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.