First school started. And I thought that would bring a sense of normalcy and schedule. Not really. Just more coming and going several times a day.
Then there was fall baseball with Parker. That means practices and weekend games from Aug - Oct (2013).
Then some custom blanket orders came in that I had to finish.
Then I organized a bake sale to raise money for my son's school (over $750!) and we were able to get our first black drama drape for school performances with some of the money. Super exciting!
Then the in-laws came for a 12-day visit. Don't even get me started with that one.
Then I headed up a wrapping paper fundraiser for my son's school - raised over $1250 with that!
Then I coordinate hot lunch every month - contacting volunteers, cooking it , decorating the room, serving it, cleaning up...
And then? Box Tops for Education were due, my sister got engaged (YAY!)... AND then there's Halloween where I made costumes for all four of us ... I totally bit off more than I could chew. But it rained on Halloween and my husband worked until 9pm, so only the kids dressed up. Bummer.
AND THEN? My husband surprised me with a surprise 40th birthday trip to Napa where 16 of our friends from around the country joined us. It was the best trip of my life! He did an phenomenal job hiding the trip from me and planning all 4 days out. I could do an entire post on how awesome this trip was!
Meanwhile, both kids manage to get sick and were on antibiotics,
I couldn't stop though... I had to get over 100 Christmas cards mailed, make 6 pans of toffee, 6 pans of fudge, wrap gifts, move the dang elf every night, make everything for Christmas dinner, attend a handful of holiday events... and on and on and on until New Years morning where I could finally, FINALLY, sit in my freaking pajamas ALL DAY.
I keep reminding myself that I'm lucky to be able to stay home where I can live such a full and crazy-go-nuts life. I'm certainly not complaining one bit except for the fact that this all seems to be a lot like my own mother. Crap! (and she says "crap" all the time, too!) Ack! I'm turning into her!!!
Anywhoo. I suppose this post is more for family and friends. So Happy Halloween, Happy Thanksgiving, Happy Birthday to Me, Merry Christmas, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!