Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Manic Monday-- a day late

Well, this should tell you how the week is going.  It's Tuesday.  Just been busy is all.  So, need to get started on what's happening around here.  So, here goes nothing.

  • Art class this week.  Last one till next year.
  • Speech therapy 
  • Bojan has stage band
  • I have a nuclear stress test (routine for me)
  • Alyona had neurosurgery follow up...went fine
  • Told by blood bank will need to bank blood for Alyona's next surgery due to it being 8 hours
  • Spoke w/ blood bank.  Umm, none of us know our blood types
  • Can only donate on Thursdays...who knew
  • Family portrait done this past weekend
  • Trying to figure out Christmas this year and gifts
  • Finished Christmas decorating
  • Working on Christmas cards
  • Realtor comes tomorrow (yep, we're going to do it!)
  • Kids really want to be homeschooled
  • I feel like some kids are losing ground in school already
  • Sofie sounds awful.  Has what Warren, myself and Max have had.
  • Friends have offered to help w/ next round of surgeries
  • Informed Warren's surgery will be when Alyona's is...at a different hospital of course
  • Yana's sports banquet is this week
  • Family is coming to town this weekend
  • Have to return an extra dress my mom had bought for one who is no longer with us
  • Selling stuff around the house some more (purging)
  • Kids don't want to move
  • Going to Meadow Lights this week (local light show)
  • Not ready for the holidays
  • Were blessed w/ early Christmas gifts!  (more on that later)
  • Went to visit grandparents this past weekend (more on that later too)
  • Want snow
  • Need a nap 
  • Summer and Irina's birthdays are this month
And of course other things happening around here.  Just super busy but time doesn't slow down and neither do kids.  We're having to do some major organizing and such to prep for BOTH parents being gone, one of which will be in the hospital himself.  Friends have already stepped up to say they'd help w/ food and some w/ the kids.  I will be at Duke for a week w/ Alyona.  Warren will be in the hospital 1 or 2 overnights and then home.  However, once home, recovering so can't do much.  Kids are all off of school.  Will not be the most fun year we've ushered in.  LOL.  But, we'll survive and be no worse for wear.   More tomorrow.

1 comment:

  1. Steph! When are you going to Meadow Lights? We were thinking of going this wkend too! Having some issues with the kids, but as you know, if we wait until everyone is in a good place, we would never go anywhere. Shoot me a private email if you are up for trying to coincide our visits! I sure could use a friendly face from another Trauma Mama this week! Love catching up with you on blog. Take care! Ginger