Sunday, January 5, 2014

I Have Turned Into My Mother

Ugh! I swear. I've officially turned into my mother. I'm scatter brained, way too busy to get everything done to the point where I'm heating up leftover dinners every day, and have been volunteering out the wazoo at my son's school. I feel bad about not writing here but more than once every few months or so... but something's gotta give! I just can't be staying up until 1am to get everything done and I certainly can't function off of 5-6 hours of sleep every day.

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!

Then I got home... a week later, totaled my car with the kids in it - a guy ran a red light and t-boned us. He didn't even come over to see if we were okay. Jerk. It was horribly scary. But that meant rental car, shopping for a new car, buying a new car, buying new car seats, all before Thanksgiving.

Then there was Thanksgiving, another hot lunch, getting ready for the holidays, and yes, people, another 12-day visit from the inlaws for Christmas. I crap you negative. And I had another custom memory quilt to finish up!

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 haven't watched TV in over 4 months, my DVR is full and has deleted all sorts of shows and movies and I'm hanging on by a thread.

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!!!

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