Saturday, June 02, 2007

a day of rest...sort of

Wow, where does the time go?!? I swear the summer moves much faster than the winter. I didn't mean to let more than a week go by between posts. We've just been doing so much house stuff and/or trying to keep cool (Buffalo has two seasons...snow and hot-n-sticky) that there hasn't been much time for crafts or computers. Plus my wireless card is giving me fits. Sometimes when I check my email it's like being back in the dial-up days. So blogging is out of the question on those days!

Anyway, I'm excited today because it's my first DAY OFF in over two years. A friend of Hubs asked if we'd like to join his group of alumni for a Buffalo Bisons ballgame last night, so we dropped Daughter off with my parents for a sleepover. I could have cared less about the baseball (good thing, because the Toledo Mud Hens spanked us), but I couldn't stop talking to the other women in the group. We ate overpriced hot cajun peanuts (so good!) and then drank overpriced kiddie pools of beer (so classy!), and the beautiful thing was this: most of them had children - some even brought them with - so everyone headed straight home at 11:00 once the fireworks were over. We didn't have to feel lame like we usually do for speeding home to get our child into bed! It was awesome to be with some kindred spirits in the child rearing community. Most of our friends aren't even married yet, let alone producing offspring.

So we came home, put in a movie, and I promptly fell asleep on the couch. I vaguely remember stumbling to bed and NOT setting my alarm, thankyouverymuch. I slept until almost 11:00 this morning and it was so beautiful. So far I have wiped no one's behind, cleaned up no one's breakfast mess, cajoled no one into using the potty, and watched zero childrens' programming on TV. I ate my breakfast outside listening to the birds, and am sipping my tea in peace and quiet. Ahhhhhh.

Of course I miss my baby, come on. But I needed this day so very badly. I'm off now to do some spackling and paint touch-ups, and then a bit more yardwork. My parents will be bringing Daughter back in just a few hours, and I will be happy to see her and give her the overpriced glow necklace we bought at the ballpark last night.

All is right with the world.


Cheryl said...

Glad to read you again sweetie!! LOTS going on here in St. Louis MO soooo I started blogging!! Imagine that addicted to reading them so i kicked my own butt and decided to participate! Check out my blog...kinda nuts...but as you will see A LOT going on with us!!
XOXO to you and the family!

Karen said...

That sounds so fun!!! What an awesome day off. :)

Three cheers for glow necklaces!

Teresa said...

WOW! understood. I do get an all night baby sitter on occasion, but if it isn't because I am sick, it is because we plan on going out, and the sitter wants to go to bed early.

Ruth said...

Days (and nights) off are key. You deserved one ... and I'm glad it went so well.

But tell me ... what is a kiddie pool of beer? Do they actually fill a kiddie pool and have you, what, dip the beer out? Inquiring minds want to know.

kate said...

Ruth...I meant one of those gigantic beers in a plastic cup that you get at the concession stand. It must be at least the equivalent of 2 bottles. You just feel like such a class act holding one of those! Every time I took a sip I felt like I was going swimming in this giant cup...