Monday, March 28, 2011
A Ho-Hum Monday
I apoligize for this post having no paragraph breaks (which drives me crazy) - no matter how many spaces I put between the paragraphs, nothing is there when I hit "publish post". Any suggestions are welcome: The weekend started out great with a fun date night! We had awesome food at Outback and then coffee and dessert at Panera (which was so unneccessary). To say we had a wet weekend is an understatement. I ran a few different errands Saturday morning (one, picking up a new mattress) and when I got home my shoes were muddy and my pants were soaked. A nasty day, indeed! After having the kids home for a week, I was backlogged on little errands, so, regardless of the weather, I ran a few more errands in the afternoon. We enjoyed a low-key Saturday evening, in preparation for Sunday. Sunday morning took us to church and then to my parents for lunch. I hung out with Ruth to help her pass time as she was anxiously awaiting driving to Atlanta to pick up Gary from the airport. Of course, we passed time by shoe shopping - still looking for bridesmaids shoes! Gary is staying with Jason and I for the next three weeks before the wedding. We stayed up to welcome him to our home. He had some problems in the immigration office at the airport, but it all got worked out and he got to our house a little after midnight. We greeted him, said "Happy Birthday" (he got to have a 30 hour birthday as he crossed time zones backwards in flight) and then we went to bed - showing Gary where his room was and where the bathroom was. Not long after, while Gary was getting ready for bed, our power went out. Nothing like - "Welcome to America, here is a home you do not know, try to navigate it in the pitch black!" It was out a couple of hours, but thankfully, I use my cell phone for my alarm clock. (To avoid embarrassing one of my children, I won't name names, but there might have been some panic with the darkness from downstairs!) The kids headed back to school this morning. Jason has been in and out as he is finishing up a few odds and ends of work since it is still rainy and he wasn't staying at one jobsite. Gary played a round of Toy Story Yahtzee with Mac before Ruth came and rescued him. I've been working on paperwork (did I blog that I have taken over the books for the company that Jason works for?) and now blogging and soon heading to Wal-Mart and, somehow, it is almost time with pick up the kids from school. "Ho-Hum" sounded like a good way to describe today. Not sure why, it is definitely not boring, just blah. The rain makes it feel ho-hum. Tonight, Gary gets to jump right in to the Caines family chaos. Everyone is going to be together at Mom and Dad's for spaghetti and a birthday party for Gary. Nothing like being jet-lagged and getting thrown in to meet your new family - all 34 at once!