Monday, October 19, 2009

My Hair Is Greasy

Some of you are wondering where I've been. Some of you could care less. And some of you haven't even noticed I've been gone.

Hey, it's okay. We can't all be perfect blog-stalkers.

The past few days around here have been a little crazy. But then, what day isn't crazy around here? That's what I thought. None. Anyway, I've been busy doing all sorts of meaningless tasks. And on top of that, I've actually done a few useful things as well. Let me name those things so you don't think I'm lying.

Seven loads of laundry.
I can't get over how one tiny new baby can increase the necessity to do laundry by such great quantities. I used to do laundry twice a week. Now I do it daily.

Eight print orders.
As much as I enjoyed shooting this wedding, I will not lie. I am going to be SO happy when all these pictures have arrived, been sorted, invoiced, and delivered. It's exhausting just to think about, but I know I'm almost done.

Twenty-one freezer meals.
That's right, ladies and gentlemen (but mostly ladies)....I've officially tried once-a-month-cooking. And just two weeks after I pushed a baby out! I know, I'm so amazing. And humble. Actually, my husband helped A LOT. (!ithout even being asked!) After my 2 1/2 hour grocery trip during which I visited three stores and spent close to our entire month's grocery budget....I came home, and during the next 24 hours we cooked up a total of 21 freezer meals.

I just know somebody is going to ask for the recipes for all the things we made, but I'll go ahead and tell you now that I probably won't get to that. So, you can ask if you want to but.....don't expect much.

Here's the list of what we made:

(2) chicken alfredo casseroles
(2) alfredo sauces (to go w/ fettuccine)
(2) lasagnas
(2) meatloaves
(2) sets of meatballs
(2) chicken soups
(2) beef stews
(2) chicken pot pies
and portioned cooked beef into meals for (2) tacos, (1) sloppy jo, (2) chilis.

So that's that.

One broken water heater.
On Monday morning, I discovered the hot water wasn't working. This was, of course, after I had already washed one load of laundry in "hot" water and one in "warm" - both of which were quite obviously COLD. I flipped the breaker and the reset button and all was well.

On Tuesday morning, I went into the bathroom for a quick shower. Not expecting the water heater to be not working again, I completely undressed, got into the shower and there discovered there was no hot water.


So yesterday evening my husband drained the entire tank and in doing so discovered an ungodly amount of some sort of (calcium?) buildup. It was nasty. And it took forever. But this morning we had hot water! However, I still haven't had time to take a shower. So my hair is greasy. And I'm pretty sure I stink.

Don't judge. We're not having visitors today!

As it turns out, our water heater wasn't actually broken, per se. But really...."One temperamental water heater" just didn't have the same ring to me.


On an entirely separate note, look who loves to smile at Mommy!

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Stop it. It's totally a smile.


lifegrins said...

I never got that "gas" thing everyone talks about. Each of my three children LOVED smiling at me, too.
I stalk you! I do! And I'm good at it, I just feel awkward commenting. You don't know me. But your photography has nudged me to give it a go as a living. I really appreciate your work. See...I feel creepy even telling you that. But I can assure you that I am just a mom who loves to follow good photographers and gather inspiration from them. Your family is beautiful, as well. I have an 18 year-old daughter at University (just wait...THAT one hurts!), a 13 year-old daughter, and an 8 year-old son. My name is Shawnee and my husband was a pastor and will soon be a teacher. Now you know me :D.
Congratulations, by the way. I think you seem to be handling all of this beautifully!

God Bless!!!
Your new stalker-friend,

Sarah said...

Did you happen to shower before church tonight? Not that I smelled anything... :)

Extraordinary Ordinary Life said...

My hair has never been more greasy until I had this third child. It gets more difficult everyday to find the time to shower. But I do shower people - don't get me wrong.