Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Busy Week

Things are little busy around here. My kids have school until the 18th. Then they are off until January 5th. That means Santa needs to finish her his shopping before the 18th. Santa just figured this out yesterday.

This week is also my last week for Japanese class. My final is tomorrow. I realized this on Sunday. I'm no where near ready.

Friday I'm in a Christmas show with my ice skating class. I need to finish my costume and I really need to practice. Especially stopping.

Saturday is my 5 year old's birthday party. He'll be 6 on the 17th. He wants a Super Mario brothers party. They don't sell Super Mario brother party items in stores. Super Mario brother party supplies are only available online. I ordered everything. They arrived today. Including pink glow in the dark putty eggs. I did not order pink. I called and they credited my account, but I'm still missing party favors. Pink putty eggs will not cut it, even if they do glow in the dark.

My husband's family live in Japan. We send them gifts once a year. At Christmas. In order to get there in time these have to mailed by Monday. This Monday. Again, I realized this just yesterday.

Before I can send the gifts, I need to take a Christmas picture and have cards made. My kids hate this. My husband says he'll take a picture this week. Ahem, moving right along...

My family live in Virginia, and Michigan. I need to send gifts there too. Of course I would need to figure what gifts to get first and then send them.

I know that by next week the rush will slow down. Then I get to spend 3 weeks home alone with my kids. Not totally alone. My husband will be here on the weekends and he is off 2 days for Christmas and 2 days for New Year's. But that still leaves a lot of time for just me and the kids. I need to plan some activities.

I think I'll add a stop at the liquor store on my next shopping trip.

13 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wooooo---makes me tired just hearing your schedule, Cookie. Hope you find time to get it all done. (Glad when I read things like this that my kids are all grown up!!! But then I miss those time when they were little.)

Well--take it one step at a time. I'm sure you will get it all done.
Hugs,
Betsy

Mommy, I'm Home said...

Is that panic/desperation I hear?

Lynn said...

Cookie - this is so funny - Joey from Joey's Pad blog was talking about how he needs a big drink of gin after his day. Sound's like y'all are on the same page. Harvey's Groves. Send oranges to everyone. No kidding - http://www.harveysgroves.com/index.cfm

I've done that so many times when this happened. Everyone loves Indian River fruit. :)

Funny in my mind said...

Liquor is a good option! I haven't bought anything yet either so good luck to us both!

Michelle said...

Wait, you're ice skating? How did I miss this one?

And honestly, while the list cracked me up... I have to admit that I feel a little better about my own poor planning right now. At least you're in this with me!

Joyce-Anne said...

In addition to picking up liquor, I think you made need to plan on drinking a lot of caffeine too. Good luck getting everything done.

Talon said...

Oh! Poor over-worked stressed out Santa! Maybe we can start a petition to push Christmas back until at least February?

LL Cool Joe said...

Ha ha so I was!! Perhaps I should buy a large bottle for everyone to share?? :D

You should worry. My kids break up for Christmas this Friday and then we go to the States for 7 days, so everything needs to be done by Friday, and yet I'm sitting here writing to you!

Mama Zen said...

I love the part about working on the stopping!

Definitely add a stop at the liquor store to your list!

Momisodes said...

Good grief! You are a busy woman. I hope the next few weeks goes smoothly.

We also need to take our holiday photo to send out cards. I dread it every year.

Fishsticks and Fireflies said...

Ice skating AND Japanese?! You are so much cooler than I will ever be! I always think I am ahead of the curve and doing well until I actually look at the calendar and realize what day of the month it ACTUALLY is. How much does it cost to ship to Japan?!

(And I see no mention of what your husband is going to do to help out - you know, aside from taking that picture. You don't have to tell me - I suspect his list looks a lot like my husbands!)

Buddy T. Doxie said...

LOL I love watchin all the fer-people run around Me I just wate till "Pal" gives us all our new "Bobo's" to destuff have a great week....

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