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The Mysterious Monster

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

First lets start with the workout - there was none, well not yet anyway.  The alarm went off at 5.20am and as part of my normal morning routine, I hit the snooze button.  The alarm then goes off again at 5.30am, which is when I get out of bed.  Well, that didn't happen this morning.  I turned the alarm off and went straight back to sleep until I was woken by thunder a little later on.

I know there are no excuses, but but I had the crappiest sleep ever last night.  I fell asleep around 10ish out of boredom from listening to my husband rabbit on about all his grievances he has with me because I was so tired and I was awake again a little after midnight.  My mind was racing with a million different thoughts and I couldn't get back to sleep.  I had to call on Kath Day-Knight for some help!

"If anyone needs me, I'll be going inside myself outside"
"OK Kath empty your mind, empty your mind, empty, that was quick"  Yes, that's what I had to do to get back to sleep and it was after 1.30am.  

*The Mysterious Monster*

I was woken again a bit after 2am - there was something on my arm.  I woke up to the feeling of something crawling on me!  It was disgusting and gross.  Whatever it was I grabbed it and hit it against my bedside table.  I could not get back to sleep cause every time I felt a twinge I thought it was another monster.  After about 5 mins I got my phone to use for light, but still couldn't see anything.  Next I got up and turned the light on.  I pulled the bed apart looking for the monster, which I am thinking may have been a spider.  There was nothing in the bed, there was nothing on or near the bed side table, whatever it was must have limped away to hide.

Now that I was wide awake, my mind started racing again and it was nearly 4am before I had to rely on Kath Day-Knight to get back to sleep.

*Mind Racing*

I think my thoughts have overtaken my mind at the moment because arse features the hubster knew I was furious with him last night and I think for good reason.  He on the other hand thinks I am being unreasonable.

I had to pop out last night to the grocery store and when I got home, my son informs me that Yia Yia (grandma aka mother-in-law) is coming to stay for a month or two.  I don't really mind, I like her and we get on, but it would have been nice to have been asked about it.  What really tipped me over the edge though is that she is arriving the week before we go away on our beach holiday and she is coming with us.
This holiday is the first we have been on in 3 years and it's a chance for us all to just relax and enjoy ourselves.  I can not relax around the mother-in-law.  I don't feel like I can just hang out in my PJ's till lunch time or just throw a slap-together-in-5 minutes-dinner on the table.  She is a huge cook and she is happy to just stay in the kitchen cooking from the moment she wakes up till she goes to bed - that is not me, but I feel like I have to make much more of an effort with everything when she is around.

I have 4 kids, 3 of which are still young and like to make a mess (5 yr old and 4 year old twins).  I let them make a mess with whatever they are doing at the time, such as food or playdough and I clean it up when they are finished playing or eating.  The mother-in-law follows them around with a dust pan and brush sweeping up every little crumb that they drop - this drives me insane.  It makes me fell like I have to do more.  I really wanted to relax on my holiday not feel like I have to be Anthea Turner.

Anthea Turner also known as - The Perfect Housewife

I don't know?  What do you think?  Am I being unreasonable?


I am really regretting not getting up and getting my butt moving this morning, but I just felt blah about everything.  I am feeling much better now after a yummy yoghurt bowl and I will definitely do some sort of workout a little later.

yoghurt bowl with apple (still in progress)

finished product - with apple, Nesquik cereal & muesli bar


  1. You have every right to be Mad!!! I think you should have been asked first and I know how much you were looking toward to your holiday. Now regardless of who is coming do not let this ruin your holiday. Turn it into a positive and maybe ( once you forgive him lol) your mother in-law will watch the kids on your holiday so you and hubby can have some time together as well as quality time with the kids. It will all turn out ok and you will make the best of it :)

  2. Have to agree with Bec - if your MIL is going to be going with you - use it to your advantage BUT I totally hear what you are saying. My MIL and I don't really get on - she thinks I am the worst wife possible because my husband actually helps around the house and bathed and changed his child's nappies !!!! Men, apparently, aren't supposed to do this - she cannot get out of the age when she was younger ! Anyway, needless to say, it is never a happy time when she comes over to visit. I would be doing what you would normally do - stay in your PJ's as long as you like, throw meals together in 5 mins and just tell her that it is YOUR holiday and, while she is on holiday with YOU, this is how it is going to be. When you go on holiday with HER, you will do things HER way.

    Good luck !

  3. Sorry - meant to also say I so hear what you are saying about not getting up to exercise and then spending most of the day regretting it !!! I wish I was a morning person so I COULD get up and exercise in the morning instead of waking up every morning thinking that I should have set the alarm for earlier !!!!

  4. omg - did you say months!!! is the mil going to be staying with you for months???? Honestly, I don't think I would be able to cope with that - again I get on with mine, but we do things so differently - she is also one to follow with the dustpan. As Me and Bec said you have to use it to your advantage it's your house, your holiday etc GOOD LUCK - here to vent to if you need to!


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