Happy Friday! Well, I’ll be happy when it’s 4pm, and I’m off for the weekend. It was a good week for us, but busy. I think we’re mostly caught up with being organized with baseball. However, we’re still quite a bit short on money for uniforms. I had to organize 67 jerseys, who already payed for them, and who I need to go collect from. A lot of the jersey’s had nick names, so that was another task. Our order for uniforms was $2,500, and we’re about $700 short. But I still have checks and cash to go through. The problem comes from having 3 fees; tournament fees, league fees, and uniform fees. Some payed cash, some check…and not having a proper way of keeping it all organized. Next year, I will be prepared and this will not happen. I’m surprised I have any hair left! I don’t remember signing up for this job, but I guess it comes with being the coaches wife.

So, as boring as that may sound to you, it was very frustrating for me!

So, how was your week? Any weekend plans? I don’t think we have anything going on. Bailey is having a sleepover Friday night, practice Saturday and at some point I’d like to get to the movies to see the new Diary of a Wimpy Kid. I love those movies. 🙂

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16 Responses to T.G.I.F.

  1. Joy says:

    I think your coach should get an assistant coach to do this job. My head hurt reading that!!!

    • Nikki says:

      So, you can imagine what my head feels like! And now I have a really sore arm to match. Got hit SO hard last night by an over thrown softball (which to no surprise aren’t very soft, when thrown full force at you)

      • Nikki says:

        It could have been really bad. If it would have been any higher it would have smacked me in the side of my head. And had I not been turned it would have hit me square in the chest! I got lucky

  2. SKL says:

    Man, I know what you mean. The stuff that goes on behind the scenes and gets no appreciation! I hope the worst is over now.

    This week I did get some work done, including a few things that have been hanging over my head for far too long. But there are still other things that are even further past the due dates / target dates. I keep telling myself I’m going to stay up late or get up early and plow through a bunch of backlog, but it doesn’t happen like I plan it. I am trying on a new attitude though, so let’s see if things get better.

    The weather has been pretty nice this week. I’m very thankful and hope this is the beginning of a trend.

    I did put in a final online order for school clothes. This was a “new clothes” order and I probably spent too much. Thing is, school is starting in August and the girls really didn’t have enough warm weather school clothes. Sheesh, kids are expensive. I hope the clothes are at least nice looking. Now I just need a quick trip to Wal-Mart to buy gym shoes and a few supplies.

    This weekend my kids will spend most of Saturday with Nanny and most of Sunday with my sister (I think I will just send them off to the fair without me this year). I hope I at least use the time wisely and get some dang work done. I don’t have any other plans except to take the girls to church on Sunday.

    I hope everyone has a nice weekend!

  3. Laura says:

    Well, this is ending the last week of full-time Stay-At-Home-Mommyhood for me. It’s going by in a blur. Things have been crazy around here, with me trying to get stuff together to start working (buy a bunch of new clothes, lay in food), and trying to take care of some Scout things now, while I still have “time” to do them. Sheesh, I don’t know when I’m going to be able to do everything I need to do, but if others can do it, I’m sure I can too.

    I’m a little melancholy about the whole thing. I’m thrilled to have a job to go to, I’ve needed one badly for a long time. But there’s the anxiety over going, plus the anxiety of “is Josh going to be ok with it” (he is, I know he is), and the “how will I manage everything at home on top of a job” anxiety.

    Meanwhile… I had Manservant Jim’s kids over for the last time today, and they didn’t let me down in the entertainment department. Have you guys ever done the Diet Coke/Mentos thing? If you haven’t, try this… go get yourself a 20 oz bottle of DIET Coke, and a roll of MINT Mentos. Open the Coke, point the top of the bottle away from you, and drop in three Mentos. TRUST ME when I tell you to point the bottle away from you. And when it’s done, apparently, the result tastes like Jack Daniels and Coke. That’s according to Steve. I thought it tasted like cough syrup. It was disgusting. Of COURSE the kids loved it.

