I am very tired.
So many people have been so kind to me while Nick is gone that I am getting exhausted with plans! I am not complaing, though-it has all been such a blessing and I am definitely feeling the love!
Yesterday was great-church in the morning where I was blessed with my friend Becky joining me at worship (thank you to her daughter for being sick and making her miss evening worship so that I got to be with her-now go feel better, Emma). Went out for lunch and saw a movie with some friends from church.
(Seriously-I have seen more movies in the past two weeks than I have all year.)
At first I thought I could never join them for a girl's afternoon, being as my other half is thousands of miles away, leaving me with our blessed children. However, there is a saint and his name is Dan McKay. He is a husband of one of my friend's who offered to watch my kids so that I could join the girls. Who does that? I should also add that he was already staying home with his three girls. Three girls.
Thankfully there was enough princess play and dancing to keep Abby entertained for hours, while I think Dan was secretly happy to have Caleb around simple because he is male.
Anyway, Leap Year was a nice, predictable chick-flick that was perfect for an afternoon with kids. Got home, made dinner for Uncle Kevin and Aunt Amy, who made my night simply by playing with the kids. I will gladly cook and clean up after anyone who wants to visit-just entertain my children for awhile as a thank-you.
Today was full. Abby finally got back to school after a few snow days and Caleb and I headed to the gym. I actually got in a good work-out because I could not tear myself away from watching Batman, The Dark Knight...just kept moving on that elliptical machine, burning those calories.
Good thing I made some cookies today to make up for calories lost. I do not want to shrink away or anything.
Cleaned a house (I love having kind neighbors who do not mind watching my kids...or they might mind, but do not tell me about it) and made dinner for more company. This time Miss Jessica (Wesseler-my kids know numerous Miss Jessica's) came to visit, keeping my sanity in check with adult conversation. The kids thought she was there to visit them, but I knew her real reason was for me :)
A friend from church mentioned on Sunday (during our lovely lunch) that she wishes every week was like a week with husbands out of town. It seems that when the husband leaves the wife with the kids for an extended period of time, there is suddenly help from all around-visits and food galore. Not that this is bad, but it is missed when the husband comes home and life is "normal" again. This has made me determined to be more aware of my friends and their needs for sanity, even when the week is "normal."
I am now falling asleep as I type this so I need to give in and go to bed. Nick should be waking up soon on the other side of the world. To 80 degree weather. While I scrape more snow off of my van.