Sunday started at 4:40 a.m., again. This 18-month sleep regression can kiss my ass! I get it, its a phase and it will pass so rather then allowing it to start our day off on the wrong foot, I decided to turn on the music, dance and make the best of it. After all, complaining would’t have bought me more sleep.
I got ready and anxiously waited for the stores to open. First stop Whole Foods for vitamins! Next stop, Bed Bath & Beyond … this stop was pointless really but I did end up with a few fall decorations, a veggie spiral thingy and Grayson’s charm left a few people smiling … “hiyyeee, hiyyeee – buh byyeee” … that made the stop totally worth it!
This little dude seriously owns me. Even on the days that I am so overwhelmed and feel defeated by his sass-ass, he wins my love. every time. I am more than okay with this. Loving him is the easiest and best thing I have ever done and will continue to do. Back to the Veggetti, I truly am a sucker for “as seen on TV” items even though I am not a TV person. I am impulsive when I shop. I did not need this but I am now glad I bought it. It was $14.99 at Bed, Bath & Beyond and I had a $5.00 coupon (thanks to my son’s friendliness to the cashier). As soon as I walked in the door I opened the package, grabbed a cucumber and carrot and went to town. HOW FUN!
I made a cucumber salad with carrots, white onion, tomato, dill, white wine vinegar and S&P. So good and so good for me. It got me thinking that this is going to be a great tool to assist with my goal to start eating raw and clean a bit more. We are a relatively healthy family but like most, there are areas that could use improvement.
Always looking for new recipes to try … feel free to share!So … as I am enjoying my spiraly-goodness, my sass-ass child decided that throwing his lunch plate to the floor was the best way to let me know he did not approve of the choice I made for him. I gritted my teeth, spelled a swear word out-loud and cleaned up his mess (after I took this photo, of course). Now usually, when Grayson does something wrong whether intentional or not we always hear “UH-OH!” – this time he just gave me an aw shiiiit look and sat there silently.
End result: Mess cleaned up, child down for a nap.
I bought myself a bundle of dried Lavender today (because it was pretty)and I can’t help but laugh because its as though the future was telling me I’d need it today. Ha. No.
Lavender is truly my homeboy (girl?) …
I use it for :: E V E R Y T H I N G :: including this moment. I diffuse it for an overall calming feeling, I apply it to my skin – the smell is just – ahhhhh! We use it for boo-boos, owies, oopsies, blemishes, seasonal discomforts, sleep, cleaning, refreshing, etc. my list goes on and on and on.
The day is far from over … it is only nap time. I am going to enjoy the rest of it with a cup of coffee and some list making! Yes, I am a list person, I love love love making lists for everything! If you ever want to make me happy, paper & pen is a simple way!