Friday, October 23, 2009


It's one of those weeks for me. I'm trying to stay on top of things and I'm slowly watching the mountain grow taller and taller. I'm desperate to stay on top of that mountain. I have to stay on top of it! By tomorrow night, I will be over the mountain. What might that mountain be, you ask? My sister's baby shower.

Tomorrow at one'o'clock about fifty people will arrive at my house to celebrate my future nephew! Fifty people! FIFTY! To say that I am freaking out a little bit might be a slight understatement.

I've spent this week cleaning, cleaning, and then cleaning some more. It's slightly difficult since we have to live here too. We have to live in this house that I'm trying to keep clean. Which basically means that I've wasted a lot of time cleaning up the same messes over and over again.

Since I wasn't really home enough today to make a horrible mess, our house is relatively clean. I wasn't home because I was running around picking up things for the shower because tomorrow is the day. The day of my sister's shower. The same shower where fifty people will arrive at my house to celebrate that my sister is pregnant and my nephew will be here soon. Have I mentioned that I'm freaking out?

It's more than just that I'm going to have fifty people at my house tomorrow. This shower means that my nephew is actually very close to arriving. My little sister is going to have a baby! A real live baby. Outside her belly. One that cries and eats and needs to be taken care of. One that makes my little sister, MY LITTLE SISTER, a MOTHER! My little sister a mother. Plus I'm about to become an Aunt! I've never been an Aunt, only a Mommy. When little Mason arrives in December (I'm predicting January, just in case you were wondering!), we will have another memeber of the family! I'm excited! But I'm also freaking out a little bit.

While I spent all of today getting ready for this baby shower, I still have so much to do. There's some cleaning that still needs to be done. Particularly in the basement, where I don't expect anyone to go but like a boy scout I want to be prepared. Two bathrooms still require my attention. Our bedroom is a disaster. Food still needs to be prepared and made. Tomorrow at one'o'clock I will be ready. Tomorrow at one'o'clock my guests will arrive. Tomorrow at one'o'clock my sister will be that much closer to giving birth to my nephew, to becoming a mother herself. Tomorrow is a big day!

Tomorrow night, I will get some semblence of my life back. Meaning I will be back. Back to finish the story of the boat. Back to wow you with all of the things that Preston's been getting into. Back with pictures from my sister's baby shower. Back to let you know what being surrounded by pregnant women has been doing to me. Back!


Frugal Vicki said...

by now you are back to normal yeah!!! I HATE cleaning this house for the kids' parties. You clean and clean and clean, only to have them come into the room and make a mass mess. And then you envision your mom dropping a fork or something and seeing that you didn't clean a section of the baseboards that she would have cleaned. Sheeseh.

JudyH329 said...

Have you had a chance to get over the baby shower! Have you taken a deep breath and let it out slowly. Your post was funny in that you were "freaking out"! lol And understandable to anyone who has ever had to go through having that many people over! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. Were you close to your grandmother? Relax and enjoy your Monday! Now that's an anomaly! Like Monday's aren't stressful in themselves.

Aleta said...

How exciting!!! But wow - Fifty people?! That's a lot of love and I'm sure you pulled it off wonderfully! I hope you took pictures and can share! I don't have a sister, always wished I did. It's beautiful that you're happy for her and looking forward to being an aunt. She's going to need your help and you'll be there for her. How beautiful!

Sharon said...

i hope it went great! What big event to coordinate, but I bet your sister had a blast.

My sister went to a baby shower a few months ago, except the mom-to-be didn't make it. It was a surprise shower, so they took her out for a pedicure while everyone was convening. She started having contractions during the pedi, and they had to take her to the ER. Then her mom told her that she was "missing her shower" and she fainted!! So they admitted her overnight. Can you imagine?!

Anyway, I hope it was better than that one!! ~smiles~

Anonymous said...

I have a big party to prepare for in my house so I totally know how you feel! I hope it went well and that you managed to enjoy it. xx

Helen at

(I'm having problems signing into google).

Lisa Petrarca said...

Hope the baby shower went well. I had to give my friend a huge bridal shower once and I was the biggest stress case ever.

It's so hard when you want everything to be PERFECT.

Anyways, hope it was and you are resting! Thanks for stopping by my Blog.

Yankee Girl said...

I hope the shower went well!

I am so excited for you to be an aunt. I love my nephew and niece so much that I cannot believe that anyone else can love them more than I do, and I know my sister loves them more!

I love being an aunt and getting to spoil the kiddos rotten. I love watching my sis be a mom.

Post pics please!

Together We Save said...

Hope the shower went well. I hate cleaning for company. It is a waste they trash the place while they are there but every house needs a good cleaning every now and then but 50

Trixie said...

I know it is over by now, but I hope the baby shower went well.

Lisa Anne said...

I can't wait to see how it all went. You are wave braver than me. I can't stand planning parties let alone having them at my house. I stopped after my son's 9th party. It was way out of control and crazy for me.