Sunday, June 29, 2008

Blogroll news and other early morning ramblings

I just spent way too long doing something that I have been putting off for equally way too long.

I just put commas in different locations in the above sentence and no matter how I read it, it just didn't seem to sound like it should. So, grammar nerds--forgive me.

It is the wee hours of the morn and I am thinking that my girls aren't going to understand, nor deserve, my grumpiness when one of their monitors awakes me soon. Plus it is my hubby's turn to sleep in, so I will be doing it solo. I pray now that they don't wake up at the same exact moment. Boy, those mornings are rough!

Jerry and I are trying something new. Since we attend church on either Saturday or Sunday evenings, we are taking turns letting one another sleep in on the weekend mornings. Today, I didn't crawl out of bed til 8:40. It was glorious. Especially since I went to be pretty early too...before midnight that is.

The goal is for whoever is getting up with the wee people, to jump up and turn off both monitors at the first peep heard. Then exit the room closing our door behind them...quietly. Take the kid or kids, if both noise makers are awake, down the stairs for morning milk and some form of quiet activity until the other parent climbs out of bed.

So far, this little routine has been awesome. Jerry just needs a little more training. He tends to linger in bed a little too long when the alarms...I mean monitors...start sounding. I think he is hopeful that they will fall back asleep. Not likely.

Anyways, I guess all that sleeping in this morning tricked my body into staying up way too late. But, due to this energy (and a 11PM latte), I have blogroll news!!! I finally got around to updating my blogroll. I'm excited that I procrastinated so faithfully too. I got to use Blogger's new Blog List feature...and it rocks. You can just upload your Google reader feeds...which I'm sure would be so easy...had I ever really used Google reader. I had to type mine in one by one, but it was still a snap. The best thing is that it shows the most recently updated feeds at the top.

Go check it out...it's over there on my side bar. If you are a commenter here...you are most likely on it. I have found some fun blogs through comments. I feel like I might be missing a few though. My favorite list is messed up...or maybe I saved some to favorites under my hubby's user name. I'm not sure. But if I missed you, or you would otherwise like to be added, just leave me a comment. And, when you are updating yours, I'd love to be added!

The ones with an asterisk next to the blog name are my "real life" friends. You know, the people that I've actually talked to...face to face. And the rest of you guys...it sure would be a privilege.

Thanks and goodnight. Good morning. Good morning is what I meant.

15 comments:

Your Fun Family said...

I remember those horrible early mornings with little ones. As adorable as babies are I am glad that my "baby" is now 8 years old.

Your taking turns sleeping in sounds like it would be a God send. I am hoping that your husband also has coffee made and waiting for you when you get up. That would make it pure heaven.

My2Gs said...

Thank you so much for adding me to your blogroll! :) It's not showing my updates though...hmm....try updating my url to just http://my2gs.blogspot.com

Melissa :) said...

I'd like to know your trick at getting two baby monitors to work! I need two also, but can only seem to be able to use one. One seems to override the other. I'm using the same brand for both, though, maybe you are using different brands? :)

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

The new routine sounds good! I'm home from church with my middle one (Eli) he was sick yesterday, and seems ok, but want to wait before we spread the sickies around :)

Happy Sunday!

PS - jealous of your 11 pm latte :)

Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

oh I forgot...I added you too!

Tricia Hoffmann said...

You are always so refreshing. I didn't know Lily broke her little arm! My further research confirms that only me and kids under 12 had the hot pink cast and since I didn't pick it, there you have it!

Sarah Markley said...

yeah...thank you for putting my on your roll. i love the new thing blogger did with this. i haven't gotten around to doing this yet. way to go on something accomplished.

don't you know better than an 11pm latte? =) i'm toast if i have one after 3pm.

Tara said...

Thanks for the birthday wishes! :) And for adding us to your blogroll. I see some others on your list I want to check out. :)

Jenn said...

I like how that list works ! I also like how you guys take turns !

mommy to four j's said...

I enjoy reading your blog char

Beautiful Craziness said...

I know all about those mornings. My husband gets up every saturday and lets me sleep in, he's great that way. And my reasoning behind that is that Saturday is my day off. He then says sat. is his day off as well and I say yes, that is true that is why you are getting up with crazy kid - a pleasure that you don't get to enjoy during the week. I'll have to check out your blog roll and look into the blogger thing and see if I can update mine. I'm looking for some new fun blogs to read so I'll be back. Hope you can stop by sometime.

Christina said...

icing!

CarolinaMama said...

You did great! Love the new lists - inspiring others to try it! ;) Great idea on the rotation. And coffee!

Alana said...

I added you to my blogroll today. Thanks for adding me to yours. Glad you got some glorious sleeping in!!

Marci @Finding Joy in the Journey said...

I love hubbys who let mamas sleep in now and then! I have my Lily trained so that on Saturday mornings she gets the littlest out of the crib and provides morning milk, and the first course of breakfast for the boys. This lets my husband and I stay in bed together...gasp! Our house is small enough we can hear everything from our room, but it's nice just to spend that time together.

Thanks for the add to the blogroll, one day I'm going to get one of those new fandangled thingies! =)

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