Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Running in circles

I'm feeling much better today. I spent the day with Nick. He had swimming lessons and swam by himself! Go Nick! We had fun and my lump is gone.
However, I can't seem to get my life in order! I feel like I am constantly running from one errand or one task to another. Nothing is ever complete. With all 3 boys at school 3 days of the week this fall I thought I would be calm, cool and collected Mommy. Not so. I'm scatter brained!
Today I awoke at 4:35. I was out the door at 4:55 to the pool.
I swam from 5:50-6:25
Drove home until 7:10
Changed, washed face, made beds, packed lunches, put kids on bus at 7:45
back in car at 8:00 with Nick and drove BACK to Auburn for His swimming lessons at 9:00
appointment with bathroom designers at 10:00
left at 11, did errands, home at 12
Husband met me at door and we had impromptu meetings/decision making until 2:15
HOles were cut in walls unexpectedly today so I had to scramble to move my son's bedroom to another room
HURRY! We're late to get boys from school at 3
Car wouldn't back otu of driveway...too many construction trucks in way....hurry get in other car and Go! We were late
home by 3:20. Time to make snacks, review homework, convince kids they wont' melt if they go out in rain, and again....answer more questions and try to ignore scowls from contractracto when I say yes, that IS the way I want it. It's my house! Why do they care!? Breath
answer phone, it's MIL who wants to come visit to see new stuff at house....breath...maybe after dinner?
Now, it's 5:03. Hubby is coming home at ....5:00....to do some work here and so I can run my fast 5 miles before I make dinner and start the evening rush!
Tomorrow...field trip to fair for 4 hrs with first graders. Waoh. But...electrician needs me. When will you be here they ask? Can you talk to him on your cell? I will be with first graders at fair....not so sure that'll work. Breath.
Time for a run!


IronMatron said...

So how was the run? :)
Hopefully it wasn't a circular one. haha.
See you soon!
Glad you felt better today about the empty nest!

Jennifer Harrison said...

YES YES YES!!!!! I feel like I run around like a chicken with my head cut off all the time. IT IS amazing we don't just sit on the floor and cry (I have done that, BTW). I need a routine and some order in my life...Plus the kids got the flu on the 3rd day of school so that send us over a tizzy...HOPE things calm down a bit for you, Ange. Jen H. :)

Marni said...

My heart is racing just reading your blog....whewww I could hardly breathe!

Pedergraham said...

You need Calgon to come and take you away. (Remember those old TV commercials?) I hope today is smoother than yesterday. And, stick to yoru guyns with the contractors. It IS your house!

Jen said...

I can totally relate! My youngest started preschool 2 mornings a week and I feel like I am rushing to squeeze all I can in to those 3 hrs!

I think we are just so excited to have a tiny bit of freedom - we don't know how to handle it :)

Enjoy...don't forget to squeeze in a little "me" time!

Judi said...

You make me very happy I don't have kids. Wow. Can you imagine hgow it'd be if you had to work a 40 hour work week too?

LG said...

No wonder you are so amazing on the race course...your days are IMs in and of themselves! I need to taper after reading this.

rebecca said...

Jingle, Bells


Dashing thro' the snow,

In a one-horse open sleigh,

O'er the fields we go,

Laughing all the way;

Bells on bobtail ring,

Making spirits bright;

What fun it is to ride and sing

A sleighing song tonight!

(Refrain:) Jingle, bells! Jingle, bells!

Jingle all the way!

Oh! What fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh!


Now the ground is white,

Go it while you're young;

Take the girls tonight,

And sing this sleighing song.

Just get a bob-tailed bay,

Two-forty for his speed;

then hitch him to an open sleigh,

And crack! You'll take the lead.

~~~by aoc powerlevewling