We have been super busy all week: Two volleyball games (different days), VOD's dentist appointment for fillings, and yesterday we went to Hyz's house to say goodbye. VOD was supposed to go to school but she called me saying she had a headache. I didn't take her home because I was already on the road. I "made" her go say goodbye too.
I first met Hyz online 9 years ago (I think). We were both single moms of one and had an instant bond. She was my first friend when I moved to Utah. Our kids became friends too. We decided to be roommates and, even though things were rough at times, we managed to stay friends through it. We are still good friends and see each other a couple of times a year because we live an hour away from each other. She got remarried to a good guy a couple years ago and has a cute little baby and ...
I'm going to miss her. Them. VOD is going to, too, and she was sad she didn't get to see Hyz's son yesterday. *sigh*
After 4 days in a row of being gone for several hours every day, the littles were just ready for a down day. Neither of them would go to bed on time last night, lots of terrorizing, and both of them looked at me with tired eyes this morning and I decided today is a down day. We are staying home and chilling, and I am getting caught up on homework and housework. We've been gone so much, home just long enough to make messes but not long enough to really get cleaned up. The house has definitely taken a hit.
So while the littles were eating breakfast and watching a movie, I did the dishes once, wiped off the part of the counter that we can see, swept, mopped, took the trash out of every room, tidied up my room, and cleared off more of the kitchen counter. I scrubbed the toilet, cleaned the mirror and sink and counter, and cleaned the floor around and behind the toilet. I've started two loads of laundry and folded and put away two others. Dug through the freezer and pulled something out to make dinner for The Rock because the kids and I are going to some school thing this evening (though thankfully it should only be an hour or so and not 5 or 6!). There is more to do, and I know that doesn't sound like a "down" day, but it's 10:15 and the house looks much better. I won't feel guilt about doing my homework later, and can handle that during naps.
And now I get to cuddle and nurse my sweet and sassy baby girl. Have a great Friday!