Friday, April 2, 2010

Weekend Challenge (Easter)

 This cold has totally kicked my behind! I had so many plans for this week that just didn't happen, such as:
* Take my son to see the Easter Bunny
* Mail Easter packages to nephew, Godson, etc.
* Clean house top to bottom for Easter
* Finalize Easter tablescape and place settings for Easter

Yeah, none of those things happened. I finally got the packages mailed this morning, but they won't get there in time for Easter now. And I waved the white flag on Easter. I surrendered. My inlaws are taking over.

I host Easter every year. It's "my" holiday, and I always enjoy it. But this year time got away from me and being sick this week completely messed me up. So when my husband's parents called and graciously offered to host this year, I shocked my husband and said,  "Yes, and thank you". See, I tend to be a perfectionist who wants to fit it ALL in. I want to be a mommy, wife, career woman, friend, sister, daughter, aunt, crafter, decorator, etc. And not only do I want to be all those things, but I want to do them all at the same time, to the very, very best of my ability. And sometimes I get overwhelmed. If I had hosted Easter this year the next 3 days would have been all about cleaning, decorating, etc...till I dropped and cried. I decided to instead give in and cop out.

So now my weekend challenges can be:
* Enjoy a cook out with friends tonight
* Enjoy time with my husband and son
* Work on our flower beds
* Take our son to a movie
* Play Easter Bunny
* Go to church
* Enjoy Easter morning
* Relax

And something tells me I will accomplish all that and more! :)

Happy Easter!

PS: I'll leave with a few pics of the Easter eggs my son dyed with his cousins while I was in bed sick.


Wendy said...

Oh...Jessi, I am the exact same way! Hope you feel better and have a great Easter :)

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Good for you!! I am always (more than) a little miffed b/c my mother-in-law likes to play "Martha Stewart" at every holiday b/c now that the kids are grown, they have money. It always irks me that she never pauses to consider that maybe I'D like to make my own memories with my kids at MY house. :s Sorry to rant. I think you were smart to give in this once and make yourself rest.

Happy Easter!!!

Melanie said...

Hope you get to feeling better soon.

Enjoy Easter at your in laws:)

Stephenie from Decorating Addiction said...

I hope you're feeling better! Good for you for accepting the invitation from your in-laws. I know what you mean about wanting to do it all. I have the same type of personality.