Hello hello! Didn’t mean to go MIA for a while there. We were gone all weekend for Asher’s State competition in Milwaukee, which isn’t too far from my parents’ house. Asher swam Saturday and Sunday afternoon, and we ended up staying overnight at my parents’ until Monday morning. (I took a half day off, the boys just got to school a little late.)
It was a great weekend!!! But I’m currently feeling EXHAUSTED. wah wah. I think it’s just the usual “getting thrown back into the work week with no prep time” syndrome I have complained of before… plus, did you know that it’s 10 days until Christmas now? And it’s 2 days until the big home swim meet (starts Friday night), which means this Volunteer Coordinator job stuff I’m doing is in major crunch time.
The annoying last minute emails have started to come in: “Hi Kaelyn, so sorry to bother you, but I just now realized I actually signed up to volunteer during the wrong session! Could I move to the morning instead?” NO KAREN, YOU CANNOT. 😁 Kidding, kind of. Not really.
I do need to at least address these emails- and there have been a few other legitimate, necessary changes that also need dealing with. There are always lots of little loose ends to tie up right before the actual meet, things to be printed, lists to generate, etc. I think I’m mostly in good shape, but I’ll just be glad when it’s over.
I spent Monday night trying to write up a Christmas letter (mostly done, but need to print copies and still haven’t addressed my cards). Ivan had to work late last night, so I had to shuttle kids places and then went to the grocery store at 6:30 p.m. (YAWN! This took every ounce of determination…it was pitch black out. Felt like I was being asked to head off to explore the Arctic Circle or something…I had zero desire to get groceries. But the empty fridge disagreed.) And I’m getting a hair trim this afternoon, which is fine, but a disruption to my work day, obviously, that I could really live without this week. (But then again, I do also want a trim before Christmas….).
Anyway, here are some pics from the weekend!! It was a fun family weekend with a nice touch of holiday cheer (see below):
My favorite picture of Asher from the weekend:
(Compare to his 1st ever swim meet- just after he turned 7!):
Some action shots:
“Mom, stop taking my picture”. Can’t stop, won’t stop. 😉
Some holiday cheer:
Pretty tree and fireplace at an Irish Pub we had dinner at after the meet on Saturday night:
Watching the Packers/ Bears game in my parent’s basement Sunday night:
I am grateful for wireless internet. Remember the days before that? Sure is nice to access the internet from anywhere in the house.