Man, I went from not having any free time during the latter half of last week to being pretty much useless this weekend. On Saturday, once we were done with soccer and visiting Caroline’s school craft fair, I hung up my productive hat and didn’t do a whole lot of anything. I think I made some dinner, but now I can’t remember. Being useless also makes my brain kind of mushy, I guess.
Aside from a four mile run yesterday morning, the remainder of my day was spent hiding from Caroline and her friends, who set up camp in our house. As usual.
The kids are out of school today and tomorrow for teacher work days, but thankfully none of the kids are in my house at this moment. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be able to complete this captivating blog post. If they’re down in the basement watching tv, where our desk top computer is, I cannot concentrate. The voices on kids shows are not conducive to producing thoughtful blog content.
Caroline went to the gym with me this morning and then we stopped at the store for milk. And because Caroline went with me, we also came home with apple cider, bread sticks and soup. I put the kibosh on doughnuts, though. Caution: taking a hungry Caroline to the grocery store is only asking for trouble. When we got home, I started to make her grilled cheese and soup for lunch. One by one her friends rang the doorbell and I ended up making grilled cheese for four. Kind of reminiscent of the summer when I fed at least one other child at lunch and/or dinner every day.
Now the kids are fed and outside so I can continue my uselessness. I still need to wax my floors, but if I start, the kids will show up and thwart my plans. Guess I’ll wait until Wednesday.
In other news, I’m starting to freak out a bit. Alison? Freak out? Oh yes.
And would you like to know what I’m freaking out about? Well, I’m freaking out because we’re moving to a place that does not have Dunkin Donuts or Panera Bread or Firehouse Subs.
Hawaii? Really? Why do you hate me so?
I’m not entirely sure three years without a Dunkin Donuts iced coffee is do able. I’m going to be in one ugly mood by the time we end our stay in Hawaii.
So not only will I have to give up my beloved Body Combat and Body Attack (unless they miraculously start teaching it in Hawaii), and crisp fall days and sweaters and my favorite running races, I also have to give up Dunkin Donuts?!
That’s a lot to ask, don’t you think?
What have I gotten myself in to?