When I was a kid, time seemed to drag. Six weeks seemed like an eternity! Especially when six weeks was the amount of time left until Summer vacation. Or what about waiting on Christmas? Remember that? It took forever to arrive, or so it seemed. But something about being an adult makes time seem like it moves at lightening speed. Except this week, time was slow. My entire Tuesday was spent thinking it was Wednesday and there is nothing more disappointing than realizing your a day off.
So that's the kind of week I have had. I feel like I've been a day off all week long. Thankfully my Friday seemed to close the week out good. My friend Ruth told me to bring all three of my kids to her house so I could spend some time alone. It took some convincing because I did not want to burden her but I gave in and had a day to myself. It was absolutely amazing! Old Navy, Hobby Lobby and Bath and Body Works! All of them I went experienced alone! Today I went into a dressing room with just me and some hopefuls. The hopefuls were the things I was trying on of course but it truly was incredible to try on clothes without talking between my teeth, making threats. It was nice to not have to spend all of my change on the Old Navy bouncy ball machine. Ava Beth always throws her bouncy ball, loses it and I have to ask a stranger if they have change for a dollar or a quarter for two dimes and a nickel. And trying to get two identical balls out of that machine is impossible, which makes the sibling rivalry even worse than it already is. "I want that one. I like Siah's. I want that one." Ezekiel is easy. He is never the one to make me want to scream in public at my children. It's the four year old and two year old that make me want to scream, "Calgon take me away! FAR FAR AWAY!" But I sure love those little boogers, I just don't love shopping with them! I also got to eat lunch with a new friend, Liz (Jeremy's boss/friend's wife). Another great thing! I ate lunch, talked and did not have to worry about anyone else. Even though they were not with me, I still got to the table at Taco Cabana with a huge pile of napkins. Habit! I'm a Mom, what can I say? And Moms are known for their piles of napkins at the table! The shopping, the lunch, they totally recharged me. I feel like I could go for miles now. Isn't it amazing what a little time away can do?! (Thank you Ruth Anne. THANK YOU. I adore you and I love you! And I am ready for you to bring Bella and Angelo to me!)
Before we moved here, we had a date night every Friday night. But since we have moved, it hasn't really happened. Tomorrow night it is going to happen!! Kyle (RC Pastor) and Erika are keeping all three kids while we go on a date!!! Erika offered and I did not argue because I know how bad we need it. So tomorrow night we are eating out somewhere fun! Maybe on 6th street in Austin. I don't know yet. I'm going to do some research tomorrow and find a place. (Austin people, any suggestions?) I don't think I have been this excited about a date in a long time. (Thank you Erika. I love you my friend and I can't wait to keep Kylie AND Katharine!) So tomorrow late afternoon, I'm gonna get all prissy and sassy and dress myself up for my hot date! I think I might even paint my finger nails! Who knows, maybe we will make out in the car! :) HA!
And all of that brings me to this. I just came in from sitting out on the covered, back porch, where I drank a glass of my favorite wine. Yellow Tail Shiraz. Just me sitting on the porch, sipping my wine while everyone sleeps. Ahhhh...the weekend. I love the weekends! Tomorrow morning Jeremy is working for a little while at UT. GO LONGHORNS! The kids and I are going to go over there too. I've never been to The University of Texas and I am so excited!!! Maybe I will run into an alumni! You know, Matthew McConaughey?! You never know!! Regardless, there is a Buffalo Exchange near the campus and that gets me really excited!
Yes, the week was slow and a little rough on me. We all have weeks like that, I'm sure. But tonight as I sat outside and drank a glass of my favorite wine, I felt excited! For tomorrow night is the night! I have a date folks! A date!!!