Saturday, August 17, 2013
I have an Excuse!!
My life is always busy. That's how I like it. Busy and productive with a heavy dose of fun thrown in. Most working moms are crazy busy, too, so that really isn't much of an excuse. It's just that the last few weeks have escalated into a whole new level of crazy. Not Crazy Town crazy...crazy busy. There just are not any spare minutes these days.
When I have a few precious moments to relax, I become a "Mombie". I drink wine and I veg in a near comatose, zombie like state. I have legitimate excuses. They are as follows:
Excuse Number One: We are getting our house ready for a relative onslaught! That's relative as a noun, not an adjective. We are hosting my Grandpa's 100th birthday celebration!! I've mentioned my Grandpa in this story. He deserves the best birthday party ever and I intend to deliver. Richard and I have spent every extra hour preparing for this festive event. Gotta say, when I watch Richard shoveling gravel, or painting the fence working to make our yard look it's best for my uncles, aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews, my heart swells because I know he loves my family as much as I do and even knowing his mistakes, they love him right back.
Excuse Number Two: Water Polo. Holy Crap, People! High School sports are a HUGE commitment! My favorite time to write is first thing in the morning before anyone else is awake. Now, we wake up at 5:00am for practice! That's just the first practice of the day! The second starts at 2:30. No problem. Not like that's just right in the middle of the whole damn day!! Not like I have to go to work or anything!! Even though I am a planner/organizer extraordinaire (if I do say so myself!) the grueling schedule of training for this season of Bull-Dogs Water Polo is wearing me out!
Excuse number Two & a Half: My son dislocated his shoulder at said Water Polo practice. That's a big time ouchie for a 15 year old and a big time suck for Mommy. First, the trip to the ER. You all know that is never expedient. Then, there's the follow up! Primary care, a orthopedist and the ever popular MRI! Waiting to see the surgeon next. Crap. My poor kid still goes to every practice. Sits, watches and wishes he was in the pool with his team mates. I haven't told him but I'm pretty sure his water polo career is over, at least for this season.
Excuse Number Three: My friend Nikki and I own a small retail shop. I think I've mentioned that before. July and August means trade show season. Lots of traveling to stock our store with lovely, tempting merchandise. We've been to LA twice, Dallas once and we are heading to Vegas tomorrow. Don't get me wrong. I love my job. It just gets in the way of family life once in a while and then the mommy/wife guilt creeps in. Guilt is a useless emotion but normal and inevitable.
Excuse Number Four: I got the freakin' flu!! Who gets the flu in August?? Oh, yeah...that's right!! ME! I get the flu with a fever and stomach cramps and chills...the whole shebang! I was in bed for 19 hours!! Do you know how many posts I could crank out in 19 hours? Such a waste!
On the bright side, I did lose 4 pounds.
There you have it. I don't know when I'll be getting back to the story. We're getting to the end of the drama. The next part is about Daddy James raking me over the coals in an email. Good Christian Daddy James used some naughty words, too!
Let's face it. I deserved every bit of his wrath. I make No Excuses.