Thursday, February 9, 2012

Things Really DO come in Threes

So... Patrick is still up to his ears in workups in preparation for this year's deployment. What does that mean?!? That means Momma here is smack dab in the middle of the crazy chaos that is our life with 5 kiddos and a hubby who spends more time away than at home. So, with this latest "I'm a Single Momma" (said in my best Beyonce voice) escapade, I did my darndest to knock out the 3 bad things as quick as possible. I don't know about you, but when my hubby is away Murphy's Law really kicks into high gear. On day numero uno of this most recent workup, I had my check card compromised. So as to avoid any MORE unauthorized purchases on it, I promptly arranged the card to be turned off and began waiting patiently for a new card (and the ability to get $) to arrive. But wait, on Day # 2 I got a flat tire. In the rain. With all the kids. With no check card!! Well, that was fun. Nearly six hours later, we were all home safe & sound thanks to some great friends and two towing services!!

So, we go about our days filled with school & homework, cheer practice twice a week, bball practice once, 2 games on Saturdays, and scouts for the 3 on 2 days. We plug along counting down the days til Daddy gets back. Incident # 3?!?... Well, let's just say tiny preschool parking lot + way too chatty four year olds + someone else's brand spankin new car= the most teeniest tiniest scratch. And there we have Mr Murphy.

The kids are making sure our days go quickly and the Momma sleeps well at night...

The bball player...

The cheerleader...

The sickie. At least Mr. Murphy waited a good 24 hours after Donk returned for this one... It's the little things.

Scouts, scouts, scouts.

Look out Boy Scouts... here comes Bubba.

I have a ton of scrappiness to share. Here's a peek at my December Daily. I really do love this project. This is the second year I took it on, and I'm so happy I did. I used Studio Calico/Ali Edward's kit as the guts of my mini and added in a lot of my own stash. I enjoyed following along with Ali as she shared her ideas on this fun project. If you haven't made one before, I STRONGLY encourage you to do it. It is, without a doubt, my favorite project of of all time. Ever. If you have questions about the premise of December Dailys, I'd be happy to help.

Enjoy your week, Friends!!

1 comment:

  1. Your mini is great! I hope Sullivan is ok. The kids sure keep a mama hopping. Tell Pat to stay safe! Take Care, Jenny! {{hugs}}