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Apr 27, 2012

One of Those Weeks

You ever have one of those weeks? You know the ones...where you can't even seem to find time to catch your breath? I expect those weeks when something major is going on like Christmas or a wedding and don't get me wrong, I'm not saying graduation isn't a big deal, but other than just showing up, it only took one evening. I've just had one of those random weeks when it seems impossible except that now we are nearing the end of it and I actually survived!

Monday was filled with Crafty's very first Monster Concert, so I had to drop her off at 4:00 at one of the local high schools and then show up again at 7:00 for the concert itself. Elementary band programs in Utah are typically small, so once a year they combine all the kids from all the school and have a concert. This year there were about 188 kids. Crafty has only been playing her clarinet since September so you can imagine how it all went...

Tuesday night was the first round of baseball games with my sweetie coaching Curly's team, I was coaching Scout's team, and Gamer was coaching Bean Dip's team. Games lasted until 6:30 and then we had to run to get to Pack Meeting before 7:00. I had already acquired the parts and assembled 40 catapult kits, made phone calls and distributed fliers earlier in the day. Visited the church and set up tables and chairs. Yeah, we were ready. Oh and I also had three girls with dance class so we had to work that in. After everyone finally got home about 8:30, we ate crockpot pulled pork burritos that I had been cooking all day, settled the kids for the night and then Princess and I headed out for basketball. I dragged in about 11:00, did dishes, laundry, and sent the big kids to bed. Only then did I find a few minutes to write my post.

I'm not making excuses, really, I love my few minutes to write every day, but sometimes it's hard to work it in.

Wednesday morning I took Baby Doll to the doctor for her 18-month checkup. She's fine and growing like a weed! She wasn't too happy with the three shots in her chubby little thighs. That, along with the two teeth she has coming in made her a particularly ornery girl. But with her on my lap, I managed to pull together the fundraiser orders for my girls and enter them into the computer. Sport had baseball practice, Princess had dance, Prima Donna had a Dance Concert for her Dance Team at the middle school that I couldn't possibly miss. The Dog Walker had one of his photos in the art show at the high school so after the concert I dropped Prima Donna at the church for the last few minutes of her young women's group and drove straight to Bingham. I didn't miss the prizes, but he was bummed that he didn't win anyway.




Thursday was Teach's graduation and that ate up most of the day...

Did you ever see that movie called Overboard with Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell? In one of the scenes there is a moment when she is so totally overwhelmed that she is beyond functioning. But Kurt Russell has no sympathy. He simply picks her up and throws her in the rain barrel. The crazy thing is that it works! She is able to move on with her tasks that need to be done.
Anybody got a rain barrel? I just may need to borrow one.

6 comments:

Katie said...

Im wore out just reading what you did! My kids are all still too young to be involved in very much so we are usually at home...next time I am whining that I am bored, I will think about you and try to embrace the boredom! :)

Anonymous said...

How you manage is beyong me but I think pretty nice to read, you adore your hubby and your children, love and affection go a long long way, plus your faith..too bad other mothers don't do what you are doing, to raise children like you and your hubby do, takes a lot of faith, love and committment...Your children will be loving examples of God and your families values, plus they are loved and wanted..So many kids are not in this the greatest country, congrats to you for each and everyday you take the time to love and guide and shape your childrens lives, God will be thanking you for a long long time! you are sweet & your hubby too. We need more Mom's and Dad's like you are to your kids, it makes a tremendous difference and your kids will carry on your love and love of the Lord!!!!!!!!!!! have a relaxing weekend, get some rest and enjoy your hubby and your sweet familyX()

Anonymous said...

How you manage is beyong me but I think pretty nice to read, you adore your hubby and your children, love and affection go a long long way, plus your faith..too bad other mothers don't do what you are doing, to raise children like you and your hubby do, takes a lot of faith, love and committment...Your children will be loving examples of God and your families values, plus they are loved and wanted..So many kids are not in this the greatest country, congrats to you for each and everyday you take the time to love and guide and shape your childrens lives, God will be thanking you for a long long time! you are sweet & your hubby too. We need more Mom's and Dad's like you are to your kids, it makes a tremendous difference and your kids will carry on your love and love of the Lord!!!!!!!!!!! have a relaxing weekend, get some rest and enjoy your hubby and your sweet familyX()

mommeeof10 said...

I don't have weeks like yours, by choice. Each child is allowed one activity. 2 have girl scouts, the rest would rather stay home, play outside, ride bikes or veg watching tv or playing games on the computer. If they wanted to do other activities, they could, but they do not. Saved me lots of money on fees and gas by having them at home.

Shell said...

We had one of those here, too. Two field trips, one early release, soccer, etc.

Cindy said...

Oh my word! I finished reading, then found myself taking a deep breath! How do you do it?! Don't worry about blogging very often. As much as I love your blog, your family needs you more than I do! And... you need time to breathe!

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