another week, another Wednesday.

This morning Madeline was awake at 5:15AM, chatting away in her crib. This triggered Hudson to start his yelping and shrieking well before Andy’s alarm for PT had even gone off. But Maddie fell back asleep sometime around 6:30AM, and I spent those early morning hours under the covers, happily gabbing with Korea Jenn (as she’s affectionately known in our house) on Facebook chat.

Of the ten loads of laundry to be done this week, I still have three remaining (having company adds a few extra loads of sheets/blankets/towels). But instead of having an 11th load of puke pillow and case from Sean’s unfortunate late night episode of sickness on Friday, I just threw them out. Because that’s how I roll. Lightened my load right up.

The stress of Christmas cards and shopping and stocking stuffers and travel plans is turning me into an even crazier, spreadsheet making Scrooge than I already am. But there’s nothing like the power of the James Taylor at Christmas album, the Snow Day candle, Target Dollar Spot snowflake window clings on the back door and a hot cup of coffee with Thin Mint creamer to melt away the stress and to bring the joy of the season back into our home. (Don’t worry, we don’t have Christmas decorations up yet. Those can wait until the weekend after Thanksgiving. We’re just inwardly celebrating, right now. DEFCON 3.)

Andrew has been leaving his dishes out on the kitchen counter, right beside the empty dishwasher. If you know what I mean by this, then you know how I feel about this. But this morning he was the one who put on the Christmas music, squeezed me tight and smooched me so many times on the way out the door that Madeline looked up at us and belly-laughed, as she picked up the Cheerios she had thrown to the floor from her high chair and popped them into her mouth.

Alright, Wednesday. I can deal.


  1. Korea Jenn is the best! I pretty much run my day around when I can start texting her. I even have the weather app on my phone tell me what the temperature is over there which might be overkill, but who cares? 😉

  2. First of all, I really like my new nickname. Ko-wee-ah Jenn! Secondly, peace be with you on the xmas cards. I usually hem and haw for WEEKS over them (and before that, I hem and haw for MONTHS over the photo that’s going to go on them), but wanting to feel productive the other day, I just said, To hell with it all! and ordered up a batch of cards. With pictures that people have already seen which is SO not my style but then I realized that my new style might be “lazy” and maybe I should just embrace it. It’s being embraced. I’m embracing it. I’m off to go embrace the last Reeses too. Woot!

    • Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s Reeses. Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s Reeses. Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s Reeses.

      But maybe Reeses would be just the thing I need to push through to the end of the week?

  3. This made me smile. And Korea Jenn is pretty cool. 🙂

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