Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Every year right about now, I get extremely overwhelmed and stressed. I get the kids settled into school and get into a groove for a week or two and then what I call my "Christmas in October" is here...Two of my three children, my husband and father in law all have birthdays in the same week. It's party planning and shopping for the kids... right in the middle of my very hectic life of karate three days a week, football season for T. and soccer season for Cubby....Let alone all of the day to day stuff....I also am feeling overwhelmed with all of the usual fall projects.....cleaning the windows, fall yardwork, putting away the patio furniture and planting mums. Getting my pretty wreath on the door and putting out my fall decorations. I also want to bake!! Pumpkin stuff.....lots of it! I had all intentions of making a lot of things from my new Kitchen Aid cookbook a friend gave me...but that hasn't happened in the last few weeks either :( I'm feeling the need to cook a roast and mashed potatoes, shepards pie, a turkey breast and stuffing....comfort food now that the weather is turning. It will all get done...it always does....but then just as I come up for air it's the Halloween frenzy....Halloween just isn't the party at school and one night of trick or treating. It's pumpkin carving parties, hayrides, putting together fabulous costumes for the kids, costume parties and crafts. Again all fun stuff....but just when you come up for air it's Thanksgiving and Christmas. Wheh!!!!!! I think if I just had a couple of Grey Goose and tonics I'll feel much better tomorrow. Thanks for letting me vent for a bit....I'm almost feeling a little bit better.