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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Pre-Memorial Day Hodgepodge

La Famille MoMP has been very busy of late. Mark has been running wiring and installing ceiling lighting for the new rooms in the house, while I have been catching up on four months worth of filth laziness not cleaning the bedrooms (save Felix's room, which is pristine except for the patina of dust on his floor - I know I'm a terrible mother, so shove off). As I sit in the Bosses house, cleaner than my house will ever be due to a weekly once over by a talented, if crazy, housekeeper, typing away, my house is in decent shape. The dishes are in he dishwasher, the laundry is folded, the clutter is at near minimum, and the bathrooms are clean enough not to make any of us sick. I feel, all in all, that this is a successful week. Especially when you put it in the context of the massive remodel going on in half the downstairs, the fact that between us, we work 110 hours a week, the full-time parenting, and the three animals; then it's definitely a success.

At the Bosses house, things are also busy. Big Brother J is in the gnarly clutches of Little League Season, which never rests in it's quest to harry me. It's the end of the school year for the three Boss children, and there are extra requirements for all of us, not the least of which being the cupcake alligator I'll be assembling tomorrow morning for O's preschool class picnic.

Mark's cousin and younger brother both have graduations this month (BU, and medical tech school, respectively), and we get to celebrate in June the fact that his youngest brother is being discharged from the army for health reasons, four weeks before he was supposed to be shipped to Baghdad to train the Iraqi police force. My cousin came home from his third tour driving convoys in the desert, and has completed his service to the Air Force, so he's out of overseas danger, too.

I've been sewing, which is an entirely different post.

Felix moved up from a bucket style infant seat to a proper car seat, so now the Bosses SUV looks like a car seat showroom.

Time to go back to being busy. Look for posts about my wicked needle skillz, cupcake alligators, and pig as the month rolls to a close.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the cupcake alligator! Sounds amazing! I've a birthday cake to make for next Sat., so I'm looking for ideas.:) I'm grateful that the men are safely home, rather than in the middle of the mess. I can imagine the car seat showroom! That made me laugh! My house is clean enough to be healthy too, but not a showplace. It's lived in. I figure that's what it's for! samm

5/25/08, 7:08 PM  

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