Sunday, November 13, 2011

I Just Thought...

That once I said goodbye to October that things would settle down.

Let me see...
In the month of October I had three nights of football games a week, one to two days of soccer every week, church every Wednesday and Sunday of course, plus the extra church activities. Two band competitions, one which I went to, the other just was a late night picking up. There were THREE birthdays, two of those came with parties, the other one just made me feel old. And of course there was work and school and...don't know if I had much time for anything else.

I did enjoy it. A mom always enjoys watching her kids go and do the things they love. I am kind of living through my kids too, for I was NOT athletic or very musical and truth be told, NOT an honor student. I had to work for every grade I got, and some of those grades weren't very good. But even though you enjoy the activities, the same ones over and over can wear you out at times. So, I thought when October passed and the sports and marching band came to an end that things would slow down.

NO. November has it's own crazy schedule.
Full of All Region Band tryout practice, hand bells at church, piano lessons, hunting schedules, final soccer games, and holiday plans.
LOVE Thanksgiving!!!

Talking about Thanksgiving...I may sound like I am whining over my schedule, but I am really not. Truth be told, I am tired and I just want a little sympathy from the other moms who are in the same boat, but who like me, WOULD NOT CHANGE A THING.
For although I am tired and ready for a little Thanksgiving break, I am so thankful that my family is happy and healthy and can go and do and spend time together.

As for the holidays... I AM READY!!!
In fact, I already have half my Christmas shopping done.
Doing a little happy dance right now!!!
May even put my tree up early, so I can enjoy the lights a little longer.

I may just close this post before I ramble any more. I will close with this picture...

My baby at her last football game of the season. Sadly we lost Friday night in the playoffs, but she was happy marching band was over for the year.
Now we just have concert band...

Hope you have a blessed week as you go about your own busy schedules.


Bridget said...

Yeah, football season ended, but now basketball season has started and lasts through February. Along with Band Night, Region band competitions, Christmas Parade, Christmas Concert, and, and, and...

Looking forward to a small break during Thanksgiving :)

Mary said...

I too thought that November would bring relief but it didn't. Scouting events, drum lessons, pep band and a major band concert are all on the calendar. We only have 2 1/2 years before high school graduation though so I'm attempting to embrace the craziness because I know I'll miss it when it's gone.

Angie said...

You're amazing, cuz! You do it all - and with a beautiful smile!
I thought I'd miss out on some of the craziness because I home school. Hahahaha! It's just one of those mom things.

Angie said...

Wow! What a crazy month!