No, I haven't taken up rapping as my next career, but I did lose my mind a little. My sister got a last minute chance to go to Cabo San Lucas, sans bebes, for 4 days - the only thing she had to pay for was her airfare.
Of course Grammy Helen said, "Go! I'll keep the bebes - and the dog!" But see, that's really a lot for her to take care of a very active 4 and 7 year old and a crazy dog for four days. The only other place Amazing Grace has ever deigned to spend the night is at my house. Funny thing is, every time I ask her if she wants to come back, she replies (with her finger pointed), "Amember that time I came to you house and I wanted my momma?" (And she's right. Especially when it was time to go to bed, she only wanted momma.) Then we have the additional issue that if Amazing Grace is coming, Jacob would probably have died in a fit of jealousy that she got to come and he didn't. Because ever since he was 2 years old, he regularly asks to spend the night with Mr. Helen. He would rather come to us than go with his best friend. So, there you have it. Lord help us all.
This of course throws a total wrench into all my fabulous weekend cleaning, cooking, and running plans. Yet somehow I have the feeling by Sunday, I'm not even going to care about any of that. And peeps, if you don't hear from me again by early next week, send Shelley hunting for me to make sure I survived.
One stubborn pile of dirty snow that would not go away. Gross. And that pile is clean compared to the piles that have remained on the sides of the road. But then this morning, because we're having monsoon rains and have had temps above freezing for most of the week, it's all gone. Leaving just my forlorn patio, waiting, along with me, for summer. Here's hoping I don't have to see anymore snow on the patio until next year!
I don't think I mentioned it but my hip has been feeling much better just over this last week. I actually managed to very carefully do sprawls during Thai Boxing this week and found that I wasn't worrying/thinking about my hip throughout the entire class. That, in turn, has helped me to feel about as 'normal' as I've felt in several months. Hip, hip hurray! (Pun intended.)
Have a good one!