I am attempting to stem the backwards slide in the organisation stakes and trying hard to keep on top of the coming weeks of craziness and stay even a little organised right through until Christmas.
I started out vowing that I would be organised early for Christmas this year and yeah, ok…. I know that just saying that I will be organised isn’t going to make it magically happen, which is a bit of a bugger really, but in my defence there has been a few new end of year things added to my plate AND I am much more organised than I was last year when life was a lot less crazy. So I am patting myself on the back already, regardless. A little bit of self encouragement never hurts!
So now the plan is to try to keep my head above water and be organised for all of the end of year things we have planned. Lets see what is on my end of year check list and how on earth am I going to manage it all!?!
The Twinadoes’ Birthday
Eeek it is November already and my girls turn five (yes FIVE!) in less than two weeks! I finally got the invitations out to kinder friends today and will whip off some emails and sms’s to those further away as well. We are trying to keep it simple, with just cake and a play in the park, so please everyone pray that it doesn’t rain here at the end of next week! I also have to make cakes to take to kinder the day before, and I have a meeting to attend for their new kinder that week as well! I think I will be glad when next week is over!
On the off chance you haven’t been paying attention to this blog of late, then you might not realise that the girls will be in a whiz bang fancy ballet concert at the start of December. Two dances, two performances and a heck of a lot of extra rehearsals! I am VERY thankful that we don’t have to sew costumes (they are hired) but we still need to get the correct tights (x2) and manage hair and make up (my girls hate their hair put in a pony tail, so making two buns that will last from 8am till 6pm isn’t going to be easy) and juggle Muski.
End of Year at Kinder
The end of year at kinder means a concert at kinder, as well as a party. I am trying to come up with a cool present to give their teachers, but so far I am drawing a total blank. The end of the year also means that we will have orientation at their new kinder for next year, I am hopeful that will magically fit in around ballet rehearsals and current kinder commitments!
We were hoping to be a bit more organised for our holiday than we currently are, but hey, at least we have the tent! The only other big purchase we have to make is a sleeping mat for the Baldy Boy and I – I have found what I want, just waiting on BB to go check them out too. Still not sure what Muski will sleep on though! I feel like there is a thousand little things to organise for the trip, but not sure what they are. I must make a list and try to wrap my head around it all.
and finally… Christmas.
It is not all bad news, I am doing ok in some areas of Christmas planning, even if I am doing really bad bad bad in others.
I have managed to order all of the ‘bought presents’ either online or via the toy library’s fund-raising catalogues. I picked up our order from Eco Toys while the lovely Mel (owner of Eco Toys) was at the local market yesterday and ooooh they are even better in person than they look on the web site! I am hoping all three kids might pick up some money for Christmas/birthday as there are a number of other things I’d love to get from Eco Toys, Mel who runs the site is just lovely and I highly recommend her products and her service, so go have a look. We pick up the toy library orders next weekend, which includes a few things we need to make a start on our ‘made presents’… and here is where my master plan has come undone.
By now I had hoped to have at least made a start, or even completed a few of our crafty presents, but um.. ahem… er… well… ok I confess I have done nothing more than think about what we will do. I have all the plans in place, I’ve researched where we will get the supplies from, I’ve even got a few of the supplies, but as yet we’ve not begun anything. I really, REALLY, need to rectify this, especially since we will celebrate christmas with family at least a week early this year… so I have a week less time… help!!!
Am I the only one staring down the barrel of psycho end of year stuff in the coming weeks? Surely someone else’s life is more mental than mine, and surely they cope just fine…. please, if that is you, come tell me how to do it!