Mom? Mom who?

When I was little I remember days when my mother would announce that she had changed her name. She was no longer “Mommy” and she wouldn’t tell us what her new name was. Of course, my brother and I thought she was crazy.  Now, I realize that this was a fantastic idea! (If only it would work!!)

It has been one of those weeks where everyone in my family seems to be particularly demanding. (I am not even kidding, as I am trying to write this Anthony is trying to climb onto the back of my chair!!!!) This would be one of the reasons I haven’t had time to get a post up! Every day has started out with high hopes. I get up early, put on my workout clothes with every intention of getting my exercise done right away. Somehow every day around 2 I end up changing back out of them, without having worked out, only to run out the door for swim lessons.

(And the baby just woke up… I’ll be back.)


OK, trying again: I have (and the phone rings! I cant make this stuff up!!!) OK, SERIOUSLY as I am getting off of my 3rd phone call in a row while trying to write this sentence there’s a knock at the door, it’s the guys from the Mormon church up the street. They must have gotten the distress vibes radiating from the house!!!!!!

So, where was I, oh yes, I have not been able to complete a thought, never mind a project in one attempt this entire week and it’s making me NUTS!! As you all saw last week, there’s a crazy manner in which I work, but (phone ringing again, it’s my neighbor calling warning me that there will be a knock on the door soon. Hilarious!) I do finally get everything done.Well this week, it’s been a lot of effort and late nights to actually get anything completed.

Healthy eating effort has been a failure, Anthony has had more time outs this week than he has had in 2 months, workouts have been a struggle and the house is a disaster area. not. awesome.

On a positive note, it was an EXCELLENT week for couponing. I’ll post about that later (or tomorrow?!?).

I realized today that I haven’t been alone in my house for over 6 months. In fact, the only time I’ve been alone at all is when I am in the car heading to the doctor’s office, the grocery store or when I am biking. This may be part of the problem. I didn’t get my ride in last week. Sunday mornings I usually go out and ride for a good hour. It’s my Tara time. I put some tunes on, usually Dave Matthews Band or Jack Johnson (Black Eyed Peas if I need a boost) and just cruise along, also stopping at a nearby lake for a few minutes. It helps me decompress.

I honestly believe this is why I’ve been so good about exercising every day, it’s USUALLY the time I get to have to myself. This week, I’ve had a little workout buddy, which is great, I like having him around, but it’s not relaxing or centering. Having to answer questions like, “Mommy, why is this called a banana roll, or why do you have white laces on your sneakers”, etc etc, while doing steam engine crunches just makes my temper rise.

Unfortunately, as my husband can tell you, this has left me with a VERY short fuse. I threatened to lock him out of “MY” (our) room for the night because he refused to go to Lowes at 9:15 pm. Now to be fair, he had said he was going to go after dinner, and this was for materials for a project I wanted to do last night, so it was REALLY annoying that he bailed on those plans. ESPECIALLY since I didn’t get a chance to make it to the store in his place because Anthony decided he was going to get out of bed and call me in 6 times saying he was too hot to sleep. Finally at 10 pm I put him into a very chilly shower to cool him down. That was the last I heard about him being too hot!

Now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE being home with my boys. Most of the time we have a lot of fun, and I am very lucky to be able to be here with them every day. But there are some days (weeks) that it just doesn’t all seem to come together. This has been one of them!

So it’s Friday, the weekend is almost here, and I am going to start FRESH! (Even if I have to get up at 6 am to do it!!)

Next week’s goals: better eating, early workouts, less yelling (!) and definitely getting my bike ride in on Sunday am! (This means morning kid duty for you, CURTIS!!)

Happy Friday friends!

It's a good thing they are cute....




Tara is a stay at home mom to two sons. She is a lover of family, friends, food and laughter. Her life is a roller coaster ride full of hilarity, diapers, exercise and fun.

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