Monday, November 23, 2009

Busy busy and seeing stars

This week we are crazy busy. I cancelled my physical therapy for this week because the girls are out of school for the entire week. The thought of all three of my children running around a physical therapy office while I am lying on my back doing stretches was not at all appealing.

Tomorrow afternoon I am going to pick up my best friend and her daughter for them to spend the night and just hang out. Then when I take her back on Wednesday evening we will pack up everything we need and head to the in-laws.

My mother-in-law wanted me to come and spend the night with her the night before Thanksgiving so I could get up at 5:00a.m with her and cook dinner. We will get up at 5:00 and I will cook with her until about 10:00. Then we will get ready and leave for my aunt's house to have dinner over there first. Then back to the in-laws later in the afternoon.

We alternate whose house we go to first each year and last year we ate at the in-laws first. Then we will eventually make it back home exhausted and stuffed. It is going to be a busy week for sure. After this week the real fun starts. I have made a dent in the shopping for the kids already. I got their "BIG" gifts and a few things already. The sad thing is I have already spent $230 and I am not even close to being done with the kids much less everyone else. *Sigh*

On a happy note.....The other day Lucy at Attic 24 posted a link to a twinkle star tutorial. I fell in love and immediately turned a few into garland. At this point I feel like a fairly confident crocheter. Enough so that when I see a pattern I want to try I can attempt it without my mom helping me through. I did the stars with no problems at all. I was doing a little happy jig.

I will probably be MIA for a while this week but I will continue to briefly pop in and post. Happy Thanksgiving week everyone!!


Frazzled Farm Wife said...

The holidays get pretty crazy around here's hard to juggle between families but the good thing is we have the families around!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Antonia said...

Wow 5 am to start cooking?? Have fun with that one. haha. I decided to not cook this yer and leave that to my mom and my aunts. haha.

We are excited about hanging out with ya, it has been just too long!

Candy Hart said...

WHAT?! Up at 5:00AM - you got to be crazy girl!! Sounds like you are going to have a LONG day! Good thing there are lots of good things to eat to keep your energy up!!

Enjoy the slumber party!! Your gonna need your rest for Thanksgiving!!!

Maria said...

Up and cooking at 5am?! Good luck ;-) Sounds like a fun holiday though - lots of good food and family = FUN :-)