Piled up …

THIS. WEEK. The finale to our incredibly busy Spring. It seems like I’ve waited an eternity for this week to arrive. It’s been a LONG one and I wondered if we would make it with all our responsibilities met. Surprisingly, we did! But we are limping to the finish. I have definitely BEEN THERE, DONE THAT as both a runner and a mom. HA! Saturday I thought WE GOT THIS! But then Sunday afternoon came and I started feeling run down AGAIN. This cold/UGLINESS has been no joke. It has knocked me on my tush a few times. Luckily yesterday I felt a lot better and I got a ton done. I was so thankful because this week is the last INSANELY busy week we have of the school year. It’s Teacher Appreciation Week in our district too and I really try to make it special for Reese’s teachers, her aides and her therapists. It’s a lot of work, but when I think about what they do for her on a daily basis I just want to go overboard in thanking them. On top of that, Libs had a dental appointment yesterday. Which wasn’t a big deal, it’s the rest of her schedule this week that has me a little unnerved. She has two SAT tutoring sessions, an SAT practice test, her AP U.S. History exam and a whole slew of other tests and projects. Most of these things are out of our control. Things are scheduled when they are scheduled and you can’t do much about them, other than do your best to accomplish everything. Reese’s schedule is better than Libs but not by much. She has her usual dance and musical theatre classes this week but she also has two recitals and a Track Meet … all in about 24 hours! Again, how does everything seem to end up at the same time?!?! Oy!

Well, I hope you all have a day where things don’t pile up!!!


Holding it all together …

We have been home 2 days from our wonderful Spring Break trip and it’s officially GO TIME. This is performance week for Libs and our world won’t be calm and collected until about 10 pm on Saturday night. It will all be worth it, but it’s going to be a whirlwind of a few days.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you hold it all together!!!

Capturing our unicorn …

We didn’t have a lazy day around here yesterday but we had a day at home. HOME. That’s a rare one for our busy family. So rare that it felt down right magical!

Well, I hope you all have a day where you capture your unicorn!!!

Pleasantly different

I am wiped out. Heck, I think everyone here is! This week has been incredibly busy for us. I couldn’t be happier that it’s Friday! Not that our weekend isn’t packed full of things to do, but it’s just not like our list of things to do during the week. THANK. GOD.

Well, I hope you all have a day where things are pleasantly different!!!


Today I worked on our family calendar. This is usually NOT fun. Today it was especially NOT fun. We typically prepare for about 6-8 weeks of CRAZY in the Spring. OH I WISH it was just 8 weeks this year! As I wrote out our calendar, week after week, I filled our days with STUFF through JULY. I could have kept going too. But I couldn’t! I had enough of a glimpse into our future to be sure of one thing. I need three of me.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you don’t do TOO MUCH!!!

Happily never knowing …

We are a busy family. We always have been. I think it’s because there are so many of us, HA! In my 20 years plus of parenting I have never felt like we have done TOO MUCH. I felt like I have maintained a balance between school, fun, work, rest and health … but not this school year! It’s been crazy and it only got worse as the year marched on.

At the beginning of Spring I sat down and looked at everything on our calendar. To say I was completely overwhelmed, is an understatement. There was just too much going on. Some of it was our norm, but a lot of new things were on our agenda and they came with a lot of learning. Then there were other “one time” events that demanded priority. Throw in holidays, a vacation, college open houses and marathon training and you have the past 8 weeks of our lives. YIKES. At the time I took a deep breath and prayed for health and time in each day to get it all done. And I’m relieved to say that as of this past weekend we got through it! Except for my marathon this coming Sunday. HA, again! Some people might think that would be the worst if it. But not me. I’m looking forward to. I’m not saying it’s going to be easy. It absolutely won’t be. I’m saying it’s going to be freeing. I love to run and to be able to go into this week feeling at ease after weeks of stress and wondering how I was going to fit in my training miles … I finally just get to run.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you happily have no idea how you did it!!!


I got up extra early this morning because I was determined to get my Spring calendar in order. The holidays bring a few weeks of busyness for us, but Spring always seems to bring MONTHS of it. And this morning’s completed calendar confirmed it yet again.

Well, I hope you all have a day where you have LOTS AND LOTS TO DO!!!