Yesterday morning was my daughter Emily's first spelling bee. She is an excellent student (straight A's all the time) and was selected to be one of the few to compete - an honor in and of itself. Unfortunately, her nerves got the best of her and she misspelled the first word of the first round. She was disappointed, but admitted that she just got scared by all of the people watching her.
This afternoon, Daniel and I went to our friends' house to work on the garden for a couple of hours. He was NOT in the mood to be there (the joys of falling asleep for the last 5 minutes of the ride and then being rudely awakened to get out of the van) but he still managed to get himself filthy dirty by the time I was done.
It was such a beautiful day out....a stark contrast to the horrible weather that has been happening back east.
Then tonight was Jared's first poetry recital. He was awesome!
Add all of that in to the normal chaos of my life - laundry, dishes, cleaning, running kids back and forth to school, getting ready for both a 5K and a half-marathon this weekend....I have so many things to do in the next few days that I'm just hoping that I can maintain some semblance of sanity. But that's doubtful at this point!