Friday, May 20, 2011

Getting Back Into The Swing of Things...

It's hard getting back into our crazy routine when we've been out of it for a week.

Back to our millions of therapies, drop offs and pick ups for school and preschool, keeping the house clean, laundry, not to mention we've been waiting for an answer for something for what seems like forever now, getting ready for Harper's birthday party and getting myself ready to accept that my little boy will be 2 on Sunday!!

On top of all that, I still miss my dad. And I worry about my mom being alone. My life hasn't changed much but hers has...drastically and that makes me sad for her.

But I do have to share that I've had wonderful friends that have sent cards, flowers and have brought yummy dinners-just too sweet. I can't thank them enough.

To keep myself busy though, as if I'm not busy enough just taking care of the kids, I've thrown myself into projects. {My sewing has taken a back seat because, well, quite frankly I was getting burnt out on it. I've still got a few orders that I'm filling but I've drastically cut back since my dad got pretty sick.}

Now for the I'm pretty much crazy. I think I have about 4 going right now and when I get a little tired of one because I can't seem to quite finish it, I start another. And while I'm doing the other, I'll walk by and see the first one I was working on and want to start back on that one! Ahh!

  • Today I've been organizing and switching things up in the play room. Total nightmare but I have a grand plan and it shouldn't be a big deal.
  • I've also been dabbling on my dining room project where I'm painting frames and making pillows.
  • Outside I'm planning on a fun spruce up of the patio/gazebo area.
  • And then there's Bennett's I said, I'm crazy.
None of this involves tons of money, just lots of thinking/planning/internet searching on my part and then the actual work. Of course throw in "Mommy will you play barbies with me?", Bennett shutting himself in the bathroom several times a day, and Harper falling into something and needing me to kiss it and sit with her for a bit. But that's just part of being a mom.

Here's an idea I'm playing with outside on the patio area:

Just dabbling but I'm liking the striped curtains that were seriously only $6 for 2 panels!

Anyways, I haven't been the best blogger lately but I'm around and looking forward to sharing some hopefully cute birthday pics of Bennett on his big day-if it will ever stop raining! No party this year {I've out done myself with Harper's} but that was my original plan anyway. We'll see if we can get him to take a bite of his cake...highly doubt it but maybe he'll surprise us;)

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  1. I hope you have a wonderful, and hopefully DRY weekend, and a great birthday celebration with Bennett!

  2. Wishing you all a wonderful Birthday celebration! A special Birthday wish for Bennet as well. I love that he keeps putting himself in the bathroom, he sounds like a two year old already!! I love what you have done with the porch, just great!

    My thoughts and prayers continue to be with you and your family. All the best.

  3. Love your newest song on the blog. There is indeed a season for everything. I am still praying for you and your family. It is so hard to get used to not having a parent around. I remember when my mom died I worried so much about my dad. He was okay, though and so was my father-in-law when he lost his wife five years ago. I was sure he would never make it on his own, but he did. Based on what I have seen on your blog, you are part of a very close family, and I am sure that with the support from you all, your mom will be just fine too in her own time. Sending hugs from Florida and hoping Bennett has a wonderful birthday party and even tries some of his cake!

  4. Can't wait to see birthday pics! I love the patio, it looks relaxing...wish I were there instead of sitting on my plain slab of concrete with no shade ;-)


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