Sunday, March 2, 2008


A big round of applause for my guest host. He's right, he's been waiting patiently since I got home from school Friday and IM'd him with a wink & nudge about our night out. The kids were going to be spending the night with their grandpa and whenever there is an empty house, we slip into Spontaneous Young People mode and either stay out as late as possible drinking & whatnot or come home and perform as many debaucherous & loud acts as we can imagine. However, since the plague my energy has been waning by 7:30, no matter how much I've rested and medicated. So sorry, darling.

Today, I am mourning the passing of Saturday. Saturdays dawn bright with possibility; it's a whole entire day full of hours before the last day of the weekend. You can pack a bunch of errands into a Saturday, do some chores, then even waste a little time reading at Starbucks or shopping or, say, cruising the frozen foods aisle, and still feel productive. Sundays, while lovely, start to feel slightly panicked toward the afternoon no matter how much stuff you're getting done. It's as if time is actually speeding up until suddenly dinner is over and there is nothing left to do but stare stupidly at the interminable week sprawling ahead. And then weep.

Here are the things I'm trying to fit into my Sunday:
  • attending church
  • showering (maybe this before church)
  • scoring 25 short stories
  • photocopying 25 short stories for peer editing
  • watching last week's "Survivor"
  • finishing laundry (really finishing, with folding and hanging and such)
  • going to see The Other Boleyn Girl with my bffs
  • making a list of silent auction baskets for classrooms to create for a carnival
  • not tearing my hair out about silent auction baskets
  • taking Mason to Cub Scout bowling event
  • grocery shopping (not just for frozen foods...)
  • not falling asleep directly after storytime at 8:15

I'm trying to not anticipate weeping. (Especially from Stu).


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Your list makes me tired. Also very impressed that you're seeing a movie.

CamiKaos said...

your Sunday is feeling a bit claustrophobic to me.

katydidnot said...

whoa. that's more than i do in a week and a half. good luck! if anyone can do it, you can.

Mrs. G. said...

My responsibilities have me in a similar chokehold over here. And all I feel like doing is taking a nap.

Anonymous said...

wow! How do you do it all?

I was proud that I busted out the iron today to press 2 pairs of pants and then hemmed 4 pairs of pants (2 for me; 2 for my daughter.)

MAYBE I'll slip in a dvd workout video, before I shower & go to church (5:30 pm)

Your list makes me weary...

Suzanne said...

Ugg, your list gives me a headache. My Sundays are all the same: church followed by a long nap. I can't do anything else. It's called a "day of rest", after all. I take that literally, whether God wants me to or not.

~Swankymama said...

I feel you pain! And I so want to see that movie with my girlfriends!! Hope you had a great time!!!!

I love your blog!!

Tootsie Farklepants said...

If I did all that and went to see a movie, that's where I'd fall asleep.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

What Jenn said. Whew! Silent Auction Baskets. Oy vey. Bad flashback happening.

Minnesota Matron said...

Oh my -- that's my kind of list because it includes leaving the house without children!!!! I hear from one of those friends the movie was dull. .. .

Very Mary said...

I might have cried a little bit today. Just a little.

Moxy Jane said...

Seriously? Those are things you really expected to accomplish? In one day? Seriously? And have you ALREADY forgotten The Plague? A bit of sunshine, some capri pants, and you're right back at it...tempting fate. Stop it. Delegate. Stu typed a mean guest post...surely he can make some copies?! (Sorry, Stu, but you seem to be a very competent guy!).

Here's wishing you some rest and relaxation.

(just so you know...I'm up late making my list for tomorrow.)


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