Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Just plain exhausted

I swear these last few weeks have just been a big blur! We had Thanksgiving up in Idaho and were up there for 5 days. Then last week I took on 2 new kids to watch full time- a 4yr old boy and a 9 month old girl, who was sick and clingy. So my whole family ended up getting sick with a nasty cold/tummy bug thing. The boys had to miss preschool and Hubby even took a sick day. Jakey and I still have a cough. Plus I had 3 appointments last week, 2 with the dermatologist and 1 with a new orthodontist. I got put on a new medicine for my psoriasis that makes me feel like crap, but I'll only be on it a month, and it is working. I also have scouts on Tuesdays, and have to spend hours coming up with our den meeting plans. Last weekend Hubby spent hours putting up Christmas lights and has been working on that off and on since Saturday. I made a big dinner Sunday and had my sister and her husband and baby over, which was a lot of fun. Yesterday we got a ton of snow, I think 8-10 inches, though it's settled down lower a bit now. I decided to be nice to Hubby and shovel the driveway so he could pull in when he got home. I got about 3/4 done before I had no more energy, and my back is so sore today! I haven't had a decent nights sleep in too long. And the fun doesn't stop there.

I offered my house for my brother's wedding, which is this Saturday. So, I have a ton of cleaning I need to do before then. I also offered to make the cookies for the little reception afterward, so I'll be busy baking about 20 dozen cookies before then.

I am behind on laundry. My kitchen desperately needs mopped. Hubby is taking tomorrow off to take our cats to get fixed and help watch the kids while I go help a neighbor. Then we are going out because my birthday is Friday, but we'll be too busy getting the house ready for a wedding to go out then, so we are going tomorrow. I need to go to the store to find a gift for a secret sister exchange on one of my messageboards, that I need to mail out by Saturday, so I better get it done before then because I will forget if I wait til Saturday. I no longer watch those 2 new kids cuz the family found someone who lives closer to them to do it, and while it's sort of a relief because it was exhausting having them, we were really counting on that money for Christmas. The boy I took on for Mondays I now watch on Wednesdays too, so that helps, and he is very easy. Today I have my 3 kids plus two 1.5 year olds! Amazingly I got ALL 3 babies to nap at the same time! Hallelujah! Now if only Jason and Jakey would nap.

I am so ready for this week to be over!

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