excuses are the peanut butter to my jelly) but my lack of posts can be attributed to the following:

1. I've lost the cord to upload pics from my camera...and as we all know, posts are better with pictures.
2. Hunter
3. Cierra
4. Ryland
5. Vh1's Bachelor marathon

So what have I been doing with all of my time? Well a typical day starts with me pleading with Cierra to let me sleep longer...Ryland sleeps until 10 or so, CC gets up by 7:30. And CC wants to eat cereal directly upon rising so my alarm clock has been replaced with, "Mommy...Mommy...MOMMY, I want you want to play babies? MOMMY get up! Mommy I play with baby sister?" That last one gets me out of bed.

Then we head downstairs where CC eats her weight in cereal, or sometimes oatmeal and Ryland continues to sleep on the couch or in her swing. I drink a Spark (Advocare...Sabrina sells it) wish it was a grande skinny cinnamon dolce latte with an extra shot and two sweet n lows, eat some oatmeal or eggo nutirgrain low fat whole wheat waffles with spray butter and some strawberries. Tidy the kitchen and living room. Break up about 15 fights between Hunter and Cierra, one of which is guaranteed to be, "Moooooooooooooom, Cierra won't let Ryland look at me...she's hogging all of Ryland's look space".

By now Ryland's starting to stir so I get some bottles ready and hope she can stay asleep for 45 minutes so I can do my walking video, it's not working. My formerly athletic body is laughing at the idea that I'll lose 30-40 lbs "walking 3 fast miles". My stubborn body fat prefers to be burned away via Spin and other insane amounts of cardio and weights. I ponder this fact whilst watching Regis & Kelley. Ryland wakes up. By now the big kids are literally coming out of their skin...I honestly think they will melt if I don't give them something fun to do. They go in the back yard and play cowboys.

The rest of my day is filled with breaking up more fights, watching the kids play in the blow up whale pool, trying to clean the house, starting but never finishing laundry, cooking my kids fun food while I eat low calorie low fat low carb healthy stuff, running errands, turning the music up and dancing with my big kids, playing football with Hunt and babies with Cierra, holding Ryland and making her smile, wearing my i-pod and attempting to workout but really just pretending I'm dancing in a video with Justin Timberlake, work on fixing my broken scale that is still showing the wrong weight for me (surely it's the scale right?)...etc etc etc.

Now, in case you didn't notice...showering, hair and make-up were not mentioned. Such is the life of a single-ish stay at home Mom of three. When Kevin's home I'm going to have to awake at dawn as to look like a decent person and still get everything done.

Point being, that is why I've neglected to update my blog. I hope you all have managed to continue to put one foot in front of the other every day without my posts....but I'm going to find the time to update more often, hopefully that'll win you all over so you can write letters of recommendation for me to win my Blooger of the Year Award back :)


BooSheep said...

ha! VH1 sucked me in this week also!! My hubby has been gone a bunch and I am worried Little Sheep has picked up some interesting dating habits :)

Secondly, it sounds like you are having a fun summer with the kids! :) They will remember that a lot more than the other stuff...


Amanda said...

You are every woman!

Keri said...

Reading this post makes me feel guilty! LOL!! You work out and eat're already WAY ahead of me! In fact, it sounds like you try to add exercise to everything you do...I'm sure you look a lot better than you're letting on! :)

Sabrina said...

You are getting way more accomplished than I do. So what if hair and make-up don't get done...if Kevin is not home it does not matter. The good thing about when he gets home is that he can naturally take a bunch of your tasks which will make room for the hair and make-up:) You are doing amazing!

Linda Vujnov said...

Wow, you break up fights all day too hunh? Mine fight over the air they breathe!!!

Heather said...

TOTALLY been missing you, but just a big "AMEN!" to your day....and I just have one child, so you're like my hero with three!
I cracked up at the "no make-up" true. And I sympathize/emphathize (which one is the one where you actually personally understand?!?) with you on all other points in this post. Hang in there, girlie!

bethany said...

I don't do my hair or makeup and I wear my bathing suit top around all day...I think I win.