Monday, January 31, 2011

Vaseline Does Everything But Pay The Bills

Sooo here's what I got done on my "blog to do list" this weekend:  A whole lotta nothin'!  Well, a whole lotta not much, anyway.  I am ashamed to admit that I spent almost all day today with my kids and my mom and put off everything else.  Well, I'm not really ashamed to admit it because, don't we all need to do things like that once in awhile?  And my kids have really missed my mom so they were dying to spend some time reconnecting.  I told them I figured after one day she'd be ready for another vacation.  LOL

I did get a little bit done on the blog... mainly, I reached a goal of having 100 followers!!!  How cool is that???  It's pretty freakin' cool if you ask me.  I'm such a total nerd... all day long I was kind of sneaking glances on my phone as I was inching closer.  I don't know why it was such a big deal to me but it was!  I laughed and said, I'm famous!  LOL!!!  :) 

I am posting just a very quick little post tonight (this morning) because... I have to go back to work tomorrow!!! :(  I have been off for 6 weeks with my leg injury and just this last week, as I really started to finally feel and get around a lot better, it was starting to get nice.  :)  But I guess we all have to work sometimes.  I'm lucky to only have to work 3 days a week and 2 of those days are only for 6 hours so I know I should count my blessings.  That doesn't make it any easier to psyche myself up about going back, though!

Of course Saturday night Brody woke up at about 2 am and I never really got him back down until just before 6 am.  New teeth I think.  He's done things like this a few times over the past couple of weeks.  But this time I thought, of course my last chance for a whole night's sleep with some sleeping in time before starting back to work you would do this!  LOL. 

And there was no sleeping in, either.  He and I were asleep in the recliner this morning for a whopping 2 hours before Olivia woke up asking for some Vaseline to put on her chapped lips.  The girl's top lip is totally cracked and bleeding and she refuses to use chapstick, but she'll put Vaseline on it.  Yummy.  Whatevs!  It does seem to be working!  If you ask my mom Vaseline pretty much cures everything so... I guess this is just one more example of that!  In fact, 2 days ago, when I was begging her to let me put chapstick on her lip she was crying, pleading with me not to do it.  (She has a weird thing about creams and lotions of any kind... for some reason she feels sure that they are all going to burn or hurt worse than what I'm using them for.)  I said, I promise, it won't taste great, but it won't hurt at all.  At this Ava pipes in and said, "Olivia, it really doesn't hurt.  Remember when I had a sore bottom and mommy put Vaseline on it?  It didn't hurt and it made it all better!"  I'm glad we were at home for this exchange!  But I figured all of my 105 new lovely blog followers are now privy to information like this!  LOL.  And to round it out... Brody has a horrible diaper rash right now (normal... we go through this pretty much a few days out of each week and nothing seems to help) and Vaseline was my treatment of choice for that today, too! 

So after being up all last night, and no naps today (boohoo!!) I figured... I really need to be in bed by 10 tonight.  I've been off work for 6 weeks so tomorrow is going to be exhausting just because of that, but now I'm coming off a night with about 2 1/2 hours sleep total so I have to get a good night's sleep tonight.  Except here it is at 1 am and I just got home from my mom's about a half hour ago (I brought the kiddies home earlier and got them bathed and to bed at a more normal hour, don't worry!) so there goes that plan!

I just wanted to post and say that yesterday and today I, with the help of my awesome mom, worked on something that if it comes through... which is a HUGE HUGE IF... I mean, like 1000 pieces have to fall exactly into place for it to work out... but if it does, it will make a HUGE HUGE dent in the Living My Best Life plan.  I don't want to say what it is just yet because I'm so afraid that if I say it out loud it will be jinxing myself and there are so many obstacles that need to be overcome I figure jinxing myself shouldn't be one of them.  But I do want to let you know that hopefully I have something BIG in the works... but please say a little prayer for me or send some good vibes my way because I will really need it!!!  I should know more soon if there's any progress on this, and I will let you all in on it as soon as I feel like it's safe to talk about it!  :)

OK so I'm off to bed... big day tomorrow!!! I'll let you know how my first day back goes! 

I have some pics I want to post, but for some reason my Internet connection has been in serious need of help these past couple of weeks and they're not loading.  I will hopefully get them on once I get (unnamed cable company that I really can't stand....!) to come out and hopefully get things working correctly again!


  1. Congrats on hitting 100 followers!

    Thanks for the follow. I am now following you back.

  2. Sounds great, it is like Vaseline is Windex to me- they both are very resourceful. LOL
    Following you back.

  3. Thanks for stopping by and following! I am now following you back. Hope you get back into your groove soon. I am slacking myself these days too.

  4. Hey there! I am really enjoying reading your blog! I'm not a mommy yet but I truly get a lot of what you say. I have nephews that I adore dearly!

    Thanks also, for leaving a comment on my blog! And of course I'm following you back!

  5. Hi! Sorry I'm late. Thanks for stopping by and following. I'm now following back. Congrats on reaching 100! :) Come and enter my giveaways if you haven't yet. There's something for everyone in the family. Award winning music for the kids, something for the pets, and great prize packs for everyone else in the family.