Wednesday, March 31, 2010

It’s Kind of Like Christmas

So I was looking at my blog, and it was looking a bit dusty. It’s not like I don’t want to blog, it’s just a lot of stuff going on. Busy in a Christmas kind of way, except that I don’t get any presents.

To back track, Thomas’s ear tubes procedure was successful! He hears much better, and since his surgery, he walks so much better. (I am thinking his balance was a bit affected by all that nasty fluid). Then Harrington was whisked away on a surprise business trip to Chicago while my parents vacationed in Gulf Shores. Yeah, everyone was off doing fabulous things, and I was left holding the fort down. But just when I was about to feel sorry for myself, I see that all my hopes in teaching Marie empathy may have come to fruition. I was attempting to shut my eyes for eight and half minutes while sitting in the comfy chair while she played with her princesses. The phone would.not.stop.ringing. Marie says to me, “Mommy, you must be frustrated that every time you close your eyes, the phone rings.” Sometimes I feel like she is the only other person in this house that actually gets me. Did I mention she is not yet four year old?

Speaking of birthdays, Thomas just turned one on Sunday. We had a party. The food was great! (Thanks, Carl, at Esplendido for catering)! Thomas was adorable, even when he wasn’t having fun. (Which was pretty much the whole party until he opened up presents). What I am saying without saying it is that yeah, I am having some emotional issues with this tender rite of passage, none that I feel like exploring at this time. Don’t worry, in about a month, I will break down in tears when I do something silly like go to Target and NOT pick up formula. Then I’ll be ready to talk about it.

Then we just celebrated my brother’s birthday on Tuesday with more awesome food. In a few days it’s Easter, which is a whole weekend celebration in this house. It’s kind of like Christmas, and things get complicated, which it often does when families live in close proximity. Some family members are divorced and some have alternative work schedules and some are demanding and some are just who they are. Christ rose only on ONE day, People, and we have THREE sets of people to see! I think if Jesus could have predicted all the fuss over his miracle of rising from the dead and people wanting to celebrate with family get-togethers, he may have stretched it over a few days instead of only one. Just sayin’. . .

And then there are the gagillion birthdays in April and then Marie’s in May and then Mother’s Day.

I don’t know where I am going with all this except that being the Calendar Keeper, Stylist, and Event Coordinator along with all my other Mommy jobs is making me exhausted!! But I am fighting hard to keep on track with my writing and my blog. Because, in my heart, I just have to. . .

Well, enough complaining about being busy, right?! I am lucky to be surrounded by people that love me (or at least like me) and my family and who wants to spend time with us. I am not going to let a few things like getting new clothes or eating good food or not getting enough sleep or a few insistent zealous pushy enthusiastic people get in the way of a good time.

Next time, I promise you The Business Card Story, complete with pictures!


Unknown said...

Well at least we don't have too worry about you too much. Hope you have a good weekend. I myself am playing sick from work tomorrow, so I can write a paper that is due this weekend so I can pass it in early and actually leave to see my relatives earlier!

Anonymous said...

My biggest gripe about Easter is that kids have school the next day! Don't tey realize that everybody is busy and travelling the day before?! Grr. We are on Spring Break now when really Spring Break should have started tomorrow!

Krajcimama said...

We live in close proximity to my parents and my in-laws...but my mom and dad have graciously decided they would have us up for brunch on Saturday - great, right? Except DH works until 6ish Saturday. UGH - I hate his job!

Glad the surgery went well. Don't even want to think about when my twins turn 1. . . in 5 short months (summer months always seem to go by faster!).

Have a Happy Easter!

Erin Janda Rawlings said...

M - good luck with your evil plan :)

G - that is not fair!

K - Hang in there!

Have a great EAster, everyone!

Kendra said...

I'm glad the surgery went well. And that must have been such a rewarding moment to hear her express sympathy for you! It's hard to feel like your attempts to get a little person to understand another person's feelings are ineffective. But I don't know if it's actually better to realize that little person is the only one who gets you. : )

I hope things calm down soon and that we get to hear all your wonderful stories!

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