I have to say that October is becoming my least favorite month. It is so jam packed with things to do, events, stuff...that I feel like I am suffocating. There is not one, not one, unplanned day in this whole month. I thought I might squeak out last Saturday and next but NO! Last Saturday I turned down an invite to go to a Ladie's purse party thinking I should use the day at home. That day at home turned into running kids from event to event. I got a lot of exercise since I chose to walk to the high school three separate times and then downtown twice. I even went and picked 5 gallons of concord grapes, which, by the way, meant creating more work to do as I am now making grape jelly as I type. My third batch. Next Saturday won't be a day off either as it is imperative that I get our yard ready for winter. Snow is on the mountains!
Wow...it is no wonder that last Sunday I finally broke down in tears as I was running around getting bulletins ready and setting up communion when my mother in law reminded me that I was to bring Sunday School refreshments. Yep, I had a little pity party. Good thing I have an office I can lock myself in to. It didn't help that the day before I had been at a conference in Spokane and was still exhausted from that.
Nope, I don't like October. Things ARE looking brighter. Cub Scouts got cancelled last week so I was able to tackle the garage and Bible study was cancelled last night so I got a few unexpected breathers. The missions conference is coming up next week and that always puts pressure on me. Our house tends to be a place where everyone congregates. One of the missionaries is a Heath (our landlord's daughter) so I want the house to look especially nice. She probably won't notice anything out of place but ....
Fifteen more minutes and I send the kiddos to bed. About twenty more minutes and my third batch of jelly will be done. In thirty minutes I will kick back and watch the Duggards with their 19 kids and counting. How does Michelle do it? I bet she doesn't garden and can. Wait ...she had lots of kids so they do it all for her. That's my problem.