Monday, May 15, 2006

Weekend happenings

Saturday was a busy day. We had our food bank run to do and it was a big one. Three cart loads of bakery items alone!! The back of our van was filled to the roof and there were a few decorated cake fatalities as we went around corners on our way to the storage facility. Since we had so much, the delivery took longer than usual and we didn't get home until 1:00, thank goodness I always take snacks for the kids. As soon as George was down for nap I ran (well, drove really fast) to the library to stock up (thanks blog pals for all your suggestions, I got some interesting ones). Jason and Emma took off as soon as I got home to go to the overcrowded- with-fathers-and-children-the-day-before-Mother's-Day-mall. I sat down on the couch and read a book!

I admit I don't pay much attention to most holidays other than the biggies. But gosh, Mother's Day rocks!! Jason actually set his alarm and got up early to take care of the kids so I could sleep in! Love that! I woke up at 8:00, but stayed in bed reading until almost 9:00. Ahhhh, it's been a while since I've been able to do that. When I finally emerged, coffee and cinnamon rolls were waiting for me. And guess what Jason, errr, I mean my kids got me!

So now, I'm almost as cool as my kids! I think this is the last year with Jason picking out my present though (although Emma did choose the color). We found out at bedtime that Emma was upset because she didn't have a necklace to give me. Apparently that's a gift she associates with Mother's Day. I made sure to make a big deal about wearing these today and she was excited to show them to her teachers, lol!

The rest of the day was spent very quietly. We didn't go anywhere and the weather was lousy, so we just watched videos, read books, and played with sidewalk chalk in the garage. Then I got my weekly "purge" with an hour's worth of crying during Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Do you watch that show? I'm addicted. And it makes me cry every week. But it sure puts my difficulties in perspective!

Now another week has begun and we're starting to make summer plans! I just signed Emma up for two sessions of swim lessons. $100 total, eek! Let's hope we can find some cheap things to do!

12 comments:

Laura Lou said...

Those shoes are wonderful! I bet you will scrap that picture.

---sharia--- said...

meg i love your shoes !! and they match that rug perfectly!! I feel like your daughter, it's always hard for me to give something to my mom OTHER than jewelry so I hae to try extra hard to give her other things .... not that anything seems to ever be good enough for your MOTHER. Sounds like you had a great waking up and a super end to your day...and i wish you luck on the cheap things to do....I am not sure where you live, but I live in Orlando, one of the Tourist Capitals, and we always manage to find something cheap (even no cost) to do...

Biffylady said...

Oh, man, gotta love Converse AllStars!! And I love the color! Nice choice! Sorry about your bad weather, but it just made for a chance to spend quality time with your family, didnt it? (can you tell I'm trying to be optimistic? hehe)

carla said...

I love those shoes and what a great story! Glad you got to stay in bed and have some ME time! That really means alot!

Stacey said...

nice sneakers!

Judyy said...

I'm so sad to hear about the decorated cake fatalities--it's tragic, really. But hey, that is one cool pair of sneakers!

faery-wings said...

Love the shoes!!!! I had a pair of Pink Converse high tops in High School and I would love to get another pair.

ANd you slept in!! How great!!!!

loonyhiker said...

Loved the shoes. I always wanted a pair of those but no one would get me them (including hubby). Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend.

glynis said...

Sounds like such a fun weekend!

Karen said...

Meg you are a bundle of energy. I'm exhausted just reading you. And verrry cool shoes.

Jane said...

I love those shoes too - but I'd need a whole new wardrobe to go with them :o)

ArtcMom said...

LOVE the sneakers!!!!! I want a pair in pink! I actually had a conversation with another girl about whether we were to "old" to own high tops!!! You wear them well!!!