Monday, December 7, 2009

My List Of Excuses

Yes, I am still alive! Sorry I have been gone for so long. I've been an awful bloggy friend. But I have excuses, see?

1- The hubby was gone hunting for a week and two of the four kiddos were sick.

2- We hosted two Thanksgiving dinners at our house in three days.

3- I took down all of the fall decorations and cleaned the entire house.

4- I decorated the inside and outside of the house with as many Christmas decorations as I could get my hands on. That means FOUR trees (two of them small ones for the boys' rooms) that I put together and decorated BY MY SELF, plus a million and a half snowmen and angels carefully placed around the house, and a bunch of garland and big red bows around our light posts and railings outside. It took me two days, but it looks great!

5- Another of the kiddos got sick.

6- The dog ate my computer. Okay, maybe not. But may as well have since this stinking computer is SO SLOW!

7- I sent out all of my Christmas cards.

8- St. Nick's day forced me to find some time to run to the store without the kiddos and grab a few goodies for the good little boys and girls.

9- I needed to see New Moon again so I dragged the hubby to the theater with me. Me thinks it was even better the second time around.

10- Ben had been having nightmares at naptime and bedtime so I hadn't been getting much sleep.

11- I switched Ben and Joey around in the bedrooms so that Joey now has his own room and Ben shares with Tommy. This seems to have fixed the nightmare problem with Ben, Tommy loves having the top bunk, and Joey feels like a big man in his own room. However, it was a bit of work transferring all their clothes and toys. Well worth it, though.

12- We are finally having our first snow of the season today and my mud-filled backyard is now blanketed in pure white. I would rather snuggle on the couch with kiddos sipping hot chocolate than sitting at the computer.

13- As of Saturday all of the Christmas shopping for the kiddos is DONE. DONE, I tell you. Woohoo!

So, yep. I think that just about covers it. I will be around to visit you all soon. Hope you are enjoying this festive season!

30 comments:

lakeviewer said...

I'm tired just thinking of one of those activities! Take it easy. Take care of yourself.

Scrappy said...

All worthy excuses. Glad to see you are well. We are still waiting for snow around here. I hate the cold without snow. What is the point if it isn't going to snow?
Have a good day!

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Wow, you have been busy indeed! I hope you have a restful few days to catch your breath!

Hattie said...

You sure are one busy lady!!! I'm considering dragging my hubby to see New Moon (2nd time for me too)!

Wendy said...

You've been blogging more than I have, so don't feel bad... I am exhausted just reading your list.

Enjoy the Christmas season!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Really, Kat, 4 kids and absent husband is enough of an excuse!

Mom24 said...

Wow! Todd owes you time off big time. :-)

Have fun with life, we're here whenever.

Emily said...

Um, ok just reading this list makes me want a nap! Well, actually, it makes me want to see New Moon again!

imbeingheldhostage said...

I've been very worried, does that make me weird? Glad you're so busy-- except for the sick kiddos part :-(

"Me thinks it was even better the second time around." ABSOLUTELY. I said the same thing-- there were things I didn't catch the first time, like some awesome artsy parts. :-)

Maybe a third time is in store too...

Kelli @ Gohn Crazy said...

Wow!! You have been busy! I need to bottle a little of your motivation. :)

Jaysi said...

You are one crazy mama. I have only 1/2 my shopping done, my house is only 1/2 decorated, I have only 1 sick kiddo...BUT I did see New Moon twice too! I agree...even hotter, I mean better the second time!

Kristen said...

I am pretty sure reason number one is enough to hide out for at least a couple of weeks!! Sounds like you need a girls weekend shopping trip to make up for all the hunting! At least that's what I like to hope for. :)

So glad to hear that things are getting straightened out at home. You have been one organized mama with very full hands!

Now you can just sit back and relax, right? :)

Hilary said...

You exhaust me! Glad to see you back, Kat. Try to sit back a bit and enjoy the holiday season.

Cara said...

I am so jealous that you have accomplished so much. Did you get all that done while your husband was gone? I usually get more done when he is away.
I need to get the move on with the Christmas card. Shopping is done.

designHER Momma said...

and now I am tired. Wow, you impress me with your super mama skills!

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Molly's Mom said...

You are one busy mama! I bow to your domestic goddess-ness :)

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

I need to take a nap after reading this!

Wow! I don't know how you do it.

Bug & Bee's Mommy said...

Glad you are back and blogging! :) Sounds like it's been an interesting month at your house!

Tonya said...

your absence could possibly not have anything to do with the fact you have 4 kids now ;) I love this time of year and all the fun things to do and see!

Dawn said...

I've missed you! Please, show is pictures of your house all decorated for Christmas. It sounds beautiful.

just jamie said...

If these are "excuses" than I need me some of that! You're uber-organized and managing it all. Kudos to you mama!

Elaine A. said...

It's certainly the busiest time of year! Yay for you for getting all of that done whilst wrangling four kiddos! WAHOO!

P.S. How's that sweet baby girl?

Karen Deborah said...

holy cow shazam!! so you are secretly a super hero or your taking drugs right? where do you get all this energy? Oh yeah I remember I was sort of like this in my twenties too.

Impressive work accomplished much more important than blogging.

so pictures are coming right?

Stephanie said...

I'm learning that you live to be busy :) I'm envious you have all your shopping done. I'm almost there - just a few more things...

Kat said...

Karen Deborah- Oh I love you. I'm actually not in my twenties. I'm closing in on my mid-thirties. Oh man. I think I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.

Riahli said...

Kat I was going to comment on your post but then I just read your comment above and laughed out loud, I'm working in the thirties range also..."I think I just threw up in my mouth a bit"...ha, ha! Oh I love that one, funny stuff.

Oh and you are truly a busy lady, busy, busy, busy!

tweetey30 said...

Would be enjoying myself more if i hadnt broke my left foot tody cleaning house after shoveling early this mornign with hubby to get him out the door for work.. Yikes.. Have a good holiday..

CC said...

you couldn't have sent out ALL your cards since I didn't get one :( I have no stars on your state at all (just saying...)

sasdf15f said...

Better late than never.
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Words To Live By

Be grateful for each new day.
A new day that you have never lived before.
Twenty-four new, fresh, unexplored hours to use usefully and profitably.
We can squander, neglect, or use them.
Life will be richer or poorer by the way we use today.
Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could;
some blunders and absurdities crept in;
forget them as soon as you can.
Tomorrow is a new day.
You shall begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be
encumbered with your old nonsense.

-Ralph Waldo Emerson