This weekend didn’t turn out at all like I expected. I’m not saying it was bad in any way…just different.
Friday night the kids and I had and impromptu dinner out with their best little buddies. Since the hubby was working late I figured a trip to the Mexican restaurant would go over much better than leftovers. Us moms chatted and enjoyed the fact that the kids essentially entertained themselves. That meant that we got to actually eat our food…before it got cold!
Saturday was supposed to be date day with hubby. Sadly, he ended up having to work so the day took on a very different turn. I went for a haircut and color in the morning and my in-laws were kind enough to take the kids to karate so I didn’t have to cancel my appointment. I left the salon feeling sassy and looking forward to an afternoon nap before dropping the older kids off for Parents Night Out at their dojo – 25 bucks and 5 hours of kid free time on a Saturday night is a total deal! They feed them and everything! Anyway, after the kids were home for karate my friend called and asked if I would come with her to adopt some cats. Long story short – she lives on a horse farm and there is a rather large mouse problem. The co-op decided to adopt a few cats that would live in the barn and belong to the community of horse owners.
We went everywhere looking for these animals. Local adoptions, animal control – all of which wouldn’t necessarily agree to the idea of barn cats. We ended up finding a “free kittens” sign on the side of the road, called the number, and left with a mama cat and her two babies. Oh my cuteness!
After dropping the kids off for their night at the dojo we ended up heading out to buy supplies, get tags, and then back to her place to settle them in the barn for the night. I came home exhausted, smelling like strange animal, and desperate for a bath. Since date night was off by that point the hubby and I just sat around and watched TV before I passed out around 9:30. All I can say is I’m glad he remembered to pick up the kids at 10:00 pm since I was pretty useless on the couch.
We got up this morning and decided to take the kids to breakfast. We all ate more than we could, came home with upset tummies, and proceeded to do a couple of hours of housework before heading off to the county fair. We ate terrible food, forced all the kids to ride the ferris wheel, and spent way too much money winning three of the ugliest stuffed animals ever. The fun and smiles and exhaustion – totally worth it.
We came home to more laundry, chili in the crock pot, and a quiet evening around the house. That is exactly what was needed after the weird chaos of the weekend.
Tonight I plan to make a cup of coffee, quickly write my grocery list, and fall asleep reading something completely trashy. Tomorrow will be here soon enough and with it the chaos of another busy week of activities, carpool, errands, working on Project: Underblog, and the mess of other things I haven’t yet remembered. Happy Sunday, folks.