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Thursday, May 21, 2009

Haven't been crafting much....

You may or may not have noticed but I haven't been doing any sewing/crafting lately. I've been crazy-busy, stressed, overwhelmed, preoccupied, etc., etc., etc.! As the title of my blog says, "Mama's a Mess!"

While I certainly don't want to use my blog as a platform to whine please allow me to whine just a little bit. Maybe if I get a lot of it out I'll feel better. Or maybe someone can give me some helpful advice. OR maybe I'll reread what I wrote and realize how ridiculous I sound and will get over it quicker. ;)

I've got lots going on. In a little over six weeks we will officially be moving. So much to do in so little time. I haven't been sleeping much because I can't get anything done during the day with Momo around! Need I explain? Things to pack, things to donate, things to trash! I'm also trying to figure out if I should buy a new car seat now, in Washington, or in Hawaii. Momo is a few pounds shy of the weight limit on her current seat so we have no choice but to buy a new one soon. The big question is, WHICH seat? I've spent hours researching the different car seats and I still can't make up my mind. If you have any recommendations on toddler seats send them my way! I've been looking at another Britax, Alpha Omega Elite or as suggested by a friend the Graco Nautilus. Then when I do get one do I take it on the plane or check it in? Any thoughts? Please share!

On top of moving I am still working on the donation project for the Barium Springs Home for Children. I will be taking all donations over to the home in the last week of June. I don't have an exact date yet as I'm not sure what day our movers will be coming. Luckily Barium Springs is expecting me and will allow me to come whenever I can. I still have tons of bibs that are only half done so I gotta get on it! *Sigh* One minute I am feeling overwhelmed but then I will receive a package in the mail containing bibs or blankets to donate and I once again become inspired. I really want to blog about my thoughts on all of this as the generosity of others has really touched me deeply. A post for another day....

So even though I feel like it's crunch time I've scheduled a week long trip back to Virginia after school gets out so my kids can spend some time with their other grandpa before we leave the continent. While I'm not looking forward to the drive (6.5 hours) I am looking forward to hanging out with my best friend. Lucky for me my kids are good travelers!

What else...what else....

I'm annoyed with my daughter's teacher. There. I said it. Out loud for everyone to read! I think she is GREAT when it comes to actually teaching the kids but terrible at other parts such as communication and organization! No return phone calls, emails, etc. I used to teach so I know the routine. It's not IMPOSSIBLE to keep in contact with your student's parents! Not only is it NOT impossible but it is a MUST to keep the lines of communication open between teacher and parent!

There are other things that I'm annoyed about with her school but I'll leave it at that. Wait. One more thing. Kailani came home with a certificate signed by her reading teacher for "EXCELLANT READING." Did you catch that? EXCELLANT? Are you KIDDING ME?!? I'm actually somewhat used to it as her lead teacher makes spelling mistakes ALL THE TIME on their SPELLING LIST. Yeah. On their list of words to study to SPELL there are spelling mistakes. Kailani even came home today and told me that her teacher spelled "mother" wrong. The paper said, "mather." *Sigh* She's only six and is recognizing the mistakes! (Which is good for her!)

Did I mention that last week my father's computer crashed? I lost SOOOOO many pictures of the girls and I can't get them back. Having had a computer crash before you would think that I would learn to back up my files. Nope. Tsk tsk. Shame on me.

OMG. I am giving myself a headache! So sorry if I am doing the same to you! More to vent about but I'll stop now! Thanks if you made it this far. I know that when I wake up tomorrow I'm going to reread this and be totally embarrassed and want to delete this entire post!

P.S. Oh yeah. My dad found a snake in the yard. Not sure what kind as it slithered away. Not that it matters. A snake is a snake whether it is poisonous or not. Much like a shark is a shark. Don't like them, don't want to see them, don't want them to kill me.

(ETA: I dreamed about snakes all night. Wonderful.)


  1. That is pretty bad to have misspelled words on a list for 6-year-olds. At least you'll be off to a new school next year.

    I think we all understand why you're not crafting. Everything has to be crazy getting ready for your move. Hang in there.

  2. Tonya - thanks so much for your support! :)


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