I love my children. I really do, I swear. But in the past 24 hours I have been thrown up on twice, peed on once (twice if you counting being up at 1am having to change pajamas and sheets), bitten multiple times, and bled on. I’m also continuing to fight a loosing battle against the couch cushions. I did manage to sew two sets of curtains for our newly remodeled kitchen, though, thanks to my mom who drove up from Baltimore to help out with the kids for a few hours. It was a very productive visit, since we also managed to order the food for my sister’s college graduation party. Did I mention we’re hosting a graduation party for my sister this weekend? Well, we are.
I also finished an article I was writing and submitted it to a parenting magazine. I’ll have to wait to see if it gets accepted before I can submit it to any others since they like to know your article will be exclusive if they decide to publish it.
Eddie must be on cloud nine because after his ski trip the Ravens won their play-off game against the Patriots and he just found out he got a raise! I’m hoping some of his luck will rub off on me because I could really use a nice pick-me-up to combat the major burn-out I’ve been feeling lately.
We have been trying to plan a trip to Florida for the spring since our friends have offered us a room in their home and our Disney credit card has a few hundred reward points on it now that we could use to take the kids to the Magic Kingdom. I’m not sure I’m going to last four more months.
I really want to do another overnight at the Marriot in Lancaster, where I went with my friend Lauren for our Black Friday shopping trip. The restaurant in that hotel, the Pen Square Grill, is amazing. If it’s still around in twenty years I might try to convince my children to have their wedding receptions there. Maybe I could can convince Eddie to use some of that raise money to take me on a Valentine’s Day overnight trip next month…. although… Martin Luther King Day is next week. That would be even better.