Last night, I went to finish grading some papers and I realized my laptop had a major windows update. While I waited for it to finish, I totally fell asleep! So I had to rush to finish that up this morning (my deadline is Sunday by midnight.) This is a good example of my life the past two days; I am discombobulated.
Ash left Saturday morning around nine but we did have big breakfast and he showed me the ins and outs of backwashing the pool. The kids and I cleaned and hung out until lunchtime when we went to Publix. I went to the pool store because it was so cloudy, I knew it needed something. Turned out to be phosphate remover. So I basically messed with that all day. In the late afternoon, the kids were getting a little punchy so we walked around Target and then came home to make burgers. I couldn’t sleep, as usual when Ash is gone, so one bad night of sleep down.
Sunday, Todd woke me up at 6 and I was SO tired that I went back to sleep until 8 when Dakota came in asking if I was going to make breakfast. We had smoothies then I got started on laundry and cleaning. I had invited some friends over to swim in the afternoon; one had replied so I was tidying up knowing they would be over about 1. While outside doing pool stuff, I also decided to mow and by the time I was done, I only had an hour left. Funny though; since I was outside, the kids took charge and made themselves lunch. I was pretty proud. Courtney and Robert and their two boys came around 1 and everyone started swimming. Weather stayed nice too! Tiffanie, her two kids, and a cousin showed a little later and everyone had a good time. They stayed about an hour or so after Courtney left and by the time I got back inside to serve up the kahlua pork I’d made in the crockpot, I was DONE. As in, worn out. Between the housework, mowing, the sun, and the beer, I was exhausted.
Everyone loved the pork and then the evening was chill. Sadly, I didn’t sleep well again (think I had a minor sunburn so I was uncomfortable and hot) so it was rough waking up today. Somehow though, when I am at my wit’s end, I am extra patient. Makes no sense, I realize, but this morning was a bit more organized because I got up and started helping get their lunches ready and I didn’t even get mad when the boys whined about having to be in my office. We’re taking this camp session off to save money!
TV/Movie themes specifically from your childhood!
I know we’ve done this one before so I will try to pick ones I probably didn’t pick before.