It’s Monday, and I just engaged in my first political post on Facebook, so you can imagine where this day is going. (I’m infuriated. And I’m mad at myself for even engaging with this person I don’t even know – all while supporting media and how things are done for print publications.) Anyway. It’s been a while since I did a stream of consciousness type style post, and I started this post a while ago….this past weekend was our first “free” weekend since mid-August and while we did have family visiting, it was nice to be mostly at home.
My dad and stepmom visited over the weekend and left this morning. Gail commented last night that while we didn’t do much, it was a really nice weekend. When we have family in town, we tend to go, go, GO! Eating out, visiting all the things, and just running ourselves into the ground, and that was not the case this time.
Saturday when they arrived, we hung around for about an hour while the baby finished napping. My boy had commented that we haven’t been bowling in a long time, so that was our plan for the afternoon. First, though? Lunch. We ended up at Rocky’s Hot Chicken Shack and they always live up to their name. (At one point, I had wiped my face with my napkin, somehow inhaled some of the spices through my nose, then wiped my eyes and I was a hot mess. It was hilarious. Oh, and I ordered the mild wings. I normally go for the medium. I would be dead if I’d gotten the medium!)
Bowling was a lot of fun! We lucked out and were able to snag two lanes side by side. Out of four of us, my son beat one of us in the first game. He had a blast, and that’s what counted. The baby even had fun, and when she got fussy, I wore her while bowling. That was interesting.
The kids stayed home with grandparents Saturday night while the husband and I went downtown. While we’ve had babysitters for date nights, this was the first time in a long time we could stay out as late as we wanted, and not worry about what time we needed to be home. Of course we were home by 10. Because that’s how we party.
Then the time change happened. I didn’t have high hopes. The baby woke around 1:30 (before or after the time changed, who knows?) and when I was falling back to sleep around 2, the cat threw up on our bed. The boy woke around 5, asking if he could get up yet, and he eventually did get out of bed before 7 (my dad was awake by then.) Needless to say, I was exhausted.
Do you see how happy she was? She woke up like this. She’s awesome.
Sunday was spent at home, in the yard, and beginning our great leaf cleanup of 2016. I had created a large pile for our son to jump in, and he’s now concerned that if I mulch and bag the leaves, there won’t be any left for him to play with. (Rest assured, our trees have not dropped all of the leaves, and there will be plenty of leaves for everyone.)
The baby was super cranky in the late afternoon and fought napping. Things weren’t awesome. And then it was bedtime and all was right in the world again. (I may have put her down 30 minutes early.)
My dad makes popcorn and he’s kind of known for it. Our boy requested it almost as soon as they arrived Saturday, and they made a batch together Sunday night. Definitely memories in the making.
And now we’re at the tail-end of Monday, heading into Election Day and I can’t wait for Wednesday. For now, I’ll try to stay off of Facebook and switch to Snapchat. (Seriously, have you seen the filters on Snapchat today?? I’m at jaime.mckee if you want to connect with me.)