I’m going to be very busy this weekend doing nothing. Seriously. I have the pleasure of a ton of alone time and I’m going to fill that time with flicks of the chick variety, books and computer. Coffee will be flowing freely and I may even throw in some Vermonty Python ice cream for good measure. I’m not going to go totally crazy with the eating, though.
I’m picking the kids up from school and taking them directly to church where they will get on a big bus and head to Harrisburg for PCTC – Pennsylvania Christian Teen Convention. They went last year and it was an awesome experience for all the teens.
My only glitch in the whole Weekend-To-Myself plan is another stinkin’ cold. It’s not a terrible cold. Mostly a full head – scratchy throat, plugged up ears, postnasal congestion. That sort of thing. But it made me miss Home Team this morning and I’m not happy about that! I drove the kids to the bus stop because it was about 12 degrees outside with a decent windchill and when I went upstairs around 7:20 to start getting ready I decided to lay down for a few minutes since I had plenty of time. The next thing I knew it was 9:10. Home Team starts at 9:00. Then I rolled over with the intention of getting up and making it for at least half of bible study and the next thing I knew it was 10:00. So I gave up. But I feel the loss of connecting with my Homies.
Oh wait. There may be another glitch. We’re supposed to get some snow and possibly ice tonight which means I’ll have to shovel the drive way tomorrow since my snow blowers will be in other parts of the country. That will cut into my indulgent plans and I’m not thrilled about that. But oh well.
But I am looking forward to having the remote control all to myself. I’m looking forward to catching up with all my blog buddies without hearing someone say “You spend more time with people you don’t even know than you do with us.” (I’ve never actually heard anyone say that, but there’s always the risk.) I don’t have to prepare any meals, do any laundry, be nice to anyone… I’m excited.
Both the kids asked me if I was really happy they were going away. Geesh. They make it sound so horrible when they put it that way. I told them I was thoroughly looking forward to some time alone, but that by Sunday I would be so happy to have them back. Hopefully I didn’t damage them any more than I already have. Driving Taylor to the bus stop in my pink robe and then cuffing him upside the head for messing with the buttons in the car in front of some of the neighborhood girls did enough of that.
And trying to pretend our life is a musical after watching Dream Girls and singing our conversation with a little dance move thrown in here and there seems to really bother him. Not Katie, though. She just plays along. OH! That reminds me of when she was very young – probably around four or five, maybe a little older. I would tell her to go clean her room and then spy on her from around the corner. She would walk around the room very dramatically, singing, “My mother told me to clean my room, but I don’t want to-o-o-o-o-o-o. Why must I do these things she asks of me-e-e-e-e-e-e-e-e?” It was hysterical! I so wish I would have gotten that on tape. She was starring in her own little version of Katierella or something. So funny!
Back to all of my family being gone. I suppose I could have lied to them and tell them how sad I was going to be, how miserable my lonely weekend would be, how I would probably spend most of the time crying, blah, blah, blah. But they would have caught on pretty quickly and lying is just wrong.
Lucky Todd gets to see his new niece and nephew – The Pretty Princess and Tank. Or Olivia and Nicholas. I’m very jealous. VERY JEALOUS! They are so cute! We’re going to California for Christmas (in Palm Springs) and I’ll get to see them then. But this very weekend — nay, this very day he’ll get to hold them and squeeze them and munch on them… Jealous I am. (I talk like that because I’m part hobbit. Remember?) My mother-in-law cracks me up because she’s so worried my children will think she doesn’t love them any more now that she has two new grandchildren. How wrong she is, but I can’t figure out how to convince her of that.
Ooo! Look at the time!! It’s almost time to pick up the kids!!