Sunday, January 20, 2008


Every year, I go through two extremely busy seasons. One of them falls during August and September The other comes in December and January.

The end of summer is chocked full of fun activities, preparing to start another year of homeschool, and getting into the swing of our new school schedule. We continue attending free concerts and movies in the park, finish up the library's summer reading program which ends in a free trip to the zoo, pack for and go camping in Oregon, and attend the Puyallup Fair. I also have a 4 day retreat each September for which I pack and transport the supplies. It makes for an expensive and exhausting but fun time of the year.

Just as we are finally getting into the swing of things and I feel as life has become peaceful in our routine, December arrives. There's the usual Christmas activities: the shopping, the baking, the wrapping, and the decorating. To this I must also prepare for a birthday as my son was born just one week after Christmas on New Year's Eve. So, I'm shopping and wrapping birthday presents too. Then there's the birthday party to plan and prepare for in the midst of packing up Christmas. The new year doesn't bring a break, though, as I have yet another birthday just two weeks after that. Finally, amongst the midst of the post birthday party mess, I can sit back and breathe a sigh of relief. I can rest....just as soon as the house is picked up again, the trash thrown away, the new toys find homes, the dishes are done, and the laundry is caught up.

Do you feel tired yet?

Here's my daughter's birthday cake from yesterday. She loved it. She also has four new stuffed animals to add to her zoo.

1 comment:

Michelle Olsen Sasak said...

That cake is so cute! I'm still recovering from the holiday crunch, and always finding things to clean. Although I guess with a steel foundry welder/construction worker fiance', two small kids, and two dogs, plus the boys I babysit, I will probably never be done