I want yesterday back! It was totally wasted…
At 7 am a friend called in a pickle. Her babysitter bailed on her at 10:30 pm the night before and she had a final exam to take. So I told her to bring the baby over here. I figured I could pick up around the house while the girls played and still be able to get my stuff done once the baby was picked up. I knew the baby wouldn’t be here past lunchtime.
And I was right! She was here to pick up her child around 10:30… YEAH! But then she stuck around until after 1pm!! I didn’t get any laundry done, dinner was thrown together at the last minute, and we never did paint our ornaments for finish our picture presents. Now I like this girl, and her daughter was an angel the whole time , but I don’t have hours on end to just hang out, especially this time of year.
I don’t know how to explain this to people without sounding rude. I tried getting up and starting to do things, commenting on all the things I had to get done, telling the girls that “we’ll do that when the baby is gone”, but she never got the hint.
Now I feel totally off my game. Rushed and anxious, because I’m put way far behind, and I’m not sure how I’ll get it all done.
My plan, is to take it one thing at a time…. and do it backwards, since that trick worked last week.
Make my bed, and get the laundry folded, toss in another load, top off the dishwasher and run it, pick up the craft room from the mess made over the weekend. Once the girls wake up we’ll tackle their room and the living room. The kitchen will be last, while I put on more laundry and start supper. With a little luck this will get done before lunch, so we can spend this afternoon finishing our Christmas Crafts.
We have rehearsal tomorrow and Thursday, we leave late on Friday, come back late on Saturday, and will be busy at church and family get togethers all day Sunday… I either need my Monday back or I need next Monday to be here!
At least I got some pictures taken: