Success: I woke up this morning and decided that I should take all three girls to morning Mass. Why? 1) I was in such a pregnant emotional funk and knew I needed to just pull it together and get us out, and me especially OUT of my crazy pregnant head and it would be good. And 2) It is the feast of Saint Joseph the worker and (surprise!) we have decided on naming our newest addition "Joseph" so I really wanted to make a big deal out of it for the girls and for me. It actually worked, getting them ready and in the car, that is.
Fail: We drove down the street to the parish we live super close to only to realize that it was Thursday and a little while ago they changed the morning Mass to an evening Mass soooo.. no Mass there. Naomi begged for me to go to another church because (shocker!!) she was really excited to go to Mass and so I went with it and drove several miles farther to another parish I knew had an 8:30 a.m. service We walked in, surveyed the tiny living room that Mass was held in, listened to the audible laughter from a few older folks at Lucy's immediate tantrum at the prospect of being confined in the tiny room, and turned around and walked out. Then we drove home. The end, no Mass for us.
Success: I think this amber teething necklace might actually be helping a bit!
An amazing sweet friend sent one our way after having a lot of success with it and I have literally not taken it off Lucy since it arrived. I have noticed a marked decrease in how much she grabs at her mouth and a definitely decrease in the tooth grinding and gum bleeding. SO... success!
Fail: Lucy has started imitating her sisters (or ahem, Bernadette's) tantrums and now goes above and beyond anything I have ever seen from a 19 month old in this house, complete with a dive head first out of her crib in the midst of a major fit yesterday. The dive out shocked her out of the tantrum, but the aftermath was so, so sad and pretty worrisome, but in the end she was fine and hopefully learned some sort of lesson. I am just sad that amber necklaces don't help with emotional events such as we're seeing from her these days. C'est my life.
Fail to Success: I made this granola the other day and seriously overcooked it. So I tried it again today and did a much better job. In my opinion, it is the best I have tasted. Ever:
Fail: I gave a bowl of it to each of the girls only to be given each of their bowls back to me to finish consuming because they absolutely very strongly disliked it. This could be considered a success since now I don't have to share??
Success: In another effort to drag myself out of today's funk I decided to try my hand at some productivity by doing some laundry, cleaning a bathroom and doing some kitchen cleaning.
Fail: I was feeling pretty good about myself and almost done cleaning the kitchen when Bernadette saunters in, looks around and lets me know that "This kitchen is a mess! Yucky crumbs and food everywhere!" and that I "really should work on cleaning it."
Success: It is finally not winter anymore! Or in South Bend's case, we will call it at success that it hasn't snowed in a few weeks. BUT...
I know blogging about the weather is the lamest of lame, but methinks if you live in South Bend (or Canada, we'll give it to Canadians) you get a free pass to complain via in internets about the stupid weather. I just don't know if I can cope with one more cold, cloudy, rainy day. I just don't know...
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