Here I go again! It's been almost a month since my last post. I lay in bed at night thinking of brilliant posts. Yah know...right after I complete the grocery and todo lists in my head. They come to me one after another night after night. And by the time I wake up in the morning? They're gone. Never to be recalled again. I don't know what happens to them. The sand man?
I have my Single Parent Hat on again as hubby is out of town. Again. Somethin's gotta give. I'm overwhelmed, exhausted, and teetering on the proverbial edge of insanity. My prayers lately sound a little like "Dear God, please help me be a better and more patient mother tomorrow". I hate going to bed feeling that way. HATE. IT. Especially during this time of year when nothin' but sugar plums should be dance'n in my (and my kids) head(s). BAH!
Grandma's highly anticipated volume 2 heritage album Christmas gift is still not complete. Once complete it'll take a couple weeks after uploading to receive it in the mail which at this point means the earliest hope for it's arrival will be sometime in.....January....of 2011? I'm dreading that phone call. "ummm, Grandma? You know that scrapbook I promised you? Yeah.....
We spent the week of Thanksgiving with my FIL. In Texas. That? Just sucked the holiday spirit right out of me. I missed Thanksgiving with my family. I didn't get to do my black Friday shopping. The lights on my house didn't get put up. We missed the last "warm" weekend for outside/yard fall cleanup. Which means I either brave the frigid MI weather to get the leaves off my lawn or they will be the topic of conversation in my neighbors' homes. I didn't start shopping until last week...when in past years I would have had all holiday shopping completed by October. I know I should be happy that my husband was able to spend Thanksgiving with his father....and that my children were able to see their grandfather....and that my FIL didn't have to spend Thanksgiving alone this year. But. Well. Yeah. That's all I'm gonna say 'bout that.
So, for the first time in the 16 years that my husband and I have been together....there will be no outside Christmas lights. That just sucks. I put the tree up. But that's it. There will be no Dicken's Village this year. No wreath on the front door. I didn't even pull out the nativity scene.....*GASP*