Monday, June 2, 2008

Ok, I'll Say It...

I'm not going to fake it, I've been in a cruddy mood today. I woke up to boys asking me for root beer and marshmallows for breakfast and that just started the ball rolling for me for some reason. I have practically been in a self wallowing of tears all day thinking...

Is this it?
This is it....CRAP.


I signed the boys up for baseball. There goes $70.00 - and thinking about $$$ made me even more cranky. SEVENTY DOLLARS for two boys to each play eight games of baseball and get a cheapo trophy at the end? I sat there filling out the forms debating on starting my own art class or little league. I could make bank. I just hate that "I want my kids to do this, they need to do this, but my wallet is getting majorly ripped off here" feeling.

I also made Greg's appointment with the ENT since we think he might need to get his tonsils and adenoids out like Graham did. And Graham's appointment with an Ophthalmologist for his vision screening for Kindergarten. Fun. Fun.
On a happier note, here are the results of the backyard beds. We have yet to put in curbing so for now it's just done with a edger. But I've planted some Summerwine Ninebark (Diablo), Weigelia, some whatsitcalledagain blue flowering stuff and a few burning bushes.
Should fill in nicely oh, around the time we decide to move.
I did find one little silver lining..my peonies are getting ready to bloom! I almost transplanted them this year since I am not super thrilled with their location, but they are triple the size they were last spring (I had 2 blooms) and now I might have enough for a big bouquet! Yay!

OH! I had a point! Just when I was ready to start listening to some Chris Issak (he's so depressing) I went to the mail and found a card from my sister-in-law Sheree. She is only 21 but wise beyond her years I think. The note was sweet and simple and just really made me stop thinking so selfishly. I hope she reads this and know that her small gesture was timed perfectly for me and made a world of difference in my heart and attitude today. Thank you.

8 comments:

NatRat said...

YO! I had one of these days last week...I couldn't take it anymore. I finally had to open all my windows so I would quit yelling at my kids. I thought if my windows were open, then my neighbors would be able to hear me...and we don't want them to think I am a bad mother that yells at my kids...right?

Kristen said...

And here I thought you were just being budget minded and not turning on your AC yet!
Please..you probably hear me yell at my kids on a regular basis. My boys have been fighting like cats and dogs for the past two weeks!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Its called the summer blues! I have three kids myself and summers are long. Camps.... VBS.... pool... It helps! Susie H

Heidi and Judd said...

Don't worry Monday's always make me feel like that! Kind of yucky huh!?

KEYSHA said...

Glad I'm not the only one that has "those days." Thanks for sharing so I don't feel all alone in my self-wallowing.

What you need is a movie night, and I know just the place and time:)

McB's said...

Hey Kristen. It's Lisa Kingsford, remember NP 2nd ward?? What's up? I found you a little while ago and thought I left you a post but maybe I didn't. Wanted to say HI and give you our blog, it's themcburneyplace.blogspot.com. This is so fun to find people from the past :)

Kitty said...

Pretty Kristen,
Go the that movie, I think it will cheer you up. I wish I could get on a magic carpet and go with you. That would be the most fun.
HUGS

loulou said...

Usually when the day is lame and long my swearing increases expotentially (which I mispelled I am sure!). Just kidding---well atleast a little....