Monday, May 19, 2008

I Need a Whole 'Nother Weekend

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.

9 comments:

evil-e said...

Sounds like the plate is full, so to speak.

While you are suffering through almost triple digits out there, we are sitting on about half of that in the mid-50s for the past week. It's nice, but a bit cool in the mornings.

AlienCG said...

I sounds like you need another weekend. Luckily, this one coming up has three days to it. I hope you get some much-deserved rest.

Tara said...

Another weekend? Jeez, you deserve an entire vacation and spa!

Happy Birthday to Handsome Lad!

laura b. said...

Evil-E: When it hits the 50's around here, we think we're going to freeze and die. I know, it's silly :-)

AlienCG: Thank you! I am very much looking forward to having three days off in a row and making them as uneventful as possible.

Tara: I'm not sure what I deserve, but I could definitely make good use of a vacation.

Handsome Lad and I thank you :-)

Churlita said...

I don't know. My girls are happy that I don't live with their dad. If he starts having one of his freak-outs, they just call me, and I come get them. My house is like a sanctuary from their dad.

laura b. said...

Churlita: But would you be able to stand it if they didn't live with you? That is my issue at this stage with my youngest guy....

Churlita said...

Couldn't you do a joint custody deal where he took turns? That's what we do, so there are 3 nights where they stay at their dad's but I get them too.

laura b. said...

Churlita: That is what two people in their right minds would do. I would have no problem with that.

WTG's take? So he should have to move back and forth between his own home and whatever shithole apartment you find?

Well, probably, yeah!

Churlita said...

Okay. Just let me know where you live and I'll come by and slap him up. It seems like he needs it.