That’s what time I went to bed last night (this morning). I was finishing up a writing project. Seriously. Not the whole time, but a good majority of it. With no kiddos to wake me up at 6ish, I slept until 9:00.
Our 30-hour get-away was wonderful. It was restful and relaxing–not because I rested or relaxed, but because I got so much done and came back ready to face the world.
Highlights, anyone? Sure! First stop–Plato’s Closet. I needed a pair of jeans and/or khakis w/o holes in the knee. Khakis–$7.00. Pajama pants–$5.00. Took five items in to sell. Made $14.80.Spent $12.79. While I was trying on a million pair of jeans that either showed my crack or wouldn’t fit over my thighs, Gabe was in 1/2 Price Books making me 12 more bucks, getting gas, and depositing the first half of my preggo book advance.
Off to the library for DVDs, 3 books from the “New Books” shelf, and lots of new board books for Nina. And to pay a $3 fine for Charlotte’s Web (DVD) that I forgot to return on time. Kind of defeats the purpose of borrowing DVDs for free, eh? To church to drop off Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Another Plato’s Closet–jeans for $8.00.
BD’s for lunch. One trip up for each of us. Split a Mini Apple Cobbler. Mini = feeds 6. Yowzer yummy.
To LifeWay to scope out what I wanted to buy with my 30% off a purchase of $100 or more. Checked in to the hotel. Worked on my project. Gabe played with his new iPhone–sweet little gadget, let me tell you.
Supper, back to Life Way where I got some very, very cool stuff, Old Navy (bought a shiny green puffy vest for 40% off which Gabe says looks like a trash bag), Barnes and Noble until it closed, back to the hotel.
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Up at 9:00, coffee, more writing while Gabe headed to the pool, shower, packed up, Target (spent the rest of my b-day $, updated my wardrobe a smidge, bought Shrek 3 for $14.99 with free CD), Kohl’s where I bought a delectable cinnamon spice candle for 52 cents after using my $10 Kohl’s card.
Lunch, Barnes and Noble with my laptop and hubby until 4:00, back home to my clean house, adoring children, and wonderful, wonderful mom and mom-in-law.
Fixed the girls supper, unpacked a bit, off to teach Cubbies. Just me and Chuck and no parent volunteers. 18 off-the-wall rambunctious kiddos. 12 of them boys. I survived, and it was even fun.
Played, “I’m thinking of a person…” on the way home in the van. The girls LOVE this game.
Back home, girls in bed, laundry, unpacking, blogging… Tomorrow is Bible study, 2 parent-teacher conferences (I think this is the right day this time!), more writing.
Is Thanksgiving really in 7 days? Are you kidding me? More to say…another day! Have a good one!