May 12 - Get to work a bit late, but it's okay. I am going out of town afterall. Leave for DC around 3 1/2 hours late. Oops. It actually turned out to be the best move. I was able to get LOTS accomplished in the office AND the folks that left "on time" got stuck in traffic due to accidents.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Whew, glad that's over....
PLEASE NOTE THAT I STARTED THIS ON THE 19th. I didn't post until the 23rd. But in all my technicallness, I don't know how to change that. And right at this moment, I don't really care.
I have just survived one of the busiest times I can remember.
I left you all hanging on May 6th. Glad to see you are still coming 'round.
Here's what I have been up to....
May 6 - Girl Scout Meeting. Camping Prep.
May 7 - Get my personal items ready for camp.
May 8 - Belly Dance Lesson (not missing these. I love them, they are for ME)
May 9 - Rush home, finish packing, load car and leave for rendevous point and then on to the campsite. Made it there after only getting a little bit lost. Yay me!
May 10 - Camp with girls. Lost one to homesickness. (One of the older girls texted her mother to come pick her up. She didn't bother to tell me. Her mother just appeared and took her home.) Lost another one after dinner. This one had a temperature. So I took her home. Just so happened to be my daughter, so I stayed home with her and slept in my own bed. Sure beat the heck out of the deflated mats.
May 11 - Returned to the campsite to pick up the daughters that didn't get sick the night before. Stopped for groceries on the way home. Can't tell you how THRILLED the girls were!!!! I know you are wondering why I, the QUEEN for the Day, was shopping for GROCERIES!!! on Mother's Day. The answer is simple. I was already out, AND I got to pick the produce. Hubby isn't bad, but, he's a guy. Nuf' said. We bought dinner, and food for Hubby to feed the girls for the following several days, as I was scheduled to go out of town on a business trip. YAY ME!!!! 3 glorious nights alone in a hotel room. HEAVEN, I tell ya.
Checked in to the hotel, unpacked and met up with co-workers for a quick dinner in the lobby bar. Yum. Back to room after a very GREAT Apple Martini. Double Yum.
May 13 - Went to the meetings. B-O-R-I-N-G!!!! Back to the hotel, where I politely declined the offer to join my co-workers for dinner. I stayed in my room. Ordered room service. AND got some work done. Scrapbooking work. Certainly NOT real work. DUH!!!! I mean, come on, I am ALONE. I was actually able to work without little interuptions every 5 minutes. HEAVEN!!!!
This burger was HUGE. I cut it in half and couldn't even eat that. I saved the fruit I couldn't eat. I mean a girl has to have breakfast. Those ice buckets sure come in handy.
May 14 - Back to meetings. YUCK. They draggggeeeeeddddddd on forever. Repeat of the night before. Back to the room ALONE. (NO, you can't be me) More projects finished. (insert HAPPY DANCE) Room service AGAIN. (I'm serious, you CAN'T be me) This is their Grown Up Mac and Cheese. It was four cheeses (don't know, so don't ask), peas, bacon and onion. Again was WAY TOO much food. So, I saved some of the fruit for breakfast. I ended up putting it in my travel mug and ate in the car on the way to the meetings. How smart am I?!?!?!?
May 15 - Back for a morning meeting before departing for home. Got home around 5ish. I was beat, so I didn't go to my Belly Dance lesson. But I did fall asleep in front of the TV around 9.
May 16 - Regular work day. Took a case of explosives to blow my a$$ out of bed, but I did it. Got the girls to school on time and settled into the same routine. I had the same activity level as the day before. Asleep by 9. Party Girl.
May 17 - Slept in to 9:30. Ouch. Got up and took a shower. Took Morgan to her riding lesson. Then took all three to Beach Scrapbooks. Ouch again. They are expensive to take in there. We headed over to Target for summer clothes. Then home to lick my wallet wounds.
May 18 - Slept in til 8:00. Got a call about 9 from my SIL. She found a Wii. Would we like one? Do bears sh..... YES, we want one. She brought it over that afternoon. It is a fun thing to do. My butt hurt. I wouldn't have it any other way. (Update on the hind quarters: Still sore)
May 19-23 - Slowly got back to the same ole routine. I like normal, most of the time.
Plans for this weekend:
Cleaning scrap room (I need more working space, my "stuff" is everywhere)
Scrapping (make a couple pages and finish some swaps)
Getting a sore butt (Playing on the Wii)
Cooking on the grill (Hubby will actually)
Taking the girls on a bike ride to the park for a picnic
Maybe go to the Strawberry Festival, maybe not
Help Morgan make brownies (it's her turn to bake)
Read The Kite Runner
Maybe weed the flower beds
Play with the girls in the back yard
What are you up to this weekend?????