I survived the weekend. I’m not sure how but I did. I have not been on this computer since Friday morning. That is huge over here. I have missed it greatly and found myself saying, “This would be great for the blog.” If there is an award for “most annoying” on Instagram, I think I won it this weekend. I have a very good reason, though. See, I am jealous of all of you that I follow that make delicious cookies or baked goods or those of you out there that go out to fabulous dinners or have gorgeous cocktails and take pictures of them on Instagram. I never really get to do that because lets face it…no one wants to see a bowl of Lucky Charms marshmallows or the 100th meal I’ve eaten at Jake’s Pizza. It was a good weekend that was non-stop activity and I realized that I learned a lot.
Things I learned on Friday:
Gia is a bear when left with too many babysitters and it’s really hard to have a good time when your child is screaming, “Don’t leave!” while hanging onto your neck.
Trying to get your granddaughter comfortable by reminding her of how you showed her your bidet doesn’t work. She will look at you like you are crazy and she might be right. (So many things wrong with that statement and before everyone gets in a tizzy, I asked Leo if I could put that in here.)
I am able to be social even when I am uncomfortable.
Tours of Chicago pizza places might be the most awesome thing ever.
I can get ready in a car in a parking garage. That is, I can change my clothes, fix my hair and put on make-up in a car that is parked in a parking garage. I was almost able to curl my hair but the plug wouldn’t work. I don’t even think we did that in college so Rochelle and I were pretty impressed with ourselves.
I don’t like wearing lipstick. Rochelle talked me into putting some on and I don’t think it is ever coming off. Ladies, if want a lipstick that stays on forever, Maybelline Super Stay 2 Step Lip Cover is for you. It is not for me. Roche said it looked good but I felt like a clown.
I still don’t like boats. I would have had a much better time is we stayed on land.
I still have the best time with Rochelle no matter what we do.
Things I learned on Saturday:
I love watching my boys play football. It is rattles my nerves and I’m on the edge of my seat but I love watching them do what they love.
I need more “going out” clothes. Finding three outfits for two days that I was going to be around other people dressed in something other than yoga pants and a t-shirt was a struggle.
Going out with my sister, Gina and my brother-in-law, Deo and our mutual friends, Chris and Doug should happen much more often.
I love fish tacos. Who knew? I also love cheesy rice.
Once you drink a really strong margarita, it doesn’t matter. The rest don’t taste strong anymore.
I would really like to live in a house I love.
The talk of sleepovers is a buzz kill every single time. I’m hoping that Nico learned that when I say no, I mean no and that I’m not giving in but odds are the next time I go out, it will be the same thing. ANNOYING!
I still have the best time with Gina no matter what we do (and really mad we didn’t take any pictures).
Things I learned on Sunday:
Gia only likes football games if she is eating Skittles and that introducing her to the person that is going to be her teacher for the Mom’s Day Out class I signed her up for when she is tired and crabby from being at a football game is not a good idea. She took a Skittle out of her mouth and threw it at her teacher. I don’t think she meant to hit her with it because that was how she was eating them. She’d chew on one, realize it wasn’t cherry and spit it out (why do you think I sit so far from everyone?). It was a proud “mommy moment” really.
Tommy’s fast and like a different kid on a football field.
I have wonderfully, generous former students/parents. Tammy (the mom) and Jake (the son/student) gave us their old weight bench. It was exactly what we were looking for and Nico was both relieved and thrilled that he now has one. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Whenever I talk to former students or their parents, it makes me really miss being a teacher. I wonder if I’ll ever go back. It isn’t like it used to be but I still miss it.
What I learned overall:
The biggest thing I learned is that I can’t go out both nights of the weekend. I’m still a little bit of a mess.
I like my weekends with less activities planned.
I am still a “veg out”, write or read kind of person. I like lazy days.
Time with just Leo and me is time well spent. I feel extremely lucky that the spark that was there 23 years ago is still there today. A wink from across the room or a protective arm around the shoulders and kiss snuck in once in a while brings back all the feelings of when we first fell in love.
Being so busy kept me distracted from my follow-up appointment this week. If you could spare a prayer that all is still well, that would be much appreciated.
I’m glad we got some time alone but I am really glad that the overpacked weekend is over. It was a good time but I am EXHAUSTED.
What about you? Did you learn anything this weekend? I’d love to hear how your weekend was.