107 degrees

The country is obviously dealing with more insane weather elements right now, so I don’t feel great complaining about this but it feels hotter than the sun outside right now.  I had planned on going to the train museum in Sac for the afternoon because I promised P we would go at least once this summer…and as he reminded me on last Thursday’s welcome day at school WE STILL HAVEN’T GONE!  Whoops! So I figured Monday afternoon would be the perfect time.  We had no plans and it’s indoor (read: air conditioned). Awesome.  And then I happened to go on the website to check their hours and lo and behold, the elevator is starting construction.  On August 28th. What are the chances?!? New plan!  Library?  All parties were on board, thank goodness.

I started the day with a waffle with cashew butter.  And coffee.

Then I took P to open gym to get some exercise before the temp skyrocketed. Valley girl was at home with grandma for her last hour with us, and then as soon as gym was out we picked her up to take her to the airport. 🙁 I was so sad dropping her off.  I know how lucky I was to have her in town for the past week but I wanted her to stay forever.  Or 6 weeks.  Which, at the moment, feels like forever.

After we returned home I fed them lunch and we played dolls until nap time.

I got this salad for myself last week and never ate it, but this seemed like the perfect moment for a pick me up. I feel like I’m wallowing, but I will get over it, I promise.  I’d just gotten used to another person in the house with me, helping me out, hanging out, etc. and now I miss it.  This salad was one of my faaaaaaves that I used to buy when V was first born and I wanted quick meal options.  I eventually stopped buying it, because it had non-organic chicken in it and I felt like it was something I could/should make on my own instead.  But having it again made me remember how much and why I loved it back then.  I added half and avocado and it totally hit the spot. I had baby carrots too, and a trilogy kombucha afterwards. Splurge day for me!

Afternoon crafting.

My friend brought us dinner – nom nom paleo’s chili with baked potatoes and salad.  I feel guilty accepting so much help – I don’t know why – but it has been a GAME changer.  It’s seriously keeping me afloat.  My friends know me so well too.  They totally understand my diet and our families restrictions.

Bath time was insane between the two kids.  It just takes so long.  And while V doesn’t hate it as much as she used to, she really isn’t a fan and so we have to just power through as best we can.  And then we finish and as exhausted as we are we have to turn around and do him.

Earned this plate.  And a second after.

I’m just going to post this now because I am short on free time.  V came down with a GI bug and it has literally TAKEN OVER my life.  She was up all night with diarrhea and unfortunately it ruined her cast beyond repair.  I contacted the ortho team just to make sure they were aware (because I’m kinda concerned about her skin) and at this point there’s nothing we can do.  She can’t alter her cast without doing it all over again (in the OR with anesthesia) sooooo…I don’t know.  I really just want her to feel better because she is STILL having cramping pains and frequent bouts of diarrhea all day long and it breaks my heart watching her cry over it.

I spent 40 minutes on a single change last night because it was such a mess.  Oh and this was also our 7 year anniversary.  Happy way to celebrate.

But seriously, it feels so awkward complaining about my stuff today because of the devastation in Texas.  I read the news on my phone and flip through instagram and it is so bizarre to have such a dichotomy of pretty IG posts followed by a horrible storm destroyed state.

Here is where we donated.  Also, check with your employer because many will match any donations you make, so your $ will go even farther.

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Comments (3)

  1. Jaima

    Oh my goodness! This is just too much! fellow mama of two and long time reader here…you are amazing! I can’t believe how hard this is for you all….GI on top of everything! what can I do to help? Seriously. Send a meal from your fav restaurant? Mail you activity books. You need more help! Seriously email me at jaimashore@gmail.com and tell me how I can help!

  2. Elise (Post author)

    you are just so so sweet! thank you so much jaima. if im in dire straights this weekend (kyles out of town) ill email you for sure 🙂

  3. Courtney

    Oh poor V! A gi bug on top of everything else?!? And poor you too–I’m so sorry. It is hard to see our little ones sick under normal circumstances, but your situation with V right now is not normal 🙁 I hope she feels better soon.

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