I'll be sad to kiss the hubby goodbye tomorrow morning when he goes back to work. It's been a long and great break. However, I know a mommy and a little boy who desperately need to get back in their groove. And I know a certain household that desperately needs to be organized.
Every single room in this house was turned upside down this weekend. It seriously looked like we were getting ready to move again. Shudder. First of all, when we got home from Missouri, the dying Christmas tree immediately had me sneezing and feeling like poop. We had to get it out right away. So we spent all Saturday de-Christmasing our house. Also? Jackson's new furniture was scheduled to be delivered that evening. That meant we had to clean out his new room, which has simply been a haven for random things for the last nine months. That got Curtis in the mood to clean out the nursery (read: throw a ton of stuff away or into random boxes that means nothing to a dad but a mom would want to keep) without telling me. I put a stop to that pretty quick once I caught on (not very graciously), but not before the entire floor space was covered in stuff. Ugh! It is all just sitting there. Shall I go on? There are three huge suitcases spilling their guts into our bedroom that need to be unpacked, plus living room furniture that needs to be moved back. And I am so tired. And there are no groceries, except for ingredients to make lasagna and that's not exactly fun to make when you're tired.
I'll stop whining now. Jackson is asleep upstairs in his big boy room for the second night. I'm really pleased with how the room turned out. I'll post some pictures this week when we make a bit more progress. Today we bought some curtains for the room with blackout liners that I hope will make it easy for him to sleep well. What y'all don't know is that he slept in a completely dark room while we were in Missouri and we were waking him up every morning at 8:30 or 9. Unbelievable! And he napped easily every day for two hours minimum. It was like going to Disneyland for me.
Overall, the weekend was a mix of very good and very awful.
*Lunch with my sister, mom, Jackson and Curtis. Jackson was a total handful and Curtis and I, at our wits end with him, were not very good company. I left feeling embarrassed.
*Dinner with the Altics at Brenner's Steakhouse to celebrate Curtis' 28th birthday. I can't tell you how much we enjoyed ourselves. It was such a blessing. Good food and great company. Gift cards and free babysitting that made the night totally painless.
*The day from heck. Total discord in our family and chaos in our house. Boo hiss. Also, Jackson peed on our dining room table. I'll spare you the details.
*Dinner with some of my college girlfriends - Mel, Missy, and Sarah. (Maggie, we missed you!) We spent four hours at the Cheesecake Factory in the Woodlands. Holy cow, we had so much fun. One of the girls, who shall remain nameless, is also expecting and experiencing the B's of Doom. We were able to comfort each other, just as we did back in college when we were so annoyed by the bounty of blessings that the Lord had bestowed on us. Let me just tell y'all that the people sitting around our table got quite an earful during those four hours and will probably need some counseling. On my way home I turned on the 90's radio station and enjoyed some Vanilla Ice. Yes, if you were on I-45 and the Beltway at 11:45 last night you might have seen a Very Pregnant Woman driving a Suburban and singing - rapping rather - a song she liked when she was 11 years old. And you would have been lucky to see such a sight. You know, back in the day you might have seen me rollin' in my 5.0 with my ragtop down so my hair could blow.
*We made some progress on the house, but not enough. I can't believe it still looks like this after all the work we've done! We went to Target and bought some things for Jackson's room with various gift cards we've accumulated.
*Curtis preached at our church's evening service and then we had dinner at my parents' house. Thank you, Mom. We had nothing to eat and we're tired of eating out. The Ascend service was great! It was fun to see people we love but never run into anymore. I regret that I did not plan the day better so Curtis could have some peace and quiet before he had to preach. I had forgotten that skill from our Saturday Service days at First Irving.
No clever or good ending. I'm off to bed. Happy Monday and blessings to all of you going back to work tomorrow. Peace out.