Dropping the ball and picking it back up (metaphorically speaking)

Won't eat, won't do pictures, but yes, please put the crown on his head.

Won’t eat, won’t do pictures, but yes, please put the crown on his head.

Noooo!!! I forgot to post! Ugh, we were so close and I dropped the ball on yesterday’s #blogtober14 (which, I won’t lie, I was not really excited to write). I was supposed to tell you about the editing tools I use here and on Instagram. Spoiler alert: I use free apps…cause I’m cheap…that even a monkey could learn. So if you’d like to try your hand at creating some fun images, go  try out Canva for your website or download the InstaQuote app when you’re posting to Instagram.

There. Caught up. I still count it as a miss, but to be honest, this week has been very full and I truly could not find the space to fit this blog into my mind, yesterday. Especially not after that glass of wine…and the vomiting incident  that I couldn’t wrap my head around. Because really, what exactly would cause someone to puke up liquid that’s so insanely green you wonder if he might actually be a leprechaun?

Well, the daycare teachers weren’t very clear about the incident when I brought him in this morning (no vomitting since then) but I heard them say “Oh yeah…the blue dye. That’s it.” and then nod at each other and me like, “Well that’s to be expected.” If I didn’t have so much going on in my brain, it may have occured to me to stop and go, “Hey,uhh…that’s probably not normal. Can we disect this incident a little more? I’m still not clear.” But alas, I have family coming into town, I needed to get home and clean, run errands, pick up a costume, bake some things, and do all of that before I picked him up. So I shrugged and left, hoping that he wouldn’t vomit green all over the nice sweater I had him in for picture day, today.

And just like the rest of this week, all has not gone according to plan, but it’s fine. It’s fine. I got home, cleaned the kitchen and the living room, vacuumed the high traffic areas, prettied up the guest room, checked the clock and it was time to go pick up the costume from my coworker. He’s lending me their Elmo costume, so between that and Jake the pirate and Yoda, my god, one of these costumes needs to not elicit a shriek of terror from him. Pretty please?

Got the costume, got money out of the HSA account because I just got contacts (crazy!) and new frames last night …but I stupidly forgot the HSA card when I was paying, so I had to put it on our credit card (ouch). Then as I walked around with WAY too much money in my wallet, I went grocery shopping and then…got the call from daycare. The little man has a small fever, did not cooperate for pictures, hasn’t eaten a thing all day.

Awesome. On my way to pick him up I called my sister who was en route with her husband and two girls. “Ummm, Marie, we have a bit of a situation.” I explained everything because hey, with a two month old and almost three year old, you need to know what you’re walking into. It’s the least I could do. Well, they didn’t turn the car around, so I hoped for the best.

Picked up Jackson, was able to bake a couple things while he slept, and the fever went away.  My sister’s family arrived  and he played hard with his cousin while we caught up and they got settled. My parents arrived with their two chocolate labs in tow, we ordered pizza, we ate the pizza, we ate the apple crisp and brownies I baked, we watched the world series and now it’s time for bed.

I didn’t get the main bathroom cleaned until almost 8pm, we didn’t get Jackson’s semi-annual pictures so we’ll have to figure out another solution there, but it’s fine. Family is here. It was a good evening. Tomorrow will be a lot of fun with a Halloween event at the Zoo and then heading over to a brewfest for a couple of hours (no kids).

This is all just to say, something is better than nothing.


And word to the wise – when there are two toddlers in the room, there needs to be TWO OF EVERYTHING. You’ve been warned.

About Lindsay

Happy mother of one, advertising account executive, so-so runner, always caffeinated

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