When I woke up this morning, I knew that there was absolutely NO WAY that I was going to be able to make it through a day of work!! I have been running myself ragged, have been a hormonal mess, and hardly slept at all last night! So, thankfully I am in a position where I am able to call in sick and get paid for that day anyway! Thank God for all of the blessings He rains down!!!
I didn’t know how I was going to spend my day, all I knew was that there was no way that I wanted to be alone today!!! So, my sweetie invited me to join him at our neice’s school recital, which I hesitantly said yes to going too, but I am soooo thankful that I went! We got there in the nick of time, her class hadn’t performed yet. We saw that they were up on stage getting ready (WHEW! Talk about cutting it close!!!). All of the kids had black clothes on from neck to toes and they had on stark white gloves!!! Well, long story short, they turned off all of the lights in the chapel, except for some black lights, the music started and the kids did a BEAUTIFUL job singing their little hearts out, while doing motions to all of the words!!! TOTALLY SWEET!!!
Well, I am not sure what exactly happened, but thankfully I was sitting in the very back row with my sweetie (I did mention we go there late, didn’t I?), and the next thing I know I AM CRYING LIKE A BIG OL’ BABY!!!! and not some dainty-little-silent tears running down my face, I will just dab at them with a handkerchief – NO!!! IT WAS TEARS AND SNOT RUNNING DOWN MY FACE, FULL ON UGLY CRY AND I JUST COULD NOT MAKE MYSELF STOP!!! The kids would finish with a song, and I would get myself to calm down a little bit, and then the next song would start, AND OFF I WOULD GO AGAIN!!! AAAAAACK!!!!! Somebody call the water department – I NEED MY SERVICE SHUT OFF!!!! Thank GOD I was wearing an extra long top, because, I am not proud to say, the hem of that baby was put to GOOD use today – recycling at it’s best!!! Man! God bless my husband, he just kept his arm around me and kept asking me if I were alright, and I just COULD NOT pull myself together!!! I was just soooo thankful that I was NOT AT WORK FOR THAT!!! UGH!
Long story short, I am doing better now! WHEW!!! That kind of crying just knocks the snot out of you – HA! HA! HA!! (Pun intended!) and I needed a break from my break!!
Well, the next thing I do is go to my sis-in-law, Alex’s and convince her to have a Starbuck’s date with me!!! YEAH – THAT IS NOT A HARD SELL!!! 😉 but before we go to do that, we head over to the jeweler’s to pick up my wedding ring that was in getting repaired – I just feel soooo naked without my pretty little bauble!!! All is good, my ring is there, it is ready to go, and the lady decides that she is going to try and sell me something, and before I can poo-poo her sales tactic, I ask to see the merchandise!! and of course I can’t believe what I am hearing, OR what she is saying!!! YEAH!!! She tells me that for 3 days only, they have 100 sets of freshwater pearl jewelry for only $15.00 – she had an accent and I was SURE that I was hearing her incorrectly – $15???? YES!! $15!!!! A freshwater pearl necklace, bracelet, and matching drop earrings!! THEY ARE BEAUTIFUL!! AND WOULD YOU KNOW IT?? THIS IS ON MY LIFE LIST!!!! WHOO! HOO!!! Uhmmmm…yes, please! I will take it, matter of fact I am dead broke right now, but I will break my charging moratorium to walk away with these babies RIGHT NOW, THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!!! 😉 So, needless to say, that was most DEFINITILY DIVINE INTERVENTION blessing me on a day, when I really, REALLY NEEDED IT!!! Thank God!!! 🙂
Alex and I went to Starbuck’s and enjoyed our coffee while having a LONG chat with out any children around!!! I just LOVE hanging out with Alex! She is just sooooo positive, and she doesn’t think that I am bizarre – you would be surprised at how many people think I am a little off, ok maybe you wouldn’t be! *WINK!* Anyway, we talked about EVERYTHING! Where to live, what to be when we finally decide to grow up, children, life’s challenges, fun stories about our past!!! To say that Alex and I are kindred spirits would be a HUGE understatement!!! There are only a small handful of people that I can consider REALLY CLOSE friends, and Alex is right in that mix!! I just LOVE HER!!! THANK YOU, MY SISTER-FRIEND!!! 😉
Next, we went to pick up Christopher and Victoria (aka V) from their respective schools. You see, Alex and her kids just moved back up from Arizona, so we are all getting reaquanted!! I am getting to know what they like and dislike, what moods they go through, and they are getting to know the same things in me! I am having a lot of fun having additional family around, I know that I am constantly saying how blessed Jason and I are, but we REALLY ARE BLESSED! Not everyone can say that they are as close to their family’s as we are!! So, we are borrowing Christopher to spend the night tonight, and we will have Victoria spend the night next weekend!
We are at our place now, and Chris has been SOOOO MUCH FUN TO HAVE AROUND!!! He can be extremely helpful, and he is just soooo silly – you can’t help but laugh when you are around him!! We had spaghetti and garlic bread. He was worried that we were going to starve him – apparently he remembers staying the night at our house once before, and he insists we only fed him one chicken leg and green beans for dinner – I am not sure that every really happened, but I wanted to make sure he had PLENTY of food!!! We watched the moview UP, which was the first time for all 3 of us, and we were laughing out booties off! SO FUNNY! SO SWEET!!! It made me fall in love with my sweetie again! (Ok, that may still be the raging hormones!!!) 😉
Anyways, the boys are downstairs playing video games, I can hear a lot of “Mwa-Ha-Ha!”, “Oh snap!”, “Dude”, “Awe man!”, “Hey” and “Ya got me!” You know – the male species’ native language, let’s just say I have a translating dictionary, and trust me – that all adds up to that they are having a GREAT time!!! I LOVE IT!!!
Alright, I am going to go get some reading done before bed! Have a FABULOUS NIGHT!!! I will chat again tomorrow!!!