Thursday, February 28, 2008


As this week progresses I am starting to feel more and more overwhelmed. Major things have been happening and minor things are still happening which results in a huge massive pile of things. I am starting to feel overwhelmed by the barely contained chaos that swirls around me. Right now a seemingly minor choice of whether to clean my house for the knitting night that is going to be held here tonight (which I have no idea if anyone will even show up since it was kind of thrown together at the last second) or if I should throw caution to the wind and spend the morning scrapbooking with friends is paralyzing me. I want to spend the time doing something fun. I am horribly behind on my pictures. Yet I don't want people to think I live in a pig sty and I want my house to be cleanish for when my parents come this weekend.

On top of all this I lost my mind and decided to have a friends birthday party for Evan on Monday (I can't believe my baby is turning 4!) . I still have to come up with some sort of main dish that does not look too different from what the kids normally eat, but is also good cold and portable since the party will be at the park unless it rains (which reminds me I really need to check the weather reports to see if rain is even likely). I am glad that the park has a nice playground which relieves me of planning games and that my friends are not competamommies and very low key people.

Well at least tomorrow is my freebie day off from the Blog 365 (woo hoo for a leap year!). I will be attending a wedding that night that I am having mixed feelings about, but since I went to the trouble to buy a gift I am at least going to show up for some of it.


Anne/kq said...

We have found that "make your own sandwich" is very wonderful for kids' birthday parties. Pack an ice chest with a couple kinds of lunch meat, mayo, mustard, pickles, one or two kinds of cheese, some washed and torn lettuce leaves, and if you wish, peanut butter and jelly. Add some plastic knives, paper plates, punch, white and wheat bread, and maybe a fruit salad. Everyone makes what they want, no whining (okay, less), no "I don't eat that", no cooking. Kids three and up can generally make their own with little to no help, and they love getting to choose what goes on it.

chichimama said...

Hope things perk up a bit.

Could you just have a few pizzas delivered to the park? We do that a lot in the summer with friends.

Or else do they eat pasta salad? You could also make a giant sub sandwich and slice it up.

Tama said...

Deep breath (in...out). There now just try to take things one at a time. Spot clean the house, after all as long as it "LOOKS" clean who will know the difference? I do spot cleaning a lot!! That way HoneyBunny things I've really worked hard all day cleaning when what I really did was knit or play with fiber all day and at the last minute "swiffered" everything.

Good choice on the park for the birthday party! The park makes partys a snap. And I agree with chichimama, pizzas are perfect! Did that for The Daughter's party (she had invited 25 friends and pizza at the park made it so easy!)

Zephra said...

Clean the house. The clean house alone will make you feel more together.

Gina said...

Some great suggestions above, I can't top them.

I hope the major things get resolved!

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

We had an event at a park once and I took flour tortillas, put some lunch meat in and some shredded cheese and a piece of lettuce and rolled them up. Voila.

And, should a package come from me....don't open it until you're feeling less stressed. No need to add to your pile. :)

Family Adventure said...

The sandwich idea sounds like fun, but if you don't think that'll work, then I would have to agree with chichimama that pizzas are easy and low-stress :) Good luck!

Have a good day!


Teachin' this mommy new tricks! said...

A fun birthday thing might be crazy waffles! You make a bunch of waffles and just have any crazy topping. from pie filling, whip cream, to m&ms, and gummy bears! The kids will go crazy and remember it, plus pretty easdy makin waffles :)

Guinevere Meadow said...

Sending you hugs! Getting overwhelmed can be overwhelming!

Gabriela said...

Wow. I didn't realize you were posting 365 days. Wow. That alone would stress me out.

I agree with tama-breath in breath out. Say a prayer that you will be able to prioritize things in the best way for you.

I like the pizza idea too-sometimes I rather spend a little more money to save my time and sanity.

Good luck!

chelle said...

I truly hope you decided to do something fun :)

I totally understand that feeling of overwhelmed and chaos. I am sending you some positive vibes so things settle down for you.

Knitting is so calming for me and gives me a chance to think things through.

Kristi said...

Ugh...I know what you're feeling, girlfriend. Don't clean the house.

Enjoy your kids. Enjoy the nice moments.