Thursday, February 16, 2012

At an end

Well, we are at the end of it... the end of wrestling season, the end of Baylor's senior year, the end of having kids in the public school system.

Wow, who would've guessed. When you hold these little babies in your arms, it seems like they will always be little. On the nights they don't sleep and all you want is a few hours rest, you think it will never happen. Then all at once, your babies are all grown. I know it sounds like such a cliche, but it is true.

We were looking at Baylor's photo album the other night. He's really good at keeping it up, it's not me, that's for sure. There were photos of him with every calf he ever showed: his little brown swiss, Three Spot, Patrick, BooBoo, all of them. There are multiple photos of Baylor asleep. Apparently he's slept the same way all his life: flat on his back with his mouth open. We have baby photos of it and here is one from last year's fair.

Hopefully, we will have another week of wrestling... if he makes it out of sectionals. Cross your fingers and hope for it folks. I'm not quite ready to end it yet. I need to get a photo montage ready for the FFA Banquet coming up in a few weeks. I want to get photos ready for the coaches. I need to tell Baylor that I'll take him, Cole and Justin to lunch when they come over for graduation practice.

So I guess the next step for me is to find some stuff to keep me busy for the next few years. I've already told all my kids that when they have kids don't be surprised to hear me whispering to them 'Grandma will come watch you do whatever you want, but I like football and wrestling best.'

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

February blues

Wow! I was just reviewing my annual goals. What have I accomplished? Zip. As they say: if you want to see God laugh, tell him your plans.

In this case, He said "that's nice, but I have other plans for you". So, I've been messing around trying to get my mom to a state of wellness for the last 5 weeks. She's had doctor appointments every week. I don't mind going, it just takes sooooo much out of the day. I believe we will find a leveling off soon, though.

Add to this the end of Baylor's wrestling season - the busiest part of the season - with the OHC's and Sectionals coming up. I'm not missing any of that. I need to watch my boys wrestle, as this will be the last for a while.

Then, I have sisters coming and telling me what I need to give up, what I need to do, etc. etc. Perhaps instead of telling me what I need to do, they should just come in and say 'I'll do it for this amount of time'. That would be much more helpful. My older sister would shit a chicken if she knew how much I was doing that I DIDN"T mention to her.

Finally, my coworker is on vacation. This may sound kind of odd, but that means that I am trying to do her job and mine on a daily basis. It is usually a quiet time of the year, but I have been slammed with stuff to do from her side of the room. Just when I think I am 'caught up' - SLAM! Another big project, or one that is sensitive.

So, what have I accomplished on my list? Well, let's review:

1. Bedroom Closet : Still a mess, probably more so now as I just throw everything in the bottom. I told DH I was going to re-do it in March.

2. Gift Wrap Station: Haven't looked at it since Christmas

3. Laundry Room: Nada

4. Garage: Nada

5. Christmas: About where I was last time I wrote about it.

1. Swap Cleanup: Well, I look at it every day, does that count?

2. Hats & Gloves: Honestly, this is a late-summer project.

3. Living Room cabinet: Yep, nothing going on here either.

1.Shelves for bookcases: I was going to start this in March, so it doesn't count.

2. Mantle: August/ Sept - again doesn't count. Also, I was afraid we were going to loose the house, so what was the use?

3. Doork Locks: I need to get this done. I hate that back door lock not working correctly.

1. Christmas presents: Yeah, right. I haven't finished one from LAST Christmas.

2. Knit a hat a month : Well, technically I got one done, but it brought such bad luck for the team, I sent it far far away.

3. knitting for me: Have yarn grouped together to get started, just have to start.

4. Weigh less: Well, as a stress eater, it has not been good. I was going to do Zumba at work, but just cannot fit it in to my schedule.

As you can see, pretty much I have made zero progress. Perhaps after the season is over it will be easier. I know my sisters want to work on Mom's house, but it won't be every weekend, and if it is, they can just spend a few without me.

Ah, well. Off to dream about knitwear yet to be made.