Sunday, November 23, 2008

Little Girl Lost

I was wild and crazy this weekend. Out of control. I put Paris Hilton to shame. Want to know what I did? Yeah? I knew you would.

Well Friday after I got home from work, I did a load of laundry, unloaded the dishwasher, and talked to my mom on the phone for almost an hour. I was in bed by 9:00 PM people. Nine. Asleep.

But wait, it gets better. On Saturday I dropped my husband off at Beerfest, where he and the Dirt Bike Kid (DBK) got to relive the glory of their frat boy days while Dee and I took the kids to lunch, and then to see Bolt. In 3D. Oh yeah. It was off the chain. After the movie, I picked up my husband and dropped him off at another all boy gathering involving batting cages, fried food and more beer. Then I went home and, are you ready? Did more laundry and cleaned my kitchen. Again I was in bed before 10:00 PM. I know. You're so jealous.

Today, we spent the morning with four eleven year olds, two eight year olds and our little Boo. We took them all to see Madagascar 2 and then for pizza. We just got home. I am taking a break before I start folding the laundry and picking up toys. So as you can see, it's been a non-stop par-tay around here. I might need an intervention. Y'all might be reading about my panty-less stint in rehab on Perez.

Watch out Lindsay Lohan. I'm taking over your little world.


Coffee Bean said...

I just got caught up here... WOW! Lots of stuff!!!

I only worked full time for a short time when our youngest was in kindergarten... but, I did homeschool for nine years. Some of those years I co-ordinated a rather large History,Art and Science Fair for our homeschool support group and that was like having a full time job for a couple months on top of everything else. Anyway, I am a morning person and dinner time can be hard on me. I'm just... well, done and ready for the day to end. I used to do something called Once a Month Cooking. Totally hellish couple of days to get all the shopping done and then the cooking and assembling... but it was so worth it afterwards. Over time I tweaked things to better fit in with my life. I don't do that anymore but... I do make a lot of certain dishes when the ingredients go on sale... like when I make lasagna I usually make up 6-8 of them and throw them in the big freezer. I make burritos a couple times a year and usually make 60-90 of them at once. Those really help with our son. He is allowed to eat those whenever he wants. Anyway, there are these new places called Supper Solutions or What's for Dinner. They are usually in strip malls and you call up and make an appointment to assemble meals. They do all the prep work and you order which meals you want to assemble before you go. They have new menus every month. You can do two weeks worth or a whole month or whatever. You can also buy the meals pre-assembled for around $35 more. The one I go to often runs specials where the assembly is FREE. Yeah, you know I take advantage of that! It feels like it costs a lot more up front but we always save money when I do it because we end up eating at home. These places have web pages so you can keep tabs on them pretty easy to see what deals they've got going and they do have some sort of deal each month. Try it!

Mom Taxi Julie said...

haha too funny. That's about how exciting my life is too.

Anonymous said...

You may be giving LiLo a run for her money, but I've got fives on Martha Stewart's ass.
I decided to be festive and homey and make a batch of spiced nuts for the impending holiday. Go me! Except I read the directions carelessly and burned them all. BYE BYE, $15 OF INGREDIENTS! It was nice knowin' ya!

So then I let Chef do it all over again for me today. With a different and better recipe. Because I am The Awesome.

Look out MARTHA. Your day has passed.

DutchMac said...

Um, excuse me, but are you somehow internationally surveying my life and duplicating it on the other side of the pond? Because if so, I'm not sure whether I find that incredibly flattering, or incredibly disturbing.

Nearly as disturbing as going with a girlfriend to a kids' play area, sitting on our french-fry-munching arses for 3 hours while our boys are off in some corner mutilating each other...and considering it a Day from Heaven.

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DevilsHeaven said...

I did nothing all weekend, and I still feel like I should have drank that 2 liter of Mt Dew this morning to get myself to work.

Trisha said...

Whoa! You had better SLOW DOWN, GIRL! You don't want to get yourself too worn out! I can't believe two movies in two days. You must be a maniac!

(Actually, I am right there with you - laundry, dishes, a bit of dusting and sleep! Such party animals we are!)

kristen s said...

April, you big show off. You think you're all that and a bag of chips, bragging about your lunch out with a FRIEND and TWO movies in one weekend. I don't care if they were both cartoons -- they still count! My life is just like yours -- except without the fun parts mixed in.

This weekend I held ice packs on my son's cheek after he had scary oral surgery, did dishes by hand because my practically brand new dishwasher decided not to work, cut my hair out of my vacuum cleaner so it would decide to at least TRY to work again, decided I'm going bald after seeing the amount of my hair in my vacuum cleaner, "picked fights" with my 13 year old drama queen daughter by asking her to clean her room.... I could go on, but now it sounds like I'M bragging. Yeah, I know, I'm livin' the dream. You might just catch a glimpse of me on the new Girls Gone Wild DVD with all of my crazy antics. Of course, I won't be one of the ones lifting my shirt for the world to see... they don't actually want you to do that when you're rapidly approaching the end of your 30's and you have three kids. Go figure.

Chris H said...

DO NOT hog all the pity... I'm like you... OVER IT. Bring it on.