(Look at me! Two posts in less than a week! I rock! ;) )
Friday night an amazing friend of mine, Meagan, sent me a text offering up a night of babysitting (at my house) so that Chris and I could go out. She brought her daughter, Azzy, along and my kids had a blast I'm sure. Azzy is 2 weeks younger than Kairi and they are best friends. Except, of course, every 5 minutes when one of them announces that she is no longer friends with the other person because they aren't playing "right". No, they're not both super strong willed and don't butt heads constantly. Why do you ask? lol
Chris and I of course jumped on the offer and went out to eat and to see a movie. It was such a great night. I don't know that we've enjoyed ourselves as much as we did. It was full of laughter and just general friendship. We definitely need more weekends like that.
Saturday morning Chris went to his first CMA meeting where he got asked why he hadn't brought the kids and I. Guess that answers our question of whether or not the kids would be welcome! We're in the process of joining the Christian Motorcycle Association right now ... instigated by Chris who is really excited about getting to join the music ministry there. (Yay!) And yes, this means that Chris now has a motorcycle. He's really happy about it and it has led to more peace in the house. He's already had his first accident ... yikes! But it wasn't his fault, the police report proves that as a cop witnessed it, and the bike will (hopefully) be fixed soon -- details on that in a minute.
We spent the rest of the day just being lazy around the house. It was really nice actually.
Sunday Chris sang at church which always makes me happy. Then we went out to eat with Meagan, Azzy, and Tim -- Meagan's husband. We had a great time, as we always do with them ... which is probably why we're spending almost every weekend with them. That night we were invited to their house for the evening, but only Chris went as the kids HAD to go to bed. It was not a good night for them.
Then the best part of the weekend was actually yesterday. Chris doesn't work on Mondays now. Kairi had the day off for MLK. That morning when Chris got home (he stayed the night there), he told me that he and Tim had decided to give Meagan and I a girl's day. They watched the kids while Meagan and I got to go out and have lunch, get our hair cut, and go shopping. We had so much fun! I got three new shirts, 2 pairs of shoes (both things that I've been needing for a LOOOONG time), organizational stuff for the kids, and stuff for our gardens! This year we're not only doing gardens, but we're going to do them together! I'm so excited. Now's the time to start planning and preparing for it so we're getting busy. It's going to be so much fun. While we were gone, Chris spent the day smoking a brisket and it was ready just as we got home. Both families ate together and we had just a general good time. I love days like that. They left around 7 at which point I immediately put the kids in bed and Chris and I went to bed right after that. Seriously, when I turned out the light it was 7:18. I have never gone to bed that early before! But apparently I needed it because when I woke up this morning I felt better than I had in a long time. I'm ready to tackle my house and workout schedule and get plans for a Bible study and our garden together.
So quickly, a FlyLady update. I'm not flying. I'm barely fluttering. I've realized that I need to start from square one. Today is Day One. Yes, my house looks better than it ever did before, but it's not where I want it, so I'm going to try to keep going w/ my normal routines but starting at Day One today with FlyLady, I'm going to add that in. I'm also going to start trying to add in at least 20 minutes of activity a day for me, and try to remember to read my Bible every day. Which leads to my Bible study stuff I mentioned earlier, and I'll try to post about that either this afternoon or tomorrow.
And while saying all this, I'd also like to mention that I'm considering switching to Wordpress. My biggest problem with updating is that I have 3, yes, count them, THREE, blogs. It's hard to keep up with them. It's hard to know what to put where, to remember who should read what, and who has links to which one. So all three have been dropped until Sunday night/Monday morning when I couldn't sleep because Chris wasn't home. Maybe switching to Wordpress will help me password protect certain posts while not having to either duplicate or triplicate posts on blogs where it could go to either or all, and would help me feel like I had a single home to post to all the time. I still haven't decided for certain ... but I'm definitely considering it...
All that being said ... I'll see you either this afternoon or tomorrow! Have a great day!
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