Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Crazy Busy!

I've been crazy busy so far this week and here's why:

1) We're hosting a big annual conference at work this week so it means long hours and not enough breaks. It's mentally draining work!

2) When I get home from work, I'm keeping Snuggle Bug up later than usual so I have a chance to spend at least a little bit of time with him.

3) I'm trying to prepare for our upcoming week-long family vacation with Oronzo's side of the family. This includes cleaning, packing, lining up a neighbor to water our plants and collect our mail, and lining up guest bloggers since I won't have Internet access while we're gone.

4) In what little spare time I have, I'm trying to research more adoption agencies.

Ugh! There just don't seem to be enough hours in the day! Sorry if I haven't visited your blog in a while. It's nothing personal.

What are you all busy with these days?
4:30 AM

At 3:47 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yikes! You do sound super busy, but hopefully you will be able to slow down and enjoy your vacation!

At 5:55 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are busy....the only thing I have been doing is cleaning one room a day really good.....baseboards,ect...toda I tackle Madison's room once she gets on the bus.....tomorrow, the baby's room...Friday I'm going to lunch with a friend....time for me....
I hope your trip goes well...

At 6:30 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful vacation!
I have been busy with planning my girl's getaway to Vegas in November; planning my girl's Crop Weekend this coming weekend for which I still have no sitter lined up yet! Ack!
In the midst of that and just everyday life, I am trying to stay on top of the Holiday planning schedule I found over at menus4moms.

At 6:45 AM, Blogger Tricia said...

I hope you have a wonderful vacation!

I've been busy putting together my church's women's retreat...whew! It's a lot of work! But it will be good.

At 8:34 AM, Blogger Barb said...

My goodness, I'm tired just reading this. I'm glad part of this frenzy involves preparing for a vacation. Sounds like it's just what the doctor ordered!

I think we all understand you haven't had a whole lot of time to be reading our blogs and leaving comments!

I'm going to take a nap for you now. :-)

At 9:22 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He, he! I think we're all there right now. I'm dealing with getting ready for Open Enrollment at work, Devyn's swimming lessons start on Saturday, etc.

Not to mention the fact that Thanksgiving is only 5 weeks from tomorrow. And we all know which holiday soon follows after that...

Peace be with you!!

At 10:05 AM, Blogger Susan @ Blessed Assurances said...

I feel your pain! My to do list never ends. Our weekly bible study my husband and I attend-well, we are skipping it this week so we can get caught up. I love this time of the year but it just seems to get crazier and crazier so I am trying to get ahead. But is there really any such thing as getting ahead. I don't thinks so. My house needs cleaning-so I better turn off the computer. Have a great day-take it one step at a time. I am praying for you and the adoption process! God will open doors!

At 10:13 AM, Blogger humble servant said...

You know, you can have your mail held by contacting the postal service through It's so simple and easy. Just a thought...

Have a great time on your vacation!

At 10:25 AM, Blogger Southern Girl said...

I'll say you're busy! You're going to need that vacation after all that, but of course, for moms, vacation doesn't always end up being much of a least that's what MY mother always said. ;)

These days I'm busy getting ready for a craft bazaar my mom, a good friend and I hold every year in November. Still have lots of jewelry and greeting cards to make before November 11!

At 10:31 AM, Blogger Ms. Kathleen said...

Actually, and I almost hate to admit this I am in a somewhat slow season. Our summer's are insane with camps/retreats/vacationers...

Joey had his last football game. My daughter is bring Alexys my grandbaby today and will be here until Sunday so that will occupy a bit of my time.

I am waiting for more apples to arrive for canning... today is slow, but I do have clothes to fold.

I'll be praying for you!

At 11:28 AM, Blogger Eagles Wings said...

I am not so busy as everyone...just trying to keep house and my three toddlers from tearing it up...
Although I am thinking about getting ready for Christmas...I know that sounds crazy but I found a website yesterday Organized Christmas. Which talks about getting organized in six weeks for christmas. So all the planning and buying and craziness will be done by December 2nd....That sounds good to me, so that I can relax through the holidays...

At 11:34 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

eeep! Vacations add so much more work eh? I am sure your vacation will be totally worth it!

I am playing catch up from our vacation and trying to get organized!

At 2:17 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

You have been busy - sounds like this week-long vacation will come in handy after the annual conference!

At 2:58 PM, Blogger Pamela said...

My goodness, but you are busy! How in the world do you stay up with blogging and with all this going on. lol :)


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