Tidbits from the Weekend

It was a busy one. A good one but really busy.

Friday, we had the CF fundraiser and let’s just say that the night started with us getting to the place an hour and a half later than I wanted. For those of you that know me and know how I hate being late anywhere, you can guess what kind of mood that started the night off with. I had to run through the tasting part but did get to meet Fabio from Top Chef. People weren’t really taking pictures with him so I didn’t even ask plus, at that point, I was starving so it was more about the race to taste everything. I was basically a teenage boy who is so hungry, they grab at food, shoving it in their mouth not taking caution of how hot it is and burning the whole inside of their mouth. I did it every.single.time. Unlike last year, I didn’t get many pictures. I only took one of Leo and me.


A lot of money was raised and I only had to leave the room once so that I wouldn’t get upset in front of people so other than me hating being dressed up because my feet will never be the same, it was a nice evening. Thanks, Deo and Gina! (Gina, you look FABULOUS!!!)

Saturday, I opted not to go to any basketball games and instead cleaned the house for the sitters that were coming. And if they are reading this, yes, it was messier than what you saw. I tried to catch up on laundry and keep Gia on a schedule so that she wouldn’t be horrible for the sitters. This translates to her wanting lots of Lego® towers and several tea parties and no nap. I missed Nico’s game where someone had said it was his best yet (of course because I am at every other one) and Tommy’s where he got beat up pretty bad. He’s usually on the side of “lost by 1 or lost by 2”. Poor kid. Dinner was filled with so many laughs that my stomach hurt. It was so good to catch up and have an easy night of eating and drinking and talking. Our kids might be different ages and our lives might be upside down crazy but it was like time had stood still and we were right back to when we were in our 20’s. I needed that. I think Leo needed that, too. I say it all the time but there is something about being with people who knew you before “life” happened. Something inside of you clicks and you remember who you used to be before kids or marriage and if you miss that person, it feels good to revisit her. It makes going back to “life” a little easier. Thanks, Heather and Andrew for babysitting! The kids love you guys.

Sunday came and I was in charge of Tommy’s team’s uniform fitting. Yes, my friends, we have already started baseball. It was good to see the families again and it went off without a hitch but all I wanted to do after was crawl in bed. It was raining and cold and I felt heavy. I couldn’t put my finger on why but I felt like the last thing I wanted to do was head out to a basketball game but I had no excuse and Tommy wanted me to go. Youth basketball…brings out all the uglies. Sit a bunch of parents in the stands from both teams and it gets UGLY. I am happy to say that our team is filled with a bunch of down to earth parents that remembers that these kids are 11. The other team…not so much. We moved to the other side pretty quickly but not before I saw that one of the moms was a mean girl from high school. Did she recognize me? I have no idea. For a moment, it seemed like she might have but I wasn’t going to go out of my way to say anything since she was a “louder” mom. What is amazing to me is that when I saw her, my mind went right back to when I was 16 and she embarrassed me in front of our whole math class. She asked really loudly in front of the class if I liked a certain boy and then laughed and said that he didn’t like me which made everyone in the class start laughing. Funny thing was, I was friends with the boy she was talking about and I already had a boyfriend which is what I said at the time but she still embarrassed me and I still remember it. Years later she tried to get a job in my district. I didn’t do anything to make sure she didn’t get one but I wasn’t upset when she didn’t. And there we sat with our kids playing against each other. Tommy’s team won. Tommy had two bloody noses from kids throwing elbows but our team played fair and won in overtime. I think the victory was that much sweeter since the other team (one that is from a town that is notorious for beating everyone) was filled with people who were yelling while our kids were at the free throw line. THEY ARE 11!

After I got home, I felt that heavy feeling again. And then it hit me…I think I’m getting sick. My body ached, my throat wasn’t horrible but I could feel a sore throat coming on, my nose was stuffed and my head…my head felt like there was a little drummer behind my eyes. I was hoping to just lay down with Gia and go to sleep but she and Belle kept goofing around so I left and went to bed. Just left the house the way it was (not good) and went to bed. Gia eventually fell asleep, Tommy and Leo came home from his second game and everyone got their homework done and went to bed but I don’t remember any of it. I was in bed, sore and achy praying that I’d feel better today because unlike anyone else in this family, I don’t get a sick day.

