Before I posted yesterday I went for a bike ride.
6:30am. Don't I look pissy? I wasn't trying to look pissy, I just was pissy. The pissy - it was oozing out of me.
The kids and I went to the downtown farmer's market and got some delicious produce, scones and beef jerky. We walked to Walgreens and got some bandaids (oh, the bandaids we go through). We walked up to the Monona Terrace and ate our lunch and the kids ran and ran and ran. I felt less pissy. When they tired of their urban playground we loaded up and drove back home...hot, sweaty, tired out and feeling a lot better.
The afternoon grumblies set in soon after we got home (the kids, not me) so I called our sitter and arranged to have her come over at 5:15. I had a nice little evening on my own that ended with me (grudgingly) getting groceries. I didn't get home until 10:45! I am so happy now that I don't have to take my kids, though.
As I was driving last night I felt the last bits of heaviness (sadness, pissiness) fall off of me. Thank you for your kind words on my last post about James. It's hard to admit that you feel sad about ultimately good news, you know? I think a let down is a let down, though, no matter where you start from.
We just booked a room on the lakefront in Duluth for 2 nights next week. It was a bit of a splurge but waking up and being able to step outside and be on the lakewalk is a little dream of mine. I can't wait! (we got a lake view room with a balcony! woohoo!) After those 2 nights we will go to my Dad's house for a few nights. I am really looking forward to it. We are going to be there for our 16 year anniversary and it looks like my family is going to take the kids so we can celebrate. We'll come back next Monday and then on Wednesday my sister in law and her family come for a week...I CANNOT wait to see them and meet my nieces for the first time. (man, that is sad that I've never met them.) On Thursday the big kids start school. wow. On Friday, Patrick will be off again until the following Tuesday. Sounds like a pretty awesome way to wind up our summer.
I was going to say I was taking a couple weeks off from the old blog but now I don't know. If I can fit it in, I will be here. I like being here, you know? Thank you for being here with me! :)