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Hi! Good monday morning to you.
The newscasters always say that and I think it sounds kind of funny.
This weekend didn’t quite go as planned, but it ended up being a good one altogether.
I’ve had virtually no work hours last week, hence my being behind on content for the ‘ol blog, so I decided to get up a little early on Saturday, get myself thrown together, and head straight to Barnes and Noble to work for a few hours.
Although sleep is always preferred, I was looking forward to some early quiet time to catch the heck up on everything.
Well, I got up, got myself together, and was greeted with a sallow faced husband who said he barely slept last night and was not feeling well at all.
While I felt immediate pity for him because I know how awful it is to be ill, I also had to swiftly wrap up my little notion of free, quiet time to work, and pack it away for another time. That’s hard to do sometimes. I know, I know, it probably sounds bad to admit it, but I truly had to fight some selfish inner-whining that I didn’t get the time I was planning on. #wifeoftheyear
So it was David and I all day, while Justin slept or sat on the couch, and it ended up being a fun day with David! He was an absolute peach, AND took awesome naps so that just magnified the happy mood. Justin wasn’t super sick like he can get, it was just body aches, exhaustion, and a headache. And as a matter of fact, while I just knew in the deepest part of my soul that it was the flu coming on, he woke up Sunday feeling significantly better.
So, who knows what the heck it was, but I’m just glad he’s feeling better.
What I did manage to accomplish this weekend was putting out our Christmas decorations, and even making a pot roast. On Friday night, Justin, David and I went to Walmart to get a live Christmas tree.
That’s right folks, wally world for the win. We paid about $40 for the tree and stand, and I couldn’t be more pleased. My life motto is #KISS (keep it simple stupid; better explanation here) so I was all about just grabbing a suitable tree and throwing it in our car.
I’m not going to put ornaments on it because I have an almost 1 year old and I don’t want all my ornaments broken, and I even considered not even lighting the dang thing. I was going for a minimal christmas this year aka I’m pregnant, tired, and hungry.
Anyway, the tree sat in the corner, all naked and such, and Justin looked at me and said, “So we really aren’t going to put anything on the tree? Just a star?” I said, “Yep!”
And then the following day I looked over toward that poor tree and told Justin,”I think we should light it. It does look pretty sad and dark over there.”
“Yes. I agree”, he replied and managed to light the tree less than 12 hours later. He knows “pregnant kate” pretty well these days. Almost everything initially sounds very overwhelming to me, but after I have a few hours to wrap my brain around it I can rally.
“WAIT I have to make vet appointments for the cats? HOW does one DO THAT?”
“HOLD ON, we are out of Honey Nut Cheerios? WHERE DID THEY ALL GO? WHAT WILL I POSSIBLY EAT?” (picture Justin giving me the side eye right at my belly)
Anyway, now* I’m sitting at Starbucks, listening to the frappachinos get blended, sipping my hot chocolate, and catching up on my lengthy to-do list.
So, the good news? I should be back to regular posting this week.
::cue single, distant slow clap from the back of the room::
I have actual work time to get my handmade holiday gift ready for you (it’s a quickie and I’m excited to show it to you!), and I even have some giveaways for you too!
I hope YOU have a lovely monday!
*I wrote this yesterday