Saturday, December 12, 2009

Week In Review: December 6 - December 12, 2009

Here is this weeks Week In Review for December 6 - December 12, 2009

Sunday: Joe got up early and left for work. I stayed in bed. The kids got up a little while later. I tried to doze, but it wasn't working. So I got up and got them breakfast. Then I sent the girls to go through their toys to make our move a little easier. They fought about what to get rid of. I gave CJ lunch and tried to rush the girls along, but CJ ended up falling asleep in his high chair. I finally kicked them out of the room and put CJ down for his nap. Gave the girls lunch. I had lunch. Then I worked on going through the papers on my desk and getting rid of what we no longer need and filing what we do need. Joe came home from work. I put some stuff on Freecycle and started some laundry. Then Joe went and got the tree. I started some sauce for dinner and washed the dishes. Then I helped decorate the tree. Finished cooking dinner. Cleaned off the table. Did more laundry. Fed everyone. Gave CJ a bath. Sent the girls for a shower. Cleaned up the Christmas decorations. Vacuumed. Sent the kids to bed. Did another load of laundry. Then did some blogging and posted some pictures. Took a shower and went to bed.

Monday: Got up and got Joe off to work. Then got the girls ready for school. Walked them to school. Came back home and told CJ a million times not to touch the tree. Then get out of the toilet. Then get out of that cash box. Ahhhh, love the toddler stage. I couldn't wait for naptime. I fed him lunch and put him to bed and just had peace. Got him up from his nap and walked to pick up the girls. Walked back home and started homework help along with PTA stuff. And still CJ don't touch the tree. CJ get out of that. CJ don't climb the walls. Kaitlyn was being lazy with her homework again. Natalie wasn't listening to me. And I couldn't concentrate on my PTA Agenda. I couldn't wait for Joe to came home. As soon as he did the kids were all his. I finished what I needed to do. Washed some dishes. The left for my PTA meeting. And the one place where I wish I'd hear a little more fight or just any sort of input from other people I get none. Just a bunch of blank stares. Oh well, it was good to be out of the house. I got to see the pictures of the new school. Came home from my meeting. CJ was already in bed because he wasn't listening to Joe either. Well, at least it's not just me. I got my dinner. Sent the girls to bed. Joe and I sat and watched TV together. Then I took a shower and went to bed to start the CJ don't all over again tomorrow.

Tuesday: Got out of bed and got everyone ready. Had to warm up the car. I brought the girls to school while Joe stayed home with CJ. I had a meeting in the FRC this morning. So I went to that. After that I chatted with some people at the school. Gave some dates to the secretary in the office. Then came home. Joe and I chatted about our upcoming move and how we are going to make it a reality. Put CJ down for a nap. I did some laundry. Had some lunch. Watched some TV with Joe. Packed up some dishes. Did some more laundry. Packed up some more stuff in the kitchen. Went to pick the girls up from school. Talked to both of the girls teachers. Then came home. Joe went to work. I helped with homework. Then I washed the dishes and started dinner. Fed the kids. Cleaned up. Had the kids clean up the living room. Did more laundry. Got the kids ready for bed and put them to bed. Then I spent the evening board, but not wanting to do anymore packing. Joe finally came home from work. We watched some TV and then went to bed. Hoping that Wednesday was not going to be messed up with a delay or no school due to the predicted snow.

