I started this blog post Monday morning, and time crept away from me as I tried to get a ton of stuff done before heading to work.
This morning it's more of the same. Clearing the living room for hardwood, trying to get just one more load of laundry through, another batch of fruit sliced for the dehydrater and before I know it, it's nearly time to leave for work again.
I still love Mondays, but I appreciate the weekends now more than I used to - but they are full and busy. As shown below....
- Friday I worked a longer shift at work - working my lunch room shift, but then adding an hour and a half of aide time after that.
- I got home in time to cook a quick late lunch before Wendy came home with some friends after school.
- Back up to the school to pick up the boys.
- Then just an hour before we walked up to the Homecoming Parade. I had told the boys that it's not a candy parade, but I was wrong and they were never more thrilled with my being wrong.
- Back at home - the girls walked to Big Lots and I made supper. We had decided not to go to the game since I knew the little boys wouldn't have patience for it, and Greg was en route home from Kentucky.
- It ended up being a good call anyway - as it POURED on the game and it ended up being a long delay.
- George drove out - test driving his new wheels on the expressway
- Greg got home at 11:45
- Everyone stayed up until 1:30 - 2ish
- Everyone, that is, except Brian.
- In the morning I pounded on Wendy's wall and yelled, waking up all six of them - WAKE UP, IT"S ALMOST TIME TO LEAVE FOR THE SHOWER!
- Just kidding. I was much more gentle. They were a tad groggy. The stuffy air in her room didn't help - they had closed the window when the thunderstorms came rolling through.
- Loaded 'em all up to go to the baby shower
- Enjoyed coffee, a good breakfast and visiting before heading back home.
- Greg was enjoying his day at home. He had woke up in the morning and promptly assembled my new toy and then got to work stripping this cedar log.
- The cedar log is going to be a second bench for our kitchen table some day. He will not be parking in the garage for the second year in a row.
- Saturday evening we went over to my brother's house for hot dogs and burgers on the grill.
- They had a bit of a water problem just before we got there, so after we ate dinner, we began shuttling kids back here for Saturday night showers.
- Sunday morning - Sunday school. Brian was sporting a cough and a 100.5 fever, so I stayed home. I was exhausted. I'd had insomnia from 2-5, so it worked out well for me. Lazy morning.
- After church, Allan and George tried out my new toy before the rain began. I've taken it out every day so far. It gets my heart rate up real quick and I can feel it in every muscle of my body. I love it.
- Allan had a discouraging job hunting week last week - I gave him strict orders not to think about it for two days. He took my orders seriously, and that was good. Yesterday seemed more promising and optomistic again.
- It takes a bit to get the balance of it, and you steer with your body, not the arms - but once you get it, you got it. It's hard to keep on the narrow sidewalk though as it sways a bit, and the width is not much smaller than the width of the sidewalk. I'm anxious to build up my endurance and take it a little further.
- My mom called then and we went for a Sunday drive. We headed down a few country roads - this one led to my cousin's house and another cousin's that just broke ground. Picked up a couple more apples for the dehydrator.
- The mud was slick - we didn't walk too close.
- Then headed for the cider mill and got some nice fresh cinnamon doughnuts and cider. No line at all on this bad weather Sunday.
- Woke up another brother and his wife from their Sunday afternoon nap and picked a few pears (got them all dehydrated already - they taste like candy, they are soooooo good) before the torrential downpour began.
- Visit and coffee
- Home in time to help with the homework and physical therapy before bedtime
- And then came Monday.
Now I've just got a few minutes left to shuffle another piece of furniture out of the living room, eat some lunch, change and get to work....