MMMM + I want my weekend back!

Nope, I was not ready for this day. I enjoyed my weekend way too much to come crashing back into the office and, you know, work.

That said, it’s not like we did anything amazing, but it was still a nice weekend. SO, Ash was a little late leaving work Friday so we ended up going out to eat, but not seeing a movie. We actually just took a nap then gathered children before dropping one off at a friend’s for the evening.

My parents came through town – originally assumed they’d be staying over – but they went on home. It was awkward because my mom asked if she could stay and I said yes but at the same time, Elliot wouldn’t be there and I wanted her to be aware that we had a lot of stuff to do so we were not going to just drop everything. So she and I had gone back and forth on text and I couldn’t tell if she was annoyed or not. Just before they came through, we agreed it was fine but once they got in, they seemed really tired and convinced they wanted to just go home. I think that was it: they’d been gone for a little over a week. But my mom was very short with me and a little distant so I think she may have been annoyed. Well, I’m sorry. I may have tried a little too hard to dissuade them from coming – to fend off hypothetical situations – but either way, it’s just normal family drama, I guess.

Anyway, since we were unfettered by parents and 1/3 of my children, we went garage-saling Saturday morning. Ash didn’t find anything he was really looking for but we got some inline skates for the boys, a bookshelf, and a couple small things too. We gathered my oldest son, started on some pool cleaning, then went to lunch. I decided to mow the lawn then we spent all afternoon in the pool before watching Terminator 2, which is honestly the best one and one of my all-time favorite movies. Elliot didn’t want to watch it – because I think he’s like me and he doesn’t want to be exposed to emotional things – but he ended up liking it.

On Sunday, Ash and I worked to get the garage cleaned up – finally – and he was able to park in there. Maybe some day I can too but for now, we can at least get one in there. The rest of the day was laundry and chilling but it was an overall really nice. I was exhausted and sore from moving boxes and stuff and was asleep by 10 pm. And I slept until about 5 but couldn’t fall back to sleep for a bit so when the alarm went off, I didn’t even hear it. Ugh. Those kinds of mornings are always a little weird


Yay for freebie weeks. I know you’re probably sick of Volbeat but I keep finding songs I really like so here are two of them.

10 thoughts on “MMMM + I want my weekend back!

  1. Thank you for joining us today. Your tunes have definitely rocked the house! Unfortunately, I have never heard of Volbeat… and hubby who’s a musician has not either. Definitely a really great upbeat tune!!! Have to add these to our high music list! Thank you and have a great day! hugs

  2. Never had a garage to store stuff in or park a car in, we have a carport which is were Tim parks his motorbike I park the car on the front lawn. My weekend was cold and wet and spent doing nothing at all just watching telly

  3. Claire,

    I’m a very considerate person and expect the same from others. I don’t think it’s fair for anyone to drop their plans to suit me nor do I expect them to do the same thing. I think visits should be a mutual arrangement between all, otherwise, it’s just not going to be near as fun. Maybe, your mom is just disappointed that there wasn’t more time for her to share with you is all. I think that’s the way I’d be but would understand that my daughter and her family have things that need being done and take the visit for what I can get, you know? You’ve shared Volbeat before. It’s not a group I listen to but I always enjoy the songs you shared. Have a grand week, dearie!

  4. Ok I am jealous of anyone that can fit a vehicle in their garage! I used to be able to park my SUV in mine but that hasn’t been possible for the last few 5+ years. If there was a way to have a basement here, I’d be all over that! We can’t have basements here in Texas because of all the rock. Just can’t dig very far down I guess. And so my garage is full of crap. I don’t even know what I’m doing with most of it. One of these days…one of these days…

    Hey, I like this Volbeat group! Thanks for bringing them to the party…

    Michele at Angels Bark

  5. All I will say in regard to mothers is that mine drove me absolutely crazy when she was alive. We bickered and squabbled and I didn’t make time for her. She’s been gone almost 5 years and believe it or not I miss her. Not the squabbling, but there were good times too and now that I can’t call her, I really want to. Does this make sense?

  6. My Mom died when I was young, and I have wondered, many times, what my relationship would have been with her had she lived. My life definitely would have been different. I still have family drama, though, and it sounds like it is all good now between you and your Mom. I enjoy Volbeat, but I haven’t heard much beyond the songs they play on satellite radio, so both of these were new to me. Thanks!

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