Sunday, December 16, 2007

Santa's little helper is busy!

How did I not realize until tonight what a busy week I have ahead of me? It's insane! and how did I not realize that Christmas is a mere week away? I know every single one of you are so darn busy this week too. I just thought I'd share a bit of my week so you would undertand if you don't see much of me. I sat down to look at my calendar and this is what I discovered...
  • I'm not even close to done shopping for my boys, family exchange, young women, white elephant,wishing tree gift and Brittany's birthday.

I haven't wrapped one thing...not ONE!

  • I'm ALMOST done with Christmas cards. I delivered a bunch of them on Saturday because apparently the post office has changed their rates on clear envelopes and square cards, so it now cost's almost a $1.00 each to mail. No longer just the 12 cents sur charge. So if you live in the valley you will get a personal delivery from me sometime this week. If you live out of state it will come by mail in the brand spankin' new mail truck I just made possible by paying those ridiculous rates to mail Christmas cards. Just know you are loved!
  • Cole starts basket ball and has practice on Monday and Tuesday nights.
  • Cole also has a Christmas performance at school on Tuesday in the morning and evening.
  • I have to make 16 cute centerpieces for the ward Christmas party.
  • I have young women's on Wednesday night. That's also Brittany's birthday so I need to go see her.
  • Cody has the dentist appointment on Thursday. Have to pick him up early from school to get to town in time for that. While in town I need to buy groceries for a wedding I'm catering on Friday.
  • Spend all day Friday working on food and head over to set up at the wedding in town.
  • Saturday help decorate for the ward Christmas party. Make a huge batch of garlic mashed potatoes, rolls and 3 pies for that.
  • Sunday I have to teach the very important Christmas lesson in young women's to which I need to find time this week to prepare for that. I'm nauseous just thinking about that.
  • Family Christmas eve party at my house on Monday. Need to have a CLEAN house and the meal figured out for that. My house is a mess, but who has time to clean?
  • Perhaps if I didn't require sleep it wouldn't even be a problem. There will be lots of prayers said asking for strength and sanity to get through all of this plus the normal daily stuff of kids, school, homework, fighting, cooking, banking, errand running, etc.
  • I can do it! I am woman...hear me roar...okay..maybe just purr. :o)

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

Jolene I hope you get it all done without stressing too much.... I just don't know how you do it. I am so unorganised atm and I am hating it. Lots of stuff to make for presents and just under week to do it I can see myself having a few late nights too :o)
Amie xx

Pam said...

I love your pink Santa! He would go so nicely next to my pink tree! LOL!

Hang in there, you are one of the most amazing people I know so I know you will pull it all off!

Kim said...

YOU GO GIRL! My list is long but you definately have me beat. I don't know about you, but for some unknown reason, I work better and get more things done under pressure. Good luck. Stay sane!

maren said...

I am tired just from reading that list. How you do all that you do I'll never know.

Maren
marensgarden.com

bs honey said...

You go girl and I hear you ROARING.

restyled home said...

Oh my goodness...you poor girl!! You sound so busy!! It is the fate of mothers, I think. I truly hope you get a few moments to relax and drink in the season...you so deserve it!
Take care Jolene!

Linda
xox

Diana said...

christmas miracles can happen and if anyone deserves it it's you!! good luck and I know you'll manage!

patti_cake said...

I have no doubt you will get it all done Jolene. Happy Early Birthday to Brittany!

Anonymous said...

Peace to your soul admist the busyness. May your soul be at rest when the hands are not.

1RadChick said...

Go you! You can do it!!!! xoxoxoxoxox -The other crazy woman who isn't quite as crazy as you. :D

Jane said...

I feel your stress just reading all of that!

If you want to email me I will share with you what I am doing for my Young women lesson Sunday... I got the idea from someone else, and I am tweaking it a bit to fit my girls.

jimandjane5@msn.com

Chickenbells said...

Oh you can do it! Just do what you can and shove the rest under the bed...

Briana said...

My goodness girl! Add to your calendar...December 26th SLEEP!

So wish I could come wrap gifts for you, I LOVE doing that! And we could chat and have girly time! Why do you live so far away?

Jen said...

holy moly, that's going to add up to mail those cards out, what a bummer :(

you've got lots to do girl :)

Susie Q said...

Whoa!! Remember to take care of YOU too okay?

I sent you my address via email but still need yours! I have your card here and can not mail it!!!

Love,
Sue

robin c. said...

Jolene,

Christmas blessings to you and yours. I can't imagine how you get everything done...you are my hero!! I'm stressing about how I'm going to get a wheel chair bound woman into my house on the 26th.

Enjoy the holiday season.. I know it will be special for you!!

robin c.

September said...

I keep checking in to make sure you're doing okay, and being taunted by that pink santa. I so so so so so love and need that santa... :D

Merry Christmas, my friend...

xoxox

Tember

http://septemberradecki.typepad.com

Valerie said...

oh my girlie...after reading your list of tasks, i say 'i am woman, here me snore.'

Jacquie said...

Oy, if I thought about my list to much I am sure it would be similar.

I do need to add a sick 2 year old to mine, the poor little thing is feeling icky.

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I hope you find to to stop and enjoy the holiday magic!
Merry Christmas y'all
Sandi

Kim - ScrapToMyLu said...

Jolene, just stopping by to wish you a Merry Christmas from Creative Blogs.

homedaisy said...

i hope you haven't worked yourself too hard. miss you. bethy