I am feeling like a failure with this blog thing. But last week was another crazy week including almost 3 days without my nearly new laptop. (Don't get me started!) And I hate the fact that I am trying to summarize a whole week in one post. again. Maybe I'll just do a couple days.
We were in the Dells last weekend ( the 23rd-25th), and it was such a wonderful relaxing and fun time with our kids and some good friends. We spent a whole day at a HUGE waterpark, kids had a blast and it was so fun being able to let them go off and do their own thing and not have to worry. The second day was spent sno-tubing at the resort where we were staying, hanging out, napping, relaxing. That evening we hit a family fun center for some bowling and arcade fun. Good times. As much as I love our Dells trips (we go at least every other year if not yearly) it's so hard for me to be away from home. I LOVE being home. Let me say that again. I.LOVE.BEING.HOME. I have determined that I am an extroverted homebody. Whatever that means. Anyway. SO we get home. The house is instantly chaos with all the 1/2 unpacked bags, cluttered counters, loads of dirty laundry etc. Not the way I want to start out the week.
Monday - kids are up and out the door and I am supposed to be welcoming an appraiser at 10am to do an appraisal on our house for a re-finance. I call the Hubs at work and tell him I am in no way prepared to have someone come thru the house under such scrutiny and can he puh-leaze call her to re-schedule for later in the week. Done. Next stress was trying to arrange for an all evening babysitter for Tuesday night. We had tickets to see Jewel in concert-out of town - about 90 minutes away. We had a sitter arranged - our regular - but had an email from her upon our return from the Dells saying a surgery that she had scheduled for early Feb was being moved up to Tuesday. Can't fault her at all, but I hate the stress of finding a last minute sitter
Tuesday was a busy day of an ortho app for Coleo (getting the braces put on his top teeth) a meeting at church, followed by another meeting at church, a quick grovery run and getting girls to piano lessons. Home for about 1 hour before The Hubs and I were off to the concert. I was able to arrange to have a friend come over about 8pm, which meant Coleo was "on" and in charge for about 2 1/2 hours. He's good, the kids all behave themselves when he's in charge and he had them all in bed by the time she arrived - I just knew he'd have a hard time falling asleep without a grownup in the house. So she came and stayed until we got home about midnight. The concert was AMAZING! Jewel is a true artist - she played a 2 1/2 hour show - in 5 inch heels no less, just her and her guitar. Spectacular. So glad we didn't' end up getting rid of the tickets (out of fear of not finding a sitter). Loved the short road trip alone with the Ths Hubs.
Wednesday was a regular gone-from-the-house-all-day kind of day. Women's small groups in the morning, Jaxon to school, volunteer in Jules class, p/u kids, dinner, homework and thankfully a night at home for all. The bonus was that LOST was on....man is it a good season so far!
Thursday was the day my laptop crashed, I nearly went crazy without it. I kept up with facebook using the kids PC but only know a handful of blog addys by memory. No email... nuthin. Long day. Band practice that evening, Coleo babysitting again.
Friday night we had an Arts/Tech appreciation dinner at church. All the sound/light techies, musicians, vocalists, and many others gathered for an evening of food and fun. The hubs and I have been a part of the teams that make our weekly services happen since the very beginnings of our church in 1997.
Saturday Jaxon had a birthday party and the girls were invited to a friends house for the day -the Hubs had a recording session scheduled in the studio and a relaxing night at home. This was also the day my resident IT guy ( The Hubs) spent most of the morning backing up, scratching, and re-installing everything to my laptop. Thanks dearie, I know how much you hate that role. I love ya for it.
So there...that's life in the 4th week of January for 1and1makes6.