Friday, November 05, 2010

Friday Fragments - A little bit o'this & that

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Well it's a fragmented kinda day, so here in no particular order...


I survived my first weekend as a "real" soccer Mom of suburban Canada. How did we do it last weekend, by the way?

Gaga in the morning, soccer league game #1 Friday night; followed by workout on Saturday morning, soccer league game #2 in the afternoon, Gaga resurfaced again at night for a party that night.

I think I know why I was shouting my age at everyone at the party. Because I was probably definitely feeling it, and then some.

About the soccer, the Boy was nervous but he held his own. He's still a little timid (I would be too - the size of the 11 x 11 field was massive for these guys...) but he'll get the hang of it.

After all, we're starting it all over again tonight.


I had a bit of a meltdown this past week. Everything is catching up to me again. The kids were fighting over the TV over breakfast (it's a bad habit, I know, but we've fallen into this as a way to keep them out of my hair while I get their stuff ready for the day). I had to yell at them to get their bags packed, deal with the girlie wanting to change coats and wear different shoes at the last minute, yell at them to bring their dishes back to the kitchen so that the family room would stop looking like a hoarder's lair....all of this after my husband had basically rolled out of bed, poured a coffee and left for work.

I felt badly for my poor cleaning lady as I unleashed my issues to her in Chinglish (she speaks mostly just Cantonese).

I know the Man had promised to help out a bit more, but the weather has been giving him migraine-like headaches. Although he did step things up a bit when we had this talk a while ago, it's petered off again with the level of work commitment and travel for him. He does things when I remind him to. I'm honestly sick of having to remind everyone of everything.

Yeah, he's off again for a week, with another couple of trips scheduled within the next few weeks.

I've got to figure out how to cope better. I think I need to travel for work again. Pretty sad coping mechanism.


Enough bitchy me. I asked the kids who would want to see the NKOTBBSB concert next summer. NOOOOOOO -Who? I know, I kid. I didn't like them much the first time around but with age .... I'm also thinking of going to the Heart concert in the new year. Gah, I am getting on.


Mom is coming home from her trip to the US on Saturday. She's been there for a week with 3 other widow friends, to the Boston area. None of us know what return flight she's on. She's arranged her own transportation home - we each thought the other knew.

What lame kids. Thank goodness she's so self-sufficient. I hope I'm like that in 25 years. We're planning a Dim Sum visit with her Sunday. It's the least we can do, right?


Well, I intend to have a good weekend, so hopefully you will too.


Brandi. said...

Some weeks are crazy! Good luck with all the soccor. I can't wait until mine are old enough, I'm thinking next year we can try.

Hope you have a great weekend.

Jen said...

I suggest a day just for you, bath, book, a walk, nails or something. Hope you feel better next week :)

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Hang in there...that's all I can say cuz I feel like I'm livin' in the same place! (I often feel like no one - including the cat or dog - would eat in my house if it weren't for me. Can't these people just FEED THEMSELVES?!?)

Gina said...

My husband has been traveling quite a bit lately too and I'm also on the verge of a meltdown. I thought having a kid who can drive himself around would help a bit.. but working out who gets the car when has just made it all so much more complicated.

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

My husband and I just had a bit of a "discussion" about the clutter round these parts. Thankfully our house is now looking much less like a hoarders lair. We'll see how long it lasts.

Hope yours turns out the same. Cluttered house, cluttered mind is my problem - I just can't deal!

Knatolee said...

Hope you have a nice, relaxing weekend!!

Tara R. said...

Sounds like you could use a girls' weekend away too. Hope you get to relax a little this weekend.

Mrs4444 said...

Having a mom who is so independent is truly a blessing.

Here's to a less-stressful week!

Cid said...

At least he's not playing hockey, right? I saw that Heart was coming to TO too and might have to go especially since when we were closing up the cottage last week I found my Dreamboat Annie album - coincidence? I think not.

LunaNik said...

OMG I HATE that I have to remind everyone of everything too!!! It's like, dude, why do I have to remind you to take out the garbage? Why do I have to remind you to pick your dirty laundry up off of the bathroom floor? Why do I have to remind you to do the dishes? How 'bout I remind you to call 911 after I bash you in the forehead with this frying pan.

Heidi said...

I'm sick of all the morning fighting around here too. Oh and the afternoon and evening fighting. The kids just can't get along. It's very stressful to all.
P.S. I love the Gaga look!

Kori said...

Oh my heck it sounds like you have SO much going on! I would pretty much want to crawl into bed and not leave it if I was as busy all the time! Hope your weekend was great!

Tooje said...

Oh, your days sound like mine. I am so incredibly tired of telling people what they are supposed to do, or that they just walked over a sad little sock in the middle of the stairs "HOW COULD THEY JUST IGNORE IT????" when it screams at me, why are your plates still on the table, do you think the living room is your closet, Hubs???

It's endless. And tiresome. I wish I traveled for work just so that I could get away. I need a get-away. Desperately.

Work blows big time. BIG TIME. I miss my bloggy friends. I hope life is well.


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