Friday, July 9, 2010

My Head is Spinning Like a Globe!

I don't even know what day it is!
That's how fragmented I am!
But I've got to pull it together because there is SOOOO much to do.
So I'm joining Mrs. 4444 for Friday Fragments 
today not just because I "want" to,
it's a mental health "have" to!
Well, okay.........and I won this cute award last week.

My head is SPINNING!
We leave for Cambodia in  (I'm counting on my fngers) 3 days - oh, I need more time!  Let's count today.  Four days!

I'm making a list of really super important things I need to accomplish in the next 6 seconds.

* Color my hair - priorities people!

* Get passport pics - we have passports, but Cambodia charges you $20 and a passport pic to enter their country and $25 to leave their country!  Brilliant!  I'm thinking of doing that at my house!  But then, people might not ever leave.  There are some definite bugs to work out.

* Have Parker package up his glasses and cash his donation checks
Impressive!  Parker has collected 150 pairs of glasses and $550 for his Eagle project in Cambodia.  We are visiting an orphanage and the National Center for the Disabled to give them new and used childrens' glasses and reading glasses for adults.

* Magic glue Boy Scout badges on Parker's uniform.  According to his uniform, he is a Tenderfoot Scout still (the first rank in scouts) instead of a Life Scout - 2 minutes from getting his Eagle. My mother in law has always been a litle bit offended that I didn't learn the "family stitch" that she used to sew her sons' badges on.

I told her we have our own family stitch - the glue gun.  It didn't go over very well.
I draw the line at gluing new badges on his sash though. 
There are 25 individual badges.  He'll have to wear the one sash we own and pass around.  "I don't care if you didn't earn the plumbing merit badge.  Put your brother's sash on!"

* Purchase Metamucil and a rotary cutter.
If you lived in a third world country and someone was in a first world country (what is the name for the US?- Powerhouse?  Country with electricity?  Country with clean water?  Whatever.
Anyway, if someone offered to bring something to you that you couldn't get for yourself,
what would you ask for?
I'd ask for something important - like Powdered Sugar, Cute Clothes, Cupcakes.
Nope!  The person we asked requested

and a

Whatever.  It's cool.  Gotta go get those.

* Go to the dry cleaner, bank, get the oil changed, clean out the refrigerator, get my nails done (slid that one in there hoping Brian wouldn't notice), pay the bills, fill out Parker's school registration forms for next year (can't they leave us alone and just let us freakin' enjoy our summer?) get Parker a haircut, clean every drawer, cupboard and closet in the house and vacuum my way out, type up instructions for the boys who are taking care of the house, stock up on snacks for the 14 hour flight and 24 hour layover and..............


That's it.
Have a GREAT Friday and a great weekend!


Mama Badger said...

Good luck! You'll get it all done, I'm sure. Then you can do the "only 3 more days" dance.

Don and Kelley said...

You crack me up!!!! I love the "family stitch" = glue gun! Oh, I hear ya! Good luck on your trip. When I read your blog, I looked at the calendar and freaked out. I have a week until I go to NYC! And yes, my hair is being colored the day before I go! Have a great trip!

Shirley said...

Cross all that cleaning off your list and stick with the important stuff like taking care of your hair and nails.

Beth Zimmerman said...

Have a wonderful time, Gina!

Raven said...

Wow! And I thought I had a lot to do! Good luck with it all!

H.K. said...

What an impressive Eagle project! That is so cool of Parker, I'm sure it wasn't easy collecting the glasses. I had to laugh at Parker still being a tenderfoot rank on his scout uniform. It wasn't until Moe started his eagle project and I was sure that he was no longer growing that I finally put on the correct rank on his uniform. Have a great time in Cambodia! Can't wait to read about it and look at pics!

Mrs4444 said...

HA! Well, tell your MIL that it is the SCOUT's job, NOT the mother's to attach the badges, so she just outed herself and her son there!haha [said the mom who made her son sew one and then handed him the hot glue gun!]

What a fantastic project! Don't tell him this, but this is the EASY part of the project. The hard part is getting him to finish the write-up! Good luck :)