Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Christmas Part 1 of 2

This post was actually "saved" and I meant to post it last week, but time has disappeared.  Will be posting alot today to catch everyone up!  

Christmas Part 1
I'm gonna do one long run-on sentence because its really about how I feel at the moment…. I can't catch my breath….and I can't stop running.  My house and life at the moment is a marathon.  For those of you who actually read and/or care… I know there aren't many of you out there.

Friday we got out of school, my kids have been on the Naughty List ever since, Mattox especially, I discovered he wrote all over one my dining room chairs with an ink pen just to name one incident, I think he has a delayed onset of the terrible 3's, start Monday with cleaning with the new housecleaners, start cooking:  corn casserole, chocolate pie, crock pot salisbury steaks, mashed potatoes, breakfast casserole, sausage Rotel dip, and not to forget the endless supply of ShrinkyDinks for the kids while the oven is hot; my sink has no bottom = the dishes.will.not.stop… wrap more presents, make the promised Gingerbread house with the kids, Merritt starts getting inconsolable and extremely fussy; discovered the new housecleaner put my cleaning toothbrush in my regular toothbrush holder and I ended up using the wrong brush by accident (ugh!) …. Merritt didn't sleep for 2 nights straight for more than 5 minutes at a time, Matt is working during all of this so I am single mom for the most part, Matt decides to take Mitt back to the ER and discovers she has an ear infection, Mattox's eyes and cold progressively got worse over the week and his eyes start draining green gunk, antibiotics for 2 kids, Christmas Eve comes and we put out the Reindeer food, cookies and milk for Santa, in-laws come over for Christmas Eve dinner, Santa doesn't arrive until midnight because the kids didn't go to bed until close to 10pm,  Matt decides to work 3 hours on Christmas morning so he wakes the entire house up at 6:30 am to open presents before he has to go in, while he is at work I put 95% of their new toys together, deboxed/broke down 100 boxes, took out 5 full extra large trash bags, cooked breakfast casserole, did at least 3 more loads of dishes from the night before, my kids won't.stop.fighting.this.week, manage to get my kitchen clean again and my living room picked up just in time for Matt's family to arrive for Round 2 and dinner; great time with great family!; spend all day cleaning again the day after Christmas while Matt makes phone calls to the hospitals; we never heard anything from surgery and they failed to tell us that Merritt's surgery was canceled because the surgeon is no longer at Baptist; we miraculously get rescheduled at UMC with the same surgeon; but UMC has lived up to its name in the bedside manner in all this; just as my parents walk in the door, Mati Claire throws up in the kitchen… 1 hour later followed by Merritt…. Matt proceeds to tell me that he is done for the day because he has to get up at 3am to work in Natchez and he was going to bed…meanwhile I sleep on the couch because Matt is snoring louder than a freight train… I was awoken by UMC calling at 7:30 am for a 1 hour conversation about Merritt's life history which therefore made us late to our cardiology appointment at Baptist… Merritt screamed like someone was killing her during the entire appointment (not only does she need a sedative but so does mommy and I am joking about sedatives but one can dream right?); on the way out I discovered Baptist has a new Einstein Bros. Bagels -- which is just awesome and has made my day a little better…. the rest of my family will be here tonight for Christmas Round 3; Merritt's surgery was scheduled as outpatient at UMC on Monday…. is it 2014 yet?

Best bed hair ever!
My big reader!
My big Brave Hunter in his new camo!
MC and cousin Kendall
Merritt in her OWN new chair!  She loved it! (and MC is getting a new one if you can see how small hers is next to it)
Miley side family pic Take 1.  Kendall, MC, Mattox, and me on front row; Rachel, Uncle Aaron, Nana, Miranda "Ray", Miss Karen on middle row; Papaw, Merritt, Matt, and Mr. Holley on the back row.
Matt's face is going on FB in the near future.  ;)
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1 comment:

Lauren said...

Im a reader!! I post never, but I love your Blog. Started following after a friend posted a link on facebook asking us to pray for Merritt when she was first born. Kept up with yall ever since. And I love getting mommy ideas from you! Just wanted you to know that you are not being ignored! :)