Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Hey, howdy, hey, TLN'ers!!!

It feels likes a dog's age since I last posted something. Time just seems to fly by me and all I've done is shuttle kids, cook, clean, and SLEEP!! At least my cough is better. Next week, my doc should have the test results telling if I had the whooping cough or not. As soon as I'm 100% again, I'll be getting vaccinated. Who knew we'd see Pertussis come back so strong. I've been sick since Halloween!!! Awful, awful stuff!

No joke. I can fall asleep at the drop of the hat these days. While it's pleasant to wake up from a cat nap, it's also quite annoying when I've got a laundry list of things to do. Yesterday, I helped organize 333 pies for my daughter's school fund raiser. THEN, went and helped in her class. I was out like a light by 8:30pm last nite!

Luckily, I've got everything for the baby ready to go. The only things remaining are to pack a bag for the hospital and to get my Hubby-man to build the changing table.

At last count, I've got around 5 weeks to go. My blood sugars have been good, but this little girl feels like she's all knees and elbows in there!! Seriously! She moves and my whole stomach just shifts. Very entertaining to watch, but not so fun when I'm dead asleep. LOL Guess she's conditioning me for when she arrives. ;)

Most of my Christmas shopping is done. Probably about 80% complete. WHEW!! I'm just glad that I'm not the one who has to build the two bikes for the older kids!! But, I'll be there looking on from my recliner to jeer--oops--encourage him on.

We're taking family pics this weekend at the coast. Sweet! My dad has a gorgeous camera and I'm more than happy to buy him some clam chowder in lieu of long lines and sitting fees. Plus, I've been craving fish and chips. LOL I'll definitely be taking a long walk on the beach to burn off that meal!

In two weeks, I begin my holiday baking. This year I'm learning how to make Portuguese sweet bread. LOL I was supposed to have learned BEFORE I got married, but my hubby is a patient man. NINE years later, I'm finally fulfilling my marriage contract. I'll be making 24 dozen rolls, not to mention 10 batches of Pumpkin Balls, Mexican Wedding Cake cookies, and almost 20 batches of Carmel Popcorn. YIKES! I've got 31 goodies bags to make for hubby's work place. Good thing I love that man! (psst: Today is our NINE year anniversary. I'm sooo not cooking dinner tonight!)

My daughter's birthday party is next weekend and I'm working on all the details right now. She wants cookies and goodie bags for her Kindergarten class, too! Sheesh! Local bakery here I come!

As for writing . . . I've been polishing my partial and feel like it's in a really good place. This weekend I'm hoping to start and finish a new scene. I didn't quite reach my goal, but I haven't quit either! I'll be posting more on that later . . .

Even though my life is pure chaos right now, I'm so very THANKFUL for every crazy minute of it!!


Have you been just as busy? What does your "To-Do" list look like? More importantly, what are you thankful for???

Here's hoping your Thanksgiving is full of good times, love, and tons of yummy things! Have a slice for me! ;)


Debra Kayn said...

You are such a busy mom! Happy Thanksgiving...don't forget to rest too. :-)

My to-do list isn't as full as yours. My kids are teens...there is hope in your future, Sarah. lol I have lots to be thankful for this year. Writing career is going great, family is healthy, and I'm surrounded by the very best friends. :-)

Carol L. said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Make sure you don't over exert yourself. Mom's have that habit. :) My to do list is so simple compared to years past. My 7 are all grown up and have their own families now.I'm most thankful for my family and everyone's health.
Carol L.

Kaily Hart said...

Gosh, I'm tired just reading your post! Make sure you get a chance to take it easy. You know once the baby arrives.... Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!