Sunday, September 21, 2008

R and R?

The weekend always seems to go by so fast. I guess much of that has to do with the fact that Sunday is really our only day of "weekend" as my husband works Saturday’s. As a result it always feels like we are cramming two to three days worth of errands and fun into a single day. That always leaves me feeling exhausted by Sunday night instead of refreshed. A lot of that is my fault as I could relax or even nap, yet I always find something else that I "need" to do.

Saturday the kids and I spent 5 hours driving to four different jewelers to get estimates on what it would cost to have my wedding ring fixed. At this point, my current jeweler has messed it up so badly and done so much damage to it that it will be a cold day in hell before I allow them to so much as glance at my ring again. The kids were really good and total troopers. I was not enjoying myself so I can guarantee they were not having much fun. However, they didn’t let on. After getting the estimates I took the kids over to my grandmother’s where we visited for the afternoon and early evening.

Now, our kids don’t eat much sugar. We don’t keep candy in the house and we don’t use it to bribe them. We really don’t allow them to eat candy beyond a piece every once in a while when they are at my grandmother’s or parents and we end up pitching most of what they get for holidays such as Easter or Halloween. However, I bought my daughter a little bag of candy when we were out running errands. Big mistake. She ate the whole bag (which really wasn’t even that much) and was wild the rest of the day. I never really bought into the whole theory of the "sugar high". After Saturday I am a believer. I have never seen her like that. She was running around like a dog chasing its tail, singing, and yelling, and speaking gibberish. It was like she had some severe reaction to sugar intoxication. Lesson learned. The only saving grace was that she crashed at a relatively early hour.

Sunday we went down to the bagel shop for breakfast and then headed over to the mall. The kids spent some time playing and we hit a few stores. We got my husband some dress pants, but the big find was in GapKids. I got my daughter 3 pairs of jeans and 4 dresses for 6.97 each. I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything in Gap that cheap before. I then got to spend a couple of hours alone later in the afternoon running some errands for myself. Nothing real exciting, although I did get a purse and some new shoes. (I may post some pictures of them later). The evening was spent playing with the kids. My daughter and I had a little jam session on our guitars for about an hour before she went to bed. Despite feeling like I was on the go all day it was a good day. We got a lot done and we had a lot of fun.

So, how was your weekend? What did you do?


Gena B. said...

Sounds busy. We went shopping too. Mostly clothes for our daughter. She outgrew everything recently. We also visited hubby's parents for dinner tonight. They live close. Then we just did many chores around the house. I wish it were more thrilling, but just pretty average stuff.
Ready for the grind of another week. :(

Gena B. said...

By the way, what is happening with your ring debacle?

Nancy said...

It was RE-LAX-ING. We bagged the UConn game with an 8pm start on Friday for our H.S. game close enough to walk to. They lost - but look good.
Saturday was a little cleaning, lunch on a gift certificate to a little place by the water, and watched Juno on On Demand (hubby and I loved it).
On Sunday Hubby golfed in the a.m., finally heard from our son so we delivered his supplies to him as he had work to do before work (didn't see any evidence of it having started when we were there though!).
Really relaxing and I was glad for it. But now it's back to worrying about money and getting things done on time!

Emerald said...

Laundry, laundry and more laundry. I am convinced laundry reproduces in the hamper.

Moxymama said...

I hear you about laundry emerald. It is never ending is our house.
Nancy, it sounds like you guys had a nice weekend. I wish we lived somewhere close to the water. I lived in Boston for a year when I was a kid and we'd spend time in Maine and NH. I loved it.
Juno is such a great movie. The girl, I forget her real name, did a terrific job don't you think?

Moxymama said...

Gena, sounds like a good weekend for you guys. We are waiting to hear back from the Regional Manager. We have given him three options as solutions to this problem. We'll see which he chooses.