Wow! It's Friday already. Where did the week go and just what did I do with my time? I'm still working on setting up some sort of routine for the week but I'm afraid by the time I come up with a plan, the Christmas holidays will be here. You see, it's now hunting season in our house and Pete leaves for Wisconsin tomorrow. Yes, he will be gone 10 days. I think this is the first year that I don't feel overwhelmed about it. Maybe going to France for 10 days in September is keeping it all in perspective. Or maybe, life is a little easier this year. Both kids are in school all day now and I really, really appreciate the free time. Last year at this time, we had a 4 month old puppy who was still peeing all over the place. Lilly has calmed down a bit and I think she's stopped making some mistakes on our furniture. But, I am so excited this year that she is going to be gone for 10 days! The old dog is staying here (she's retired) but she is no trouble. (Well, I take that back. She likes to wander off and eat "stuff" and then throw it up for me.) But, she will sleep through the night and she doesn't whine. Heck, my kids still whine. So, you can sense my excitement! Also, last year at this time I was still very anxious about the diagnosis of the Hep C. So glad that is behind me now.
So, back to what I did with my week. Pete was gone most of this week with work stuff so it was a busy week. Monday was soccer night for Kendall. Her team did a great job. One of the dads from her team was so obnoxious that I could have stuffed a sock down his throat. I felt like he was putting some unnecessary pressure on his girls and the rest of the team. I hope he's not there Sunday.
Tuesday was a free day after school. You gotta love those days where you can just go home and not rush out the door to something else. We all got our hair cut that evening so that was about it.
Wednesday morning I took my old cat to the vet. He can't see very well. It turns out he has a blood clot in one eye and the beginning of a retinal tear in the other. Poor kitty. I may have to give him some medicine and get special food for him. The vet thinks the eye problems could be related to high blood pressure. I had lunch with the mom of a friend from high school later on that day. We always have such a good time. We had Indian food and sat there for two hours just chatting away. Wednesday night Clayton had soccer but the baby sitter met me at the field and stayed with Clay and Kendall. Pete was out of town and I had my support group meeting that night. There are only 3 of us but we keep meeting once a month. We want to be there for anyone out there suffering with the diagnosis with Hep C. I ran into Clayton's coach after the game and he said that Clay had an awesome game. Of course, I missed it. Oh, I also ran into a mom from the school. It was one of those moments when you wish you could just turn back the clock by 30 seconds: "Hi! Where's your husband? Fighting fires?" (He is a fire fighter, after all) I asked. To which she said very loudly to me, "He left us three weeks ago! I don't know where he is." Oh gosh. I felt so bad for her and her boys. I offered my sympathy and told her if there was anything I could do, to just let me know. I meant it.
Thursday was Girls' Night Out. Now, don't get any ideas. We're just a bunch of stay home moms that go out to eat once a month. I haven't been in forever due to traveling. It was nice to catch up. I ate too much dinner and had dessert, too. I will never learn. I guess the reason I had dessert was I ran earlier in the day and had a good run.
So, it's Friday. I did laundry, returned some defective Levi's for Pete and cleaned the house a little. It's been rainy today. I'm not ready for the next 10 days, but it will all be OK. My mom will be coming a day before Pete gets back. I can't wait to see her!
Have a glorious weekend, everyone!