It's almost ten o'clock. I'm sitting here on the computer doing my Facebook and Myspace thing... listening to the wind. Can't really hear much else. The kids are all asleep, mom too. Steve is at work, Jen at school. The last load of laundry - at least for the day - is in the dryer. I worked hard today. All day. I finally accomplished something. What a great feeling!
Last week I was determined to enjoy Spring Break and really celebrate Easter... I mean the 'real' Easter. I had it all planned out. What I would read with the kids - the lessons I would teach them - and hopefully give them a true understanding of what we were celebrating. I was so excited. So motivated. I was off to a great start. Palm Sunday, Good Friday. Great lessons to share and the kids were so interested. We had a great time together. Talking, sharing, asking questions.
But... you know how it always happens. Can I even remember... oh yes. Sunday. Washer breaks down. Seven people. No washer. No more towels - better hide the one you have hanging on your bedroom door. Repair man can't make it 'til Wednesday. What? Can't get the part 'til next Tuesday? That's OK! We're going to have a great week! A great lesson on patience and making do.
Then all the rest of the days just run together. Shopping. On Easter weekend. Am I crazy? Well of course. (But that's not the point) Three stores... Target, K-Mart, Wallgreens. Does anyone have what I want? Doesn't matter. Mom had the best time I've seen her have in a long time. No getting upset or angry. Let her have fun... enjoy life. I had a great day out with my Mom - a rare treat.
Still shopping... Hubby calls. Wants to invite kids' friends over to play, watch movies, play video games, and dinner. Oh... can you make spaghetti for dinner? What? The house is a mess. A BIG mess! Well... you should have cleaned it! Gee... why didn't I think of that? Oh well. The kids will have fun. Even if they have to step over things. Dinner was great. (If I do say so myself) Everyone had fun. And their friends' Mom made us chocolate chip banana bread. Doesn't get much better than that.
Endless cleaning, de-cluttering. Tabu throwing up on the carpet. Personal issues. Bill paying. Budgeting. Errands. Cooking. Waking up early even when there's no school. A busy, busy week.
Add to that coloring eggs, egg hunts, church, Saturday breakfast, Sunday dinner, reading books, playing games, kids running all through the house and staying up late. How sad it's over...
It was the best week I've had in a very long time.
(This was taken from my MySpace blog dated April 14, 2009 - Tuesday)