Thoughts on a Late Monday Night

Apr 21, 2014

I can't tell you how depressing it is to get onto Goodreads and see my current status for the year: 7 books behind schedule. I thought I was setting a reasonable, attainable goal when I said I'd read 60 books this year, but it looks like I'm going to have to step it up a bit. Luckily, I'm almost done with four books, so that should help my numbers a bit.

Speaking of depressing: when someone asks if you were due yesterday and you have to tell them you're not due for six more weeks, that's depressing.

Bradley hardly ate anything for dinner tonight (in spite of lots of coaxing from us and in spite of not having a big afternoon snack). By bedtime, he was pleading and begging for a little snack. I think he orchestrates such things on purpose so he'll have an excuse to stay up a little longer. It didn't work tonight though.

I forgot how difficult it is to get my kids to bed on time when the weather is gorgeous. It seems like a crime to make them come inside. And for what? Just so they won't be little monsters in the morning? Big deal.

I'm a little worried our laundry situation might become perilous after the baby is born. Already it seems like it multiplies overnight; and do you know how much extra laundry a baby creates? We might be drowning soon is all I'm saying.

The boys all got a book for Easter. So far, Randy Riley's Really Big Hit is winning the popularity contest. Baseball, robots, and fireballs. What more could three little boys ask for in a story?

I'm teaching Maxwell's preschool group tomorrow. We're going to be learning about recycling. It's made me aware of how bad I am at recycling little things (like yogurt containers).

It's Charlotte Brontë's birthday today. I guess I should have saved my Jane Eyre review.


  1. I say it's not the quantity it's the quality and you're a busy mom with a new house and baby on the way. It's natural. As long as you're reading. :)

  2. I sure love you Amy and more power to you in the good things you are doing!!

  3. Ditto Rachel. You are an accomplishment machine. I'm sure the slower progress is killing you, but it's not as though you're lazy. You have a lot of little people who need a lot of big things.

    On my 5th pregnancy someone who never came to church had the audacity to show up the week before I was due-AND to ask if I was having twins! I was pretty much offended. Now I think it's hilarious. I hope the next 6 weeks go quickly for you.

    1. Every time my mom sees me, she asks if I'm having twins. :-)

  4. It's still early in the year, you're bound to have a burst later on and it'll all even out! :)

  5. I know...I wanted to cry every time some one said, "You look like you're about ready to pop, you must be due any day now!" And my only response was, "No, I still have seven more weeks!" Then they'd look at me wide eyed like they were saying, "You've got to be kidding!"


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