Friday, May 2, 2014

Seven Quick Takes vol. 87

Joining Jen, who's wonderful book that I'm dying to read - Something Other Than God - was released Tuesday, so go get it!


Exhausted by 10 am anyone? 
These kids have been waking up with their A-game in mischief and bad attitudes all week, and as the worst morning person in the world dealing with all the fighting and noise and fighting before breakfast is not the funnest. (Funnest isn't a word is it? Why is blogger not correcting me profusely?) I kinda want to just wake up for a good two hours before releasing them from their rooms, but that wouldn't solve my noise problem at all. And Nora-grumpiest little baby on the block. Her perma-teething is hanging on for dear life.


I'm formulating the Something Other Than God Perfect Cocktail. It's hard because the name should imply a very nearly divine alcoholic beverage. Which I think is probably a beautiful old scotch, or hundred year old bottle of Dom Perignon, but I'm fairly certain Jen wants something creative instead of a picture of alcohol older than all of us combined at a price we couldn't afford if we all chipped in. Soooo...I'm working on it!


The husband is taking his first year, 8 week long course to get a second trade ticket. He started this week and he has been commuting to the city every day which means a lot of driving. Does this stop me from thinking he should stop for both pizza and the post office in his travels? Not really. Seriously, Canada Post, I'm dying for a certain book to come in record Canada Post time!


I've been really enjoying reading the Who's Coming page for Edel in July! So excited to meet so many wonderful women! And so far I see that I'm the only one from Canada? Is this possible? It seems hard to believe, but if I am....I hope there's door prize for "Person from Canada"! 


Does everyone have great ideas for what they want for Mother's Day? Does it sound awful to say I want a gift? I'm going to come up with a wish list that includes links for the husband I think. Nothing crazy, because I'm saving the crazy stuff for my birthday which is a week later!


I'm escaping from the house for the day tomorrow to spend the day at a Catholic women's conference in my area! I know, Catholics exist around me, I just have to drive at least an hour to been anywhere close to them. But I'm looking forward to a day away that will not be spent grocery shopping, because that is what I do approximately 100% of the time I'm kid-free.


Thanks for all your sweet comments for my little meltdown post of Wednesday. It's tough to get through the bad days sometimes. Tough and challenging when you realize that stay-at-home-mom-ing is so much harder than you ever thought and it would be so easy to choose the 9 to 5 on those days. But I'm still happy with my choice to be home, even when it's ridiculous. And I love my kids beyond words even on those tough days. I so appreciate that you all understand where I'm coming from, and it's so nice to hear such supportive words from such wonderful moms. 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. This Canadian is really jealous you get to go to Edel and she doesn't. :( have an amazing time!!
    And Canada Post is being super slow with my book too. surprise surprise

  2. I am so envious that you're going to Edel! Have fun representing Canada :)

  3. I'm from Canada! But my husband is American and we live in Seattle now :)

  4. Does Stitch Fix go to Canada? If so, great combo present would be a gift certificate.

  5. Hope you have a great time at the conference! Enjoy! :)

  6. I just got my copy today! I've only read chapter one but I can't wait to read more. And Edel - would love to go but it just isn't in the cards for me this year.

  7. My birthday is also a week after Mother's Day :) Like putting my husband in a gift pressure cooker every year. Also, I completely devoured SOTG and may have to start reading it again.

  8. Soooo jealous even more that you are going to Edel!!! Wish I could come and chilly with you. :(

  9. My birthday is the 16th, so happy birthday to US!! Our anniversary is the first week of June, so it's the trifecta of: Mother's day, birthday, Anniversary! Enjoy!!

  10. Isn't Jen's book awesome?? Look forward to hearing what is in the cocktail...hope the conference was great! :)


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