Monday, December 8, 2008

Little Miss Busy

Busy. That's what this coming week is. Busy, busy, busy. We'll be having two holiday parties at our house, family coming from out of town to visit, and I'm working 12 hours this week instead of my usual 3-4 (and next week as well, actually). And believe me, 12 hours at a piano really feels like more than that -- sitting on a backless bench for more than 30 minutes at a time really doesn't do anything positive for this gal with chronic lower back pain. But the visions of extra green in my wallet from the next two weeks of extra work does, haha! And Bunko this week. Can't forget Bunko.

Plus, it just dawned on me that I need to start making nightly batches of my homemade marshmallows if I am to get them all done on time. This is both fun and frustrating. It's fun if it works. The first year I made them every single batch turned out beautifully. The next year it was 50/50, and when they don't turn out, the whole batch is ruined and not salvageable. Since the process is a 2-day process, you don't know until the 2nd day if the batch is going to be a good one or not. Hence, the frustrating part that can sometimes occur.

Oh, and I need to fully finish cleaning out the guest room this week, since it is going to actually be used (a rare occurance). And it would be nice to finish up the painting in the boy's room as well, although that is not likely to be done by week's end. The bed and surrounding woodwork is almost finished -- just one more coat on the inside of each berth and one more coat on one side of the bookshelves. Then we can paint the walls and the ceiling. And set up the long-anticipated train!

So how much of this list do I anticipate finishing by Friday? Unfortunately a lot of it really needs to be finished, but as far as if it can be finished, well, I don't know. So here goes...I'm just going to jump in and get started and do the very best that my little self can. Ready, set, here I go!

What all do you have to accomplish this week?


Karen said...

better stop typing and get to working girl!

Annie said...

Painting the boy's room?
Homemade marshmallows?
Getting the guest room ready?
Marathon piano lessons?

Wow, you are one awesome woman.

Happily Ever After said...

Homemade marshmallows sound delicious, I didn't know such a thing was possible -- I'll have to get Amy right on this (if she wants to, of course)