Busy Weekend

My weekend was off the charts. I didn’t have time to do anything. No reading, no lounging. Nothing. Here’s why:

Mt. SAC 2012

The Boy had a cross country meet which was out of town. With the commute, plus the rain, it took a while to get there and back. He did great. He ran the 3 miles in 21:54. I think that’s pretty good for a freshman. His chest issue, which I mentioned before sometimes acts up but it did not this time. Maybe because it was rainy and cool. Anyway, he ought to be proud of his time. It’s over a minute faster than his last run time.

Birthday Girl

The next day, The Girl had her 9th birthday party. There were eight kids total and as soon as I could, I got them to go outside for a “picnic” which basically means, your screaming and shouting and overall craziness is too much for my brain. It was fun. They had fun but a house full of girls has its own challenges. I spare you the girl drama but I was putting out fires left and right.

Today, I am half asleep and still working on this freakin’ project at work. I feel as if I’ve been sentenced to a lifetime in the hole but as the holidays grow closer, so does my vacation so there’s hope for me yet.

What am I reading? Is that what you asked?

I am reading Cold Light, which I hope to finish today. I am also reading Nesbo’s The Leopard and of course The Twelve although I haven’t gotten far with that one because I feel as if I must have perfect conditions to read it and I’ve not been able to control that so much lately. What are you reading?

29 thoughts on “Busy Weekend”

  1. Sounds like you have been very busy. Glad your son is doing well. I hope you find time to read. I will have more time to read now that I don’t have full-time visitors.

  2. I just finished reading The Wind Through Keyhole by Stephen King and I am now reading Wicked Pleasures by Penny Vincenzi.

  3. Ah, I remember those busy weekends when your life is not your own! Enjoy them! I am reading The Tigers Wife almost done. Listening to The Age of Miracles. For book group it’s The Paris Wife!

    1. Sounds like you are doing well with your reading. I just spent a glorious hour reading over lunch. My kids have rehearsal tonight so I might get a little bit of reading time in while waiting for them. Gotta grab what I can 🙂

  4. Congrats to the Boy and the Girl for their achievements this weekend. I can see why you’re busy. I’m reading Neil Young’s memoir at the moment – a bit of nonfiction for a change. Getting ready for Halloween? hmm

    1. We are decorated for Halloween but still looking for a few costume items. Got the candy yesterday. $40 worth of candy. Hope it’s enough. Last year we ran out.

  5. That is a busy weekend! Congrats to the boy for improving his time and doing so well. That is impressive.

    And I’ve heard about the drama at girl birthday parties. Glad I have a boy!

  6. Congrats to The Boy on his personal best. Happy birthday to The Girl and congrats to you for surviving the party! I don’t miss those girl gatherings AT all!

  7. I love Jo Nesbo The Leopard. He is one of my new favorite authors. Right now I am reading Get Your Act Together. I am participating in a challenge to read your own books for the rest of the year.
    Congrats to your son for running!

    1. I actually don’t have too many books at home but there are a few I need to get to. That challenge is good for that. I shy away from challenges though because as soon as I join them, they feel like work.

  8. A house full of girls? No thank you! One is enough for me! I am glad that The Boy did so wonderfully with his run. As far as reading goes, I happen to be in the middle of The Passage so that I can catch up with The Twelve. I hope you love it!

    1. Eight, 9 year old girls. The drama did me in. One of the moms came up to me and asked how I stay so cool and collected with all of that screaming going on. I almost laughed. It’s called lack of sleep. I barely had a pulse that day.

  9. Oh I’ve done the house full of girls. No, I did that once and from then on found offsite locations for those things. That doesn’t stop the drama but at least the wrath does not reign down upon my home. And good for your son with the cross country! PRs are a big deal, and if he is getting them, that means he is kicking butt. But it seems like ALL the CC meets are out of town. At least ours are, and they have to be dropped off at the bus at the butt crack of dawn, then we have to follow behind. I know that one day, you and I will be reminiscing about the good old days when we were busy.

    1. So true. The last bus drop off was 5am after him getting home from a football game after midnight for ASB. Iliterallyput him on the bus in pjs.

  10. Congratulations to your son for a great run! Your post reminds me of all of Hayley’s birthday parties when she was little. I remember one in particular, where for some extremely strange reason I thought it would be a great idea if I had them each make a gingerbread house. So there we were, the night before the party, trying to assemble ten gingerbread houses for the girls to decorate the next day. My memories of that party are all particularly sticky.

    1. Having never glued ONE house together successfully, I can’t imagine doing enough for a party. I’ve learned to keep it simple over the years. They seem to have more fun with simple and it’s easier on me. Musical chairs, pin the tail, etc.

  11. Why is it that life is so busy when we have the least amount of free time? Why couldn’t life get busy, say, after we retire?

    That said, as a mom of children who are now grown, I feel compelled to encourage you to enjoy the small wonderful moments of these years. It goes so fast.

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