On Saturday I was able to sneak away for a manicure and a pedicure. I took my mom along with me for some girl time. It's been SO long since my last pedicure, and I desperately needed it! And I cannot even tell you the last time I had a manicure. It was heaven!
I taught my monthly SNL class at Eclectica and then had a fun date with the hubby, which consisted of dinner and a movie. We went to see Robin Hood and really liked it! But then again, it is Russell Crowe we're talking about. And let's not forget the wonderful acting of Ms. Cate Blanchett.
On Sunday, we had the family over for grilled burgers and hot dogs. Scott surprised me by ordering a lovely and delicious cake from Karen, our wonderful cake maker (?). YUM!
We sang Happy Birthday and I opened gifts. I got lots of fun goodies, including books, jewelry, and some cute lights for our backyard. But my most favorite gift: Guess who's going to see Chicago, The Musical, in a few weeks!!! I tell ya, you gotta love a man who takes a hint (or a few,...verbal and written ☺) and runs with it.
Here is my favorite photo from yesterday afternoon:
This boy of ours cracks me up!
This boy of ours cracks me up!
He was singing Happy Birthday after applying an ENTIRE jar
of my hair gel to his hair, hence the crazy do!
And since I had such a great weekend, life decided to bring me right back to reality by having me serve my civic duty this week: Jury Duty! Ugh!
I know that many working mothers go through this crazy hectic morning routine every single weekday. They have to wake their kids up and get them dressed and ready and feed them breakfast and get them out the door and to their destination by a certain time so they themselves can get to where they need to be by a certain time.Well, this is where I tell you that my heart goes out to you. I've been there, done that. And I was not very good at juggling it all.
You see, I am not one of those mothers. I am a stay-at-home mama who likes to let her kids sleep until they wake up on their own and who likes our relaxing morning routine. I don't take my kids to child care. And our commutes are usually to fun places that don't have set start/end times, like the Zoo or the Botanic Gardens. So needless to say, this morning was a bit stressful for me.
But I did it. And I got the kids to their destination and I got to where I needed to be by 8:25am, with 5 minutes to spare. I then spent 6 1/2 hours sitting in a big, cold room, only to be told at 3:00pm to go home and come back again tomorrow for round two. Huh?
Needless to say, this is not the best use of my time. But I do have to admit one thing: when I finally stopped stressing over the whole thing and sat back in my not-so-comfortable chair to read, people watch, catch up on my blogs, talk on the phone, etc, it was actually kind of nice. Especially since I didn't have to constantly worry about anyone's whereabouts, but myself. Suddenly, it was downright relaxing, if I may say so myself.
So, as much as tomorrow puts a bit of a strain on us yet again (although I don't have to be downtown until 9:30am), I'm kind of looking forward to a little more quiet time. Am I being selfish? I think not! I prefer to think of it as making the most out of a not-so-fun situation. Yeah, that sounds much better!