Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Saturday 7

1. This week was a lot better than last. The pain is definitely still intense, but I'm either learning to handle it better or we were busy enough this week that I was distracted from it. I also had very little depression all week. That is a huge blessing.

2. Ready for the Binky update? It has gone astonishingly well. Sleep has never been an issue, since day one. I definitely didn't anticipate that. The first few days while she was awake were the worst. The first thing she said on Sunday morning was, "I just really miss my Binky." She asked for it constantly while she watched her morning cartoons. And she had a huge meltdown over not bringing it to church. Eventually, she started asking me to make one for her. She majorly over-estimates my mom powers. I told her over and over for days this week that I don't know how to make a Binky, but that didn't stop her from asking repeatedly. The requests slowly started to taper off throughout the week, and by Thursday, she made it all day without mentioning the Binky once! She hasn't said a thing about it since then! Success!!

3. Our 6 year old laptop is finally biting the dust. The battery doesn't charge anymore, so if the computer's not plugged in, it dies immediately. And for the past few days, the battery light on the computer flashes non-stop even when it is plugged in. I imagine that means its days are numbered. I emailed my techy brother for advice and he sent me two links: one for a new battery and one for a great deal on a new laptop. I went with the latter. It hasn't arrived yet, but I can't wait to start using it! One of the things I'm most excited about is having a working letter x key!! Lucy threw a book at the keyboard years ago and the x fell off. I'm thankful it wasn't the E or L, but you'd be surprised how often you use the letter x! I have an elaborate system that has to be used every time I need an x. For instance, in that sentence up there, I wrote that I was "excited." To get that, I typed "eccited," waited for the red squiggles to show up, right clicked and chose the spell-check suggestion of "excited." Then I copied the x, and have been using "ctrl v" to paste it in every time I used it in this paragraph. I can't wait to have a fully functioning keyboard!! Haha. Although I am nervous about all my old pictures and files. The pictures I've taken on my phone for the past two years upload automatically to google, but everything before that is just waiting to be wiped out when this computer finally dies. I wish my stinkin' tech brother hadn't moved to Florida. He didn't respond well to my suggestion to fly home and back up my files for me. #helpless

4. I'm wracking my brain for things to write about, but I'm pretty boring these days. I just flipped through my journal and discovered a pattern. I do something in the morning - grocery shopping, library, Lena's doctor appointment, etc., then I write in big letters "PAIN" and spend the rest of the day sitting down and trying not to move too much. Haha. I've been playing a lot of Words with Friends, watching a lot of Netflix, and even reading a little bit. I made dinner once this week and was super proud of myself. Haha. We went out to eat on Wednesday because Justin had a buy one, get one free offer at Qdoba for his birthday. And Thursday, we had some friends over and got pizza. Other than that, we've been eating a lot of cereal, macaroni, soup, and hot dogs. #nutritiousanddelicious
Please forgive the grammatical error. 
5. Yesterday, I was suddenly overcome with motivation and decided to power through the pain and do some major re-organization. The baby's going to stay in our room for probably the first year, so I've been doing some creative problem solving to make room for his Rock N' Play, glider, and clothes. At first, his clothes all fit in the cute little dresser I bought. But then I went to the Once Upon a Child dollar sale and got a little crazy. So now there's a pile of baby clothes on top of my dresser that I don't have a place for. The result has been a little bit like "If You Give a Mouse a Cookie." I decided to clear some room in our closet for his clothes. But first, I had to get rid of a hanging sweater organizer that holds all Justin's work clothes. Which means I had to find a new home for the work clothes. I decided to bring down the cubby unit in Lucy's room for the work clothes. But first I had to find homes in Lucy's room for all the stuff that had previously been in the cubby unit. That resulted in a complete organizational overhaul of her bedroom. Once I had the cubby emptied, though, I had to make room for it my room. So I took all the DVDs out of our DVD tower and relocated it to the living room. Finally, Justin brought the cubby unit down, put it in the DVD tower's old place and refilled it with our DVDs and his work clothes. Whew! I still need to move two small filing cabinets so I can move the dresser in order to make room for the glider. But I secretly love it. Finding creative organization solutions is one of my favorite things. #nerd

6. Lucy loves her newly organized room. I created a little nook in her closet with a small table, chair, and lamp. Her new favorite thing is sitting up there with her tablet or her homework or her drawing projects. I also made a whole corner devoted to "baby stuff" and "beauty stuff" - her two loves. She has a basket full of dolls, blankets, bottles, baby clothes, etc. and her vanity and make-up. She and Lena have spent hours up there since yesterday. And they've proudly showed it off to Daddy, Grandpa, and Grandma. It nearly killed me to do all that work up there, and I had to lay in my bed for about 3 hours afterward, but it was totally worth it. :-)

7. And to end with, here's this:

It's really happening, people!!!!!!

2 comments:

  1. I upload all my photos to shutterfly to back them up. It feels like killing two birds with one stone because I'm both protecting my pictures (for free!) and I can order prints/books from the same place if I want to :)

    Your organizational exploits sound pretty great!! I like to organize but I'm not very good at STAYING organized :P

    Enjoy your letter x!!

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  2. I upload all my photos to shutterfly to back them up. It feels like killing two birds with one stone because I'm both protecting my pictures (for free!) and I can order prints/books from the same place if I want to :)

    Your organizational exploits sound pretty great!! I like to organize but I'm not very good at STAYING organized :P

    Enjoy your letter x!!

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