Sunday, November 27, 2011


Life is good, don't get me wrong.  But the past few weeks I've been run ragged.  This is always a busy time of year with the normal holiday activities.  Plus all four of us have birthdays between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  Add in traveling for Christmas, a baptism, out of town guests, visits with both birthmoms, and a bunch of friend and relative birthdays during that same time frame -- and I'm tired.

Here's what I've accomplished already in the last week:
  • Getting the yard cleaned up for winter.
  • Buddy's birthday.
  • Cleaning the house from top to bottom.
  • Hosting 21 people for Thanksgiving dinner.
  • Cleaning house after Thanksgiving.
  • Zoo lights.
  • Pulling an all-nighter for Black Friday.  My first time!  So fun!
  • Cutting down and decorating our Christmas tree.
  • Date night with G to Breaking Dawn Part One.  LAME/GROSS.  (the movie, not the date)
Here's what I still need to accomplish in the next week/few weeks:
  • Fold about 10 loads of laundry sitting on my bedroom floor.
  • Clean the house from top to bottom to prepare for visitors this week.
  • Buddy's Baptism.
  • Make sure Buddy is relaxed about his baptism.
  • Pay the bills.
  • Plan and execute some sort of Baptism party.
  • Host grandparents.
  • Host Buddy's birthmom and her family.
  • Sambo's birthday.
  • Schedule a time to see Sambo's birthmom to celebrate his birthday.
  • Make a bunch of cakes/cupcakes for all the parties happening. 
  • Get hair cut.
  • Two days at Great Wolf Lodge.
  • Mail Christmas cards.
  • Buy presents.  (Most have been bought, thank heavens.)
  • Wrap Christmas presents.
  • Deliver packets our friends put together for the homeless.
  • Teach the kids about giving and service.  Find opportunities to give and serve.
  • Find Buddy a suit.
  • Get everybody to the doctor/eye doctor since we've met our deductible for the year.
  • Plan and execute a friend birthday party for Sambo.
  • Host a Christmas party with our friends.
  • Hire movers to move a piano to our house.
  • Get that piano repaired and tuned.
  • Find a piano teacher for Buddy.
  • Talk to our accountant.
  • Iron.  OR take G's clothes to the dry cleaners.  He officially has NO un-ironed white shirts.
  • Get life insurance before I turn 35 in a few weeks.
  • Do everything that needs to be done for my calling.
  • Schedule adoption trainings for 2012.
  • Plan something fun for G's birthday.
  • Get ready to go out of town for Christmas.
  • Update our adoption profile.
  • I'm sure I have to teach preschool somewhere soon too.
  • Get to the gym three times a week since all I do is celebrate people's birthdays.
  • Make sure all my friends who are sad are OK.
  • Take care of the kids.


Myndi said...

That just gave me a panic attack. Why are you always so busy?

Emma said...

That is quite a list! I'm exhausted reading it ;) I don't even want to think about the list of things I need to do right now!