I was alone for a couple of hours today and what did I do…?
Tim took the boys and a friend to see Madagascar 3 and K was napping at the same time so I had a little time to myself. Time to start one load of laundry and check people’s FB posts and start working on a blog post for later in the week – all with HGTV in the background.
I walked around the house, picking up all the things that a family of two adults and three kids leave randomly sitting around like pieces of jewelry and various toys (o.m.gee the Legos) and dental floss (not used yet, thank goodness) and socks and finger nail clippers and empty snack bowls, etc, etc.
You know the drill.
I also thought about our weekend together and how we drove to Baton Rouge yesterday as a family, just to go and get out for a bit. We do this occasionally because they have a better mall there and we go a little stir crazy sometimes in this small-ish town. We just do.
While there, Tim surprised me by buying the earrings that match the butterfly necklace I wear a lot. He gave it to me a few years ago for Mother’s Day. He got them for me “just because”. No reason other than he knew I would like them and because he loves me.
Turns out B is too tall now for the the germ-y play area but the little kids still played and I rode the carousel with the kids after that. We shopped a little too and we ate out at a restaurant we do not have here. We filled out bellies and also our hearts with time together, something we do not get enough of during the week. And I mean ALL of us, together.
My husband works so hard these days that sometimes I feel like “TGIF” means more to me now than it ever has before.
We also went to breakfast together Saturday morning after some cinnamon rolls accidentally got burned. Next thing we knew, we were all quickly getting dressed at the promise of eggs and bacon cooked by someone else and doughy beignets with too much powdered sugar. And hot coffee made perfect with those tiny cups of half and half.
But all that really mattered was that I was with the people I love, the ones that mean the world to me.
And that my heart was full.
It was a good weekend.
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