I am feeling just a wee bit overwhelmed right now. I have sooooo much to do so I've avoiding it by posting here instead.
I have until Thursday night to get the house cleaned for the birthday party this weekend. We are having both Joey's and Gabe's party this weekend. Gabe isn't officially 3 until December 2nd but, with us having to schedule Joey's party so late, the only solution I could find was to celebrate them together.
On Friday, I have to get the last of the stuff to make 2 cakes. Yeah, I said two. Joey was more than amenable to sharing his party with Gabe but he requested a separate cake. Joey wants a Star Wars cake and Gabe wants a Clue (Blue's Clues) cake. I think I'm going to cheat a bit on Joey's cake and but some Star Wars figurines to top the cake with. At 2 pm, on Saturday I will have about 25 to 30 people at my house for the party (eeeek).
I also have to start preparing things for Thanksgiving. We are taking everything over to my MIL's house so she doesn't have to worry about it. My FIL was the one who used to do all the holiday cooking so we've taken that over this year. I still don't know how many people we are talking about because hubby dearest keeps forgetting to call his mom and find out how many of his siblings will be there.
I have multiple crafty projects that I am committed to doing (a few cross stitch RRs and a baby quilt) in addition to ones I want to do. One cousin is getting married in December and I just don't know if I can fit in the stitching project I want to do for her. And, her sister is having her first baby in May. At least I have time for that project. I just don't think there is any way to complete everything I want to complete.
And, of course, Christmas is practically around the corner. Somehow I have to find a way to finish/get everyone's present. The price of gas (until recently) stretched our budget to the max and didn't leave us room for much saving for Christmas presents. Most relatives will be getting picture DVDs. Its a nice, personalized but inexpensive present but to do it I have to comb through years of digital pictures...ugh.
Oh yeah...you also have to throw in my birthday in December and our anniversary on November 21st.
This isn't even counting our normal weekly activities (church on Sunday, TKD twice a week, cub scouts on Tuesday.
CALGON TAKE ME AWAY!