Friday, July 10, 2009

please not my house

That was my very thought as I walked out of Publix (grocery store at 9:15 AM) this morning.  

Grocery shopping that early? 

Yes, I was. 

That is not my norm though.  I just happened to have a small list of things needed and I figured I would run in pj's and all, and grab the items on the way home from dropping my son off at the rink.

You know, very important things like: litter, milk, bread, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste, cantaloupe, razor, shave cream, pirate booty, orange juice and arizona ice tea.  

Yea, all that stuff.  Stuff that I probably should have gotten on my Wal-Mart Supercenter run Monday.  

In truth, I really ran into Publix to get a couple of important things like milk and bread, and then I got a bit lazy and got the rest of the items that I was not able to get at Wal-Mart on Monday, as well.  But.... sometimes it just gets really, really old having to figure out what is for breakfast, snack, lunch, snack, dinner day in and day out.  Some days I feel I am not meant to be a stay-at-home mom.  Not because of the mothering part, but because of the cleaning, laundry and grocery part.  Then I quickly slapped myself in the face and said "um, well all that stuff still exist even when you do have a job to go to." Oh, right!  Glad I cleared that up.  

Don't get me wrong readers.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE being home with my babies.  I am SO VERY THANKFUL I have that choice.  When I vent and complain on my blog, it is NOT with a serious heart and pity me intentions.  I am simply letting out current frustrations. At the end of the day, when I rock my baby girl to sleep or tickle my sons back to sleep.  I pray, I give thanks and I am in love and grateful all over again, EVERY SINGLE DAY. 

Last night was a romantic night for honey and I.... well, the thunderstorm is love music for the two of us.  We love thunderstorms.  We got the kids down for the night at a reasonable time and then we got to enjoy each other's company.  Something we need to make more effort in.  It was nice.  

However, it seems as though we like to play a lot of musical chairs beds in this house.  Not last night, but the night before, this is how the dance went.

I rocked Morgan to sleep and put her in her bed.

I then lay with Hunter and tickle his back until he falls asleep in his bed. 

I fall asleep in Hunter's bed with him.  

I wake up to go to my bed, to see my husband had fallen asleep on the couch watching the Yankees.  

I go to my bed and go back to sleep. 

I wake up to honey, Hunter and two cats literately all laying on top of me where I could hardly breath.

Morgan wakes up crying.  I gasp for air and try to dig myself out of the human/cat pile I am at the bottom of to go and comfort her.  

She wasn't having it due to the thunder outside, so I ended up taking her into Hunters bed with me and that is where we slept.  Leaving Hunter, Mark and cats in my bed. 

Basically, everyone woke up in a different place than where they started.  Ha! 

So, as I was leaving Publix this morning, walking to my car, I hear and see a fire truck at full speed going in the direction to my neighborhood, and the first thought that rushed to my head is "please not my house." 

Ever done that? 

I felt like I couldn't get my bags unloaded into the car from cart fast enough.  All the thoughts rush through my head, "did I leave anything on?" It is such a scary feeling.  

Well, my house is clean.  I have two more loads of laundry to finish off and then I think baby girl and I are going to go get mommy's nails polished.  Mark and I are actually going out to dinner with Patrick and Val tonight, for Patricks BIG 40th birthday.  Both men are in the mood for some steak, so it looks like J. Alexanders tonight.  I am looking forward to a nice dinner with only adults.  I don't get those often. Then we are going to see The Hangover.  Not my preference of movies, but I am out voted.  See I am cool like that.  I can go with the flow of things, as long as I am fed.  A nice steak should do the trick. 

I know this post is all over the place and I am typing fast, as baby girl is now next to me and I can smell the foul stench of her dirty diaper 10 feet away, while she plays with the snot sucking machine.  She likes pushing the button and hearing the vibration sound.  Oh and guess what?  She said a new word last night, "night-night." It came out of no where.  I love that.

I still have to write her little update post, as she also has broken in one of her molars, which explains all these dirty diapers and waking up in the middle of the night issues.  Ah...the life of a mommy at home with a child.  

And since it is my rule to not write post when possible without posting a picture....isn't this a cute one of Mark and Morgan on 4th of July walking by the lake?  I wish I had by good camera when I took this shot.  All I can think of when looking at this, is the next image like this is when she is a teen or getting married.  So sweet.  

Oh and guess what else?  Hunter is getting baptized this Sunday.  As well, I am, or should I say my acting skills (ha!), are being used this weekend in church.  I will be acting on stage during the entire service, for all seven (7) services this weekend.  The discussion this week at church "How to have an affair!"  You read correct.  If you want to know how to have an affair, how to mess up your family and children's life, this message is for you.  Its going to be a great message and I encourage everyone to come check it out.  It can also be heard on podcast and as well seen on TV, just visit our church website But if you live in this part of Florida, come visit our church, and come see me in action on the stage. I dare you.   

If you are able to come and your schedule is flexible.  Come to the 12:45 PM service and watch my beautiful boy take the plunge in his public display of his faith, and be baptized.  

