Sunday, June 13, 2010

Catching Up, or Maybe Not

We've had a nearly childless weekend.  My Almost SIL took the older 2 camping at Yogi Bear Campground.  They were very excited and I'm looking forward to hearing about all the things they did when they get home tonight.

I had great hopes for this weekend.  Compiling list upon list of things that have been ignored that I was sure to get to while they were gone.


So here, just to keep humor and humility in my life I will jot down some of the things I was hoping to accomplish...

  • Thoroughly clean the girls room.  Throwing out all papers and cheapy McDonalds-type toys that are probably made with ghastly ingredients.
  • Scour the upstairs bathroom.
  • Clean, clean, clean.

  • Install new French Doors here(this wasn't on MY list but we were hoping that the timing gods would help us out and that all the parties needed would be able to get it done while the 2 were gone).  Hopefully this week.  Which makes me excited and nervous all at the same time.
  • Completely clean and organize the office.
  • Catch up on laundry.
  • Produce many batches of Strawberry Freezer Jam

Did I mention it is our 12 yr. Anniversary??  1 dozen years with my soul mate, whom I am still in love with and like an awful lot.

 Instead, I kicked off the weekend with a fairly good sized allergy attack triggered by volunteering at Field Day for the girls.  So fun(Field Day, not the allergy attack).  The rope swing was a big hit and in general, it was a really festive time.  They had a DJ there and all the kids were dancing.

 I'm spending the rest of the weekend fighting the allergy monster so maybe it's a head cold, hard to say.  

We spent yesterday doing a little shopping and out for lunch while the Curly Haired Monster was at my folks' house.  

Then the Curly Haired Monster wasn't sleepy until 11:30 last night, at which point we were almost asleep before her.  

And now as I type this, I will stay home from Church, while Wayne goes, to let the little beast sleep.  If there is time, I may try some jam.  IF, that is, the rain forecasted does not wipe out my picking-my-own ideas.

I did however, finally back up my photos onto CD's.  A project desperately needing to be done, but in this case definitely more of an anything-but-cleaning activity.

My girlfriend told me a quote from Phyllis Diller(sp?):

"Trying to clean your house while your children are young is like shoveling your driveway while it's still snowing."  

Well, that makes me feel a little bit better.  Not much.   

We have been busy, so maybe a break from running at full steam was necessary.  We had the girls recital last weekend, very fun and cute. 

Denver's teacher came too and made Denver so happy.

I had my last Nazareth Sports Banquet(sniff, sniff).  I still can't believe they decided to close such an awesome school.  I know, I know, $$$, but still, those kids are just great.  It will be hard to duplicate that atmosphere.  

And so here I sit, blogging.  Again, I think we can safely chalk that up to the anything-but-clean theme that I seem to be following this weekend.  Would I the cash I would gladly hire a maid.  Until then, no more excuses, it's off to the housework I go.

1 comment:

  1. you are too funny K, what a gloriously LONG list. i cannot imagine why you didn't get that accomplished ;-) just let it go babe and know my house is probably worse than yours!! can;t wait to see the french doors!