What a busy week!
Activity Day Girls Swimming Party
Denist appointments (no cavities!)
Towel sewing for a little shop up on the North Shore!
Which required a dozen trips to WaWaWorld
Friends from out of town
YM/YW swim party
The problem with being so busy is that my mind starts to go, then I have to start playing charades to finish sentences. Waaa! Maybe I need to start just filling in with da kine...
Girl's Camp runs from Tuesday to Friday and I'm about as prepared as I'm going to be. T-shirts look great. Banner is painted. Notebooks are assembled. Tent assignments are not done (oops, forgot about that.) Priesthood reminders have been made.
Tomorrow I will do our big grocery trip and pull out our camping gear and go to bed early. Our camp schedule calls for ward testimony/scripture time until 11pm, and we have to be up for a 6am flag ceremony. Did I mention that I don't always function well on limited sleep?
Here's hoping no big bugs get inside my sleeping bag...
My sister, Laurie, recently wrote about Mommy Mantra's - repeating little sayings to get you through your tough days. It has taken me a few days to get back to her blog and comment, but today I wrote this:
I read something recently about "self talk" suggesting that if you tell yourself that you are enjoying yourself, then eventually you will. Does that make sense?
I hate emptying the dishwasher. I would rather scrub toilets than empty the dishwasher, and yet every morning a load of clean dishes is waiting for me.
So, I've been trying the self-talk thing and I say to myself: "I love clean dishes. I love clean dishes. I love clean dishes..." as I stack my plain-jane white corell plates and mismatched silverware. Maybe it's helping my attitude.
Although yesterday I noticed the dishwasher was ready to be emptied again and instead of saying "I love clean dishes" I said "Sydney - come empty the dishwasher" and I felt great!
The only mantra running through my head tonight is this:
No life, without wife!
Which movie arrived from Netflix this weekend? I'll give you 3 guesses!