Sunday, November 23, 2008

Best of Intentions for the Weekend

Big Buckaroo went to our land this weekend to hunt, so the Buckaroo's and I had a big weekend planned. I had a list of projects to get done and was going to intersperse them with kiddo fun and a couple of prior commitments.

Well, at least I had good intentions.

First, the weekend began with me thinking that my head just might explode and my throat hurting. Let's say that now I feel like an elephant is sitting on my chest. I told Little Buckaroo I did not feel well and I thought I was going to have to take some medicine. He then said, "mom, that is not your style!"

Well, I broke down and DID take some medicine, it's my new style.

Project #1, finish Roman Shades for kitchen, the fabric is still sitting where it was on Friday. No Progress!
Project #2 - complete a second bow holder princess dress for my other niece. I went to the hardware store and bought the wrong staples for the staple gun, no progress on this. UGH!
Project #3 - Polish silver and put cool paper in the back of my hutch- SUCCESS!!!!!!!!!
Project #4- Workbook Day at AWANA. They had a Saturday workday for the AWANA kids to work on their books. Since I am a leader and Little Buckaroo is a Spark, we loaded up and went. Littlest Buckaroo hung with my in my class while Little Buckaroo passed 15 sections!!!!!! SUCCESS!

Project #5 - Community Meeting - I, along with another lady in town (our town of 148), are working on some fun projects that will enhance our community (like a Farmer's Market, town beautification, a playground/green area). We had a community task force meeting Friday night at the Fire Station to get this off the ground - SUCCESS!

A couple of reasons all the projects did not get done.
#1 - Mom, could you make me a Batman mask??? And, mom can we work on my dinosaur outfit. SUCCESS! (after a lot of black spray paint, hot glue, and scissor work)
#2 - Mom, could we make a soccer field? We could move the thing of dad's trailer to the back yard. SUCCESS with a back ache resulting.

If there is a soccer field, then we must play a game of soccer. Yes, I let my kids dress themselves.

"Hey mom, will you go get some of those things that you shake when I score a goal?"
Sure, but I am not wearing a cheerleading outfit, I really must draw the line somewhere.

This is what happens after I went inside to vacuum while they finished another quarter of the soccer game. Ummm, kids did you know it was November and cold outside??? Of course I had to then take them in for a bath before lunch.
I wonder why I don't have time to get all my projects done????

But, hey, I did get to curl up on the couch and watch a chick flick after putting them to bed Saturday night!

The list is still around and getting longer as the holidays approach, but hey, it will get done. Well, if it doesn't ALL get done, that's alright because I have some fun, happy superhero soccer players to hang out with.

Waiting for Big Buckaroo to come home today (I miss him and need a nap),
The Park Wife


Mommy Lion said...

For being sick, you accomplished alot more than I would have! I'm a big WIMP when I'm sick . . . nothing gets done! Praisin' Jesus I'm healthy! *wink*

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

I bet you are tired. I remember those days when I would get sick, and I had to soldier on.~~Dee

OKGardners said...

Yep! Mom's get no days off. You worked wonders with what you DID accomplish, so be happy with that.

You are an amazing Super Hero Mom! Who says there is a deadline on getting anything done when we stay home with two active boys? Take each day as it comes... Get Well... and have fun along the journey.

Enjoy your Thanksgiving week. I'm still ailing from my oral surgery on Thursday. OUCH!!! So we have delayed our trip to Memphis for Thanksgiving.

Betty in Oklahoma

Lisa said...

Oh I just laugh so hard when I see your boys in their underwear, outside, in November. That cracks me up. Sorry you didn't feel well, but really why did you do so much feeling so poorly, take care of yourself too my friend.

Anonymous said...

I hope you're feeling better! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! I miss ya'll! Hopefully see ya'll around Christmas..Love ya'll

Anonymous said...

love your blog. hope you have a fab time. I updated my blog with a pic of the girls and santa. hugs to you.your projects have turned out so well and I can't wait to see the bow thing in person!@!!!

Mom2Toribug said...

Wow! I think you got a lot accomplished, sick and all. You did a great job and the kids looked like they were having a ball. Thanks for sharing.

Lisa said...

Just checking on you, hope you are doing better and hope you had a GREAT holiday season!