A Quick Check In…

I don’t have a blog post ready for the week – not even one. I work this week so I don’t even know that I’ll have one ready on Tuesday.

Don’t get me wrong, I love blogging bt it is just too hard to do before the boys are in bed. The last hour of my days are reserved for blogging, Craig, and showering. With the days getting longer, more play time outside, that time keeps getting crunched in on.

As I’m typing this Craig just called and said he’s on his way home at 8:40 pm. While I’m so excited to see him I am straight up exhausted, I haven’t showered, and I haven’t blogged, and I have to be up and on the road by 6:15 tomorrow morning.

These are just growing pains. I haven’t actually seen Craig before 8:30 at night in WEEKS even though it’s a Sunday which is usually our family day. There is an end in sight but man. These days are long and I have absolutely no time to myself in the past week except to mow my lawn today.

This is all fine, I’m just being whiny. I am fully aware there are worse things and I chose all of this but I’m just tired ya’ll. It’s been a long weekend full of fun and family but I’m just tired.

Carver has just been a monster to get to bed. He’s laying on me eating banana wafers right now. Craig is home so Carver for sure won’t sleep now. Even if he goes in his room to bed he will wander in about 5 times asking random questions, needing water, needing to pee, or kicking his wall. Gannon on the other hand is already asleep and will be until 8 am. Even when we have time alone it is never actually alone.

UGH! That’s all I know. Sorry I’m whiny. Maybe those blog readers who comment nasty things about how whiny I am are right 😉

See ya’ll tomorrow (maybe!)



  1. Robin
    May 4, 2020 / 3:55 am

    Oh boy do I remember those days. We bought a business when our first child was 6 months old, which left me as a working single parent. You have every right to be whiney. You don’t “owe” us blog posts, if you don’t have time, you don’t have time. Put your family first, everything else will fall into place. Enjoy your alone travel time to and from work this week. Take deep breaths and put your worries aside.

  2. Joy in Nw Iowa
    May 4, 2020 / 12:35 pm

    Being a farmwife or farm widow is not for the faint of heart! We do things other women have never thought of. In order to see our husband and the kids can see their farther, we have picnics with the whole family in the field. In my day there was no such thing as takeout…….we cooked it and carried it to the pickup and then loaded up the kids and then unloaded , had lunch and reloaded and then brought it all in the house and cleaned it up! I’m not whining, just reminiscing!!! Love it! I still enjoy bringing lunch out to the field!!

  3. Lynne Nicholson UK
    May 4, 2020 / 12:45 pm

    Sending you love and hugs

    I’m sure those who call you whiny have either forgotten their hard times or lie to themselves about how well they handled their hard times.

    I remember well the exhaustion of raising 3 young children solo… sure there were times when I joked in the face of hardship (a chorus or three of “3 wheels on my wagon” as I walked home holding the wheel that dropped off my peak that held my three children and the weeks shopping) but often I was sobbing especially during that time when they no longer all napped together. You will get through this

  4. Ellie
    May 4, 2020 / 2:11 pm

    I agree with Lynn . Those who complain about whiny post have forgotten their hard days. We all have them! Just keep putting one foot in front of the other moving forward. Having this crazy social distancing doesn’t help! If you start reading a complaining comment skip and move on.

  5. Elle
    May 4, 2020 / 2:36 pm

    Good grief, I’m not a Mom and I don’t think you are whiny! You’re a busy Mom with a Professional career and a farmer spouse. You’re doing great!

    Happy Monday. I hope work on your new unit in your new facility is a great day!

  6. Sherri C
    May 4, 2020 / 7:32 pm

    I was whiney yesterda–feeling sorry for myself because of the stay home order. Missing my friends, activities and family. So happy I have quilting as my hobby. I’ve been reading your Mom’s blog since they bought the house. Now I am enjoying your blog–and Kayla’s.

    Keep your chin up!
    Hugs to all of you.

  7. Penny Holliday
    May 4, 2020 / 10:24 pm

    To tell it like it is ~ the honest truth is not whining!

  8. Susan the Farm Quilter
    May 4, 2020 / 10:38 pm

    I have to admit, this post made me laugh! We are ALL whiny right now!!! The world has gone crazy and sometimes it feels like we are on the tail end of crack the whip. This is your blog, so you get to choose when you blog and what you blog about. Yes, it’s nice to know that y’all survived another day, but we do not need a blog post every. single. day. You have a busy, crazy, hectic life right now, so that is where your time and energy needs to be focused!! The three males in your life are quite demanding, each in their own way. (Craig’s “demands” are his insane hours right now). Have you tried not talking to Carver when he get up after you have put him to bed and just put him back to bed? That worked for one of my daughters. Hang in there…you will get through this season!! We’ll be here whenever you have the time and energy to blog!!

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