Tuesday, June 14, 2011

it started at 5am already...........

i have a very sweet and dear, elderly neighbor, who i am very good friends with.
she has been having a horribly sad time with her husbands downhill battle with alzheimers. we do our best to help them out, in any way we can, (even if it is 5am;p).
i wasn't asleep for very long, until i heard helga, screaming my name from outside. i got up as quickly as i could, went to the back door, and found her standing there in the street. "helga! what happened? are you ok?", i said. "oh my! i have to talk to you! i cannot get you on your cell phone, and i think you're blocking my number or something?" she yelled.
we have this issue on an almost daily basis. she gets confused with the area code, (we live in a 2 area code area). so, we go through the same routine, checking the number, explaining to her i am not blocking her, and on and on.
so,  luckily nothing went wrong, just the same old morning with her husbands appointments, her being upset and sad, 3 of my 4 children are by now, wide awake amd running out the door to see what is wrong with helga.
our day has been quite uneventful so far, with the occasional fights amongst the 4 yr old and 7 yr old, the baby has had a small nap, thank goodness! but my plans of getting everybody ready for a frightening trip to the grocery store, isn't happening.
i have read through numerous blogs, countless emails, did some laundry, made a few important phone calls, paid a few bills, cut out a ton of coupons, and picked up a lot of toys and books.
i will be trying to get my errand list and my coupons all done in just a bit. i already have my lists for the stores i have to get to today, and when my oldest daughter comes home from work, i will be excitedly running out the door to start my coupon adventures;p
i was looking forward to taking the 3 little ones with me this morning, but as any other day, plans around here change within seconds, unfortunately. however, the time by myself will be much appreciated, and i certainly will not take as long as i would have with the kids.
so, when i get home, after making dinner, getting some housework done, and then the ever so anticipated, bathtime, lol, we can enjoy some time together to either make some ice cream, or a craft. as long as everything goes as planned....


  1. As I read you blog it brought a smile to my face. Its so wonderful to hear how you manage your day with all your events going on. Plus all your bundles of joy are they with you. You are so blessed to have them and I just wanted to let you know that. Have a great day!

  2. thank you very much for such a sweet comment;p i am very blessed to be here with my children, even though it may not always seem that way. at the end of the day, it always is worth it;p
    thank you again!!