Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Learning to say "No"

I did it... I told the members of Garden Ministry at church, "Thanks, but no thanks. I can not be chairperson." I knew it was coming. I knew they were going to ask me. I had already made up my mind. I just had to prep myself to be mean, which is not easy for me. I'm a people-pleaser. The gentleman who has always lead the group is getting older, he and his wife are both having health issues, and he thinks it's time to hand over the reins. Since I have headed up the last two big plant sales at church (Christmas & Easter,) I knew my name would come up. I just didn't realize mine would be the ONLY name to come up. We are still leader-less, but I will not give in. I'm too busy at home, and things are only going to get busier.

Of course, I didn't come away completely responsibility-free. With the huge Annual Tent Sale coming up this weekend, I'll be working all week- even though I'm not going to even be in town this weekend!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

My Gift

So my sister, Miss Wild & Wonderful WV, is coming to stay for the weekend! She makes this treck every month or so, and I love it. This weekend just happens to be Mother's Day, my first "official" Mother's Day (I was preggo last year.) Let me just say, I am so happy that she is going to be here. See, I've been itching, and I mean itching to get the lawn mowed. The Hubby is MIA until next Thursday when his BIG BIG TEST is over, and I have yet to do it while B is napping. So Sunday, I am mowing the lawn! I know, it's Mother's Day.... but that is exactly what I want to do..... Well, not true, I want to go to a spa and have my pores cleansed and my hair deep conditioned and a pedicure, WHILE someone is at my house scrubbing it from top to bottom.... BUT, we don't have the $$ for that, so mowing the lawn is a close second. :)

My entire family (all ten of us) will be at my house on Saturday for lunch. Which means, unfortunately, my day tomorrow will involve some cleaning.... Oh well, I guess you can't get everything. :)

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sunday afternoon

Church, hubby's baseball game, then backyard BBQ with the team. *sigh* I love summer. :) There are a few details I'd change. You know, like our team winning and B wouldn't have skipped her afternoon nap. (Tired 9 month old = bear at bathtime.... Literally. She growls.) Now that B and Hubby are in bed, and I had some Tylenol & a quick nap, it's time to survey the wreckage. How can being out of the house all day = total disaster when we return home?

sidenote: still trying to think of a good nickname for Hubby.... So far, I like DrivenHoney the best. But, I'm not sure if it's too long to type. I think I'll brainstorm a little more.