Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Let's Talk Whirlwind...

In bullet points for your viewing pleasure:

  • Monday - Thursday of last week: half-assedly finish 1/10 of the tasks at work so you can take Friday and Monday (yesterday) off.

  • Thursday evening: run around doing errands in preparation for your mother-in- law and her boyfriend's arrival and the twin's birthday party. You recognize you could have done many of these errands days ago but waited, because lets face it, you are a procrastinator.

  • Friday: chaperone Zoo field trip, run more last minute errands and then return home to greet mother-in-law. She has dinner waiting for you. You squeeze the bejezus out of her because she rawks in the kind of way you know no other mother-in-law does

  • Saturday: host 15 - 5 & 6 year olds and several adults for the twins birthday party. It goes well. You're ecstatic, because holy lord, the sheer planning that went into this shindig just about sent you to the funny farm.

  • Saturday evening: scoop up your own mother, you mother-in-law and head off to the casino. Give them duckets to gamble as an early mother's day gift , gamble a little yourself but then mostly hang out in the club. While you are dancing, paramedics have to recuscitate another club patron. You do not realize this until the music abruptly shuts off and although yellow drapes are shielding them you can hear them counting as they do chest compressions. Thankfully, they revive him but you head out shortly thereafter...as this is just too much for you and the 4 glasses of wine that are sloshing around in your system.

  • Sunday: you are a wee bit hungover, but rally and head out with the fam to Family Day at Emerald Downs. Everyone and their mother is there. You question why you joined in but in the end enjoy yourself.

  • Monday: your MIL leaves, you head to school with the kiddos and help out in class as per their request. You add two new family members today. Monkey and Brownie, gerbils that technically are given to your kids by you as a birthday present but you know you will end up caring for. Monday evening go to dinner at Chuck E. Cheese to celebrate the twins (actual) birthday

  • Monday late evening:Return home, try to watch a movie w/Edward Norton whom you adore but your eyes just can't stay open.

  • Monday night on into this morning: Head to bed, wake up early for, ugh... work, only to find your dog has crapped in the house

  • This morning about 6:30 a.m.: Cuss a lot , clean it up, get to work late....

    and here I am. Back again

    So that's what I've been up to. You?
  • 9 comments:

    Ann(ie) said...

    wow. Busy weekend, but it all sounds like FUN!!!! I'll bet you're wiped! Monday is probably a perfect night to visit Chuck E. Cheese. We were there a couple of Saturdays ago for a bday party and my oh my the insanity!!!! At one point my husband stepped outside and I wasn't entirely sure he was going to return.

    Life As I Know It said...

    We recently added two gerbil family members as well: Anakin and Harry. And,yeah, I pretty much take care of them...

    Hope you are recovered from your busy past week!

    ML said...

    Same. 'cept the gerbil part...and a WHOLE different KIND of mil

    Lollie said...

    "Monkey and Brownie, gerbils that technically are given to your kids by you as a birthday present but you know you will end up caring for...." and then flushing down the toilet or burying in the backyard.

    Dumblond said...

    Wow. I'm tired just reading all that!
    It's nice to find another woman who has an awesome MIL. I thought mine might have come from a different planet...

    Sornie said...

    Your bullet point about Emerald DOwn makes me wonder if the phrase "Everyone and their mother" originated on Mother's Day.

    Elisa said...

    Ok, wow. I got tired just reading that.

    Virtualsprite said...

    That sounds about the same as us... sans gerbil but with more gardening. Oh, and we postponed Goober's birthday celebration until Memorial Day weekend for our own sanity.

    Hope things settle down for you soon!

    followthatdog said...

    no twins, no MIL visit, different errands, but man that pace sounds about the same as mine lately.