Saturday, May 22, 2010

24.......Bokros Style

Ryan got me hooked on the show 24.  We have a love-hate relationship.  I get SO stressed out watching the show (it's VERY intense) and then it takes me HOURS to fall asleep, BUT I HAVE TO WATCH IT!  There is always new drama unfolding and some crazy twist you don't expect.  If you're not familiar with the show, each episode is one hour of time making the entire season a 24 hour period.  It AMAZES me that so much can happen in 24 hours!  What seems like a weeks worth of intense, adrenaline pumping bad-guy fighting is really ONLY ONE HOUR!!  When you add all those hours up that makes for ONE CRAZY DAY!!  I felt a little like Jack yesterday.....

The following takes place between 7:00 and 8:00am.
Everyone up and eating breakfast.
Roma off to work.  Danis off to school.


The following took place between 8:00 and 9:00am.
Abby, Nina and I assemble 2 Dozen sandwiches for Project Prom.
Sadie~Ryan goes down for a nap.
Morning chores started.......not sure if they were ever completed.
Nina finds out the girl who planned to do her Prom Make Up CAN NOT Do IT.......Plan B???


The following takes place between 9:00 and 10:00 am.
Ryan leaves for a haircut.
Nina leaves to pick up her date's flower, drop off sandwiches and pick up Danis (he didn't want to miss out on all the fun).
Ryan arrives home and make coffee.......PRAISE GOD!
I eat breakfast...........finally....

The following takes place between 10:00 and 11:00 am.
Ryan leaves with Sasha and Danis for Home Depot to get more landscaping supplies
and orders two more pallets of Sod (Graduation Party Preparations).
Sadie~Ryan lays down for another nap (her first one quickly proved to be too short).
I take a "Mommy Time Out" (code for shower) to collect myself.
Nina gets a last minute appointment for make up.............PRAISE GOD AGAIN!
Ryan and the boys arrive home.



The following takes place between 11:00 and 12:00 am.
Sod is delivered..........how exciting......everyone runs out to watch!
Family Pow-Wow in the kitchen to discuss the remaining plans for the day and I BEG everyone to go easy on me.......I am only human after all :)
I leave with Nina for Claire's in search of the "Perfect Hair Accessories"

Sasha and Danis start on yard work.
Ryan feeds the girls lunch, picks up the house and attempts to get some work done.........yea right!


The following takes place between 12:00 and 1:00pm.
I get to work on Nina's hair and field A MILLION requests from 3 little girls anxiously awaiting their turn......
Ryan puts Emmalie and Claira down for their nap.........Sadie~Ryan is up from her's.
Sasha and Danis put in another beautiful flower bed for me :).
Sadie~Ryan fusses to be held.......I think she just wanted to help me fix Nina's hair.


The following takes place between 1:00 and 2:00 pm.
Nina, Abby, Sadie~Ryan and I leave for Merle Norman to get Nina's make up done.

Ryan attempts to get some more work done............yea right!


The following takes place between 2:00 and 3:00pm.
Nina's make up appointment takes longer than expected..........her date texts her.....he's on his way........we are still at Merle Norman!!

Nina's date arrives with his Dad to take pictures...........Ryan sends them to Chick-Fil-A for sweet tea to buy us some time.

We arrive home and Nina rushes upstairs to get dressed.

I put Sadie~Ryan down for another nap.


I run upstairs to help Nina put on the finishing touches and snap a couple of pics.

Ryan wakes up Emmalie and Claira so they can see Nina "all pretty".









Nina's date arrives (for the second time).......flowers.....pictures.......and they're off!


The following takes place between 3:00 and 4:00pm.
I sit at the kitchen table and eat lunch and drink...........and sit........and drink.......and sit some more.....

The following takes place between 4:00 and 5:00pm.
Nina calls to say she forgot the Prom Tickets!
Ryan helps Sasha and Danis wrap up the yard.

