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The Ramblings of a Redneck Diva
Thursday, October 14, 2004
And now for the holidays
Mood:  party time!
Good heavens it's the middle of October and I have virtually every weekend from now till Christmas full. I'm not kidding!

This weekend: Abby's spending the night with a girlfriend and will be home on Saturday. Saturday Paul is going to The Bunker for the mud runs, trail runs, etc. Sunday we're all going to see Andy race his Tough Truck.
Next weekend: The kids are on Fall Break next Thursday and Friday. Friday is Cheerleading Camp for Abby then we're making up the postponed slumber party.
Last weekend in October: We'll go trick or treating on Saturday afternoon and I'm hoping to finagle an invitation to a grown-up Halloween party at one of the college recruiter's house, HINT HINT anyone who has a say in this... Then Sunday is Gentry's birthday party.
First weekend in November: I, alone, am going Christmas shopping for nearly 3 glorious days. All by myself, nothing but me, a motel room, lots of outlet malls and specialty stores and my Discover card. Oh and possibly some liquor. Ah, life is good.
The next weekend: We're going to have Sam's birthday slumber party a week early (because my whole family will be in Florida the weekend before Thanksgiving).
Weekend before Thanksgiving is actually free right now. Unbelievable. But this is only because my entire family will be spending Turkey Day with Mickey, Minnie and a herd of Disney Princesses.
Thanksgiving weekend: We'll probably end up at some of our dysfunctional extended family's houses at some point.
First weekend in December: Christmas parade which means that at least 2, if not 3, of my kids will be on various floats and what have ya.
2nd weekend in December:Saturday night is the HOOVER CHRISTMAS BASH. Yes, it's a rather big deal. Sunday we're going to Branson to Silver Dollar City to see the Christmas lights. All 10 of us: 2 vehicles, 5 children, 3 women, 2 men (who despise SDC) and lots of holiday cheer!
Weekend before Christmas: Kady's 3rd birthday.

Somewhere in there I have to decorate the house, hold Girl Scout meetings, run the Mom Taxi, wrap and hide presents, bake, cook, drink heavily...yep, that about covers it. Gotta love the holidays!

The Diva has spoken at 10:51 PM CDT

Friday, October 15, 2004 - 5:17 PM CDT

Name: Sychotic1

But amazingly, it all somehow gets done. And then you will need a holiday from the holidays.

Friday, October 15, 2004 - 10:45 PM CDT

Name: Diva

Ain't that the truth! I never even gave a second thought to my mom running hither and yon and all over the countryside when I was a kid, it was just something she "did". Now, I marvel at how the woman did it so calmly and efficiently. I wonder if she ever had the same feelings I do - the exhaustion, panic, frustration, futility, etc. She sure never showed signs of them if she did. What a mom.

And speaking of "holiday from the holidays"...our wedding anniversary is New Year's Day. When I planned that all those years ago it was in my mind just a clever way to make sure dipshit didn't forget the date. Now I realize that I am wise beyond belief because now we get to take a nice little get-away after the holidays are all said and done. Damn, I'm good.

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