I really don’t know where this week has gone. Or even this year. The past seven years for that matter. Sure makes me want to enjoy each moment when I seem to be rocketing toward some finish line at breakneck speed. Time to slooooooow things down.
The interview went really well. Started off a little shaky it seems. Those things always wear me out anyway, and this time I was out of breath before it even started. Ran errands this morning with the girls–dropped something off to Gabe at work, Office Max for printer ink, bank (looooooong wait), Target, McDonald’s drive-thru for lunch. Got there at 10:25 and couldn’t get lunch until 10:30. Rushed home, got kids fed, scarfed down some myself, changed a diaper, put a movie in, gates up, A/C on (today is so much stickier since it rained), tried to go to the bathroom, couldn’t (Nina passed along her virus/whatever), shut the bedroom door, waited for the phone to ring, tried to stop shaking.
11:14–phone rings. Here I go. “Hello. This is a friendly reminder from Blockbuster. Our records show that…” Hung up. Wait, wait, wait. 11:20–cell phone rings. Radio station. Let the interview begin. Took caller’s questions halfway through. Eek. One woman wanted to know what to do after 30 years of marriage when husband starts to lose interest in sex. Uh….pray?
Ended up going well. Thank you, Lord.
Put Nina down for a nap. Played Monopoly with Livi and Ava for awhile (taught them how to play yesterday), begged them to let me take a nap for just a bit. I just felt wiped.
Did anyone else jump out of bed at 2:45 this morning, awakened out of a deep sleep by the loudest clap of thunder EVER? Ava spent the rest of the night in our bed snuggled up to my husband. Livi slept on our floor. Could be part of the reason I’m so tired. Have NO idea how Nina stayed asleep. I thought our house was going to blow up or crumble or something.
Tonight is Summer Celebration at church, tomorrow is our annual Yoder Reunion, Sunday is church and the Discover the Church luncheon (they hold them every few months, and we have never been able to go).
Tuesday/Wednesday, the big trip to KY. I feel so bad that so many of you would love to go meet the lovely Gail and Krista and can’t. Patience, friends. We will all meet someday. And Kimberly, I wouldn’t boast about your youth. Krista’s like 22 or something. Thursday, Jamie and the boys are coming to the zoo all the way from Denmark.
Off I go to finish the Monopoly game and make Strawberry Pretzel Stuff and Broccoli/Cauliflower salad. I mostly just want to take some more nap.
Have a wonderful weekend! No cleaning, no to-do lists, just love and be and laugh a lot! Hugs!