Monday, November 24, 2008

Quick Recap on the Crazy

"Here's a little song I wrote, you might want to sing it note for note, don't worry, be happy. Don't worry, be happy now. Ooooooo Oo Oo"

No worries, I am happy once again. Friday was a really bad day for me. It was one of those days where everything was coming to a climax, a million new things were starting, I was being "abandoned" once again, and expectations were not met, and I broke a little under the strain. Saturday was much better, Sunday was fantastic, and now I feel I can keep on goin'.

My DJ sister recently asked me what the friggonomics has been going on over here. Well, sis, let me give you the quick and speedy version in which much will be left out:

We have had two teenage boys living with us 5 days and 5nights every week for the past month because their family had become homeless after their dad lost his job. It was an amazing experience that I plan to post about when I have time to do it justice. The great news is that the dad found work, they were able to find a new place to live and now they are together once again just in time for Thanksgiving.

For safety, while having the boys here (I'm an ultra paranoid mom when it comes to my kids), I had the boys sleep downstairs and had all my kids sleep upstairs in the living room which is right next to our bedroom. My living room often smelt like sweaty bodies because of this. So gross. But the kids were absolute angels about it and never complained (even though I did). In fact they had fun making tents out of blankets to sleep in every night.

Mr. Hotness has been doing a lot of traveling this month. It was all approved, even encouraged, by me. I just didn't realize that each trip was going to happen so closely, and so close to Thanksgiving, and that I would have 2 extra kids here either. So, Mr Hot was in Boise to guest lecture at BSU and spend time with friends and family. He was gone for 5 days. He came home for 2 days and then left for another 2 1/2 days to go see the apple cup with a really good friend of his. He came home yesterday and left this morning to LA for a big job interview and won't get back until late Tuesday night.

So it has been a little crazy around here. You might think that we would be looking forward to spending a nice, quiet holiday at home, right? Naaaaaaaw. We are suckers for mayhem. That is why I only have 3 days to prepare for having a grand total of 23 people living here for the Thanksgiving weekend. In families with big families all you have to do is invite 2 siblings for Thanksgiving and you get a lot of bodies in the head count. =)


BRING IT ON!

14 comments:

Lisa said...

It's so hard when your husband travels. Mine is gone weekly. It makes the time he is here so much better! And this week he is here and we are going to Disneyland today. That is one of the perks of living here-Disney passes!

Good luck with the interview!

Becky said...

I love that you opened your home to a family in need. Beautiful!

Awesome Mom said...

Good luck with your Thanksgiving. I am having only a few people over and I am already stressed out.

dotmother said...

Whew - and you're alive to tell about it! Good luck at Thanksgiving!!! It'll be fun!

32 Flavors said...

How is the Ben & Jerry's Pumpkin Cheesecake? That sounds sooo good right about now...

An Ordinary Mom said...

You are always inspiring me to be more charitable.

I think you might need some ice cream to get through the week, though :) !! And I am with 32 flavors, how is that Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice Cream?

Richelle said...

Looks like some great ice cream to help you through all the craziness!

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Even amidst all the chaos you are still doing something to help someone else. Go you! Although I know that's not why you wrote this post, to bring attention to it. ☺

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Jen said...

You can do anything with a good arsenal of ice cream in the freezer!

Hey--I referenced a really old comment you left on my blog over a year ago in a book review because it was relevant. I hope you don't mind.

Anonymous said...

okay, okay, I just caught up on your blog, AFTER I sent you a response to your email. This is my very best internet hug. This is my very very best internet hug. I have a new snack for you. take a banana and dip it in this - caramel topping and peanutbutter mixed together and heated for 15 sec. in the micro. Do NOT SHARE WITH CHILDREN!!!!! It is yours. It is medicine. It is sanity. It is sanity medicine. Tell them it is healthy, so they don't want any. It is healthy. Its a banana and peanut butter. Tell them it is your niacin and protien vitamins and they don't need it!!!!! Rochelle

CC said...

I sooooo want some of that pumpkin cheesecake ice cream. I think that would help me right about now.

Michal said...

i'm so glad that even with the holiday you have plenty of room in your fridge for ice cream!
i don't know how to have a quiet holiday either, even though there are times when it would do me good. it can't be a holiday without stress, chaos, and too much food!
here's to hoping mr. hotness finds the perfect job.

DJzoey said...

WOW sis! Wow, Wow... WOW! You have been busy and single mother-hooding it! I can sympathize and I say, "more power to you!"
*yells out the sister's battle-cry*
"TOOOOOOOOOOWANDA!!!!!!"
Tell John to snoop in the Idaho neighborhood again. +-) Did I say that in my out-loud voice? Selfish ol' me!
I know everything will work out for you guys, it always does. If not, you have enough ice Cream to get you through it! J/K Thanks for sharing sis!

cellista said...

I hope you survived all the crazy, and that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!