Hey everyone and happy Monday! Yes, I am quite chipper this morning, even if I am stressing about domestic things. We had a most excellent weekend. On Friday, I got home and started making dinner because Ell had a baseball game (the opposing was a team comprised of a bunch of kids fro Isaac’s flag football team; same coaches too) and everyone needed to be fed prior to 5:45. I took him to the game and took pictures (as is my post on the team) and then sent him off with his friend Hayden, whose mom is also our main coach/organizer. That kid’s brother is also in Elliot’s class at school and the other two kids go to the same place so he knows them fairly well.
Saturday morning was relaxed. Ash ran and I cleaned a little and we went to Sonny’s with just the two younger kids then napped. I love me a mid-day nap!
Elliot didn’t even get home from his friend’s house until almost 3 on Saturday. Actually, not even then; we picked him up and ran a few errands. He was pretty tired and a little out of sorts so I think everyone ended up getting in bed kind of early. It had been a busy two days and I also think he as coming down from the high on Friday afternoon: my kid, who has struggled all year with his grade in English, finally got a 100 on a comprehension test. I cried! I was just so proud. It has been a huge issue all year and I had even gone into the principal’s office to discuss getting a better teacher next year because this one hasn’t helped at all. I just wanted him to overcome her downfalls and try his hardest; he finally did!
Sunday morning, I made a pretty big breakfast and we took a neighborhood walk early, before rain or heat. It was supposed to rain all day but, well, it didn’t. Elliot and I went to Target and Publix while the others went to Lowes. Then I mowed while Elliot cut down some overgrowth in the yard. We all worked hard yesterday! After that, we had lunch and rested. Ash worked on his arcade machine and I did laundry. THEN, we took another walk, this one much longer. The boys have been riding their bikes lately because Elliot can finally do it without training wheels. So we took them to a place that is wide and flat. It wasn’t all that hot but we had to stop frequently for the dogs, who clearly don’t get enough walks! When we got home, the dogs and boys got hosed down in the front yard before I made tacos for dinner.
When I fed the dogs, I realized that I bought dog food at Target but left it on the cart! I ended up calling them and then going around 6 to reclaim it. But that was kind of nice because I got a latte and was able to stay awake through Game of Thrones; yay. Ash is bored with this season so far but I like all the stuff they’re setting up.
This morning is cloudy and supposed to rain but the radar doesn’t really look like it will. I hope it stays away because we have baseball today. Oh well; it is what it is. I have a lot to accomplish today so I had better get to it!
Today’s theme is “Music that picks you up when you’re feeling down”