Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sleepless in Michigan

Life has been keeping me on my toes lately. I’m not even sure what does it most of the time. But yesterday, I knew why. For some reason my sweet little 10 month old decided that morning naps are for babies. Mind you that in his opinion, reaching 10 months is graduation into toddlerhood. His eyes were red and watery, and he blinked very slowly, as if any moment he was going to collapse into a deep sleep. But he didn’t. I finally had to coax him into napping for a couple hours in the afternoon with me, but even that was fraught with with fitful kicking and crying.

It was an exhausting day, but the sweet little guy did oblige me quite willingly (and quickly!) when I put him to bed at 8 p.m. last night. He snuggled up and slept hard until 7 a.m.! I couldn’t even believe it when I woke up this morning and he hadn’t stirred. Thank you, God! Now why didn’t I go to bed at 8 p.m.? Biggest mistake of the day right there. It was a good night, though. Cody took care of Sebastian and made beer bread yesterday evening while I went to the grocery, and later Cody talked to his parents on Facetime while I listened in and washed dishes. And since I was finally able to get some more stain stick, I spent about 30 minutes sitting on the floor leaned up against our “laundry closet” stain sticking a mountain of Seb’s clothes that have been waiting for a chance at redemption. We capped off the night with an episode of Ugly Betty while we peeled apples to put in the slow-cooker for Seb’s breakfasts.

And in spite of it all, we managed to have this for dinner. God is good. And my mom is awesome because she sent this beef up with my brother a few days ago. It was so easy to make. I browned the beef, tossed some potatoes, onions and garlic with a little olive oil and water and then whatever spices you want. I would recommend using carrots, too, if you have them.

It was quite a day, but my mom is coming tomorrow to watch Sebastian for the weekend. Cody and I are skipping town!

1 comment:

  1. Hope you and Cody had a wonderful "get away" weekend! :)