Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day, Mayhem, and Miscellaneous

Pardon me while I include you in the recap of my crazy week/weekend. This is one of those "I cannot  believe the week we have had, and I think I need to stop and process it all" moments.  Stay tuned for regular blogging after this break-

Thursday, 8am: Toilet breaks.  We are a family of 4 in a house with 1 toilet.  Not a good situation.  I could not get a hold of our landlord until almost 4pm, and somehow my boys instinctively knew to hold their afternoon "potty break" (if you know what I mean), until an hour after the plumber came at 5pm.  (Insert Hallelujah chorus here).

Thursday, 7pm: I was invited to attend an awards banquet for a girl I have mentored for over 7 years named Sarah. This girl is amazing.  She not only was a Congressional Page last year, but she is producing a play called "Quilters" right now and is headed off to George Washington University in the Fall.  I will miss this girl!  (Someone remind me to lose that double chin)

Friday, 9am: We take our car into the shop.  We find out that it needs a new water pump and another new part, costing us over $500. Cha-Ching!!

Saturday, all day:  We headed out to my parents' house to celebrate both Mother's Day and Jaden's 3rd birthday (which is next Sunday).  We had so much fun, flying kites and playing all day....

Sunday, 9:40am:  Martin had left for church with a friend (since our car was still in the shop), and I got the boys in the car to head to church.  I was a little nervous because I was also speaking to mothers at the end of the sermon, and the boys were both acting really cranky.  I strapped them in their seats, went to start the car, and....nothing.  Our car battery was dead (and the first car is still in the shop).  After a few calls, a guy from our church came over and jumped the car for me.  I got there right at 10am, signed the boys into their classrooms, and got into the service just in the nick of time!  I was able to share with the moms at the end of the sermon and God came through, because Lord knows that I was distracted that morning!!


Sunday, 12pm: We all get in the car to leave, and it won't start again.  Get jumped again.  Head home.
I took a nap, and Martin took the boys to Costco to get a new battery.  Brave man, as they both had not had naps.  Martin had to go to 3 stores to find the right battery, as Costco did not have the one we needed in stock.  My hunky man did all of this with two kids in tow, while I blissfully slept at home with no clue as to what was going on.  I did indeed marry a brave, hunky, good man!

Monday, 9am: I got to go with Micah on a field trip with his preschool; a walk to the library. So fun!  As we walked (about 3 blocks), I caught him sneaking looks back at me to see if I was still there, and each time a huge smile broke out on his face :)  Love that kid.

My hubby gave me Sunday and Monday "off" for Mother's Day.  I can attest to the fact that is the greatest gift EVER.  TWO days to do whatever I want?  (Well, not whatever I want, since I have no money to spend, but anyway....)  I found myself at JoAnne's fabrics, where I came across this stack of scrapbook paper for $5.  I am a sucker for pretty scrapbook paper, although I do not scrapbook and don't intend to ever scrapbook either.  So I came home and stuck it on the walls in our bedroom.  What do you think?  Now I'm thinking I might put white photo frames in the middle of each one. I'm not sure yet... any ideas?  (Does anyone think this looks weird?!)

(I am decoratively challenged, so I'm open to suggestions!)

So... how was YOUR Mother's Day?  :)


  1. I think it looks pretty! :) Very creative!

  2. haha you are so funny! you had such a crazy week! My goodness.. I don't know how you kept your cool as good as you did! I'm envious. :) I love the scrapbook paper on the wall! I think it looks good like that or the framing sounds even better! "decoratively challenged" lol. From pictures, I always thought you did a fabulous job! :) Really.