It has taken me an entire day to write this post with 14,298 interruptions. My husband left the house at 4:30 this morning to go surf before work and I wasn't able to fall back to sleep. I thought to myself this just might be the "me" time I have been searching for. I grabbed my computer, turned it on, got comfy on my bed and started catching up on life, facebook, e-mail, blogs. 10 minutes later a little boy wandered into my room and needed his back rubbed. Seriously?? He hopped up on the bed and laid down for me to rub his back and fall back to sleep. Then I hear this awful noise coming from the dog crate next to my bed. The dog was getting sick. So much for "me" time. Now I have been up since 4:30 and still didn't get time to just do what I wanted. This made me so frustrated because I want to give my all when I am with the kids but without breaks or taking time for yourself, it makes it hard to keep giving. If I was at a job I would be taking a lunch hour and 15 minute breaks every 4 hours, or whatever the rule is. I called my sister, because that is what I do when I get in my cranky funk. She usually has some good stories to put me back into perspective and lift my spirits. It worked and I was ready to bring on the day with love and joy.
I took to heart what Erin wrote on today's guest post for Ashley's blog from the Shine Project and embraced my camera to capture my joy.
The sky was gorgeous today, I couldn't capture it on my camera so you'll have to take my word for it.
This happy guy makes me smile
My dad came over for a visit
We are celebrating Daisy's 9th birthday today. We have no idea when her actual birthday is so we chose August since that is the month we adopted her and we just pick a random day because I am pretty awful at remembering birthdays.
Some frozen yogurt always lifts the spirits
Giggles with my daughter
What better way to end the day than with a nice warm bath....
I know one day I will be missing the constant neediness because these babies will be all grown up and I will have plenty of "me" time. So until then, I think what I really need is sleep. That would be the best break of all. A solid, full night sleep where I wake up on my own way after the sun comes up.