Friday, November 4, 2011

Sleep Deprivation, Babies, Babies, Babies, and a Little Bit of Good Jewelry News

Well, here I am.  I should definitely be sleeping.  But, sadly, I think I've gone from tired to exhausted to delirious, and now I'm in a semi-vegetative state where I'm so super tired I can't even get to sleep.  So, here I am...blogging away the few precious minutes where all three babies are sleeping.  Eh, what can ya do? 

Last night the twins were TERRIBLE!  Well, maybe not TERRIBLE...they weren't really screamy or super loud, but they were wide awake and looking to be entertained.  I didn't even have to hold them or stand up or anything, but they were a captive audience and insisted that I sing or talk to them.  So, we had a very eclectic impromptu concert last night consisting of mostly folk ballads, 80s variety, and 90s country.  I've gotta say, I really out did myself last night: Dan Fogelberg, Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Chicago, Jim Croce, Journey, Simon and Garfunkel, Jo Dee Messina, the Judds, Don McClean, and I even threw in a little Madonna and Queen for good measure.  At any rate, my concert served to keep them quiet, but did nothing in the way of getting them to close their little eyes and let me rest.  And by the time they finally got to sleep somewhere around the crack of dawn, it was less than an hour before I had to get Ilaiasi up to get ready for school.  And then, of course, there's my early bird Ovaka who woke up just as I was finally drifting off after getting Ilaiasi out the door to the bus get the idea.  So, here I am at 11:31 on Friday morning, running on approximately an hour and a half of sleep.  But enough with the complaining.  The good news is, I did get some really cute pictures of the runts last night and this morning:

My bed at approximately 12:45 last night: two bright-eyed, bushy-tailed girlies, and one sleeping monkey boy

Good boy Ovaka sleeping soundly to the melodious tone of my, I mean 2 a.m.

Naughty girls, wide awake and watching me expectantly: "Perform, slave, or suffer our wrath!"

This picture cracks me up: "What are you looking at? You're looking a little on the fluffy side yourself!" Hahaha

8:30 this morning: Ovaka chillin sucking his thumb, twins FINALLY knocked out

This is what utter exhaustion looks like: 11:30 a.m...three soundly sleeping babies and a mom who's too tired to fall asleep!
In other unrelated, but hopefully more exciting news, I'm back on the jewelry wagon and things are looking up!  Had a little booth at the craft fair at my mom's office last week, and it was pretty successful.  Something REALLY exciting came of this craft fair, though.  One of the ladies at my mom's work bought some of my earrings.  She wore them when she went to a salon to get her hair cut, the owner of the salon saw my earrings and liked them, and asked if I'd be interested in selling my jewelry in the salon!  So, I'm pretty excited about that.  I have to come up with a way to display my jewelry while it's inside baggies...the owner thinks the chemicals from the hair products might cause my wire to tarnish, so she asked that I bag all of the jewelry prior to bringing it in...but once I come up with a display idea, I'm going to set up shop and see how it goes!  Anyone have any good ideas for displaying jewelry that's already in clear plastic bags?  I was thinking of maybe just getting a platter and laying everything out on it...I don't know.  Anywhoo, your ideas would be most appreciated!  Ok...Ovaka's up and hungry, so I guess I'd better get going.  Happy Friday everyone!!


Susan said...

Go to a jewelry/bead wholesale website.. they sell cardboard hangers for bracelets, earrings and necklaces. You can place them in a jewelry baggie (they sell them on the websites, too), punch a whole through them, and then hang them up on a jewelry hanger. I used to do this when I sold jewelry. The hangers aren't too expensive and the bags are really cheap. You can get a stamp or something similar to put your company name on the cardboard.

BTW...Your children are simply adorable!!

F-A-N-G-U-P-O said...

You've definitely got your hands full! Love all the pictures, your kids are so adorable!

Jana said...

Can I come to your next concert? :) As long as you're up, you could charge for tickets and make a little cash with your moonlighting musician thing. I just love your singing and I didn't know that we had the same taste in music!