Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #38 - All out of whack

Every year, Doug and I take a mini-vacation away from the kids and have their two grandmas watch them at our house. And these 2 days quickly set our routines upside down. Here are thirteen things that got out of whack.
  1. House - The grandmas are not quite as strict about having the kids clean up their toys. When we got back I found all sorts of things under the aquarium table: poker chips, fish from a fishing game, plastic easter egg halves, spoons, monkeys from monkeys in a barrel, and ice from Don't Break the Ice, too name a few. When I asked Dova what all that stuff was doing there, she said "that's my garbage can." I instantly hit the roof and all relaxation gained from vacation disappeared.
  2. Dova - Our daughter was replaced by a sweet girl that showers you with kisses instead of being grumpy and difficult. A welcome change!
  3. Adam - Our normally well-behaved son became totally manic and out of control. He even stepped squarely on my foot with his hockey skate after hockey practice. Calm down!
  4. Work - I somehow managed to erase from my brain all details of the specification I worked on last week. But the general manager stopped by today to give me a personal atta-girl. At least someone thinks I know what I'm doing!
  5. Eating - We expected to overeat, but for whatever reason things were not moving so well on the other end. I had low energy and felt lethargic on the last day because of it.
  6. Walking - We are starting our 10,000 step program at work again this year and I forgot to put on my pedometer on the first day yesterday.
  7. Sk*rt submission - I managed to keep posting on the first day, but totally fell off the horse on the second.
  8. RSS reader - I had to mark stuff read without reading today because I just couldn't keep up.
  9. Tuesday Toot - I had a great post planned but it never happened. Good thing it comes around every week.
  10. Wordless Wednesday - ditto.
  11. Book giveaway - I totally forgot to pick a winner for my book giveaway yesterday. I finally did tonight, congratulations Bebemiqui!
  12. Blog template - I tested some changes on iPhone bytes, but never intended to leave it for an extended period. Good thing no one reads it anyway!
  13. Contest bytes - So many contests to blog, so little time! Check out the $25 freebie I posted tonight.


Anonymous said...

Good for you! It's worth it to get everything out of whack to be alone with hubby!

DrillerAA said...

Grandparents are natural child behavior modifiers. That's what we do. Some days that's a good thing, some days, not so much.

Natalie said...

I just got back from a vacation yesterday. Sometimes you need a vacation from your vacation. Things are always a little off when you get back. I'll be heading back out on vacation in a few your neck of the woods. We'll be going to a wedding in Boston.

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...

I always think I need a couple days to re-coop from a vacation.

Anonymous said...

I swear if I even blink my RSS reader fills up, let alone of I'm gone for a few days.

Mrs.Naz@BecomingMe said...

Great list