Wednesday: What a long day. I was up way early. 5 a.m. to go to the bathroom and then couldn't go back to sleep. I tried. My mind was running though. With things I needed to get done. What would happen if the snow caused a delay. What if it was canceled? Finally I decided to just put myself out of my misery and get up and find out what the weather verdict was. The answer was no school. That actually was easier than a delay. Then I don't need the car and I don't have to drive Joe to work. So I went to turn the alarm off in the girls room. I have to go through CJ's room to get to their room. I was doing really well. Not waking anyone. On my way out the door I kicked something and woke CJ up. There was no getting him back to sleep either. I took him out and tried to lay on the couch with him, but Joe got up and I couldn't keep him with me much longer after that. Joe went to work. All three kids were home. I had four more coming over in a couple of hours. I washed dishes and cleaned up the kitchen. Cleaned up the living room. Cleaned up the bathroom. Did some laundry. Pulled out some clothes from the closet to sort through. Then my house was filled with children. I tried to get them to play board games. They wanted to go out in the snow. Problem with that is it was raining and not everyone had the proper snow gear. If I had let them out there then they would have been soaked with no change of clothes. So I had to keep explaining my reasons to a bunch of children who just wanted to go play in the snow. I did get them distracted playing a game though. I started going through some clothes. Then I gave CJ lunch and the rest of the kids a snack. I tried putting CJ down for a nap, but he was having nothing to do with that. My friend came and got her kids. I gave my kids lunch. Then got CJ out because he wasn't going to sleep. Tried putting him down again, but still he wasn't happy. I needed a break though. I was going non stop all day. He finally got quiet, but I don't know that he actually slept. He wasn't quiet for all that long. I went and did some laundry and started lugging up the clothes bins from the basement. I went through those. Joe got home from work. Someone came over to buy our vacuum. We had dinner. I went through more clothes. Got everything organized. Got all of the girls summer stuff and stuff that doesn't fit out of their drawers. Had to wash the stuff that came up from the basement because it smelled like the basement. I gave CJ a bath. Got everyone ready for bed. Put them to bed and washed more clothes. Then I washed dishes. Marinated a steak for dinner tomorrow night. More laundry. Took a shower. Finally went to bed.

Thursday: Got up and got the kids ready for school. Joe left for work and took the car. I was trying to find CJ's mittens to walk the girls to school, but couldn't find them. So I ended up asking my friend to pick the girls up so I didn't have to go out in the cold and slip on the ice. She did. I chatted with a friend online for a while. Then I went through CJ's drawers. Did some more laundry. Fed CJ lunch and put him down for a nap. I made a shopping list. Joe came home from work and we went grocery shopping. Spent way too much money, but I got most of my cookie stuff. Went to get the girls at school. Came home and put the groceries away. Did homework. Did more laundry. Washed dishes. Started dinner. Played with the kids. Put CJ's winter clothes in his drawers. Got the kids ready for bed and sent them to bed. Joe and I watched some TV and I put some stuff on ebay. Then I went to bed.

Friday: Got up early and got everyone ready to go. We were out early in the frigid cold temps. Went to the school to pop popcorn. The girls ate breakfast at school while we got started on the popcorn. When we were done with the popcorn I went to the office to talk to the principal about a few things. Then we left and went to the post office to find change of address cards. I couldn't find them. So we went to the grocery store because I had forgotten to get any sort of vegetables when I went grocery shopping. Grabbed a few other things and then came home. Joe gave CJ lunch and I counted popcorn money. Joe put CJ to bed and then I had something to eat. Took care of a few other things around the house. Typed up something for the next Box Tops competition. Then I went to pick the girls up from school. Had a meeting with Kaitlyn's teacher about her progress and looked at her report card with her. She did about as well as I was expecting. Came home and checked out Natalie's report card. Joe left for work. The kids and I just hung around the house. I cleaned the dishes and got dinner started. Fed the kids and then got CJ ready for bed. The girls stayed up late. I started baking some of my cookies. Joe came home from work. The kids went to bed. Finished up my cookies and then showered and went to bed.

Saturday: Got up and started working on some cookies. Had the girls help with those. Joe made breakfast. I finished up my snickerdoodles and was debating starting more. Decided there wasn't time. Ate breakfast. Got dressed. Washed dishes. Got the kids all dressed and left to go meet my parents at the train museum. Had to detour because of the road being closed. Got a little lost. Finally found where we were going. Got our train tickets and road the train with Santa. Had a much better time than we were anticipating. When that was over my parents gave the kids a couple of presents and we departed ways there. We went to Walmart to get a couple of things. Then went to get gas and came home. I baked some M&M cookies which gave me trouble. Washed dishes. Got the kids to dress warmly. Then left to go to a friends house for dinner. Ate over there and then went with our friends to a Christmas parade. Got to the parade and froze our butts off. Then went back to our friend's family's house. Had hot cocoa and donuts. Then we left and came home. Sent the kids right to bed. Joe and I had a snack. I tried to make popcorn, but totally forgot about it and burned it. Smoke all over the kitchen it was awful. Had to completely clean out my microwave. Then I made the popcorn correctly. My house stunk of burnt popcorn though. Ended up falling asleep on the couch completely exhausted before getting up to go to bed.

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