I’m taking some time out today to actually focus on me. I have been inundated with a lot of other editorial pieces on my plate as of late. How about we focus on me for just a few minutes?! Do I have your attention? Ok… good!

Stay-at-home Mom boredom. These past few weeks I have done a lot of soul searching and reflecting. I love being a stay-at-home Mom. I wouldn’t trade it for anything in the world. Running my blog and managing Domesticated Momma’s community is my job… next to being a Mommy, of course. While all that keeps me busy, I have to say I’m getting bored of the same old routine. I want something more. I would love to find a work-at-home (or partial) community manager or project manager position. Something different. Something to throw into the everyday mix that would spice things up a little. You know… keep me on my toes! Heck… I’m pretty much online all day anyway. It would be the perfect fit!

I’m a sucker for snuggles. I am. I may even be guilty of rocking my son to sleep each afternoon before putting him down for a nap. He joyfully sucks back his bottle and rubs my back with his little hand, occasionally shooting me his loving grins. How could I not be a sucker for his unconditional love and warmth? The snuggles are worth it to me. I’m going to embrace the moments while I can. One day he will be weaned off the bottle and rearing to go. The snuggles will be something of the past. I am holding on these moments while they last.

Operation Goodbye Leak: Complete. Finally. Our builder has complete the renovations that should have never been. We have lived in construction chaos for the past 3 months straight. We had to have our ensuite shower ripped out due to a hole in the shower pan. We experienced extensive water damage in our kitchen, which caused mold. We had our cabinets and counters all taken out and replaced. We’ve lived out of boxes. Let me tell you when you don’t have a pantry for months, you kind of become a hoarder. Pasta sauce or diced tomatoes anyone? I have lots. I know what I’m giving my local food banks this holiday season. Just saying.

While we were being inconvenienced by all this mess, I tried to approach my builder about possibly doing something more for us. Sadly that something more was resolving the leak situation. “Do you realize it cost us $3,000.00 to replace and correct the damage in your house?”. Nah really!? I thought you did it for free?! A bottle of wine or something just to say sorry for the inconvenience certainly wasn’t expected, but would have been appreciated. Ah well. I’m so glad we had Tarion coverage.

On the upside, the house is now returning to some level of normalcy and we can return to the land of not living out of boxes. Aside from the chaos, I have to say I love my house and always have. It’s just a shame the leak happened in the first place.

And there you have it folks… this week’s issue of Midweek Confessions! 

6 Comments on Midweek Confessions

  1. Sober Julie
    November 19, 2012 at 1:09 pm (5 years ago)

    You had me at cuddles. Honestly when I’m feeling run down and one of my girls wants to cuddle it tops my energy fill to the top again. There’s nothing like a few moments of quiet, bonding time to get my mindset back on track.

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  2. Cheryl Kirkness
    November 19, 2012 at 1:12 pm (5 years ago)

    I love staying home with my son as well but sometimes I too feel like I’m stuck in a rut. Sometimes we don’t go outside for days in a row. Oh well, we have fun at home with all his toys anyways. 🙂

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  3. Journeys of The Zoo
    November 19, 2012 at 3:34 pm (5 years ago)

    Glad to hear that you got the leak fixed. Living out of boxes sucks.

    I thought that my kids would love cuddles for ever but at three years old, they’re coming less and less. Thanks for the reminder to pay attention NOW!

    Besos, Sarah
    Zookeeper at Journeys of The Zoo
    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

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  4. Elizabeth FrugalMomEh
    November 19, 2012 at 4:32 pm (5 years ago)

    Cuddles! At 10 mos she is already fussy about when the cuddles come. She has to be just at the right point of tiredness. Hopefully this changes because I love cuddles!

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  5. Denise G
    November 19, 2012 at 5:09 pm (5 years ago)

    aww you are so lucky cuddles with your young one… nothing like them! I don’t have kids but remember the hugs for niece and nephew when they were wee and everything is truly from there heart! Glad to hear your house is back in order! Yes definitely you need some me time!

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  6. Christine @MommyMatter
    November 19, 2012 at 7:41 pm (5 years ago)

    I miss cuddles. I have to do the sneak in bedroom at night to get sleepy cuddles. I can’t even get hugs anymore without getting yelled at for being in their bubble.

    Glad your leak is fixed. I think I’d lose it if I had to live out of boxes.

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