My mother regularly tells me that she needs a nap after just listening to my daily schedule. I find it overwhelming sometimes too and I'm actually used to the juggling involved.
This weekend was a new low, however. Because it was the only way to get it done and both were well overdue, we held both Petunia's and Thing Two's birthday parties on Saturday: ten girls at a pottery-painting place in the morning and fifteen boys at a giant-inflatable-jumpy-gym place in the late afternoon. 25 goody bags. Two cakes. A soccer practice, too. Oh, and doing all the prep work for tonight's crockpot dinner, because this was today's schedule:
Put dinner in the crockpot
Go to Mass
Donate blood (the vampires called again)
Make lunch for the kids
Meet my in-laws at Thing Two and Petunia's soccer game
Go home, put out hors d'oeuvres, prep bread and salad for dinner
Go with my in-laws to Thing One's soccer game
Get home at 6PM, put dinner on the table
Say goodbye to in-laws at 7:30
Put kids to bed at 8
Then get up tomorrow morning, send kids to school, and start over with a fresh to-do list, this one including a visit from a roofer, calling the heating oil company, and figuring out when the contractor is actually going to start taking my living room and dining room apart and putting them back together.
I really need some down time. And I see none whatsoever on the horizon!