    And then… at one point, I turned my back for ten minutes to clean the kitchen after lunch, and one of the boys comes in and informs me that they’ve painted the driveway. I’m sorry… WHAT??? I go outside, and sure enough, there’s an outline. No, it’s a full-fledged picture of a boy. On my driveway. Josh laid down while Wyatt used the black spray paint to trace the outline of his body. Then they used the white paint to put a smiley in the head, yellow to stripe where the shirt should be, and blue to stripe on the pants. Our outline man has little dots of white for socks. Ten minutes, I leave them alone. Honestly.

    and yes, it was hard to keep a straight face as I told them to put the paints away.

    • SKL says:

      Is this permanent spray paint and is your driveway cement? Oh my goodness. Well, at least everyone will know you have kids around!

    • SKL says:

      About the “balance” thing. You will get into a groove, but it may take a while. It took me a good year to get some kind of rhythm that seemed to work. And every time I change it up, it takes time to adjust again. But it does get easier. You have to be patient with yourself and your family while you figure it out.

      As for Josh, you may be surprised (even a little disappointed) at how easy it is for kids to be happy without their moms around (for a few hours). Schedule him to do his homework and chores before you get home from work, so the rest of the evening is more meaningful.

      • Laura says:

        Thanks, SKL. I know you’re right. Josh is an adaptable little guy, and seems pretty cool with me working. He’s had quite a while to adjust himself to the idea. It’s me, building mountains out of molehills, I guess. Aside from all of the changes that are coming, there’s also the knowledge that this job is WAY out of my comfort zone – I’ll be working in the insurance industry. It’ll be better once I’ve started. It’s the unknown that’s got me freaked out right now.

        • SKL says:

          I also switched to a completely different industry just when I brought my kids home. That’s probably why the whole thing was so hard – I was learning a completely new professional area, getting to know my two tots, and figuring out “24/7, buck stops here” parenting, all at the same time. I did gradually drop most of the nonprofit boards I was on. And I went a long time without reading any books. But eventually I figured it out for the most part. And so will you.

  4. annebellasays says:

    Nikki, that does sound frustrating! No plans for me, just work. Working my hiney off to save up for PTO so I can go visit my DIL and granddaughter while my son is in another country. I want to go some time in September 😉 I hope you are able to get the baseball fee’s and uni’s off to their rightful owners and to collect the rest of all that dough. Have a nice weekend everyone!

  5. starlaschat says:

    Well like you said next year will be different. Sometimes you learn along the way how to make things easier for the next time. Not much fun going through it. I hope you can have some good rest this weekend. Probably you will be busy but busy is a good thing sometimes. Better than bored. :+) I’m busy too still trying to organise all my worldly goods not much fun I’d rather do most anything beside go through my boxes of stuff. Oh well wish me luck. I seem to keep putting it off. The weather here has been warm so maybe I will get to go to the lake this weekend. Maybe that should be my carrot on the stick to get me to go through boxes.

  6. Joy says:

    We have nothing going on this weekend for which I’m very glad for. We were supposed to have a family gathering tomorrow but the way I’ve felt, I just didn’t think I was up to it and I’m glad I postponed it. Now I’d like to take the opportunity to get a few things, deck power-washed, lattice hung on said deck and get the baseboard up in my living room (it’s only been a year and a half that it’s been down)!!! before my dad comes out. Or whatever that stuff is called! None of it will probably get done but I can hope. I can do the power-washing myself but nobody will take the time to show me what to do but if this weekend is cool, it will be the perfect time.

    It’s Kimball Days this weekend but if I do anything, it will be going to the church bazaar thing. My Tupperware lady is there and sometimes there are just unique things to look at. It is a fun day in town so we’ll see that tomorrow brings. We also haven’t been to the swappers meet for a while either.

    That’s about it for me for now. I’m going to hop in the shower and get that over with and then I think I’ll either read or scrapbook for a while. What another great day we’re having. 65 degrees. Humidity is a little high but it feels good out.

    Have a good weekend all.

    • Karen Joy says:

      I read DASHBOARD,not baseboard!LOL!I couldnt figure out what the heck you were putting in the livingroom.Took me a few mins.I need a nap me thinks.

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