This weekend was one of those outrageously packed-to-the-gills happenings, every slot of every segment of the days filled. But it was all really fun stuff, so I just sort of put my weight in my heels and steadied myself for the ride.
Today, I’m feeling it.
The take-away from this post, I can already tell before I weave my way to the end, is: I need to scale back. We have four boys on four different basketball teams (and one boy on two teams) and I’ve been trying to go to all the games. Unless the middle school boys are playing at the same time as the high school. Then Paul goes to the high school games (since he coaches the JV anyway) and I go to the other gym.
Friday night we were at our gym for four-and-a-half hours, and we were ALL zombies by the end. Saturday morning, we headed right back down and in between games I scooted home to work on a few projects. Saturday night I took the boys to a concert (Matt Maher for the win!) and that afternoon, I was able to interview Matt (first name basis fo’ shizzle) (my sister is good friends with him!). See my Instagram for proof. Pics because it DID happen.
That was a ton of fun. After the show Saturday, I spent some time with my sister (happy birthday Jojo!) and her husband and Paul and Jojo’s good friend Matt (you know, the one from the concert? I AM NOT EVEN LYING) then Sunday we had early Mass and then headed out to get our tree at the same place we go every single year out in the middle of nowheresville (we took a break one year in recent history, the details are hazy).
My point in the rehash is to show it was a ton of stuff but all really good and awesome stuff. But still, today I just feel a little stretched.
One friend had a good suggestion for me: to look at the schedule for the week and decide what games I’m going to attend, and let the boys know. Because right now my plan is to do them all, with Isa and Henry in tow, and it’s exhausting. And it’s not like I see everything, even when I’m trying to be everywhere for all of the things. Elliott had a really awesome first quarter in his Saturday game, for example, and I missed just that quarter. I was there for the rest of the game, but still missed him helping his team get up 15-0 by the first buzzer. So, you know, even going to “everything” I’m still missing things.
In other news, any suggestions on blog feeds? Once google reader vanished (like they kept promising they would, but I just didn’t believe them I guess) I can’t even remember WHO I used to read. It’s like this whole part of my Internet world disappeared! Who should I read? How should I organize my feeds? Help!!
And God bless you. I hope your Advent: Week II is going great, filled with peace and joy and expectant hope. And sanity. Lots and lots of sanity.