When I woke up this morning, I thought, I am not sick, I am not sick, I am not sick, today will be pajama and movie day but I am not sick. I can’t be sick. Belle has a volleyball game tonight. I’ll pop a Sudafed 12 hour and be fine but it definitely has me thinking about the days when I could hunker down in bed, have my mom bring me food and emerge a few days later feeling all better.

Can I get another weekend day to recover from this weekend?

What about you? How was your weekend?


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  1. You look FABULOUS in that picture! :) And that getting sick feeling is JUST THE WORST EVER!! I am so so sorry! Hang in there, and here is hoping that you are on the mend soon…may I recommend Aleve Cold & Sinus, which I genuinely feel like is a miracle drug!-Ashley
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  2. Sickies is the worst for moms, because yes, we don’t get the day off. We are always powering though it. Sigh.

    Hope you’re feeling better.
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  3. You and Leo look great! It sounds like a fabulous night! I’m so glad you stopped by my blog this morning. Do you mind if I enter your link into my blog hop for you? Hopefully it will bring you some new visitors, and cheer you up if you’re sick! (Although I hope that you are not sick…Moms can’t afford to be sick!)
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  4. You do look fabulous in that picture. Glad u had such a nice evening out. Laughing with friends is awesome!
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    • Thanks for the compliment. I have to say, it took about 20 pictures, 15 poses and a bunch of ways to fix my hair before I got one good picture that I felt okay enough to put on here. :)

  5. I think I would be feeling sick after that weekend too! You crammed a lot in there even with missing basketball games!
    Ugh! I know exactly what you mean about running into the mean girls from high school. I only live 25 minutes from where I grew up and the big town is in the middle of the two. When my girls play their girls’ teams, it is just awful. I have to bite my tongue and not point out to them that being mean is definitely a trait they passed on!
    Hope you feel better quickly!
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  6. Oh no I hope you are feeling much better now hun. Why is it we always start getting sick when we don’t have TIME to be sick.. oh wait sorry we are mom’s we don’t get sick days. I loathe parents who make it difficult for the kids to just have fun and play a good game. I am one of those loud mouth mommas who tell them to shut up and quit forcing their kid to fulfill their childhood dreams.. umm yeah that would be me.
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  7. I am so jealous you got to meet Fabio. He was always one of my Top Chef favorites. He just seems to have such a great personality.

    So sorry you’re feeling bad. :( I knew the minute I read that Ashley would tell you about her Aleve Cold and Sinus. If they ever stop making that, she will never, EVER get over it.

    LOVE the picture with Leo! :) –Lisa
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    • Fabio was a charmer for sure and was no different when I met him. I am heading to the store today to get some because I cannot do another day and night like this.

      Thanks for the sweet words (and it only took 20 takes to get that one)!

  8. First of all, you are gorgeous and look great in that photo! I totally understand seeing friends who knew you before life happened. I love seeing my grade school friends for that reason. We can go years without seeing each other but when we do, we still feel so close. Third of all, I eat like a teenage buy all the time! And fourth – go hydrate the heck out of your cold. Water, room temp, with lemon, honey and salt, Drink until you are sick of drinking. I PROMISE it will wash away the cold!
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    • Aw…you are so sweet! Thank you. I did what you said and did feel better during the day. Last night was a rough one but I plan on doing the same thing with the water today. Great advice!

  9. Such a busy weekend! Sometimes I will myself not to be sick too. Hope you are feeling better today!
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  10. Oh doesn’t it SUCK when you feel like you are getting sick and you can’t take care of YOURSELF??? ugh. What a weekend for you to have to push through! I am so glad your team beat “mean friend’s” team! Take that one meanie!!! I totally get those times when you are RIGHT back to your younger years and all those feelings emerge again…
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  11. Gorgeous picture of you guys!!
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  12. I’m glad you had a nice weekend, you deserved it! Sorry you aren’t feeling well. I so wish we could get just a day off. Wouldn’t that be nice?
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  13. Looks like you had a very busy and eventful weekend. Hoping your week was easier!

  14. Moms never get a sick day, do we? I hope you are feeling better.
    Glad you got to have some time out — we all need that!

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