No, not the TV show that I don’t watch, but me! When I make it through difficult times, that’s how I see myself – as a survivor. This weekend was one of those times. The ‘gang’ arrived mid-afternoon on Friday, and since the little guys napped in the car, they were full of energy. I, however, was not. It didn’t matter, though, because I always seem to find an extra bit of power to see me through.
Once the dad and mom changed for their dinner, I was ready to have the two little ones to ourselves. The leave-taking always seems to drag on, though, so the younger one started to cry and wanted his parents to stay. Two minutes after they’re gone, though, he’s fine. We got right into the pizza making, and the boys took their little jobs very seriously! The pizza turned out great and the boys ate every crumb. They turned down dessert, but asked if they could have a Poppy milkshake later. They also turned down a movie, but wanted to watch some kid shows that I had DVRed. They didn’t even ask to stay up later, but went to bed on time, and went right to sleep. We waited up for the mom and dad.
I felt bad when they got home because several people didn’t show up, and they were left with a lot of food. They brought much of it home, along with several bottles of wine. I know the weather was frigid, and many people just wanted to stay indoors, but couldn’t they have sent a message? People nowadays can be so inconsiderate. The two of them were tired, and they went off to bed. I did, too.
The older little guy woke up at 5:30 A.M., and came in to see Nanny and Poppy. By six, he was squirmy, so we let him watch TV until my husband got showered and dressed and took him down for breakfast. By then, the younger one and the mom were up, so we had quite an early start. The weather called for snow by afternoon, so I wanted them to get going earlier than we had planned. My husband went off to the store, and by afternoon, I was alone to watch my DVRed shows of the week. I was really tired, but I didn’t want to nap. I was afraid I’d sleep too long and wouldn’t sleep well at night.
I had every intention of going to church yesterday and getting back to my routine. Unfortunately, the snow was still on the ground, and my husband wanted me to stay inside. He went alone and said the parking lot was bad, and it was a good decision on his part. I read for most of the day, and we celebrated Margarita Day before dinner.
Today, I want to go out. I need to look for a living room sofa, and I want to get wrapping paper for little guy’s birthday presents. I also want to start baking by making a devils food pound cake. I’ll freeze anything I make and get the goods to my daughter for her bake sale.
So, I survived another weekend, part of which was hectic and tiring. I think I have enough energy to get me through another week.