Friday, August 22, 2008

Working for the Weekend

It's Friday. Finally. It feels like this week should have been over yesterday. We've got another jam-packed weekend, and our next three are busy as well - camping over Labor Day, NASCAR, then a golf tournament. I won't have a free weekend until mid-September. Oy.

I like being busy, but sometimes I feel like we're so overscheduled. However, my weeks are not as busy now. Maddy has soccer practice only one day a week, and we won't start gymnastics until after soccer is finished. I think we can handle that for now. It's nice to be able to go home, put on my comfy clothes, and even be able to sit down and watch some TV. I can cook some decent meals, we can get homework finished, showers taken, lunches made, and not feel all rushed.

She's been getting out of bed faster this week, ever since I stopped Tuesday night and bought Krispy Kremes for breakfast. About 10 seconds in the microwave freshens them right up. I've been known to wave pancakes under her nose to get her out of bed, too. Whatever works is my motto.

Wouldn't that be a great alarm clock? One that gives you coffee, or diet Pepsi, or pancakes as it gently awakens you with daily affirmations of "you are fabulous, now get up and show the world what you're made of."


My Life My Life My Life said...

LOL that would be a great alarm clock! I've overslept TWICE this week so my whole speech of being responsible doesnt hold a lot of accreditablity....

Cricky (Who Is More Than Just A Girl) said...

Will you be my mom too? My dad stood at my door and yelled.

My husband sets 2 alarm clocks for me and I set both of my cell phone alarms. I'm a HARD Sleeper

Frogdancer said...

Re your comment:
glow in the dark knitting needles??? What a practical idea. Perfect for when the power goes out.

ps. Krispy Kremes came to Australia a year or two ago. It's funny, but even the kids think they're too sweet. People queue up for them though.

She Who said...

Coffee under the nose in the morning would be awesome. I was so spoiled by Spousal Unit. He doesn't even drink the stuff, but would brew up a pot for when I got up.

Boy, do I miss that man!

I have had a couple of days that I just can't get out of bed. Can you think 4 more days and a wake up. The last day is just out-processing.

Zip n Tizzy said...

I was impossible to wake up when I was her age... I have memories of dreams that went on forever, of my alarm clock blaring and in my sleep I would be throwing it across the room and taking it apart to get it to stop. It never would and that's because in real life it was going off and I was sleeping right through it. It would make my mom SO mad. She would take it personally that even after 3-4 visits from her personally I still wouldn't get up, but I honestly would have slept through the whole thing.
And yes, I was perpetually tardy. My first period teachers hated me.

mysecondjournal said...

I would love for my maid to bring me coffee in bed to get me started then have my breakfast ready so the last 10 minutes I'm home I could have a quick bite..I should fire her..oh wait, I don't have a maid.