This week has been all kinds of wonky. For starters, I had a to-do list about as long as my arm. It included things having to do with Elliot’s departure to my parents’ house and then Ash’s birthday party that I am throwing him tomorrow. Throw in there being back to work and getting ready to teach my summer class and I have just been BUSY all freaking week. I think it was Tuesday or Wednesday that I had a physiological response to my mental anguish. I started to feel the kind of woozy one gets from either too much booze or too much caffeine. I was a little shaky, a little buzzy, and I started to then get a headache. I went home early and promptly fell into a coma-like sleep, barely waking when the boys got home. I was suddenly lots better though, thankfully.

Ash and I drew up a list, by day of the week, so that all these tasks could get accomplished and I wouldn’t pop one of the veins in my forehead; because I was really starting to freak out. So yes, Elliot left with my parents yesterday; got him all packed up like a big boy and I even made him carry his suitcase to the car (pics to follow). I miss him but I am enjoying the relative quiet his absence affords. Oh and the morning routine? So much easier with just Isaac. Mostly because Isaac – knock on wood – has become a laid back kid. He wakes up all smiley and just chills while I get ready.

On my plate for tonight is shopping for party food and cleaning the house, which is the part that will both rock and suck. I like to clean but Ash wants to help so he’ll kind of be in the way, even though he’ll make the work go by faster. I tend to like to take on the cleaning solo because it gets done the way I like it to be.  Maybe I’m a spaz about this but there’s a method to my madness.

So yeah, tomorrow I have to run in the AM and then make sure our deck is ready for the party. God, I hope people show up, especially those who have said they would. That’s always the thing that worries me; no one coming and we’re stuck with lots of food and drink. Let’s hope that just doesn’t happen.

Hope y’all have a good weekend.

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