Monday, March 25, 2013

Goodbye Weekend, Hello Short Work Week!

What another fun filled weekend it's been.  In the last few months, I definitely can't complain about the amount of time spent with my parents.  If anything, I will have to start complaining about the lack of time spent with Hubby - because he's the one I'm hardly seeing on the weekends at the moment.

Saturday morning, I was up early taking care of a mound of paperwork before getting the kids and I ready to head over to my parents for the night.  Mom and I went and spent the day doing our normal birthday tradition - playing bingo.  Except this time, it was Mom's birthday.

Unfortunately, we weren't very lucky.  My mom won - but with 7 other people winning at the same time.  That meant she won a whopping $11.  But as she says, we can't win all the's more about the fun than the winning.  Which is very true.

We got back to her house around midnight, and then we sat up until 3am talking and laughing and celebrating her birthday without the kids around.  I love nights like that with just my parents and me.

I went to sleep and woke up around 10am when I heard one of the kids yell about it snowing.  That's a surefire way to bring me from any form of slumber...announce that snow is falling from the ground, especially when I have to drive in it at some point, and I'm wide awake.  Thankfully, the snow falling wasn't too much to worry about.

Once awake, I saw that my dad had built a fire in the fireplace and was in the process of cooking breakfast for everyone.  And I was delivered a hot cup of coffee from one of the kids.  Talk about the perfect winter morning...except for the fact that it's supposed to be spring.

My mom woke up to birthday wishes and the breakfast that my dad had prepared for her - and everyone else.  Bacon, sausage, garlic mushrooms, biscuits, and gravy.  My dad, like Hubby, definitely knows his way around a kitchen.

For the rest of the day, Mom, Dad, and I lazed around on the couch and watched DIY network.  We dozed off here and there... but I just couldn't think of a more perfect day.  Freezing cold outside, nice and warm inside.  It was one of those days that reminded me why I love the cold weather so much - as long as I'm not out in it.  Plus we got to watch shows and discuss plans for my future dream house... a girl can wish, right?

Then, my dad was back in the kitchen cooking dinner for everyone.  He pulled off another fantastic creation - fried chicken, baked chicken, roasted potatoes, and green beans.  Absolutely delicious!  Shortly after we got to sing Happy Birthday to Mom and Butter around the cake that my sister had prepared... a pineapple cake.  And, once again, totally delicious.

Being that it was so cold outside, and the time was getting on, we had to pack up and leave shortly after cake.  I have to admit, had I not had to work today we wouldn't have come home.  I was having such a good time.  I was kinda sad it had to end.  I just can't wait for the time when I can feel that warm and comforted in my own day.

Once we got home, the kids promptly took themselves to bed.  I think they were pretty worn out.  I decided to watch an episode of Army Wives before taking myself to bed.  I hadn't watched any of the new season since it started...and I boo-hooed my way through the first show of the season.

I will say, that I'm a little nervous about how much I'm going to like this new season....especially since my favorite person is now gone from the show.  In fact, my three most favorite wives are now gone...two just showing up here and there.  There are supposedly three new wives coming in to take their places - and I just don't know how I'm going to feel about it.  Just have to wait and see, I suppose.

Anywho, now it's time to get back to the grind.  This week, we're mock testing.  It's a dry run of our benchmark testing.  That will take up every morning this week, so I didn't really have to do a whole lot of planning.  And the kids are getting out of school early on Thursday - and we're having another four day weekend.  That I'm excited about.  There's going to be lots of Easter activities happening which will keep me nice and it will be nice to have an extra couple of days to relax.

Alright, that's my weekend recap over with... now time to get ready for work.  Better bundle up - it's freakin' cold out there!


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