Madness of Time
Life has gotten crazy.
Crazy busy, crazy stories, crazy people and crazy times. Sound fun? Not really.
I’ll start with the biggest time consumer of them all…. baseball.
Mr T and I are highly involved in the boy’s baseball seasons and have been every year. This year, it’s not only our boy’s teams that are consuming our time. Mr T is helping to coach 12′s team and is also a division rep for the Tball and rookie divisions. On top of our own boy’s practices and meetings, he has to handle all the crap that comes from those two divisions and has to make an appearance at some of their practices and games. Being on the board sucks ass.
To add insult to injury, we are both submitting the uniform orders for the entire league. I’m over it.
17 plays on a senior division team, 12 plays on a majors division team, but was also drafted to play for a team that represents our entire league in competition play.
2 boys, 3 teams = 7 days of baseball.Ugh.
So while our entire week, all 7 days, have been completely consumed by little league baseball, some board members don’t do their jobs. This ends up creating more work for everyone else, primarily us. Example? Tonight 12 has practice. Practices have been running about 3 hours lately. While I would love to be watching him play, I will be helping Mr T pick up the league’s uniform orders and spending HOURS going through EVERY FUCKING BOX to make sure the order is right.
Can you say
HELL date night?
I have to say that I genuinely am sick and tired of lazy people who like their name to be listed as a board member but lack the actual concern for our boys to step up and do something for someone other than themselves.
So now that I’m done with that rant, I’ll fill you in on the rest of what’s adding to my inner crazy at the moment. 17 had a week of High School Proficiency testing that caused an uproar in our scheduling. 13 will be a Freshman in high school next year and had to pick her electives yesterday. I totally had a mental freak when I realized how old
I am she is getting. Not only that, but she is starting to grow and has outgrown the shoes, socks and jeans we just bought her. OVER IT!
I think it’s best if all of my kids stop growing and stay as they are right now….. grocery bills, electric bills, baseball, no free time…..Ok….nevermind. I’m buying them all luggage for Christmas.
last but certainly not least…..
13 and I are taking a cake decorating class with my mother-in-law on Sunday afternoons. My mother-in-law needed something to do to get her out of the house but doesn’t like doing things on her own so she asked if we would go with her. I agreed to do this class for a few reasons, but most of all I thought it would give us some time to ourselves. I have spent more time with my mother-in-law in the past couple of months than I have since we met and I enjoy spending time with her so it’s been a lot of fun. Even though the “quality time” has been nice, there are some other parts that aren’t so nice.
Let me explain…
While I understand that there are some people out there who have no clue how to put icing on a cake, I am not one of them. I made 13′s birthday cake last June which fed a million and a half little hoodlums.
See? Not too shabby, right? I have learned a dew little tricks that i didn’t know before that would have saved me a shit ton of time. For that I am grateful.
We started this class thinking it was going to be all butterflies and unicorns that SHIT butterflies but, not so much. Did you know they assign homework? IT’S TRUE! So in the two minutes I have free (in between taking a fucking piss and pressing the brew button for my coffee), I have had to somehow manage to find the time to bake cakes, make icing from scratch, tint icing and pre-bag them. The cost of this class is now averaging about $100 a week just in supplies and I’ve had to reorganize my kitchen and get rid of a bunch of shit (stuff I didn’t use anyways) to make room for the cake turntables, cake boards, cake lifters, cake cutter, icing colors, icing bags, my ginormous decorator’s tip assortment, icing spatulas and TONS of other shit that I never knew existed.
While I bitch about the lack of time I have, I now have another monster taking over….. and this week? Cupcakes! This last Sunday we came home with our very first completely decorated cake that we finished in class. 13 and I tag teamed this cake. So, what is it?
Double layer Gluten Free (of course) chocolate cake with butterscotch filling and chocolate buttercream icing.
The entire cake was almost gone is less than 24 hours.
I had 3 pieces all by myself. I am blaming it all on the kids. I’ve decided that this class is probably bad for my their health.
There are many other things that are pulling me in a million directions, so I will try my best to not disappear into this madness of time consumption.
Have a great week!