Let's see, what else...I finished my big PTO duties for the year. I was really smart back in August, when we were scheduling all our PTO stuff, and I lined up two of my really big jobs back to back. I was in charge of Rex Reader and Staff Appreciation Week. Holy Smack was I busy and QUITE the little bossy thang. I'm pretty sure my PTO peeps are still friends with me, but they could totally be pretending, cuz they totally saw another side of Sunshine the last couple o' months. I felt like I was on The Apprentice. Lost a little sleep, I did. But everythang went so smoothly, no doubt to my fantastical PTO peeps and the momma's that I peer pressured into volunteering. And that I can boss real good. The last two days of Staff Appreciation Week I got sick, sick, sick though--entirely predictable when I get busy, busy like that. I managed to get two PTO peeps sick along with me AND one of their boyfriends AND my neighbor. What can I say? I have a gift.
I promised myself not to clean my house until after all that stuff in the above paragraph and now I've got one big mess to clean up. I feel like moving and just starting all over--that's how messy my house is right now. I'm actually giving furniture away so I don't have to dust it. I'm learning people, I'm learning. Next year, I will plan my activities with down time in between AND pay someone to clean my house for me during those activities--AND walk the dog, brush my girls' hair and make sure they have clean socks.
Mother's Day weekend was a gift. I had one of the best weekends with my own little family, that I've had in a loooong time. The sun was out and The Hubbs was home for once (did I mention he's been home like 3 days out of the entire two months? So there was that too in the second paragraph too.). We filled it up with a sweet bike ride up to New Seasons (prolly about a mile or so) and had lunch there, outside. We picked out fancy cheese, crackers, Spanish nuts, foo foo drinks and grilled cheese for the chick-a-dees and ate outside in the sunshine. Then we rode our bikes back the long way and took the dog-child up to the park for a long walk. It was a beautiful, beautiful day.
Sunday we a had (let me be specific) Cinnamon Burst French toast (Great Harvest bread, y'all) and turkey bacon (bacon, bacon, bacon). Then I got all fancy pants and copied picnic food ideas out of Family Fun magazine and we went on a picnic to the Rhododendron Garden. Another beautiful, perfect day out with my family. We finished it off with a Mother's Day/Birthday family BBQ. Good food, good people, badminton, strawberry shortcake and a gift certificate for a spa. Let me just tell you that I needed this entire paragraph.
Well, alas, my blogging time is over. Now to go count tights and dance shoes and brush the bumps out for the dance performance today. I've gotta go make some blogging material. Toot-a-loo!