Saturday, July 24, 2010

Blah, blah, blah.

I wish I could say that my mood has vastly improved since my last post. It has improved, but not vastly. I was alone with the boys for a while yesterday while Mike went to town to get new tires put on our van. I was still not feeling well, and could barely get out of bed. Actually, I guess I was feeling gross in my last post too, and then much worse the next day and yesterday. Today I am much better. But, I was alone from first thing this morning until after 2 p.m., so I have been doing a lot of what I like to call "cheating", and letting the boys watch TV and play Wii. I know. Horrifying, isn't it? Well, let's just call it a survival technique...one that was absolutely necessary yesterday and today too.

Now I'm in the living room with Micah, my little pickle. We call him that sometimes. He just brought me a diaper. Hehe. I wonder if he is hinting at something? The other two boys are outside spraying the vehicles with the hose and Mike is in the round pen with Maybelline. I hope he is okay. He is putting a saddle on her. He will not be getting on, but he has never saddled her before, so I hope he's doing all right with it. Funny I'd be more concerned about that than about him jumping out of a plane. Hm. I was going to saddle up Sasha and ride her in the yard earlier, but that was the moment the boys chose to go barreling outside, so I decided I better leave it til later. Maybe when they are in bed? Sheesh. The timing around her is even more tricky than I expected. I'll figure something out, even if I can only ride for 15 minutes. If there is a nice wind this evening, I'm going to do it for sure. I can't wait forever. I'm slightly nervous, but not scared. Sasha is an amazing horse. She's very calm and she is not mean in any way, so I don't expect any trouble from her. Any horse can be unpredictable though, so anything is possible. I'm so out of practice. I used to ride so often and now I have only been on a horse twice in the last four years...maybe four times in the last five years. Oops. That does not count the two times I got on Sasha last week...or was that the week before? I can't remember.

Anyway, my posting on here right now is nothing but sheer procrastination. I have a lot of homework to do, and though it is not due til a week from tomorrow, Mike tells me he has homework due sooner than that, which translates to, "Mine is more important so I've got dibs on the homework time". (Roughly.) Often we have stuff due close together, so we have to negotiate on time slots in which we are allowed to be kid free. Hm. I shall refrain on commenting further on the kid-free concept. Maybe I should start working right now. I just don't want to. Denial, you see? Always a beautiful thing, until it expires. And it always expires. Well, for me it does anyway. I have never found a way to make it permanent.

I'm playing fetch with Micah right now. He brings me a ball, puts it on my lap, and waits for me to throw it. Then he grins and goes off to retrieve it again. Jamie used to play fetch too. I am not sure whether Cody did or not.

I forgot to mention that last night we had a rare and welcome opportunity to go out on a date. Our plan was to go see a movie...possibly Toy Story 3, or maybe Knight & Day...Either way, it does not matter because we did not go. I cancelled because I was feeling so shaky and weird. Now I am quite sad about the whole thing. When will another date opportunity ever come up? The last time we went on a date was...hm...drawing a blank here...Valentine's Day? Yes, we did go out then, but we had Micah along, so it doesn't completely count. Sigh. Oh well. Anybody seen the movie "Date Night"? That's kind of like my life. Sort-of. Except they go on really boring and predictable dates on a regular basis, whereas we don't go on any kind of dates at all. My dating career was impressively short. Mike and I dated for a whopping three months before we were engaged and we were married four months after that, so seven months of my life I went on regular dates...seeing I have never dated anyone else. It is our tenth anniversary this year. I wonder whether we'll make it out of the house. Haha. Time will tell.

Anyway, going to go check on the progress in the round pen. Hope everything is all right. I probably won't post tomorrow, but I'll try to do more next week. I'm off for now.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I look forward to seein the movie date night. I hope for your tenth that you and Mike will be able to go a weekend away in Winnipeg, wouldn't that be awesome? I will pray that you get to do something awesome and cool.

Still will never forget your wedding bulliten "Today I Marry My Best Friend." Very romantic and beautiful to marry your best friend. 10 years goes by fast!

Hope you get a movie night soon. My dates with Nathan are few and far between, and most of them are on our couch with a movie and a big bowl of pop corn.

Hope this week you feel better!

Candy