Thursday, March 19, 2009

just one of those weeks

...in which everything happens all at once. This week already, we've had:

  • 2 t-ball/baseball practices
  • 1 dentist appt
  • 1 parent-teacher conference
  • 4 workouts (2 CrossFit, 2 Turbo Dance)
  • 1 parent's birthday
  • 2 new couches delivered
  • 1 child start a new preschool
  • 33 pages worth of study for class
  • and 1 day of volunteering at the school

Still to come:

  • 1 more parent teacher conference
  • 1 more t-ball practice
  • 2 1/2 days for the kids at school
  • 2 windshields being replaced for both cars
  • 1 A&P Essay to write
  • 1 night of OT for Dan at a Coyotes game
  • and 3 more workouts (2 CrossFit, 1 Turbo Dance)


I'm sure there's more that I'm forgetting. Weeks like this are crazy busy, but they sure make time fly, right? Weeks like this make me grateful for bedtime. ;)

I don't know that there's necessarily a trick for not having a nervous breakdown--it's more like, do what you can, don't worry about what you can't, get through it the best way you know how to, and don't forget to cherish those special moments. Moments like:

  • Cameron coming home from school yesterday completely jazzed about his field trip to the Stuffington Bear Factory with all the 1st graders, and the white teddy bear he created
  • the glowing report Sean's teacher gave him at our parent-teacher conference on Tuesday
  • using free coupons for dinner last night at Chick-Fil-A and watching the kids go totally crazy in the playroom
  • fun text messages during the day from friends (we finally got unlimited texts, folks, message away)
  • having hard school material actually sink in--even if it took the whole 33 pages
  • working on Cameron's first oral report for school with him and having fun with it
  • being proud of the little four year old swinging and missing that t-ball over and over
  • the fact that all the glass surfaces in the house got cleaned this week, and not by me
  • happiness over my growing garden
  • using the body fat calculator and finding that I lost 5% in the past 3 weeks
Good stuff, right? It's all worth it...the busy-ness, the planning, the chaos...it makes our world go 'round. And more often than not, it empowers me to know that I can handle it.

And to that I say, Bring it, World. I'm ready.

8 comments:

Margee' said...

Amie, wow! Your days sound like mine used to be when our girls were growing up and playing soccer. Rudy played and refereed soccer also, so 7 days/nights a week, we were at soccer.
Things have slowed way down for us now.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I'd be slow to challenge the World to bring it, because it usally does......Then *blammo* something big happens. I saw an advert for a Midnight Twilight party for the DVD release and thought to myself, "Self, I bet Amie goes to one of those. Or more likely, hosting one of those!"

B

Christine #2 said...

She has been invited to a special Twilight party on Friday. Amie, I think you need it to relax and unwind! I didn't see any scrappy stuff on that list *wink*

Karen said...

Hi Amie,
Just wanted to thank you again for introducing me to alpha inventions. I did pass it on and also I put in other people's URLs at random. I've always been a firm believer in passing a good deed forward.
Karen

Karen said...

Hi Amie,
Just wanted to thank you again for introducing me to alpha inventions. I did pass it on and also I put in other people's URLs at random. I've always been a firm believer in passing a good deed forward.
Karen

Anonymous said...

OMG! I am tired just reading what you have been and will be doing!!

Lorie said...

We are having the exact opposite week. It is Spring Break here. But sometimes the crazy weeks are better!

Next week will be like that for us!

jinxi~ aka angi said...

Fabulous report. So happy. Im happy for your weight-loss-ness/body mass!, for your children and their activities and doing so well. Im happy that you are blessed beyond belief. :)