Saturday, September 02, 2006

What a Day!

I am exhausted. Lately I have been in such a "funk" that I just needed to snap out of. I feel like all I have done is run, run, run. Greg has baseball 4 days a week and Elizabeth had to stay after school every day this week to work on her newspaper deadline. Emily has her karate two nights a week (all at the same time as the others). It's not so bad doing that "mom" stuff but it's in rush hour traffic. What normally takes five to ten minutes takes twenty to twenty five. It's always during dinner so we haven't had a decent "home cooked" dinner during the week. I love to cook! It's killing me having to make frozen stuff all week. I was born and raised and raised a "meat and potatoes" gal. My mom could cook!

Elizabeth is having a birthday party tomorrow night. So, I know that cleaning the house is a priority. I so wanted to sleep in this morning but I got up and tackled the mess! I even got the ladder out of the garage and cleaned on top of my cabinets and rearranged everything up there. I so love the new look! I took a break and met a friend at Michael's and we "browsed". We also stopped at Linen and Things and I walked out with a new shower curtain and towels for the bathroom I just had retiled. I'll post pictures when it is completely done. By just changing a few things around the house today, I felt like I had accomplished so much today. I still have a few things left to do before the party tomorrow, but I decided to take a nice soak in the tub with a glass of wine. Tomorrow is another day. I have been going and going so much that I feel like I am on auto-pilot. I just need to slow down.

So, my friend and I are working on our "play dates". Kids have them so why can't moms? Our play dates usually consist of a trip to the local scrapbook store, lunch and some actual scrapbooking or stamping. Who says kids have to have all the fun? I don't want to look back someday and see that I never did anything fun. I recently read a post on AOL scrapbook boards about why we scrap. I do it because I enjoy it and I hope to pass these on to my kids and grandkids someday.

I am hoping to start getting my house decorated for Fall. I usually don't decorate because I just don't have the time to get it out. Well, my scarecrow went up on the front door today and I put my scarecrow on my counter and pulled out a "fall scented" candle. I even baked a frozed pumpking pie last night so the house would smell good. Okay, so I was craving pumpkin pie!!

I will post some pictures of Elizabeth's party tomorrow. I am putting together a book for her so I can get pictures of her and her friends. I also cut up some cardstock so her friends can write a little message to her. You only turn 16 once!!!

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