Friday, December 30, 2011

Let the record show...

The year is coming to a close and as I have known myself for.... awhile now... and I know that I will be jumping up to do the "get back to blogging in the new year" thing on the 1st so I thought "why not get started now?"... Ok, that's a lie because what I really thought is I just flipped over the calender to January and there are only 4 days left open so maybe I should do it now while there is a break in the chain... LOL

So, even though you didn't ask for it, here it is A BRAND NEW BLOG POST!!! 

I was inspired by a dear friends Christmas letter this year in which she, who shall remain nameless, (LESLIE DEERING) gave what amounted to a deposition on why she is crazy and I thought... as my fate is sure to be similar to hers I should also be prepared to give an account :) 

So, here goes...  I am home schooling and driving a carpool 3 days a week.  How did that happen? Wasn't homeschooling supposed to keep me home?  We are still able to squeeze all the other subjects into the remaining days though so... no worries.  As it turns out I really can go back and forth between high school, middle, elementary and kindergarten questions at the same time.  I am an Awana leader (ok, and Ben is the commander so there's those meetings too) every Wednesday night, which is one of the days I carpool so I end up gone all day with just enough time to serve and clean up dinner before heading back out for club.  I love going to the Elk Homemakers once a month and writing the article for the local paper about each meeting (hey, it's only once a month, that's not bad... but then book club is only once a month too...) I have cut way back on being on the worship team because now that I teach Sunday school it is too hard most weeks to do both back to back.  My class isn't huge but it's all kindergarten boys (I love boys so I don't mind).  It is for this reason however, that I now HATE markers.  I have had 8 surgeries on my mouth in the last year and spent 14 days in the hospital (none for me myself so they were spent sleeping in a chair... which is a bad idea in case you were wondering) which was really only doable because Ben could be here with the kids as he has been out of work since June.  I was super excited to help put together Elk Days (we had over 300 kids in the first hour!) this year and volunteer for the plant/bake sale last spring.  All my kids had birthday parties and I hosted every holiday of the year (including that BBQ with over 70 guests). My garden did better then ever and I did my first canning this fall all without missing a single day at the county fair for 4H (those meetings are only once a month too) or Dr. well checks or visits to the children's dental village...

I hope this doesn't sound like I am complaining as I am thankful to have a house, clothes and dishes TO clean... it is simply to explain the ever burning question that people keep asking "are you crazy?" YES! Yes, I think I am. At least that is what I am attributing the eye twitch, loss of hair and insomnia to.  I don't have much time to think about it though so I am not completely sure but yes, I think I am.  
Sorry but I have to go as the new puppy needs to be taken outside to go potty... consistency is the key you know!