Sitting here taking a breather (read: avoiding housework) in amongst the craziness that is this week. And it's only Thursday! Here's the condensed version:
15km run. Dude! What a mission!
Athletics Day at school. Got a wee bit sunburned - oops. Guess that's what happens when you run out of the house in a hurry, thinking you're going to have time to swing by home and grab sunscreen and a hat before heading out again to sit in the sun for a few hours, only to find that your plans (as always - why don't I ever learn?) don't work out.
Christmas shopping. Yep, being all organised and stuff this year. Had to get birthday party supplies for this weekend as well. Then sat and made up the goodie bags for the kids to take home after the party. This year, the boys are having a combined party, at Paradice. Easiest party organisation ever! Book the party, send out the invitations, make a cake, and just meet everyone there. Food/drinks/entertainment: covered, courtesy of the ice skating rink. Awesome. Now, if only people would bloody well RSVP!!!!!
8km run. Housework (supposedly). Laundromat. X's 9th birthday. Wow. N I N E . Trying to ignore the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 DVD sitting on my shelf, newly acquired during by shopping expedition yesterday. Seriously resisting the temptation to say 'screw it' and head to the movies to watch The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 all by myself. Nobody needs to know, right? Damn, housework and laundry... At least I don't have to cook dinner tonight, I believe X wants McDonalds for dinner. Sweet.
In amongst all this, I have managed to get some knitting time in (of course ;-P) I have nine repeats of 16 done on the centre panel of the Epic Aran Afghan. I'm nearly at the halfway point!! Although, considering I started this monster project back in September, and we only have (oh dear) 37 days left until Christmas... Somebody stand behind me and crack the whip, will you? I need to get my butt moving!!
Yet to happen:
Meeting Miss Jenny for coffee/brunch for a good ol' catch up before she heads off on a plane outta here. Haven't seen her since I was last in Wellington. About a year ago. Must get back down there some day... Baking the birthday cake needs to happen somewhere in here too.
The all-important combined birthday party for my two boys. One already nine, the other very-nearly seven. My, how time flies.
Um... sleep in? Please?