May 26, 2011

More Than I Can Chew

Things have been a bit crazy this week at our house.  I had an extra child staying with us for a few days while his mom went out of town for a funeral.  That sweet child broke his arm when I took him to the park Monday.  He's okay, but we had a long night waking up to give him medicine and take care of him.  Then the next night he went sleep walking into the bathroom and mistook the cupboards and rugs and the counter for the toilet.  Let's just say I had a lot of nasty clean up to do.  Well, he left today and now I'm trying to get my house back in order.  It's been a whirlwind and frankly, I need a little break.  I think I'm going to take off a couple of days here, but I'll be back soon with lots of projects.


I also wanted to take the time to thank you.  While I realize that I don't officially know most of you, I feel like I do.  When I'm having a rough time it's so nice to get a sweet, thoughtful comment from one of you.  It really changes my day for the better.  Thank you for that.  Thank you for helping me decide what flip flops to buy....or for sending me links to things you think Rex would like...or for dropping me a thoughtful email...or for jumping in to participate in Wake Up Wednesday and sharing your experience with me.....or for telling me how you tried out a tutorial here...or for letting me know you like stopping by my blog everyday....or for telling your friends about it.  I am truly grateful for all of you.  I feel blessed to have found something I love doing so much - something that helps me feel connected to others even when I'm just home with my boys.  Thank you for reading.

On a sidenote, a few of you asked for me to share my Pinterest name with you.  It's under Cheri Magill (my maiden name).  Also, a couple asked about instagram and I'm cherdoggiedog there.  Yeah, that's right.  Okay, that's all for today.  See you soon.

50 comments:

  1. Have a nice break and a great Memorial Day. You deserve it!

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  2. Yeah, sounds like you need a much needed break. Enjoy your weekend with your family. Hopefully you get to decompress and come back to us all refreshed.
    :)
    Jessica

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  3. I so know what you mean about feeling connected to others even when you're just at home (I say "just" knowing that there's a lot more to it than that!). I'm so glad I started blogging for that reason, and in the process found you and your blog.

    Enjoy your time to yourself and with your family.

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  4. Oh my, that does sound like a rough week. Hope the next few days are much more relaxed.

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  5. Here's to havin a little break and a great weekend.

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  6. oh dear, I am so sorry, well honestly I am a little relieved to find out you are normal. hahaha. so many times I read your post and think, is she wonderwoman? does her house get messy? she must never get stressed out. Life hands us some twists sometimes and we just gotta laugh.
    take care
    Becky

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  7. Take a break! I hope the sun is shining and you have a cuppa your favorite thing with smiling happy boys running around!

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  8. Take a good break! Sometimes that is just what you need to jump start you back up again. Hopefully your house is back to order soon enough and sorry bout the yucky clean up, the broken arm and everything that you went through. Happy Memorial Day to you and your family and have a great weekend!

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  9. Enjoy your break! I am so glad to hear that other get overwhelmed too! Life is just so busy.

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  10. My son broke his arm about 2 weeks after my now 7 month old was born. I so understand needing a break after taking care of someone like that. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and your batteries are fully recharged!!

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  11. oh cheri! wow, now that sounds like not a lot of fun at all. rest up!

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  12. Bless your heart! I hope you enjoy your break! I admit, I stalk your blog, but girl you do so much all of the time...I don't know how you do it. You deserve to take a break more often! BTW, I'm making my lil man a "momma's gonna SNAP!" tee today. I adore all of your projects. You always inspire me!

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  13. That is one of my fears, that someone I'm babysitting would have a broken limb or something. Yikes!! How did you handle it?! And lol about that sleepwalking, how awful! :/

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  14. Have a great break! :)

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  15. If it makes you feel any better yesterday I had my sisters ids 2 & 4, I was changing the 2 yr old and she stood up and peed on my floor so I immediately put heron the front porch where she proceeded to pee some more then her sister came in from playing outside and had mud all over her bum so I started to change her when I realized she had peed her pants as well. Nice. Then I hear my little 8month old girl screaming so I went to my room where she was supposed to be sleeping and she had rolled (which she has never done) all the way to my head board and was half way down between the head board and mattress. So grabbed her and went to the living room to find my 8 month old son sucking on the booger sucker machine on the end that had all the boogers I just sucked out. Yes the circus music was playing in my head and finally I just had to laugh. Just thought I'd let you know you're not alone in crazy. Thanks for your blog.

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  16. Enjoy the next few days. It makes me happy to "hear" other hard working women say they just need a day or two away.
    Sorry you had that clean up (on top of the hospital visit) but I will say you relay that story where I think you are smiling while typing that story.

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  17. Oh my!! You need a break - have a wonderful time recharging! :)

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  18. aw, something is off in the universe lately, sooooo many people are having a rough time lately! I'm feeling 'better'/semi normal for the first time in over a week, myself... it's been a rough month around here, but I'm getting sick and tired of how sick and tired we've all been around here so I can only imagine how sick everyone else is of it! lol. On the bright side I've lost an inch or two around my midsection but I can't really feel proud of it when I didn't work for it... but I mean, mummytummy gone is mummytummy gone, I guess I can't feel bad about it either, lol.

