Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Overbooking our weekends



That's what we do a lot. And we shouldn't. Take this weekend, for example. Saturday night, we are either going to the Christmas Party at a friends place, or hosting it. We'll finalize that with them soon. If we do host it, there goes my relaxation plan for Friday. I have taken Friday off after a long time. There is a parent-teacher Conference at the daycare on Friday, too. Yes, they do this. And I want to formally talk about his progress, not just 5 minutes here or there while picking him up. So far, Friday morning and Saturday night are busy. If we host, all the time inbetween goes in cooking and cleaning.

Sunday, DH's colleague is having a Birthday party for his son. Do we really have to go? We have been thinking of calling them to our place as Girish and the guy have become good friends. G thinks we should go. I dunno. If we go, there goes Sunday afternoon. Morning and evening we'll be placing calls back home, which I don't mind at all! But I have to spend 4 hours on the phone (4 families). Thank goodness for speaker phones.

Now comes Monday, which happens to be off because it's Christmas. So far, I haven't had my 'Relaxation' time. See. There is laundry to do (Sidebar: I have to remember to take my gym bag home today), dishes (including china from the party), cleaning, etc. I also need to cook for the week ahead. Ah, did we do groceries yet? Nope. So, go out Monday afternoon for that, and then cook.

4 days off and no time to relax. Monday night I will be wondering where did all the time go! This is us, with none of the extracurricular activities started yet for Mehul. Wonder what will happen when we have to fit those in.

I know this time of year is busy for everyone, and we do want to do something for Christmas. I like making plans with friends, and the cooking, but not the cleanup so much. Wish I had a maid like my sister does.

Somewhere in between, I'll be squeezing in Stitching, 1st birthday scrapbook LOs, and CT LOs. Also, a trip to the Mall is in order because I'm out of my shampoo, and it's only sold at the saloon.

We still haven't finished the paint in the MBR. Other things keep getting in the way. I really wish to finish it tonight. So we can cleanup and decorate tomorrow night. Then, it will be Picture Time.

1 comment:

Erin said...

Be aware that with Monday being Christmas, many grocery stores will be closed, or only open very limited hours. You might want to check before you drive all the way there. You sound even busier than I will be; I didn't think that was possible! LOL