Monday, November 23, 2009

Buggin' out.

We have chaos on all fronts here in Happy Runner-ville. First, we're headed to Long Island on Wednesday to celebrate Thanksgiving with my husband's family. We'll head back home late Friday night, probably arriving early Saturday morning. We won't have much time to relax when we get home because we're then hosting a huge surprise 40th anniversary party for my parents that night. We're expecting about 50 people! Needless to say, I'm bugging out.

On top of that, my toddler has decided that now is a good time to throw some tantrums. As in: hour-long tantrums. Oh, and to skip his naps, too. He thinks that's the winning formula.

It all makes me want to just drop everything and head out for a run.

But that would be irresponsible and, in the case of leaving my child at home alone, illegal. Don't worry -- I would never, ever, ever, ever do such a thing. But there are times when I'm tempted to just walk out that door.

Instead, here I am. And, lucky me, I got some good news today. I have a new project! A few weeks ago, when I finished my last one, I wrote about how nervous I was that I wouldn't get any new work. Well, no worries. A past client contacted me to help them on their new brochure. Yay! I'm relieved.

Of course, that means a bunch of deadlines which can only be met if my little guy behaves. So, I'll be praying to the Good Naps and No Tantrums gods for a few weeks. Forgive me if I seem a little distracted . . .

Hope you all had a great weekend! Happy Monday --

~ Felice

PS: Oh, and hey! I have a new review and giveaway over at my other site. Bodyshaping . . .

31 comments:

Tricia said...

I hear you! I have a toddler and there are times where I have to call my husband at work and tell him, "Come home now, I'm walking out this door in 15 minutes and I'm not bringing the kid with me."

Hope your Thanksgiving and Anniversary party go well.

Denise said...

I hope your parents don't read your blog...oops, there goes the surprise!

have a great turkey day.

Katie A. said...

Enjoy your turkey day and big party! Strap the little guy into the jogger and head out - it might be just what you both need! :)

Jill said...

Hope the little guy behaves - yea for the new work (always a blessing)! Happy Thanksgiving!

onelittletrigirl said...

Naps are so wasted on children!!! What I wouldn't do for a nap everyday.

Check out my blog for some good news for you!

Molly said...

Sounds like lots of good stuff happening on your end! Hope youre little one behaves for you, naps have officially ended in our house, ACK!

Mel-2nd Chances said...

I have to tell ya, I'm happy to be out of that stage. :) Congrats on another gig, that's great news! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!

Tina at Gotta Run Now said...

Hope your little guy decides those tantrums really aren't much fun. Have a great Thanksgiving!

Suzy said...

Have a great Thanksgiving trip. I hope the trip goes great and the party happens without a hitch. As for the little man, unfortunately we can't tell them when tantrums aren't ok...it only makes matters worse.

Abby said...

Congrats on the new project! Safe travels over the holidays - sounds like lots of fun to look forward to :)

Meg Runs said...

Wow, lots of cool news this weekend and today, congrats. I love hearing about all of this good stuff! I can't imagine celebrating my 40th anniversary but it's not too, too far away I guess. I think it's something so special, have fun celebrating your parents!!
Hope you can get out to run a little!

Heather said...

Hope the toddler drama calms down so you can get everything done!

joyRuN said...

You've got a lot going on there! Good luck with everything :)

I'd rather one of my kids throw tantrums than my dear hubs. So annoying watching that spectacle after football games.

5 Miles 2 Empty said...

Oh man, the tantrums sound horrible! So sorry to hear that! you'll get through it!

Have fun this weekend!

Kenley said...

Have a great thanksgiving and good luck on that project. hope it runs smoothly.

B.o.B. said...

Good luck hosting all of those people! You are amazing for even doing that - plus with a toddler! I couldn't do it.

lindsay said...

sounds like a handful! moms are definitely amazing for juggling all that they do :) i only wish i realized sooner so i could show my mom more appreciation!

have a wonderful thanksgiving and anniversary party! hope you are able to get your runs in to stay sane :) maybe you can whip the little one into behaving with a toddler treadmill next to yours ;) maybe that'll wear him out for a nap?

Staci Dombroski said...

I understand about the no naps, my son was almost 2 when he stopped taking naps, and it was exhausting ever since. I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Staci Dombroski said...

I understand about the no naps, my son was almost 2 when he stopped taking naps, and it was exhausting ever since. I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Staci Dombroski said...

I understand about the no naps, my son was almost 2 when he stopped taking naps, and it was exhausting ever since. I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Staci Dombroski said...

I understand about the no naps, my son was almost 2 when he stopped taking naps, and it was exhausting ever since. I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

Staci Dombroski said...

I understand about the no naps, my son was almost 2 when he stopped taking naps, and it was exhausting ever since. I hope that you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

J said...

Hope thanksgiving is enjoyable and relaxing for you as it can be! Have safe travels!

Lisa said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

RunToTheFinish said...

beyond the tantrums it actually sounds wonderful to me!

onelittletrigirl said...

I am an idiot...I left off the 81 at the end of my name!!! I fixed it so it should be good now.

jillyfly81 at comcast dot net

Diana said...

Have a great Thanksgiving! I hope it all goes very smoothly. Be safe traveling!
I also hope your little guy starts getting into a (good!) groove again. Poor thing (you and him!). It can be so frustrating.

Marlene said...

Oh boy, sounds busy! Congrats on the new project. Have a safe trip and a great Thanksgiving with yor family.

And good luck with the party!!

macnic said...

Good luck with the project and the toddler! Happy US Thanksgiving as well.

Mel -Tall Mom on the Run said...

Oh the joys of tantrums...we are between the ages right now, but I know any day my little buddy will be a WAKY Terrible 2 year old.. UGH!

Quix said...

Ugh, today at work I just wanted to tell everyone to stick it where the sun didn't shine and go run. But alas, I need zee paycheck. And it worked out. But I totally feel ya!

Have a great thanksgiving and anniversary party! :)

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