This past weekend was busy with different activities.
Thankfully, I kicked it off with a pretty quiet Friday. Gene had a late night with the college students and was suppose to be home around midnight. I headed to my mom's house around 3:30 to visit with her and really just to get out of the house. The girls both love going to their Gram's, and we decided to eat pizza together, which means that I didn't have to cook. It was a win-win for me. I wanted to be home by 7:30 so I could get the girls in bed early. I successfully had both of them asleep by 8:00 and enjoyed 3 hours of solitude before I fell asleep. I needed that alone time, and I soaked up every moment drinking decaf coffee and reading a good book. It was heavenly!
On Saturday, we were home most of the day. Gene did the yard work and I played in the big blow-up pool with the girls. Around 1:00 we had to start the process of getting everyone dressed and ready for a wedding that was in Montgomery. This was Laura Lovelady's wedding, and it was absolutely beautiful. Thankfully both girls were very well behaved. We left Montgomery around 5:30 and went to Chick-Fil-A and grabbed a bite to eat. I would have really liked to eat at the reception, but Gracen makes that pretty impossible. I prefer to go to places where I can strap her down in a chair, rather than standing around with punch in one hand and a dainty food plate in the other. After dinner, we headed to a few stores, pricing appliances. My stove has died and my fridge, and microwave have their own issues, so we are looking at replacing every kitchen appliance, updating from white to stainless steel. We did not make any final decision of course. I am very indecisive and could never make that kind of decision without checking every store within a 50 mile radius. So I will keep you posted on that. For now, I am cooking on my stove-top and in my crock-pot, which is working out fine.
On Sunday, I had a marathon of a day. We went to worship and Sunday School, as normal, and then a couple from our church wanted to treat us to lunch at LongHorn, which is our favorite restaurant. Against my better judgement, I went. Well, let's just say I should have listened to my inner voice of reason. We got out of church at 12:15 and Gracen is normally asleep every day by 12:30. She was rubbing her eyes when I picked her up from her class, which should have been a signal to this mom. Long story short, let's just say that Gracen pitched the biggest tantrum that I have ever seen. She would not sit anywhere and cried and climbed all over me for a solid hour. I did not get to eat even a single bite of my food, and I felt like the entire place was staring at the mom who could not control her brat of a child. When we left the restaurant, I was sweating, and told Gene not to ask me to eat lunch out again with Gracen for the next 2 years. I don't think he would have anyway.
After lunch, I sent the kids home with Gene, who, by the way, ate every bite of his lunch, home with the kids (Yippee!) because I had to make a trip to Baptist South to visit a friend who had just had a baby. Unfortunately, baby Rachel is having some mild complications, so Cassandra Hicks, Leslie Dedon, and I went to pray with her and try to lift her spirits. I enjoyed the time of fellowship and finally got to eat my boxed-up lunch from Longhorn....in peace.
I made it home around 4:00. Gene had to leave at 4:15 and both girls were just getting up from their naps....joy. We immediately had to get ready and leave for church. We made it back home around 8:00, ate supper, bathed the girls, and headed to bed.
Sunday was exhausting!
I thought about my quiet Friday night many times throughout that busy day.
The next 3 hour block of solitude won't get here quick enough!!!
Until next time...