Friday, December 3, 2010 very behind

I think my theme in life is being behind! I just can't seem to get a step ahead on anything! This year I am teaching preschool 4 mornings a week. I love sending time with Addison. I can't believe this is her last year before she heads off to school! She is doing so well at preschool. I love teaching and teach with a great friend of mine. She is so creative and we have a great time together. We plan on teaching again next year. This past month has been crazy. In the last month we have gone from a partially finished basement to getting carpet installed next week. Neil has been busy painting walls, staining the floor in part of the basement, and painting baseboards. I can't wait for it to be finished so I can put my house back together. I have half of the toys upstairs making a mess and I can't get to any of my Christmas decorations until the carpet is in. My storage room is crammed full of toys and furniture. I am still working with the cub scouts and love it. Easton officially comes into the wolves in May. He loves hanging out with the older boys. Brooke is busy with clogging and training for her first 5k which is tomorrow morning. I am so proud of the effort she has put into this training! Camden finished up football and is anxious for basketball to start! Every other year the boys get to play on the same team...this is an off year so they are on different teams. This meant we had football 4 days a week!Luckily basketball will be only two days a week! Addison is in ballet. We switched teachers this year and Addison misses her old teacher (I think only because the last teacher gave out suckers at the end of class and this teacher gives out stickers!) I am on the pto board....and stink at it. I wish I had more to give to it, but I am just doing what I can right now. I substitute almost every week at church and have given myself a Christmas present...I decided to not sub for the rest of the year. Ha! That lasted one week. When a friend calls up and needs help I can't seem to say no! I do enjoy working with the kids and helping out, I just feel like I am only giving a half effort to everything. We have had such a busy fall with so many fun experiences...someday I will post pictures of all the activites. I feel so blessed. We have an almost finished house (next up the backyard!) We have great friends and neighbors. We have a secure job that offers great insurance. I just need to keep reminding myself these things when I am feeling overwhelmed....and when I have been breating in the fumes from the sealant in the basement. Seriously it stinks right now! Neil and I are thinking we could charge money for people to come breath it in! We would make a killing today! Can't wait to post pictures of it when it is finished.


Valerie said...

Shelley you are so so busy but you are such a giving person and I know you can't ever say no. I love you for it though, you are one of the sweetest people I know and such a genuine friend. I sure love you!

mckellebmassmemo said...

AMEN SISTA! I hear you about being so busy you feel like you are only giving half of yourself to things. I'm glad you are getting your basement finished. Cant wait to see pics!