Sunday, October 5, 2008

Weekend Top Five 10/6/08

A very down weekend. We are having a rough couple of weeks in our household. It will hopefully be looking better soon. But for now, we are coping just like we always do. As a result, we did not leave the house all weekend (other than church, that is.) So, with a weekend at home, here is out top five...

5. Babysitter interviews.

We have a had a very difficult time with finding/keeping babysitters this year. We have had a wonderful girl who has been with us since Noah was born. She had the gall to go and graduate and desire a "regular" job. How dare she want to actually make money? So, we have been through a string of people ever since. It is very hard to find a babysitter that only wants an hour to hour and a half a couple of days a week. So I posted an ad on Craig's list and had several inquiries. We found a girl who seems to be willing to try it this week and then we'll go from there. She is a married woman though so I don't know how long she'll last. We'll know more after tomorrow, I guess.

4. Piper's Birthday Party That Wasn't

It was my niece's 6th birthday about 45 minutes north of here that we had planned to go to. The boys were pretty excited and even helped to wrap her present (even though it was pink...Yuck!) About 45 minutes before we were set to leave, the kids were playing outside and Aaron came running, crying pretty hard saying he had fallen. He was holding his head and begging to go lay down (totally out of character). So I was pretty worried about a head injury and laid down with him. Within five minutes, he was completely sound asleep. He slept for over two hours, not really time to go to the party. The boys were disappointed, but I am glad we let Aaron get the sleep he needed.

3. A Major Disappointment

This is such typical, air headedness on my part. I know you all remember my camera debacle from a few weeks ago. My camera had broken and I have been borrowing one of my dad's. I have had a difficult time adjusting to it and the old one has been sitting on the counter ever since. I am a bit of a pack rat and don't like throwing things like that away, even though it was beyond repair. Well, lo and behold, when I was performing my overhaul to the kitchen last week, I THINK I figured it was time to get rid of it and threw it away.


Steve comes out to me Saturday afternoon, holding the 3 year warranty that I had purchased (again, out of character). So, had I kept the camera on the counter, we would now be sitting with a new camera in our hands. Instead, we have spent every waking moment since then searching in vain, praying that maybe I didn't actually dump it. I can't seem to stop beating myself up for it.

2. Random Activities at Home

The boys spent much more time outside than usually, which I think was great, and Deb's girls came over for la little while which helped as well. We also managed to do some family crafts, try out new recipes for dinner, and get to bed early. In the evening, while watching the end of the Michigan-Illinois game (UGHH!!!!!!) the boys got a lesson about football and now both want to play when they get bigger.

1. Hand bells had their second performance at church.

We did two songs this week, one alone and one with choir. A few more mistakes than last time, but still were pretty good performances. I am so proud of this group and I am enjoying being their director.

I hope you enjoy this video.

So, hopefully next weekend things will be looking up for us. It is frustrating when you're feeling like everything is falling apart. Steve and I have been thankful though that our boys are so resilient and they really haven't noticed anything different. The only time that it came up was when Noah said, "Mommy, what fun thing are we going to do today?" and I answered "nothing". "Nothing" ended up being dodgeball with daddy, decorating for Halloween, and spending time together with our family. Not so much of a nothing to me.

Please share your top five with me. Have a great week.


LadyBugCrossing said...

1. Band competition - the kids had fun and took 1st place. The major irritant of the weekend is parents who don't do what they volunteered to do. If you aren't going to do it right, don't sign up!

2. World History II AP homework - it's almost done! He works so hard! It pays off because he got a 97 on the last test! Yippee!!

3. Subbing - got 2 jobs last week and at $85 each, it brings in a little bit of cash. It will help pay for LLB's private trumpet lessons and a dinner or two out.

4. Handbells - I have 2 choirs. I had great rehearsals with both last week!

5. Birthday - yup, mine. I'm getting my gift from my parents today... a Wii Fit! I can't even wait!

That is it... Good stuff for the most part!

PS Congrats on your handbell ringers!

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry to hear that you've been having a rough couple of weeks. I hope everything evens out soon!

I started to leave my top 5 in the comments but it was starting to sound like a post so I decided to do that instead.

Come visit to see my list!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

The bells sounded wonderful!

I know that things will be looking up again. On the plus side, you have an awesome-looking kitchen, and it sounds like you guys got some really quality family time. We had a lot of fun last night - thanks for letting the girls come over to play! :)

bethn said...

Oh Kristi I'm sorry you've been having a rough time lately. I can't wait to see pictures of your kitchen.

Courtney said...

You'll have to stop by later or tomorrow because I had a sorta rough weekend (kinda like your situation(s)). I had a very childish moment that I am going to share, but don't really want to so I'm not sure when I'll get to writing my post. It will keep me accountable though so I feel like I need to write it. Sorry to unload.

Hang in there sweetie!

Tammy said...

I'm lucky enough to have a teen aged daughter, she's our babysitter. hehehe!

KC said...

Oh no oh no oh no....
That whole camera thing would be driving me batty... I'm sorry..

Whitney said...

Sooo sorry about the camera. My dead one is still lying in the house:( My highlight of the weekend was so our performance although the mistakes were sad:(