It’s just one of those days

I am frustrated, exhausted, and have a headache. Also I have too much to get done right now and not enough free hands. Lyra’s currently on the floor on her play mat, but she’s been there for about ten minutes while I put away laundry, and is likely to get cranky and loud at any moment. She’s already complaining.

Yesterday was the first day I had to recover and relax from visiting family. I rather wanted to just sleep in (hah!) and maybe just relax and play games all day, but there was other stuff I had to get done around the apartment instead. I managed to get some of it done, anyhow – some laundry and the kitchen (although then I went and messed it up by having lunch. Stupid lunch) and a little bit of tidying up, but not nearly what I wanted to get done. I was just too exhausted to finish everything, and I knew I’d be home today to work on some more. Which I am. So now I’m putting laundry away and starting at least one more load, and doing the kitchen again from dinner last night, and just generally tidying up the living room. Plus I’m trying to clean up the bedroom too, which looks like a tornado hit it.

To be honest, I’m just feeling frustrated and flustered and I keep getting annoyed that I have to stop in the middle of everything I’m trying to do because Lyra needs changing, feeding, playing with, naps (which this week have only worked when she sleeps on me, which is the most frustrating part of all.) So I’m kind of irritated and headachey and while stuff’s getting done, it’s a very slow process and I can’t see my way to the end of it yet.

On top of that it’s lunchtime and I need to figure out what to eat, and make it. Might as well leave the kitchen clean-up till after lunch, I guess – that way it’ll all get done at once. Oh yeah, and I need to do some pumping of milk so I can go for a bike ride tomorrow.

On the upside, there is a single deciduous half-way up Grouse Mountain in amongst the pine trees. It’s turned bright orange – a weird orange spot against the deep green. I had to pull out binoculars yesterday to identify what it was… it’s pretty. I do love fall. I should be outside enjoying this nice day, it’s going to be miserable tomorrow I think. Maybe later, if I get stuff done and it’s not dark yet.


  • jenny

    November 5, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Is there someone that you know and trust that would be willing to sit with Lyra for a few hours so that you could get some YOU time in, even if that just meant doing housework uninterrupted? I’d love to help you out, mom to mom, but I know it’s futile to offer :/

  • sharolyn

    November 5, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    I totally felt the same way yesterday evening. Like there is so much to do that’s NOT baby related… and then you throw a baby into the mix and it basically just becomes impossible. But everyone still needs clean clothes and food and whatnot, so what are you supposed to do??

  • Jenny Lee Silver

    November 6, 2008 at 12:02 am

    My brother-in-law Jordy is coming over tomorrow afternoon to babysit so I can go for a bike ride with my friend Brooke. That should be good for me, I think. Lyra loves her uncle Jordy, so I won’t have to worry about her.

  • Jenny Lee Silver

    November 6, 2008 at 12:02 am

    I’ll let you know if I figure it out…

  • jenny

    November 6, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    I’m glad 🙂 Bike riding will be a nice break, and you’re right, you won’t have to worry about Lyra with her uncle 🙂