Monday, May 28, 2012

Memorial Day Manic Mommy Monday

Manic Mommy Monday!

So I missed last week...  We had some stuff going on and I was a bit MIA when it came to the internet.
This weekend held quite a bit of excitement for our family.  I think the best way for me to move forward is to go backwards...
Today is Memorial Day.  Last year (that post was actually on my other blog site) we visited a local Veteran's cemetery for an amazing Memorial event!  We decided to make it a tradition and went again this year.

My dad actually belongs to a motorcycle group that is comprised of mostly veterans and police officers.  They have escorted fallen soldiers to their final resting place, welcomed home soldiers with their families and do regular events to raise support and awareness of different veteran groups.  In support of this event, they wore their "colors" and rode in support and remembrance of today's event.

Like last year there was an amazing turnout.  Boy scouts, local school bands, family members, and of course the veteran's we were there to honor.  This year, like last, we were honored by the attendance of a Pearl Harbor survivor.  He told a few stories of days long past and of never forgetting those that were taken too soon.  Never forget, and I don't think anyone in attendance today will...

Yesterday the hubby took our girls out for the better part of the day so that I could pay a bit of tribute to my own veteran.  My own hero.  My brother.  He asked me if I could sew the patches onto his uniform and I gladly accepted the mission.  I was honored to do it.  Privileged that I was not only asked, but allowed to do it.  And I did it with my own humbled pride...

Of course that brings us back to the beginning of the weekend and the surprise arrival of my brother!

My Sister-in-law changed the date of my nephew's birthday party by a week-and-a-half.  Many questioned having it on Memorial Day weekend, but she was sneakier than we imagined!  And we are thankful for it!!!

Of course with all that said and done, it leaves me at the end of this long weekend with some regrets.  Don't get me wrong, we had a wonderful weekend and I got the important things done!  It's just that I'm having a hard time keeping up with the everyday stuff.  And while I'm trying hard not to be a whiny baby, I still feel like it!  The bathroom sinks are clogged, I don't think we have a single clean dish in the house, the laundry has been piling up, my office/sewing room makes me want to cry, the living room looks like a bomb went off and to top it all off, while my brother and sister-in-law look fabulous I feel like...  Well, let's just say I don't feel very good about myself.  Today I went to make myself a sandwich and felt like we had no food in the whole house!  Of course we have food, I just saw the dishes and knew I didn't want to have to make any thing that would make more of a mess.  I did end up having a tuna sandwich, not too shabby!  And to prove not every dish is dirty, I made myself a banana split!

It's actually not as much ice cream and chocolate syrup as it looks, but I did use a whole large banana!

And with that, we decided we need to make a few changes in our household!  After a long talk with the hubby, we both want to be able to keep up with our kids, so things will have to change.  Eating habits will be adjusted, exercising will need to take some priority and housework simply needs to get done more regularly so that I don't go into crazy fits of anger issue tirades!

We'll see how it works out!  How did your Monday go?
Please don't forget to check out some of these other Manic Mommies this Monday!

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