Saturday, December 22, 2012

A good day - and it isn't even noon yet

Yesterday was a pretty hectic day.  It was the last day of school before the winter break and both of my little guys had parties in their classrooms.  I spent the day in the 3rd grade with my youngest doing crafts and plays and having a potluck lunch.  After school we went ice skating at the outdoor rink - it was 49 but was windy and freezing.  We toughed it out for 2 hours and aside from the chapped lips it was really fun.

When we got home my husband and I headed off for a goodbye dinner for some friends that are moving out of town.   We got home around 9:30 and I went straight to bed.  Unfortunately I didn't have the most restful of nights as one of my clients decided to deploy some new software into production prior to running their nightly payroll.  This isn't my software but they called me at 1:00 am to try to figure out what they did wrong.

Disaster was averted and payroll was back on schedule by 1:30, but then at 4:00 my 8 year old had a nightmare and crawled into bed with us.  At 7:45 my oldest left for class and I woke up with the sinus headache from hell.  I took some medicine and crawled into my 8 year old's bed so I could get some more sleep.

Here is where the day starts to get good.  I slept until 10:15.  And got up to my entire family (minus my oldest who was still at class) cleaning.  Yes cleaning.  The bathrooms are clean, the foyer is clean, the bar and exercise rooms are clean.  The carpets upstairs are done.  The beds are made.  What would have taken me hours to do was done in less than an hour with no bitching or nagging from me.

Everyone else is headed out to see the Hobbit this afternoon.  I am headed out on my annual shopping and wrapping girls night out.  This is a sleepover event.  We shop and happy hour.  Then we wrap, wrap and wrap.  Normally we rent a hotel room and sit in the lobby of the hotel by the fire in our pajamas and laugh and wrap and drink until about 4 am.  Slight change of plans this year as one of our friends has a brand new house that she is living in alone - we are headed there to take over her living room.  She is not fully moved in yet so no furniture just a few women a few beers/bottle of wine, and a lot of tape and wrapping paper.

Life is good and I am taking a minute or two to appreciate all the blessings that I have.


  1. It's great that you have friends and a
    Christmas tradition like that. Have a good night.

  2. That sounds like a blast! I think I'm going to have to do that with my girlfriends next year! :)

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

    1. It is a blast - and takes the chore out of wrapping. My husband loves that he doesn't have to wrap - he is happy to load up the car for me and send me out for the night!

  3. Haha. Not sure if you've seen this but I think you might enjoy...


  4. Heh. Behold the power of the Hobbitses.