I was so busy this weekend, that it doesn't feel like I had a weekend.
On Friday, I did have some free time in the morning while the kids were at school, but then in the afternoon, around the time I got home from picking up Girlie Girl and Handsome Lad, I found Princess Diva at the house needing me to babysit while she went to take a test at school. What could I say? Anyway, it was very hot, so Miss Personality had a little swim with GG and HL, while I kept white baby Love Bug in the shade. In the evening, I spent a great deal of time picking up and dropping off the kids and their friends at the Oak Tree Festival (one of those cheesy church carnivals with the scary rides) It was packed and just getting anywhere near it was an adventure.
On Saturday, I worked. And it was a solid workday. One of those Saturdays that just wouldn't quit. The place was crowded all day. I suppose people were coming in out of the heat...and we are thinking there are going to be a lot of people around this summer, as travel is getting to be less and less of an option. When I got home, Kick Back Dude and his crew were at the house just hanging. It's lovely to see the grandbabies so often, but dang! It was a long-ass day!
On Sunday, we had our family party for Handsome Lad's birthday, which is actually tomorrow (Tuesday). My dad and step-mom took us out from brunch...my gang, KBD's gang, the grandmas, my sister. Then we all came back to my house for cake and pie and more visiting. There were people at the house all day and I didn't get much done. The laundry was getting crazy, and every year I forget how much more there is once people start using the pool....
By the time everyone finally left, I was so shot! But I made dinner like a trooper and got a start on the laundry.
This morning after getting the kids to school I did more laundry. It was my late day at work, so I actually had an hour or two of relative quiet. And work hasn't been too bad today either. Unfortunately, I did get a phone call from Girlie Girl around 4:30 with the news that her dad, WTG, was having another one of his sudden weird freak outs. She, my mom, and poor little Miss Personality had to leave the house in a hurry. Fuck. I don't know what to do about him and his unstable behavior. Whenever I think about just getting out of the house permanently, I picture Handsome Lad's face...I know he would want to stay with WTG and I would feel I was deserting him. It is a very messed up situation. And I think I really do need a whole 'nother weekend to just chill.