Saturday, March 14, 2015

It's My Weekend Yo!

Wow, it has been a BUSY day.

First off, it started at 3:30am. I had a super creepy dream about my ex, so much so that I couldn't fall back asleep because it had freaked me out so bad. By the time the kids got up I was so completely wired that I ran five miles and lifted weights. which normally wouldn't have been a big deal but I had made plans to go to a free Zumba class with a friend.

Side note: funny story, but shortly after I had The Boy Child, this same friend and I signed up for a hip-hop dance class. We were SO out of place it was downright mortifying. I still had all my baby weight, was completely out of shape, and we were easily ten years older than every girl there.

It was a moment I wish I could forget.

Back to the story.

Lucky her, she got more sleep than I did and missed the class.

I however, did not, and I have to tell you that it was an intense class. I'd say we started with maybe 30 people and ended with half that many. I guess I envisioned it more like a fitness dance class, but in all actuality it was a repetitive jumping and lunge class.

After the class and a second shower, I needed to give the car a quick tune-up. The Boy Child thought that was fabulous and pulled his chair right up to the car so that he could watch. View of a car, Mickey Mouse lawn chair, pinwheel. What more could a 3yr old boy want?

Since my hands were already dirty and I already had my tools out, I figured I might as well fix the threshold that The Boy Child had pried off a few weeks ago. I've previously fixed it three different times with various materials and the stupid thing still keeps coming off, so today I finally broke out the liquid nails and glued the shit out of that thing.

Try to pry it off now, I dare you.

Of course, the kids had to watch (I mean I love being so popular, but can I please get even two minutes to myself!?)

After that we ran a solid two hours of errands and then I came home to tackle a ginormous pile of laundry. When I was finished with that, I went to put the tools away and I saw a paint brush (have you ever read the book "If You Give A Mouse A Cookie? I totally had that day) and decided that I was finally going to paint the downstairs bathroom vanity.


Who the hell just decides on a whim "let's paint the house."


I do.

So I grabbed a can of paint out of the closet and got to work.

Oak, there is too much oak!

I'm almost done. I have one more coat to put on, but I had to stop because this happened.

So you can just go ahead and add "play tooth fairy" to my to-do list.

Then came the whirlwind of dinner, little people bedtimes, and for some reason I decided that it would be the perfect time to WD40 the door hinges that are now squeaking because of the temperature change. Now I'm about to throw the last coat of paint onto the vanity and get ready to get my party on, because IT'S MY HOLIDAY WEEKEND PEOPLE'S.

Irish, represent.

But before I go, because I love you all so much, I will leave you with these.

First on the list is possibly the most passive aggressive post I have ever written. If you happen to know my ex, please pass along the message.

"7 Things I Desperately Want For My Ex, Even Though I Despise Him."

When I shared this next article on Facebook earlier this week, I got a lot of messages from you guys saying that this article was your absolute favorite of mine. While I love that you love it, it makes me sad that so many of us can relate.

"To My Children's Former Father, This Is What I Wish You Knew."

The following article really surprised me, I am SHOCKED that it took off the way it did.

"I Breastfed My Broke Friend's Baby - And Have Zero Regrets About It"

Next up, as always, a little something for my child-free readers. How about some animals?

"Do You Judge People Who Give Away Their Pets?"

Also, I recently started writing for a super neato website called "The Small Animal Channel," and had a goofy little post run there this week, so if you think rabbit tongues are funny, check this out! (Yep, you read that right).

"Ten Rabbits Who Speak Entirely With Their Tongues"

Alright everyone, have a great weekend and Happy St. Patrick's Day Weekend!!


  1. Happy pi day! and tomorrow is st patrick's so Happy St Patrick's day too!

    1. also yay for feeding babies :D

    2. Yay!! I hope your pi day was fabulous!

  2. I love/hate days like this. I feel like I get SO much done, but they're exhausting!! Loved the bunny pics. :)

  3. God bless you, Eden, you have such a big heart. I struggled with low supply after I had my daughter, I would have killed to be able to feed her on only breast milk. We qualified for WIC and she tolerated formula really well, but I still carry around a lot of guilt over that. We did manage to breastfeed until 28 months because I am a stubborn cuss and she loves mama milk, but I still feel so horrible about being unable to fully feed her.

    1. Aw thanks. You cannot feel horrible! Parenting is made up of a series of situations where we simply do the best that we can. You did the best that you could and that is exactly what your kids needed. No one is perfect and the fact that you worry about not being perfect for your daughter just goes to prove what an amazing mother you are!

  4. Judging by the productivity of your day, you seem to be doing a lot better, which is great to hear! I've been just as busy myself, but more because I have to be... not good for my anxiety. Looking forward to today being over...

    Also... YAY ST PATRICK'S DAY!! I love seeing you mention it because ever since leaving my hometown/family, most of my new friends aren't Irish. Two of them didn't even know what day it was... I was like... HOW do you not know that? Haha. I'm going to be having the soberest St. Paddy's Day I've had in years, but hoping some luck of the Irish will catch up to me sometime this week...

    1. I feel bad for the people that don't celebrate St. Paddy's Day. How sad for them lol!!!

      Emjoy your soberest day, who needs to drink when you are Irish and have an excuse to kiss everyone! Hell yea!

  5. Okay, I'm definitely using that as my excuse not to drink. :P And what are the odds I come on here like the second you post this? Crazy!

  6. Lol. I have a "milk-brothers", my husband, who is adopted, has a "milk-mother", and I guess my brother had one too. Mom kinda had lots of Milk, and a friend of my mother-in-law, who had twins, had milk for triplets, it seems.

    This used to be normal around here, and until today hospitals incentive moms to donate milk for kids who need to stay in hospital whose moms can't provide.

    But, just for me to understand, is that a taboo where you live or something?

    1. Before someone ask, I'm brazilian ;D

    2. Funny, I commented on the Facebook page that the Brazillians nail it when it comes to milk sharing.

      It's just not really talked about here, at least in a mainstream sense. There are a couple of milk banks, and I only know this because I googled them, but the donor has to pay to donate their milk. Around here they just give formula. The hospitals give it to you to take home when you have a baby and everything. Milk sharing is typically something that is done behind closed doors or between friends. :/