Monday, November 17, 2008

Runaway Train

Ever feel like you were on one? Speeding by everything and unable to stop! That is life right now. I know, it is the same for everyone else out there, they just handle it better than me, but at this moment...I JUST WANT OFF!

I will do my darnedest to keep up with everyone this week, but things are CRAZY! We leave Friday to head to sunny (or not so sunny) Orlando, FL to spend Thanksgiving week with Mickey and Friends! Us, and about 3/4 of the rest of the country as far as I can tell!

Now, to all you laid back, easy going folks that sounds like loads of fun. But to an uptight, early Christmas shopper, it means.....AAAAAAAGH! I only have 3 days left to finish Christmas shopping so that I do not have to step foot in a retail establishment after Thanksgiving. And people, it just AIN'T gonna happen!

We are almost done with the kids and most of hubby's family. I have NOTHING for my family. Or for teachers. Or for the people who work for my husband. Or for my husband!

This week, we need to make a hygrometer, a barometer, and a weather vane for F.B.'s science fair project so we can begin as soon as we get home. One of my good friends is beginning to sell Premiere Jewelry and her first party is tonight. I have homeschool and tutorial (which I am behind on my grading by about 2 weeks). We have Angel practice on Tuesday and Thursday night, church on Wednesday, a birthday party and dance on Thursday. On Thursday B.B. also has his county fair day to end his Charlotte's Web unit. He must dress up, enter at least two contests, one of which must be the baking contest and we are signed up to bring...something, I can't remember what. The same day, Dancer has her Thanksgiving Feast. She must dress up as an Indian and bring napkins and rolls. Tigercub is supposed to bring toys and money to make a Christmas shoebox and F.B. has a Spanish presentation in which he must bring props and dress up like a pilgrim.

We leave Friday morning to begin the trek to the land of the mouse, so on top of all of that, I must pack, do laundry and try to find my house. Tigerfan wanted to get the Christmas tree set up as well. So it was done when we returned. Not going to happen! He also had a MARVELOUS idea last night that sometime in Dec. we should host a holiday Open house for our friends. I LOVE the idea, but all I can think of is How? When?

So, is anyone else already frazzled this early in the season? Any words of hope or advice? Or perhaps the number to a nice peaceful place with padded rooms and happy little pills? Either will do nicely.

I will try to be back this week with something profound or at least less whiny, hope everyone has a great week!

And HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Purple Diva. Your gift is supposed to be in the mail! I forgot it when I went into town, just to add to the wonderful day/weekend you already had!


magnet for the crazy said...

Oh can I say you just made me feel better lol.....your list just made me feel bad about whining about mine may I suggest scheduling yourself a wine break.....If you drink red at least you can say yor doing it to be heart healthy...just an idea lol.

Happy Mommy said...

I Want to go to the Magic Kingdom! I want to have an open house! I love the excitement! But i am with you how and when, it will get easier. Have fun!

Aimee said...

I just realized that Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away -- and I am hosting T-giving dinner!

So yeah, I'm feeling a little bit of the pressure, too!

Have fun on your Thanksgiving vacay - can you spare room for one more frazzled mommy? I'll be REALLY quiet! :)

CJ, the Purple Diva said...

Dear sweet mother of four!
Let me see if I can take some of that steam off that engine before it blows! LOL
How about these ideas?
Shop online and have it sent to your house. Did you know that you can shop the black Friday sales online as well? yep, sure can!
Or another idea, why not shop when you get to the land of the mouse? It'll still be before the turkey day and then you can have them shipped from the land of the mouse to arrive at your home when you return.
Or better yet, what about gift cards or is that out of the question?
These are just a few of the ideas I can think of to help.
Your train needs a brake, er um break! Try to see what can be taken off the list to ease the stress of the holidays! Like the Christmas tree being put up BEFORE you leave! I'd scratch that too!
Now lastly my dear sweet Blogging friend...YOU did NOT have to get me anything! I can't wait to see it, but really you are too much!
And the shout out today for my birthday...what a doll! You are the best!
I've got an idea for some happy pills! Beat you like the sound of that! LOL

Growin' with it! said...

i can think of a lot of gifts you could buy for christmas presents while you are at disney!! who wouldn't like something for the land of fun?!

phew, you do need a vacation after reading about how crazy things are lately!

magnet for the crazy said...

Please stop by my blog I gave you an award, to help with the stress!!!