dragging boost

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

This morning was a long one. I've not had the right amount of sleep for a couple of weeks now. I'm hoping that I can catch up this weekend. Last night looked like I might have done some catching up since Marisabelle was already sleeping when I got home. She normally takes a nap, but she was out cold, until...the tornado sirens went off.

Earlier in the day I'd heard of the tornadoes that had hit Oklahoma, so I freaked out. I jumped into action, grabbing my book, cell phone, bottled water, and Guapo. Don went to get Mari and we tucked ourselves away into the hall bath. We quietly waited until the sirens finished ringing. I held Mari in my arms, lamenting that I didn't get to play with her. Well, she must've sensed something because she sprang to life and was a ball of energy. We fed her, gave her some ear drops (Sidenote: She's having this clear discharge out of her ear that crusts over. I don't know if is a mixture of the ear drops and wax that is pouring out or what. No fever and no other signs of irritability. I hate to go to the doctor when I know that all they'll prescribe her are more antiobiotics. What do you think?) and she was running around the house. Literally. At her birthday we had a bounce house. She loved playing on the air mattress so much, tha I knew it was a must. Well, we still had the air mattress blown up from when my MIL came for a visit, that she ran into the the office/spare bedroom to play on it. We quickly had to cover the edges with pillows because she'd fallen in between that small space and was laughing hysterically at it and we feared she'd do it again...over and over. Here's a video I took of her with my phone trying to "jump" on the air mattress. Sorry for the poor quality, but it's video with a phone, what can I say? I need to upload the one from the bounce house. That one was hilarious!

Needless to day, she was up for a few hours and Don and I were both exhausted. I did my best to stay up, and just as I'd dozed off (desperately fighting sleep) I heard Don calling me name telling me it was time. Bless her sweet little heart. Just before midnight, we sang Twinkle, Twinkle, as she smiled up at us, rubbed her eyes, and attempted to sing along. We tenderly kissed her goodnight and she was passed out. Less than 15 minutes later, I was there with her.

At 4AM, she was in between sleep and awake coughing and fussing. Poor baby has that nasty cough still and in my tired haze, I'd forgotten to turn on her humidifier! Bad mommy! Don got up and made her a bottle with a teeny bit of cough syrup in it. I fed it to her and glanced at the clock. 5:12 Do I stay awake or sleep for 45 minutes? Yeah, I need sleep. I passed out and when the alarm went off, it was no surprise that I didn't perk right up. I said a quick prayer and hopped in the shower to wake up. Don went and prepped Mari. She was cranky and I wish I would've grabbed a photo of her this morning. Her hair was out of control; wild curls in every direction, showcasing every bit of her mood. No one in the house, including Guapo, is a morning person. We were ready before 7 and headed off to school. I lingered a bit there with Mari, holding her in my arms, admiring the heart she'd finger painted. After 5 minutes, the toys were out and she was more awake and ready for play. I kissed her goodbye and headed on in to the office.

While stuck in traffic, I caught a glimpse of myself and thought, "OMG, you need some serious help today, honey!" I fished around in my purse and only found my lipstick. I could make it work. I started to apply it when I saw that at the bottom of the tube it not only said ROUGE ALLURE 14 PASSION, but in slightly smaller letters it said MADE IN THE U.S.A. My mood lifted and I instantly felt brighter and happier. Yes, I'd over indulged on this lipstick months ago, but happy to know that that it was made here. :) Now I'm wondering if they make their eyeliner here too!

I have a long, long day ahead of me. In the long run, though, I'm so happy I had those few hours of awake time with Mari, and for that hour I got to hold her this morning, well, that was priceless. I'll gladly trade a few hours of sleep for those moments!

1 comment:

Jeev said...

Mari's video reminded me of myself after my cousin's wedding. I wonder if Similac has the same effects as Bacardi and Coke.

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