Other than that, I hope everyone has a beautiful blessed weekend.  

17 Personal Thoughts:

Blessings from the Reeds said...

Oh, yes! I have been in your shoes:) From the running into the house right after the grocery store to see if the candle burned the house down to playing musical beds with the family. Ha! Life sure is interesting at times. Congratulations to Hunter! That is big news at your house. Happy for him. I hope sweetpea feels better soon. Teeth and toddlers are not a good combination.

Wishing you a nice relaxing dinner with friends! Have a blessed day!~Rob

Tony C said...

Send a 'God bless you' to Hunter from his brother in Christ in Tennessee.

Our church does baptism at the beginning of services, and it always gets me into the right frame of mind when we have one.

I can relate to the musical bed scenerio...funny stuff.

Hope God is all over your weekend with a special blessing!

Misty Rice said...

See I must be emotional... both of these comments made me tear up. Thanks.

The Drama Mama said...

How exciting about Hunter! That is amazing...Praise Him for such a huge blessing! And I love the pic of Morgan and her Daddy....precious!

Love Mom said...

What a gorgeous picture! I cried as I looked at that as my sweet, baby girl is turning 16 years old on Aug 3 and as I read it Amy Sky's song "I Believe in Us" was playing from your website.

I too am emotional lately as we are working out a situation for me to be able to be home with our kids in the afternoons. It breaks my heart to leave them every morning. Especially mornings like today where my 16 year old is sick and the younger two (at home) cling to me, crying, and begging me to either stay or take them with me...

Wish I could be there to see your young man getting baptised; things like that make me cry and to see children being baptised (with the probabiltiy of them never having to go through soem of the things I have only getting to know God in my mid 20's makes me so happy and proud for them) What a great boy you have, with such insight and wisdom! You must be a GREAT mom!

Stewart Family said...

Love the picture of Morgan and Mark!

If I was close I would so come and watch you act and watch Hunter get baptized. What an exciting time for you guys as a family. That will be the best feeling watching your son shout out to the church that he has been saved. Give Hunter a hug from me. I'm so happy for him!

On another note: did you figure out what to do with your hair? I'm still loving mine but I'm scared I may hit that point where I want it all back long again soon.

GamecockQueen said...

Misty, you make me laugh so much! Musical beds hehe!

I L-O-V-E thunderstorms too.

My sign that it's time to break down and make the much dreaded Wal-Mart run is being out of litter. However, sometimes I go all the way to Wal-Mart and they are out of Feline Pine, Ricky's litter of choice. I hate when Wal-Mart carries something for awhile and then discontinues it for awhile. Very inconvenient!

I will be sure to catch the pod cast of your acting skills! Sounds like the church you attend is a lot like mine at home, which is about to open a satellite campus where I live now.

Enjoy your weekend and H's baptism this weekend!

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

You always make me smile...I just added your button to my blog.

daniella said...

I want some steak!!! On my way back from Texas in the plane I read in Delta's Sky magazine that the steakhouse you're going to is one of the very best in FL.

The musical beds story made me laugh out loud.

Amy @ Six Flower Mom said...

Musical beds WAS the name of the game at our house ... I just posted about this yesterday!

Misty Rice said...

No I haven't figured out what to do with my hair yet. I am going to try curling it tonight for my date with honey. Maybe a change in style will make it fun for me.

I want to look into extensions, I am just clueless about that stuff.

Ill try to get a picture of us tonight to show my hair how it turns out.

Aspiemom said...

Have fun on your date tonight. Is that Mark and Morgan in the picture?

Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

I just saw your comment about extensions. The Jessica Simpson ones at ulta just clip into your hair super easy...;) They are about $100 and they are worth it! I love your short hair tho...I think you look great, but reading the post where you lost that job because of it would really stink...I agree!

Pineapple Princess said...

A heart-felt congratulations to Hunter this weekend on getting baptized! That is the hugest blessing!! You must be one proud mama!!

Tiffany said...

What a fun post! Seems like you had so much on your mind to spill out! How freeing! :)

What awesome news that Hunter has decided to show his faith and obedience through baptism. I know you have to be so utterly overjoyed as a mom to see your boy grow in a relationship with our Lord. I pray for that for both of my boys, daily.

Have a great weekend!

Oh, my hubby has a blog now while he is in Iraq! It's so neat to have that record for our boys to read one day. Check it out


Mom to the 3rd Power said...

Oh, yes, the sound of thunder is music to our ears, too! Except the kids don't like to hear it too much, so that ruins the mood sometimes!
Yeah, I'm going through the two year molars and dirty diapers right now, too!
Being a stay at home mom is very hard and I think if someone says they do not struggle with it they are lying. Stay with it and get those nails painted-why are you getting hair extensions? I thought you liked your hair cut a little shorter??? Enjoy it-I'm sure it's cute!

Misty Rice said...

Yes, that is a picture of Mark and Morgan. I took it on the 4th in Texas. The book is a real book, and I thought that picture made a great shot for the title.

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