I am in some kind of shape – but mostly just tired. It’s been a long four days. So Ash got home Wednesday evening and spent some time re-assimilating into the house. He decided to take Thursday and Friday off, which worked for me because I could go to work sans children. I worked Thursday, then went to Athletics to do my yearly faculty panel for the incoming freshmen athletes. Once done, I utilized the extra couple afternoon hours to swim and clean in the house. Worked a half day Friday, went to lunch with the hubs and boys, then we saw Incredibles 2. Sorry to say it was a disappointment. They waited fourteen years and that was all they could come up with? That’s why I was sad about it; had they put that out only two or three years later, I’d be a little more lenient.
On Saturday we got So. Much. Done. I woke around 6:30 – the only one up – and started the pool robot then breakfast. Worked to get laundry going then started on the front yard. I mowed about half and though Ash was going to take over, we let Elliot do it, since he wanted more money-bearing tasks. We all worked in the yard – picking up fallen sticks and repairing the fence on one side. Once done, I got to sit for a little while. But then we got ready to meet some folks at Proof brewery for a bit. The good thing about that place is that it has a great outdoor area with things to do for kids. It’s quite kid/dog friendly.
Went home and swam for a while then went to Sonny’s for a late (for us; 7 pm) dinner. Pretty sure I just laid on the couch… no, wait. Untrue. I had to pack up the boys and do a bit more work work (my boss is back in town and I had some tasks to shore up stuff for today). So by the time I did fall asleep at 10, I was worn out.
Sunday was also a really long day, as I left by 7:30 to drive the boys 2.5 hours to my parents’. We got in and went straight to brunch. Bit of a wait but George was very tasty. Right after, I helped my mom load up a chair she was giving to a friend and we took it over. Visited for a bit over a glass of Proseco and then I was soon driving back. Went through THE worst storm about an hour from home. It was super windy, hailing, and the rain was so thick I could not see. And you know those rainstorms on the highway where you can’t see much but can still drive? This wasn’t one them. People were pulling over in droves and so did I. Luckily, it was a super short storm and clear skies and good driving conditions followed.
Once home, I hit the store then watched Koda and Ash swim; I just wasn’t feeling it. I made dinner, finished some laundry then promptly passed out while watching some movie; I forget which one now.
Things feel weird without the boys around. The morning was less chaotic and I was even early to work. I am glad they get to do this most every year though; being away from their normal routine and games, etc is always a good reprieve for us all.
OK, freebie week. I’m just sharing two songs I have listened to lately. I have a lot of work to get to!