Hey friends! I’m back after a few crazy days – that’s what I get for not having my posts written a few days in advance. Life happens, and suddenly I’m behind.
Life happening looked something like this:
Riley Roo and I got up on Tuesday morning, dropped the boys at school, and headed out on a Girls’ Road Trip! We were headed up to Big Bear for the night as I had some homeownery things that needed to be done stat. We had some vegetation (read “weeds”) at our property line that had come to the attention of the city, and I needed to clear them out to avoid a ticket. Plus, we have a family that is going to be using our house and since the washing machine up there died (and the repairman informed us that “your washer is so old they don’t even make part for it anymore. That will be $90, please.) I had to take all of the clean sheets and towels back up to the house before they arrived for their getaway. We are in the middle of an epic two month stretch of travel for Kevin, so this was literally the only 24 hours I could get away, get it done, and get back before he was off again.
So, Roo and I headed up the hill, clean linens in tow, for a quick and productive night. The night started strong with a cool evening, chicken fingers, weed pulling, freshly made beds, mountain rain, and a movie night. It went sharply downhill from there as Miss Roo woke up around midnight throwing up, and proceeded to throw up regularly all night. So all those clean towels and sheets I just hauled up were put to immediate use – then bagged up to go back down the hill and be washed all over again. The sun came up to find us both bedraggled, bleary-eyed, and desperately needing a bath. But with no clean clothes left, we simply stumbled to the car, found the largest coffee Starbucks had to offer, and then booked it back home as fast as we could (legally) go. We basically rolled in in time for Kevin and I to high five as he headed out the door to catch his next flight.
So it’s Thursday as I write this – or as a friend of mine just called it, “Friday Jr.” – even though I’ve thought it was alternately Friday and Monday all day. Wednesday got me all kinds of discombobulated. But the weekend is upon us – hallelujah! A chance to take a break, take a breath and start over. Here’s to new beginnings next week!