This week has been a slow scramble. I just can't get it together. My house is a wreck. It's taken all week to decorate for Christmas- and we started on Monday. I had this sweet vision of family decorating that was quickly destroyed by Marly opening Christmas gifts that had come in the mail and Ellie breaking a wine glass that I wasn't even using. There was lot of fighting and crying and screaming. Tacky Christmas Pandora blaring. Not what I was hoping for. So, I had to do it in pieces. I ran a lot this week. I watched a lot of Blacklist- trying to take a breather. We had MOPS on Monday. Bunny read from the Unplug the Christmas Machine book. It actually made me a bit more stressed! It reminded me of all the things I needed to do! I ordered more Christmas gifts online. I am working on sewing Christmas outfits for the family. We got 2 new ac units this week. The Irma damage is officially cleaned up! I'm still putting the guest room back together. Maybe next week I'll get a good before and after pic! The kids are all into the Christmas spirit. They do make it more fun! Voss and I went to the zoo. Abby, Voss and I went to open gymnastics and the train park. We did first Friday this weekend and met some new friends. Phil played in a tennis tournament. I single mom'd it to Ellie's first basketball game. They lost but she played so well! We went to Christmas in Avondale then wine club last night. Tonight we had the first mass of Advent in the refurbished church. It was great to get back in there! I got a massage from a gift certificate my brother gave me last Christmas. It was wonderful! We watched the Jags game at TCC (they won!) then went to Mellow for dinner. Ready for another party week!