Monday, May 12, 2008

No Rest for the Weary...

Happy Belated Mother's Day, everyone! Whether you're a mother to children or a child, or a dog or a cat or a hamster, I hope it was a great day. :-)

Hubby made scrumptious meals, as usual, and I didn't lift a finger, which was nice, since I CAN'T LIFT MY DAMN FINGERS ANYWAY BECAUSE OF THIS FERSHLUGGING SHOULDER INJURY!!!

*ahem* Sorry about that. It was my ankle a few weeks ago (which is much better now) and now a shoulder. Either I'm getting old and falling apart, or I'm clumsy (I'm going with the latter). Losing the ability to use the shoulder of the hand you use the most---well, it makes me appreciate my health when I have it. Shoulder injuries suck. Especially when you have active kids who like to be...well...active.

We pre-purchased our tickets to Prince Caspian for this Saturday. Woo! Because of the baby, we have a system--Hubby takes half the kids to the show, and I take the other half, and whoever stays home watches the baby. It works. But it was tricky. Because this Saturday we have an 8am soccer game, a 9am softball practice, a 9:45-noon Primary activity at the church far away, an 11am soccer game, and a 3:30 birthday party. SO, we figured Hubby could take some of the kids at noon, and I'll take the remaining kid at 7pm. Somewhere in there we need to mow our acre yard, which takes 2 hours. Hmmm...it will be interesting for sure!

My life is a circus, and I'm the Juggling Clown Act.

What's funny is (sorry if I get deep and syrupy here) I'm a pretty Garden Variety Mom. We do so much--its not even funny. There are moms out there who are WAY busier than me. And they manage it all beautifully. (I suspect they are medicated, but that's just me.) So every time I talk about how busy I am, I know there are 9372947636253 women out there who are just as busy, if not busier.

But this blog is about me, so there! Heh heh. Speaking of which, I got tagged by Doglover, so here goes:

What was I doing 10 years ago? Working full-time as a Display person for Dillard's, raising my young daughter and pregnant with my first son. Also trying to sell a novel. Hmm.. funny, some things never change... should I take that as a hint?

What are 5 Things on my To-Do List for today: Go to my son's Mother's day party at school and take his birthday cupcakes while I'm there, Take two of my kids to the Dr, Grocery shopping, pick up dry cleaning and manage to do all these things with only one working shoulder.

Snacks I Enjoy: (But sadly can't eat right now) Cool Ranch Doritos, Swedish Fish, Cheese and crackers, Cinnamon Toast

Things I would do if I were a Billionaire: Probably the same things I do now, only I'd do them with STYLE. Travel a lot more, give lots of money to the needy...

Three Of My Bad Habits:I can't seem to close cupboard doors after I've opened them. I eat meals at the computer to save time, and I let the laundry pile up...and up...and UP...

5 Places I have Lived: Washington State, Utah, Texas, Nevada, Wisconsin

Jobs I Have Had: Chronologically-- I have been a Retail Salesclerk, a Retail Store Receptionist/Payroll/Operator, Assistant Dept. Manager, Department Manager, Assistant Display Manager, Buying office Assistant Buyer, Stay Home Mom.

That's it! Hope everyone has a happy Monday! Off I dash!

2 comments:

Amy Addison said...

Um, what are you doing with my calendar?

Glad Husband did the cooking, and so so sorry the shoulder is still bothering you. I HATE it when something like that happens. I know I should see it as a sign to slow down, but then when would anything get done?

Take some time to pamper that shoulder and let it heal.

wfbdoglover said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too and I'm so sorry your shoulder is still bothering you. I hope it heals very soon.