Thursday, February 21, 2013

The PJ Pants Mystery

Lord, have mercy.  Some days, for no particular reason, are just tough.  From the moment I woke up today, I have been struggling to keep my eyes open.  My temper has been short.  My hair is a hot mess and I certainly overslept my alarm so a shower was quickly off my morning menu.

My sleep was very restless last night.  I tossed and turned a lot and I know that remember having several dreams, though I can't remember what any of them were.

When I climbed into bed last night, I remarked to my husband how cold I was and he recoiled at the ice cold touch of my foot.  But just to illustrate how "off" my day has been from the beginning, I will tell you that I woke up this morning without my pajama pants on.

I have no recollection whatsoever of taking my PJ pants off and my husband swears up and down that he had nothing to do with it.  It was very symbolic of my entire day so far though. 

So now I'm drinking caffeine like it's my job so I can make it through my actual job this evening without crashing and burning before closing time.  It's days like this that make me wish I didn't have to work evening and I could just recharge a bit tonight.

Also on my mind is my good friend Julie's son who goes to get his tonsils and adenoids taken out today so I am praying for a quick and smooth surgery and a recovery for the little man that involves chocolate malts and lots of lazy time!

I'm fighting the urge to toss a tray of cookies in the oven.  Chocolate chip cookies always seem like a great idea when I'm tired, cold, and crabby.

Tuesday night was "Crazy Hair Night" at church so we decided to do something wild to Isaiah's hair:


This could be the sleep deprived brain talking, but I actually kind of like a Mohawk on this kid.  I also love that he's making the sign for "I Love You" rather than some bad-boy devil horns symbol of some sort.

Perhaps yesterday's activities have something to do with my lethargy today.  Hard to say.

 
Have you filed your taxes yet?  We are dragging our feet a bit on that task because we want to find someone to do them for us this year because all the messy moving stuff last year is going to complicate things.  It's always a challenge to go in and get something like this done because that means that we have to haul all three boys with us and I always feel stressed when I have my entire wrecking crew with me in an office setting of some sort.  Nothing fun for them to do plus the requirement of reasonable volume plus parents needing to actually accomplish something is almost always a recipe for disaster.

Micah just started whining that "He's huuuuunnnngry!!!" even though we just got back from going out for lunch with Daddy.  That boy.

Did you see what happened yesterday?  Yesterday was a very exciting day around Arena Five because I ended up getting more than 4,600 hits to the blog!  I know that doesn't sound very impressive, but it's a pretty big deal for a teeny little blog like mine.  It's far and away the busiest day Arena Five has had!  How did this happen?  Fix your eyes on the screenshot that explains it all:
 

Yup, Becky Higgins herself linked to my blog on her Facebook page and within two hours I saw my traffic spike like crazy!  For those of you who are entrenched in the Project Life community as I am, you can understand why I was geeking out pretty intensely when my friend Sarah sent me this text while I was out picking up Isaiah from preschool:


Crazy!!!  It just goes to show how much of a dork I am because I was taking all these screenshots and stuff in anticipation of documenting her recognizing my work in my weekly Project Life album.  Thank you again to everyone who stopped by to offer compliments, congratulations, and to ask questions.  I felt like a mini celebrity for a couple hours!

I'm going to go snuggle with the boys on the couch and try not to fall asleep.  I promise to be perkier tomorrow!  :)

And I really wish I could remember taking off my PJ pants.  I was FREEZING this morning!

8 comments:

  1. Hi Sarah, Thanks for sharing today. I'm one of those 4600 hits you got yesterday, as I found you through Becky's fb post. And I love your blog and plan to follow you! I'm a Wisonsin bred, Packer-loving, Christian mom of 2 boys...so I feel a connection. I also love Project Life and am trying to find my groove. So, thanks for sharing your life. I love your humor and can identify with your posts, so I look forward to seeing more of your work. Thanks again. Congrats on making it to Becky's posts! =o) Hope you have a better day tomorrow!

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    1. Hey Denise! You certainly sound like a kindred spirit, to be sure. Any chance you watched any of Donald Driver's retirement ceremony? I cried, I'm not going to even lie. It was so sad!!!

      So grateful you've decided to stick around. I promise to try not to disappoint!

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    2. Hello again. Yes, I definitely watched ALL of Donald Driver's retirement and I cried like a baby. I LOVE him...have for years and am sad to see him go. But, very happy he retired as a Packer and will always live in Green & Gold! And, he's such a cool guy, so sweet and truly a great man. Anyway, sorry to go off on that tangent! Sorry I've been out of the loop...this past week was a very difficult one, but by God's grace, we're making it through. I'm hoping to get back to scrapping soon! I look forward to checking in on your blog and I'm sure you'll see more comments from me along the way! Have a great day! =o)

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    3. Yup, Quickie will be missed. Love that smile!!

      May God bless this week and make it a better one for you and your family. :)

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  2. I was excited for you when I saw your blog show up in Becky's feed. It's super cool. And I think it's not nerdy at all that you were taking screen shots for project life - that's what a good project lifer does!
    I was kinda amused that the thumbnail was from your stitch fix post and not from the thomas album post - which has inspired me to possibly consider doing it for my second child. I have been on the fence for about six months now. She turns one next week and I feel bad she doesn't have her own book like her sister. You made it look so easy!

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    1. Ha! I thought that was a bit odd too. Of all things, the thumbnail was the little button from the right side of the screen for my What I Wore Wednesday posts, not from the Project Life post. Not sure how that happened, but I'm not going to look a gift horse in the mouth. :)

      I struggled with that "Scrapbooker's Guilt" for a long time because I really felt like I was robbing Thomas of the books his big brothers had. But now that I'm plugging away at his first year with Project Life, I almost feel like he's going to have the more comprehensive, detailed album because I have a super-simple way of documenting as much as I want! Traditional scrapbooking didn't allow me that same level of flexibility. You should totally go for it!

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  3. I've been following your blog for awhile now and was super excited to see you featured too. I was like 'OH I know her!' But then realized I don't actually. ;)

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    1. We can certainly start to feel like we really know people on the Internet even though we don't really KNOW them, isn't that true? :)

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