*Family arrived from Montana and Georgia this weekend.
*They are not staying with me.
*I spent the last week cleaning, and organizing and throwing out and cleaning some more. It became sort of an obsession. I started with one little annoying corner by the phone in the kitchen and ended up going through just about every inch of my downstairs. My kids started looking at me weird and asking Mommy, why are you still cleaning?? Even Pete was like: dude, why is the refrigerator so clean?? It looks like there's no food in there. That's because I threw all that old junk away that made it look like there was food in there but in reality you would not have wanted to eat it let alone touch it with a ten foot pole.
*Funny thing is, all that cleaning was pretty much good for nothing. Everyone came over for dinner last night. (20 people in all) I spent all day freshening up what I'd already spent days cleaning and then cooking and cooking and cooking some more. They came at six and were out the door by 7:25. Poor Jake was sick. It was a sure way to clear out a crowd, even though it was not my intention at all. Or Jakes. Poor kid just wanted to play. He was devastated when everyone left cuz he hurled. ( I don't blame them ) side note: he safely and quickly made it to the toilet. no one saw actual hurlage.
*The other funny thing is, is that when you get 20 people in a relatively small space, you tend to not see the cleanliness. There's too many people and stuff in the way.
*A clean house can turn into a complete disaster in one hour and twenty five minutes. Even a small fire may have been started. Really.
*Jake is really pretty sick. He was running a temp of 103 all day. I finally got some Motrin down him and that seems to have done the trick. I'm praying no one else gets sick. We're supposed to leave for Tahoe Wednesday afternoon for our ginormous Thanksgiving extravaganza that we've (especially him) have been looking forward to for months and months. *sigh* the thought of possibly not going is killing me.
*We spent all day today watching movies. But I sort of quarantined Jake to one side of the couch as to try and not spread the disease. Is that mean?
*Hoping I get to spend at least a little more time with the visiting family. I really liked the 85 minutes I spent with them yesterday. Side note: these are Pete's cousins that I've never met before. I'd like to be able to get to know them a little bit better. Besides, 2 of them are scrapbookers...heeellllooo.
*Last week was parent/teacher conferences at school and report card time. Jake did pretty well. He's doing much better than at the beginning of the year. i just think it took him and the teacher both a little time to settle in and get a groove going. She seems to be teaching the right things, he's getting the help he needs at school and at home and it's paying off. So that was positive. It's amazing how well they really get to know your kid over the year. At least that's the way I felt when speaking with his teacher.
*Megan continues to make me laugh every day. The things that girl says. I don't even know where it comes from. I need to maybe do a video or something. It's just her facial expressions and the way she talks with her hands. She really puts on a show.
*She's also become the Word Police. About a month ago she got in big trouble for saying she was P.O. 'ed Um yeah. That one was totally my fault. I'm so guilty of saying that WAY too much. So now she either calls everyone out on their foul language oooohhhh mommy dats a bad word! Or if she's not sure she just asks if something is a bad word. Mommy, is shoot a bad word? Is dang a bad word? Is water a bad word? It's ok if I say it? And this goes on all day long.
*Christmas shopping has already got me in a bad mood. When I went out for the Motrin and dog food today, it was total chaos at the Target. The parking lot was all the way full already. The people were in no way in any sort of holiday spirit. There was lots of frantic grabbing and, the most annoying thing ever: standing in the middle of isles hemming and hawing over this light saber or that one, completely oblivious to the other ten people standing there who A) either know which light saber they want or B) just want to get through the dang toy isle to get to the dog food.
*I think I will be shopping at Amazon this year :)