I am THAT mom!

3 Dec

Lately I have been that mom, the one who doesn’t want to get out of bed or off the couch. The one who forgets to clean up after herself and really just doesn’t have the energy to explain to you why. I am that mom. The fever, sniffles, chills, mom. Luckily it seems to be finally going away and this place is starting to look back to normal. Today I decided I needed a break from the sad silence of the house and turned on the radio for some pick me up music. The station that I usually listen to plays the top hits but today it has been playing older hits and I am actually enjoying it! Music has always been a huge part of my life and the more I listen to it the better I feel. It’s helped me get through some major chores that I have been putting off and I know B is going to be so proud of me when he gets home which makes me even more excited about what I have done today.

Other things to be excited about now that I am feeling better. This weekend we are celebrating my dad’s birthday (since his is on Thanksgiving and Thanksgiving is his favorite holiday we decided to move it to another day so he gets his favorite holiday and his own special day!) and we are also picking out the tree, putting it up, and decorating it. I love decorating the tree. It never feels quite like Christmas until you decorate a Christmas tree and my parents have a serious tree tradition! The tree is always pretty pricey, looks pretty perfect, gets decorated with a million ornaments that we have each gotten over the years as presents, and then we sprinkle real fake plastic snow on it to make it look like it’s outside with the wintery trees. My dad was so proud when he found the real fake plastic snow and we have done it every year since then and I have to say it just tops of the tree so gorgeously. You get the wonderful smell of Christmas, the gorgeous green color, wonderful lights, meaningful ornaments, then a light white powdery dash of snow to top it all off. There will be a picture as soon as it’s all complete 😀

 On top of that I can’t wait to start crafting again! It’s really hard to be motivated to craft when you feel gross so I am excited to get back to some seriously crafty ideas! I have a few more ornament ideas I wanted to finish with paint, paper mache, and maybe some monograming. I also have an awesome wooden sign I want to finish off like I did with the wrapping paper and frames except this time I am thinking about using scrapbooking paper and construction paper. I am excited to see how it turns out. I saw a couple of other ideas on other blogs like mini christmas tree decorations made with styrofoam and glitter that look awesome and fabric ornaments. There is just so much I want to do! And even though I have been sick that hasn’t kept me from reading and crocheting so hopefully I’ll have a book review up soon and part of the jacket to show off. I was wondering if people knew how to monogram sweaters and blankets with yarn? I am seriously thinking about monograming E’s sweater!

Well anyways, enough of my ideas for now. I’ll wait until I have something good to show you 😛

This weekend should be filled with plenty of pictures!

Love Always,

J

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2 Responses to “I am THAT mom!”

  1. newm0mmy December 3, 2010 at 3:13 pm #

    I have the day all the time. its hard some mornings to get the boost to do something even as little as picking up stuff. i find it that if you eat something relax and then after you finally wake up you get everything done for the day.
    i try to wake up early before M or do it in her first nap or while she is content playing on the floor. good luck hope you feel better

  2. underestimatedmom December 3, 2010 at 8:29 pm #

    That’s true, I really need to push myself to get up before E so I can get a little relax time because the second I wake up I am not the happiest person 😀

    Thanks!

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