Monday, December 6, 2010

the look on henry's face pretty much sums up this post.

this weekend i wrote a paper, cleaned out the refrigerator, and did laundry.
i think it's safe to say that i live a thrilling life.
oh, i also had a minor meltdown on the phone with my mom, but hey, what are mom's for?

you see the next three weeks of my life are going to be extremely chaotic.
i have two twenty page papers due, two exams, my father-in-law is coming to visit for a week, it's charlie's birthday and we're having a party, i have to do my christmas shopping or making of presents (ha! yeah right), we have a work holiday party for charlie, my parent's and sister are coming 2 days after charlie's dad leaves, i'm supposed to travel to massachusetts, oh and work full time.

i have absolutely no idea how all of this is going to get done.
in fact, it won't. oh sure the papers will get written and i'll be working but i can guarantee you our christmas cards (the ones that say 'happy christmas' on them) will probably be new years cards. instead of baking cookies, people are going to get cookies in a jar with directions (mix ingredients together and bake at 350), charlie's bday party will probably turn into a 'drinks party' because there is no way i'll have any time to prepare food, and when my parents come i'll probably serve them pizza and drag them to the grocery store to shop for xmas dinner because when you're gone 15 hours a day there's just not time to grocery shop.

sometimes i just wish life would slow down a bit. especially this time of year when i'd like nothing more to do than spend an afternoon baking christmas cookies, writing cards, and sending them out to the people i love. or actually take some time off work when my family's in town. and i do find it ironic (not in a ha ha funny way but in a 'that sucks' way) that a big part of the motivation for moving to colorado was to live life at a slower pace, spend more time enjoying the outdoors and less time in the car. whatever. clearly that didn't happen.
*sigh* see you after new years. if i'm still alive. and awake.


Taryn said...

Ooo- I am sorry. Stay strong school has to end sometime. And the holidays are busy no matter what. Cookies in a jar are great because then you can cook them whenever you want an easy dessert. Good call.

Kath said...

Hang in is probably a little stressy for everyone right about now :-)

Look on the positive'll get to visit family/friends IRL...not everyone can do that. The idyllic 'baking cookies leisurely' mode can wait for awhile, once everyone's left and we're inundated with snowflakes.

Your life is a rollercoaster right now...hang on and yell "wheeeee' :-)