I'm so tired. Things are going great, but there are too many special occasions going on in too short a time. Birthdays of 2 nephews and 2 nieces, and both my sons, which we celebrated for family all in one long weekend, during which my parents-in-law stayed over with us because that was more convenient than traveling back and forth.
My oldest son graduated from secondary school (I think it's called?), for which a very nice evening was arranged at his school, with little performances by students and teachers and a big screen presentation of pictures of the past 4 years. To celebrate we took him and a couple of his friends an evening go-karting.
My daughter with her fellow pupils took part in two piano performances, to demonstrate what they had learned; an evening for friends and family, and an afternoon for a local geriatric center (which was a huge
hit, because both the sickly elderly audience and the young performers had a genuinely lovely time).
My youngest is finishing his last year at primary school and I've been very busy helping out with the musical they do every year. Because I literally live across the street from the school, and I'm often at home during the day, since I usually work evenings, the teachers sure knew how to find me!
Also, for my youngest son's birthday I took him and his friends bowling, went to mcdonalds with them and they had a sleepover with dvd watching in our living room. The next day they felt like going to the movies, and since they were at my place anyway, plus I can get them free popcorn since I work
at the cinema, it was only logical that I should take them.
It's busy at work, what with all the blockbuster movies coming out. The holiday has partially started here, which means extra viewings and less personnel, so I'm working some extra and/or longer shifts. We did have a private viewing for personel and their families for 'Transformers', and will have one for the latest Potter movie tomorrow (or rather, technically it's already today...) evening.
Oh, and next week there's the official farewell party for my son's class from school, and guess who's one of the volunteers to organize that?
Last weekend was my dad's birthday (which didn't require organizing, but did
mean not sleeping in, because we had to be there early, and spending the day there, when I could have been doing laundry and cleaning and such, which my house is in desperate need of).
Next weekend will be my mother-in-law's birthday, and since she's turning 75 this did
require some organizing, as we'd made my father-in-law 75th's birthday special too. All my in-laws are very good at splitting the load though, so it's mostly the not-sleeping in, traveling and spending a day sitting around while my house is not getting any cleaner that nagging me a bit.
It's all big fun. No doubt about that
. But it's also a lot. And now I'm tired. Just one more week, and all the birthdays and special events will have passed, then another week, and I'm off from work, including the extra shifts. I'm really
looking forward to that!
Now excuse me while I yet again skip replying to comments, and just go to bed.