Scrolling Saturdays: Crazed

*Note: Feel free to grab this little “Scrolling Saturdays” .jpg that I made!

Originally Posted: November 2, 2006

That’s how many of my family and friends would describe me (only in the most loving way, of course!). I am constantly on the run; even when I was a 100% of the time stay-at-home mom, I never stayed at home. Not because I didn’t want to be at home, of course, but things had to get done somehow!

When the boys were younger, I knew it was the right thing to do, to ask them if they wanted to try a sport like soccer or baseball. (Although my younger sister played soccer for years, I was a couch potato-ish little girl who preferred television and casual games–like cartwheels and tag–outside with friends to any organized sport) I even offered up karate. But every time I asked, they would say, “No, don’t want to.” I’ll tell you a secret as long as you don’t tell anyone else. I was fine with that! The idea of adding a practice- and game schedule to our already jam-packed weeks was repulsive to me.

Currently, I stay busy with a part-time job, writing, teaching group fitness, getting the kids to Boy Scouts and Band concerts, teaching Religious School, ironing (ha!), and other assorted activities too numerous to list here. I also make (occasionally) party invitations “on the side” and involve myself in a crafts that I’ll throw myself into fully for a time.

Only occasionally do I feel completely overwhelmed with life. My friends think I’m nuts, but believe it or not, about five years ago I was in a much worse place. I didn’t know the art of saying “No” and I was on every stinkin’ committee that ever existed. Now, and maybe it’s because of my age (I’m gonna be 40, someday), I am still busy but will turn down plenty of stuff to be home with the family, just hanging out. My best days are spent with family and friends, just being together and taking time to look around a bit.


  • suchsimplepleasures

    hi!!! i promise to come back and read the post properly, tomorrow but…i got the badge up…finally!! my stuff isn’t working right, for some strange reason…and, i can’t even post an archive!!! but, your beautiful banner is there…for everyone to grab! thank you for making it!
    have an awesome night and i’ll be back tomorrow, after my son’s basketball game!!

  • Jenni

    My life is so busy right now, I can’t imagine when all my kids are old enough for organized sports.

    Happy Scrolling Saturday. Thanks for the lovely badge.

  • secret agent mama

    That’s a great looking badge. I’m gonna have to grab it for my sidebar. As for the “Crazed” post, maybe it’s what keeps you young at heart…all the craziness! 🙂

  • Sniz

    Nice to meet you. You have a fun blog!
    This post reminded me of me, although I have to admit I do do the practice/game thing a little too often! (I know I said do-do. Go ahead and laugh:-))

  • suchsimplepleasures

    i learned the art of saying “no”, a while back. i had to…way too many kids!!! i participate in all their schools programs, when parents are invited. i schlep them around. i dabble in crafts…which, i’m trying to get good at because, i love making things. but, like you…i love just being with my family. listening to the banter that goes on, turning on music and having dance night in our kitchen…stuff like that…the most important stuff. that’s what memories are made of…
    loved the post!!!!

  • Kat

    That was a great post. The can’t say no days are over for me as well. Still wonder how you juggle all your activities. Your day must have like 36 hours 🙂

  • Melisa

    Joodie: I know!

    Jenni: Just wait: you’ll trade in some things for others…ugh! 🙂

    Secret Agent Mama: Good theory. Let’s go with that one!

    Sniz: Do-do! Ha ha ha ha! 🙂 Nice to meet you, too-too!

    SSP/Melissa: Glad you liked it! 🙂

    Kathryn: You can always ASK, but I know how to say “No” now. LOL

    Kat: I only WISH I had that many hours in a day…can you imagine how much I could get done?