Tuesday, September 16, 2008

a day without Daddy...

So for some reason my camera battery didn't charge last night. Which means no pictures of our dayno2
Last night I didn't sleep hardly at all. I struggle with insomnia and usually I take 1/2 an Ambien. However since I'm the only one here with the kids this week I don't feel good about taking anything to help me sleep. So that means that I didn't really sleep last night. Plus Phoenix was up for good at 5 am. I started to get really stressed out about that...thinking about my day and realizing how long it was going to be...and then I just decided to try to not let it get to me. So I got up with Phoenix and at about 6:30 Zadie was up for the day.

On top of Phoenix being such an early bird, Zadie had a rough start to the day. First thing she started asking for Daddy and throughout the morning had several emotional breakdowns. Mostly sobbing hysterically over who knows what. About 10:30 we headed out to the library for story time which started at 11:00. Our neighbor who has two little kids close to Zadie's age (2.5 and 3.5) was there with her kids and I think everyone enjoyed story time. By the time we got home it was time to eat and go down for naps. Both kids took semi-decent naps although I had to hold Phoenix and lay on the couch to get him to sleep. Got up, played outside for a bit then decided to get pizza with the neighbors for dinner. We headed back inside to take baths and sort of wait for the pizza. it's now almost 6:00 and the pizza should be ready soon. After this Zadie is going to bed and I'll get in teh bath with Phoenix before putting him down for the night. Right now he's taking a quick nap because he was SOOO crabby.

Yeah, so that was pretty much my day so far. I can't wait for Brett to get home. I can't function on no sleep and I actually forgot to eat lunch today which means that I'm almost sick to my stomach because I'm so stinking hungry. Seriously, I don't know how you single moms or mom's whose hubbies are in the military do it by yourself all the time! I have a feeling that a week is going to be more than I can handle!no2 I think I'll probably sleep all weekend!
I've been praying for God to give me patience (NOT to TEACH me patience), and I've worked really hard on my attitude. Zadie and I are so much alike (seriously.) that by the end of the day we are usually on each others nerves. Last night I had some really frustrating moments with her but overall I've kept my cool and have done better than I expected.
We miss Daddy, though.

Ok, since I don't have any new pictures I thought I'd share an old one (or two) with you zzzcheerful_h4h

Zadie taking a walk with Val

Phoenix sleeping on my shoulder

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