Monday, February 18, 2013

A Bad Mattress, A Bad Diet & A Bad Attitude

This past week [and weekend] was one of those weeks.
A week where I didn't get enough rest, didn't have enough coffee and didn't have enough patience.
I blame our old mattress for ruining my restful nights of sleep.
And I guess I can blame myself for not making coffee everyday.....but coffee everyday isn't healthy. At least not the way that I make it. (I double-boil white chocolate, mix with almond milk and then pour it into my coffee. The only other way I can drink it is straight black with Kahlua and that probably defeats the purpose of it.)

I had to hear so much whining from my two tiny humans.
I mean, sure it was probably the usual amount but my depleted amount of patience didn't think so. I just wanted to be left alone.
I didn't even have enthusiasm in my workouts, and that's usually where you blow off steam!
Do foods ruin your mood? Its possible that I've been eating so healthy that any form of 'cheating,' ("Damn you milk chocolate and ice cream!") can not only make my stomach churn initially, but it can also effect my moods.
I also discovered that I have a problem with thinking I have to eat all of the Valentine's Day chocolate until they're gone. Over a 3-day span of course. C'mon, I have a little bit of restraint!
But really, if you haven't tried Lindt Chocolate truffle are really missing out, even if they are addictive. "Once you pop, you can't stop" should've been their slogan, not Pringle's!

I'm sure it doesn't help that we need a new mattress or that I have been mentally running in circles while banging my head against the wall. Gosh, I hope I can settle that part soon.
We've had this mattress for seven years now. And its been through TWO pregnancies...with 40-lb weight gain each time! Oh and to make it worse, its a pillowtop....those can only be rotated, not flipped. Yeah, yeah I know mattresses are supposed to be replaced every five years, but time got away from us. Now my back and my peaceful nights of sleep are suffering.

I'm also anxious for our move at the end of the month (when we get our new mattress). We finally bought a house! But now comes the fun part --- in figuring out color schemes for the rooms, especially for the boys' room. I want to make sure that their room isn't too infant-toddlerish so that we're not re-decorating their room in another couple of years when they become "big boys."
I researched feng shui colors and finally can check decorating off my list.
Too bad I can't say that for the other tasks going on in my mind. {Throws pity-party confetti}

I'm still not looking forward to the amount of whining and/or fighting that this upcoming week will bring me, but hopefully the mattress fairy will come and sprinkle 'restful sleep' dust on our mattress every night this week.....or every night until we buy a new mattress.

People, women and moms can't be perfect. Some days, or unfortunately some weeks, will just be a time of survival. I can't be perky, fun and unfazed all the time but I will fix my eating and try to keep things in their proper perspective.

Please tell me that some of you have the same kind of day(s) or week(s) sometimes.


  1. Girl, I'm in survival mode right now too. My reasons are different but the feelings are the same. My older babies (10 and 7) are sort of old enough to understand and they can tell when I'm overwhelmed. Especially my 10 year old son, sometimes he'll ask me if I'm stressed out and ask if he can help. He's such a sweetie when he's not driving me crazy :) But anyway, yes we call go through these things.

    I'm heavily dependent on coffee too and I just can't bring myself to go through the withdrawal right now. But when I don't have it, I'm almost not fit to parent. LOL. I'm exaggerating but not really.

    Hang in there! Congrats on the new house and new mattress! In the meantime, drink lots and lots of water and eat lots of veggies. When I'm feeling like this, I try to ease off sugar and fatty foods because they'll make it worse!

  2. aww! hope things get better sooner than later!

  3. All. The. Time. My two humans are also in the business of driving me completely nuts to the point of exhaustion! We all have our days!! I am so in the same boat.

    Also, every five years? Oops we are so 2 years behind...mattresses are so spensive though!!


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