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I don't mean to complain. It just happens. [Dec. 5th, 2011|10:30 pm]
And of course the minute I post about blogging, I stop blogging. It's a thing. The last week has just been a crazy busy rollercoaster of stuff and more stuff and then some, you know, other stuff.

I was going to post about how we had to cancel The Boy's birthday party two days before the event because we had so many declines and last minute cancellations that only ONE of the kids we invited was going to attend, but it just made me too sad. I'll spare you the backstory of how this was going to be The Boy's first ever actual party, and how he spent hours making personalized gift bags for all the guests, and how much he sobbed when we told him we were going to have to reschedule his party for after the new year, and kept saying, I don't understand. I go to all their parties...why don't they want to come to mine? Suffice it to say the whole thing was just a disaster.

In somewhat brighter news, we had my mom's 80th birthday party this weekend. I stayed up til two a.m. five nights straight going through old photographs and creating a slide show. Then when I copied it over to the burner, the slides got rearranged. Both in the burner program, and the original folder. I was so discourged I nearly cried myself to sleep. Fortunately as it turned out only about forty of the pictures were out of order. In retrospect the whole thing was stupid because no one but me knew what order the pictures were supposed to be in, but I guess lack of sleep and stress aren't really conducive to logical thought.

As a perfect capper to the week, The Boy and I are both sick. Husband stayed home with him today so I could stay home with myself, since the last few times I've stayed home sick from work I've had a sick kid home with me. I sat on the couch and watched Gilmore Girls and drank hot tea with lemon and started reading a new book. The only remotely houseworky things I did were to change the vacuum cleaner bag, and go through my closet and cull out a huge stack of things to give to Goodwill. I even gave away all my sentimental clothes, except for my high school band jacket and a cheongsam that fit Middle Daughter, which should give you some idea of how long it's been hanging in my closet.

And because this is now a post in which I complain about stuff, when I went through the basket of gentle wash laundry I keep in the closet, I found bugs had eaten huge holes in my three favorite (and most expensive) sweaters. The ones I spent too much on just last year. And I'd just like to add that pointing out it's my fault for not getting around to doing a load of sweaters for six months, thereby leaving them in the laundry basket which is apparently a bug buffet extravaganza, is not helpful.

I would close this post by telling you about the stuff I ordered online from a company in the UK that promised delivery in 5-10 days that has not been delivered as of day 21 and counting, but that would just make me sound whiny.

[User Picture]From: shabbyesque
2011-12-06 05:05 am (UTC)
Oh, that kills me. I'm so sorry he didn't get to have his party...and the personalized bags?? The sobbing??? :(:(:( That makes me want to cry. Poor sweet boy.

I don't know that I have ever seen you complain--no problem with it here! Everybody has to complain at some point, and frankly, I consider my LJ to be my space to complain as I wish. ;)

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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2011-12-06 03:36 pm (UTC)
I think the gift bags were the worst part. He was so excited about them.
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[User Picture]From: onelargecat
2011-12-07 01:31 am (UTC)
oh god, me too...the personalized bags...so awful. :( Poor kid.
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[User Picture]From: madamemama
2011-12-06 01:01 pm (UTC)
I feel so sad for The Boy. :(
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2011-12-06 03:36 pm (UTC)
I'm sad for him, too. He's so sensitive to begin with, something like this just guts him.
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[User Picture]From: thecranewife
2011-12-06 04:00 pm (UTC)
Poor Guy. I wish I could come to his party :(

What a crappy week. And the sweaters. UG.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2011-12-06 04:09 pm (UTC)
I'm really hoping something good happens this week to balance it all out.
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[User Picture]From: marshmelococoa
2011-12-07 03:50 am (UTC)
That's so sad for him! Last year we had Connor's in January on purpose, because everyone was so busy with the holiday and most of his friends play hockey which takes up their weekends. I have never planned and then had to reschedule though - especially with handmade bags. I hope the rescheduled party is way better than the expectations he had for the planned party!

I'm turning into a whiner, not because I feel so pathetic, just because it makes me feel better to get it out instead of suck it up all the time.
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[User Picture]From: spinthemoon
2011-12-07 01:06 pm (UTC)
We're going to invite a lot more kids to the new party to try and better the odds. His birthday is just at an awkward time, poor guy.
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