Exhausted...in a good way

The week has only just begun, and I'm already exhausted.  Somehow I seem to have more going on in this 2-3 week span than I have in months.  There are mostly fun things on my plate, though, so I guess you could say I'm exhausted in a good way.

In bedtime news, apparently 8:00 is the new 7:00, at least for three or four nights of the week.  There have been a few nights that I was sure the girls were ready for bed at the normal time, so I fought them to go to sleep.  I would end up getting them back up to play a little longer...because that's a much better alternative than lying in bed screaming.  At 8:00, it was like a switch flipped and they were ready for bed.   I don't know if it's a lasting thing or not, but for now, I'm taking advantage of the extra playtime to get to do some things we don't normally have time for with the super-early bedtime.  When they start Mother's Day Out next month, they will likely switch to one nap a day, so who knows what might happen then?!

Mackenzie pointing to her hair.

Last night, after I fed the girls their supper, we loaded up and headed to the church, where Jeremy was practicing softball.  There were some very willing volunteer babysitters watching the practice, so I got to play too.  That was the first time I have touched a softball in years, and I have to say, it felt great.  I am not the type to get a "rush" from exercise (or maybe I'd do it more often!), but I felt SO good after getting out and burning that energy last night.  So good, in fact, that I went back tonight!  We didn't stay as long tonight, becaause it was super hot (we had an actual heat warning this afternoon...when Alabama issues a warning, you KNOW it's hot), but again, it was nice to get out and do something.  We've been tied to the 7:00 bedtime for so long that it's actually kind of fun to have a little more flexibility in the evenings.  Of course, that probably means they will go back to the earlier bedtime next week, but oh well...we take it as it comes around here.

Addison's tongue
Addison showing her tongue.

I think the softball and the heat easily explain the physical exhaustion!  Of course, running after these two cuties isn't exactly easy either...


I have been away from the girls for quite a few nights lately, for one thing or the other.  I miss seeing them for our nighttime snuggles, but it's been good for me too.  Jeremy and I went to a movie last weekend (Grown Ups = hilarious!), and Thursday night, I had a long, leisurely dinner with girlfriends.  Friday night I will be going to dinner and a movie with the girls in our youth group, for a Girls' Night Out, and Sunday is a play at the local community college (Steel Magnolias!).  On top of all that, there are papers to grade, exams to give, and housework to do...minimal as it may be.  And, oh yeah, there's that other 40-hour-a-week job too, which is keeping on my toes right now too.


My goal for the rest of the week is to try to get up at 6:00 and get a shower before the girls get up.  I have gotten in a bad habit of not setting my alarm and letting them wake me instead.  That was all fine and good when they got up way before I had to, but lately they have been sleeping until at least 6:30 or so.  The mornings they don't get me up until 6:45 or later, I will inevitably be late for work...oops!  I know I would feel so much better and be less rushed if I could make myself get up and get started before they call out (or cry out, depending on what kind of morning it's going to be).  I will be setting my alarm when I go to bed tonight...we'll see how it goes.

Silly Addison

And thus ends the most boring and random blog post in history.  (Sorry!)  The heat makes it hard to concentrate.  : )


  1. I played softball for many, many years and boy do I miss it! I bet I couldn't throw a softball 10ft anymore, although I use to have a cannon for an arm back in the day!! I sound like I am so old! haha
    Your girls are to precious. How old are they? Where did you get their polka dot bubbles? So cute. It is way to hot to be playing softball, it's way to hot to be doing anything outside unless your in the pool!!

  2. So glad you had a great time playing softball.

    I like their polka dots outfits.


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