I have never blogged at night. It's always been an early morning thing when I can't sleep and have something on my mind. This is a little different for me. It's a little unnerving actually. I just took my medication and I'm wondering how long it takes for it to make me do the equivalent of drunk dialing. That would be great. If I tell you all that I love you and start singing songs from the 70's, you know that the Klonipin is fully functioning and my hands should be removed from the keyboard.
So, today I was a hero. To myself anyway. Someone that I know was fostering two very sweet dogs because their owners had their trailer foreclosed. She couldn't keep fostering them anymore though because she had 8 dogs in her house! Eight!! They weren't hers but still I can't imagine. She was begging for help and had been for a week for someone to take these sweet little guys. They were scheduled to be put down tomorrow due to their age. The no-kill shelter was full and no one is going to adopt 13 year old dogs, let alone the 2 together. In their 13 years they had never been apart. So I took them. I already have my hands full. Yes, I already have a dog (although she's on vacation with the woman who sold us our house), but I saved the lives of two innocent little guys. Oh, and they're sweet. In the entire time we've had them, they've never barked. They've let the cats smell them. They're just cute in every way. It was my good deed for the day. Pictures of these sweethearts will come, I promise. I found my camera so I can actually include pictures in my blog again.
The rest of my day was rough. Being a staying-at-home mom is a lot harder than you'd think. It's like a zookeeper, trying to keep the animals in their cages. Ava and Noah are usually pretty good on their own, but they can be quite mean to Ammon. Sometimes Ammon stands his ground, but often he comes downstairs to "tell" on the others. All he can do is point and cry, and I'll ask him if they had been mean, and he'll nod. I can't wait until he communicates.
I've been working with Emmett on sitting. We've got super developmental delays there. He doesn't sit yet, although he does scoot. He also gets up on his knees, so any day now, he'll be off and running and we'll need ANOTHER gate in this house.
Uh oh. Medication is starting to work. The wise girl would stop writing but now is the time when I'm open to anything and everything. My fingers are free. Until I can't see no more, my heart is spilling out what it wants to say.
I am so over this house. It was built just the way I wanted it but I'm the only one who seems to take pride in it. Dave, in hi infinite wisdom, bought the kids a huge box of Poptarts the other day at Costco. We now have Poptarts all over the house. Can I get acquitted for Poptart rage? He should have known better. I'm tired of being the only person unpacking, especially since my back is in so much pain.
I'm sorry to complain, but damn, my van sucks in front end accidents. The only relief that I'm going to get is pain management, which I've heard is shots. Yea! As if the Botox wasn't bad enough.
And the fools cancelled my Botox for this month. If I have to wait 4 months to get on the list, heads will roll. Funny. I didn't even mean for that to be related to neurology.
Ok, here's the real blog. You know the stuff you want to read about? It's almost my anniversary. David and I have been married 13 years. That's a long time, people. There's been some really good years, and then some really rough, hanging on by your nails while you hands are digging into a cliff type of years. Year 13 was like that.
He doesn't read my blog, I think, so I think that it's safe to say that I'm going to make him a thumb drive of music that has inspired us over the years for an anniversary present. It will be a challenge because we have moved on from the sappy love songs of the first years of marriage to something more mature.
We fight. We kiss and we make up. At the end of the day, we're still together whether one of us is sulking or not. We're in it for the long haul so it hardly matters. The inscription inside my ring says "Together Forever" and truly I have to believe that.
Writing at night makes me write all over the place. I don't think I like that. I prefer to have a more civilized and organized blog. The space in my head gets quiet when the medication starts to work. It tells me to stop. I should listen.