This is a post I wrote on Friday evening while Paxton was sleeping for a bit. I never got the chance to actually post it. It is so long that I decided to post it any way without editing. So....here's how I felt Friday....even though it is Sunday...so keep that in mind while reading....
It has been a while since my last post. We have been so busy. But I need to vent first...
Today (Friday) on the way home from work I stopped for gas and decided I needed an Icee.Yep... my all time favorite. I can;t even remember the last time I went into a gas station much less bought MYSELF an Icee. Today it was absolutely necessary. I got a small coke Icee. Here's the reason: I. HATE. MATT'S. JOB.
Matt and I work full time and compete in the rat race called life 5 days a week. Our weekends are sacred. Friday evening, Saturday, and Sunday are our only times to unwind, catch up with each other, and spend time with our baby. The weekends are so short and mine just got taken away by Matt's workaholic boss. He was told to be at work all weekend = one broken-hearted, angry me!
Tonight starts the Cochon de Lait (fair & pig roast) at St.Edward's. I went to this fair most years when I was little (it's my grandmother's church) and I wanted to start the tradition with my little one.We went last year for the first time as a family. Paxton was about 4 months old and it was cold but we had good food and listened to good music and made one of our first family outing memories.
My second plan for the weekend is a family wedding tomorrow (Saturday) evening downtown at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel to be followed by diner and dancing....wonder if I'll be without a date.... then on Sunday, I had my heart set on taking Paxton to the circus. There is a cute "real" circus set up in the Zephyr field parking lot. It looks so fun. I went to the circus a ton of times as a kid and LOVED it. I think I was 2 the first time I saw the Barnum & Bailey and Ringling Bros. circus. It was always at the Superdome (which apparently has been showing at the NO arena in recent years) This one at Zephyr's is actually outside... in a real circus tent...I have never been to one outside or in a tent... I don't recognize the name of this circus but it would be such a fin experience for the three of us. I hope it happens.
Problem: Matt has to work all weekend
Possible solutions: 1) I could be a single mom for the weekend and do everything as planned and fill Matt in later...
2) do none of it so that we will all do it together as a "first" some other time...(I'm big on "first experiences")
3) beg someone else to go with -- another issue * my dad is working tonight and my mom has a game (besides her real life job and when she is not running the rest of the world, she moonlights as a high school dance team coach for which I do choreography sometimes... and so she attends the football games) * my brother is an Athletic Trainer for the high schools on the East Bank and is also attending said game. * the rest of the fam will be at the rehearsal for said Saturday wedding.
I am alone tonight and the Boog is napping. I guess we'll miss the fair.
Saturday is still a go... but will I be riding with my date the HUBBS or tagging along with my parents and grandmother?
Sunday is a maybe. My sweet mom said she would go to the circus with Paxton and me but I want Matt to be there so bad!
+ today was ... a... DAY .... at work.
..... hence the Icee.
In other news since my last post (short version)
* Matt started cooking yummy meals on the days I teach dance so I don't have to cook. Here is one from 9/16.
* I had lunch with my sweet high school friend Amanda. She works in the building across from mine and lives maybe a mile away, but with busy lives we don't see other often. We have tried for the last year or so to have lunch at least once a month to catch up. This time we went to Hickory Grill. YUM.
*Oct 1 was Matt's birthday. We made the celebration last all weekend long! On Friday,Paxton and I made decorations for Da-ee. I had Paxton paint pieces of paper red and cut out letters to spell "Happy Birthday" trying to capture as much of his art work as possible. I put the letters on a ribbon and hung the banner on the front door with colored lights for when Matt got home. Pax colored a handmade card for " Da-ee".
*10/9 was my church's annual craft fair. It has been going on my entire life. I participate in the "Missions through Crafts" craft group. We do crafts that will go to mission work of some kind. (sent pillow pals to Mexico VBS kids, made crocheted baby hats for babies in the NICU, and so on) This year I made a wreath out of scrap fabric as a SAINTS decoration. It sold the first day of the fair. YEA! My BFF came to browse the fair with me. We grew up in this church together and was a "thing" of ours to attend and/or work the craft fair together every year since I think 5th grade or at least 6th grade. We looked around and talked.... here are the goodies Matt and I came home with.....
This past week Matt and I were both really sick... and we made it to the weekend. I hope we can get some R&R before Monday comes.
Stay tuned for to see how the weekend turned out...