Saturday, May 15, 2010

What a week!

~ Sunday, May 9th ~ Mother's Day ~

Mother's Day was lovely, despite the fact that 4 of us had to stay home from Mass since we were recovering from a stomach bug. How could it not be perfect when I am surrounded by sweet smiling faces, handmade cards, chai tea, and roses! I have been so blessed with such a wonderful family!

~ Monday, May 10th ~

By Monday everyone was starting to feel much better. However, at 8:30 am, I had a call from the contractors who are working on a bid for us saying they were on their way over.   It was necessary, but not the best way to start the school week.  (Is it summer yet?!)  They gave me a list of things that I needed to make decisions about, and, when they came back at 6:00 pm (to check out a few more things and to meet with both Hubby & I) we discovered a septic leak under the house.  YUCK!! 

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As my friends on Facebook may have noticed, I was super excited when the UPS man showed up with something I had been saving to purchase for a very long time!  Oh, and it goes perfectly with one of my Mother's Day gifts from Hubby!  :-) 

~ Tuesday, May 11th ~

Tuesday morning it was time to start dealing with the septic leak, which had me completely overwhelmed in no time.   (Not to mention that between the stomach flu and a day of meeting with contractors I was loosing control of my house, running out of groceries since it had been well over a week since I had even left the house, and the car battery was dead.)  A good great friend called at one of my most overwhelmed moments and within an hour was at my home (coffee in hand!) putting dinner in my crockpot, washing dishes, and helping me "catch up."  What a blessing!  I sure wish I had her energy!! 

After Hubby got home it was time to go to town for Bunco and a much needed night out with friends.  After Bunco Marci & I went grocery shopping, getting me back home around Midnight with a car full of groceries!  (Note to self:  Next time, do not lay down to feed the baby, and then fall asleep, before making sure ALL the refrigerated items have been put away. . . Argh!!  I guess we won't be making Barbecue Pork this week.) 

~ Wednesday, May 12th ~

Wednesday was crazy, and included three trips to town!  We had Dentist appointments, Doctors, Appointments, Pampered Chef Orders to deliver, Hockey Lessons for the boys, and a cute skirt to pick up at the Mall for Twinkle Toes.   I was pretty much gone from 8:30 am until 10:00 pm, with a couple hours at home in the afternoon. 

Captain is on the left and Rascal is on the Right.  They are really enjoying Hockey and have improved so much since the last time I was able to stay and watch!

Back to the doctors appointment... I thought it was interesting that I was given a gift at the baby's check-up as a "thank you" for breast-feeding Rose for (not quite) 6 months!?!   I've never needed any encouragement to nurse, but do love my wrap and was excited to receive another in a different color!

~ Thursday, May 13th ~

We celebrated the feast of the Ascension, enjoyed another Ascension Thursday picnic, and then the boys headed to Blue Knights. They have been having such a fun time at Blue Knights this year, and the crafts have been awesome!  The boys just have one more meeting next week, and then a Knights Tournament & Potluck to finish up the year.  

~ Friday, May 14th ~

Let me just say that, when you aren't exactly sure where the septic tank is, yet know that it is buried under at least 3 feet of dirt, it sure helps when Dad is willing to bring his tractor over to help!  The good news is that my Dad & Hubby were able to find the tank pretty quickly and it was emptied a couple hours later.  The bad news is, we still have a stinky problem under our house.  :-(

While they were busy digging, I met with a friend/interior decorator and my mom to discuss our floor plans and then go look at flooring, countertops and cabinets.  There are so many (too many!) choices...

I also was able to stop by and see my niece again while I was in town.  She is still tiny, but seems so much stronger every time I see her! 

Oh!  And guess what!!  Hubby GOT THE JOB!!!!!!!!!
(He recently applied for a transfer which would reduce his commute by about 40 minutes each day.  He was offered, and accepted, the job this afternoon!)

~ This Weekend ~

On Saturday two of my brothers (the youngest is also my Godson) will be Confirmed, and on Sunday one of our God-daughters will receive her First Communion!  Deo Gratias!

I hope you all have a beautiful weekend! 


  1. Sounds like a delightful Mother's Day however, sounds very exhausting........almost too much at one time but thank goodness for the wonderful family and support you have! Congrats to the children and congrats to hubby for his new shorter commute. Congrats to you for not crumbling under all that pressure!

  2. Confirmation is on Sunday! Don't scare me like that! EEK!

    Sorry to hear about the tank!

    And yeah about the job! I had been wondering!

  3. Thank you! However, I did crumble under the pressure a couple times!! I'm not sure how I would have managed without the help I was given. Thankfully this coming week shouldn't be nearly as busy.

    Amy ~ Sorry! :-) My brothers are going to be Confirmed this afternoon (Saturday) in GP, instead of tomorrow.

    Thankfully the tank is fine, now we just need to fix the broken pipe. The good thing is, it is under the bathroom/laundry room which will be completely remodeled, including the plumbing. (Hopefully sooner, rather than later!)

    We are still trying to pull the bids into our budget, but hopefully it won't be too much longer before we can start construction!

  4. What a week you've had! It's wonderful to have a friend who will come over and pitch in when you need an extra set of hands!

  5. You are in our prayers...WOW! Hugs to you as you recover from your week:) I am trying to learn how to use my Macbook laptop (sp?) Maybe we can exchange notes!? In my forties I am enjoying this challenge!

  6. Thanks for that fun glimpse into your week, Jessica, although I'm sure parts of it were not fun. Oy!

    And cheers for your husband! Yay him! Yay God for providing! = )

  7. OMG! Way to busy. Take a minute this weekend to stop and breathe :)

  8. yay to new jobs!! tell hubs congrats.
    have a good weekend.

  9. Hooray for your hubby!!! :)

    Wishing you a more calm week ahead!

    God bless!

  10. Wow! You have a lot going on. Sorry about your spetic tank....thats too bad.

  11. Wow, what a week you had!! Hope next week is much calmer!

    Congrats to your husband on the job! A shorter commute is always a good thing! :)

    And I love hearing that a pediatrician's office is so supportive of breastfeeding... not that anyone does it to get a free gift, ha ha, but nice to see their support. I have that chocolate Moby Wrap too. I want another little baby so I can use it again! :)

  12. Praise God for these and all blessings!!

  13. Wonderful that he got the job!! Fantastic:) I know what you mean about too many choices, it is overwhelming. I think I can handle about three choices past that I want to go home.

  14. Oh, what a tough week! But you have some very nice friends! I am so happy that your husband has an easier commute now. It really does help.

    God bless, Josette

  15. Goodness Gracious, Girl!!! That is A LOT going on for only one week!!

  16. I just have to say, what kind of awesome doctor gives you a GIFT for bf 6 months?! LOL That is crazy amazing!

    Hope everything settles down a little this week! The job news is great and should help with all that :) God bless.

  17. Do you and your family attend latin mass at an SSPX chapel?

  18. I've given you the "Sunshine Award" come on over to my blog to get it!

  19. Thank you everyone!! We did end up having a fairly busy weekend as well, but it was nice! However, I am so glad that we don't have any plans, other than school, for today. :-)

    Anonymous ~ No, we attend the Norvus Ordo Mass. However, we keep praying that someday we will be blessed with an FSSP Parish, or that one of our local diocesan priests start offering the Latin Mass. Why do you ask?

  20. Jessica, I sent you an email with my response. You'll know it by "SSPX" in the subject line.


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