Oh, and what a weekend it was!
Friday morning, I was at DD’s bright and early … DD had another vendor fair and T#1 wanted to go with. I fed the littles breakfast, got them dressed and brought them here to Nana’s house for the day. We had a great time … we played cars, blocks, Little People, and even a little Angry Bird Star Wars.We took them back home in time to have dinner with DD and her family … it wasn’t anything fancy, but it was awesome to have the time together.
Saturday morning, I was at DD’s even earlier so we could hit the road in time to be at the swim meet (2 hours from here). Trust me when I say that I was not ready to get up when the alarm clock went off. We were at the Recreation Center for 11+ hours; T#1 swam in 5 events and T#2 swam in 6; each heat lasted 1-2 minutes. So according to my math, we watched them swim for 20-25 minutes of those 11+ hours. Still, it was worth it … they were cooperative and had great attitudes, were helpful and considerate, and shaved time off their previous bests on every one of their events. T#1 finished in the top 10 in each of his events (for all age groups, including 16-17 y.o. boys). It was a fantastic day, and I was so glad to be able to be a part of it. Needless to say, when I got home, I crashed.
Even so, the alarm sounded way too early Sunday morning. Still, we got up and got to church. My plan was to just take it easy the rest of the day … but as is so often the case, my plans were altered. A young high school girl at our church had to move to a town about 20-25 minutes from here, and her family doesn’t have the budget to be able to make the trip to church twice on Sunday. So when I found out that she needed a ride to youth group tonight, I offered to pick her up and take her back home afterwards. Since the high schoolers meet at 5:30, DH and I met for dinner at Panera after I dropped her off at church. And I “hit the hay” not long after I got home Sunday night, too.
Looks like my Monday is going to be a busy day, too. I have my monthly women’s breakfast; I need to return a few things at Target (and no doubt buy a few things while I’m there – ha!); I have a 12:15 appointment to apply for Social Security; I need to finish wrapping our Christmas gifts; and we have our small group Christmas party this evening. Whew!