December 18, 2008

I've been slacking on my blogging lately... I apologize. I am just so darn tired all the time. I mean, really tired. I think I have fallen asleep at my desk twice this week. So sad. Of course it doesn't help that I am in this vicious cycle of drinking energy drinks during the day and taking sleeping pills at night so I can sleep. But WHATEVER one more day and I'm off for 9 days... I can't wait!

We are headed home for the holidays and even though it should be a time to rest and schedule is going to be just as hectic up there. However, good news is that I do have two family photo shoots up there. That's good. The kids are excited, and what's even better is that when The Man and I come home on Christmas will be sans two kids. WHOO HOOO. They are staying there with the In Laws for the rest of their school break. That means I get some quiet time with no one to fight with. All will be right with the world at that point.

Work is work...nothing great, nothing bad...just work. I'm so ready to be out of here though. My fingers are crossed that I can get all the reviews wrapped up by tomorrow afternoon and get all the salary increases processed. That is MY goal anyway. No one is ever on my time schedule...and that's ok, i can still push for it.

The Boy had his first band concert and he ROCKED the trombone. :) He really did wonderful, even though he will tell you that he messed up a few times. It was amazing to sit and listen to 120 6th grade kids play these Christmas songs...considering none of them had ever played an instrument prior to 4 months ago. It was pretty cool. He really enjoys his teacher too, the guy makes it a lot of fun and he thinks very highly of The Boy. Before the concert I had to go let the teacher know that The Boy was there, however, he forgot his music so The Man was racing home to get it. The teacher stopped me and said that The Boy is doing VERY well in class and he is impressed with how he plays the trombone and overall he is just a really great kid. My heart swelled and tears filled my eyes. I told him "thank you so much, Mommas really like to hear those things". He is an amazing person and I hope he truly knows how proud I am of him and how I think he is going to conquer the world when he gets older.

The Girl is...well she is a GIRL. She is sweet, and loving...and moody and temperamental and REALLY emotional....she is a girl. We are struggling with the "it's not fair" stuff right now.
It's not fair that he gets to go there.
It's not fair that he gets to pick dinner.
It's not fair that I have to sit and listen to his band.
It's not fair that ....

really the list just keeps going. So my constant speech right now is that it's ok that it's not fair. It's not supposed to be. He is older than you and he gets to do things you can't do. When you turn 11 you can do those things. But for now, you get to do what all other 7 year olds get to do. He is always going to get to do more than you, that's just the way it works out - he's older than you.

She has a beautiful little heart and loves to make me happy as well as others, but boy when she's mad or upset WATCH OUT. She is going to be a force to be reckoned with when she gets older.

I officially bought the last two gifts I had to buy today. All the laundry is done and just needs to be put up. Tonight's activities will be pizza for dinner, choir concert for The Boy, and packing for the trip.

Hopefully, I'll be able to blog while I am out of town...but if not....

Merry Christmas - I hope the holidays are good to you and know that I wish you nothing but the best.