I don’t know why, but it was the longest week ever to me. I stayed busy and had a great time, but Monday through Thursday absolutely DRAGGED.
On Monday, I drove down to pick up the kids from their dad. On the drive, Brett Young’s Live from NYC show came on The Highway. It was exactly what I needed for that drive. I sang, laughed, and cried the entire way. His stories behind his songs are what really made the emotions connect. When we got back into town, Claudia and I went on a last-minute hunt for Valentines, which I absolutely do not recommend. Claudia was so excited to be reunited with her ‘Tuart, which is always nice to witness.
Tuesday was of course Valentine’s Day. My homeschool social group held a Valentine’s party. We find that the one thing previously public-educated children miss the most is school parties and events, so we recreate that the best we can. Our holiday party was good, but this Valentine’s party was epic. I owe it all to the hostess, Trayci. She did an amazing job hosting in her beautiful 100-year-old home.
When Stuart got home (at a decent hour for once!), we exchanged our simple valentines. He gave me a beautiful card and I gave him a framed image of the day I started falling in love with him, paired with the morning after we got engaged, both taken at the same table at our brunch spot. I topped it with part of a song by Ryan Follese that is so “us.”
But I’ve got one thing right
Here in my arms
And for once in someone’s eyes
I can do no harm
Ain’t no laws up this high
I don’t need these lucky stars
I got you
And I won’t think twice
I got one thing right
We ended the day with a delicious meal I made and some TV in bed.
Wednesday was a day to stay home in a comfy sweatshirt and get some housework and meal prep done with lots of coffee….then cocktails.
Late Wednesday night, the kids were horsing around and Quentin busted his chin. So Thursday morning, having not had enough sleep, he crawled into bed with me while I was having coffee. Once we got out of the bed, I got so much shit done. I don’t know what motivated me, but I was just nonstop all day, washing sheets, cleaning our bedroom, and cleaning out kitchen cabinets.
I had planned to finish organizing the kitchen on Friday, but the weather was amazing and our kitchen light was out, so we hit up the playground and the grocery store instead. Back at home, the kids watched some movies and then we of course greeted Stuart on the patio when he got home.
If you aren’t new to this blog or my social media accounts, you know my weekends involve lots of mimosas. This Saturday was no different. We started the morning with drinks and brunch at home then Claudia and I “helped” Stuart clean his bike. Late afternoon, we went to downtown Dallas for the kids to hit up the splash pad and get a change of scenery. It paid off, because they had a great time and slept really well that night.
I had every intention to spend Sunday cleaning out my closet and doing some purging, but being lazy just felt right. I did pull a few items I don’t wear out of the closet and purge some old photos, but I spent most of the day sipping on assorted beverages, snuggling my people, and participating in spontaneous dance parties with Claudia. It was absolutely perfect.
I hope your week was equal parts productive and relaxing, because isn’t that the best kind?