Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Blogging...how I miss thee

The last few days have been so incredibly full that I've been left with little time for any "extras." And for now, blogging is considered an "extra."

So what have I been doing? I can't really say. And not because it's top secret. Just because I'm not really sure.

We did have some friends in town on Friday night, which was a blessing beyond belief! We all went out to dinner at 7:00. Yes, that's PM. Because everyone knows that's when the crowds begin to form and what could be better than waiting to be seated for 45 minutes with 3 hungry and rambuctious children in a large crowd? However, it was so incredible to be able to visit with old friends over great food. We're Baptist... everything good happens over food.

It's also great fun to put one's children to bed at 10:00 on a Friday night after said dinner. You know why? Because they actually SLEEP LATE on Saturday. So while the means might have been somewhat frazzling to my nerves, the ends was completely justified. Cade, our earliest riser, slept until 8:00!

That might not sound so tempting to any child-free folks out there, but waking at 8:00 means he can watch one good hour of his "shows" before I have to peel myself from beneath the sheets to make breakfast. And that's parenting bliss right there, y'all.

Saturday, my wonderful mother-in-law came for a visit and we all went shopping at the outlet mall. Our original venture was to try to score some cheap flatware at the Oneida store close-out, but that was a bust.

Instead, we got Missy's ears pierced. Which, in hidsight, might not have been the best idea considering that when I threatened to take them out if she didn't hold still during one of our three (!!) daily cleanings, she began to plead and scream, "Take them out! Take them out!" It was a threat I was not good for. For she is still wearing her "er"rings today. She's also adopting some ghetto vernacular, apparently.

Sunday brought church, a body-shaping class (I'm becoming a more well-defined lump) at the Y, and laundry. I actually folded several loads (that had been clean and piled since last week), but I haven't put them away. I also began my bi-annual clothing preparation for our local consignment sale. Which means that I'm fighting desperately to keep our currently-clean-and-folded-laundry from getting mixed in with piles of last year's spring and summer stuff. And failing miserably.

Yesterday at work, I actually had to DO WORK. How novel. And it's shaping up to be another fast-paced week. I hope I can keep up!

(*Also wanted to add that I have over 100 blogs to read in my google reader. I'm so far behind I may never catch up. So if I normally comment on your site, please pardon my absence. I beg your forgiveness.)


  1. You're forgiven! With so much stuff going on it's amazing you were even able to post, so I say, KUDOS!

  2. Uh, I think you can feel free to just "mark all as read". No one will be insulted! And trust me, it does wonders for the stress levels.

  3. I know how you feel! Sometimes life just takes over our blogging time! How dare life do that to us?

    Saturday cartoons are the BEST babysitter for early risers!

    Hope you are having a fabulous week!


  4. Whoa, over 100 blogs? Hehe, I think everyone will forgive you :O)


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