Monday, December 17, 2012

5 Days to Go!

This is going to be the week that drags on and on and on and on and on....

Although maybe that's not a terrible thing because I have a bunch of things to do but I just want it to be over.  I want to be off work, have the kids off school, have the house sold and let it be Christmas.

Thankfully our week isn't quite as busy as the last two weeks were though.  Tonight is Piper's pre-k Christmas concert which I am guessing will be a hoot given all that we know about her, her peers, and how things go in her class.  She is super excited about performing and has told me she's going to throw in a couple of "Peppa the Pig" snorts during Jingle Bells.  I might lose it if she actually does it.  That kid is a complete riot sometimes.

Nothing planned for Tuesday evening but I need to finish my biscotti baking for the kids' teachers.  Wednesday night Bryce has soccer practice and needs his haircut too since he missed his appointment last week due to practice.  Thursday is settlement in the afternoon so Jay and I are going to finish our Christmas shopping that morning and run some errands afterward.  Caroline has a 5pm orthodontist appointment.  Then on Friday, I will go into work but probably not for all day.  Maybe, just maybe I can come home and wrap a few gifts because Jason is taking me out for dinner that night.  Saturday night is my mom's Christmas party and since we live there I will be helping her prepare.  Sunday is up in the air but I know we do need to wrap but I'm thinking it might be most helpful to my mom if we took the kids out for the day so she can get her wrapping done. I feel like we've "neglected" the kids this autumn because of the whole house selling process and I'd like to do something Christmasy with them.  I think it will depend on the weather though.  Bryce really wants to see the DC monuments and so we might do that or save it for a day during the week of Christmas.

Just hoping I don't forget anyone with gifts this year.  I'm fairly organized with my Excel spreadsheet that Jay and I have saved on our mutual Drop Box folder (can I tell you how much I love Drop Box?) but this year I am just not feeling as organized or planned as usual.

Work is going to be tough this week too.  Without a lot to actually do, and my supervisor and her supervisor out (in addition to lots of other people on campus that I work with) - my motivation is rock bottom.  Plus this damp, foggy weather doesn't exactly feel Christmasy.

But, I'll keep playing the Christmas music in my office, enjoying the fact that we are all moved out and the house is about to sell and the kids are getting super excited with holiday spirit.  And for all of that, I am extremely grateful.


Laura said...

I couldn't help but chuckle when I read that you keep your Christmas gift list organized in Excel - I do the same thing. LOVE Excel!

Good luck with your very busy week, and happy birthday!

Erika said...

Thanks, Laura! Glad I'm not the only Christmas Excel Elf!