Wednesday, March 26, 2008

My Week in a Nutshell

This has been quite the boring week. I have sat down at the computer no less than 12 times this week, intending to write a witty post about the kids, or my life or whatever. I got nothin'.

Nada. Zilch. Zero.

This week has pretty much been one of those weeks where I can't remember what I've done. You when you are driving, but really deep in thought and then realize that you don't remember actually driving from point A to point B. I mean, obviously you did, because you arrived at point B, but you could not describe one single thing about the road or the scenery.

Yep. That's my week in a nutshell.

Oh, we've had a few events that have startled me out of my routine. Nathan lost both of his front teeth in the past week, and has apparently joined some sort of club on the playground for kids who are missing their two top, front teeth. He's understandably proud.

And Grace had a bit of a meltdown involving a sandbox, peeing in her pants and shoes, and some screaming as she went down the hallway of our church preschool department during Parent's Day Out. I am understandably proud. Or not.

And, of course, there is the stress of Planning the Firstborn's Seventh Birthday Party that has had me searching the web for age appropriate games and ideas for things to do. Have I mentioned that dealing with kids is not my gift? It stresses me out to think that I am responsible for entertaining 3 additional boys for several hours this Friday. Did I mention that it's supposed to rain?

Being the organizational freak that I am, I feel compelled to have indoor and outdoor activities planned, so that I'll be ready for anything. The reality is that the boys will probably end up entertaining themselves as seven year olds are wont to do, and I will feel silly when it's all over for worrying about it to begin with.

Ooh! Ooh! I just remembered something worth mentioning here! I had my first complete year of blogging published in a book! It's really cool, with all of my posts and pictures. I had it done as a keepsake for Nathan and Grace so that they will be able to see the struggles and triumphs of my life, when they are adults with kids of their own. If you are interested in doing this with you own blog (or an actual story you have written), just go to to check it out. I got the idea from Buffi, and I'm glad that I did it.

In closing, here is a picture of Nathan with his snaggle-tooth grin. Now he really looks like a first grader!


freetofly said...

Hope your Easter was wonderful! I haven't been over in a while. I LOVE the blurb idea! I have been pondering what to do about all this stuff that means so much to me. I would like to think, that should the Lord tarry a good long while, that one day my sons or their children might want to browse through my writing....I will check this out!

Thanks so very much for the tip!

P.S. re: the Birthday Boy & His Party - this is one of the best ages, they will have a blast! They pretty much entertain themsleves, no matter what you do...but, planning is always good! He's just adorable with his sportin' front teeth gap! He's a real he-man now! :)

God bless!

The Young's said...

Wow Xandra!!! I'm SO excited about your book. Do you have it yet?!?! Don't you LOVE it?!? We love ours so much and are so glad that we did it!! I'd love to see a picture of yours!!

I have weeks like yours too. It's like you're in some other place. For me...I feel like the Lord has been dealing with me on some things...and I've been seeming to focus a lot on what He's saying. (Of's not easy...cause they are issues that I need to work on.) Anyway, I'm with ya on that one!!

Your party will be matter what you do. I tend to overplan too...and have found that the parties that I do the least...the kids have the most fun! It's so funny!! They'll have fun no matter what!! I'm with you on that being a weakness. God obviously has me home with my kiddos to work that out in me. I hope I learn how to get better at it SOON!!! :) Thanks for sharing. It was great to read your post!!! Also...LOVE your Easter pics!!! Those little smilebox things are cool!!! Hope you guys have a great rest of the week!

Mocha with Linda said...

That is the absolute coolest thing since sliced bread! So, so neat!

Thanks for passing it along!

And I always love even hearing about your nothing weeks!

Alana said...

Well, I'm going to pray for no rain because it would so nice if you could send those boys OUTSIDE! I'm hoping to publish a book with Blurb soon. Tell me, how long did it take you to get it ready to go?