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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Random Thoughts: Chaotic Week, Orkin, Mother's Day

Random thoughts is the very nice way of saying "at this moment I am so scatterbrained that I can't form a cohesive post about anything." Did you ever have weeks that you just knew you were going to be dropping the ball every which way because you just had too many things to do? Welcome to my week!

Yesterday, Belle had a dentist appointment to fill some cavities. With all the stomach issues she's been having and the stress she seems to put on herself and after a bout of tears, I let her take a mental health day. I know...Mom of the Year. Nico was supposed to have a track meet (so thankful that it was canceled), Belle had dance and then a cheer meeting that both she and I had to go to. It was nice catching up with the cheer moms and I even squeezed in a Barnes and Noble trip with Belle, who is really needing some one on one time with me. However, in the interest of spending one one one time, she neglected to tell me that she had homework so when we got home at 9:30 and she told me (along with "I don't get it"), I was not happy. A lovely evening spent with my daughter ended up with screaming and yelling. Hate when what could have been a great memory ends up being something you want and hope is forgotten.

The rest of the week looks like this : Tuesday-Gia has her very first dance class. It will either be adorable or a nightmare. Tommy has a game and Nico has baseball practice (I hope that means he doesn't have track practice because if he does, I am the carpool mom so I can add that to my list). Wednesday-Nico has both a track meet and a baseball game. Thursday-Tommy has a game, Belle has volleyball and then tumbling. Friday-Nico has a meet. Add in there tears about some gym testing that is being done this week and homework and that my babysitters all have practice for the talent show or college testing and that is my week. Jealous?

My cleaning lady is coming and though it is supposed to make my life less stressful, it does not. My house has still not recovered from the flurry of activities this past weekend. That means in the next two days, I have to get it ready to actually be cleaned. Have I mentioned that Gia has gotten much needier in the last few weeks (God, I am hoping this dance class will help)? I try and get her to help me pick up but she thinks it is hilarious to go behind me and take out everything I just put away. I need Alice or Hazel to live with me.

I canceled Orkin and have been having nightmares ever since. In them, Jimmy gets revenge by drilling a hole in my house and putting two mice in there to run rampant and breed and cause the nightmare of the mice that wouldn't go away to continue on and on. I keep thinking he is going to bring ants over to do the same. The ants here are SO BAD! I'm constantly walking around with a Windex bottle ready to shoot and kill (I feel like the chemicals in Windex are less harmful than Raid but who knows?) It's Gia's new mantra: "Iicky buggy, Mommy, icky buggy!" That's irrational, right? That could never happen, right?

I am not ready for Mother's Day. Leo's mom is out of the country so I don't have to do anything for her yet. I think we are giving my mom money for some badly needed dishes and utensils (though it has been lovely eating off the same ones I did as a kid) and all of my cards are bought. Hmmm...why do I feel like I am not ready, then? Oh, that's right...because I don't think I am getting a new computer and the yuck feeling of being disappointed has already set in. Why do I think this? Because Leo keeps trying to sell me on using his old work computer-the one that has a message that pops up every 30 seconds when you are in the middle of doing something. The one that I can't put pictures on. The one that keeps saying I need more memory. Yuck! (That is me stamping my foot and pouting saying, "I don't want it.")

The other reason I don't feel like I am ready for it is because when I told Leo about the blog post with my list of what I wanted, he said, "Oh, yeah. I need to take a look at that." Mother's Day is 5 days away! I might not be the only one dropping the ball this week.

What about you? How is your week shaping up? Anyone else have a chaotic one?


At May 8, 2012 at 8:39 AM , Blogger Trina said...

I just looked through your blog. It caught my attention when I saw that your title started with the word Tidbits. So does mine. I think I'll follow ya, if that's okay.

BTW, I'm dreading Mother's Day too, for a different reason I'm hoping to have time to blog about tomorrow. Feel free to stop by sometime. Follow if you'd like.

At May 8, 2012 at 8:44 AM , Blogger Heather said...

So we have one more thing in common. Both my girls cheer and I am one of those Cheer Moms. My girls cheer for Pop Warner and the fall is always exhausting.

My cleaning lady comes this week as well and thankfully I am not too far behind in everything since my youngest is supposed to have a softball game tonight.

I hate ants. They drive me crazy even when they are just those little Sugar Ants - can't stand it!!!

I wish you luck this week and in getting what you want on Mother's Day. If it is any consolation I am spending the entire weekend at the Lacrosse fields- not exactly what I wanted either!

At May 8, 2012 at 11:32 AM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

Blogger is still not letting me reply to each comment? Anyone else having that problem?

Trina, I'd love the follow and will check out yours as well! Can't wait to read why you are dreading it as well.

Heather, we DO have a lot in common! I'm right there with you except that it will be baseball I'll be sitting at and though we had a last minute game scheduled on Mother's Day (insert the angry smiley), Nico isn't going to it. Usually when I set the bar low, I am pleasantly surprised so there is hope. :)

At May 8, 2012 at 2:00 PM , Blogger Kimberly said...

This is exactly why I think the weekends and weekdays should be reversed. I feel like I'm losing my mind most of the time!

At May 8, 2012 at 4:23 PM , Blogger mCat said...

I'm tired just reading your list of things this week! And then I remembered that my own life was just like that 10 years ago.

It gets better. Now my big highlight is going to the grocery store or getting my nails done. Never on the same day though, that would be too much

At May 8, 2012 at 7:59 PM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

Kimberly, good thinking! I feel like I am losing my mind most of the time, too! I swear, I used to be able to keep it together before I had kids!

mCat, you give me hope that there is a light at the end of this tunnel. :) That made me laugh about not going to the grocery store and getting your nails done on the same day. So funny.

At May 9, 2012 at 12:30 PM , Blogger Life As Wife said...

Hum it shows the reply button for me?

At May 9, 2012 at 6:45 PM , Blogger AnnMarie said...

Samantha, I see the reply button, too but when I press it, nothing happens. It is probably my computer. It is so frustrating. The weird thing is, it lets me reply to comments on other blogs (like when people left me comments on Shell's).


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