This weekend was my “Me Time Extravaganza.” Well…it wasn’t that grand, but I had a whole weekend to myself. I was house-sitting and did absolutely nothing and it was wonderful!! I didn’t have to cook, clean, answer any questions, or talk to anybody, I didn’t even talk to myself!! I went to my favorite hot dog joint for dinner one night, went to my favorite bakery and bought sprinkle cookies, which I didn’t have to share, and a chocolate chip coffee cake that was delicious, which I ended up sharing, because I forgot to bring it home with me. I know my house-sitting hosts are enjoying it. I watched TV, mostly home design shows, I love Flip This House. I watched one of my favorite movies, Head Over Heals with Freddie Prince, Jr., it’s one of those movies that it’s just silly and far fetched but funny. I also actually worked on a cross-stitch project that I started over three years ago. I love to cross-stitch, it’s very relaxing to me. The reason I know I started it over three years ago, is because it’s a baby blanket for my baby who just turned 3!! I did this for all my kids. When I found out I was pregnant with each of them, I started a blanket. Believe it or not, I actually finished the twins’ blanket before they were born. But I did have help on the second one, which was a joint effort with my mom and niece. I did finish one all by myself. For Elijah’s, my middle guy, that one was done shortly after he was born. So the big joke is that Benji will have his done in time for his Kindergarten graduation. I hope not. My daughter showed it to him one day, and he just hugged it and didn’t want to put it away. So then he began to pressure me to get it done. Anniehow… I did get some work done on it. It was so nice not to have to do anything, and I didn’t worry or feel guilty that I wasn’t doing anything. I realized I need to do this more often. When I came home, the house was clean, and everyone was exited to have me back. My husband looked even more attractive to me, I did miss them all.
Now I’m trying to get back to life. We have a couple of weeks left before we start school, and we are trying to have as much fun as we can. My sister-in-law and her husband were in town from California, so we visited with them. Today, the twins have their friends over, so that makes a total of 7 kids. You think it would be chaos around here, but it’s not, the girls are in their room and the boys are in the boys’ room. These friends are their “homeschool friends” since they are homeschooled too. We try to get together as much as we can with them, last year we did a couple of field trips. When we all get together there is a total of 9 kids, so it’s like a little class.
It’s nice to have a couple more days left to plan some fun. My husband and I would like to take the kids miniature golfing and also take a trip downtown to see the fountain. Something to look forward to before we have to hit the books again.