Two AM

Was when today started. Even if it is technically “morning” I don’t think it’s the time to rise and shine. My daughter, however, disagrees. She was up with her lights on and who knows what her plans were. There’s a tell-tale sign to me that she’s up though. Her monitor in our room usually flashes some red lights because of the noise of her noise maker. Every time she gets up one of her “duties” is to turn off the noise, so the light goes to one green in our room. So I tromped down the steps last night(morning) and informed her it was NOT time to get up. Getting back to sleep proved difficult for both of us however. About 45 min later I was about to drop off when I heard her voice fussing. She wasn’t up this time, but she wasn’t sleeping either. So I got her a cup of milk on the chance that she was actually hungry, and I guess it worked. My brain then decided that it must be time to be all active, because I could not for the life of me get back to sleep. I saw 4:16 on the clock before I finally did get back to sleep. My alarm went off at 6. *sigh* I didn’t get up though, I just turned it off, and slept till the thumping of the lads up and about at 7:14 finally drove me from bed. That and I needed coffee… a lot! 😉

Anyway, it was kinda downhill from there. The kids seem to have plotted together (dunno, maybe it was a 2am meeting that I interrupted) to keep me hopping from one crisis or issue to another. Ella was in rare form today while she literally went from one thing that she knows she shouldn’t be doing/touching to another. The Lass was determined to test her boundaries today. Qade was doinking around at his window during a school lesson, and I had to go in and restart that section for him. I bet he was surprised to see me when I came up from the cellar. Ha ha! Myles whined a lot today about not feeling good, however he wasn’t enthusiastic about my suggestion to go to bed. Go figure!

Anyway, despite all of that I managed to get another of my Christmas gift projects done, and an IKEA blanket for my photo sessions dyed. You know, this was my first attempt to Rit dye anything, and it seemed like quite a chore. I used a big bucket set in the tub but it was just a mess. Seriously. And due to the fact that no matter how hard I try I can’t seem to be in two places at once, Ella’s hands are now purple. I have one more blanket to dye, but I’m not sure how or when I’ll do it. I didn’t like the bucket method too much. We’ll see once I have a chance to wash the finished blanket in cold water how well the dye took. I was trying for a deep gray, and it looks like a light purple instead. Hmmmmm….

After Stu got home we went for a family walk which was lots of fun after the whining issues were dealt with. We had leftovers for dinner and I stuffed as much food in Ella as I could so she would hopefully not wake up and start roaming about in the night.

I made chocolate/white/butterscotch chip cookies tonight. They are NOT low carb, but I’m eating some anyway.

Pray for Stuart as he is going to be preaching a funeral for a second cousin who passed away suddenly and unexpectedly last weekend. Most of the family are not believers as far as I know. It’s a very difficult situation for all of them, and I know it’s going to be hard for Stu as well.