Some days, it's just good to take the day off and relax. Take today for example. I had big plans for today. I was going to clean from top to bottom, hit Target or Freddie's and get Josh's room organized and generally get the place looking good.

This is what happened (and I'm all the more relaxed and not stressed about it actually). Got woken up by Joy about 3-something. Brought her back to bed with me to nurse while I returned to deep slumber. She woke up and was raring to go about 7. Tim and I tag-teamed between sleeping and keeping an eye on her till about 7:30 when we realized it was futile and we might as well get up. Josh was at a friend's and the house was ... quiet. It was wonderful, the quiet.

I made breakfast for Joy and myself (Tim doesn't care for oatmeal, instant or otherwise) and we all watched Saturday morning cartoons and played with Joy. About 9:30 we decided it would be good to take the dog for a walk, so we did, at least 20 minutes, more like 25. Tim said I regularly broke Josh's record when it came to walking the dog. I don't mind doing it except when Josh asks me to out of what I believe to be laziness.

We get back from walking the dog and watch more cartoons. About noon I clean up the living and dining rooms a bit and vacuum. Then I watch more TV and doze. Maybe that came first. Either way, I got in a cat nap and so did Tim. Josh came home around 1:00 PM and well, I didn't stress about it. Does anyone else have a kid that just their very prescence makes your blood pressure and stress level rise? I managed to shampoo/steam clean the carpet in the office. THe smell and stains from the dog were driving me batty. THe office looks ton better, though there are two large brown marks. Not sure if they are dirt or what. But the smell is gone (after 2 days of drying) and the carpet looks a million times better.

Let's see ...... I think I quit cleaning after that. Just relaxed. Josh got two more chapters of reading done and .... did something on my computer. Oh yeah, I got some laundry done and a load of dishes. It was a pretty productive day for me even though I never got out of my PJ's and was trying to relax :)