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  19. You are a very good friend! Take all of the time you need! We'll be here when you get back. :)

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  20. I've been reading your blog a few weeks, and I feel like I'm getting to know you. You truly are a wonder woman and such an inspiration, even when life throws a mud pie! Broken arm? I would go into panic mode! Enjoy your time off. :)

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  21. Enjoy your break and congratulations on the Upcycled Tee Dress making the cut on CSI Project!

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  22. Sounds like quite the interesting few days you have had. You definitely need that break. Have a great weekend.

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  23. What a story -
    you really deserve some days off - enjoy it!
    have fun!

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  24. Have a wonderful weekend! You deserve it after this week!! what a week!!!

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  25. Well Bless your Heart!! That really does sound like a handful!! You deserve some time off for sure. Enjoy your holiday weekend :)

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  26. Poor you and the child. What a sweet person you are for helping your friend. I'm always teasing my boys' friends (when they are jumping off swings, being crazy, etc.) that they are NOT allowed to break anything when I am on watch. Enjoy your break!!

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  27. Oh, yes, enjoy your rest! What a crazy time you've had. I used to clean bathrooms at Safeway when I was 16 so...I feel your pain. :o)

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  28. UGH I hate it when someone else's kid gets hurt on my watch! It almost feels worse than when you break one of your own:) We recently had an incident requiring stitches with a new friend we had just met - probably won't be asked to be in their carpool...:(
    Anyway, I think you should take a break. You work hard for all of us, and you deserve some time off! (Just please don't take TOO much time off, I would miss you:)

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  29. {{{{{{{{{{{BIG HUGGS}}}}}}}}}}}}} Rest up kiddo, nice long weekend. See you back here on Tuesday, yo :)

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  30. Funny you mentioned that you feel like you "know" the ones that read and comment on your blog. I feel the same way about you! I try to read everyday and enjoy everything you post!! You do an awesome job on this blog so I can only imagine how awesome you are with your home/family/friends :) You deserve a break for a few days; put your feet up and have a cold beverage!

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  31. Sorry you're having a rough time! It always seems like when it rains it pours! Can't wait for things to calm down for you. Not to sound like a creeper, but I feel like you're an old, dear friend. Thank you so much for your blog....you do such a great job and I look forward to your posts!!!

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  32. Oh my goodness, my dear!!! Hang in there!

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  33. Have a good weekend! Breaks are so great:). You are wonderful and such an inspiration to so many! That's a big role to fulfill, but you do it so well!

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  34. Hoping a three-day weekend will make things a little better. Maybe pull out the guitar and sing a song or two. Music makes the bad days better, right?

    Thanks for the Pinterest info!

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  35. Step away from the keyboard!!!! What an ordeal that was. You need at least a week ;)

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  36. I forgot to mention, my husband is on his way home from Boston and has managed to find me two enormous rolls of freezer paper for 5 bucks! I know, he thinks I'm crazy but appreciates the economics of it all. Same things sell as imports here from $16 a small roll + postage. Don't know what I'm doing, but I will be so smug having it in my cupboard! HA!

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  37. Ugh, these things would be hard enough to deal with when they happen to your own kid...but when it happens to someone else's kiddo who is probably desparately missing his mommy, it makes everything a thousand times worse. Enjoy your little break and don't feel bad for stepping away from the blog for a bit--I'm sure you'll come back ready to roar again! :)

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  38. Pinterest is so much fun! Thanks for sharing your user name, I'm following you there now.

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  39. sounds like an eventful few days. take a much needed break!

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  40. Have a great long weekend! I added you on Pintrest (Heidi Kundin) :)

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  41. Enjoy your weekend! You deserve a break. I am in constant awe that you manage to blog every day. I think your sons love superheroes so much because their mom IS a superhero! SUPERWOMAN!

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  42. Dear Cheri, I'm sorry to hear you're overwhelmed with... well everything that goes on in a house full of boys... I hope you enjoy your break and refill your battery. Love from Holland, Emma

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  43. A broken bone at the park is one of my biggest fears...You poor thing!! You continually inspire me with your talents, I love your blog!

    Enjoy your MUCH DESERVED time off!!

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  44. I simply love your blog. I think you are so creative, plus I love to hear about your family. I have two girls, no boys; however, they are gown and have careers of their own. When I was in high school, I babysat 4 children, the youngest was a sleep walker. Thank goodness I didn't have the accident you had. I proabably would not have babysat there again!!! Ha!!

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  45. You pretty much rule in my book. Thanks for inspiring us. I am always happy when I get to steal a few minutes to look at what you're up to. I wish we were neighbors so I could be inspired by you all of the time. Happy recouperation day.

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  46. Hi,

    I am your follower!
    I really really like your blog.
    Keep up the good work!

    Do visit my blog too at http://aliascreativelife.blogspot.com/

    Alia

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  47. I'm not sure i've commented on your blog before, but i've been following for quite sometime and i just LOVE all the boy ideas you have! =) it's so hard to find crafty things for boys, so your blog is my go-to when i want to make things for my son!

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  48. Do you know how to find someone to follow on Pinterest? I'm just starting out there and would love to see you boards, but I don't get it!

    Hope you had a relaxing and recharging weekend!

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  49. desde España se te echa de menos, Cheri!
    We miss you from Spain, Cheri!

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  50. I don't even "know" you, but I miss our daily chats terribly. I hope you are getting some much needed you and family time. Life can be crazy sometimes, right?

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