…creep up on you without you even really noticing.
Hi gang! Sorry for the prolonged absence, but the weekend was a tiring jumble of activity. Saturday was our family Midsummer party. The lake was chilly, but after a while your legs would go somewhat numb, so then it didn’t matter much anymore. There was food for days, the annual volleyball game, the bonfire and singalong (of both English and Finnish folky-type stuff) and then the fireworks and sparklers. The Offspring was up until 11PM, which was just crazy, but she had a good time. There were only (I think) 4 people missing, so we had a good turnout this year.
Sunday was a birthday party for the Offspring’s classmate. It was fun, but my problem is I’m relatively new to living in this area (after having been gone for….what…at least nine years) and all these other moms know each other quite well. It’s the inevitable schoolyard mom clique, and while some of them are quite nice, others are….well…not quite as welcoming. Whatever. Just because our children are in school together does not require that we be bosom buddies, and that’s just fine with me, too.
Finally, yesterday the Offspring had a “Splash” party at school (wasn’t her normal day to go, but her class was invited, so we went) — probably a dozen plastic and inflatable wading pools filled with cold tapwater. Thankfully the weather held out, and it was hot and sunny.
On top of that, the Offspring’s swingset is finally complete and anchored. So now she’s got a place to play in the back yard.
Any wonder that I’m pooped?? It doesn’t help that the weather is miserable today — rainy and humid. The air out there is like soup. I’m frankly surprised that I don’t have a headache… <i>*glances about cautiously*</i>
In other news, during her early-morning workout, Rella spotted Mr. Wednesday Morning at the gym today, which answers that question. And before any of you ask, nope, I’m not about to start changing my workouts to go there for 6AM. I barely get enough sleep as it is, gang. So I will continue to eyeball him on Wednesdays, as has become routine.
Okay. That’s about it for now. I’ve got to try and get some work done, then I’m picking up my new contact lenses today and I’ve got a session at the gym. I’ll be back later to try and write about something remotely interesting — how’s that for a promise?!?