Roma arrives home from work.
Everyone showers and dresses for Abby's American Heritage Girls Awards Ceremony.
Ryan searches "the Disaster Site" (code for Nina's Room) for the missing Prom Tickets.......he finally finds them.
Dresses, shoes, hair, nails (they wanted to be fancy too, like Nina).............X4 (3 & 1/2 really)!

The following takes place between 5:00 and 6:00pm
The boys help assemble Veggie Trays and Fruit Kabobs for the Awards Ceremony.
Ryan keeps the girls occupied, while I breathe and get dressed.
The boys load the Veggie Trays, Hummus, Fruit Kabobs, Star Cookies, Fancy Cake for the Dessert Auction, Camera, Video Camera Prom Tickets, and Diaper Bag all into the car........is there going to be room for us?
And we're off!

The following takes place between 6:00 and 7:00pm.
We deliver the Prom Tickets to Nina's Date's parents who will transport them to the Marriott Front Desk.
We enjoy food, friends, and family for Abby's American Heritage Girls Awards Ceremony.
Ryan says the Opening Prayer.....thanking God for everything this organization means to young girls.

The following takes place between 7:00 and 8:00pm.
Abby is awarded her Badges and Community Service Stars.........Gardening, Aviation, Home Decorating, Outdoor Skills, Fire Safety, Family Helper, Joining Award, Our Flag, and Hiking.
I stand and sway a VERY sleepy Sadie~Ryan, who refuses to close her eyes.
Abby helps welcome a Path Finder to the Tenderhearts.



The following takes place between 8:00 and 9:00pm.
We bid on some beautiful cakes and win two......Abby's Troop earns over $2,000!!
Still swaying.......


The following takes place between 9:00 and 10:00 pm.
We drive home and put some VERY sleepy girls to bed.
Ryan and I eat dinner.........and cake :).


The following takes place between 10:00 and 11:00 pm.
I start to regain some feeling in my feet.


The following takes place between 11:00 and 12:00 am.
I go to bed..............PRAISE GOD!
Nina and her date come back to change clothes.
Ryan drives them to Project Prom.

The following takes place between 12:00 and 1:00 am.
ZZZZZzzzzzzzzz...................


The following takes place between 1:00 and 2:00am.
More ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz.........................


The following took place between 2:00 and 3:00am.
A hungry (and soaking wet??) Sadie~Ryan wakes up.
We nurse...........zzzzz.....change her clothes........zzzzz.....change her sheets.....zzzzz....

The following takes place between 3:00 and 4:00am.
ZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz.....................

The following takes place between 4:00 and 5:00am.
ZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzz...............exciting stuff, I know.........zzzzzzzz

The following takes place between 5:00 and 6:00 am.
My alarm goes off :(.
The sun comes up :).


The following takes place between 6:00 and 7:00 am.
I pick up Nina and her date from Project Prom and deliver him safely to his house.
I listen to Nina tell me all the details of her special night.
I tuck her into her bed (well, send her upstairs anyway).

The following takes place between 7:00 and 8:00 am.
One by one they all wake up.
My sweet husband makes coffee..............I drink it...................P.R.A.I.S.E...G.O.D.......




(a.k.a.  Jack Bauer)




I apologize if you are not a 24 fan, but I hope you enjoyed reading about my crazy day "24 style" anyway.

4 comments:

Keri said...

So I have never watched 24, but this was very exciting just the same! Lump in my throat three times... seeing Sasha in you blog, seeing Nina all dressed for prom (So beautiful), and seeing Abby looking so grown up at her HG awards. Thank you for sharing! Oh, and love the pic of Sadie - Ryan helping you do Nina's hair!

SomeGirl said...

What a wonderfully crazy day! Lots of neat memories (and how fun that you have them in writing now)!

cyrah said...

I was sad I missed Abby's visit the next day! Tell her I said hi please. :) P.S. I always knew you were busy Maggie... not to mention supermom (we must have a few of those around here)-Cyrah

Tammy Harms said...

That's hilarious. What a crazy day!

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