What a week! I actually switched stuff up a little, which was nice. I am a lover of routine, but it’s nice to have change sometimes too.
Unfortunately, I woke up Monday with an ear infection. Claudia helped me ship some orders at the post office and I went on a laundry adventure in which I washed a Queen comforter in a tiny washer. Other than that, all I did was some makeup stuff. And of course, we sat on the patio to watch Stuart arrive to great fanfare.
I woke up on Tuesday still sick and Claudia passed out in my bed while I was still having coffee. She woke up wanting me to put numerous ponytails in her hair. I wanted to spend the day in bed, but needed to do some meal prep and film a makeup review. When the kids laid down for their afternoon quiet time, I had a beer and filmed the review.
At 2:30 am Wednesday morning, I heard Claudia crying hysterically and went to see what the problem was. The party chick was frantically trying to hold up a painting as tall as she is, because she was playing all over the living room and knocked it over. I had a hard time sleeping after that, which was unfortunately since I had to get up and out the door early Wednesday so I could get some stuff done with the kids before their weekend trip to their dad’s house. I ran errands and helped the kids make their Valentine bags for our homeschool party. The boys enjoyed the announcement I made that we were taking the entire week off school and that the next week would only be Wednesday and Thursday. They celebrated with XBox.
Thursday, we got up to head down to meet the kids’ dad. It was an uneventful drive down and I was super excited to jam in the car solo on the way back. I then took the coveted-by-all-moms solo Target trip. I wandered down every aisle before going home to get ready for date night with my guy. We finally cashed in the gift card we got for Christmas and had a lovely seafood dinner.
Stuart surprised me Friday morning by taking the day off work so we could spend more time together and so that he could go with me to get my license. I’m so glad he did, because I ended up being there for several hours. After some wine shopping, we came home to binge watch Sense8. What a mind fuck that show is!
Childfree weekend continued Saturday morning with our usual breakfast and mimosa routine. It was a lovely day out, so we decided to go for a bike ride. After a ride through small-town Texas, we were starving and thought another dinner out would be a lovely idea.
Sunday morning, Stuart woke me all the way up by asking the ridiculous question, “Do you want to go to Bolsa?” You’ll soon find out, dear readers, that Bolsa is our slice of heaven. It’s OUR brunch place, where we fell in love, and where the staff became our family. I ALWAYS want to go to Bolsa. After a leisurely brunch, we came home and rearranged our bedroom and I love it so much now!
It was truly such a lovely weekend. As much as I love my kids, I cherish the time I get to focus on my relationship and get things done without literally tripping over my little shadow.
I hope you also take time for yourself and your relationship if you’re in one. It’s so important!