When Off Days Feel Like Work Days.

Do you ever think to yourself, “Man, I can’t wait to get to work so that I can rest”?  Don’t get me wrong.  I work my butt off.  You can ask any of my clients.  No, it’s not so much that I’m lazy at work as it is that I’m on the go go go every minute that I get at home.

Yesterday began with a 5:30 feeding for ol’ Benny Boo.  Shortly thereafter I began making ricotta cheese (which went nicely with my sautéed peppers and over easy egg).  Then dishes, kitchen cleaning, butter making, bean soaking, baby playing, many diapers, getting him ready, getting myself ready and heading over to Babies ‘R Us (for shopping and a spontaneous nursing break), then Three Lil Monkeys.

photoHaving studied a YouTube video on using the Moby wrap for the “joey hold,” I strapped Bennett on and cruised around the store.  No, that’s not true.  I should have cruised… then I’d have had time to get to the grocery store.  No, instead I moseyed and caught up with the owners, Elena and Chris.  By the time that I was heading out, Bennett had given up on me and passed out in the Moby.

Yes, that’s me holding a bag of goodies.  I was excited to score some Robeez shoes, some light, summer rompers and two Beaba freezing honeycomb trays.  At least, that’s what I call it.  Those things are usually $25 a pop!  I got two at $10 a piece instead.  Fancy shmancy, but I love ’em.  I hear Three Lil Monkeys is getting a new Melissa & Doug shipment very soon.  Word on the street is that there will be a Buy 1/Get 1 50% off deal goin’ on.

*wink wink*

My next stop was next door at Otani.  Considering the fact that Bennett was knocked20130606_123020 out cold, I decided to enjoy their lunch buffet, especially the sushi.  The wait staff was so friendly (and adoring, of course).  They kindly placed me in a dim corner where the babe would be most likely to continue slumbering strapped to my torso.  I thought it was sweet when one waiter offered to bring me some miso soup (in spite of the fact that people usually serve themselves at buffets).  Though I appreciated the thought, I did decline for fear that I’d be dribbling the broth all over Bennett’s head.

Then I ran across town to pick something up from a friend, got home, fed the babe again, got him moving around and started working on dinner.

Ahhh, dinner.  I whipped up some cousin of lasagna.  Looked related, but tasted different (in a GOOD way).  My beans had been soaking long enough to cook.  Using the Vitamix, I ended up pureeing two cups of beans into the tomato sauce.  This accomplished two very important missions: 1) thickening the sauce and 2) getting Brian to eat beans.

Then there were more dishes to do.

Plus laundry.

Plus making Bennett’s dinner (yes, he got some pureed beans, too), bathing him,  then pausing the bedtime routine to show the grandparents how good Bennett’s gotten at crawling, pulling himself up and racing down the house while pushing his walker.

Bennett loves the attention and I love giving him the chance to forget the misery of teething.  *sigh*

Then more bedtime stuff, fighting to get jammies on, reading, nursing, etc.

And then prepping this post to be released at 5:00.

I’m sure I’ve forgotten about twenty other things (like the coupon sorting and getting gifts ready for Brian’s sister’s baby shower).  Suffice it to say, I’m beat.  Work is a welcome reprieve today.


  1. June 7, 2013

    and you still look so lively!!

    when we were teething, my Italian grandmother would give us plain biscotti for teething biscuits–you might want to try it

  2. June 7, 2013

    Love your hair here. Do you have time at the end of the day for a ‘sense of accomplishment?’

  3. June 9, 2013

    Most days I feel the same way about my part-time work, too. : )

  4. June 9, 2013

    Love the new hair!

  5. June 10, 2013
    Aunt Manny

    Sounds like the perfect day. 😉

    • June 10, 2013
      Aunt Manny

      I love accomplishing a lot and feeling needed. <3

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