i have the double affliction of not being able to say “no” and…being an overachiever. it makes for some busy days that leave me wondering why i put myself through it ALL THE TIME. why don’t i learn my lesson from yesterday’s hectic marathon of _____________. fill in the blank with baking, crafting, designing, running around town, organizing this & that for school, etc…
grace came home from school one day last week and told me that the friday ROCK STAR DAY was postponed and they were doing MAKE YOUR OWN SUPERHERO. i was so thrilled as you can imagine. off i went…into the realm of “let’s make the best superhero costume EVER!” she decided on “DragonFly”. this is what we came up with. we were both happy with it considering it only took an hour and we actually had everything except a black tshirt.
last week i told josh i would make some sort of native american treat for his after school club. again, WHAT WAS I THINKING? i look at far too many websites and *think* i can achieve the same results a professional would. WRONG!!!
then a friend called in a favor i told her i would do for her daughter…i couldn’t say no even though my week was already filled and i was suffering from yet another horrific ear infection. the kind that brings you to your knees when you bend over or, God forbid you sneeze.
i have now designed framed quotes for several teenagers in the neighborhood — word is spreading. these ten quotes took me 4 hours and cost me $22. what did i charge for them? $22. i need a business manager.
the countdown began to grace’s 9th birthday. you would think we are having a party for EVERYONE she has ever known. we have discussed every last detail…for the three girls she is inviting. THREE. that’s it. and, if you can believe it…i had to twist her arm to invite more than ONE. she is the queen of “let’s keep things small…AMAZING, but small.”
i give you…the beginnings of an UGLYDOLL birthday.
party city has packages of 8 invitations for $3.99. they are great. they are PERFECT. so why did i have to design them myself? *shaking head and rolling eyes*