Saturday, February 11, 2012

Call Me Crazy

Okay, so it's February...mid-February.  We just moved, just got through all the holiday hubbub amidst cardboard towers of stuff I need to unpack and the Christmas tree still stands in the living room.  The ornaments are off and tucked away in the attic, so I count that as a win, but there are still a couple of gifts tucked underneath that I never managed to get in the mail.  It would be a little weird to send them now, right?  ("Happy Valentine's Day!  Here are some CHRISTMAS gifts for you!")

I'm exhausted and WAY behind on the things I should be doing.  Like putting away the tree. Or dishes. Or unpacking. Or showering. (Oh wait, am I over-sharing now?)

Luckily, there are plenty of distractions on tap to keep me busy.

Distraction #1:  Valentine's Day.  I can never just grab a 24-pack of candy cards for the kiddo to hand out.  Noooo, I've gotta' make it a "project".  (See the Fun-Size Candy Bags  made from freezer paper.)  They're tons of fun to make and give and they take up just enough time to keep me from say, cleaning the toilets.

Distraction #2:  Kiddo's Birthday Extravaganza.  My only child's birthday bash right on the heels of V-Day, and since she's a lonely-only AND I adore her, I can never just do a simple cake and ice cream party.  It's gotta' be an over-decorated, candy-themed extravaganza.  (I DO have access to Pinterest, after all.)

Despite my pleading, we will NOT be rescheduling the big shin dig until the summer.  (Unreasonable, I know.)  Sleep-overs are her favorite, but now that the girls are older and have electronics, they can hang in there until 4AM or 5AM. and I wasn't really up for an all-nighter.  I thought I was being clever by suggesting to her that if she had a "regular" party - not a sleep over - she could invite more friends.  Great idea, right?  Turns out the guest list has grown completely out of hand.  That's not exactly what I had in mind, but a deal's a deal and the race is on.

I have NO IDEA how I'm going to pull it all off!

Soooo, I did what I always do.

Wild Card Distraction #3:  I created an entirely new project to distract me from the task(s) at hand:  My very first blog.  Brilliant, I know. 

I can't wait to share my insanity with you, and I hope you'll share your insanity with me.  If we can identify enough of us, we'll be the "normal" ones!

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