Thursday, July 05, 2007


Where have I been for the last few weeks? (Still here!)

Why have I not been posting?

Why did I wait until the last minute to begin labeling the 1000 necklaces I bought as a way to advertise my business?

How did DH and I manage to label 700 necklaces with my business info the night before our July 4th parade? We gave up once we hit 1 AM.

How did my sister and I manage to run out of necklaces half way through the parade?

When will the calls/e-mails start pouring in with people dying to hire me for their kid's birthday party?

Why didn't I think of bringing my twenty billion or so business cards with me so we would have something to pass out to everyone who didn't get a necklace and expressed interest in the business during the second half of the parade?

Why did I think it would be a good idea to allow the kids to walk on my back tonight? It was going great until A decided to jump off the couch onto me. OUCH!

Why didn't I think twice about the red dot I found on J's stomach yesterday? It bloomed into twenty spots by this morning, forty by this evening. At least she received the chicken pox vaccine already (as did the boys) so will not get a full-blown case.

Why am I soooo tired every day? I now have an appointment next month with a sleep apnea specialist. We'll see .....

How did the house get so wrecked so quickly this week?

Why did I think the Jewish Flylady yahoo group that I found would be something I could relate to? Looking through the archives tells me this group is really for very observant Orthodox women.

Why can't my kids play as nicely as they are right now all the time? I should have brought them up to bed an hour ago, but they're sitting on the floor all sharing a new coloring book J received as a party favor recently. So sweet!

Why didn't I realize how relaxing life could be when the kids are at camp from 9-2? I have been getting so much accomplished!

How long will it take to get these kids ready for bed tonight? I think I'm going to bed as soon as I put them down, so I better finish cleaning up from dinner before we go upstairs.

How much will I be able to accomplish tomorrow with J home all day, feeling fine but too contagious to take anywhere? Since DH is home for the summer as well, maybe we'll just split the morning with me driving the boys to camp and then going to Borders or Starbucks to work on my Hebrew School plans for the year (my goal is to have that finished by the end of the day tomorrow) until around 11 or so and then DH could go out from about 11:30 until he needs to pick them up. That sounds fair. Of course, we were just talking about how we needed to take advantage of this "grown-up" time we had in the mornings, even if we had work to do, by hanging out together. I was really looking forward to working together out of the house, away from distractions, today and tomorrow. Guess G-d had other plans!


Perky said...

Hope the little one keeps feeling good, even if she's all spotty and contagious! So sorry she's sick!

As for the Jewish FlyLady group, I agree. I was denied membership because I confessed that I was not converted under Orthodox auspices. Never mind that I've been raised Jewish from the moment I was born. Because I can't prove I was born to a Jewish mother (I doubt I was), I need to undergo an Orthodox conversion in order to join their YahooGroup.

The woman was very nice about it and fully explained her reasoning and I wrote back to her equally nicely and thanked her for her explanation, but told her that I was very comfortable with my "Jewishness" and had a wonderful FLY group of my own, thankyouverymuch!!!!

Domestic Goddess said...

Oh NO!!!! Not Chicken Pox!
Feel better, Julia!

Mommy Brain said...

That's a lot of questions!

What a great way to advertise. Sorry to hear about the Chicken Pox. Soooo glad to hear that you're getting lots done with the kids in camp.