Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Great giveaway at Educational Toys Planet!

Enter to win Quercetti’s Super Marble Run Vortis  over at Educational Toys Planet blog! This thing looks really neat, my daughter would love it! Check out all the cool Marble Runs at Educational Toys Planet! They look really cool too! This giveaway ends 10/30! Good luck!   

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My funk is fixed

I promised I don't stink. Not that kind of funk ;)

For the last week or so, I've been in some kind of weird funk. I don't know how to explain it other than that. A funk. I've cried for no reason, been pissed off for no reason, and have had like zero patience with everyone. I get like that occasionally, I have no clue why. Normally it last a few days and I'm good after that. Not this time. I'm still not sure what brought it on, but I think I fixed it.

Normally, when I get like that I think that I need to get away for a while. Go to a friends house and just be "free" for a bit. In general, it helps but I still feel a little on edge for a few days. Today I took a totally different approach. After crying myself to sleep last night like a blubbering fool (over nothing in particular), I woke up this morning and realized that I needed to snap the hell out of it. Just like that I was already in a better mood. Not great at that point, but better. Then I took a shower - even better. After that I went shopping and bought a book - when I got home, I got lost in that book for an hour. I loved it. I felt almost refreshed.

When my daughter came from school, I was ecstatic lol! My daughter, son, husband, and I played outside for a long time. When it got dark, I took the kiddos inside and played for 2 hours straight. I didn't worry about bath times, or dinner times, not even bed times and it felt amazing! I took all the time limits out of my evening and it went great.

Now, I know I can't do that every night. BUT sometimes it's okay. So the kids went to bed without a bath one night - it wont kill them. So what that they didn't eat until 8 - they weren't starving. I don't care that Noodles bed time is 8, she's in bed almost asleep an hour later, she will still be fine tomorrow.

Today I learned that sometimes, it's good to push the limits and not stick to schedules so much. Today I needed it. I feel amazing right now. I feel like I really got to spend some quality time with my kids without the hassles of our evening routine. It was a fun day, and I'm content.

I'm off to get lost in my book for a little while longer. I hope you all enjoy your week :)

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Win an Oreck!

Mommy Living the Life of Riley! $799 Oreck Edge Vacuum Cleaner Giveaway

See that beauty above? You can win it at Mommy Living the Life of Riley! I could totally use this, my vacuum now sucks - and NOT literally! The belts pops off every single day and it makes me insane. The Oreck Edge Vacuum Cleaner has a ton of really cool features including the HEPA Quality Filter system. Also, it's only 13 lbs! So head over and enter to win, there are a ton of extra entries too! It ends November 30th, and it's open to U.S. only. Good luck! 

Monday, October 11, 2010

This is why I love fall...

The mooch! 
 Poop throwing!
Sibling love!