October kicks off my busiest time of year. It is probably the same for a lot of you too. I think it has been even worse since school started. I can not imagine what it will be like when I have both kids in school. It just seems like we have something every weekend.
In October I’m getting Halloween costumes ready and getting ready for trick or treating and then this year we had a party. So October basically starts off crazy town.
After Halloween I start seriously thinking about Christmas shopping and getting ready for Thanksgiving. Throw in more stuff at school including volunteering to help with the Indian Pow-Wow. Plus last weekend we had a family day and this weekend we are taking my niece to the movies. And then for Thanksgiving I’ve invited everyone to come to our house so I’m cooking (hello grocery store this weekend).
Right after Thanksgiving is Baby Girl’s birthday so during all of this other stuff I’m also planning a birthday party. And then I got the crazy whim to take her and her best friend to see Beauty and the weekend after Thanksgiving (live, a Broadway production coming through town). I’m really excited about both things. Her party is totally coming together and I think it is going to be really cute. And I can’t wait until she sees a live play. Squeee!
And then of course we have Christmas. And Christmas parties. And visiting with all of the various relatives. And wrapping presents. And kids being super excited with seamless boundless energy. And Santa. And… a migraine with me hiding in the kitchen with a bowl of cookie dough and a large spoon.
So while I may not be burned out yet, I’m starting to smell the smoke.
PS If I don’t post every day until after the holidays are over you’ll have to excuse me. At least I have a (lot of) good reason(s), right?
This post was inspired by Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop.